Jillian Pransky Contributor Bio - Yogapedia

Jillian Pransky


Jillian Pransky is the author of Deep Listening: A Healing Practice to Calm Your Body, Clear Your Mind and Open Your Heart, an international presenter, mindfulness teacher, and certified yoga therapist. She is the director of Restorative Therapeutic Yoga teacher training for YogaWorks and is a featured yoga expert for Prevention magazine and the Home & Family Show.

Pransky is also the creator and presenter of several online courses, including Yoga Journal's Restorative 101 and Everyday Restorative, and YogaAnytime’s Yoga for Anxiety show. Her Calm Body, Clear Mind DVD and Relaxmore CD have garnered excellent reviews from Dr. Mehmet Oz, Yoga Journal, and many others.

A student of Pema Chödrön’s work since 1998, Pransky infuses her yoga classes with mindfulness practices, compassion, and ease. Her seamless style of working simultaneously with the body, mind, and spirit, while attuning with nature and the environment, creates inspiring classes and an integrative healing experience.

Q&A by Jillian Pransky

  • How can we practice conscious relaxation?

    I have trained in conscious relaxation for many, many years, which allows me the skill of doing it in one breath or in three breaths, not 20 minutes of time. It is a formula that I developed that I'm finding people respond...

  • How can we cultivate a daily relaxation practice?

    I love the teaching that “a little bit often equals a lot”. Most people give up their practice that they could do. They feel like "well, if I don't make it to my mat or my cushion for 20 minutes or an hour or two hours then...

  • How does restorative yoga promote relaxation?

    All day long we’re active in one way or another. We tend to forget that there’s support under bodies. We tend to forget that we don’t have to engage in physically holding ourselves together.So on a physical level,...

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