I am proud to announce that I will be leading the 2016 Integral Travel Thai Yoga Massage retreat January 12 - March 20. This year's journey was such a thrill and success, I couldn't pass up another opportunity to share this incredible experience with more people. I cannot say enough about the indescribable value of what the Integral Travel program has to offer. I am absolutely IN LOVE with IT and I want to share IT with you!
I'm excited to present, for the first time in it's entirety, my specialized Radiant Heart Yoga Flow coming up this Friday, June 12th. This workshop has been developed out of my own personal explorations and development in yoga and as a response to the common, chronic aches and pains I witness in hundreds of my massage clients and yoga students.
So what is Radiant Heart? What does it mean to have a radiant heart?
In this 3 Hr. workshop we will utilize our vinyasa practice to awaken and enliven the musculature surrounding and supporting the spine. In doing so, we will consider the deeper implications of "opening one's heart" physically to evoke emotional, spiritual, and psychological healing and openness from within.
Join me for this evening of meditation and movement, breath and body.
Friday, June 12, 2015
Serena Room, Casa de Luz
1701 Toomey Rd.
Austin, Tx. 78704
Let your Radiant Heart shine!
What an amazing adventure the last year has been! It was just about one year ago that I got to see a dream realized as I posted my very first full length DVD for sale here on jenhilman.com! I have been overwhelmed by the success of sales and truly touched by the support of my many followers around the world.
To celebrate the success of this video and a wonderful one year anniversary, I am offering a very special 2 day sale. For the next 48 hours "Full Body Flow" will be on sale HERE for 50% off! Yes! I am offering this amazing gem for $17.50 - jam packed with yoga rocking, body strengthening, mind clearing content. For this low price you will get a one hour follow along sequence that you can practice in the comfort of your own home, 5 individual pose break downs discussing the mechanics of the most commonly used postures, and 4 advanced options for the more experienced practitioner. This is an incredible value that should not be missed! Don't wait cause this deal is for a very limited time! Sale ends at Noon on Monday, April 6th. At this great price, you can literally get 2 for one and share a copy with a friend or loved one. Get on this deal! You will not regret it!
As Christmas quickly approaches stress and anxiety can set in even quicker! The pressure to find the perfect gift for your loved ones can be overwhelming and before you know it, you've bought your sister a multi-pack of Christmas socks, your dad a book on possible alien sightings in the 1980's, and your mom a Keurig, when you know perfectly well she only drinks tea. With all the hype of the holidays, we can easily get away from what really matters and how to give a gift that can make a difference in someone's life. Not to mention all the corporate greed, trying to sell you things you don't actually need, while stuffing their stockings much fuller than yours.
This year, I invite you to try a new approach. Give your friends, family, and loved ones a gift they can actually use. As yoga increases in popularity, more and more people feel estranged from the possibility of approaching this twisty, stretchy, far-reaching form of exercise. I have created my Full Body Flow yoga DVD to reach out to those yogis who have not yet realized the powerful potential of this practice that lies dormant within their own bodies. This one hour follow-along practice teaches the mechanics of some of the most commonly used yoga poses, with modifications for beginners that are just starting to develop their strength and flexibility. I have also included several advanced options to deepen the poses as your skill level increases. It is my hope that this practice will reach yogis of all levels for years to come.
Want to feel truly excited about the gifts you have for the people you care most about? Give them a gift that keeps on giving, that relieves stress and anxiety, that reduces aches and pains, that improves mental clarity and focus, that will make you the hero of the holidays! Not to mention, you'd be my hero for supporting my independent work to bring health and wellness into the homes of people who need it all over the world! So why wait? Order your copies of Full Body Flow today and enjoy the happiest of holidays!
It's finally here! After many months of hard work and problem solving, my first DVD is finally in print and ready to be sold. I am so excited and proud of this piece. Every single aspect of this project has been created by the love and hard work of my personal friends and family. I am proud to say that not one single corporate agency was employed in the making of this DVD, except for the rental of some sound and lighting equipment. Everything else from the filming, editing, music, cover design, direction, production, and even the set are all contributions from members of my local Austin community and the generous support of my parents.
Many many thanks to Taylor Powell for catching on to this vision and making the dream come true - filming and editing and putting countless hours into it. Big thanks to Vanessa Karam and David Traverso for practicing by my side and for always believing in me. Thank you for letting me guide your practice. Thanks to John McGee for being awesome and for providing some sweet beats for us to enjoy and to Auburn Noel for gracefully taking my design ideas and turning them into actual useable images. Humble thanks to Blair Fox for offering up his home to let me film, live, and feel embraced. My deepest gratitude to David and Barbara Hannah for supporting me in all my wild ideas and giving me the courage to take on this dream. Your emotional support has been invaluable and your financial support has been essential. Thank you for everything.
Thank you to my followers and fans for giving me the inspiration and the gusto to create something of this magnitude. If someone had told me a few years ago that I would be producing an instructional yoga DVD, I don't know if I would have believed it. But thanks to all of you out there who have shown me the real need for this kind of work I felt encouraged to get out there and do something new and unknown. It was an absolute blast making this video and a lot more hard work than I ever imagined. But it has been completely worth it and I hope it is able to reach many many people for years to come. My prayer is that this video will be a blessing in your life and in the lives of those you are able to share it with. Thank you for believing in me. Thank you for inspiring me!
You can purchase your hard copy now by following the DVD link (here or on the left). I will be creating a link for digital downloads in the future. Enjoy!
I am so excited to announce that the all new Jen Hilman Yoga DVD is almost ready for production! We are on track to complete the editing process within the week! Once I have the final edited version, I can then burn it onto the DVD's and print the case covers. I will also have it available for sale online - details are forthcoming.
Thank you to everyone that has shown their support for the production of this video. I have gotten so many emails from fans who are anxious and excited to receive their copies. It is so exciting for me to be so close to actually having the DVD ready to send to you! Please continue to support my work by watching my YouTube videos, following me on Twitter and Facebook, and by purchasing my at home yoga DVD for yourself and your friends and family.
It is my hope that through my work you find the tools you need to Empower Your Life!
Check it out! This is by far my most popular video and I am so excited that it has reached almost 1,000,000 views! This is a huge mile stone for me in my YouTube career. I think that Google will recognize my videos more easily and make them more widely available to people once I pass that one million marker. I'm reaching out to you, my fans and friends, to help me cross the line and reach this monumental goal!
It's easy. All you have to do is click on the video. That's it.
And, you know, if you have tight hips or sciatic pain, you might consider watching the whole thing cause lots of people have experienced pain relief from following along with these 3 basic stretches. If you want to help spread the word even more, LIKE this video, leave me a comment, and share it with your friends.
Thank you for helping me thrive on this amazing journey.
It is my honor to be of service.
This past weekend I had the great pleasure, and Divine blessing, of meeting Desi Springer. She is the co-owner of Vital Yoga based in Denver, CO. If you live in or near Denver and you're interested in yoga, do yourself a favor and go there this week! She was joined by John Friend, the innovator of the Anusara Yoga method. I knew it was going to be a great weekend, full of challenges and new insights, but truly I had no idea what was about to happen to me!
The alignment principals that Desi and John offered us over the course of these three days were totally radical in my view. They were suggesting the complete opposite of what I've ever been taught in terms of maintaining an elongated spine and thus, optimal posture. The basic premise being that instead of flattening out the curves in my spine to create length, I was being asked to accentuate my body's natural curves in order to create space and, consequentially, muscle tone. (shown below) Sounds like a win/win, right? I get to celebrate the natural shape of my body, eliminate pain in my spine, and get stronger and more toned in the process.
At first it was challenging to let go of my previous teachings and to get my body to respond to these new queues I was giving it. It’s amazing how difficult it can be to keep the sole of my foot, my calf, my hamstrings, and my gluts all activated at the same time! Desi was so encouraging though, constantly reminding us to be compassionate and sweet with ourselves, just as we would with a child who is first learning to walk.
What I found the most amazing, however, was not just my discoveries and breakthroughs in class, but I had a noticeable physical response in my body and continued awareness of my alignment immediately after the first class. Naturally, I was sore in some places, but more than that, I felt very energized and enlivened. I slept really well that night and woke up feeling super fresh and ready to go. After the second class, I was totally aware of my posture and alignment during our lunch break. By the end of Saturday’s 2nd class, and into Saturday night, I was integrating these concepts into my standing and walking postures. Continuously reminding myself to lift up in my muscles, open my pelvic floor, breathe into the fullness of my chest 360 degrees. I also noticed that I was craving and enjoying really healthy foods and my energy felt super charged. After our last class on Sunday, I felt incredible. It’s amazing, even now, several days later, I feel as though I’m living in my body in a whole new way. My heart is more open and bright, my roots are more grounded and I’m generally just more aware of my body on and off my mat.
For me, that full body awareness is the key. It’s like I tell my students, our bodies only exist in the here and now – not in the past, not in the future. Your physical body is always in the present moment. And even more so, this breath. When we tune into our body and our breath, it automatically takes us out of the realm of the mind – where endless stories and projections and calculations and judgements are occurring – and into the realm of present-moment awareness – where peace, calm, stillness, and serenity abide. Because Desi and John showed me a pathway to a deeper and more constant state of awareness and consciousness, I see this weekend as a Divine gift and as an opening, a rabbit hole, if you will. I’m ready to jump in. I may be in Denver soon!
As for you, my dear followers, I am transformed. I am newly inspired with new tools and new teachings that I can’t wait to share with you. If I can pass on even a seed of this stuff, I know you’ll feel the difference in your body. New yoga videos coming soon! And stay tuned with me as I journey on. Be Well. Be Blessed!
Or should I say "in the air". Yes, friends. In 9 short hours I'll be taking off in a private charter jet with Muse to give them and their amazing, hard working crew massages on our way to Argentina. From there we'll fly to Mexico City and then I'll come right back to Austin. It's going to be a short trip, but sure to be filled with adventure and fun. Thank you for your continued love and support! I'll have more to update when I get back home. Until then, rock on!
Hello dear friends. I have recently shifted my teaching schedule and wanted to update you. I am no longer teaching weekly classes at Black Swan, instead I am looking to venture into the private market. I am now offering a HUGE discount on my private and small group sessions.
Just imagine, you and a few of your friends, gathered at your house for a group yoga practice. I'll come and guide you through a 60 minute class, targeting you and your group's needs.
$15 per person for groups of 3 or more
$30 per hour for private instruction.
I'm super excited and inspired to focus my teaching attention in this way. I really want to connect with you and your friends and make yoga so much more accessible by bringing the teachings to you in your home. I'm anxious to make a personal connection with my students and share the practice of yoga in a more personal way.
I'm able to come to your home and I also have office space available to work in if you are coming as a solo student. Contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org for more info about booking your own yoga party! Yes!