Jim brings a keen sense of humor, a warm supportive voice and over 45 years of yoga, sports and teaching experience to his yoga classes.
He is a Registered Yoga Teacher (ERYT500), a member of the International Association of Yoga Therapists and co-teaches college health & wellness courses wife Lynea. Together, they founded Still Moving Yoga studio in 1997 and Yoga Calm for Children in 2004. Jim is also an award-winning writer and producer of online yoga courses, books, DVDs and CDs.
At the Winter Park National Sports Center for the Disabled, and as a yoga instructor, Jim has taught students of all ages and abilities. He has completed yoga teacher, yoga anatomy and therapy trainings through several internationally recognized yoga schools and continues to expand his skills through training in multiple modalities.
“Jim’s knowledge of yoga, warm voice and gentle enthusiasm make him an ideal teacher.” -Dr. Nancy Grant
RYT-200, LPC, TRE Provider
Lynea is a lifelong educator dedicated to the development of human spirit. With a background in counseling, 40+ years of dance & yoga training, and coming from a family of musicians, Lynea brings a holistic, lyrical and compassionate touch to her yoga and dance teaching.
Lynea’s newest creation, YogaDance, has attracted quite a following. Utilizing her warm and supportive teaching style, she opens her students’ hips and hearts with traditional yoga poses and then, with the support of infectious dance music, takes them on a joyful exploration of traditional female dances. As one of her student’s states, “YogaDance is the most fun I have had since dancing in the living room as a teenager!”
Carrie completed her teacher training in 2013 with Jim Gillen, earning her RYT-200. She is an avid ultra-long distance runner and brings her training knowledge and athletic experiences to her classes. She has brought her “love” of foam rolling to her Wednesday night class. In case you don’t know about foam rolling, it is a form of self-myofascial release, or self-massage, that gets rid of adhesions in your muscles and connective tissue. It also increases blood flow to your muscles and creates better mobility, helping with recovery and improving performance.