Millie Jackson ….
I created Gentle Warrior Yoga & Health in 2015 while I was completing Melissa Scott’s Sacred Glow Yoga Teacher Training. I have offered yoga in several settings since beginning – studios, gardens, my home, and in the library. Through my classes and workshops I strive to offer opportunities for students to find their own practice.
I began my yoga practice in 1999, almost by accident. After finishing a Ph.D. in English I was looking for activities to restore balance in my life. Yoga was part of this and I began a journey that has brought joy and calm to my life. My initial classes were all based in Iyengar style yoga. I did not branch out to explore other styles until 2014 when I returned to a studio based practice after several years of practicing on my own. Since then I have explored Ashtanga, Yin, Power, Core Strength Vinyasa, and Restorative yoga. I have completed close to 500 hours of teacher training, including two 200 hour teaching trainers. I studied with Melissa Scott and completed Sacred Glow Yoga Teacher Training in 2015 (Core Strength Vinyasa) and then continued studying with Kim Drye, who I have studied with privately since 2014, and Rebecca Impello to complete HereNow Alignment Based Yoga Teacher Training in 2016. Under the guidance of Jillian Pransky, I earned a certification in Restorative Therapeutic Yoga. I have also studied Yin Yoga with Pamela Chang and with Elizabeth Steward.
Past workshop offerings have included a series on yoga and body image and classes on yoga and writing.
In addition to my yoga training, I am a Certified Health Educator (CHES) and have an M.A. in Health Education from the University of Alabama. My continuing education has focused on plant based nutrition and culinary nutrition.
Since 2010 I have completed several triathlons and attempted several more. In addition to yoga, I swim, bike, and do strength training.