Yesterday I was fortunate enough to have an awesome bodywork session with Jill Coyne. Jill’s background is in Rolfing and Source Point, but when we work together there is no category of bodywork that can define the experience. She is basically listening to my body and conducting it. Coincidentally this is done in the Performing Arts Building where any session has a soundtrack of unique music coming from the neighboring studios.
Since I’ve started working with Jill, my body and my life have gone through transformational shifts on both the subtle and not so subtle arena. Working with Jill has led me to a level of physical healing that I was not able to find in my asana practice. 8 months ago I walked into her studio with SI pain, knee pain, and extremely frustrated with my physical yoga practice. Now I find more joy in my body where pain once was, and I have learned to listen with even more awareness to my natural tuning as I practice and teach.
In many ways, bodywork with Jill feels like an extension of my physical yoga practice. I feel like I’m being tuned like a harp or if you’re a mechanical person, like a car. She physically feels, sees, and listens to my body and with her energetic hands realigns what needs realigning, cleans what needs cleaning, and comfortably communicates what is happening if something arises.
The work in each session feeds into my asana practice and helps me guide my clients toward practicing and living pain free.
In my own body, I now witness a level of freedom and awareness in movement that I never have had before. Bodywork with Jill is a tool in my healing toolbox that helps me tune up and get inspired by my body.
Thank you, Jill!