VYP AMBASSADOR


Tim Avery.png

JILLIAN LONGSWORTH | CHARLOTTE, NC

My passion within the yoga community has been working with Veterans across the state. I hold certifications from Asheville Yoga Center, Yoga Warriors International and Veterans Yoga Project, specializing in yoga for trauma. I have taught at the Army National Guard in Charlotte and currently work closely with Dana Draa, Visually Impairment Services Team for Veterans, through the VA.  I am a co-owner of NoDa Yoga where weoffer free yoga to Veterans through our veterans scholarship fund as a way to introduce alternative therapies for PTSD, TBI, and physical and emotional pain due to the many deployments our men and women have faced.
 
The veterans who seek out yoga have found a community within NoDa Yoga as well as Bella Vita Yoga; a Registered Yoga School I co-facilitate.   I am proud to say that many are teaching yoga or are on the path of teacher training to either bring yoga to their base or to have the tools (breath, mindfulness) to take on their next deployment.