Jillian McDonough


Trying to sum up how you “got here” in a bio is really difficult, but I will try! I was a gymnast growing up and spent at least half of my life standing on my hands or head or inverted in some way. Little did I know it would lead me to yoga after college.

My yoga practice has been just that - a practice. It is not only a way to find a little more time on my head and hands but also a way to grow mentally and spiritually. I have fluctuated from not going for months to immersing myself in teacher training and growth. Every part of the journey has been fun and just what I needed at the time.

I came close to opening a studio up in Hanover NH when I was doing my master’s at Dartmouth. It was such a great community and it longed for hot yoga! But, life got the better of me and when I graduated I moved down to Woburn to marry my husband and work in corporate America doing operations management development program for General Mills. Although I learned a tremendous amount it was clear that it was a constant uphill battle for happiness and it wasn’t until I started exploring a more entrepreneurial and creative path that I found ease. I have been blessed to have an amazing husband who supported me through the startup of my first business, New England Vintage, and now through this one. Without Yoga, my parents and him - nothing would be possible.

Just as Yolanda said, we were so lucky to find one another! She is the perfect yin to my yang and together we are a great team! We can’t wait to watch this studio grow!