Balanced Bites Podcast #407: Body By Breath: Jill Miller talks relaxation (and relaxation-induced anxiety), scars, healing, and more

#407 Topics: Internationally renowned fitness and author of Body By Breath
Andrea Feretti Book Club

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“Now about today’s episode…

Today I am talking to Jill Miller, who is the author of the new book Body By Breath: the science and practice of physical and emotional resilience., and I need everyone to understand what a BIG DEAL this is to have Jill on this show. Not only is she INCREDIBLY well respected in the international fitness world – she’s actually known as the “teacher’s teacher” and has trained THOUSANDS of trainers, educators, clinicians and therapists in her programming and THEY have incorporated her programming everywhere from athletic to medical facilities worldwide…not only that, but fortunately for us, she is also incredibly generous with her expertise and her time and to have her here is just…WAY up there on my bucket list of interviews. I struggle, as always, to encapsulate my questions for interviewees like Jill who have just SUCH a broad, deep wealth of information to share into bite-sized, easily answerable nuggets that really lay the groundwork for an understanding of what they’re doing, but I am always working to get better and do better interviews and lay those foundations without missing out on some of the really juicy connections that are to be made thanks to work like Jill’s. You’ll note that Jill was a champ at taking on my questions in this interview. I just LOVE her.

So Jill is the co-founder of Tune Up Fitness Worldwide and she created the self-care fitness formats Yoga Tune Up® and The Roll Model® Method, which if you haven’t heard of directly, you have most likely still benefited from a coach or trainer implementing or recommending something they absorbed from her or those programs. Jill, having this 30-plus year background in anatomy and movement is just an absolute PIONEER at what she does, and at connecting the dots…or, the fascia (see that little joke I just made) between fitness, yoga, massage, self-care, athletics, pain management, recovery, and well beyond all of that.

Officially, Jill is not just the pioneer of the programming I just mentioned, she’s not just the author of Body by Breath, which is our topic of conversation today; she is also a contributing author on self-myofascial release in the medical textbook Fascia, Function and Medical Applications and she has been featured in The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Shape, Men’s Journal, Good Housekeeping, Women’s Health, and on the Today Show, Good Morning America, and the Oprah Winfrey Network.

She is also the creator of dozens of video programs and the author of the internationally bestselling book The Roll Model: A Step by Step Guide to Erase Pain, Improve Mobility, and Live Better in Your Body. And again, she wrote the incredible, new, book that we’ll talk about today – Body By Breath: the science and practice of physical and emotional resilience. And it never fails, when I say that subtitle, I just get chills.

Now, after we stopped recording, Jill also mentioned a book club that andrea Feretti of Yogaland is doing, and while it started on March 5, you can probably still jump in there if you want some partnership and accountability in working your way through this incredibly healing book.. Andrea Feretti Book Club

You can grab a link to the book club AND the book in the show notes for this podcast – and please do give Jill an Amazon review when you can, it’s really everything especially with a new release. 

With that…Let’s hear my chat with Jill.

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