Jill Odell R-HYI


Welcome to SonLight Yoga, LLC. I'm so excited to share yoga with you. My name is Jill Odell. I am blessed to be married to a grounded and supportive husband since 2001. I'm the mother to three hilariously awesome children. Sometimes I share my practice with our yellow lab, Midas who can execute the best "downward-facing dog" I've ever seen. I have lived in Lee's Summit, MO (a suburb near Kansas City, MO) for over 20 years. I came to Kansas City for college and achieved a Bachelor's of Science in Nursing degree and have been practicing as a pediatric surgical nurse since I graduated. I grew up in St. Louis and have a big, laughing and loving, Catholic family with whom I'm very close and I get to see often. 

I have always had a great respect for anatomy and physiology and continue to study the masterpiece that God created in the human body. I have practiced yoga on and off for many years. Then, trying to "get in shape," I began to try some higher-intensity workout routines at a gym. After I developed a low back stress injury, I knew that I needed to approach physical fitness differently. I recognized that I had to honor the needs of my body, but also maintain strength and flexibility. Trading some of the workouts I had been accustomed to for the more regular practice of yoga afforded me a slower and deeper type of fitness regimen but also came with a bonus of a more spiritual, mind-body connection.

When I discovered Holy Yoga I knew I had to learn more and felt compelled to share it with others. It was yoga like I had always known it, but with the added benefit of being openly and whole-heartedly Christ-centered. Holy Yoga encourages those who practice to link breath with movement and provides the opportunity to hear the messages of Christ through Scripture, Christian devotionals, and is oftentimes accompanied with spiritual, Christian-based music. I trained with Holy Yoga in early 2017 and continue to take courses to pursue my own growth as an instructor.

The mission of Holy Yoga is that "it is an experiential worship created to deepen people's connection to Christ. Our sole purpose is to facilitate a Christ-honoring experience that offers an opportunity to believers and non-believers alike to authentically connect to God through His Word, worship, and wellness. Holy Yoga exists to carry the gospel to the ends of the earth through the modality of yoga."

When we practice Holy Yoga we do so with our minds set on whatever is true, noble, right, pure, lovely, admirable, excellent, or praiseworthy (Phillipians 4:8)

Classes & Training Sessions



SonLight Yoga classes are offered with many modifications and are open to all levels of yoga practice.

Multi-class punch cards are available for reduced price/class.

All are welcome...Yoga is for everybody and EVERY body.

Monday 6:30pm

Aldersgate United Methodist Church

350 MO-150 Lee's Summit, MO


Friday 9:30am

Aldersgate United Methodist Church

350 MO-150 Lee's Summit, MO


Individual/Small Group Training

Individual or small group training sessions include the use of yoga props, hands-on adjustments to poses, and gentle touch massage to neck and shoulders with essential oils. These sessions start with a scripture-based devotional to set an intention and proceed with yoga postures that serve to strengthen and lengthen muscles while softening connective tissues and providing restoration to the body. The breath and movement are linked together with music and guided instruction and with references to the devotional throughout the session. The overall goal of the sessions is to provide guidance, strength, endurance, and growth in a yoga practice that is centered around Christian that the session is a mind, body, breath, movement and all-together spiritual worship experience. Individual sessions are tailored to meet the needs and abilities of the student(s) and designed for growth both physically and spiritually.

Gift Certificates

SonLight Yoga, LLC Gift Certificates can be purchased for a single private class. They include a 75-90 minute class specific to the needs of the holder of the certificate based on the answers to a few questions when setting up a time and date for the class.

These are great gifts for friends, loved ones, office gift exchanges, showers, birthdays, holidays, and anniversaries.

Class types include (but are not limited to) Slow Flow, Power Flow, Hot, Vinyasa, Yin, Chair, or Restorative. 


Each class incorporates breath, movement, music, props, and hands-on adjustment. gentle touch massage to head and shoulders with essential oils is available at the conclusion of each class.


Additional Opportunities

HY 101 Series

I offer an Introduction to SonLight Yoga that is a four-week series that consists of one

60-minute class per week.

The classes would introduce basic postures, breath work, and scriptural meditation along with their respective benefits to mind, body, and spirit.

Gentle yoga sequences will encourage growth in strength and flexibility and are ideal for a beginners' group or anyone wanting to know more about and experience the benefits of a spiritual yoga practice. Further opportunities for other series could also be available upon request.


I am available to share SonLight Yoga at special events. These events might include conferences, women's or men's events, ministry retreats, corporate wellness seminars, scouting activities, and other events during which a spiritually led yoga practice would serve to enhance a group experience. This type of yoga can bring forth an awareness of not only health benefits of yoga, but also a connection to Christ in an intimate way through the modalities of breath and movement. 

Time and space for meditation, movement of body, and encouragement of full body worship help to nourish overall wellness.

Get In Touch

SonLight Yoga, LLC


Lee's Summit, MO


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