Meet the Teachers


Hildegarde, CYT:

Co-owner, Sundari Yoga Studio

Hildegarde has been a student of yoga since 1973, trained by Yogi Amrit Desai and the senior yoga teachers at the Amrit Yoga Institute. She has received her 200 hour yoga teacher certification. Hildegarde is certified as a Reiki II practitioner through her training at the International Center for Reiki Training with William Lee Rand and Praticia Williams. Hildegarde is also a Level II Soma Energetics practitioner, as trained by David E. Hulse D.D. In addition, Hildegarde holds a degree in Fashion Merchandising and is the owner of Simply Blinds by Hildegarde in Cape Canaveral, Florida.

Hildegarde truly feels she is following her passion, by assisting students on their journey toward integration or body, mind, heart, and soul.

Hildegarde instructs Guided Yoga Nidra and Amrit Yoga. Please see the class schedule for more details.

Jill Neilson  LMT, CYT:

Co-owner, Sundari Yoga Studio
Jill Neilson

She is certified over 900 hours and has practiced various styles of yoga for over 30 yrs. and has been an instructor for over 20yrs. Her classes offer a masterful blend of alignment for body, mind and heart. Owning and practicing massage therapy (MA4144) at the Therapeutic Health Center in Cocoa Beach has been a life long commitment in helping people feel better. She believes Yoga, Massage, and a Healthy Diet is a valuable asset for our health and wellbeing.

Jill’s classes include Amrit-Vinyasa Yoga, Warm Power Vinyasa Yoga, EZ Yoga, and Chair Yoga all accompanied with Yoga Nidra. Please see the class schedule for more details.


Jeanne Chipman

Jeanne has been practicing and studying yoga for over 10 years. She is a 200-hr registered yoga teacher certified in the Integral Hatha Yoga style. Jeanne loves living life in Cocoa Beach and is thrilled to be a part of Sundari yoga studio. When she is not working or teaching, she can be found walking the beach, surfing the waves, or biking the streets of this small beach town. The peace and stillness brought by yoga is a gift Jeanne loves to share with all who attend her classes. She is delighted to share the practice in a way that encourages everyone to find the yogic union among body, breath, mind, and spirit.

Please see the class schedule for more information.