Garden Way Yoga Center

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Personnel Plan

Jill Gordon, Ph.D., founder of The Garden Way Yoga Center, is one of Anusara Yoga's leading teachers. She conducts workshops and teacher trainings nationally and internationally. 

In addition she has excellent business experience having previously established yoga training centers in Santa Barbara, CA; Denver, CO; and Charlottesville, VA.  She co-founded and co-developed the Four Winds Yoga Center in Portland, OR, which offers instruction to nearly 1,000 students per week. She has been a yoga practitioner since 1985 and a meditator since 1989. 

Jill is a certified Anusara instructor and one of the few Designated Teacher Trainers in the Anusara style of Hatha Yoga. She is registered with the national Yoga Alliance at the highest 500-hour level.

Jill was the business manager Four Winds Yoga Center.  GWYC started with four employee and 20 students.  Within three years, GWYC had a staff of 25 and over 1,000 students.  She was an effective manager of the growth of Four Winds Yoga Center.

The Garden Way Yoga Center's personnel will be the following:

  • Jill Gordon, director;
  • Teachers (5 half-time);
  • Boutique Staff (1).
Personnel Plan
Year 1 Year 2 Year 3
Jill Gordon $36,000 $36,000 $39,000
Teachers (5) $54,000 $65,000 $75,000
Boutique Staff $19,200 $22,000 $25,000
Total People 7 7 7
Total Payroll $109,200 $123,000 $139,000