About Jilly

Jilly Vainer, Sculptor and Yoga Teacher

Over many years, Jilly has worked with the human form, transforming her clients from the inside out through beauty and Yoga. This has naturally complimented her work as a sculptor.

Jilly’s passion for Yoga developed in 1992 while travelling in India. Having worked successfully for 30 years in the beauty industry as a Therapist and Masseur she wanted to be able to offer more to her clients, so in 1997 she studied with The British Wheel of Yoga for 3 years to become a Yoga teacher. She now teaches one to one private lessons and small groups all over London. Her style is a fusion of Iyengar and Ashtanga Yoga.

For years Jilly played with clay as a hobby, enjoying the therapeutic quality of using her hands creatively. One day, she was fortunate to be introduced to Veda Hallowes (sculptor) and was completely inspired by her teaching. Most of Jilly’s sculptures start in clay or soft wax and depending on the chosen finish, will either be cast in bronze resin or bronze, or, for ceramic pieces, glazed and fired.

Jilly’s vision, her heart, her hands translate the special energy of Yoga and this quality also heightens the senses of the observer to her sculptures.