- MA Art History (Curatorial Studies), University of British Columbia
- BA Studio Art and French, University of California Santa Cruz
- 200 hour Yoga Teacher Training, Laughing Lotus NYC
- 200 hour Yoga Teacher Training, Niroga, Berkeley
Jamila’s yoga practice emerged from her long-time love of dance and creative movement. During her graduate studies in Art History, Jamila focused on her yoga practice to balance her academic activities. She completed a 200+ hour yoga teacher certification program at Laughing Lotus NYC in 2005. While living in New York, Jamila practiced Vinyasa yoga at The Shala and was honored to join the excellent teachers who had a profound impact on her personal practice and instructional style. Since her move to Berkeley, Jamila completed the Yoga Corps training for special populations with the Niroga Institute and a second 200+ hour teacher training program. She currently teaches in the Fitwell Group Exercise program at Cal as well as for WorkFit.