Janet is a lifelong yoga student, devotee and teacher whose practice blends classical spirituality, yoga with practical healing therapies. She has completed thousands of hours of training and certification with major teachers in leading traditions.
Her early training with John Childers of Full-Spectrum Yoga grounded her asana practice in the philosophical origins of the sutras. She then trained with Naader Shagagi, founder of Yoga Kingdom in Pasadena, whose wholehearted embrace of Eastern and Western mysticism illumines yoga as a devotional path. Janet studied with Juris Zinbergs for 15 years in the Viniyoga tradition.
In 2012 Janet graduated from the Foundations for Yoga and Yoga Therapy Program through American Viniyoga Institute (AVI), and in 2015 from AVI’s Yoga Therapy Program. AVI is one of the few schools approved by the International Association for Yoga Therapists and it’s standards and reputation are regarded highly in the international community of Yoga and Yoga Therapy.
Janet is also a longtime student and friend of Mark Whitwell and, as a result, is deeply rooted in the yoga practice and principles of Krishnamacharya. Janet has years of experience as a social worker and worked in many schools and agencies serving children and families in stress.
Janet is currently teaching and training in various locations in Southern California. She lives in Newport Beach, California where she teaches private and semi-private classes in yoga and yoga therapeutics for both the aging population and teenagers with anxiety and stress. She is certified with the International Association of Yoga Therapists and an RYT – 500.