Janet began her reflexology studies over 12 years ago at the suggestion of her acupuncturist and healer Abdi Assadi.
Shortly after, she was certified as a reflexologist with Laura Norman and Associates. Then, she met Dr. Levry, founder of Naam Yoga, and immediately connected with his unique approach to yoga. Janet believes in the power of sound, taking time to meditate and connect to nature, and the deep healing that comes with forgiveness and connecting to your heart. Who did you study with? I have been blessed with so many wonderful teachers and guides over the years.
How long have you been teaching? While newer to teaching yoga in an official capacity, I have been teaching in the fields of expressive and healing arts for many years. What other jobs have you had? Favorite place that you have traveled to?
The west coast of Ireland. List 3 words your students would use to describe your classes: Inspired, Soulful, Creative. How does your own practice influence your daily life?
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My practice is my life. Each step is a chance to dive deeper, to surrender and open more fully, to inspire and be inspired in the art of becoming. Favorite asana?
I am fully in love with the transitions between asanas. I hold this space between as a time to tango with breath, unfold mystery, lean into change, and express my voice through my body and breath. The movement between the poses is my playground of magic, discovery, and being. Who is a teacher who inspires you? I am continually inspired by the teacher within each of us.
A great yoga class makes you feel… Just that, it makes you feel! What year did you start teaching yoga? I have also been nannying part time, for over 10 years. I have so many favorites! I lived in Madrid, Spain for a few months after college and loved exploring the cities Granada and Sevilla. List 3 words your students would use to describe your classes: Fluid, intuitive, softening.
Yoga is part and parcel of my daily life. I find that practicing yoga has made me less reactive and impulsive— or at least, I start to notice when my monkey mind starts chattering and can identify those moments I am drawn into the distractions.
- Reflection pictures.
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To me, the physical aspect of yoga is a continual practice of refinement which involves noticing the subtleties and layers within each posture, mudra, mantra, and pranayama. Simply put, yoga is not a skill to perfect but a long term relationship you continue to evolve and grow with. Viparita Karani, or legs up the wall pose. I would be content if it were the only asana I practiced!
Young children. They are almost always present and are not afraid to fall. Their sense of wonderment and curiosity is a teacher to me.
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- Daily Reflections Video.
I have already learned so much from my 3-year-old nephew and 9-month-old niece! A great yoga class makes you feel… embodied and unencumbered. Like I am home; in my own skin. From the beginning: camp counselor, lifeguard, bartender, office admin, dog sitter, personal assistant, managers of hotels in Buenos Aires, South Africa and NYC and now the manager of Reflections Yoga.
List 3 words your students would use to describe your classes: Dynamic, connected and lighthearted.
My life is my practice. I no longer consider yoga to be something only done on a mat. Walking, standing, sitting, breathing, snowboarding, dancing, eating, laughing and loving— this is my practice. You can live a life of depth, intention and meaning when you practice moving consciously in your everyday life. I enjoy moving through them intelligently more than remaining static—even the simple movements of rolling up through the spine, soft knees, heavy head, released shoulders to the effortless posture of standing with feet grounded, bones balanced, breath steady, head floating and noticing the natural sway of the body.
As long as we are breathing, we are never completely still. Paula Tursi. A great yoga class makes you feel… Light, connected, grounded and nurtured.
List 3 words your students would use to describe your classes: Mindful, Fun, Liberating. God created us with passions. These can be either great blessings in our Christian walk or they can become great snares. It all depends on what controls each passion. Have you ever made a retreat? Imagine being a small child on a small boat in the middle of the sea. A storm sets in and you cannot see land in any direction. We cannot escape the Hand of God. He is the one who sustains the Universe and keeps all things in being. Without His constant care we would cease to exist.
Imagine if Jesus came to you in poverty, hunger and cold and He asked you to care for Him. Older posts. Series My Catholic Faith!