Welcome to Janine Yoga! I personally have discovered that yoga not only helps with strength and flexibility, but also creates peace, less stress and more solutions when facing any situation in life.
My yoga journey began in 1996 in a semester long class in college. Since then, I’ve taken classes with teachers of many styles.
I love the full practice of yoga – the combination of movement and stillness, the breathwork and relaxation, the physicality and how it feels at the end of a class.
So many people tell me they can't practice yoga because they can't touch their toes and that they can't meditate because their minds race. Yoga is for you even if you are inflexible, and everyone's minds are busy!
I teach different styles of yoga – vigorous, prenatal, gentle, chair - because I want yoga and its benefits to be accessible and because there are times when we need to pick up our pace, and times when we need to slow it down. There are wonderful physical, mental and emotional benefits of practicing yoga that you can experience.
I hope you will find useful information about the classes and workshops I offer and how they can help you in your life. Let me know if you have any questions!
“The success of yoga does not lie in the ability to perform postures, but in how it positively changes the way we live our life and our relationships.” T.K.V. Desikachar
"Practicing yoga with you has and continues to benefit me, emotionally, physically and spiritually, which I consider to be the complete yoga experience. Throughout the many years of participating in your classes I have learned to incorporate each of these aspects in my practice as well as in my life. Your constant guidance helps me to honor my body, mind and soul but also to challenge myself to go further in my yoga and awareness for myself and others. Through your teachings and words of wisdom my mediation practice has also grown and helps keep my life in balance which is not always easy to do:).
Those who know me know my passion for yoga so I have gotten asked many times about how to get started and where to go. Since I have been practicing with you my response is "go to a class with Janine". I explain how they will feel comfortable and even in their first class will learn how to begin the yoga journey that never ends. There has never been a time during or after your class that I haven't felt your awareness and compassion that you share with me and all of us who are fortunate to have you as our teacher. Thank you, Janine."
200-hour Yoga Teacher Training with BambooMoves, 2011
Pranakriya Prenatal Yoga Teacher Training at Kripalu
Trained Postpartum Doula and Lactation Educator, CAPPA 2017
Restorative Yoga Teacher Training with Chris Loebsack, 2012
BA, Smith College
MSW, Simmons College