A former ski racer and, later, ski and snowboard instructor, Janet’s passion for sports expanded when she moved to the west coast; adding cycling, mountain biking, water skiing, and wake surfing to her list of regular activities. In 1998, she was introduced to yoga in Santa Monica, trying a number of studios before practicing regularly with Bryan Kest. Although the physical challenge of yoga was the initial draw for Janet, she believes it was the release of mind “chatter” during the practice that actually hooked her; providing a sense of both calmness and exhilaration she hadn’t experienced in other activities.
Practicing at the Yoga Room since 2011, Janet experienced a deeper connection to her practice. Realizing yoga was going to be a lifelong journey and dedication;she received her RYT 200 in 2012. Understanding injuries and limitations, Janet’s beginner classes focus on alignment and modifications as well as self-awareness and acceptance. Her more advanced classes challenge balance and explore asana variations (occasionally adding pilates into the mix) but remain focused on alignment and self-awareness.
From her own experience, Janet believes yoga has benefits for everyone, regardless of physical ability, and counters the negative effects of daily life; i.e. sedentary work life, stressful schedules, and/or high impact sports.
Janet is available for private sessions. Please contact the studio to book an appointment.