A longtime lover of physical fitness, Janell first tried yoga as many folks do–at the local gym. She soon began practicing consistently as an avenue of self-care during her decade of social work with homeless women. Within this intense environment, the practical benefits of asana (postures), pranayama (breath/energy work) and meditation became immediately apparent.
She completed her teacher training in 2005 and advanced teacher training in 2006 with 8-Limbs Yoga Center, and has deepened her direction towards yoga as a therapeutic modality in her studies with Tias Little, as well as numerous trainings from other accomplished teachers. Strong yet safe flow classes, restorative yoga, and teaching basics to beginners are her areas of expertise. A reverence for the natural world is reflected within class structures which honor the flux of seasonal energies that influence our physiology and emotions.
Janell constantly seeks opportunities to deepen, explore and experiment. She encourages her students to do the same.