Hi, I'm Janet

I got hooked on yoga at a very young age. And I didn’t even know I was hooked. From the moment I watched my mother's yoga practice unfold on our living room floor to taking my first class in 1974, I was captivated and intrigued. By the time I turned 17, the seed was planted.

I’ve been teaching yoga since 2004 and practicing for more than 40 years. Since then, I’ve logged over 3,800 teaching hours. My classes feature a variety of options including beginner yoga, vinyasa flow, yoga nidra, restorative yoga, and somatics. Each class includes a strong foundation in asana (postures) and pranayama (breath) and always conclude with savasana (deep relaxation). As a yoga therapist I offer specifically designed programs tailored to the individual that will address the person as they are, given their condition and current constraints. My teaching is about creating a safe, compassionate space for my students where they can connect to movement, breath & stillness. 

I've been teaching yoga to incarcerated women since 2012. It has opened my mind and heart in ways I’ve never dreamed of. The thing about yoga is that it gives us a chance to start with the body. As we stretch, move and breathe we begin to access deeper levels of awareness. At times we reach places of awareness that we never knew we had. This can open pathways of healing and clear vision. Those behind bars need to know that they are worthy, they are valuable and we care about them. Listening to their own breath, to their own heartbeat and connecting to their essential goodness is part of what we do. Yoga has a wonderful way of reminding us that we are important and we matter, especially for folks behind bars.

When I’m not teaching you’ll find me spending time in nature. Either hands in the soil working on our gardens, hiking up a mountain or kayaking on a lake. I am grateful and blessed to be able to take my summers off where I spend time on our farm in Connecticut.

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Take a moment to just be and in the being know the whole of this creation.
— Danna Faulds
 
 
 

Certifications

200 hour  – Three Rivers Yoga, Robert Barton owner, Pittsburgh, PA

100 hour  – Yoga for cancer and cardiac patients, Nischala Joy Devi, former Director of Stress Management for the Dean Ornish Program for Heart Disease, Satchidananda Ashram, Bucking ham, VA

300 hour – Advanced Teacher of Therapeutic Yoga, Integrative Yoga Therapy Teaching staff at Kripalu, Lenox, MA

40 hour - Trauma Center's Trauma Sensitive Yoga training with David Emerson & Jenn Turner from the Trauma Center, Brookline, MA

Member of International Association of Yoga Therapists

Every year I continue certification programs in Yoga Therapy and other healing modalities accruing over 850 hours of training. I’ve had the pleasure to study with so many amazing teachers over the years, including:

 
 
  • Donna Farhi
  • Dharma Mittra
  • Erich Schiffman
  • Judith Lasater
  • Todd Norian
  • Cindi Lee
  • Rod Stryker
  • Rolf Solvik
  • Max Strom
  • Doug Keller
  • Nicolai Bachman
  • Larry Payne
  • Leslie Kaminoff
  • Nischala Devi
  • Gabriel Halpern
  • Anna Forrest
  • Tias Little
  • Shiva Rea
  • Mark Whitwell
  • Kali Ray
  • Jill Miller
  • Sandra Anderson
  • Desiree Rumbaugh
  • Shari Fredrickson
  • Leslie Howard
  • David Emerson
  • Richard Miller
  • Gary Kraftsow