Janet’s class on somatic movement has changed my life for the better. I have systemic osteoarthritis and, despite physical therapy and exercise, still deal with significant pain issues. These movements, which I do every day religiously now, have greatly reduced my arthritis pain and also helped with other health issues. If I do skip a day or two, I notice the difference in my body immediately. After two knee replacements and physical therapy, somatic movement brought my first real relief. And it’s also a nice brief meditative time every day. Janet is a wonderful instructor, with a strong understanding of how the body works and she’s a joy to work with.
I feel Janet’s yoga classes are the best kept secret in the South Hills. If she had her own studio, I would be there every day. Janet is an exceptional yoga teacher. Her classes constantly inspire me to work towards my personal best. Whether that means being more flexible on my mat or in my life. I learn from both her actions as a teacher, and through her words. She generously shares relevant information from her extensive studies, an equally thoughtful poem, or encouraging message. Janet takes a sincere interest in your individual progress and offers suggestions for improvement, along with any modifications or props to assist you in furthering your practice. I have studied with Janet through her weekly “Moving Meditation” series at the Mt. Lebanon Recreation Center, her semi-private “Yoga Nidra” guided relaxation sessions and currently the, “Somatic Movement” series. All of her classes offer an oasis of calm; the perfect antidote for chaotic lives.
I’ve been practicing yoga for several years and had recently moved to the area. I wanted to continue my yoga practice and was referred to Janet by several people. Janet is one of the best yoga instructors I’ve worked with! She is well trained and extremely patient. Each practice is unique and showcases her knowledge of yoga. Her classes are well rounded and available to practitioners of all levels.
Janet is very experienced and knowledgeable. She knows how to adjust to varying needs.
I totally enjoy the two days a week that I attend Janet’s class. She treats everyone as individuals and will take time for you in class. She can provide one on one instructions even in a group class. I could attend other yoga classes that are closer to my home but I prefer to attend Janet’s classes.
The Moving Meditation class has helped me find stillness and calm. It balances some of the other more physical exercise activities in which I participate. Janet’s nurturing nature and calming ways serve to guide us as we draw our awareness inside. I would recommend Janet’s class to anyone seeking a gentle calming yoga that takes you on an inward journey.
Janet encourages each student to listen to their own body. She has taught me how to listen to my own internal world and all its subtle layers. Every time I leave her class I feel like a better person, both physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually. Her class is a holistic experience!
Janet Tant was recommended as a yoga instructor because of her thorough knowledge and gentle approach to yoga. Janet is unique because she knows each of her student’s needs quite well and works with what is good for them. Modifications are given and encouraged, the pace is manageable, and practitioners like myself that stick with her will recognize a real benefit to their daily lives.
I started Janet’s classes 9 years ago, originally just looking for yoga from the Mt. Lebanon Rec Center in the afternoon. I have tried yoga at my gym, hot yoga studios etc, nothing can compare to Janet’s classes. It is not just the stretching but she has taught me about mental focus, breathing, relaxation and the benefits of yoga in general. I have also attended her special classes such as somatics, yoga nidra and restorative yoga. She gets me so relaxed I always feel like I need someone to drive me home! When her classes are over, I feel great! I wish I had time to attend all her classes that she teaches. She is the BEST!
Janet effectively sets the tone for an amazing and peaceful practice, making all of her students feel welcome.Whether you are an experienced yogi or you have never taken a single yoga class, Janet offers everyone a beautifully and thoughtfully designed practice each and every time.
Janet’s enthusiasm and love of yoga is contagious. Whether in a class or private session, Janet ensures that each participant benefits personally from the yoga practice and always offers alternative poses that best suit each individual need. Time spent with Janet is relaxing, challenging and fun!
Janet stands out for her ability to describe the physical and meditative sensations of yoga clearly, suggesting vivid images and ideas that help me understand and deepen my practice. Her approach is relaxed as well as relaxing. I always feel calmer and happier after I invest time in her class.
I first signed up for private sessions with Janet because I wanted to improve my yoga postures. I was attending a Hot Yoga class and felt I needed one on one instructions to master the poses. After my first two sessions with Janet I knew that what I had been doing was all wrong... that yoga, when properly applied could really help me reach my emotional and cognitive goals. Janet has taught me the art of breathing. I’m learning, for the first time, how to listen to my body. It’s almost revolutionary to me and I’m as cynical as they come to anything ‘new age’. The workouts with Janet are still more than adequate. But the mental side of it is the ‘miracle’ part for me. I’ve experienced tangible results. My blood pressure has dropped. My coping skills have improved. I listen better on my job. I have more patience with my kids. It’s made a huge difference in my life. I’m hooked.
I first discovered yoga when I was 25 years old. I loved it from the start! Now, 23 years later, I have taken yoga classes in many different places, but I can honestly say that Janet Tant is by far the best yoga teacher I’ve had. Janet’s classes are challenging for those who have been practicing yoga for a long time, but also good for beginners. She pays attention to each individual’s needs and will always suggest ways to modify poses so that they are accessible to everyone. As much as I enjoy the yoga, I also value the inspirational component of her classes; she often reads a short quote or passage during the final relaxation which is wonderful. She emphasizes how yoga can help us in everyday life, and how we can achieve balance and peace in this fast paced life we all lead. She is very knowledgeable about the body and gave me much needed advice about a knee injury I sustained several years ago. She counseled me to be patient and “listen to my body” which in hindsight was exactly what I needed to do. Janet has a very loyal following of students who have been taking her classes for many years. I’m grateful to have the opportunity to recommend her class to others!
When I first heard Janet say that Somatics had changed her life, I thought I want to change my life! It’s been two months now and Somatics has been a part of my life and I love it. Before the day really starts I begin with the somatic movements - a gentle flow that work together in body and mind. I’m hoping that this practice will help to keep me limber and strong. The only thing missing now that I am on my own is Janet’s tender care. I highly recommend Janet for any practice. She is knowledgeable and patient with her student’s abilities and questions.
I sought out yoga because I wanted an exercise that benefited my mind and body. Janet’s classes appeal to me because she always offers something new and different in each session. As a teacher she is mindful of the varying age levels in class. I’ve had other yoga classes that were more focused on young yogi’s. I still get a good yoga work out and I always feel so much better when I leave her class.
Janet is an exceptional teacher in all ways. I highly recommend her!
Janet is wonderful. She has exceeded my expectations for a yoga class. I have some physical limitations which affect my practice. I’ve tried other classes; however, the instructor could not accommodate my limitations. Janet addresses my needs. She modifies the movements for me. I feel terrific after class and am never stiff or achy.
I was hesitant to start yoga but my doctor recommended it. I thought it would be difficult. But it’s been good. I like the slow pace of Janet’s Moving Meditation class. I haven’t been discouraged and gradually have become more flexible.
I’ve learned to listen to my body and breathe through whatever life throws at me. Every single class is different so you never get bored. Also Janet’s energy is lovely – I come just to soak it up!
One of the things I like most about Janet Tant Yoga is that Janet works with you to modify the poses to your skill level and needs. She makes sure you are doing the pose in the right way for your body instead of rushing from one pose to another. She also guides you to examine how your body feels in connection with the yoga practice. However, I would say the biggest benefit for me has been learning how to breathe and meditate, which has helped immensely with my anxiety issues. After an evening of yoga with Janet, I feel as though I have hit the reset button on my mind and body. I feel more in balance.I recommend Janet Tant Yoga to everyone I know.
I sought out yoga as a more gentle type of exercise to help me strengthen my lower back after surgery. Janet more than met my expectations; in fact, I would call her a life saver. With her guidance I was able to build on easy yoga moves over time and help alleviate pain as well as strengthen my body and in particular, my back. I am now a ten year veteran of her classes and friends have said they are amazed how far I’ve come in my ability to move! My experience with Janet Tant Yoga has been refreshing and life affirming, while giving me renewed physical and mental strength through her encouragement and positivity. It feels like attending her classes is a “gift” for which I am most grateful.