Is a Health Coach who specialises in IYENGAR® Yoga.
Hi, I’m Janine. I’ve been working with how the body works for over 25 years. As an ex-dancer and group exercise coach, I began learning more deeply about the mind-body connection through Iyengar Yoga. This helped me to heal after a car crash and deal with emotional trauma during my life.
I noticed how my body and mind absorbed these experiences and wanted to learn more. This lead me on my own personal journey to use yoga and meditation techniques as coping strategies to build strength mentally and physically. I can now remain in a more balance place which helps me to see clearly and make wiser choices so I can enjoy my life in harmony and balance. I have always been active and soon learnt by using these techniques how daily stresses effect our immune system, adrenal system and stress levels.
Now I help people implement changes in their own life, in a fun modern way using these traditional effective methods – bringing them into a more aligned and connected way of living moving with ease and flow. Many have said how they have come out of pain to be more stable and free.
“I truly believe that your body is made to move and be strong but flexible.
The methods of bio-mechanics of the body is embedded in how we work in Iyengar yoga which is why I love to explore on our mat making it accessible to all.
My clients start a class but end up on an amazing journey.“
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So, why is Iyenga Yoga at the heart of all we do here at The Yoga Place North? This is my story.
Several years ago, I was in a car accident. In terms of recovery, I was prescribed treatment via pain management. This didn’t sit well with who I am and how I go about my life, so I opted for self-care. As the accident impacted my own teaching and fitness instruction, I did my research and started to look for yoga classes to attend. I discovered that most classes and forms of the discipline couldn’t accommodate me and my situation… until I found Iyengar Yoga.
I loved the class, found it completely accessible, and got so much out of the fact that the instructor really ‘spoke my language’. With the fact that the moves were relevant to everyday life and that the practice was backed up by theory and education of how to make your body work better for you, I felt sure that not only had I found the right class, but that I’d found a vocation.
At The Yoga Place North, my clients quickly become family. At an in-person class or online at home, everyone is free from their role as a parent, worker, child, or anything else that sees them defined by society. Yoga forms just the start of the pathway we have for self-improvement, wellbeing, and fulfilment, so come along, try something new, and just be you.