Janet's discovery of yoga in 2001 has transformed her life! Janet received her 200 hour certification from Lourdes Wholistic Institute in 2007 , and there, discovered Ayurveda, the science of yoga. Continuing her training in yoga and Ayurveda, she received her 500 hour certification from Yoga On Main in Manyunk, PA, and continuing her studies with Ed Zadlo in Ayurveda, received her certification as an Ayurveda Health Consultant.
Through her studies at Yoga on Main, she was introduced to the language of Yoga - Sanskrit, and Ashtanga Yoga. Janet studies Sanskrit, Meditation and Ashtanga Yoga with Zoe Mai of American Sanskrit Institute, and is an Apprentice Sanskrit Level 1 teacher. She is also a Certified Reiki Master and does many forms of energy work.
Janet's passion as a teacher is to inspire her students to become confident, self loving and to tap into their inner strength, wisdom discovering the poses from inside rather than force them from the outside. She focuses on the breath to move into the subtle body in order to really feel the poses and their effects and after effects on the body, mind and spirit. Her classes are deeply relaxing, joyful and fun. Janet teaches Vinyasa, Yin & Restorative Yoga, Ayurvedic Cooking Classes and Sanskrit.
Janet Watkins, E-RYT 500, CRM, Ayurvedic Practitioner
Co-Founder of Live in Joy Yoga & Wellness