Janie Falk

As a dedicated yoga educator influenced by my prior career as a nurse, I am fully committed to fostering a safe and nurturing environment to help people grow, feel empowered, and inspired in their lives. I offer the wisdom teachings of yoga with clarity and integrity and strive to create an openhearted, non-judgmental, and supportive community. As an accomplished and thorough teacher with a keen eye, I am skillful at meeting the special needs and limitations of each individual.

When you come to my classes, you can expect clear, informative instruction, to be inspired to cultivate greater stamina, strength, and flexibility, and challenged to reach beyond your perceived limitations. Each class focuses on one category of poses, is organized around a specific nurturing theme, and offers modifications for all levels. By using incremental teaching techniques, the class is progressively sequenced to ensure that each student builds understanding and confidence, progresses in their practice and has a positive, rewarding experience. An emphasis is placed on a steady meditative flow of breath to calm the mind to turn your senses inward to discover new depths within your heart.

Initially drawn to yoga for its physical aspects, I unexpectedly discovered a connection to grace, community, and a myriad of holistic benefits when finding Anusara yoga. Through specific therapeutic techniques of alignment, I finally found the key to unlocking the places I felt painfully stuck in. My practice transformed and made seemingly impossible poses now comfortably accessible. This experience has provided me with the bio-mechanical knowledge and compassion to help others overcome pain and fear and embrace their innermost potential.

As a dedicated yoga practitioner and teacher since 1997, I am enthusiastically committed to continuing my education. Combined with my 2005 certification in Anusara yoga and significant teaching experience, I achieved the highest credentialing through Yoga Alliance as an Experienced Registered Yoga Teacher at the 500-hour level. You can find me in two locations: Napa, California and Maui, Hawaii where I offer individual therapeutic sessions, public classes, and specialized workshops.

Janie is teaching the following classes:
Optimum Yoga - Tuesday 10:30am-12noon


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