Jan believes that yoga should be fun and lighthearted,
a space to find peace and balance.
Little Jonah 2019
She Jan is a qualified and experienced prenatal teacher who has helped hundreds of women use yoga in pregnancy and childbirth for over two decades. She is a certified prenatal teacher and birth doula, and teaches a range of classes for women: pre- and post-natal, pelvic floor and fertility. She tutors prenatal yoga teacher training courses. She regularly leads active birth workshops for pregnant women and their partners, and has served as a doula at twenty two births since 2011.
Jan's philosophy comes from personal practice and from studying with great teachers. She has studied internationally with yogis including Tias Little (yoga meditation & yoga for trauma), Max Strom (teacher training), Gary Kraftsow (Viniyoga therapy), Paul Grilley (anatomy intensive), Sarah Powers & Paulie Zink (Yin yoga), Leslie Howard (pelvic floor) & Petra Coveney (menopause yoga).
Jan received her initial two-year teacher training (500hrs) and one year post-graduate training from Yoga Therapy Ireland and has also trained in India. From 2006 to 2009 she lived in New York and practiced regularly at centres including OM Yoga and Kripalu, the renowned yoga centre in Massachusetts. She studied post-natal mom & baby yoga with Uma Dinsmore-Tuli in London. She is a member of the DAI (Doula Association of Ireland), and trained in hypnobirthing. She has a diploma in loss & bereavement and has worked extensively with trauma & grief. She is currently training to become a Somatic Experiencing Practitioner.
Jan first practiced yoga with her mom after the birth of her twin siblings. She relied on yoga to recover fully from neck surgery in 2000 and to deliver her baby daughters at home in 2007 and 2009.
Jan's style focuses on building an individual practice, releasing and relaxing the body, while building strength and remaining comfortable. She encourages her students use yoga as a support, to help cope with daily physical and emotional challenges and bring a fresh and balanced perspective to life.