Janine is a certified Iyengar Yoga teacher with a love of yoga and meditation and a passion to share these wonderful tools with others. She began Iyengar Yoga classes in Melbourne in 1997 on the advice of her sister and after seeing a demonstration by Senior Teacher Peter Scott that conveyed the beauty, strength and grace that comes from a commited practice. From her first class she experienced a taste of the freedom and joy that yoga brings and she was hooked!
Janine now studies under Senior teacher Peter Thomson, maintains a consistent home practice of asana, pranayama and meditation and is a testament to the transformational power of yoga.
Janine is a registered Level 2 teacher through Yoga Australia which recognises 500 hours of training.
Before her love of yoga began, Janine studied art teaching at the University of Melbourne. She continues her own art practice and is exploring a renewed joy in painting.
WHAT IS IYENGAR YOGA?
Iyengar Yoga is for everybody. Recognised as the most widely adopted yoga method in the world, Iyengar is renowned for its focus on precision, alignment, sequencing, timing and the use of props. Regardless of your age or level of fitness, you can enjoy the physical, mental and spiritual benefits of Iyengar Yoga.
The Iyengar Yoga method is renowned for its focus on precision, timing and use of props. Created and developed over 75 years by Yogacharya BKS Iyengar, the Iyengar method is firmly based on the traditional eight limbs of yoga taught by Patanjali over 2,500 years ago.
Iyengar Yoga will help you to achieve mental, physical and spiritual stability and strength. BKS Iyengar created props, such as bolsters, benches, bricks, straps and sand bags, to help students experience the full benefits of asana and pranayama.
In an Iyengar Yoga class, you can expect detailed instructions from the teacher, who will often demonstrate poses to help students deepen their understanding of the postures and develop an overall awareness of body and self. You will also be encouraged to work at your own capacity, and deal with injuries or conditions you may be working with.