Janice started teaching yoga in 2001. Moving from Manchester to the hills of the Dark Peak, and years later with the birth of her first daughter, Janice instinctively became more and more attracted to nurturing, nourishing, feminine and quieter practices. Her interest in Yin Yoga, Chinese medicine and Daoism grew and her ever curious mind led Janice to completing her Yin Yoga and Mindfulness Meditation training with Sarah and Ty Powers.
Wanting to practice yoga with her daughter and to meet other like-minded friends, Janice took the plunge and decided that she would have to set up postnatal yoga classes herself. In 2008 Janice completed her first training with Uma Dinsmore-Tuli to teach Early Years and Postnatal Yoga. This was just the beginning of Janice’s yoga journey with Uma, particularly in women’s health and continued to complete teacher trainings in Pregnancy Yoga, Womb Yoga and many years later in Total Yoga Nidra with Uma Dinsmore-Tuli, Nirlipta Tuli and Christopher Gladwell. These days Janice continues to learn and grow through assisting Uma on Postnatal, Pregnancy and Yoga Nidra teacher training courses in the North West.
After years of teaching yoga, Janice’s classes attracted lots of students with chronic fatigue, chronic pain and other illnesses. There was a strong call for Janice to delve deeper into the more therapeutic yoga route. Knowing that there was more to offer her struggling students, Janice went on to complete her teacher training in Chronic Fatigue, M.E. and other Chronic Illnesses (with Fiona Agombar and Leah Barratt – Yoga Campus).
Janice is a qualified British Wheel of Yoga teacher (500hrs), a breast feeding peer supporter (UNICEF) and certified to incorporate hypnotherapy into Pregnancy Yoga classes (Yogacampus).
In the few weeks she has off in the summer, Janice looks forward to her annual jaunts teaching yoga, Pregnancy Yoga, Postnatal Recovery and Baby Yoga, Family Yoga and Yoga Nidra at various family festivals, particularly at Just So Festival.
"Meeting all these wonderful people, breathing, feeling safe and recognising my strengths and learning to accept. This experience has cleared space in my head, made me feel more present." Francesca Arpino on Special Yoga for Special Children, November 2017