Janel tried her first yoga class in 1992 while covering humanitarian relief efforts in Bosnia, she didn’t understand a word of it (the class was in another language). Fast forward 20 years of working in high stress environments such as war zones, daily newspapers, graduate school, and the biggie--parenting. She always found that a good workout was a great way to keep her sane in the midst of a hectic schedule, but had no idea how physically demanding yoga could be until she stepped into a hot power class at Trinity Yoga. She was hooked! Then, something transformational began to happen. She noticed yoga following her off the mat. Whether it was using the breath she learned in class to stay calm through heavy traffic, or taking a pause to center before dealing with her prepubescent daughter, she found the after effects of yoga were transformational on many levels. Janel decided to explore yoga further through teacher training and attending workshops with leaders such as Micheline Berry, Sean Corn and Kathryn Budig. She received her Yoga Alliance 200-YTT certification through the Lotus Pond this past March. Before the ink could dry, she signed up for the 500-YTT. The stars aligned just as she began teaching classes at the very studio where she began her yoga journey, it was an offer to become co-owner of Trinity Yoga Studio. Now, Janel now is able to share the benefits of the practice with her community by helping others cultivate their own inner peace and strength and healing.