Janice is the owner, founder and primary yoga teacher of Yoga Travels. Her journey into yoga began with her interest in alternative medicine which led her to the study of Ayurvedic principals. Her introduction to yoga came in 2005 during a stay at an Ayurvedic facility in Kerala, India, where yoga was practiced. Janice was so inspired by what she had learned there, she returned to Ottawa to learn more about yoga, and the many forms in which it is practiced in the West. In 2008, Janice travelled to India to complete intensive Yoga Teacher Training in Rishikesh under the guidance of Yogi Vishvketu and Chetana Panwar. At this time, she received her spiritual name “Varuna” - goddess of the celestial ocean. In 2012, she returned to Rishikesh to study, graduating with a 500 hrs. yoga teacher certifricate.
Janice continues to study breathing, anatomy, meditation, chanting and many other yoga modalities with various teachers through participation in workshops, classes, ashram living, silent retreats and self-study.