Growing up in the Southern Sierra’s Janessa was no stranger to climbing big mountains, but it was through personal trauma in her teenage years and discovering the healing power of yoga that taught her to summit inner mountains. Studying under exceptional teachers in San Francisco, she began to see that by blending her love of physical challenges with mind-body awareness she could develop internal resiliency and understanding of Self. She believes that the challenges in our life are invitation to greater self-awareness, a call to excellence. A humanitarian, an Ebola first responder, and a yoga/meditation teacher, Janessa has lived and taught classes and workshops in San Francisco, Paris, Baltimore and Liberia. She brings this wisdom to her classes. Integrating her years of experience working around human suffering, her continued education in stress management, and deep love of trauma healing modalities based on neuroscience, her classes are tools for transformation. When you come to her class - you are ok, just as you are in this moment; and, she will teach you tools to rise to the challenge once again with renewed peace and inner strength.