Education is a lifelong process of evolving one's perception of the world and of oneself. It can inspire, teach us new things and also awaken us to our own inner wisdom. My goal as an educator is to guide you in exploring your inner and outer worlds. through bringing you back to your body, strengthening your connection to the natural world around you and teaching you practices that further your explorations. I will help you discover the skills you need to feel strong, confident and balanced no matter where on Earth you might find yourself. There is nothing to fear, and everything to gain.
"Education is not preparation for life; education is life itself." - John Dewey
Janara is a lifelong student of Yoga, with a deep reverence for tradition and an innovative eye to the future. She studied Hatha Yoga, Ayurvedic Medicine and Yoga Therapy at the Metropolitan University of Denver. She received her 200 hour Yoga Teacher training at Whole Heart Yoga in Raleigh. Weekly group classes, workshops, private Yoga lessons and Yoga therapy are available.
Janara is a 200 Hour Registered Yoga Teacher with the Yoga Alliance and a Yoga Therapist with the International Association of Yoga Therapists.
Janara is a Reiki Master and longtime energyworker. She comes from the traditional Usui Reiki lineage, though her own teaching offers more in-depth information for developing healers. She includes ethics for healers, controlling and cultivating energy, energetic protection and healers' self-care. Group and private lessons are available.
Janara is an Environmental Educator and Nature Connection Mentor. She is a self-taught naturalist who has spent much of her life outdoors. She is also finishing her portfolio with the North Carolina Environmental Educators Certification Program. She has been through the Art of Mentoring, a nature connection program offered by the Eight Shields Institute.
Janara offers hikes and other nature focused programming through Green River Preserve in Brevard, NC. She also teaches at yearly conferences like the Women's Wilderness Workshop and the Earthskills Rendezvous.
Traditional or primitive archery is an art that was created thousands of years ago by cultures all around the world. Janara is the child of a traditional bowhunter and a competitive Olympic archer and learned to shoot almost as early as she learned to walk. She has used that knowledge throughout her life for enrichment, competition and sustenance.
Private lessons tailored to fit any skill level are available by appointment. Her style is a unique blend of instinctive shooting, medieval and renaissance archery and modern Olympic style. This style is well suited to traditional bowhunters, traditional target archers and historical recreationists!
Janara is a trained and certified Alpine (Downhill) Ski Instructor and Children's Specialist with the PSIA. Nordic (cross-country) ski and snowshoeing lessons are also available. Janara first learned to ski in Colorado, and is delighted to share her love of the mountains through teaching snowsports at Kirkwood Mountain in the Lake Tahoe, CA area. To request a private or group lesson with Janara, call 209-258-7356 or visit our website.