Janet Parachin, Ph.D., C-IAYT-1000

Janet W Parachin is a proud graduate of the Living Yoga Program, and certified Yoga Therapist. She has been teaching yoga since 2004 and facilitating meditation groups since 1999. She has degrees in religion, ministry and education. She has completed over 1500 hours of training  in anatomy, restorative and therapeutic yoga and Ayurveda. Her teachers are Doug Keller, Judith Hanson Lasater, David Frawley and Vasant Lad. Janet is the Director of Yoga Spirit Academy yoga teacher training program in Tulsa. She teaches that all may experience sukha, ease in body, mind, heart and spirit.

Slow Flow Yoga
Slow Flow Yoga develops both strength and flexibility because we do fewer poses but hold them longer. Tuning into the breath calms the nervous system, moving slowly deepens awareness in the mind, and the deliberateness of the movement strengthens and lengthens. Deep relaxation at the end of class integrates mind, body and spirit. While everyone can benefit from this type of practice, it especially assists those who are aging, in pain or recovering from injury because little stress is placed on the joints. Instead, the practice fine tunes muscle function and safely stresses bones for the long-term health of the body.
All levels     intensity 5

Yoga Nidra
This guided meditation practice comes from the ancient Vedas but its message resonates with modern people: “Everything is as it should be in the moment. Rest into that awareness.” As “the yoga of sleep,” Yoga Nidra brings the body into a state similar to sleep, but encourages the mind to remain awake and alert. The practice includes deep relaxation, breath awareness, and balancing of the five elements and the seven chakras. Benefits include: more restful sleep, calm nervous system, better self-image, and ability to cope with life’s daily routine.
All levels    intensity 2

Strengthening Prana
Prana is the vital life force that energizes every thought and action. Yoga is a practice that helps people increase, direct and effectively use this pranic energy. In this class we’ll learn more about the power of Prana to enhance health and vitality, and we’ll practice the five pranic breaths (based on the five Prana Vayus) and the package of eight pranayama, a series anyone can learn and practice every day to balance mind and body.
All levels    intensity 3