Jana has been on the path of yoga for a big part of her life. Constantly learning and unlearning. Understanding only to understand a deeper layer once again…
What she now sharess in her retreats and workshops is her passion for life. For a life well lived, in full expression, honesty and integrity.
She has completed her teacher trainings in the style of Anusara Yoga in 2010.
Over the years of teaching she has added many more studies in the lineages of traditional Hatha Yoga, Body Mind Centering, Living Yoga, Self Inquiry & Meditation. She has developed a unique voice that encourages anyone practicing with her to feel whole and well and to be curious about diving into deep states of awareness.
In 2012, Jana followed her inner vision during a meditation, which asked her to give up her city life and come to live in a more natural environment in Southern Portugal. She packed her bags and full-heartedly dove into this adventure of living more authentically than she ever had.
She learned surfing and deepened her meditation studies in Vipassana, Tantric meditation, studying with Caroline Myss, Sally Kempton, and other teachers. She started to build a yoga community in the town of Aljezur where she teaches weekly yoga and meditation classes. In 2013 she created Ocean & Yoga - Yoga and Surf Retreats in Portugal.
Jana loves co-creating and designs retreats with co-teachers from various fields (movement, Ayurveda, meditation, re-wilding programs, women's work, men's work, ...) She also involves local collaborators such as musicians (sound journeys) and herbal specialists (herbal workshops, nature reconnection workshops) and experienced surfers (ocean guiding). She now teaches at The Dawn Collective Shala whenever she is in Portugal.
Jana has taught yoga at Pranamar Villas (Costa Rica), various studios in Berlin (City Yoga, Yogatribe, Yoga Circle and Yoga Raum Berlin), and at trainings with YogaBuddhi (Sweden), High Vibe Yoga (Bali). She also founded the project European Yogi Nomads (2011), a traveling gathering for yogis from all over the world to celebrate community and yoga.