Warrior pose, Janet Abel a Hampton Roads, Virginia based Yoga Alliance registered instructor, La Yoga Loca, because life gets crazy

Janet Abel


Janet Abel a Hampton Roads, Virginia based Yoga Alliance registered instructor, La Yoga Loca, because life gets crazyMy yoga path began when I injured my knee and had to lay off running for a while. A friend and I had been talking about attending a yoga class for nearly 3 years and now I had my motivation. I had never done group exercise, I had always been a runner, so even when I finally went to a yoga class, I wasn’t at all sure I liked it. It reminded me of Lamaze class with all the breathing. The teacher said to give it a few chances before making any decisions, and, after about the third time I started to notice how good I felt after class. I was hooked. I realized I couldn’t run forever, but I could do yoga forever.

I began teaching in November 2001. It was a combination of things that brought me to teaching. My favorite instructor told me she was moving away about the time my youngest child was preparing to leave the nest. What a perfect activity to fill the void! My Yoga Fit* training has been such a positive, empowering experience! My journey has continued on toward 200-hour Yoga Alliance Certification, but there is always more to learn, always more to pass on to my students.

I love that yoga is so good for everyone on all levels – body, mind, and spirit. My continuing goal is to share my love of yoga, to bring others to love it, too!

-Janet-

*The only yoga teacher training program approved by IHRSA (International Health, Racquet and Sportsclub Association), ACE (American Council on Exercise), and AFAA (Aerobics and Fitness Association of America).