J'anaki began her personal yoga practice several years ago at the Sivananda Yoga Centre in London. After many years of enduring the corporate world she decided to embark upon a journey of the soul, completing travels throughout Asia, and most notably the birth-place of Yoga: India.

Whilst in India J'anaki had the good fortune to study with many influential Yogis' and then immediately went on to complete a rigorous Yoga Teacher Training at the Sivananda Yoga Ashram in New York.

In 2009 J'anaki returned to South Africa on a mission to spread the timeless teachings of yoga - and to give birth to a precious little girl.

Although still teaching classical Hatha Yoga, J'anaki was inspired by her own pregnancy and birthing into specialising in Prenatal and Postnatal Yoga, with an emphasis on well-being and confident birth preparation.

J'anaki has been influenced by various schools of yoga: namely the Sivananda and Satyananda traditions which focus on a meditative practice.

J'anaki: "As we continue to settle into nuclear families, the elimination of community living in the modern world has led to a severe education gap amongst expectant mothers. There is currently an urgent need for the re-empowerment of women to claim back their right to birth their children (in which ever manner they choose) confidently, just as countless generations have been doing since the dawn of humanity. Along with midwives, this is the role of the Yoga Teacher".

Jobs: If you are interested in training and teaching Prenatal Yoga in your area, or are looking to hire a teacher to teach Prenatal Yoga in your studio, please do not hesitate to contact us for your recruitment needs: janaki@yogamama.co.za