Janie is the owner of the center and is grateful to share the gifts of yoga with all who walk through the doors. She began practicing yoga in 1996 and has over 2200 hours of teacher training. Her first teacher was also the founder of the Indiana Yoga Alliance, Barb Badger, who ignited her desire to share yoga with passion and compassion. Teachers she has studied with include Desiree Rumbaugh, Gary Kraftsow, Todd Norian, Ann Greene and a variety of instructors. She also completed Todd Norian's teacher training program in May 2009 as well as his Ashaya® Yoga teacher training in 2015. Janie teaches a heart-opening practice that includes creating a theme for each class. She believes in the power of setting intentions, then breathing them fully into the body, mind and spirit during the class. Skillful alignment essentials are taught that enables students to enhance the flow of energy in the body. This has proven to be an empowering way to build confidence and a strong inner core to co-create a life of joy and light.
Yoga has been personally transforming to Janie and she wishes to motivate others to open up to yoga as an amazing tool for their own transformation. The possibillites are truly amazing!
Barb Manley brings a gentle nurturing spirit with years of yoga training and experience. She has worked with Deepak Chopra and is also a holistic nurse and an Ayurvedic practitioner. She is a wealth of yoga information that she joyously shares with others. Her classes are nurturing and supportive as she uses blankets to create a space for your body to relax and allow the stresses you carry to melt away. Barb often includes the Tibetan Rites in her classes: a series of movements that are proven to reduce aging from the inside out. She includes pranayama (breathing exercises) in all of her classes as well.
Barb also offers meditation and Ayurvedic consultations at the center. Ayurveda is the sister science of yoga that teaches you how to create optimal health based on your unique constitution. She taught this at the Chopra Center. Contact the center for details.
Laura took a few yoga classes while in college at Indiana University, and began seriously studying and practicing yoga after graduating in 2004. After completing her first teacher training in 2005, it quickly became clear that it was her dharma (vocation, duty) to teach, and Laura has been a full-time yoga teacher ever since. Laura is now also working towards a career as a physical therapist, and hopes the science of that field and the artistry of yoga will complement each other well to better serve students and patients alike. Laura has studied extensively with many current and former Anusara Yoga teachers, and while not an Anusara teacher herself, her teaching is informed by the precise alignment and emotion-evoking language of this style as well as an academic knowledge of human anatomy. Spiritual but down to earth, with a bit of an irreverent edge, Laura’s classes are playful, fun and accessible, with clear alignment instruction and individualized attention.
Lauren Windle began exploring yoga right here at Source Yoga. In the midst of an emotional work upheaval, she found solace and breathing space through yoga.
When her company shut its doors, Lauren decided to become a yoga instructor and began teacher training at Peace Through Yoga in 2009. Her first teaching gig (2010) was at Source Yoga. She has never looked back.
Since then, she has broadened her certification and presently teaches prenatal, senior yoga, and specializes in beginner and gentle yoga. An avid gardener (soon to gain Master Gardener certification), dog lover and corporate writer and blogger, Lauren believes in “Doing what you love and loving what you do!”
Julie Gordon :
Julie has been a student at the center since 2005 and completed her teacher training with Eric Bryant and Ahna Hoke in 2010. Julie brings a joyful heart to her teaching as she shares her passion of yoga with others.
Julie is skillful at building community and encouraging others in the practice. Her bubbly energy is uplifting and inspiring. Julie plans to continue immersing herself in teacher training workshops and immersions with a focus on alignment focused and uplifting styles of yoga.
Mark Killion began practicing yoga in 1997 to find relief from low back pain. His introduction to yoga led to the discovery of the wonderful connection of mind, body and spirit that yoga offers.
Mark is a certified Ashaya® Yoga teacher. His teaching aligns body, mind and heart to facilitate the awakening of our inherent creative potential as human beings. Mark has a playful style that focuses on precise alignment of the body infused with heart-based teachings. encouraged.
Mark truly enjoys co-teaching our Ashaya Yoga teacher training program. His years of corporate training experience enhances his skillful presentations.
Look for upcoming workshops in this method presented by Mark.
Angela began studying yoga in 2003 after being diagnosed with a chronic health condition. Yoga and meditation quickly became key factors in managing the condition and maintaining her health and vitality.
She has studied multiple styles with several teachers by attending workshops and participating in their online programs. Locally her primary teachers have been Eric Bryant, Laura Cisler, Ahna Hoke and Hari Datti Kaur. She has also studied with national teachers that include Sadie Nardini, Matthew Sanford, Todd Norian, Kenny Graham and Leslie Kaminoff. She is completing our Ashaya Yoga Teacher training which adds to her skillset.
Angela's classes are focused around a philosophical and physical theme. She offers multiple pose variations to challenge students practicing at all levels. Bring a sense of playfulness and a willingness to try something new!
Vickie began her yoga journey in 2008 and completed her 200 hour certification in 2011. Her path in yoga has been about philosophical and personal exploration along with the challenges of the physical aspects. She feels she has been able to be more at peace with herself and others through her yoga practice.
Vickie incorporates all foundations of yoga into her yoga teaching, breathe, postures and the yamas and niyamas. Plus, being a former dancer and current certified Pilates instructor, Vickie's classes are also focused on alignment and success for her students in all poses. She strives to balance the mental and physical in all of her classes. Vickie's extensive anatomy knowledge has led her to add foam rolling to some of her classes.
This helps release tension in the fascia (connective tissue) to restore balance in the body. Yoga has been a positive influence in life and she looks forward to sharing all of that with her students.
Our teachers also practice what they preach and are passionate about sharing the gifts of yoga with students. We all know that yoga, like life, is a journey, one we embrace with our hearts, minds and our spirits! May you join us on this journey into the unshakeable deliverance of your heart. May you open up and find the good in every opportunity for growth that comes your way!