Janie Ganga Fronek, E-RYT 500
In a nutshell
Janie Ganga is a certified Integrated Amrit Method (I AM) Yoga Teacher. Her RYT500 includes Amrit Level I, Level II, Yoga Nidra, & Advanced Yoga Nidra for a total of over 900 hours of Training. She is certified in the I AM Yoga Method of Body Psychology and Let Your Yoga Dance for Special Populations. Janie is officially E-RYT500 (reflecting more than 2,000 hours of teaching and over 900 hours of training). Janie teaches Private Yoga & weekly group classes and she loves helping to make the ancient teachings of yoga accessible to ALL.
Janie has been practicing Amrit yoga (meditation in motion) since 2002. For many years, she enjoyed yoga classes once a week – she found that yoga lowered her stress level, made her body feel healthier, and gave her perspective on difficult relationships.
Her practice deepened in 2011 when major shifts in her life began (she separated from her former life partner at the same time as she left a 13-year career in non-profits). Yoga gave her the tools and the practice to enjoy the transformation and the journey.
Before her yoga journey began, Janie was an academic, with a dual Bachelor’s in English & American Literature and Sexuality & Society from Brown University (1997) as well as a Master’s in English from Brown University (1999). Currently, in addition to teaching yoga, Janie enjoys working at Whole Foods on Waterman Street in Customer Service & as Local Forager.
Now, she is extremely grateful to share what she’s learned with her friends, loved ones, community, and YOU! Her passion in her yoga teaching is to make the amazing benefits of a personal yoga practice accessible to ALL PEOPLE.
Janie Ganga believes in Health at Every Size – the simple premise that the best way to improve health is to honor your body. She collaborates with SHAPE RI to offer size-affirming yoga. Janie Ganga invites her students to find deep love for their bodies (as they are) and the mind (as it is).
Janie Ganga’s guiding intention is: Honor Your Inspiration!
Regular Teaching Locations:
Additional Teaching Experience:
Corporate Wellness Yoga at Aipso in Johnston, RI
Chair Yoga at Scituate Senior Center in Scituate, RI
East Providence Senior Center, East Providence, RI
Saint Elizabeth Manor rehab center, Bristol, RI
West Warwick Senior Center, West Warwick, RI
Designed Material and Conducted Workshops on:
Yogic Intentions, Science of Yoga Nidra, Love Your Curves, Yoga for Fat Bodies, Chakra Clearing, Asana Alignment, Breath Practice, Balancing
August 2018 – I AM Yoga Method of Body Psychology – Amrit Yoga Institute, Salt Springs, Florida
June 2018 – Let Your Yoga Dance for Special Populations – Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health, Stockbridge, Massachusetts
October 2016 – Advanced Yoga Nidra Teacher Training – Amrit Yoga Institute, Salt Springs, Florida
May 2016 – Science of the Private Yoga Lesson with Francesca Cervero – Online Training
October 2015 – Curvy Yoga Retreat with Anna Guest-Jelley – Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health, Stockbridge, Massachusetts
July 2015 – Prana Awakening Returning Participant – Amrit Yoga Institute, Salt Springs, Florida
March 2015 – Amrit Yoga Nidra Facilitator Training (Certified Professional) – Santosha Yoga Studio, Providence, Rhode Island
October 2014 – Sadhana of Prana with Chandrakant – Amrit Yoga Institute, Salt Springs, Florida
June 2014 – Prana Awakening (received Sanskrit spiritual name of Ganga) – Amrit Yoga Institute, Salt Springs, Florida
March 2014 – Amrit Yoga Level II Certification – Amrit Yoga Institute, Salt Springs, Florida
May 2013 – Registered Yoga Teacher with Yoga Alliance
April 2013 – Amrit Yoga Level I Certification – Amrit Yoga Institute program held at Santosha Yoga Studio, Providence, Rhode Island
October 2010 – Yogi Amrit Desai – “Entering the Zero Stress Zone” – Santosha Yoga Studio, Providence, Rhode Island
April 2010 – Kamini Desai – “Yoga For Everyday Life; Extending Your Practice Beyond the Mat” and “Dispelling the Illusion of Perfection” – Santosha Yoga Studio, Providence, Rhode Island
October 2008 – Yogi Amrit Desai – Two-day workshop featuring Quantum Breath Meditation, Hotel Providence, Providence, Rhode Island
February 2008 – Kamini Desai – “Yoga of Relationship” – Santosha Yoga Studio, Providence, Rhode Island
May 2005 – Yogi Amrit Desai – “Yoga Nidra: Urge to Merge / The Power of Intention” – Anahata Yoga School, Providence, Rhode Island
April 2005 – Bhakti Platt – “The Yoga of Freedom and Empowerment” (A three-day workshop that featured intention-building) – Anahata Yoga School, Providence, Rhode Island