About Janice

Janice discovered the power of meditation and experienced the benefits of yoga while traveling through Asia over thirty years ago. Inspired and humbled by the impact these practices had on her own life, she has spent the last three decades deepening her understanding of how to most skillfully integrate these ancient teachings into our contemporary lives. She brings deep roots and a pioneering spirit to the fields of yoga and mindfulness and has taught in a wide range of settings, including private practice, prisons, yoga studios, meditation centers, schools, conferences, retreat centers, corporations and clinical settings. Janice is past president and current advisor to the International Association of Yoga Therapists, has served on the faculty of the Yoga Research and Education Center, and has written widely on yoga, yoga therapy and meditation. Her work is strongly influenced by decades of personal practice, her studies in Buddhism and Somatic psychology, the in-depth psycho-spiritual work of Jennifer Welwood and many years of falling down and getting back up! Janice is author of the pioneering book, Yogini, the Power of Women in Yoga and her work has been featured in Yoga Journal, Yoga International, the International Journal of Yoga Therapy and Oprah Magazine. She teaches at Spirit Rock Mediation Center and owned and directed the Yoga Garden, a thriving mindful yoga center for fourteen years. She is founder of Marin Yoga Therapy and Somatic Yoga Therapy training programs in Marin County, California. Janice currently leads contemplative retreats and trains yoga professionals and healthcare practitioners around the globe in how to use the incredibly sophisticated tools of yoga and mindfulness for healing.

A few excerpts of articles by Janice in Yoga Journal Magazine: https://www.yogajournal.com/author/janice-gates.

Janice’s work featured in Oprah Magazine: http://www.oprah.com/health/yoga-therapy-health-benefits-of-yoga

To see a video interview with Janice on YogiViews.

Listen to an audio interview with Janice on Yoga Peeps.

Janice’s article in YogiTimes