I trust that we're crossing paths because you feel the irresistible, undeniable urge that something needs to change.
Maybe you're finally fed up with trimming yourself back to please other people? Is your life low on pleasure and high on stress? Have you lost yourself in the lives of others or in the drama of the world? Perhaps you're feeling a sense of internal heaviness and you want to lighten up? Or maybe you don't know what's going on but you're longing for something that you can't even describe - yet.
When you feel that something needs to shift, it's very tempting to first try to change things "out there". In your effort to find perfection, you ditch your old job for a new one, find the "one" and marry them, commit to self-improvement, seek spiritual enlightenment, start a new diet, move to a new place, and yet, after the initial buzz wears off, you find yourself once again, feeling like something's just got to change.
Why not try first polishing the mirror? And then take a good look in it
Truly. Yet, it takes some work to let go of those beliefs about how it "should be". It takes some awareness and guts to get complete with the old pains, face the big fears, embrace the buried anger, and go beyond the repetitive thought patterns that hinder your clarity, satisfaction and aliveness. I'm happy to be your ally and facilitator in this work. Together we will address these points of tension so that you can release them and free yourself up, while transforming the very foundation on which you live, play and love.
Welcome to the very real, very valuable work of personal transformation.
I'm a change agent. For over 15 years, I've been supporting people in transforming their emotional baggage and past pain into sensuous, rich enjoyment of life.
I decided long ago to focus on liberation. What does it mean to be free? Is suffering unavoidable? What to do with all this fear I feel? What's truly possible in the realms of relationship, sex and intimacy? How do I awaken my capacity for joy?
I have been engaged in inquiries of this fashion since I was 15. While looking for answers, a colorful life sort of just sprung up around me. I've found real magic in the power of my sensuality. I've danced, breathed and sang myself into ecstasy. I've posed my questions to therapists, shamans, artists, non-dualists and healers. The insightful ones directed me, not surprisingly, back to myself. In an effort to heal traumas from the past, I've grieved, hit pillows, beat up punching bags, raged with fury, shook with fear, took silence, ran away from myself and came back once again. I've been deeply renewed through my experiences with plant medicine, deep aromatherapy, dance, latihan, bodyhan and emotional clearing.
During one five-year span, I took many transformational and relating workshops, where in a room full of people I didn't know, I learned to let go, be seen and loved in my authentic emotional rawness. I later trained to facilitate those workshops. I've also practiced and studied Tantra, shamanism, somatic sexual healing, energy work, emotional and trauma release bodywork and healing movement modalities.
I like to break the rules. I like to disrupt the inner patterns and dramas that hold me in limited ways. Through bold living, I've befriended the unconventional, wild and artistic in myself. This has endowed me with an insightful, creative perspective and a great sense of humor.
Let's welcome your real self to the table. In my work you'll get the space to share what's real for you and discover and stand for what you truly desire. I'll show you what it means to lighten up, to let go and trust, to be empowered, to use your own energy for renewal and transformation and to live a life that is true to to who you really are.
You are worth it.
Are you ready to move from books and concepts to embodied awareness of your own wisdom?
Are you tired of acting like "you've got it all together," when really, it's just not working?
Do you ache for a life of real self-expression and delicious sensual enjoyment?
What Clients Say
I was working on deep emotions, fears and doubts that came up as a result of meditation. I felt called to reach out to Janie as her work seemed that it could help me through my experiences.
Janie helped me do with my inner work. She was immensely helpful, unconditionally supportive and powerful. I could share authentically with her. She was also there to support me at the right time. It became easier to trust my awakening process. I felt more at ease with my work and other aspects of my life, as I could be with the inner fears and see the truth. It was a slow process and the support from Janie was aligned and timely.
It was authentic, open-minded interaction, which honestly all of us should have more of. She provides unique and beautiful support.
- Abhijeet K., Seattle, Wash.
I had been hesitant to ask anyone for help around my body issues. There are so many doctors and dietitians that have ideas about what I should do or eat or look like, but none of it has worked! I felt angry that my body wasn't cooperative and doing what they and I wanted.
Working with Janie was different. She is fun, supremely patient, a skilled listener and has an almost other-worldly inner guidance. She didn't shame me or make me feel bad for my choices or my body. She kept coaching me to trust myself, listen to my body and let go of what doesn't work. And I've had some great results: I feel stronger in my body, I've let go of the struggle around my weight and I now make time to rest during the day without feeling guilty. But probably the most profound thing has been discovering how to trust myself, experience joy and set intentions that really work for me.
- Danica T., Phoenix, Ariz.
Janie, I thought about you today, and the contribution you made to what has become a “great awakening” for me. My journey has not been easy, and I have had to make difficult decisions, and face the loss. And I am in a better place now.
Life is not perfect, but it is better. I look back to the things that I experienced with you, and what I learned from spending time with you. I just wanted to say “thank you”. You were the beginning of enormous positive change, for me.