Janel is a NYC-based mindfulness curriculum developer and yoga instructor specializing in prenatal and postpartum wellness. Janel differentiates herself among wellness professionals in her structured mindfulness-based approach. She integrates her decade of experience studying and working in clinical medicine and neuroscience into her precise and centered method to teaching yoga and meditation.  She has been awarded both national and international accolades in medical education and women’s health, and channels her passion for health into her advocacy work for prenatal and postpartum wellness education. 

In 2018, she and artist Abbie Groff created the Milk Moon community which centers on prenatal and Postnatal wellness support in Brooklyn Heights, and offers a unique mind-body approach to postpartum recovery. In 2019, Janel founded the JOY PROJECT l, a series of vinyasa-flow yoga pop-ups in various communities in Brooklyn including Cobble Hill and Park Slope, with her partner Jen Nigro.

What I do is simple: I educate. I empower. I elevate. 🧘🏻‍♀️ I move bodies. I empower women. I guide my students into a life of wellbeing through mindful movement, mindful meditation and mindful awareness. My expertise resides in guiding women to claim their physical power to feel deeply + truly EMPOWERED in their choices especially in pregnancy, childbirth and the postpartum period. I guide them to trust their own resilience, to trust their bodies, to trust their own source of educated and well-informed wisdom. I am deeply honored to my students who have trusted me enough to guide them in their journeys into wellness, who have trusted me with moving their bodies in yoga, and to those who have trusted me to guide them into labor.