Janet Carscadden PT, DPT, E-RYT, YACEPTweet
Janet Carscadden took her first Hatha yoga class in 1995. As a licensed physical therapist Janet found yoga to be useful in improving flexibility, strength and clarity of mind. Gradually over time she discovered the healing art of yoga therapy and started integrating yoga practices into her patient treatment sessions.
In 2000 she attended her first Jivamukti class. A whole new world of the eight limbed path of yoga was opened up to her. Janet traveled to Bali to complete a 200 hour certification in Vibrant Living Yoga Teacher Training that included instructors teaching Hatha, Vinyasa Flow, Ashtanga, Iyengar, Sivananda and Kundalini yoga. Her style of teaching has been influenced by instruction received from Daniel Aaron, Govinda Kai, Chris Kummer, Patrick Oanacia, Judith Lasater and Prem Carlisi. In 2009 Janet returned to Bali, and discovered a love of chanting. She learned to play the harmonium under the guidance of her teacher, Geoffrey Gordon.
Janet’s classes include flowing vinyasa asana, music, chanting, pranayama and meditation all built around a central theme. Drawing on her expertise of the physical body, Janet offers her students detailed instruction in alignment and adjustments to bring their practice to a new level. She challenges students to remain focused on being in the here and now; meeting their practice where they are at that moment in time.
New in 2015, Janet’s classes will incorporate the use of the Yoga Wall to improve student’s ability to experience therapeutic benefits of their asana practice.
Dr. Carscadden teaches weekly a weekly drop-in Yoga Therapeutics Spine and Hips class on Tuesdays 4:30-5:30 pm, Yoga for a Healthy Back 6 week series, Yoga Nidra, Yoga Wall and Psoas Release Workshops. She is faculty in our 200-hour Yoga Teacher Training, Yoga Therapeutics for Healthcare Providers Courses and our Yoga for Life Program.