My name is Janelle Peterson, and yoga is my coffee in the morning.
Okay, it’s accompanied by coffee, but I need both of them to supercharge me for my day.
I started doing yoga when I was fifteen as a way to relax, which I needed between juggling AP classes and extracurriculars—I was a busy girl.
It relaxed me when I wanted it to, and it was intense if that’s what I needed.
I think that’s why I fell in love with yoga in the first place; it’s the most versatile activity that you can either do while meditating, or make it intense and work out so many different parts of your body.
I taught a few weekend yoga classes when I was eighteen, which turned into a full-time job while also striving for my BA in physical therapy.
It worked in tandem, because I could actually try out new things I’d learned, and do something that I love at the same time.
Now, I end up teaching different classes at four different spots in the greater Boston area, while working as a physical therapist to help people with total physical rehabilitation after accidents and surgeries.
Every day, I come home to my corgi and lab, try to relax with a bit of Netflix, take them on a walk, and spend the wee hours of the night creating content for Torc Yoga.
Between specific music for yoga, workout clothes, mats, gear and everything in between, I wanted to share my experience and knowledge with you.
You already know the health benefits of yoga, so let’s get you suited up, out on the mat, and active.