Janine Leagh has been evolving through movement practices and integrated philosophy for over 30yrs. Initially she was an elite athlete and coach, and would push her body hard to gain competitive results. The end result however, was a greatly injured and over stressed body-mind.
As in all qualities of nature, the organism seeks to balance itself and what followed were years of ’un-doing’ and re-patterning through yoga science research and the embodiment of asana with living philosophy. She began her journey of returning to Self, moving through past trauma and pain
Janine founded HYA Yoga Studios & Training Academy in Australia in 2012 and has been practicing and teaching yoga since 1997. She shares her wisdom of embodied learnings, and facilitates the students' own body-mind awakening through their direct experience... a powerful practice both in 1-1 therapy and on the mat. Currently resting in the UK after extensive international travel, Janine offers students and clients Virtual 1-1 sessions as an opportunity to delve deeper into their own body wisdom through an integrated approach of physical, emotional and mental balancing.
She is especially interested in the body-mind and living from the integrated Sacred Heart. This has brought about healing qualities and an ability to transverse realms of consciousness between physical, emotional and mental patterns. Transmitting source energy can support innate healing and a remembrance/ return to wholeness.
With a great passion for functional human movement, Janine has practiced yoga for over 23yrs as well as an avid climber, kitesurfer and freestyle mover, she has taught over 15,000 hours of yoga around the world and is currently offering Virtual 1-1 sessions.
Janine is a 500hr Teacher Training Master Facilitator and draws from the following in her offerings:
More than 2000hrs of Yoga Training including Yin Yoga with Paul Grilley, Level 3 Power Vinyasa Baron Baptiste, 1000hrs of Embodied Flow and Somatic Movement with Tara Judelle and Dr Scott Lyons, Tantric Philosophy with Carlos Pomeda, Sally Kempton and Christopher Wallis, 1000hrs of Traditional Yoga studies with Georg Fueurstein, Anasara with John Friend and ParaYoga Nidra with Rod Stryker.
BSc Sport Science Honours Degree
Certified Mind Body Therapy Practitioner
Certified Somatic Movement Educator and Coach
Shamanic Soul Retrieval
Energy Vortex and Chakra balancing
Breath-work and Pranayama
Cranial Sacral Therapy Practices
Psychology and Limiting Belief integration
Facilitated Fascial release
Vipassana meditation and Tantric visualisation practices
End of Life Doula Advocate Training
Body Mind Centering Practices
Non Violent Communication
Recovered Trauma Survivor and Trauma Therapy provider.
private healing sessions
Janine supports and facilitates the somatic healing process through inner dialogue and focusing work together with energy and chakra balancing, reiki, hands on healing, fascial release, cranial-sacral therapy, body mind centring, breath work and much more.
She is able to bring herself into a place to channel the highest vibration of divine, unconditional love and can bring this through her hands to the recipient in contact work, or can allow the vibration to permeate the room while working with dialogue.
She is skilled in guiding a recipient into their own body-mind and tuning into listening to the needs and requirements for healing to occur, as well as when the body has experienced enough for one session.
Every session will be different, as every person is different. If you are ready to experience incredible, deep healing, then book a session below. If you have questions, or would like more information, please contact Janine below.
Virtual Sessions include a blend from the following modalities
Parts work, Internal Family Systems, Focusing, Inner dialogue, Presencing, Mindfulness, Meditation, Cognitive processing, Brethwork, Chakra balancing and Empathetic Resonancing
What clients are saying about theses sessions:
"After my first online session with Janine, filled with despair and inner tension built up by decades of developmental and complex PTSD, and by many inconclusive therapeutic and innerwork attemps, I felt lighter, like jumping with joy and laughing alone aloud. The inner source of fresh aliveness in me had been watered by her precise, open and gentle guidance and attunement, so much so that I was wary of becoming addicted to our sessions –or rather, to Janine. My inner child sensed the possibility of a secure attachment and a spreading of my wings, or simply, the possibility of deeper, authentic, fluid breathing. By our 3rd session, the excitement had quietly settled while the awe and gratitude remain as we work together on what is there beneath the surface of my daily life and practice, embodied and heavy, the buried suffering, the internalized pressure, the confusion, the habitual dissociation and so forth.
Janine works with quiet but expert focus on both the somatic bottom up and the cognitive top-down dimension of being, listening deeply, encouraging softly and allowing for all the emotions and sensations to be cared for, felt, and acknowledged. Regulation and release come immediately in the very safe, warm and secure space she holds, and this in spite of working online through the tiny screen of my phone. She seems to have a very vast knowledge of all the bodily and mental processes of stress and trauma buildup and release. Through her simple presence and way of being and relating to me, moment by moment, she expresses in the most natural and effortless way what could yet be an enormous mountain of experience and training. If only I lived on the same continent, I would certainly rush for the hand-on therapy. For now, I am looking forward to your next session, remembering her advices, confident in her incredibly soothing support and wisdom, and in the process of recovering my own innate strength and power to ensure I live a healthy, happy life, healing from the developmental trauma disorder. Thank you so much, Janine. I did not even dare dreaming I could find such a skilled and humane therapist. And this sense of trust, at this stage of my life, is in itself is an immense gift" -
Nawang Jinpa, MA, Buddhist nun
yoga teacher training
200 HOUR FOUNDATION
This Internationally accredited 200hr Teacher Training Program will immerse you into the foundational aspects of all that Yoga is. Janine specialises in advanced methods of facilitation so that you, the student, are able to embody and 'upload' experiences and materials for rapid and integrated learning.
You will be introduced to the history of yoga with intense personal development to prepare you, the student, for the role as teacher.
The course focuses on an in-depth understanding of the anatomy and physiology of yoga postures, hands-on assisting, understanding sequence structure and counter-pose, yoga physiology, and living philosophy. The focus and point of difference in Janine's delivery is that the emphasis is on your experiential and embodied learning. The Truth of Yoga can ultimately only be felt as an individuals experience. This is the realisation process that we live and model in the 200hr program and for life.
We guide you in the development of a sadhana practice including meditation, kriyas, and pranayama. We also take a brief look at the energy body, holding space for healing, develop non-violent communication and invitational language for trauma sensitive classes and so much more.
The course is lead by Janine Leagh, Master facilitator, and will be assisted by Senior Yoga teachers and guest faculty for impactful learning. All facilitators will present in the subject matter to which they are experts in their field of study, e.g. yoga philosophy, anatomy & physiology, etc.
This is a deep dive into the world of yoga, and a course that delivers the foundation for a lifetime of experiences.
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What are you waiting for?
Upcoming Programs 2021
April 2021 -10 day intensive over Easter plus 4x alternate weekends. Soul Fire Studios, Sheffield UK
October 2021, Sydney, Australia - Venue and dates TBC
300 HOUR POST-GRADUATE
The 300hr post-graduate program is made up of 6 modules. You must complete a 200hr foundational training prior to these modules but they are open to all graduates of any training style.These modules can be undertaken in any order and as stand-alone CEC units.
MODULE #1: EMBODIED YIN YOGA 50hrs plus 25hrs Virtual theory sessions
In this training you will develop an ability to see and teach through multiple lenses of focused awareness, with special attention on TCM Elements, organs and Meridian pairs. Janine has studied with yin yoga creator, Paul Grilley, and has studied somatic methods with Dr Scott Lyons. Please email for more information
MODULE #2: EMBODIED BEING VINYASA 50hrs
This training takes us on a deep, internal journey into the body, Conscious transitions, Cellular Breatt, developmental movement patterns in yoga, the archetecture of the bones , Flow state and fluid movement, Diaphragms and Bandhas
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MODULE #3: SACRED ALCHEMY 50hrs
Alchemists are contemplative researchers versed in the science of personal transformation and the art of inner magic .
This course will be dedicated to facilitating transformative, progressive classes, workshops and retreats.Include methodologies and practices to bring the student into an embodied experience, practical skills for advanced sequencing, assisting and teaching.yoga in the community for specific populations, developing and integrating a sadhana practice and the ethical business practice.
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MODULE #4 STRESS, TRAUMA & NEUROSCIENCE 50hrs
Includes Non-Violent Communication and Trauma informed languaging, the role of Poly-Vagal Theory and practices, the triune brain and trauma, the role of stress and the window of tolerance and how to build resilience through intelligent integration of the above.
MODULE #5 EMBODIED PHILOSOPHY 50hrs
Includes Contemplative Psychology, Non-Dual Tantra practices and theming, weaving philosophy and matching the theme to the asana practice.
MODULE #6 - MENTORSHIP, COACHING & PROJECTS 25hrs - VIRTUAL
Includes 10hrs of 1-1 Virtual coaching and presenting sessions, 5hrs of Virtual Classroom, 10hrs of guided individual project and research such as teaching programs, workshops, retreats etc.
Upcoming Programs 2021/2022
Mentorships - Ongoing Online - Please enquire
Embodied Being Vinyasa
Stress, Trauma and Neuroscience
Sacred Alchemy - Progressive. transformative teaching
embodied yoga workshops
Janine offers a variety of workshops, including Embodied Flow™, Shamanic energy practices, as well as transformational yoga.
If you're a yoga studio that would like to find out more about her workshop offerings, please contact Janine below to receive an email with details and descriptions. Janine can also tailor or create bespoke workshops specific to your student's needs or requests.
If you're interested in deepening your personal yoga practice, Janine offers 1-on-1 sessions in vinyasa, hatha, embodied flow, or yin. Please click the booking button below to find out more and book yourself in.
UPCOMING WORKSHOPS 2020
VIRTUAL - The Breath of FLIGHT - Sacred Soul Wellness, Caringbah, Sydney, Australia
VIRTUAL - 40 Days to PERSONAL REVOLUTION 11 October - 20th November
| Entering The Dragon |The Goddess Lalita | The Ground of Being | 14-15 November, Soul Fire Studios, Sheffield UK
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