W E L C O M E 

I AM JANA

A Clinical Nutritionist, Herbalist, Ayurvedic
Practitioner, Holistic Private Chef, E-RYT 500 Yoga Instructor, Licensed Massage Therapist, Reiki Master, plant nerd, lover of trails, books, travel, animals, Gaia and the wilds.

I am passionate about syncing up with nature's rhythms and aligning with our highest possible expression of humanity both individually and collectively.


When I'm not seeing clients or teaching you can find me in the kitchen, garden, on a trail or in the water. I live on the sacred island of Kauai with my husband, Patrick Bremser. He's an extraordinarily talented waterman, chef, photographer (most of the photos on this site are his) and a budding woodworker. Check out his work HERE.

I BELIEVE...

Everyone has the capacity within themselves for healing, great joy and deep wisdom. Love, joy and peace are our birthright. For us to meet our potential, it often takes the help of others who have tapped into this power in themselves. In community we can learn, heal and grow together. Without the support of passionate and talented practitioners in my life I wouldn't be where I am. Since the age of 15 teachers in many forms have guided my path including Chiropractors, Physical Therapists, Trainers, Nutritionists, Herbalists, Massage
Therapists and Yoga Instructors. Through my own healing journey I've learned so much about what true. balanced health is. My practice is to share what I've learned, be present through transformation, see the beauty and truth of reality and meet people whereever they are on their path with consciousness and compassion.

 

I seek to hold a healing space for the soul to unfurl and express it’s inner beauty through Alignment based Vinyasa Yoga, Integrative Massage Therapy, Ayurvedic Medicine, Holistic Nutrition and Reiki. I specialize in Yoga Therapy, Cross Training for Athletes, Detoxification, Recovery from Addictions and Empowering
Women to awaken their inner truth and connection to Nature.

MY STORY

I found my way to Eastern Philosophy and Medicine through my love of mythology and Nature.

I dove into meditation at 12 after moving to Michigan and found a home that would always be with me. By age 15 injuries and chronic pain forced me to find healing through Massage, Chiropractic and Nutrition. After graduating from Michigan State University with degrees in Sustainable Agriculture and Community Development, I began working with small farms and schools in Washington state. I found sanctuary and healing on the mat and cushion. Sitting with a Soto Zen community for years brought me face to face with the pain I had been carrying for so long, physically and emotionally. I gave myself completely to healing practices. I took my first yoga teacher training in 2002 in Seattle with Theresa Elliott and returned to Michigan to start a new life in the healing arts.


In Grand Rapids, Mi I taught yoga, built community and became a Clinical Nutritionist, Herbal Medicine Practitioner and Medical Massage Therapist. In early 2009 I returned to the West Coast to follow my heart, deepen my studies of Ayurvedic Medicine, Yoga, Kashmiri Shaiva Philosophy and continue the adventure of LIFE with my beloved partner, the great Qi Chef, Surfer, Photographer, Patrick Bremser.


Among the most influential teachers for me are Desiree Rumbaugh, Sianna Sherman, Noah Maze, Abby Tucker, Behnje Masson, Rick Powell, Douglas Brooks, Giselle Mari, Jennifer Prugh and Erika Abrahamian. I began my practice with Kundalini Yoga with Ray Grace in Olympia, WA. The next
10 years were devoted to Anusara Yoga and Tantric Philosophy, teaching in Grand Rapids, MI and San Francisco/Bay Area, CA. Recently, I have developed an insatiable love of Ashtanga Yoga and practice in the San Jose area. I weave the heart of these practices with my lifetime study of Tantric/Buddhist/Shamanic non-dual Philosophy and my wild dedication to the Great Mother Earth.

EDUCATION

  • 1999: Michigan State University B.S. Environmental Policy, B.S. Cultural Anthropology, SustainableDevelopment.

  • 2002: Pacific Yoga: Year long Teacher Training w/Theresa Elliott & Kathryn Smith.

  • 2003: Shiva Rea Teacher Training

  • 2003: Anusara ®Teacher Training Desiree Rumbaugh

  • 2003: Anusara ®Therapy Training John Friend

  • 2003: Certified Clinical Nutrition. Blue Heron Academy of Healing Arts, Grand Rapids, Mi

  • 2003-2008: Ayurvedic Medicine Apprenticeship with Sonam Targee

  • 2003-Present: Reiki Levels 3 with Beth Townsend & Christopher Campbell.

  • 2004: Master Herbalist. Blue Heron Academy of Healing Arts, Grand Rapids, Mi.

  • 2005: Anusara ®Inspired Yoga Teacher.

  • 2005: Anusara ® Teacher Training John Friend: Miami.

  • 2006: Certified Medical Massage Therapist. Blue Heron Academy of Healing Arts, Grand Rapids, MI

  • 2005: Anusara ® Yoga Immersion Behnje Masson.

  • 2007: Anusara ® Yoga Teacher Training John Friend & Sianna Sherman: Cincinnati.

  • 2007: Anusara ® Yoga Immersion Behnje Masson.

  • 2009: Assisted Anusara ® Yoga Teacher Training & Immersion Sianna Sherman & Noah Maze

  • 2005-Present: Tantric Philosophy: Douglas Brooks,

  • 2009-2013: Hareesh Wallis Tantric & Shaivite Philosophy/Meditations.

  • 2012: Thai Massage Therapy, Saul David Raye.

  • 2013-Present: Advanced Shamanic Healing with Hank Wesselman & Jill Kuykendal.

CERTIFICATIONS

  • 500 E-RYT with Yoga Alliance.

  • 2003: Certified Clinical Nutrition. Blue Heron Academy of Healing Arts, Grand Rapids, Mi

  • 2004: Master Herbalist. Blue Heron Academy of Healing Arts, Grand Rapids, Mi. Taught both programs

  • 2005.2006: Licensed Medical Massage Therapist, Blue Heron Academy Healing Arts, GR, MI. 

  • 2014: Certified Ayurvedic Practitioner. Mount Madonna Institute College of Ayurveda, CA

  • 2019: Re-Attunement and Certified Reiki Master, Usui Method.

  • 2019: Certified Ayurvedic Postpartum Doula, Ayurmama, CA.

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