Janice was born and raised in Austin, Texas and has been practicing and studying yoga for over 6 years. In 2013, she became certified with Yoga Alliance as a RYT-200 and currently teaches at Bfree Yoga and Eastside Yoga. Having suffered from chronic low back pain, she understands the mental and physical challenges of overcoming an injury. When studying anatomy during her teacher training, she was drawn to the intelligence and intricacy of the human body and the way it functioned. Similar to a yoga practice, massage therapy also creates mental & physical awareness, bringing harmony in our bodies. Janice’s personal epiphany with massage therapy began in 2012 when Michelle Hittner worked on her psoas to relieve her low back pain. This emphasized what yoga taught her; our bodies, from the muscles and nervous system to our thoughts and actions are all connected. This realization has peaked her interest in gaining a broader understanding of the body and expanding her ability to help others. She is joining the team at Austin Massage Company and is currently attending A New Beginning Massage School to be a Certified LMT in March 2016.