"Mindfulness, the aware, balanced acceptance of present experience, is at the heart of what the Buddha taught.”
—Sylvia Boorstein

Janice Gates

Janice Gates has deep roots in both the yoga and Buddhist traditions, practicing since 1988. She has been leading mindful yoga and meditation retreats for over 20 years and is on the faculty of the Mindfulness Yoga and Meditation Training at Spirit Rock. Janice is passionate about supporting yoga teachers on their journey and educating health care professionals in the how to use the incredibly sophisticated tools of yoga and mindfulness for healing. She offers Somatic Yoga Therapy trainings and intensives, maintains a private practice in Yoga Therapy and mentors teachers around the globe. Janice is the author of the pioneering book, Yogini: The Power of Women in Yoga and co-founder of, an online women's yoga and meditation sangha. In her teaching, she guides students to honor the intuitive wisdom of the body and emphasizes the integration of practice into daily life. For more information go to

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