Jana Webb has made it her mission to share her inimitable perspective of fitness and health with the world. Jana is a survivor. A lifelong athlete, entrepreneur, businesswoman, TEDx Presenter, published fitness writer, TV host, ambassador, media sensationalist, teacher, mother and the creator and founder of JOGA.
Before JOGA, Jana was a successful television host and advertising executive that suffered injuries and chronic pain from a car accident. Striving to feel better and to manage her pain, she decided to take the advice of her performance coach and try yoga as a rehabilitative technique. Jana became curious to further her knowledge around this modality and traveled to Japan and became certified in Yoga. When Jana returned to Canada she worked alongside sports science therapists and trainers to harness her skills working with athletes. She applied her knowledge and started troubleshooting the biomechanics of the human body with the movements of sports so they were accessible for athletes. Wanting to bridge the gap between sport and yoga, and help athletes excel at their sport, Jana developed a number of sport-specific programs. In 2010 JOGA, a unique blend of movements and breathing techniques was born. JOGA has been revolutionarily in helping all athletes strengthen their minds and bodies for optimum performance.
The true significance of JOGA would not be unveiled until a second near fatal accident in 2016 left Jana with a broken back and a long-term brain injury. Surviving this traumatic accident led Jana to learn more about recovery, and truly understand and appreciate the mental & physical strength that it takes to overcome severe adversity.
JOGA is the reason Jana is here today. Her passion and purpose is to share JOGA with as many athletes as possible so that they can be the best and healthiest versions of themselves, beyond the game of sport.
“My name is Tyler Russell. I play hockey for the Los Angeles Jr Kings. I have been practicing JOGA for over 2 years. JOGA has helped me get stronger, especially with the strength in my legs. I really enjoy doing all of the JOGA exercises along with the salutation and the stretches. I consider JOGA a secret weapon because my body is in pain during the workout but I know that the pain is what will make me stronger. My JOGA coach, Carlie Chiovetti, is awesome. She is great at teaching all of the exercises and really cares that we are making improvements every week to help me be a stronger athlete.”
“What benefited me the most is the way we worked on my posture. In addition to that, my hips and hamstrings were always tight in the past. Now they, never get tight and I feel very fluid.”
“To be successful on the field, you have to be both physically and mentally prepared! I believe JOGA is the perfect blend of recovery, performance, and conditioning. I love JOGA because it not only makes my body feel better, but it allows my mind to let go.”
“I was looking for something new and that made sense with how my players move. This is when I was introduced to JOGA, a movement based program to help my players recover and maintain strength and mobility without sacrificing time. I felt it was an effective way of training”
“When trying to establish a foundation of strength JOGA segments 1 and 2 are very good for teaching the athlete balance and body control. This helps to increase strength and explosive power down the line.”
“JOGA is different than a traditional yoga class as it takes into consideration how athletes move, train and digest information. It’s program based and encompasses all of the physical properties needed to support elite performance.”
“When I started with Jana this past summer I noticed an immediate improvement in the way I felt physically. She paid close attention to the way my body was built and my strengths and weaknesses, allowing me to work on and improve strength and mobility that would immediately help me as an athlete. The work was very specific and tailored to my position. I’m very confident that it helped me on the ice when the season started. I’m looking forward to working with her again in the future.”
“Yoga can be an integral part of the off-season training of any athlete. It is important, however, to find an instructor who understands the demands of your sport and the strength and conditioning program. Jana and the JOGA staff have a done a great job of tailoring a program to meet the needs of my athletes and are willing and able to customize their sessions based on my feedback.”