Jana Webb talks about overcoming injury, battling concussions, and how her experiences have helped guide her in a life of entrepreneurship with JOGA.
When Jana Webb enters a locker room to work with athletes before a game, she is often recognized by these three roles: an entrepreneur, a leader in the sports fitness world, and a hockey mom. However, not many people know the story behind Jana or how and why JOGA was created. Jana Webb didn’t just wake up one day and decide she wanted to work with athletes. In fact, when she was asked what she wanted to do when she grew up as a child and young adult, she had no answer. Jana Webb got to where she is today through a series of twists and turns, and on the Curious Competitor podcast with Connor Carrick, Jana delves into just how these courses of events led her to creating JOGA – the successful movement system that is now used by the best athletes and sports teams in the world.
NHL Defenseman Connor Carrick started the Curious Competitor podcast as a way to talk to some of the world’s highest performing people about how they curate and execute their craft and the lessons they have learned along the way. When it comes to Jana Webb and the creation of JOGA, many of these lessons were learned as a result of some traumatic events that led to inspiring opportunities.
On the podcast, Jana Webb reveals how she first got into yoga as a form of recovery after a car accident. Jana immediately enjoyed the mental component of yoga, but coming from an athletic background with a stiffer body, recognized that there were physical limitations to the practice. This was what Jana refers to as her ‘aha’ moment that pushed her to design a program that combined the science of yoga breathing and relaxation with the biomechanics of sport.
Jana shares with Connor Carrick how she was able to build an empire, despite having little theoretical knowledge or a background in athletic therapy. Rather, she inspires listeners by stressing that what you need to succeed as an entrepreneur is a passion for what you do, the motivation to invest in yourself, and the curiosity to never stop learning or surrounding yourself with people who know more than you.
On the podcast, Jana Webb goes on to talk about how to this day, she is still looking at setbacks as resources and opportunities to better herself and her business. Currently recovering from another car accident that almost paralyzed her and left her with a brain injury (which she attributes the strength she has gained from JOGA for saving her life) and navigating relocating JOGA online during the Covid-19 pandemic, Jana and Connor expertly touch on the pursuit of growth during challenging times. To listen to the full podcast, click here.