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roleModel of the Week: Jana Webb


Interview

Jana Webb: Mother, Creator of JOGA, Under Armour Athlete, Star of Real Housewives of Toronto (RHOT), Ted Talks Speaker, and so much more...

You are such a beautiful & inspiring woman; tell us about your journey to becoming the creator of JOGA and being Joga Jana?

It’s a long story, but the short version is I was in a car accident and yoga was required as part of my rehab. I enjoyed yoga but the more I practiced I realized my body was not built like a yogi and as an athlete there were certain positions and movements I just could not do. I loved being on my mat and the fact that there was no competition. I traveled to Japan to study ISHTA Yoga and breath-work. ISHTA blends ancient eastern philosophy and contemporary sciences of Hatha, Tantra, and Ayurveda. I decided to bring this individualized science back to Canada. Shortly after my return, I was approached by the Canadian Football Team to create a program that offered yoga for athletes. So, JOGA was born, designed for athletes and athletic movements. The focus of JOGA is to educate participants about the mechanics of the body, how to move within the body’s limitations, and overall awareness of body intelligence.

Instagram: jogajana

Hometown: Bentley Alberta, Canada

Have you always led a healthy and active lifestyle? If not, what made you change. Was there a defining moment?

I come from an athletic family. My sister is holistic nutritionist. Exercise and sports were a part of my life growing up. There was a moment that I did gain weight and I let myself go. I actually had to join a weight loss program to lose the 30 pounds. But it j