About Janine Grillo Marra, Founder & Owner
Yoga, Shake Your Soul®, Meditation and Specialty Classes/Events
As a licensed physical therapist (B.S. McGill University, 1983), Reiki practitioner, Shake Your Soul® dance teacher, certified fitness trainer and long time meditator, Janine augments her classes with aspects of therapy, fitness, healing, and mindfulness for a truly integrated experience.
Janine began her own yoga practice in 1992. Since then, she participated in a yoga teacher training program led by Sarah Powers, well known yoga and meditation teacher, in California (in 2000) and regularly enhances her practice with workshops, extended retreats and inner work. Janine teaches both a yin and yang style of yoga, as well as meditation.
In 2009 Janine met Daniel Leven, founder of Shake Your Soul® and the Leven Institute, and immediately knew that she wanted to offer another type of movement class focused on creativity, fun and great music. Shake Your Soul® classes were the perfect fit.
Since the early 2000s, other influential teachers have been those of the Tibetan Buddhist lineage - Lama Willa Miller, Lama John Makransky, Brendan Kennedy, Anam Thubten Rinpoche, Lama Surya Das, Charles Genoud, and Pema Chodron - and Buddhist psychologists Jennifer and John Welwood, Tara Brach, and Jack Kornfield.
Janine is a core meditation and yoga teacher with Natural Dharma Fellowship and often assists Lama Willa Miller and other teachers at retreats by leading yoga and movement practices.
Janine is committed to the path of healing and transformation in her own life and helps others through her classes, workshops, retreats, Reiki and private sessions. She also volunteers teaching meditation classes at the Suffolk County House of Corrections.