Janet Lowndes - AIYT Director

Janet Lowndes is a Yoga Teacher, Yoga Therapist and Psychologist who has been working therapeutically with individual clients for almost 20 years. Having trained originally in Psychology, Janet became interested in an embodied approach to health and wellbeing and first studied Yoga Teaching at Swami Vivekananda’s ashram in India, then undertook further teacher training with the Australian Institute of Yoga at the Centre for Adult Education in Melbourne, where she has been a faculty member in the Advanced Diploma of Yoga Teaching. Janet is also the Director and Principal Psychologist at Mind Body Well, a therapy practice in Melbourne.

Janet has been influenced by various teachers including Leigh Blashki, Richard Miller, AG and Indra Mohan, Judith Lasater, Donna Farhi and Petrea King. She is an iRest Yoga Nidra Teacher-in-Training (Level 2), a member of the International Association of Yoga Therapists and a member of the Australian Teachers of Meditation Association. She is a past Vice-President of the Yoga Teachers Association of Australia and founding Committee Member of the Australian Association of Yoga Therapists. She has recently joined the council of advisors for Yoga Australia, the peak body for Yoga Teachers and Yoga Therapists in Australia. 

Janet provides Psychological and Yoga Therapies specialising in issues related to the mind body relationship, and she also teaches regular Yoga and Meditation courses and workshops. She trains regularly in the field of Yoga Psychology and Yoga Therapy, and she is a highly regarded teacher-of-teachers. Janet is a perpetual student of Yoga and is a Yoga Australia Senior Registered Teacher, a Yoga Australia Registered Yoga Therapist, and a Certified Yoga Therapist with the International Association of Yoga Therapists.