🌿 15,000+ Hours of teaching public classes, workshops, trainings and retreats
🌿 200-Hour Certification: Teacher Training at Avalon Art & Yoga Center
🌿 3,056-Hour Certification: Clinical Ayurvedic Specialist at California College of Ayurveda
🌿 100-Hour Certification: Pancha Karma Specialist (The CCA At Home Cleanse Program) at California College of Ayurveda
🌿 100-Hour Certification: Classical Yogic Meditation at Sivananda Ashram Vrindavan Yoga Farm
🌿 100-Hour Certification: Vedanta & Silence Meditation at Sivananda Ashram Vrindavan Yoga Farm
🌿 25-Hour Certification: Working with Character, Trauma, and Developmental Issues: The Somatic Experience in Psychotherapy at the Esalen Institute and Santa Barbara Graduate Institute
🌿 25-Hour Certification: The Embodiment of Being: Body, Soul, and Presence in Somatic Psychology at the Esalen Institute and Santa Barbara Graduate Institute
🌿 Transformational Astrology Foundation Course with Mark Jones
🌿 Evolutionary Astrology Intensive with Sabrina Monarch
🌿 Level Two Evolutionary Astrology with Rose Marcus, Laura Nalbandian, and Patricia Walsh
After earning a teacher training certificate from Avalon Art & Yoga Center in Palo Alto, CA in 2007, I taught yoga full time at the local studios in the Bay Area. Since graduating as a valedictorian from California College of Ayurveda in the Clinical Ayurvedic Specialist program in 2006 I've been integrating the knowledge into my yoga and embodiment classes, workshops, retreats, and private sessions.
My teaching experience includes being a part of the yoga teacher training faculty at Avalon Art & Yoga International in Palo Alto, California from 2012 to 2020. The yoga studios I've taught from 2007 to 2020 includes Avalon Art & Yoga International, Yoga of Los Altos, Breath Together in Los Gatos, Cindy's Yoga in Sunnyvale, Planet Granite in Santa Clara, Devi Yoga in Menlo Park, and Club One in San Jose. Some of the studios did not survive the pandemic shutdown in 2020.
I currently teach yoga online via my Patreon membership program. I also offer private sessions for yoga mentorship, astrology via Zoom calls, as well as leading ceremonial events in person. In addition, I've led several yoga retreats in my home country, Thailand. New retreats are coming soon!
Living my myth means connecting to the symbolism and archetypes which show up in my everydeay life. Because my name has been with me since birth it holds a deep meaning which guides me to my soul purpose here on earth. I am Janya (one who creates) Wongsopa (beautiful circle). Since 2007, I've been holding countless small and large embodiment circles centered on graceful flow and interoception.
As a lover of nature, dance and music I've been immersing in soulful embodiment since childhood. My early learning and career was in arts and design including performance arts as a top fashion model and actress in Thailand and later as a fashion design technician and assistant at major companies including DKNY and cK in NYC. I graduated from FIT in 1995.
I left the hectic and unhealthy lifestyle in the big city and settled in the South Bay of Northern California in early 2000's. While I was still dreaming of being an artist and making fine arts, I was also working part-time in the hospitality industry to make ends meet. I felt uninspired, directionless, and disconnected from my magical, creative inner child.
Throughout early to mid 2000's, I began attending yoga classes at a local gym daily. As it turned out, yoga didn't just support me physically it led me to my life purpose. The contemplative side of yoga helped me tune into the primal nature and reconnect me to the soulful inner child. I felt a deep call to learn as much as possible about holistic health and spirituality by becoming an Ayurvedic practictioner and yoga teacher in 2007.
After the passing of my father in 2017, I began a deep dive into indigenous, ancestral and occult knowledges to honor his spirit and consciously embody my soul evolution. This culminates to my meditation on the practical and transformative language of astrology. Since then, I've been holding beautiful circles for my yoga and embodiment family/community based on the lunisolar cycle and honoring the web of spirit that is my true home.
I collaborate with the Planets and Stars, and cultivate ongoing dialogues with the Elements and archetypes within and all around. My life is a living, breathing reciprocity with the cyclical energies and the divine spirit in all beings.
In 2020, I started a podcast to freely share my work as a way to contribute to the collective evolution. I also created the online yoga practice circle to connect cyclically and soulfully with the people who are committed to longterm learning and belonging with me. The community allows me to live in wholeness in the human world that doesn’t yet fully recognize and value the web of spirit.
I live a gentle, slow and simple life with two dogs, a human partner and many untamed beings on the ancestral lands of the Thámien Ohlone Tribal ethnohistoric territory including the unceded ancestral lands of the Muwekma Ohlone Tribe of the San Francisco Bay Area.
Besides caring for my embodiment community I also tend to many house and garden plants. I'm grounded in linking personal and collective cares. I invest in Land Tax, Food Sovereignty, Indigenous Sovereignty, and Mutual Aid projects.