In 1996, after eleven successful years in the entertainment industry, Janet Stone traveled to India, the birthplace of her grandfather. While there, she met a yogi who had a profound influence on her, and suffice to say, Janet left Hollywood and her life took a turn.
Janet is considered to be one of the best and most well-respected instructors in the country. She talks to us about her yogic journey and how she balances being a mom to two young girls.
Can you tell us more about your "yoga moment" in 1996 when you went from Hollywood to yoga?
It wasn't a moment per se, but a string of powerful interactions with yoga. When you move out into the world from Hollywood and find yourself in India and Nepal, yoga is going to track you down. This is what happened, everywhere I went, it was there. When I returned to LA, I continued to work in the film industry but yoga began to permeate more and more of my life.
Any advice for someone who is just beginning their practice?
Yes, to practice and once you've finished practicing, practice some more.