Janice Chiou is a former attorney who converted to yoga once she realized that her happiest and most peaceful moments were on the mat. The ensuing journey included a lot of yoga philosophy reading, a 500 hr teacher training through YogaWorks Los Angeles, study with Jill Miller and Maty Ezraty, and a 1000 hr therapeutics yoga training under Jasmine Lieb. Her love/hate relationship to meditation has shaped her practice and teaching: she believes that the practice of yoga postures act as a gateway to meditation, a space to cultivate internal awareness and focus and equanimity. To that end, her classes are breath and alignment based, with the goal of promoting happiness and peace on and off the mat.