Janine Gustafson

My yoga journey began in 2000 when I took my first yoga class. It was unlike anything I had done before. This one class eventually led me to a 200 hour teacher training with the intention personal growth.  Upon completion, I could not hold in all that I had experienced. I wanted to share with anyone and everyone!

I opened Yoga Okoboji  in the fall of 2004. I continue to learn and practice with great teachers: Mona Ceniceros, Tias Little, Manju Pattabhi Jois, and Rama Jyoti Vernon. My yoga practice turned full circle when I became an Experienced-Registered Yoga Teacher (E-RYT) with the Yoga Alliance. I created and am the director for Yoga Okoboji Yoga Study School (RYS).  This next level teaching was created to pass on knowledge and wisdom gained over the years to others who are ready to become more aware of themselves, deepen their yoga practice and become a yoga instructor.

One of my greatest joys has been creating a space in the beautiful destination town of Okoboji in Northwest Iowa for sharing, learning and practicing awareness, yoga and energy work. I am passionate about yoga and the joy, peace and self knowledge that accompanies the practice. It is a blessing and a pleasure to join others along their yoga path. May our paths cross soon…