Jane Lanza began to devotedly study yoga and Buddhism in 2003 following a trip to Northern India. She was asked to teach yoga and meditation by one of her teachers in 2005. She was certified by Kripalu Center in 2006. Jane served as a TA at Kripalu Center for various YTT programs. In 2011, Jane was initiated into the Babaji’s Kriya Yoga lineage. She pays special thanks to the greatest teacher, pure awareness, and to the many teachers in her life, who’ve shown up in various ways and forms.
Jane leads a balanced yoga practice that awakens and empowers the mind body. She interweaves yogic breath techniques, postures, movement meditation, and inspiring bits of yogic philosophy into flow. Jane facilitates well-organized, intimate, and transformative yoga experiences.
Jane’s led yoga at: Burlington Yoga Conference, Liberate Fest, Wanderlust, Catskill Chill, UVM Spring Fest, BTV City Marathon, Yoga on Church Street, Frendly Gathering, Manifestivus, and retreats worldwide. Jane was asked to be one of VTs first yoga ambassadors at lululemon.
Two of Jane’s beloved teachers gave her yoga names. Yogiraj Prem Prakash gave her the Sanskrit name Moksha Devi, which translates as Goddess of Liberation. Lama Migmar Tseten, gave her the Tibetan name Khanga Lhamo, which translates to Goddess Beloved by All.
Jane is a celebrant for ceremonies including weddings, baby blessings and services at the time of people passing. She speaks from the heart, intuitively knows how to read and respond to a person, crowd, and situation.
Jane co-founded Burlington Yoga Conference (BYC), Liberate Festival, Liberate School of Yoga and Laughing River Yoga (LRY) studio in Vermont. Jane serves as Marketing Director and Studio Manager at LRY, regularly voted “Burlington’s Best Yoga Studio.” Along with Ben Lanza, Jane’s responsible for the programming and production of BYC and Liberate. Jane directs the Liberate School of Yoga and serves as primary faculty in the 200-hour RYS track.
“I have practiced yoga throughout the U.S. and India and find that Jane is the most authentic teacher I have ever practiced with. She teaches out of intuition and is very aware of her students’ needs. In her class, I am warmed up so well that I am able to go deeper and more fully into my practice without hurting my body. She is grounded, down to earth, playful and her classes always leave me feeling like I got a workout and meditated at the same time. To put it simply, she is amazing!” -Melinda Haselton, President at Dolma
“[Yoga Teacher training with Jane] was the most amazing experience! Every minute of it was magical, Jane created such a safe and nurturing space that was so conducive to deep learning. The guest faculty members enhanced our experience. The small group size allowed us all to have incredibly personalized attention. I cannot say enough amazing things about this training.” – Becky Groberg
“I just wanted to say a big, “Thank You!” This past Saturday was my first Yoga class ever. I dropped in on your 9:00 Gentle Yoga session – I was the wacky-pants fish-out-of-water guy that you helped by adding a comfy blanket to my awkward fish pose. I appreciated your thoughtful approach and connected-ness. My reasons for going were mostly about the physical (I can feel my flexibility disappearing), but I found the experience touched me spiritually in a surprising and opening way. I’ll be back to Laughing River for sure. Thanks again!” – Patrick Clow
“I have known Jane and have attended her superb yoga classes regularly since 2005. Jane is a vivacious, warm, attentive and caring teacher. I love walking into her class and seeing her welcoming face and feeling her open heart ready to greet each of us! Jane has many gifts as a creative young woman and teacher, but she is especially gifted at encouraging each student’s level of skill and self-acceptance with grace and humor. I can’t recommend her highly enough.” – Aimee Gaffney, M.A.C.P.
“Jane has been my yoga teacher of choice for a number of years…not only is she well versed in her subject she approaches her teaching with a kindness and compassion that reaches far beyond any pose she could demonstrate…it is her approach to life that makes the most powerful impression. Jane is an artist, taking the philosophy she was taught and making it her own by bringing a real world spin to spirituality, meditation, and yoga practice. A special teacher, a special human, I recommend Jane’s classes to anyone even thinking about beginning a yoga practice as the most compassionate place to start. I am forever grateful to all she has taught me, and would recommend her highly for any endeavor related to her work.” – Kerin Rose, Artisan