About Us

The studio...

The Centre of Yoga opened in 2006 in William Street Darlinghurst.  Janie opened a studio at White City (Tennis Centre) in Paddington in 2002-2003, however the uncertainty of the redevelopment of that site caused her to close and teach in gyms around Potts Point and Darlinghurst for several years before re-opening as The Centre of Yoga in the William Street studio.  In 2011, the studio moved 3 blocks up William Street to the last location of 8 St Peters Lane, Darlinghurst (or 151 William Street).  We have now closed this location to focus on workshops all over Australia, USA and UK as well as grow the Zen Ki Yoga online community and teacher trainings.  Check Janie's Schedule page for local Sydney classes, workshops Australia and world-wide.



Janie launched the ONLINE yoga website, zenkiyoga.com in January 2012 and this was the first online yoga studio in Australia with a growing list of classes to make Zen Ki Yoga accessible to everyone 24/7 anywhere in the world, at ANY time...  These classes are now on the new site.

In April 2016, the Zen Ki Yoga® site www.zenkiyogatherapy.com launched which provides a platform for specific health courses for anyone (no experience needed) and also for Janie's new teacher training modules so that teachers of ANY style can learn to teach Zen Ki Yoga®. These incredible teacher training courses are extremely comprehensive and leave the participant well trained to teach within each specific module.

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​Janie Larmour

 

Janie has 25 years of experience in health, fitness and training clients with 20 of those years teaching yoga, clocking up over 16,000 hours of teaching group classes, over 45,000 hours working with private clients, over 2,800 hours of formal study, more than that of self-study and over 4,000 hours teacher training others!!  Her years of study and experience lead her to develop Zen Ki Yoga® which combines Japanese styles of yoga and shiatsu with impeccable attention to anatomy and alignment. She has had many high profile clients including Baz Luhrmann, Catherine Martin, Collette Dinnigan, Marion Hume, Natalie Imbruglia and Charlie Brown and is regularly written about in many magazines, books and website publications and has appeared in 4 episodes of ‘Fresh’ on Channel 9, she was a regular for 2 years on a variety TV show on the WIN Network around Australia and Channel 9.  Janie has recently appeared on the cover with an 8-page story in Australian Yoga Journal in Sept 2016 and another 4-page story in Aust Yoga Journal in December 2014, Aust Yoga Journal Women's Health issue June 2018 amongst many others. (see 'media' page).

 

She recently completed a tour of the US presenting at yoga festivals in 6 locations all over the country and was invited to teach workshops and regular Zen Ki Yoga® classes in Beverly Hills, Downtown Los Angeles and Houston.  As a result, Janie has successfully proved Zen Ki Yoga® as a popular new yoga style in the USA being asked back to train teachers over 2017 and 2018 and present at many more conferences, festivals both in the USA and now also the UK.

 

Janie has been teaching yoga since 1999, personal training since 1994 and even before that, she began building her knowledge of the body with competitive trampolining and springboard diving from the age of 12 where she spent time at diving camps at the Australian Institute of Sport. Janie has been particularly successful with clients with severe back pain, crippling period pain and endometriosis who have become pain free through Janie’s guidance without requiring surgery or medication. She now specialises in Zen Ki Yoga® (for the last 19 years) and runs a yoga studio in Sydney and two online yoga studios as well as popular teacher training programs both in-studio and via distant education. Her courses are thorough and her knowledge of the body and how to use it for optimal health have made her a popular teacher, trainer and presenter all over Australia and world-wide.  See Janie's schedule >>>     Book a private appointment >>>