Janel currently splits her time between the Paititi Institute in Peru and Denver, CO where she shares her magic and love of youth through creative therapy, gardening and yoga. Janel is inspired by adventures and exploring self and nature. She has traveled extensively through South America, hiked the Pacific Crest Trail from Mexico to Canada, worked as a Special Education teacher at an elementary school for may years and taught environmental education to children through many different outlets – her favorite was taking kids snorkeling daily on Catalina Island.
Janel is a mountain mermaid and doodling diva. She aligns herself with Mother Nature on a regular basis through creative expression, dreamwork, movement, and gardening. Her garden is her temple, the dancefloor her space of prayer, the ocean her muse, and the jungle her greatest teacher. She gratefully serves as the Volunteer Coordinator at Paititi so many more beautiful beings can have their own expansive experiences with this amazing cosmic family, the jungle, and its ancient wisdom.