Maureen Janson

Certified Yoga for Scoliosis Specialist, Dancer, Choreographer, Yoga Practitioner, Teacher



For those with mild to moderate scoliosis, work individually with Maureen Janson on stretches, strengtheners, breathing and yoga poses designed and adapted specifically for your spinal curve.   Gain ideas for maintaining your curve and explore ways to move with more ease and comfort.  At the end of an initial session, personal poses will be suggested for continued practice on your own, helping to restore balance, relieve pain, and build a feeling of empowerment!  A series of three sessions, over a period of three months, is recommended as the most beneficial way to absorb the personalized movement material.
Private sessions take place in Chicago, IL and Madison, WI. 

Here's what people are saying about recent experiences with Maureen:

“I liked the relevance of the class to my life.  It was an incredible learning experience talking with others who had very diverse situations with scoliosis.”
“I took the class hoping to learn more about how to deal with my scoliosis.  It was a successful gain because I learned exercises suited to my curve as well as a general awareness of how I hold my body.”
“Enjoyed the class very much, it was nice to be with fellow scoliosis people who are feeling what I feel every day. Maureen was very nice as well as a positive influence. My only wish is that it would have been a longer class.”
“Thank you so much for all the wonderful information. I was sore the day after the workshop, which I think is a good sign that I was working parts of my body that need to be worked!”
“I am definitely interested in working with you again.”
“I found your instruction very helpful.....I just need to do it more!”
"Thank you again for a great afternoon workshop!"

Movement specialist, Maureen Janson works in the Madison, Wisconsin and Chicago areas.  Ms. Janson has been a professional dancer, choreographer and teacher for over 30 years.   She has taught yoga for the past 17 years, and is a sought after movement coach for theatre and opera.  Her work with scoliosis began with her own diagnosis at age 16, and she has taken her scoliosis perspective into a variety of movement practices.   Her work is strongly influenced by studies in Yoga for Scoliosis with San Francisco-based Elise Miller, through whom she has received certification in Yoga for Scoliosis.   Ms. Janson also offers group workshops in movement for scoliosis throughout the United States.
Ms. Janson is also the publisher/editor of Scoliosis Quarterly magazine.

For more information, please email   
or call 

Current one-on-one session prices:
Individual sessions (60 minutes)  $95
Three one-hour sessions  $270
Private sessions must be scheduled and paid in full at least one week prior to the lesson.  Any scheduling changes must be made at least 72 hours in advance.  There are no refunds for private sessions. 
Please note:  The information in these lessons and/or within these working concepts is not intended as a substitute for professional medical care.  In no way should the information in these sessions be considered as offering medical advice, nor should it be construed as a substitution or recommendation of medical treatment.  Only a medical doctor can diagnose and treat a medical problem.  You are encouraged to consult with your physician before engaging in these activities.

*Exciting news about the benefits of yoga and movement for maintaining scoliosis!  Read about it in the most recent Scoliois Journal

October 20, 2013
Infinite Flow Yoga
3225 E. Washington Ave
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Past workshops:

February 9, 2013
Heaven Meets Earth Yoga
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March 2013  TBA
Yoga Boutique, 655 Irving Park Rd.

January 7-28, 2013
Infinite Flow Yoga

January 29, 2013
UW-Madison Continuing Studies
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November 3, 2012

Yoga Boutique, 655 Irving Park Rd

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September 17-October 8, 2012
Infinite Flow Yoga

June 18/25  2012

July 9/16  2012
Madison, WI 
This workshop is for those who have taken previous workshops 
or private sessions with Maureen

April 2012
Three Oaks, MI,   YogaGlow

Special 8-week class  January 10, 2012
UW-Madison Continuing Studies

Madison, WI  November and September 2011, March 2012

TRAVERSE CITY, MI  January 29, 2011

THREE OAKS, MI June 2011

MADISON, WI  February 6, 2011
EVANSTON, IL  October 17, 2010