Lifetime of Learning

janet_2018_0404Janet Lott has devoted her career to developing a deep awareness of the body and movement from multiple perspectives. To her work as a teacher of Alexander Technique, she brings unique expertise and experience as a meditator and teacher of meditation, dance company founder and principal, Tango dancer and instructor, yoga practitioner and teacher.

“I have known Janet Lott for over 30 years and she has always had a profound and deep connection with dance, the creative process and how the body works. Her patient and clear manner add the final healing touch in trusting that her methods do bring results. Everyone should have this experience.” – Sheila Sabine


Alexander Training Institute of San Francisco Graduate (ATISF)
Studied with Frank Ottiwell, Robert Britton, Rosemarie Earle
America Society for the Alexander Technique Member (AmSat)
California Institute of the Arts,  MFA Dance/ Choreography
Shambhala International Meditation Certification
National Yoga Alliance 500 hour RYT

Additional Training

Argentine Tango – 17 years
Contact Improvisation – Began in 1973
Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction – Completed Teacher Training
Anatomy with Irene Dowd

Private Teaching Experience

Alexander Technique Instructor ~ 12 years in private practice
Meditation Instructor ~ 27 years
Yoga Instructor ~ 15 years
Argentine Tango Instructor ~ 5 years


Faculty Appointments

Janet currently can be found at:

Hunyuan Taiji Academy
San Francisco, CA
Alexander Technique

Community Wellness Center
Fairfax, CA
Alexander Technique

Berkeley Shambhala Center
Berkeley, CA
Meditation and Alexander Technique

San Francisco Shambhala Center
San Francisco, CA
Meditation and Alexander Technique

The Life Path Center
San Miguel de Allende, Mexico
Alexander Technique

Janet has held faculty appointments at the following:

California Institute of the Arts
Naropa University
University of Colorado
Reed College
Shambhala Mountain Center
Dechen Choling Meditation Center, France


“I took seminar on Alexander Technique (AT) with Janet earlier this year, and found it both fascinating and useful.

I really came to appreciate how little I really know about my own body, how I move, and the habits I may have picked up that interfere with my health or physical activities. AT is great way to learn what you’re REALLY doing with your body–how you walk, how you stand up, how you lie down. It then helps you correct any problems or long-standing habits by gently returning the body (and voice!) to their natural balance. It is quite effective.

Janet herself is a very kind, giving person, a good teacher and a gentle, perceptive coach. Highly recommended.” Malcolm D.


Call Janet at 415.272.4811
[email protected]