Janna Stevens is a writer, digital strategist and fitness instructor based in Birmingham, Alabama.Learn With Janna
What started as childhood short stories about enchanted lands grew into undergraduate and graduate degrees in English and a career that’s touched social media marketing, blogging, and website strategy.
Everyone has a story to tell, but few know where to start. I believe great writing is about making a statement while being true to yourself and what you know. I’ve always had a passion for punk rock, with its DIY ethos and anti-establishment attitude. That same spirit drives my writing. I’m not afraid to get personal in my writing, either. The best stories come from the heart, and I’m always willing to share my own experiences and opinions to connect with my audience.
I’ve been published in Alabama Magazine, and you can find blog posts, website copy, and social media captions I’ve written for previous and current jobs and clients hanging out in various corners of the internet (I think my LiveJournal is actually still out there somewhere, but please forgive my teenage emo angst if you find it).
If you’re looking for a writer who’s not afraid to push the limits and challenge the status quo, I’m your person — and I’m ready to help tell your story in a bold way.
Yoga has been a primary means of coping during difficult times in my life — but I didn’t have an easy road in becoming comfortable in my practice:
Although this deterred me from practicing in public for several months, I eventually decided to revisit yoga classes at studios. During a restorative yoga class with Kim Drye, founder of HereNowYoga, I was inspired to pursue yoga teacher training to educate myself further in yoga history and philosophy, and to bring yoga to more people who may have felt isolated like she did in the past. Because of Kim’s welcoming attitude and deep knowledge of yoga, I chose HereNowYoga as the school for her 200-hour training and graduated from the program in 2020. Now, I primarily work with small groups to teach mindful strength & movement classes.
I believe the practice of yoga is very personal and looks different for everyone. My aim is to make yoga less intimidating for those who are afraid to try it and more accessible for every body type, age, ethnicity and ability. In my classes, students won’t feel put on the spot or judged. With a deep reverence for yoga philosophy, I offer warm encouragement and an unconventional sense of humor to ensure students enjoy themselves and feel welcomed.