Jana Rose (aka, MotherJana) is a teacher, artist, writer, healer, and advocate for a movement of "intimacy education," helping people of all ages blend spirituality with sensuality and understand how to connect and communicate more meaningfully in the digital age, especially when it comes to issues of sexuality and feeling good about our bodies. She is a certified life coach specializing in relationships and intimacy, a yoga and meditation teacher at Temple University, a certified rose priestess, and a reiki healer and practitioner. She has also studied and practices non-sexual surrogate partner work, helping people who struggle with intimacy get comfortable in close physical proximity to a potential partner.
Her first nonfiction book, Letters to a Young Woman: Lessons on Life and Love, from Paris, is part spiritual memoir, part-rallying cry for young women to step up as leaders into a future that honors feminine energy as a powerful way forward in challenging times. It also emphasizes the importance of knowing and honoring one's body and sexuality on the path of faith, and overturning generations of repression instituted by organized religion. Her second book, available through Kindle, is Letters to a Young Man, from Philadelphia: Lessons on Faith in Challenging Times, was written during the Covid19 crisis, and offers young men a chance to understand their value and worth during a time of international transition. It focuses on the original teachings of Jesus, rather than the hierarchical framework from the institutional church.
Jana's nonfiction has been published in The Huffington Post, Babble.com, WHYY.org, and Medium.com. Her weekly newsletter is available through Substack. SUBSCRIBE HERE. Her fiction has appeared in Philadelphia Stories, Cagibi, Inkwell Journal, The Sunlight Press, and Pithead Chapel Literary Review. You can discover her new podcast with conversations, one-woman theatre performances, and improvisational ministry about faith, love, art, and sexuality through Anchor.fm, Spotify and Apple iTunes.
She has worked in communications at nonprofits, has taught in high schools and colleges, and has brought yoga and meditation to a range of organizations. Her wide-ranging university experience includes Temple University, Rowan University, Community College of Philadelphia, Montgomery County Community College, Delaware County Community College, St. Joseph's University, and Drexel University. She has also taught yoga practices and philosophy at Divine Providence Village, American Law Institute, Reconstructionist Rabbinical College, National Board of Medical Examiners, Amkor Karate, Positivity Yogis, and Old Haverford Monthly Friends Meeting. She holds a secondary education certificate in the state of Pennsylvania.
She is active in two faith communities: Old Haverford Friends Monthly Meeting and St. Mary Magdalene Community, a community with well-trained and educated women priests. She has studied Shambhala Buddhism, shamanism, and is currently a representative for Young Living essential oils to help with integrative healing.
Jana is available for private sessions and mentorship for both women and men, as coach/mentor for couples and individuals, and as speaker and practitioner for organizations looking for training to help with harmonious working relationships, mindfulness, and the benefits of yoga practices to reduce anxiety and cultivate calm in daily life. She practices reiki healing and somatic bodywork as part of the coaching package or a la carte. Coaching sessions are also available a la carte.
You can also check out Madame Rose Arts & Healing Center, her venture to help young women with embodiment, healing practices, and creative expression to overcome shame, abuse, and repression of the divine feminine inside them.
Jana lives outside of Philadelphia with her three kids and a magical cat named Myra Mason. She is currently at work on a book with KendallHunt Publishing about creative yoga.