Jana Rose (aka, MotherJana) is a teacher, artist, speaker, writer and advocate for a movement of "intimacy education," helping people of all ages blend spirituality with sensuality and understand how to communicate more meaningfully in the digital age, especially when it comes to conversations about sex and sexuality. She is a sexual surrogate partner therapist at Ananda Integrative Healing, a life coach, a yoga and meditation teacher at Temple University, and a priestess.
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 2000+ years of repression and shame instituted by the Christian church.
Jana's nonfiction has been published in The Huffington Post, Babble.com, WHYY.org, Medium.com, and 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 about faith and sexuality through 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 surrogate partner therapy, and is currently a representative for Young Living essential oils as a path of healing.
Jana is available for private sessions, 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 in daily life.
She does hands-on energy work and holds certification as a reiki healer.
Jana lives outside of Philadelphia with her three kids and a magical cat named Myra Mason. Subscribe to this site to keep updated about courses and events.