About Us

Yoga Spirit Academy About Us

Janet and Victor Parachin are the founders of Yoga Spirit Academy in Tulsa

They have been life partners for 39 years. They share a love of spirituality as it is taught in all the world religions--Christianity, Buddhism, Hinduism, Judaism and Islam. Today they have a special interest in practicing and teaching Yoga, meditation and Ayurveda. They have lived in Chicago, Washington, DC, Virginia Beach, the Los Angeles area, and have called Tulsa home for the past 20 years. They have three adult children and three grandchildren.


Janet and Victor founded Yoga Spirit Academy in 2007, the first 200-hour yoga teacher training in Oklahoma. Beginning in 2015, Yoga Spirit Academy began to offer the first 300-hour advanced yoga teacher training Oklahoma.

Janet and Victor are also owners of Tulsa Yoga Meditation Center located in The Farm Office Building (51st and Sheridan). Please visit their website

Click here to visit Victor's blog for spiritual insight


Janet W. Parachin, Ph.D., C.Y.T., and Director of Yoga Spirit Academy

   Janet has been studying Yoga for over 20 years. She is a Certified Yoga Teacher (C.Y.T.) and Certified Yoga Therapist (C-I.A.Y.T.) with over 1600 hours training in yoga anatomy, restorative and therapeutic yoga, and Ayurveda. She is a Relax and Renew trainer certified by Judith Lasater, is certified by Peak Pilates to teach Pilates Reformer and Fitness Chair classes and by N.E.S.T.A. to teach Pilates Mat and Ball. She is an Ayurvedic Lifestyle Consultant and a Yoga and Ayurveda Wellness Consultant certified by the American Institute of Vedic Studies. She has degrees in religion, theological studies, and education and spirituality. Her book Engaged Spirituality (Chalice Press, 1999) is studied in seminaries, college classrooms and local congregations. She has pastored churches in the Chicago area, served as a chaplain in the U.S. Navy, and taught theology at the graduate level.

Victor M. Parachin, M.Div., C.Y.T., and Instructor at Yoga Spirit Academy

Victor is a Vedic teacher, yoga instructor and Buddhist meditation teacher. He has completed over 1000 hours of training in philosophy, anatomy, Ayurveda, restorative and therapeutic yoga. He is a certified Yoga and Ayurveda Wellness Consultant by the American Institute of Vedic Studies. He researches and writes extensively about eastern spiritual philosophy and is the author of numerous books including Stretch Yourself: 365 Good Reasons to Do Yoga; Swami Vivekananda: Essential Writings; Eastern Wisdom for Western Minds; Sit a Bit: Five Minute Meditations for Greater Health, Harmony and Happiness; How to Be Spiritual, Not Religious: 108 Pearls of Eastern Wisdom; Buddha U: 108 Mindfulness Lessons for Surviving Test Stress, Freshman 15, Friend Drama, Insane Roommates, Awkward Dates, Late Nights, Morning Lectures...and Other College Challenges.

Teaching schedules

Janet teaches regular classes in the following locations. She is also available for private trainings and workshops in spirituality, yoga, meditation and Ayurveda. Please call her at 918-261-9786.  

Restorative Yoga on one Sunday each month
7:00pm Stretch and Strength  
Stretch and Strength

Yoga for Back and Core          


Restorative Yoga and Yoga Nidra with Janet

Sunday, November 3   2:00-3:30pm    $25

Sunday, December 1   2:00-3:30pm   $25

restorative flyer.pdf

Victor teaches the following regular classes at Tulsa Yoga Meditation Center. He is also available for private trainings and workshops in yoga and meditation. Please contact him at

Monday 7:00pm          
Yoga Flow            
Wednesday        7:00pm Meditation
Saturday 9:00am
Yoga for Strength

Sunday 9:00am
Sound Meditation on the last Sunday of each month          


Yoga Spirit Academy, 5319 S. Sheridan Road, Tulsa, OK  74145 | Tel: 918-261-9786