Janan Araujo-Siam is a yoga instructor at BIG Power Yoga, born in Austin and proudly residing now in Houston. She received her bachelor’s degree in art and performance from the University of Texas at Dallas and has written for several publications in DFW, including Art and Seek Magazine and the Dallas Morning News.
Janan’s passion is yoga; she’s studied with some of the modern masters and journeys to Nepal once a year to hike and meditate in the Himalayas. Besides Nepal, she loves to travel the globe with her wife, Maria; they’ve tromped through over 20 countries so far. Janan and Maria also run a popular podcast called BYOBlanket in which they discuss meaningful topics inside a blanket fort. In Houston, Janan enjoys chilling at good coffee shops writing or at home with her two kitties, Mario and Gabrielle.

Road Trips

Scottsdale Makes for a Safe Getaway

With a few precautions and a cooler of grub, a wanderluster hits the road to Arizona.

07/23/2020 By Janan Araujo-Siam

Wellness Wednesday

3 Reasons to Try Power Yoga: An Instructor's Perspective

Over time, you'll take the benefits off the mat and into the real world.

02/05/2020 By Janan Araujo-Siam

Great Escapes

Germany Delights in Winter (and Every Other Season, Too)

From Michelin-starred eateries to centuries-old castles, Deutschland delivers year round.

01/06/2020 Photography by Janan Araujo-Siam

Great Escapes

How to Do Marfa in 48 Hours

Yes, you can pull off a weekend in this desert land.

11/07/2019 By Janan Araujo-Siam

Bucket List Trips

How to Do the Taj Mahal in Two Days

Tips to have a perfect tour.

10/09/2019 By Janan Araujo-Siam

Bucket List Trips

The Hidden (And Not So Hidden) Gems of New Delhi

From the Qutub Minar to Khan Market, there's much to love.

10/02/2019 By Janan Araujo-Siam

Wellness Wednesday

It's Okay to Be 'Bad' At Meditation

You can—and should—still try it. Here are three techniques to help you.

09/25/2019 By Janan Araujo-Siam

Fitness Wellness Friday

Yes, Yoga Really Is for Everyone

A Houston yoga instructor makes a case for discovering your "inner why."

08/30/2019 By Janan Araujo-Siam

Airplane Mode Yoga

Five Yoga Poses Perfect for Travelers on the Go

Yes, you can (and should) bust them out at the gate.

08/22/2019 By Janan Araujo-Siam

London Calling

Bubba Gump Shrimp Takes on London

The American chain hasn't gone over well in London so far, but it could be a haven for Gulf Coast visitors.

10/02/2014 By Chris Abshire

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