Monthly Archives: April 2020

FEEL May Practice Series On Zoom

energetics pranayama qigong breathwork yoga meditation practice series may 2020 houston tx online zoom yoga justine fanarof teacher trauma informedFEELING WILD: wild feeling: Thursday evenings in MAY (just around the corner now) I’m offering a four part practice series called FEEL.

In it we will learn and experience embodied, breath focused practices including:
-qi gong

7-8:30PM CDT
$108 Venmo to @justinekerri to reserve your space by Wed., May 6, 2020

May 7, 14, 21 & 28, 2020

More info in my newsletter shared via the magic portal that is the internet today–if you want to be on the list please DM me your email or sign up under the SUBSCRIBE button in the upper left corner.




Ethics Reading List

Friends–so happy to be together today in the space of learning and discussing ethics in the Restorative and Sustainable Yoga group on Facebook. Here is a list of books I referenced during the FB Live today–they are all over timers, and by that I mean, they are ones that will be with you over the lifetime of your practice ❤ Please note this is not the comprehensive list I use when teaching ethics for yoga teacher training courses. And, it’s a nice place to start/supplement your library.

Enjoy and please let me know if you have any questions. And, I cannot wait to get my hands on Kristin & Randall Brooks’ interpretation of the yoga sutra-s

Yoga for a World Out of Balance: Michael Stone

Teachings on ethics and social action. As I mentioned in the group, I studied ethics with Michael. He is my forever teacher, wise, brilliant, analytical, creative, irreverent, social action, and ecologically focused…The teachings today were dedicated to his memory, and to holding space for the suffering of mental illness, and the physical and mental dis-ease we as a global sangha are experiencing at this time due to COVID-19.

Four Chapters on Freedom: Swami Satyanda Saraswati

The Tree of Yoga: BKS Iyengar
Trees are life.

Teaching Yoga: Donna Farhi
There used to be a CD included in the book, not sure if they still include it, it has one of the best talks about yoga I’ve ever heard called Holding a Heart in Our Hands. It was the keynote address to yoga teachers and students at Yoga Spirit 2002.

threads of yoga a remix of patañjali-s sūtras with commentary and reverie: Matthew Remski
This book is a great example of how we as practitioners can re-interpret the sutra-s in new and useful ways, relevant and real.

Letter from Birmingham Jail: Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Creative tension. Love is a revolutionary practice. Aham prema.
“You may well ask: “Why direct action? Why sit ins, marches and so forth? Isn’t negotiation a better path?” You are quite right in calling for negotiation. Indeed, this is the very purpose of direct action. Nonviolent direct action seeks to create such a crisis and foster such a tension that a community which has constantly refused to negotiate is forced to confront the issue. It seeks so to dramatize the issue that it can no longer be ignored. My citing the creation of tension as part of the work of the nonviolent resister may sound rather shocking. But I must confess that I am not afraid of the word “tension.” I have earnestly opposed violent tension, but there is a type of constructive, nonviolent tension which is necessary for growth. Just as Socrates felt that it was necessary to create a tension in the mind so that individuals could rise from the bondage of myths and half truths to the unfettered realm of creative analysis and objective appraisal, so must we see the need for nonviolent gadflies to create the kind of tension in society that will help men rise from the dark depths of prejudice and racism to the majestic heights of understanding and brotherhood. The purpose of our direct action program is to create a situation so crisis packed that it will inevitably open the door to negotiation. I therefore concur with you in your call for negotiation. Too long has our beloved Southland been bogged down in a tragic effort to live in monologue rather than dialogue.”
16 April 1963

Yoga Discipline of Freedom: Barbara Stoler Miller
he first “translation” of the yoga sutra I read starting back in 2004.

The Inner Tradition of Yoga: Michael Stone
Another beautiful book from Michael for the yogi whose really interested in yoga philosophy. Depth, wisdom, insight, clarity…siempre en mi corazon.

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Energetics Practice Series

Let’s get wildly interested in energetics, pranayama, breathwork & qi gong.

Thursday evenings in May.
May 7, 14, 21 & 28, 2020.
7-8:30 PM CDT (that’s Texas time, y’all)!

All are welcome. On Zoom.

Please Venmo me @justinekerri to reserve your space & logistics, details & materials shared by email after registration. If I don’t have your email please make sure to include it in your Venmo with your first and last name. If you are requesting a sliding scale rate please email me via the Connect form on my website.

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This Friday, let’s chat on FB live in the Restorative & Sustainable Yoga FB Group.
If you miss the live chat, please watch and comment with a tag to me so I can respond.
Now is the time to practice.