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Mermaid Pose

Justine in Mermaid Pose

Justine Kerri Fanarof, JD, MPH, RYT 500

In asking and reflecting upon the big questions, through dialectics and embodied experience, we allow for space to experience the life practices of going deeper into our selves.

Justine Fanarof is a lawyer and yoga teacher. The coming together of these two practices is her life’s work. Her teaching explores the ethical basis for practice and includes specific work in embodying these practices in ways that support and encourage conscious and values rooted lives. An advocate for social justice and human and civil rights, Justine continues to look, find and rediscover that the ethical practices of the ancient yogis are important frameworks for the current and ever evolving relationships we have with ourselves and others.

Essentially ethics are an ongoing and deeply interrelated practice; they are best experienced and understood as we live our precious lives! And, through this purposeful practice, we learn to become grounded yet free again and again.

Justine practices and teaches using texts (ancient and contemporary) such as the Yoga Sutras attributed to the Patanjalis, mantra, chanting and kirtan in the bhakti (devotional) traditions, humor (a joke a day keeps the prana at play), meditation and sacred pause, music (sweet music) and purposeful presence to support and encourage contemplation, rest, relaxation, peace, poise, kindness, balance, bearing witness, being in the questions, love, joy, expansion, breath and wellness in her students and the sangha (community) in which we collectively and individually exist.