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Justine Kerri Fanarof, JD, MPH, E-RYT 500

Justine K. Fanarof, JD, MPH, E-RYT 500 has been teaching yoga and meditation since 2004.

Justine has extensive experience teaching a range of students and excels at creating a warm and welcoming yoga practice and learning environment where each student is met with care, respect, and attention.

Justine’s classes are recognized and appreciated for their strong, grounding, and playful style. She balances intensity with ease and approaches the physical form with an eye towards care, functional movement, and energetic nourishment.

Justine practices and teaches using ancient and contemporary philosophical texts, 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.

Justine’s Yoga Nidra Meditation
Justine has been teaching and practicing Yoga Nidra Meditation for two decades and has developed her own approach to this ancient practice utilizing an understanding of energetics and neuroscience.

Ethics and Social Action
Justine is a sought after Ethics and Social Action teacher for Yoga Teacher Training programs. Her ethics and social action work is grounded in an applied somatic understanding of the body, her legal practice, and a decade of Jungian shadow work.

More About Justine
A lifelong student of movement and spirituality, Justine’s formal yoga studies began with Heather Onori at the Forrest Yoga Circle on 16th and Montana St. in Santa Monica, CA in 2001. In 2004 Justine completed both a yearlong teacher-training course with Robert Boustany in Houston, TX and Forrest Yoga Teacher Training in Berkeley, CA.

Justine has additional and ongoing training with beloved teachers including Angela Farmer, Ana Forrest, Kamini Desai, Stephanie Snyder, Maricarmen Wilson, Michael Stone, Ian Boccio, and Krishna Das.

Justine is on the faculty of The Jung Center, Houston and co-teaches Jewish Mindfulness retreats with Rabbi Ariel Sholklapper. When not teaching yoga, she can be found practicing mindful law, hiking with her rescue dog Lulu-Jai across the USA, ocean swimming, and being of service to her family, friends, and community. Justine is the Board President of Houston Coalition Against Hate.

Inhale, peace in, Exhale, peace out

Gratitude to all the teachers.

Namaste!

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