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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.

Corporate Wellness
Justine is a skilled content creator and facilitator. Her clients range from grassroots non-profits to global law firms. You can learn more about her services and program philosophy here.

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 & 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, civil rights legal practice, matrilineal anti-apartheid and women’s rights lineage, and a decade of Jungian shadow work. Justine serves as Board President of Houston Coalition Against Hate.

Private Yoga & Meditation Sessions
Justine offers select clients ongoing private yoga sessions. These sessions are regularly scheduled opportunities to work deeper together in a personal format via Zoom. She also creates special programming for new clients. Please contact her directly for more information.

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.

Inhale, peace in, Exhale, peace out

We were, we are, we will be. Gratitude to all the teachers. May all beings be free from suffering.

Namaste!

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