Mermaid Pose

Justine in Mermaid Pose

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

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

Justine’s classes are recognized and appreciated for their strong, slow, and steady approach. She balances intensity with ease and approaches the physical form with an eye towards care 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), yoga nidra and purposeful presence.

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, walking her rescue dog Lulu-Jai on the Buffalo Bayou trails, ocean swimming, and being of service to her family, friends, and community.