Freedom & Friendship

This past week I had the opportunity to hang out with Ndaba Mandela, my brother from another grandfather. Nelson Mandela and Gertrude Gelb, our grandparents, were African National Congress members and freedom fighters in South Africa. My family left South Africa in 1977, nine months after the Soweto uprisings. Born in Johannesburg not far from (and six years prior to) the Soweto of Ndaba’s birth, … Continue reading Freedom & Friendship

INTENTIONALITY

OMFG it’s 2023 (say that out loud, it may elicit a smile.) Hineni, here we are, in a new space of creation and contemplation. Perhaps today feels eerily similar to ayer, perhaps it feels completamente diferente. Where do intentionality and action intersect? The range of human experience, simultaneously subjective and objective, is fascinating to bear witness to and behold. And, what and how am I … Continue reading INTENTIONALITY

New Year Intention Setting Practice

Hello out there and happy 2023! May it be a nourishing and joyful year for us all. I’m offering a special One on One New Year Intention Setting Practice to you via Zoom. In the session I will ask you a series of exploratory questions to support you in setting clear and possible intentions for this year. Opportunities for ongoing and follow-up sessions exist. Corporate … Continue reading New Year Intention Setting Practice

Sunday Eve Yoga Nidra Meditation with Justine Fanarof

November 20, 2022 at 6PM Pacific| 8PM Central Perfect Sunday ease into the holidays relax into your body let me tuck you in vibes. One hour of gentle movement, breathwork & deep relaxation. See you in the ether. Fee: $35Payment made via Venmo @justinefanarof or Zelle justinekerri@gmail.com. Please include your email address in your payment note. If you are new to the sangha please also … Continue reading Sunday Eve Yoga Nidra Meditation with Justine Fanarof

Winter Practice Series

Winter Practice Series: Bodysensing & Breathsensing: Practices to Nourish Your Nervous System Tuesday, December 6, 2022 -Tuesday, January 31, 2023 One hour weekly sessions include: -an overview of regulation, rest, and the nervous system -gentle, somatic movement -guided meditations -introductions to and practices such as yoga nidra meditation with breathwork, progressive muscle relaxation, autogenics (a method of producing profound relaxation and healing through mental suggestion), … Continue reading Winter Practice Series

Musings on the Heartspace from My Puget Sound Viewpoint

I’m writing this staring out the window into a beautiful Pacific North West bay, ancestral home of the Coast Salish peoples, colonized as Washington state. From every angle on this island the eye is captivated by water and mountains, and green space, rolling into the waves in an infinite dance of patterns and textures. Poppy-Jai is desperately attempting to get me to play with her, … Continue reading Musings on the Heartspace from My Puget Sound Viewpoint

2022 Summer Practice Series: Inhale Peace In, Exhale Peace Out

You are invited to join Justine Fanarof in person and virtually for our summer 2022 series, Practices for Resiliency in Times of Uncertainty. This summer’s practice will focuses on sustainable relational compassion practices for staying securely attached and somatically grounded in an uncertain world. We will look at and explore the following and more: What is compassion? How does compassion practice yield important benefits like … Continue reading 2022 Summer Practice Series: Inhale Peace In, Exhale Peace Out

Community

I was delighted to be a presenter today on women’s wellness for the City of Houston’s Department of Neighborhood’s A Month of Service (AMOS) virtual program. AMOS program partners include Neighborhood Recovery Community Development Corporation, Harris County Appraisal District, Harris County Tax Assessor-Collector’s Office, Houston Volunteer Lawyers, Texas Southern University Thurgood Marshall School of Law Earl Carl Institute for Legal and Social Policy, Lone Star Legal … Continue reading Community

Tuesday evenings in May

I was invited by Laura Parker, my magical friend/neighbor, to participate in a Beltane celebration. We gathered at Anna’s beautiful farm outside of town, lay quilts down, practiced and shared healing arts, ate a beautiful potluck meal, and made flowers out of crowns. It was a meaningful gathering of like-hearted folx, and it was my first time teaching and sharing energy work in person since … Continue reading Tuesday evenings in May

Tuesday Evenings Mindfulness: Winter 2022 Series

Hello 2022–what a long, strange trip it continues to be. So, let’s gather on Tuesday evenings at 8PM Central for gentle movement, connection, and mindfulness practice. Winter series is from Tuesday, January 11, 2022 through Tuesday, February 22, 2022. Join for the series or drop-in as your schedule allows. GENTLE MOVEMENTMINDFULNESS OF BREATHSOMATIC MOVEMENTYOGA NIDRA MEDITATION Sessions are one hour, and will be recorded and … Continue reading Tuesday Evenings Mindfulness: Winter 2022 Series