the Wisdom of Dr. King

Like many of you, today I’ve been taking the time to sit with Dr. King’s teachings, including the I’ve Been to the Mountaintop address, which was given a day before he was murdered in Memphis, TN in April 1968. Dr. King was in Memphis supporting the efforts of the sanitation workers who were striking in response to the workplace death of two of their colleagues, … Continue reading the Wisdom of Dr. King

December 2020: 3 Part Yoga Nidra Series on Zoom

In December, I am offering a grounding and nourishing 3 part Yoga Nidra series on Zoom. I offer yoga nidra in a way that is appreciative of ancient tradition, and also unique to my experience as a practitioner and student of yoga and energetics.Info below. All are welcome. Please email me if you are joining! Sliding scale and scholarships available. Continue reading December 2020: 3 Part Yoga Nidra Series on Zoom

We were, We are, We will be…

We were, We are, We will be…this past week I participated in an anti-racism training  with the Oregon Women Lawyers. As part of our Structure for Engagement, rather than ground rules, we agreed to Reject Fear and Scarcity Thinking. One of the trainers taught us of the destruction of Celilo Falls on March 10, 1957. Nch’i Wana, known in colonized language as the Columbia River, … Continue reading We were, We are, We will be…

In Memory of George Floyd

Take a deep breath the teacher encourages, guiding the student to explore their capacity for a felt experience with their body’s divine tool of respiration. How quickly our understanding of this process of inhale and exhale has changed, how desperate is the cry of the planet to realize that our hate, greed, and ignorance is destroying this most beautiful wold. In the past few months … Continue reading In Memory of George Floyd

Fangs Out

I have a daily reader I’ve worked with for many years, and this is today’s quote: You menace others with your deadly fangs. In tormenting them, you are torturing yourselves. -Milarepa*, 1152-1135 In past years I have wanted to skip past readings such as today’s, as they left me feeling uncomfortable, and at times I didn’t know how to deal with the intensity of these … Continue reading Fangs Out

Summer Series

You are cordially invited to get your chill summer vibe on with this SUMMER SERIES — an embodied practice series exploring pranayama, qi gong, breathwork, energetics & yoga nidra meditation. Thursday evenings, 7-8:30 PM CDT June 11, 18 & 25 July 9, 16 & 23 $175 series* & $36 drop-in Venmo @justinefanarof *Sessions will be recorded if you can’t make a class. **Scholarships available. Namaste … Continue reading Summer Series

Out Beyond

Life is so very precious — honoring the memory of those who paid the highest price for our freedom this Memorial Day — may their memories always be a blessing to us all. Below are two poems that resonate with me deeply. Written by two poets almost 700 years apart, their words echo and resonate profoundly in this current moment. The photos were taken in … Continue reading Out Beyond