Justine is an explorer with a deep passion for our natural world. Teaching on land and on the water on her SUP board, Justine believes yoga is for anywhere, at anytime and for everyone. Students know her best for the intentional and breath driven nature of her fusion style classes, her specialty cyclist and runner classes and her stirring playlists. Aside from studio classes, workshops, retreats and teacher trainings, Justine has taught large events and festivals such as Wanderlust108 and has taught runner's yoga at the Philly 10k, the Broad Street Run, Oddyssey Half Marathon, Jingle Bell Run/Walk for Arthritis, the Run for Clean Air, and the annual Be Well Philly Bootcamp, to name a few.
Her yoga journey truely began in 2011, after a profound and humbling month in Guatemala volunteering for Whole Planet Foundation After her return home, she found her first teacher, Becky Dawson, and completed a five month internship in 2012. At the end of her 200HR teacher training in 2013, Justine Co-founded Philly Yoga Factory, Philly's first pay-what-you-can yoga program, offering classes every single day of the week. After having taught for many studios around Philadelphia, 5 years later in the fall of 2018, she pursued her long held dream of opening her very own studio, Yoga Brain in East Falls. YB reflects the passion Justine has of studying many traditions, enjoying diversity and placing the breath at the center of practice. It embodies service to community and environment and has a collaborative nature. YB is for the explorer of mind, heart and world. #CreateYourConsciousness
Justine holds an undergraduate degree in Psychology from Temple University. She is a 200HR certified Vinyasa Yoga Teacher through Yoga Alliance with the E-RYT and YACEP designations and over 3,000 teaching hours. She also holds certifications and continued education credits in Yin Yoga, attended The Embodied Yoga Teacher Advanced training course with Brittany Policastro, is certified in SUP (Standup Paddleboard) Yoga & SUP Level 1 paddling & tour guide with Aqua Vida. as well as Power Yoga and Hot Yoga fusion formats. Justine has had the pleasure to contribute to the Philly Area Yoga blog and the honor of being featured in Philadelphia Magazine's Be Well Philly annual print edition 2015-2016 for her cyclist and runner's classes. She is a proud Pro-Ambassador of local company, Jade Yoga .