Justina is certified in Ayurvedic medicine as well as advanced Yoga and meditation practices. Her studio can only be described as an energetic space where people find community and personal connection. Justina is open in sharing experiences difficult to speak of which also creates a comfort zone for people to release and share.
Her Asana are challenging but always done with an eye on injury prevention. The teacher training includes a subscription to an online anatomy course with in-class discussion and testing. We train and discuss the Asanas always with an eye to anatomy, breath and energetic movement maximizing the benefits.
Reading and classroom discussion dives into the philosophy and culture of the practices along with ethical and legal obligations for the Yoga teacher. We share a lot of personal experiences and approaches used to interface with various personalities.
Our Asana practice is designed to instruct the teacher on proper alignment, energetic direction, and breath. We have students ranging in age from early twenties to late sixties and everyone participates in review and helping each other attain proper alignment within the poses; it is a close community that develops within the first two sessions providing a true learning environment.
Justina is confident in her approach and grasp of the topics conveyed including holding a Master of Arts degree in consciousness. She guides the class into areas of their own lives as a natural flow and we actively offer the many perspectives to every situation which leads to the group gaining both understanding and appreciation for each other, the basis of the term Namaste!
I looked at a lot of schools and consider my finding Trailhead a real gift. Love it!
RK and NM