"There is no exercise better for the heart than reaching down and lifting people up."
"Justine is truly an exceptional yoga teacher and mentor for her students. I've been practicing now for almost 20 years, and she easily takes her place among the best instructors I've been lucky enough to learn from. Her classes are filled with her passion for life and acceptance as she effortlessly navigates her teachings to meet the needs of all students. Justine has so much to offer and I always step away from my mat having learned something new or been given the opportunity to see something in a different way."
~ Victoria J, Philadelphia
"Few yoga teachers bring the passion, thoughtfulness, and professionalism that Justine brings to each class. I've had the opportunity to practice with her for five years in studios, on yoga retreats, and in many diverse environments, and she has consistently exceeded my expectations in all of them. Justine provides a safe and structured environment that allows any practitioner to push themselves when desired and nourish themselves when needed. I've never known a teacher to fuse music and yoga sequences with as much precision as Justine, and find myself leaving her classes with the most ideal balance of effort and ease. The physical practice Justine builds is second only to the powerful intentions she infuses to her classes. She's helped me to grow my practice mentally and physically, and created a nurturing space in our community for which I am so grateful . I consider her a one of a kind teacher, one who I continually seek out, and strongly recommend to yogis of all levels."
~ Kristen King, Philadelphia
"Witnessing Justine hold space for her students has always been a gift. With humor (vital in maintaining joy, as we navigate what can sometimes be spaces of darkness in our inner worlds), passion, commitment, and responsibility, Justine has always delivered an experience that has gone above and beyond, both on land and on the water teaching floating yoga for our community, Aqua Vida. Her authentic style of guiding a class, combined with her innate knowledge of the interconnectedness of all things, seen manifested in her dedication to our environment and to the act of Seva, makes it an honor to know her, practice with her, walk beside her, and support her as she brings to life her purpose in our world.”
~ Jana Mars - Tantra Yogi & Founder/Creator of Aqua Vida, Philadelphia
"Taking yoga classes with Justine over the last couple years has been such a joy! I was relatively new to creating a regular yoga practice when I met Justine and she was influential in helping me build strength, movement, and routine. Her teaching style is easy to follow and fun. She shows a deep appreciation for traditional yoga practices, but also adds her own special twist to make her classes unique and unlike any other yoga classes you've taken before. My favorite classes that I've taken with her include Yin yoga and Cyclist's & Runner's Yoga (I'm neither a runner or a cyclist, but find the class helpful for just being an active person).
In addition to taking group classes with Justine, I also had the opportunity to take private sessions with her after recovering from an injury. Justine helped me learn how to move gently and in a way in which my body could tolerate. She took the time to learn about my injury and customized poses for me.
I'm truly grateful for the opportunity to learn and work with Justine. I hope other students have a great experience with her too!"
-Jess Richman, Philadelpia