“Justine is part confidant, part physical therapist, part yoga instructor, part intuitive, part doctor and 100% caring. She is the yoga instructor of the future, now. She effortlessly instructs her group classes tailoring every pose to each person in the class and this is after seamlessly tailoring the class for the group presented. You leave her classes feeling as though you just finished a private lesson. How she keeps each student’s ailments and limitations in her head is astonishing. She does all this and creates a safe and happy atmosphere bordering on hysterical at times. You might think her unapproachable given the depth of her talents, but nothing is farther from reality. Justine is warm, caring, compassionate, generous, and very funny. She couples this with an encyclopedic knowledge of yoga poses and anatomy.
So, while other western instructors are slowly waking to the fact that most of their students are physically limited but continue to teach as though every student is an aspiring yoga master. Justine is years down the path to true yoga for every soul no matter what package that soul lives in. After all, isn’t that what IT (life/yoga) is all about?”
“Thanks for another special class. I realized today that even if I am feeling better on any given day I can’t do what I used to – regular yoga and all the poses that I miss. I am at the right place now thanks to you and all your wisdom and help. It was as if a light bulb went on and I saw my current situation clearly!”
“Thank goodness there are yoga teachers like Justine Shelton. I’ve known Justine for over 6 years. If anyone has a heart for helping people recover from injuries or move through their illness it’s Justine. Justine’s background and knowledge in advanced anatomy and yoga therapy goes beyond the average yoga teacher. She is gifted in her ability to read the individual body whether she is working in small groups or in a private session.
Over the years she has designed yoga sequences specific for my personal healing in the areas of asthma, knee injuries, sciatica and neck issues. She specializes in injuries to the spine, neck and shoulders. Her approach is unique in that she combines her training as a Yoga Therapist from the Viniyoga Institute, as well as a Reiki Master and her studies in shamanic healing.
In my own private practice as Holistic Health Practitioner I often refer my clients to Justine’s yoga therapy classes. She is truly a gifted teacher and healer with a heart beyond measure.”
Quotes for Living
“Power is the ability to do whatever it takes to live your dharma.” ~ Aadil Palkhivala
“When you come to the edge of all the light you have, and must take a step into the darkness of the unknown, believe that one of two things will happen to you: either there will be something solid for you to stand on, or you will be taught how to fly.” ~ Einstein
“In your practice, refuse the temptation to excel. Instead, invite the opportunity to explore.” ~ Aadil Palkhivala
“May I be at peace.
May my heart remain open.
May I know the beauty of my own true nature.
May I be healed.
May I be a source of healing in the world.” ~ Tibetan Prayer
“My goal in life is to be the person my dog thinks I am.” ~ Unknown