Growing up queer had afforded Justin with a unique outlook on expression. Like many folks who don’t fit well within societal constructs, he learned to limit and stifle much of himself.
It wasn’t until yoga touched his life in 2006 that he began to bloom. Through yoga he discovered the body is our outward expression of authentic self, and only through the full spectrum of physical and emotional expression can we embrace our authenticity.
As an actor, Justin has maintained a strong connection to his performance through body movement and physicality. He was drawn deeply to the philosophical teachings of improv and its effectiveness as a form of moving meditation. Being present is a core tenant of both of these practices, and Justin believes it is through this connection that each can inform the other in limitless ways.
Touring around the country allowed him to practice with many teachers and studios, but it was through Amrita that he found a familiar home. Completing his 200-hr training with Sarahjoy Marsh has inspired him to share mindfulness practice with others in hopes of giving them what he had so fortunately received with yoga - a joyful connection to self.