Justin stepped onto the yoga mat for the first time 18 years ago and immediately felt that he had come home. Years of anxiety, depression, and feeling uncomfortable in his body he quickly experienced the transformation that the practice of yoga is capable of bringing to our lives. He fell in love with Lotus Flow (Laughing Lotus) after years of practicing various styles of yoga. As an individual who has struggled with body issues most of his life, practicing Lotus Flow gives him the freedom to explore expression through his body within the structure of asana and flow and find that sweet freedom of embracing his authenticity.
An E-RYT 500 yoga teacher and East Coast transplant to Los Angeles from NYC he has completed his 500 Hour advanced teacher training with Three Sisters Yoga in NYC, has 100 advanced training hours with Laughing Lotus NY, and has over 700 advanced training hours in Yin Yoga, Restorative Yoga, and Katonah Yoga. Also a Reiki Master Teacher & Practitioner his passion is holding space for EVERY body to feel at home on the mat and making the practice of yoga accessible and fun for all regardless of age or ability. In his class you will experience a soulful alignment based flow that will inspire you to move forward from the heart.
Originally from Ohio Justin's passion is in giving back. He has served as volunteer yoga teacher at Riker's Prison in NYC as well as yoga teacher for Camp Erin, a bereavement camp for children and adults who have experienced deep loss. In his free time Justin enjoys hiking, surfing, cooking, and reading.
Justin is the owner of Yoga Loft, a beach front boutique yoga studio in Manhattan Beach, California.