ABOUT PATH TO CALM
Path to Calm offers yoga instruction including conscious movement, rhythmic breathing and meditation instruction in a customized private setting for people who are looking to bring tools for transformation into their daily lives.
Why individualized instruction?
Every body and every mind is unique. Individual instruction allows students to explore yoga and mindfulness tailored specifically to their unique needs and purposes, helping you find your own path to wellness, strength, clarity and calm. Think you are too busy to develop a daily yoga practice? Yoga can be practiced in every breath, every moment. So if you think you are too busy, you may be the person who needs it most.
Individual instruction provides you a path to sustainable transformation in the body, mind and in the life.
What Happens in a Session?
In your first session, we will talk about your personal goals for your wellness. Are you looking for more physical strength or flexibility, more mental clarity or focus, relaxation or calm, more energy for daily life,a spirit focused practice, to develop a personal home practice, to deepen an already existing home practice, or a combination of all of the above?
You will then receive instruction in practices selected specifically for your current needs. Practices offered during a 90 minute session may include: a carefully selected (just for you) yoga movement practice, conscious rhythmic breathing instruction and concentration practices appropriate for your needs, followed by a period of guided deep relaxation and meditation. Yoga, meditation and mindfulness is available and appropriate for all bodies. No experience is necessary.
About the Instructor
Instructor Justine Andronici works with people who are seeking yoga as a method of change in their lives - those who are seeking to transform their mind and their bodies and discover a path to a calmer, more spacious and more joy-filled life. She is a certified TriYoga® instructor in yogaflow® (movement), and Prana Vidya. Prana Vidya practices include concentration practices (dharana), conscious rhythmic breathing sequences (pranayama) and meditation practices (dhyana).
Justine has been practicing yoga for 18 years. She came to yoga out of necessity - to try to find some balance in a demanding and stressful life as an social justice attorney and activist working on behalf of survivors of trauma. Diagnosed with depression and autoimmune disease in her early 30's, after neglecting self-care and subjecting her mind and body to years of extreme unrelenting stress, Justine sought yoga as a part of her overall healing journey. Justine found her path to wellness with the tools that yoga offers. Now, she is passionate about sharing these tools with others .
What Type of Yoga Instruction is offered?
Justine has explored and practiced many forms of yoga, and found her yoga home in the tradition of TriYoga®.
TriYoga, founded by Yogini Kali Ray, is a complete yoga method that includes conscious physical movement (yogaflow®) practice as well as rhythmic yoga breathing, concentration, and meditation techniques (prana vidya). Often called “an ancient yoga for modern times” Triyoga offers practitioners a wholistic approach to creating more balance and wellness in their lives.
TriYoga practices support students as they work in their own lives on the creation of a lifestyle of well-being. TriYoga movement practice includes smooth rhythmical breath, spinal waves, and is based on principals such as mediation in motion, relaxation-in-action and economy of movement. TriYoga's movement practices and the breathing, concentration and mediation practices, are all carefully systematized to allow students to grow at their own pace in the practices.
Justine's Teaching Philosophy
Every breath, every challenge we face in life is an invitation to practice yoga.
The yoga path is often winding. I enjoy holding space for you along your path, hoping to serve as a steady, encouraging guide. I know first-hand that yoga offers each of us a path to greater wellness and deeper joy -- not just in the body and mind -- but also in how we navigate and contribute to a constantly changing world.
My teaching emphasis is on the ways in which yoga practices can serve as practical real-life tools for navigating daily life. Yoga offers us a map to a different way of being -- on and off the mat. Working with others to provide them tools to begin to listen deeply to what they need to bring greater physical health, clarity, energy and calm into their own lives is an honor.
Do You Teach classes?
I enjoy working individually with students so that I can support them as they design a yoga practice that serves their unique lives. I occasionally substitute or guest teach classes at local studios, but I teach my regular students in private sessions or very small group settings because I particularly enjoy working individually with students who want support as they deepen their personal connection with and knowledge of yoga.
Want more information about scheduling or have questions about sessions? Check out the Choose Your Path tab and/or Contact me for more information.
~ What Students Say about Working with Justine ~
Justine is an expert teacher. She is able to recognize exactly what I need to deeply connect with the breath and movement practices. Instruction with Justine has been extremely valuable. She continues to support me on my journey towards developing a daily practice.
--Laura, age 59, educator
Yoga has added joy, vitality, purpose, and sincere understanding to my experience of life, and the meditation aspect of my work with Justine Andronici, my teacher and my Friend, has made Peace something personal, achievable, and something I can bring to my work and life in every moment. Grateful.
-- Susan Russell