E-RYT, AVI Certified Viniyoga Therapist

Justine came to yoga for relief of physical pain and limitations after her collegiate athletic career. Determined to share with others the healing benefits she received from her yoga practice, she specializes in rehabilitative yoga, specifically spinal disc injuries as well as joint therapy.

Justine is an E-RYT500 Yoga Teacher, Certified Viniyoga Therapist and holds the highest level teacher certification from the American Viniyoga Institute, the leader in the emerging field of Yoga Therapy.

Areas of Expertise

  • Low Back and Joint Rehabilitation
  • Cancer Recovery
  • Advanced Gentle Yoga Teacher Training
  • Private Therapeutics
  • Holistic Healing Modalities


Justine is the Co-Founder and Co-Director of the Yoga Vista Academy, an advanced Gentle Yoga Teacher Training School and Accreditation Program. She leads the Gentle Yoga Therapy and Anatomy course development, educational video content and training materials for the Academy. For more information on the Workshops and Courses taught by Justine.



Justine offers both in-person and remote private therapeutic assessments and customized Gentle Yoga Therapy recovery plans. Whether you are suffering from an injury, health setback, chronic or acute issue, Justine will collaborate with you to create a yoga program that is specific to you and your lifestyle. Find out how you can benefit from her unique, personalized Gentle Yoga Therapy video sequences specifically for your health issues.



Justine shares her expertise in yoga therapy through her Gentle Yoga DVDs, Illustrated Guidebooks and YouTube Instructional videos. Justine has a wealth of knowledge and experience and conveys in layman’s terms the healing powers of yoga through her multi-media offerings. Her Gentle Yoga for a Healthy Low Back DVD has international exposure and has been highly acclaimed by reviewers and yoga students alike



I have problems with my lower back and it was suggested by my doctor to do yoga. He also said remember “BLT” – Do not bend, lift or twist with a back like mine. My L4 and L5 are out of alignment which has created hip trouble from time to time. I just had a second shot in my spine on Wednesday and have gotten relief for the hip but not my back. What type of yoga would be good for me? I’m a 54 year old female. I sat in an office chair leaning forward for over 20 years then as a housecleaner for over 7 years.

Yoga could be a great help to you and you need to know the contraindications for your condition so you don’t do harm. From your question it sounds as though in addition to having  L-4 and L-5 out of alignment, you also have at least degenerative disc disease if not bulging or blown discs…




“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!”