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Justine Janssen

“It’s an honour to help people find their true potential through yoga”

Having worked in a 9-5 conflict resolution role for years, I was burnt out, anxious and felt I had more to offer. I started out as a personal trainer and actually just stumbled across Power Yoga in a fitness magazine. Something about it really resonated with me – so much so that I enrolled in teacher training before I even took a class! I completed my training with Duncan Peak from Power Living, immersing myself in the practice and teaching anywhere I could. I was soon assisting on Power Living’s retreats, enjoying yoga workshops, and more training with Baron Baptiste followed. My love of the Yin Yoga style also blossomed, training with Sarah Powers, Insight Yoga.

During my very first class I remember feeling challenged on every level – physically, emotionally and mentally. And you know what? This hasn’t changed over the years. Whether through teaching, assisting or my own personal practice, I always find something there on the mat that challenges me and encourages me to grow. This is why I teach. Because I believe yoga reveals our truth. It makes us question what we can achieve and the limiting self beliefs we have, that prevent us from getting there. It’s through this that we discover our own potential and it’s an honour to help people through that process with compassion seeing them connect to the joy and strength within.

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