“Find the love you seek, by first finding the love within yourself. Learn to rest in that place within you that is your true home.”

- Sri Sri Ravi Shankar

My mission as a teacher is to create a path way for students to broaden their prospective, too see their own worth, and love themselves in a bigger way. I aim to help people see that they are not their bodies, but that their bodies are powerful vessels to make incredible change on the planet.
 I guide in a way that gives the practitioner an option to see themselves from a different perspective. Starting by cultivating love within the self first. Growing, nurturing, and then watching the impact of that love and deep appreciation of self impact the way we love all other people. What you will experience in class is a strong element of meditation, visualization, and inspirational themes; paired with a physically challenging vinyasa flow. Through these elements we create big heart openings and many opportunities to see the self in a new way.

 

Class Schedule

 

 CorePower Edina

Monday  12 pm c2 & 5:30 pm c2

Sunday 12 pm (75 min) c2 

 

 

Radiant Life Yoga

Thursday 6pm vinyasa

ELVTD MVMT

Tuesday 12pm

Wednesday 12pm

Friday 12pm

"Beating your wings and feathers,you broke free from this cage. Rising up to the sky you attained the world of the soul." -Rumi

 

Justyn O'Neill is a 500hr certified yoga instructor and educator. She received her yoga certification in 2010 at the Frog Lotus school of yoga in Koh Samui, Thailand and completed her 500hr studies in 2017 with Radiant Life Yoga.

 

The path of yoga and meditation were pivotal in her recovery from an eating disorder and severe ulcertive colitis. She now  actively shares those trans-formative qualities of the practice with students every week. Her classes often focus on healing the relationship we have with body, moving beyond limited perspective and ultimately coming to a place of acceptance and deep love for what is.

It is her intention that students leave class feeling empowered and appreciative of their bodies. The flow in class is challenging and unique to assist students in discovering both their inner and outer strength. Her classes create a safe container to effectively incorporate meditation and self study, as tools to guide students to eventually come to a place where they can deeply love the body and recognize that they are so much more.

 

 Private sessions can be tailored to fit individual needs, whether they be physical, spiritual or emotional.

 

Workshops and Events

 

Exploring The Chakras

Chakras are commonly understood as "wheels of energy" that reside in our energetic body. They are vast store-houses of wisdom that are accessible to anyone who is hungry to inquire. As powerful tools of self-study, these wheels offer us rich avenues to deeply explore the self and the nature of our existence. During this lecture/discussion experience we will unpack the characteristics of each wheel, look deeply at our relationship to each center and learn tools to deepen our personal self study through the lens of perspective each Chakra provides.

I am honored to be offering this workshop at Greenway yoga studio. Greenway yoga is a local yoga studio hidden on Eat Street (Nicollet Ave) near Uptown Minneapolis. Greenway Yoga's mission is to make intentional yoga classes accessible to all; all while sustaining the integrity of the economy, the community, and the planet. We call this initiative the Green Yoga Movement (G.Y.M)

 

When: November 23rd 12pm-1:30pm

Where: Greenway Yoga

Cost: $30

Kriya  Yoga: The 3 Limbed Path

A 3 week series at Open Minds Studio

Tapas (intensity), Svadhyaya (self-study) and Ishvara Pranidhana (surrender to the supreme), are often referred to as the 3 limbed path of yoga. These sutras are a concentrated way of intensifying your practice and cultivating self-empowerment through your spiritual practice.

If you are to connect to the highest expression of your authenticity, attention on these 3 practices will bring you right to the places you have been holding in resistance and beckon you into the releasing. All you need to experience the amplified beauty and connection to source rests inside of these three limbs. 
Join Justyn for a one hour lecture/discussion 3 Saturday's in a row on the 3 limbed path of yoga. Discover how these teachings can enhance your practice and your ability to show up authentically in the world. Open your heart and mind to living from your deepest love and explore the pathways to opening space in your heart.

What you will experience:

Each week will begin with an opening meditation followed by a discussion of one of the 3 limbs: Tapas(Intensity), Svadyaya

( self study) and Ishvara Pranidhana ( surrender to the supreme). We will discuss these practices and explore how you can intentionally invoke them daily to deepen your yoga practice and expand your ability to be open to the world. Each session  you will leave with a point of focus for the week. A question to hold, journal about and observe in your daily life how you can invite these practices into your heart.

 

What to bring with you:

Bring your mat or a cushion, something comfortable to sit on.

Dress comfortably to be seated on the floor. We won't be doing any postures during the hour, but I suggest wearing clothing you feeling comfortable meditating in.

Water bottle

Journal and pen

An open mind

 

Register

 

 When:  Saturday December 7th, 14th and 21st 3:45pm-4:45pm

Where: Open Minds Fusion Studio

Cost: $65

SUNDAY SATSANG AND GONGFU TEA
Yoga as service, lifting awareness out of the "I" paradigm

Neem Karoli Baba had very simple messages about the path of yoga and enlightenment. When disciples would ask him how to achieve enlighten his answer to them was "feed people, serve people". This is really where the heart of the practice takes us. All of the asana, pranayama, meditation, clears a pathway so that we move beyond the trap of our individual perspective of separation and start to see everyone as God.

Ram Daas describes this as...."at a certain point you stop doing karma yoga and you just are karma yoga." The practice deepens when we untie our self from personal agenda in cultivating a practice and start to offer all of our efforts towards the happiness and liberation of all beings. This is a tremendous release of attachments and for most it happens little by little over a long period of time. We will begin our awareness on this subject by exploring...

 What service looks like through the lens of yoga.

 Practices to attune the mind to hold the awareness of being karma yoga.

What does it mean to feed and serve people?

When/who do I struggle to see as God?

During our discussion we will enjoy the experience of traditional Gongfu Tea Service poured by Madison Rubenstein. Madison is expertly trained in the art of tea service and her presence with the tea adds to the prayer of our dialogue.

Register

When: Sunday December 2:30pm-4:30pm

Where: FLY Studio

Cost: $40

 

Seating  for this even is limited and pre-registration is required! To save your spot send payment via Venmo @Flyyoga or e-mail Justyn@firstloveyourselfyoga.com