Justine’s hoop journey began when she was a young child and stumbled upon a hula hoop contest one summer afternoon. Completely transfixed by all of the other kids who were SO STUPID GOOD at keeping the hoop around their waist, she begged her mom for a hoop of her own and began practicing every day after school — and she finally won that contest the following year! A foreshadowing of the journey that lay ahead, many years later at a large music festival, Justine found herself once again transfixed by a woman hooping her heart out amongst the crowd. This time, with more dance and dimension than a kid’s waist hooping contest, Justine knew this movement art was calling her. Nomadic at the time, she purchased her first travel hoop and began bringing it with her everywhere, practicing in any space she could squeeze it: hostel rooftops, parking lots, even in front of bathroom mirrors! Through her travels, she connected with a wider circus community and began attending live workshops and hoop retreats, refining her skills and discovering how deep her passion ran for flow arts. Today, she integrates her hoop dance skills with her background as both a yoga teacher and flow coach to help students understand, reach, and deepen in the flow state. Whether you hope to find flow, give your inner child freedom of expression, embrace your feminine energy, or reach another goal, Justine loves blending tech, dance, neuroscience, mind-body wisdom, and FUN in all of her classes to help students unlock their full potential.
What began as the desire to create her own dance hoop after taking a hula-hooping fitness class, soon turned into several requests to make more hoops for classmates and friends. The joy of hooping and