Justine Mastin found her people at a comic book convention. In this interview we'll talk about why that mattered and how Justine helped the geek community remove barriers to accessing wellness. Plus we'll talk about the power of stories to question social norms and make change in our own lives.
Justine Mastin, MA, LMFT, LADC, E-RYT 200, YACEP (aka JustiniYogini) is a therapist, yogi, writer, podcaster, and full-time rabble-rouser. As the creator/fearless leader of YogaQuest, narrated yogic adventures, and the owner/founder of Blue Box Counseling, Justine specializes in working with clients and students who self-identify as being outside the mainstream—such as those in the geek, secular, and LGBTQIA communities.
Justine is the captain/co-host of the Starship Therapise podcast, has contributed to numerous books on pop culture and psychology, and regularly blogs about the healing power of fandom for Psychology Today and psychotherapy.net. Outside of the office, Justine appears at pop culture conventions around the country teaching yoga and speaking on geek wellness topics. Justine takes a holistic approach to healing: mind, body, and fandom. You can find her on facebook, instagram, and twitter @mindbodyfandom.
In episode 5 of the Accessible Yoga Podcast, Amber Karnes and Justine Mastin discuss:
Each week we’ll leave you with a powerful question. We encourage you to sit in inquiry with this question, write about it, discuss it with another community member on this path. Today, Justine poses a 2-part question: