Yoga with Justine

Media Library

Justine Shelton 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.

Gentle Yoga Therapy Teacher Training Manual - 1st Edition - with Justine Shelton, E-RYT500 and Certified Viniyoga Therapist

Illustrated and Annotated for Yoga Teachers and Practitioners. 400 Pages and 100's of therapeutic asanas! This Manual is a compilation of six of Justine's unique and different Weekend Workshops on various Gentle Yoga Therapy topics.

Do you have students with one or more of the following issues? Joint injuries or replacements, chronic back pain, osteoarthritis, osteoporosis, shoulder or knee injuries, cancer and/or other chronic conditions...? Learn therapeutic modifications that will help them stay safe while effectively supporting their condition. Justine has thousands of Viniyoga Therapy training hours and shares her expertise from her teachings, trainings, studies and private practice in this detailed, illustrated and annotated Training Manual Set.


  • Gentle Yoga Therapy for the Low Back, Knees and Hips - As a therapeutic specialist in spine and joint injuries and conditions, Justine provides explanations and safe asanas to help relieve pain and support such conditions as: undiagnosed low back pain, Arthritis, spinal misalignment and intervertebral disc issues, bony misalignment, dysfunctional movement patterns, joint compression, dysfunction and/or asymmetry in the joints.
  • Structural Anatomy - Form, Function, Dysfunction and Contraindications - Using anatomical models we will cover basic anatomy yoga teachers should know, less from a 'naming the terms' standpoint and more from an understanding of how the parts work together! Primary importance will be given to covering the structure of the spine and spinal curvatures. Also discussed will be the relationship between the axial and appendicular skeleton, major muscles, anatomy of the pelvic and shoulder girdles as well as knees and ankles.
  • Body Reading: Philosophy and Tools for Self and Student Assessment - Body reading is an art that may take a lifetime to master....and what a fascinating journey! We will have an interactive discussion with practice looking at bodies to see what lies hidden in movement patterns and posture that may unlock the key to helping your students at a deeper level. This class will not only focus on teachers learning what to look for, but also provide tools to help our students in self discovery of their own bodies patterns.
  • Gentle Yoga Therapy for Cancer Recovery - Key areas to consider when teaching this demographic. Topics covered will be yoga poses for calming the nervous system and reducing stress, boosting the immune system, the role of the lymphatic system, pain management and treatment side-effects. Contraindications for certain conditions will be covered. We will also discuss recommended reading, nutritional and alternative medicine suggestions, and holding space for your students. Key to recovery is also building a sense of community and giving students effective tools they can use to aid in their healing journey and gain self empowerment.
  • The Fundamentals of Viniyoga with Justine Shelton - Concepts of therapeutic yoga and adaptations used to support an individualized approach to yoga teaching.
  • Gentle Yoga Therapy for the Low Back with Justine Shelton - Covers the structure of the spine and spinal curvatures as well as the relationship between the axial and appendicular skeleton. In-depth information on common injuries and issues surrounding low back pain and how to keep students safe in a group class with specific yoga sequences for each condition.
  • Gentle and Chair Yoga for Osteoporosis with Paula Montalvo and Justine Shelton - Through the use of Gentle and Chair Yoga vignettes, you will learn how and why specific modifications are needed for common yoga poses and sequences. Variations to many traditional yoga poses and sequences are fully annotated and scripted.
  • Gentle Yoga for Osteopenia with Justine Shelton - Justine, a Certified Viniyoga Therapist, brings her yoga therapy expertise into the practice of building strong bones and safe yoga poses for people with Osteopenia and/or Osteoporosis. Complete with pose sequences and encouraging research on bone-growth potential.
  • Gentle Yoga Therapy for Joint Health - Based on yoga therapy concepts, the focus will be on osteoarthritis, proper joint alignment and strengthening strategies, identifying and correcting structural imbalances, improving range of motion, warding off and/or delaying joint replacement surgery, and pre and post-surgery yoga practices and contraindications.
  • Gentle Yoga Therapy for Osteoporosis and Osteoarthritis - More than 67 million people in the US have osteoarthritis or osteoporosis, and the number is growing. These conditions often come together and are called the twin perils of aging. Learn the causes, potential dangers, and structural anatomy and physiology related to these conditions and what tools Yoga therapy empowers us with to impact positive change in our condition. Chapter contains modifications, contraindications, and use of props and sequencing to help you lead a safe and effective class for your students with OA or osteoporosis.

Printed Manual: $149.95 BuyNow

Manual on CD Price: $69.95 BuyNow


Instructional Videos

Gentle Yoga Stretches for Knee Pain - After her college basketball career, Certified Viniyoga Therapist Justine Shelton searched for ways to relieve her knee pain. Following the advice of Aadil Palkhivala of Purna Yoga, she realized her knee pain was related to her tight hips and back.
Yoga for Life - No Matter what Age! - What kind of yoga can sustain you through your 30s, 40s, 50s and well into your senior years? Hear why Viniyoga and its gentle and approachable method can ...
Reasons and Remedies for Tight Shoulders: Perhaps your Infraspinatus Muscle is working too hard! - From Deskworkers to Massage Therapists to anyone else who uses their upper body for extended periods of time, learn why your shoulders become tight and sore, and what movements and remedies can make you feel better!

Yoga Journal Magazine DVD Review

"The information [Shelton] provides, including the purpose and benefits of each exercise, and her specific instructions... are first rate!"
Richard Rosen, Yoga Journal Magazine

Gentle Yoga Therapy DVDs

Gentle Yoga for a Healthy Low Back DVD

Daily Practice for Arthritis, Sciatica, Scoliosis and other Back Ailments (45-min)

Description: Gentle enough for beginners, and beneficial for all who suffer from low back pain! Three individual series to strengthen and lengthen your back and relieve pain.

Price: $24.95

"With her calm demeanor and soothing voice, Shelton is an excellent instructor, nicely explaining the 16 poses that are demonstrated by two women." National Librarian, Public Library System.

Gentle Yoga for Healthy Knees and Hips DVD

2-DVD Set! Essential Yoga Movements for Therapy and Rehabilitation of Your Joints (60-min)

Description: Great for Athletes, Seniors, Arthritis Sufferers and Anyone suffering from limited and/or painful joint movements. These yoga stretches will help create freedom of movement in the hips and knees so that you can feel better!

Price: $24.95

"Gentle Yoga for a Healthy Low Back as well as the other dvd made by Justine, Gentle Yoga for Healthy Knees & Hips are carefully designed sequences that are safe and therapeutic. The guidance & cueing by Justine is excellent. As a Viniyoga Instructor myself, I have recommended these dvds to my students and they have benefited from the practices. ". Gina Hart Library System.

Gentle Yoga Therapy for the SI Joint DVD

Includes series of poses and modifications for the SI Joint (25-min)

Description: SI Joint misalignment creates asymmetry in the body which can be experienced as low back pain, knee and ankle pain and even shoulder pain. Working with the SI Joint requires slow and methodical movements to increase circulation, stabilize the position of the SI Joint and strengthen the muscular around the joint to keep it secure so that you can continue doing the things you love!

Price: $24.95

"Just wanted to check-in with you about your new DVD for SI joints. I've practiced with it a few times and found the poses simple and easy to do. My SI joint is doing well, even after a couple of weeks of traveling, so I will keep up your program. Doing the half bridge as demonstrated in the DVD, I find I can more often get a single vertebrae down. Typically, it's two at a time and my sacrum can't wait to feel the floor again. The first two poses --heel lifts with arms and modified forward bend-- are such good warm-ups for the back, I will be sharing them with my senior students." Michele


Gentle Yoga Therapy Books

Gentle Yoga Therapy Guidebook for the Low Back, Knees and Hips - by Justine Shelton, E-RYT and AVI-Certified Viniyoga Therapist

Comprehensive Guidebook for Healthy Low Back, Hips and Knees. Includes over 40 poses, therapeutic modifications and teaching instructions.

Price: $29.95

Gentle Yoga Therapy Guidebook for a Healthy Low Back - by Justine Shelton, E-RYT and AVI-Certified Viniyoga Therapist

Healthy Low Back Workbook for Yoga Teachers and Practitioners includes therapeutic poses, modifications, sequences and teaching instructions.

Price: $19.95