Justine Dawson is a teacher and guide of mindfulness, intimacy and awakening. A 25 year practitioner of Insight Meditation, she completed training as a teacher under Jack Kornfield in 2012.
In addition to her training and practice in traditional meditation and Buddhist psychology, Justine has devoted over 15 years to engaged practice and teaching in the realms of the erotic – sex, desire, self expression and connection. Experience with Internal Family Systems and Somatic Experiencing informs her work. From the inside out Justine guides people to unburden the shame, fear and judgment that prevents them from intimacy with all aspects of themselves and of life. Both practical and provocative, she is a translator between worlds, bridging the rational and instinctual, theoretical and visceral, spiritual and mundane.
Justine has taught throughout the US and Europe, establishing and guiding communities of practice, as well supporting dharma retreats at venerable American spiritual institutions. She is currently keeping it real in Los Angeles, CA where she teaches at Insight LA, mentors new teachers through the Mindfulness Meditation Teacher Certification Program, and maintains a private practice working with individuals and couples around the world.
You can learn more about her work at www.justinedawson.com