All Levels yoga, Thai Yoga Massage, Reiki Master
Julia’s practice began in 2002 and has been teaching yoga since 2005. She obtained a Bachelor’s Degree in Physical Education, but deviated from this path due injuries she picked up during her years in college playing Rugby. Gym workouts furthered her imbalances to injuries and were far too mundane. She discovered amazing weight management and strengthening through Vinyasa yoga and has furthered her studies since then to discover incredible flow and lightness, and depth that is truly all around us and especially within.
Since 2002 she has practiced various styles ranging from Restorative yoga to Ashtanga to Vinyasa to Power, but she has found her passion to be in her eclectic style with the desire to bring the student into his or her own body. When this awareness is activated, many wonderful things can and do happen. She has realized the calm and peace yoga brings after a continued practice and wants to share this magic with as many as she can. Each class is based on the energy of the moment, and Julia enjoys bringing fun and lightness to her challenging class. Sometimes music is included only to enhance a particular class, but always there is emphasis on the breath. Although her class may be challenging, the intention behind them is to encourage the students to honor their body by resting when they need, and adversely pushing when they feel they should. She always teaches to the beginner…. as we are always just beginning.
Julia’s Yoga education includes training and Study with Taylor and Phillipe Wells, Sara Meeks, Gurmukh, Ana Forrest, David Vendetti, Shiva Rea, and deeper anatomy and movement study with Julie Gudmestad. She has been certified with the Yoga Alliance since shortly after teaching and is now delving into her 500H certification. As a Reiki Master and teacher, she brings energy work into the classroom (perhaps from a distance if not on contact). She also now practices Thai Yoga Massage and LOVES the beautiful massage dance of energy, compression, and lazy-mans-yoga that it is. During Thai Yoga Massage, Julia practices Metta (loving kindness energy work- standard for Thai Yoga Massage) and Reiki.