Owner of Lighthouse Yoga Center in Washington, DC. Julie started practicing yoga in the mid-1990s as a way to decompress from a stressful job. Over the years, as her practice deepened and evolved, Julie began to understand yoga as a tool of personal transformation and empowerment. She is certified through Yoga Alliance (E-RYT200) and the Kundalini Resarch Institute (KRI) to teach Kundalini Yoga (as Taught by Yogi Bhajan), having recently completed her Level 2 (500-hour) certification with KRI. Julie opened Lighthouse Yoga Center in 2012 in her home community of Petworth as a way to share the teachings of yoga with the residents of her diverse neighborhood. Outside the studio she teaches yoga to the homeless and low-income Spanish-speaking immigrants in Washington, DC, and thoroughly believes in the transformative power of the practice.