Bio: Julie Kirkpatrick
Julie Kirkpatrick was granted a 300 hr. Jivamukti Yoga teaching certificate in 2003 and became an 800 hr. advanced Jivamukti Yoga teacher in 2005, with all thanks and gratitude to her teachers and founders of the method, Sri Sharon Gannon and Sri David Life. She has been and continues to be a student of the method since 1986. Her association with Jivamukti Yoga has allowed her to teach abroad in Germany, Italy, Czech Republic, Spain, and Turkey, as well as in the United States in New York, Virginia, Michigan, Florida, Louisiana, Illinois, Pennsylvania, and Ohio.
Julie has taught open, basics, prenatal, and children’s yoga classes at Jivamukti Yoga School in New York City. She assisted and taught at the August classes held at the Wild Woodstock Jivamukti Forest Sanctuary in Woodstock NY for 5 years. She has assisted Sri Sharon Gannon and Sri David Life at various times serving both as house sitter and cat caretaker to classroom assistant while they teach.
For the last 2 years Julie has been a yoga gypsy, driving to different locations in the and Canda, teaching Jivamukti Yoga and having adventures. Currently she is teaching regularly between Jivamukti Yoga School NYC and Jivamukti Jersey City in New Jersey, as well as making time to be with her 88 year old mother in Michigan.
Before focusing full time on teaching yoga, Julie worked in public education, visual arts, and community gardening.