Julie has been a fitness enthusiast all of her life. An athlete in her early years, her motto was “harder, stronger, faster!” and thus, her relationship with yoga was, shall we say, tenuous at best. A nagging curiosity, compelled her repeatedly back to her mat, until she eventually began to embrace the idea that less is absolutely more! And then, she fell hard and fast for this yoga thing!!! Joyfully understanding, that connection to breath, mindful movement and kind alignment, supports the integration of the whole and inspires vitality in all the magnificent layers of ones’ being; physically, mentally, emotionally, energetically and soulfully!!!
As her love affair with yoga blossomed, Julie’s desire to deepen her experience did too, and she pursued her RYT 200 Teacher Training at White Lotus Foundation in Santa Barbara, CA. She then, completed her RYT 500 and Professional Yoga Therapist Certification; mentoring with Karen Claffey, and the esteemed faculty of The Heaven on Earth Yoga Institute in Stoney Creek, Ontario. This intensive training profoundly impacted Julie’s deeper understanding of the capacity of yoga to heal mind, body and spirit. Most recently, Julie fell head over heels for the playful and powerful practice of SUP Yoga (pure bliss!) and completed her SUP Yoga Teacher Training and Level 1 WPA SUP Instructor Certification. With Canada’s oh-so-short SUP Yoga season, Julie was then inspired to create karma SUPtra, a SUP-Inspired Indoor Yoga Board, Class, and Experience!
Let’s breathe together, be mindful, move kindly, create space, practice playfully, explore compassionately. Namaste. - Julie