“To me, yoga is the personal discovery of the potential of your mind, body and spirit wrapped in a beautiful package of joy and sweet release.” - Julie
Julie began her yoga journey when she stepped onto the mat in an Ashtanga class in Oakland and found the perfect blend of athleticism, focus and balance. Then she branched out to try many other styles and teachers throughout the East Bay and San Francisco. Yoga quickly became an integral part of her life.
Over time, she came to realize that beyond the physical practice the traditions of yoga offer enormous potential for personal growth, peace, and contentment. She strives to bring the lessons learned on the mat into her everyday world, and that has helped her immensely in her on-going pursuit to bring balance and acceptance into her life. Julie is a graduate of the YogaWorks 200-hour Teacher Training Program and is currently enrolled in their rigorous 300-hour professional program with the goal of becoming a 500-hour certified instructor. She is grateful for the many teachers she has learned from along her yogic path and continues to hone her skills while working with her mentor, Mynx Inatsugu.
Taking a class with Julie is enlightening. Her style is clean and clear and she has a talent for helping you find muscles you never knew existed! She is dedicated to her teaching and wants her students to glean the most they can from their time in her classes. Julie’s down-to-earth and genuine personality comes through naturally when she teaches, a beautiful blend of non-pretentious hard work, a bit of bossiness, and a willingness to laugh. She believes that a mature practice does not revolve around a students’ ability to perform yoga postures, but the awareness of the practitioner’s unique body and mind and how to work deeply within.
Julie keeps her classroom temperature comfortably warm and plays a blend of modern tunes, world music and old school grooves.
Julie lives in Danville with her husband, two children and dog Bertie. She loves to find joy in the simple pleasures of life, appreciates a clean house, loves a good book, hates to cook, and wonders where the yoga adventure will lead her next.