Growing up, I enjoyed ten years of training in ballet, jazz and modern dance. After college, graduate school, and a brief career in magazine publishing I was fortunate to be able to devote myself to being a full-time mom and part-time volunteer. Aerobics, Zumba classes and gym workouts helped keep me fit until a health challenge came my way and caused me to re-focus. I decided to try yoga, and to my surprise, I discovered it was much more than just exercise.
Once I began to experience the benefits to mind, body and spirit that yoga offers I was hooked. I completed my 200 hour Stone Yoga Teacher Training in September 2017. One of my favorite features of the course is the focus on adapting yoga poses to the needs and capabilities of each student. In dance, the emphasis is on training the body to do very specific movements. The yoga I have come to love, to practice, and to teach is just the opposite; it’s about accommodating yoga poses to your specific body so that you can train the mind and the soul to discover your own uniqueness, your own truth and be able to share that with others.
Julie frequently steps in to cover classes when the instructor is not available: you will often find her teaching Hatha Flow Yoga and Yoga for Bone Strength / Osteoporosis, where she shares her flowing, creative approach with her students.