Julia is a registered yoga teacher and trainer at the 500 hour level. (E-RYT 500 & YACEP). She offers Yoga Teacher Trainings (YTT) at the 200 hr level as well as drop-in classes, series, and private yoga sessions. Yoga teachers looking to maintain their Yoga Alliance certifications can get their hours by taking workshops, series, or trainings with Julia.
By slowing down their practice, Julia invites her students to a more mindful and yet rigorous yoga practice. By increasing proprioceptive awareness (knowing where their body is in space), she encourages a sustainable healthy range of motion for joints and ligaments as well as stimulating bone density and muscle tone. This awareness then paves the way to a deeper inner connection at the heart of yoga.
Julia completed her 500 hour yoga teacher trainings (200 hr. and 300 hr.) with Scott Anderson, founder of Alignment Yoga and an inital 200 hour yoga teacher training with Sarahjoy Marsh, founder of DAYA. Julia continues to study with Scott Anderson and supplements with considerable online coursework with Dr. Loren Fishman, Ellen Saltonstall (Yoga for Osteoporosis), Leslie Kaminoff (Principles of Anatomy), Dr. Baxter Bell, and Tom Myers (Anatomy Trains / fascia).
Julia’s daily home practice includes some combination of Yoga, Pilates, foam-rolling, meditation and walks in the woods nearby.
Off the mat, Julia co-leads monthly bird walks and seasonal workshops like “Birding by Ear” for Mt. Pisgah Arboretum with sprinklings of classes like “Yoga for Birdwatching”. She is a lover of nature, traveling (especially when it involves yoga, meditation and bird watching), and her sweet husband, Alan, with whom she shares a garden paradise along with their cat, Pistachio and a myriad number of teddy bears.
Happiness is our default.
“Oooohhh!…” praise from the Peanut Gallery as Meddy actively engages the superficial back line.