Julie is a dedicated student and teacher of yoga and meditation, deeply impassioned by yoga’s innate power of transformation. Teaching for 20 years, she’s been called “a burst of prana”, leading public classes, workshops, teacher trainings, annual retreats to Costa Rica, and has taught at Festivals from Bali to Nantucket.
Julie is known for clear instruction, intelligent sequencing, and has a passion for offering ancient wisdom with a practical approach for it to take root. She helps students redefine what it means to live an essential life of yoga from a core belief that yoga is a powerful medium for activating spiritual connection, physical health, personal growth, and collective awareness.
Julie is a teacher with diverse interests, talents, and influences, and offers refined technique, philosophy, mythology, mysticism, and a little humor in every class. Certified in Anusara® Yoga and Yoga for All, she is committed to making yoga and meditation accessible and understood as practices that any willing student can do. It is widely understood that meditation is the heart of yoga, and Julie has been a deep practitioner for well over a decade offering valuable instruction and insight from her depth of practice. Known as a teachers teacher, Julie created the highly acclaimed Shaktiyoga New York 200 hour Teacher Training, a comprehensive and complete Yoga Alliance registered program to guide experienced and enthusiastic students to bloom in a non-dogmatic way as knowledgeable, creative and confident yoga instructors.
Julie’s been most inspired and influenced from dedicated study with her meditation teacher, renowned scholar Paul Muller-Ortega of Blue Throat Yoga, as well as almost 20 years studying Sri Vidya and Rajanaka traditions with Prof. Douglas Brooks.
Julie lives in Brooklyn with her cat Blue, and tiny Yorkie, Sammy.