Inhale deeply. Exhale completely.
If I could gift you one thing, it would be to remember yourself.
To remember yourself as whole and perfect.
As unbound, wild and free.
As pure, luminous, love that resides at the center of the heart.
This is not just hippy stuff! This is yoga, as it’s been taught for thousands of years.
It passed down, so generously by yogis who sat in meditation for long stretches of time and realized the nature of ourselves as spiritual beings, energy beings.
We live in a body and a have a mind, and yet if you’re here, I have a hunch that you feel this too - we are also something more.
So the yoga says.. we can love all parts of ourselves.
The body that sometimes we love and sometimes we don’t, the busy, scattered or calm mind, the behaviors we have that are sometimes awesome and sometimes not.
And beneath all of that! we can practice remembering what is true and real and always PERFECT.
That place inside the cave of the heart.
When we come to know that place we remember - we are free.
As my teacher says, all suffering is forgetfulness.
We forget who we are. It’s the practice (and privilege) of a lifetime to remember who you are. And when you know.. you become a lighthouse for reminding others.
It’s so simple, really.
And lucky for us, there are thousands of ways to practice “yoga". There’s asana (yoga poses), philosophy, pranayama (breathing exercises) and so much more.
These are the ways I have found my way in and what authentically resonates with me. And so I offer them to you..
And when we know we are free, we can pursue the life of our dreams, in the moment. We can do hard things without becoming hard.
We can tolerate discomfort for the sake of positive change.
And, at the very same time.. we can dance through life.
In AWE of it all.
And, you have to be open to it. Just a teeny, tiny bit! And then as Leonard Cohen says.. “where there are cracks, that’s where the light gets in.”
The yoga will work.. if you give it a chance.
Join me for a short meditation on love, power and attention here.
To your thriving -
As a dedicated student and teacher of yoga I have come to know these practices as deeply liberating and inspiring. To know that we don’t have to have life all figured out to experience the deep joy of being alive… to dance in the midst of life’s wildness! Yoga gives us the space and time to experience the gift of feeling a bit more spacious and strong in our bodies, and presence with our heart. Each time we gather.. online, for a studio class or on retreat.. is another gift of an opportunity to reset, release and feel presence.
Together, breath by breath, class by class, and trip by trip - yes, retreats are so sweet! - we dive in together. And from this place we can show up to move the ourselves, our communities and the world towards more peace, love and justice.
Join me, join us. I can’t wait to meet you. ❤️
I feel privileged to introduce you to a brilliant approach to wellbeing. I draw on the contemplative traditions of classical yoga, reiki, ayurveda, positive psychology and integrative wellness to address the entire human experience - physical, mental, emotional and spiritual.
“Flourishing” is the term used to describe individuals who are living lives filled with meaning, growth, connection, resilience, and positive emotion. Sadly, research demonstrates less than 20% of the US population is flourishing. Most of us are just getting by, skimming the surface of our lives and our potential.
I guide individuals and groups towards flourishing through classes, workshops and retreats with the tools of yoga, mindfulness, meditation, and group coaching sessions that elevate the inner environment. We release stress, become aware of thoughts and habitual patterns, support the nervous system, and soak in the greatness of being supported in community. We free up energy - expanding our comfort zone, we come to know our own great potential.
The daily practice, the yoga community, and the healing practices are my sanctuary and my place of growth! Yoga (and all the related practices) has supported me for many years, and I look forward to supporting you in helping you to make them yours.
Bali Bliss Retreat, Feb 15 -22, 2020.
Another retreat coming in April or July! Stay tuned on very occasional email list below!
Private sessions in yoga and Reiki available Tuesday, Wednesday + Thursday afternoons, 2pm- 7pm.
Give yourself the gift of presence, everyday. A daily meditation practice of just 5 or 10 minutes can make a profound difference in our lives - reducing stress, living with more ease, and supporting our happiness and wellbeing.
"Julianne is the real deal and her classes outside are amazing. After every class on the beach I walk away with new inspiration, my body feels great, and my heart full. She is really a special teacher, so humble and such a beautiful presence. I am so grateful to have her leading us."
- Stephanie C, San Francisco.
"I am so grateful for you Julie! You are down to earth, and so impressive with all that you do. I regularly attend beach yoga classes and they're always a highlight of my week.
- Laura K, San Francisco
I got way more out of it than I was expecting. What would I tell a friend? Do it! Make it happen! It is truly one of the most amazing things I have done for myself. I am still bathing in the afterglow.
“A retreat lead by Julie is about so much more than the yoga. She curates an experience that is playful, spiritual, and nourishing both for body and spirit. This was my second retreat with Julie, and both trips were an opportunity to connect with a powerful group of women and to step back from the busy-ness of everyday life. We were guided through sweet meditation sessions, treated nourishing meals, and lead on beautiful hikes around Tahoe.
I feel incredibly fortunate to have had the opportunity to attend these retreats - they are such a wonderful gift and I always walk away inspired to pay it forward and to share this amazing energy with my friends and family. I step away recharged, mentally clear, and feeling so so much lighter.”
There’s only one word that can describe this Hawaii retreat: incredible. Julie’s passion for yoga and desire to nourish a community —both through mind and body— is the real deal.