Yoga is an excellent self care practice as well as complimentary resource to psychotherapy due to the emphasis on cultivating mind/body awareness. Whether in the therapy room or privately, sessions are tailored to each individual client/student focusing on using yoga to manage moods, reduce stress, heal from trauma and bring the body/mind back into balance to promote healing. Julie’s teachings combine ancient and seasonal wisdom along with modern insights to create a safe environment within which to explore and grow physically, emotionally and spiritually.
Julie began practicing yoga in 2001 and has been teaching yoga since 2003 when her desire to share the benefits of this practice led her to her first Yoga Teacher Training. Julie is a registered yoga teacher and has studied with numerous teachers. Her practice and teaching are based on attuning with nature, the seasons and lunar cycles. Julie often refers to herself as a ‘yoga river guide’ as she takes her students on a slow meandering journey to bring participants back to the ‘true self’. In addition to traditional postures, classes include breath work, mindfulness, poetry and yoga psychology. Styles of teaching include gentle, slow flow, restorative and yin.
'When I leave your gentle yoga class, I feel release from tension and this crazy world.
My body feels restored and my mind feels hopeful. I have been dealing with chronic back pain and a back surgery that wasn’t effective, for 10 years. I have 5 herniated lumbar discs and two knee replacements, and all the extended ailments that accompany this. Until I took your class, I couldn’t get off the floor. Your class has improved my body, my mind, my heart and my soul.
I feel restored and rejuvenated. I leave with a smile. Your help especially, has created a new me. You are always encouraging and your reminder to do what we can, gave me permission to be in your class and focus on me. It didn’t matter that I wasn’t thin or fit. I saw an inspiring sentence that reminds me of you. “By doing what you love, you inspire and awaken the hearts of others.’ - DM
‘How to describe your yoga - healing, compassionate, gentle, challenging. I am 64 years old and have been a student of yoga for over 40 years, experiencing it in all of its many iterations and Julie offers one of the best practices I have encountered. If you are looking for an intense, power yoga style of yoga, this is not it. Julie brings her years of experience as a psychotherapist and healer to her practice. It is gentle, yet challenging to the body and Julie is quick to offer modifications for all levels. Every practice offers food for the soul, offering compassionate and healing reminders throughout the practice as well as during final relaxation.’ - MS
‘Before I Started your classes several months ago, I had a yearly check-up. I told my doctor that I was having joint pain in my shoulder and hips, and was waking several times during the night. I told him that I was taking an anti inflammatory just to get a good nights sleep. I was sure he would prescribe something stronger and safer, because I know that some meds have side affects. He ask me if I had ever tried yoga, and I told him I had not. He suggested that I give it a try and, thats when I started your gentle yoga classes. I am amazed at how things have changed. I no longer take anti inflammatory meds, and I’m actually sleeping through the night without pain, and have better balance than I’ve had in ages. Thank you for your encouragement, as now I look forward to your classes.’ - NN
Private or semi private sessions in Julie’s Home Studio specializing in yoga for anxiety, depression, stress and healing from trauma. Tap into your body’s wisdom!
(3) 1 hr private sessions $180,
(3) 1 hr sessions for 2 people $110 each person,
(3) 1 hr sessions for 3 people $90 each person
Current Yoga Teaching Schedule:
Tuesdays & Thursdays
North Frederick Sport & Health
Mountain Spirit Yoga
All Levels (shared rotation by different teachers)
8:30-10 am (Sat) 10:30 - 11:45 am (Sun)
Julie is a member of Yoga Alliance. She is inspired by Shiva Rea’s Prana Flow style yoga, Sierra Bender’s Goddess Yoga, Yogastrology®, a blend of Yoga, astrology and nature’s rhythms and Amy Weintraub’s/Bo Forbes' use of yoga for mood management & healing from trauma.