Founder of The Prana Garden.
Julie is a certified yoga teacher and continuing education provider, registered with the Yoga Alliance (E-RYT 500 / YACEP), an Ayurvedic Health Counselor, registered with the National Ayurvedic Medical Association, and a Holy Fire Reiki Master, registered with the Reiki Membership Association.
In February 2015, upon completing her 200 hour yoga teacher training, Julie decided to follow her heart, leaving her career in the corporate world to teach yoga full time. She provides quality traditional instruction, while continuing to learn from her students and adapt to their specific needs.
Wishing to connect on a deeper level to the roots of the ancient practice, Julie traveled to the birthplace of yoga – Rishikesh, India – to continue her education. There, she studied various styles of yoga, focusing on the Iyengar and Ashtanga lineages, as well as therapeutic yoga techniques. She completed her 300 hour teacher training at a peaceful ashram located along the banks of the sacred Ganga River, in the foothills of the Himalayan Mountains.
Upon returning from India, Julie was called to complete her Reiki Master training in the same magical place she began it: Sedona, Arizona, at which point she began incorperatong this healing modality into all of her classes.
Julie’s teachings focus on a combination of traditional Hatha yoga principles, strong alignment, powerful transitions, and graceful vinyasa flow elements. Her goal is to help each student develop greater self-awareness and sense of freedom, increase strength and flexibility, and experience a state of balance and connection between the body, mind, and environment. She incorporates the use of different healing modalities into her classes, including Ayurvedic wisdom, energy work, plant medicine, and aromatherapy.
Julie sees yogic knowledge and Ayurvedic lifestyle principles as powerful healing tools, which, together, serve as a solid foundation for building overall wellness. She believes that every person is capable of finding their ideal balanced state through their own unique mix of holistic healing modalities. Julie is committed to providing each of her students with the guidance, education, and resources to discover their own personal growth and healing potential.
500 HOUR YOGA MEDICINE TEACHER TRAINING
TIFFANY CRUIKSHANK, YOGA MEDICINE
ONGOING FROM OCTOBER 2017
750 HOUR AYURVEDIC HEALTH COUNSELOR TRAINING
MONICA GROOVER, NARAYANA AYURVEDA & YOGA ACADEMY, AUSTIN, TX
JULY 2015- NOVEMBER 2016
300 HOUR MULTI-STYLE & THEREPEUTIC YOGA TEACHER TRAINING
YOGI CHETAN MAHESH, ASSOCIATION OF YOGA AND MEDITATION, RISHIKESH, INDIA
FEBRUARY 2016-MARCH 2016
200 HOUR HATHA VINYASA TEACHER TRAINING
SEPTEMBER 2014- FEBRUARY 2015
HOLY FIRE REIKI MASTER TRAINING
MICHAEL BAIRD & LAURELLE GAIA, INFINITE LIGHT HEALING STUDIES CENTER, SEDONA, AZ
MAY 2015, APRIL 2016
B.S. SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT
ROBERT H. SMITH SCHOOL OF BUSINESS, UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND, COLLEGE PARK, MD
AUGUST 2007-MAY 2011