Julie is a certified meditation and yoga teacher from South Africa, where she initially discovered the joy of yoga. She has been teaching in the US since 2007 and completed her 500 hours advanced teacher training in India.
In a former life, Julie was a high-powered business exec in the demanding high-tech industry, where she welcomed mindfulness and yoga practices as the blueprint for how to live a healthier, happier life. She learnt how she could integrate the calm of yoga with the pressures of work, merging The Peaceful Yogini with The Fired-up Business Warrior.
Thousands of Oms later, Julie relishes how to live well; through movement, mindfulness and meditation, with the intention to “do yoga” on and off the mat — which is not always easy, but is a guaranteed way of getting in touch with her sense of humor … and sometimes her sense of wisdom. She shares her experience with others: teaching mindfulness, meditation and yoga to individuals, groups, and organizations.
Many people have benefited from Julie’s soothing voice on her Yoga Nidra recordings. She is drawn to these powerful guided relaxation techniques, which promote deep rest in the body, and encourage personal transformation through self-discovery.
Julie is constantly inspired by the positive impact her work has on people’s lives — she loves the motto, “If it doesn’t change your life, it’s not Yoga”. And when she’s not immersed in meditation, yoga and photography, you may find her sipping fermented grape juice, eating chocolate, and watching Dancing With The Stars (true confession).