Julia found Vinyasa Yoga in early 2011 in the midst of training for a half marathon. At the time, she was in great physical shape so she was shocked at how challenging she found yoga to be. Yoga helped her to identify and heal several pain causing injuries which resulted in a much more enjoyable running experience. Besides the great physical benefits yoga provides, Julia was also feeling a shift in her mind; feeling less stressed, more patient, more present, more aware, and found her mind to be generally less “chatty”. It became clear that yoga was changing her life for the better.
After completing her 200 hour Yoga Teacher Training in 2012, Julia was more passionate than ever about yoga and wanted to share her love for yoga with others through teaching. As a student, Julia’s teachers guided her through her practice to help her feel strong, confident, and powerful. As a teacher, Julia strives to help her students feel this way, too.
In 2015, Julia began a daily practice of Ashtanga Yoga and really developed a love for the practice. To dive even deeper into her practice, she completed a 40 hour Ashtanga Yoga Teacher Training with David Swenson in 2016. Her personal practice heavily influences her teaching style so you will find her classes to be traditional, with a strong focus on breath and alignment,
Julia is committed to providing students with an ideal environment for them to discover the beauty and power of their own practice and their own yoga. She hopes that you will join her for a class soon!
To learn more about Julia, check out her website and blog at www.juliapaddison.com.