Hi, my name is Julia, and I am a recent 200 hr. RYT graduate. I first came to the practice of yoga in 2000 and I primarily used it as a supplemental activity to increase my body’s strength for a typical, Colorado outdoor lifestyle.
I was a fly-fishing and whitewater guide in the summer, hiker, snowboarder, etc. and I am and have mostly been a year-round bartender by trade. This was all I knew-or rather, all I was looking for at the time. Yoga simply helped me feel better in my body.
Ten years later and six states away, I returned to yoga in Miami. Having experienced a bit of a life-change and obvious seasonal, cultural and a geographic uprooting, I was in need of yoga in more ways than I almost care to admit.
I immersed myself in various versions of yoga, but soon I realized I was going to class not only for the feel-goods in my body but more the calming, mindful awareness I felt afterwards. I eventually moved to Tampa and began attending classes more regularly and became
interested in diving deeper into yoga as a practice.
I then signed up for a teacher training course and discovered that through meditation, education, and practice, yoga can be a helpful tool to incorporate into one’s life for a variety of benefits.
Sometimes, you may just want to move your body and that works. And sometimes you may want to calm your mind. And just maybe, through practice you may find enough space in both body and mind to cultivate a more centered sense of self.
My hope is that my class may encourage you to invite and cultivate similar sensations for you as well in your yoga journey whether you are in the beginning, the middle, somewhere further down the path and or anywhere in between…many blessings to all.