Julia first turned to yoga for the athletic benefits, but soon realized that there is way more to yoga than only a physical practice! She grew to appreciate the multi-faceted practice that can help all people no matter their activity level. She believes in a strong practice with modifications so everyone may also discover the mysteries of yoga for the mind, body, and soul.

Julia is a Registered Yoga Teacher with Yoga Alliance, and did her foundational training with Laurie Howe in PranaShanti’s Hatha Yoga Teacher Training. She’s also CanFitPro certified (Canadian Fitness Professionals), and a Zumba Instructor. She is a fitness instructor with the City of Ottawa (Zumba, spin, and yoga) and is excited to join the PranaShanti teaching team. She is herself a runner, cyclist and swimmer and has volunteered as a swimming official for provincial competitions.