Julie discovered yoga in Guatemala in 2000, and she immersed herself further into the yoga world in 2010. She is a graduate of L’École de Hatha yoga Satyam in Montreal led by Hervé Blondon and Lidija Segon. Since 2014, she has been following numerous trainings there, including Yoga Pathologies or Postural Dysfunctions and Pathologies, Restorative Yoga, Chakras, Kurunta Yoga, Mudras. She also took a course in back yoga and sound yoga at this school with François Raoult, also an ethnomusicologist. As well, she completed a year and a half long training in therapeutic yoga at Yoga Santé Plus and completed her pre- and post-natal training at Soham Yoga.
Julie has resided in yoga centres in Australia, India and New Zealand, to pursue her interest in the philosophy and essence of yoga in everyday life. Her desire is to make yoga accessible to all, regardless of their condition, and with this goal in mind, she teaches privately, in studio, and for companies, at the Geriatric Institute of the University of Montreal, for hospital pain clinics and for the Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada. She has also taught in France at Auria Yoga, and trained in sound yoga with the Gundecha Brothers, a trio of Indian-born Dhrupad masters. She occasionally offers sound yoga workshops. She directs her yoga classes more towards postural coherence and consciousness, as for her, postural coherence brings mental coherence (the opposite can also be true).
Meanwhile, she has been worked for nearly 20 years in the artistic and cultural milieu for the City of Montreal and various artistic organizations. Art occupies a very important place in her heart because it is a means of expression of the soul, just like yoga. She holds a bachelor’s degree in communications and art history and a master’s degree in museology.
“Yoga is like music. The rhythm of the body, the melody of the mind and the harmony of the soul creates the symphony of life.” – B.K.S. Iyengar.