She has always been drawn to health and wellness and has been working in the world of recreational sports and leisure activities since 2003.
In 2011 she earned her Level 1 yoga training, which led her to teach at the YMCA. She fell in love with the classroom atmosphere and continued on her certification journey, earning credentials in Silver Sneakers, general group fitness, mom and baby yoga, and a 200-level yoga certification.
She has been the director of Seattle Central’s Mitchell Activity Center since 2012, which has allowed her to gain experience managing fitness programs, classes, and certifications.
Julia's Teaching Style & Approach
How do you present material to students?
I usually start with a short lecture, which is followed by demonstration, exploration, class interaction, and participation.
How you interact and work with students?
The best answer I have for this is one of my favorite quotes to end a yoga class:
The inner light and teacher within me sees, acknowledges and bows to the inner light and teacher within you.
What kind of classroom dynamic do you promote?
One with an open mind and appreciation for the unique elements each individual in the classroom brings to the learning process.