Julia’s classes weave her deep connection with nature and her love of Ayurveda through dynamic and challenging Vinyasa Flow, contemplative Yin Yoga and thoughtful Restorative Yoga. Each class is artfully designed to invoke nature’s five elements within every student, inspiring confidence and curiosity. She began practicing yoga and transcendental meditation as a child, and immigrated to the U.S. from Scotland in 2001, spending several years working in the radio and recording industries before turning to teaching, so she offers a natural sense of ease in surfing the waves life offers, and meets students best in the realm of empowering transformation. She creates an inspired space for students to witness themselves in a state of constant evolution using progressive sequencing, an infectious sense of adventure, and good Scottish humour.
Julia is an E-RYT 200hr with Yoga Alliance, and is currently completing her 500hr Prana Flow certification. She has studied primarily with Integral Yoga Institute of New York, Shannon Paige, Shiva Rea and Douglas Brooks. She moved to the Rocky Mountains in 2009 and is the Yoga Director for the Vail Athletic Club, and leads workshops and trainings across the country. Julia is also a Certified Maharishi Ayurveda Wellness Consultant and is studying for her Masters Degree in Ayurveda and Integrative Medicine. Outside of the yoga studio, Julia is most often found exploring the Rockies on foot, bike, ski or belay, and sometimes all of the above; she completed her first triathlon in the summer of 2012.