yoga

I am currently teaching private and small group yoga classes. 
Styles include: Hatha, Vinyasa Flow, Restorative, and Kids Yoga.
Please contact me at julia@juliacarpenter.com for rates and availability.

I teach hatha yoga with a focus on balanced action, alignment, and breath. One of my yoga students describes my classes as "mellow tough," which I think is a very good approximation. I focus on finding the softness & surrender within the strength & effort of each pose, something that I am also continually working on in my own practice. This type of yoga practice not only builds strength in the body, but also allows us to release tension and be more present for ourselves.

My yoga story....
I started doing yoga many years ago as a way to focus and energize my body for acting. I discovered later that it also helped relieve severe shoulder pain that I was experiencing from spending hours at the computer editing photos and websites. That's when I started doing yoga on a regular basis.

After practicing for a while, I noticed that not only did my body feel better, my mood also improved. I moved from doing yoga at home to exploring local yoga studios, and found that having a yoga instructor's personalized attention and energy helped improve my practice immensely. 

Yoga was also instrumental in helping me cope with some difficult personal times - a stressful job and my dad's debilitating stroke. I don't know what I would have done without my yoga practice during that rough patch. 

Yoga made me feel so much better - body, mind, and soul. I wanted to share yoga with everyone I could. So, I decided to become a yoga instructor. I completed City Yoga's 200 hour teacher training program in 2012 and am loving teaching yoga! I also recently completed Hi Yoga! Teacher Training so that I can teach yoga to kids. Much gratitude to my mentors, Rebecca Benenati, Jeremy Simpkin, and Kelly Wood for guidance and encouragement.

Namaste.

vrikshasana, tree pose



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