Julia Carpenter Yoga + Reiki
Heart-centered yoga, meditation, and reiki for our community.
Now teaching at Wellborn Lifestyles in Sherman Oaks!
Wednesday 6:00 p.m. Yoga 1/2
Come visit and take a class!
13721 Ventura Boulevard, Sherman Oaks, CA 91423
I also teach private and small group Yoga classes, Meditation, and Reiki sessions in the East Valley (Studio City, Sherman Oaks, etc.) and Los Angeles, California.
Please contact me for rates and availability.
Yoga styles include: Hatha, Vinyasa Flow, Restorative, Prenatal, Kids, and Family Yoga.
When I found yoga, I found my true home. I teach 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. It is also perfect for both the beginning student who doesn't think they are "stretchy" and the advanced practitioner alike. I find joy in supporting others, and am grateful to be teaching at Wellborn Lifestyles. In addition to teaching hatha yoga there, I am able to support moms-to-be on their journey through pregnancy teaching prenatal yoga in an environment where they feel safe to share what they are going through.
The definition of meditation is to engage in mental exercise (such as concentration on one's breathing or repetition of a mantra) for the purpose of reaching a heightened level of spiritual awareness. But, I believe that by meditating, we are able to release the jumble of thoughts that clog our brains to come to a place of stillness so that we can be in the present moment. I have been practicing meditation since 2003 and it has helped me to pause before reacting, make better decisions, and enjoy each moment at a greater capacity. It is key to helping me manage stress and my overall health. I enjoy teaching guided meditation sessions as part of my yoga sessions or on their own.
As I taught yoga, I sought other ways to bring healing energy to those that I serve, so I pursued my Reiki certification. Reiki is a healing technique based on the principle that the therapist can channel energy into the patient by means of touch, to activate the natural healing processes of the patient's body and restore physical and emotional well-being. I am delighted to offer traditional Japanese (Jikiden) Reiki healing sessions.