Julia Carpenter, RYT 500, RCYT, Certified Reiki Practitioner
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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, my dad's debilitating stroke, and my pregnancy. I don't know what I would have done without my yoga practice during those times.
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 completed Hi Yoga! Kids Yoga Teacher Training in 2013 so that I could teach yoga to kids. In August 2018 I completed an additional 300 hours of yoga teacher training with Noah Maze and Rocky Heron at Yoga Maze, so that I am now a 500 hour Registered Yoga Teacher.
In 2019, I also received my Reiki certification in traditional Japanese (or Jikiden) Reiki as a means to further help my students on their journey to wellness.
Much gratitude to all of my mentors and teachers for guidance and encouragement.