Julie was born in a small central Illinois town and was educated at Eastern Illinois University. An ulterior motive drove her to her first studio experience – achieving a B by taking yoga from her yoga-teaching calculus professor. A hyper, frequently ill, classic Type-A, young woman-on-the-move, Jules was amazed to discover that she could actually relax, meditate – even fall asleep – by simply engaging mindful Yoga breathing techniques. Though instantly hooked, like many a head-strong twenty something, it took a few years and a few detours before Jules seriously returned to her mat in 2006. She completed the CorePower Yoga Teacher Training in the summer of 2009 in Minneapolis, MN.
From that point on, she has happily experienced permanent transformation through Yoga - embracing a life journey connecting physically and spiritually, comfortable in the present moment and understanding the importance of letting go.
A perfectionist by nature, she remembers being a person who just “did” but didn’t feel. Through the gift of Yoga she has discovered new dimensions. “I feel alive and in touch with myself – all of myself - mind, body and soul.” She comes to her mat each day to be centered: balanced, relaxed, and self-aware. And she leaves her mat to live her life infused with the breath and harmony of centuries of wisdom. As a Yoga teacher and guide, she feels gratefully responsible for sharing her gift. She counts her many new friends through Yoga as vital affirmations of the new life she loves.
A proud citizen now of Greenville, S. Carolina, Jules is experiencing the most exciting chapter ever in her journey, as a brand new studio owner/manager/teacher – ZantiPower Yoga - and thrilled to be representing Lululemon as a committed professional Yogi.
What inspires Julie?
Everything inspires me! From the beautiful moments that take your breath away to the tough times that make you question everything you have known – there is a gift in all of it and an inspiration….that is, if you are present enough to see it. It is all about perspective!