Meet Your Instructor: Julie

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After earning her undergraduate degree in sociology with the intention of working with survivors in some capacity, Julie started volunteering as a crisis advocate on a hotline for survivors of sexual and domestic violence. During this time, she noticed the large overlap between skills and practices that were supportive to crisis callers and skills she had learned in her personal yoga practice, which has long been a healing outlet for me.

Julie completed her 200-hour yoga teacher training through Yoga Buzz in St. Louis in 2018 with the intention of creating accessible yoga classes for survivors. She has since completed Yoga As Healing training with Zabie Yamasaki, founder of Transcending Sexual Trauma Through Yoga as well as 20 hours of training with the Center for Trauma and Embodiment at JRI.

Julie is the founder of Yoga For Healing STL.