"May the gratitude in my heart kiss all the universe."
Julie was drawn to yoga for its quality as a moving meditation. She has been practicing since 1998 and began formal studies in 2000. Primarily trained in Ashtanga, Julie's focus grew when she began practicing at The Samarya Center in Seattle, Washington, a non-profit center for Ashtanga yoga and Integrated Movement Therapy. Moved by the understanding of her teachers, Molly Lannon Kenny and Stephanie Sisson, that yoga is available to all individuals "regardless of preconceived barriers," Julie chose to complete her 200-hour teaching certification with them in 2008. Julie teaches according to Krishnamacharya's statement that "if you can breath, you can practice yoga". Julie and her husband Matt began Open Studio Yoga in 2010 as an "experiment" in bringing these teachings and practices into the Pueblo community.