Julie Thayer; E-RYT 500, Paddle into Fitness Affiliate & Ambassador, Certified SUP Yoga Instructor, WPA Certified Level 1 SUP Instructor, B.A. Kin
Julie has been a fitness enthusiast all of her life. An athlete in her early years, her motto was “harder, stronger, faster!” and thus, her relationship with yoga was, shall we say, tenuous at best. A nagging curiosity, compelled her repeatedly back to her mat, until she eventually began to embrace the idea that less is more. And then, she fell hard and fast for this yoga thing. Joyfully understanding, that connection to breath, mindful movement and kind alignment, supports the integration of the whole and inspires vitality in all the magnificent layers of ones’ being; physically, mentally, emotionally, energetically and soulfully. Julie is a firm believer in becoming the Champion of your own Self-Care and she will inspire you to discover your own capacity to cultivate an optimal state of being through your personal yoga practice, both on and off your mat.
A little more about Julie, she completed her RYT 200 teacher training at White Lotus Foundation in Santa Barbara, CA under the direction of Ganga White, Tracey Rich and Sven Holcomb. It was a life-altering experience, to say the least. Julie then completed her RYT 500 teacher training mentoring with Karen Claffey and the esteemed faculty of The Heaven on Earth Yoga Institute in Stoney Creek, Ontario. Julie’s studies at Heaven on Earth focused upon: Structural Alignment, based upon Anusara Universal Principles of Alignment; Anatomy and Physiology, Yoga for Chronic Pain with Neil Pearson; Yoga for Cancer, End-of-Life and Chronic Illness with Jnani Chapman; Yoga for Grief Relief, with Antonio Sausys; Yoga Cosmology, Psychology and The Chakras with Kaoverii Weber; LifeForce Yoga for Anxiety and Depression with Joy Bennett/Amy Weintraub; an introduction to Ayurveda with Nitin Shah M.D. Ayu; and last but not least; Yoga for Arthritis, Osteoporosis, and Fibromyalgia; Restorative Yoga and Yoga Nidra. This intensive training profoundly impacted Julie’s deeper understanding of the power of yoga to both nurture and inspire one’s mind, body, and soul. In addition, Julie has a mad passion for Stand Up Paddleboard (SUP)-Yoga and completed her SUP Yoga Teacher Training/Paddle Into Fitness Certification and Level 1 WPA SUP Instructor Certification with Gillian Gibree and Paddle Into Fitness. When the warm weather hits you will find Julie out on the water, blissfully playing on her board, smiling ear to ear!
Let’s breathe together, be mindful, move kindly, create space, practice playfully, explore compassionately. Namaste. – Julie