Julia has been an avid long distance runner since high school. She ran her first half marathon on her 16th birthday and that sparked a deep passion for racing everything from the mile to marathon. Julia is a Boston Marathon qualifier, and will be running the race this April. Any given day you’ll find her logging miles along the Charles River, in the nearby trails or seeking out an uncharted run-venture in the streets of Boston. Julia found yoga when she herniated two discs in her lower back during her junior year of high school. Coming back from this injury she found yoga to be a great source of healing and strength for her body and mind. She pursued teaching to guide people towards seeing yoga as a means to prevent injury and practice gratitude. Julia designs her classes to be fun, creative flows that focus on alignment, loosening and strengthening the muscles that support athletes’ bodies. She has taught students from all ages and abilities – from high school and college athletes to those just dipping their toes into the yoga world for the first time. Julia completed her 200-hour yoga teacher training at Down Under Yoga in Brookline with Natasha Rizopoulos, and has taught classes around the Boston Area.