Julia’s love of yoga, music and adventure has taken her far from her hometown of Glasgow, Scotland over the last decade. Her natural wanderlust brought her to America as a college exchange student in 2001, where she earned her Bachelor’s degree in Journalism. She spent eight years working as a radio DJ and music promoter for the recording industry in Kansas City, Vermont, Boston and New York City before deciding to fulfill a lifelong desire to teach yoga.
Julia completed her first teacher training at Integral Yoga Institute of New York in early 2009. Seeking fresh air, adventure, and the time to enjoy both, it didn’t take long for Julia to settle on Vail, Colorado as her ideal playground. She moved to the Rocky Mountains in 2009 and currently works as the Yoga Director for the Vail Athletic Club at the Vitality Center, teaching soulful and dynamic yoga classes to serve this mountain community that stir a deep sense of embodiment and self-participation. Julia leads workshops and trainings across Colorado and is proud to be a Lululemonambassador and a Rishi for Veda Bars. Outside of the yoga studio, Julia is most often found exploring the Rockies on foot, bike, ski or belay, and sometimes all of the above; she completed her first triathlon in the summer of 2012.
Julia is inspired by teachers who elicit her inner poet, including Shannon Paige Schneider, Shiva Rea and Douglas Brooks, and above all, the incredible body of work that is the Tantra.
She is also a writer and associate editor for the blog Elephant Journal, and a Certified Ayurvedic Wellness Consultant via the Maharishi University of Management in Iowa.