zoë evans, toronto
The journey of a lifetime
My experience with Awakened Spirit Yoga was the journey of a lifetime. The leadership course was challenging, but those difficulties brought me to new places that I was not aware I could reach. The structure of the course was genuine and unique and Julia’s passion for the environment was contagious. I left feeling more confident in my choices and absolutely motivated to pursue environmental activism.
Through this intensive course I gained clarity and motivation to follow the path of passion and love for Pachamama. True to the name, my time with Julia and her co-creators was awakening.
yara kamal, toronto
Yoga has transformed me in every way
This was the best travel and training experience I've had in terms of self growth! I have more confidence and am able to communicate easier with others. I’ve gained a lot more knowledge about the way I interact with the world and have more compassion for myself and others. I feel equipped as a leader – mostly in terms of owning my practice, truth and voice without hesitation, but also in sequencing, and the history and principles of yoga. Yoga has transformed me in every way – it’s such a great outlook on healing and expression.
autumn jean, minneapolis
A safe place to dig deep, connect & learn
I went into the Sacred Earth Yoga Teacher Training as an instructor and practitioner knowing I was seeking more depth. I wanted to bridge the gap between my yoga and the environment. I wanted connection. I wanted to be presented the material and teachings in a way that was applicable to the times and culture. I was seeking the skills to be able to share yoga with my students in a way that presented them with the tools to make change and be able to confidently stand in their truth. This training gave me the opportunity to do just that and so much more, with a safe place for me to dig deep, to make those connections, and learn. To find my voice and teach what is authentic and true to me. I no longer feel like I am inadequate or ill equipped. I am confident in my truth and my path and know I have a community of amazing changemakers in my corner.
Sharna pinkney, perth
Align with your true nature
During my YTT, I gained a deeper insight and understanding into who I am and how I want to show up in the world. My life now feels so much more aligned and in flow with my values and my true nature.
My yoga practice supports me to slow down and tune in. It supports me to stay grounded whilst traveling. It's my sense of 'home' no matter where I am in the world. I now make conscious decisions that truly align with my truth. This has created shifts in many areas of my life; my relationships, my lifestyle, my home and my career to name a few!
Grace Marinaro, new york
Explore who you are and what you want to offer
The integration of leadership modules into all of the yoga teachings was really valuable during the YTT. The fact that we had a structure and activities to think about how to action our own life projects and explore who we are and what we have to offer in the world was really beneficial.
I couldn’t have asked for a better mentor
Julia gave me one of the most singly empowering pieces of advice I have received in my years: believe in what you have to offer to the world. She blends her deep knowledge and belief of the physical, physiological, emotional, and spiritual benefits of yoga with harmony, grace, and love. I couldn’t have asked for a better mentor to encourage me on my journey of learning to become a yoga teacher!
vala dawn, New York
Equip yourself with the resources to shift
This YTT was the initiation to a pivotal moment of much needed inner change and maturity in my life. The Yogic path is naturally aligned for truth & grace to be the guide, leading the way to inner balance, peace and joy. I've shifted to being able to recognize when I am off-center and have more strength & resources to regain my balance, more confidence for decision making & inner strength for life's experiences. After teaching my final practicum I felt this sense of my unique way of being as a teacher. It was exciting & empowering – the possibilities of positively impacting students in the future. I thought: “Wow, I can do this!”
Sat Dharam Kaur ND
Insightful, knowledgeable, inspiring
Julia is a gifted, insightful, knowledgeable and inspiring teacher of yoga and anatomy, as well as a talented healer, educator and ambassador for women’s health. Her intuition, sensitivity and precision enable her to read the language of the body and help individuals become more comfortable, whether they are on or off the mat. I highly recommend her as a yoga teacher and health educator.
Julia’s teaching is truly inspirational. She is patient, compassionate and nurturing while providing the space to advance your practice. Julia creates a warm and supportive atmosphere where she shares her vast knowledge of yoga while leading by example. Her innate ability to read her students is a unique quality that, for me, ignited a meaningful journey. I feel genuinely grateful to call Julia my teacher and look forward to the next opportunity I have to learn from her.
daniella azencot, san diego
The tools you receive will last a lifetime
After the Sacred Earth YTT I’ve noticed a shift towards greater self-awareness, patience and permission to rest. These are huge shifts in my life because I have been so trained to always be in “go mode.” I’ve learned to become even more aware of my stressors and how to respond to them. To take it one day at a time and simply allow yourself to truly be present. The month flies by before you know it but the tools you will receive will last a lifetime. The time spent listening and learning from others and being immersed in an environment of support, sustainability and love was very defining for me. I’m now creating change in my community by focusing my business efforts to support social causes.
Darren Austin Hall, Toronto
Deep love and peace
Julia embodies deep love and peace. She has a healing grace about her that is palpable by her presence alone, honed from much diligent devotional work in yoga and beyond. As a yoga teacher, she carries profound wisdom that nurtures soulfulness in all who are guided by her. She evokes the marrying of truth and beauty and is force of relentless blessing.
Bettina Maul, Thailand
The best teachers show you where to look, but don't tell you what to see
The best teachers are those who show you where to look, but don’t tell you what to see. Julia guided me during my 200 hour yoga teacher training and I’m very grateful for her yoga asana, therapeutics and anatomy classes. I love her deep knowledge of the practice and her calm and healing presence.