Sophie came to yoga in 2004 to complement her years of athletic training. Although the asana practice for her was not love at first downward dog, she stayed with it as a form of challenging yet safe movement. She signed up and completed her first teacher training with Kristin Honey and Hart Lazer. She continues to explore this diverse everchanging movement practice but always prefers to keep it simple – body, breath, awareness. She enjoys leading classes that invite students to be playful, curious, to deepen awareness and self-understanding of their experience.
Julia graduated from Yoga Teacher Training in 2014. She has been exploring yoga for many years, including traditional Hatha and Ashtanga Yoga practices, as well as gentle and therapeutic yoga. She was first drawn to yoga in an effort to improve the state of her body, but soon discovered that the physical practice was greatly affecting her mental and emotional wellbeing. As she incorporated philosophy, mindfulness meditation and pranayama into her yoga practice, Julia found an improved ability to concentrate and calm her mind. She believes that yoga is a life-long journey that begins with curiosity and self-inquiry. Her classes combine explorations of asana (postures), pranayama (breath work), mindfulness and concentration with a strong foundation of knowledge.