I love teaching yoga and helping facilitate mindfulness for the purpose of emotional self-management and serenity. It is an integral part of my recovery that I wish to share. Teaching outdoors is so gratifying. Community, Health, and Sun. Email me here for individual zoom or outdoor classes.
Julie Anne Stathis
High energy and laughter are just a few qualities that are evident in my yoga classes. I have taught classes both inside and out of yoga studios. I like to bring attention to the breath, technique, and balance during my yoga classes. My teaching philosophy is that practicing yoga is equivalent to practicing self-respect. Full attention to alignment and light-hearted fun are part of my life and yoga classes. I like to bring a sense of calm and inspire to create a safe space for my students allowing them to have freedom in their bodies. In addition to teaching, I am also a certified doula and I work with mothers both during labor and postpartum. I like to weave my childbirth knowledge into my prenatal yoga classes. Encouraging a sense of strength and ease, I support my students to open to all of life’s possibilities.
I completed my 200hr Teacher Training through Yoga to the People and I am currently finishing up a 300hr Teacher Training. I was first drawn to yoga as a way to stay active when I injured my knee. After 3 surgeries, yoga is one of the few exercises that makes my body feel good! I love teaching yoga so that students can feel connected to their breath and body. I make my sequences challenging with room for modifications and variations to suit your practice.
I came to this yoga practice during a time of high stress and anxiety in my life. Through the connection of mind, body, and breath, I found an amazing tool for mental health and human connectivity. I feel so grateful to share this tool as my service. I love constructing active and dynamic sequences that are accessible and challenging.
I maintain a light-hearted (quite silly), and supportive energy for the students.
Available for One-on-One, In-person sessions. Email for info.
Living the dual life of yoga teacher and musician has inspired me to combine the lyrical and rhythmic aspects of music with the breathing and body movements of my yoga students. I love the teaching process, and strive to help my students find peace, strength and harmony in their practices.
For me, Yoga offers stillness, tranquility, balance, grounding, and connection to the presence among the flowing chaos of the world. I hope to inspire peace of mind while contributing to meaningful causes. My classes blend mindful strength and flexibility, weaving in elements of Hatha and Yin themes into flows, in order to release tension in the body and mind. In Gentle Yoga, there is a focus on slowing down, being kind to our joints, and modifications for everyone, whether you are 8 to 80+ years young. I hope to invite you to discover your strength, restore energy and connect to the present on and off the mat.
I am a 200 hour RYT, Qigong Practitioner, and Creative Movement Instructor offering integrative classes that facilitate the mind-body connection. As a traveler with a background in the arts, yoga has remained an inner home I carry wherever I go. I encourage students to explore movement through imagination, curiosity, and playfulness.
My yoga journey began in 2006, and I loved exploring all forms of movement and meditation. I became a certified RYT 200 yoga alliance instructor during a pandemic. My first experience teaching yoga was for inpatient folks in recovery. As a lifelong athlete and lover of music and dance, yoga saved me time and again. I was able to lean into yoga practice to heal myself and rehabilitate from physical and mental health issues. I have recovered myself and found grounding and healing and love sharing the light of the practice with others. I am grateful for the challenges that arise on the mat, that can be released through breath work, and am amazed at what mindfulness can achieve.
A lover of movement whether it is boogieing in the grocery aisles, dance floor or on the yoga mat. Creating different shapes with my body has and continues to be one of the things that I treasure most in life. Being in spaces watching and helping others find shapes has only intensified this love. I’m a 200hr trained vinyasa teacher that believes the only things you need to “do” yoga is the willingness to explore and the willingness to be kind to yourself. Everything else will find its place. When I’m not bouncing to a tune or teaching yoga, you can catch mesomewhere belting out an old school R n B song, fawning over my 2 pups, loving up on some good coffee, drawing on things. I’m excited to be a new addition to OutdoorYogaBerkeley, join me for a Vinyasa Flow on alternate Thursdays. Disclaimer: I cannot promise there won’t be a lame joke or two but do expect some dance breaks during class!!
Mindfulness and meditation practice began for me in middle school. Years later, I found yoga and I immediately felt comforted and at home in a yoga studio. I dove deeper into my practice during times of my life that felt unstable. The welcoming atmosphere, community and mind-body connection is what led me to become a yoga teacher. My education includes a Master's in Counseling and 200 hour yoga teacher certification. Additionally, I work as a school counselor and yoga instructor at a high school with students in Richmond. My approach is vinyasa, through a therapeutic lens. During my classes, I teach yoga as a tool to create space between your self, your thoughts, and your emotions. I cannot wait to see you in beautiful Berkeley, as we connect on our collective journeys of embodiment.
For me, yoga should feel like dancing - creative, playful, therapeutic, and fun. At first, I was drawn to the physical practice, but I believe yoga is less about the poses, and more about deepening your relationship with yourself. In my practice, I like to focus on alignment, breathwork, flexibility, and strength. My teaching style is primarily power vinyasa, with elements of hatha and yin. I did my 200hr teacher training with YTTP in San Francisco in 2020, and I’ve taught in Uganda, Costa Rica, and in the Bay Area.
For me, yoga is a practice of exploring and maintaining the mind and body connection as I continue to seek grace and peace in life. My vinyasa classes blend physical alignment and core strength in a fluid rhythm. I emphasize breath awareness and conscious intention to promote ease and stability in each pose as we challenge our minds and bodies through practice. I want us all to find and maintain a peaceful mind and body on and off the mat. I extend an invitation to practice alongside one another on our journeys to seek our purpose, find human connectivity, and show ourselves self-compassion.