Beautiful nature (jungle and sweet-water lake) A wonderful, wise, yoga teacher Warm weather The best food you could ask for Great wildlife Wonderful yoga deck in the middle of the lake Great massages
For me, it was a great introduction to yoga and meditation. It helped me discover many things about myself and how to cope with the 'real world'. Loved the food, the staff are amazing and I had the best massage ever!
I highly recommend this retreat. The food is incredible. The location is like paradise and the yoga was deeply restorative. I will treasure my memories of this beautiful experience.
The Hawaii retreat was a wonderful location with flowering trees producing an abundance of fresh fruit, and views and sounds of the ocean and nature. A truly peaceful, warm and comfortable home for a week of wonderful memories and growth through yoga and mediation.
Julie's retreat actually changed my life. I was coming from a bit of a closed-minded place of what yoga means. I had so much to learn, but didn't understand that until my mind expanded through daily guidance from Julie on the beautiful island of Hawaii. Most of the teachings clicked once I was back home in my daily grind.
I find retreats with Julie to be nourishing on so many levels. I'm embarrassed to say that she actually taught me how to breath! Our practice and experience in a Hawaii this past year has given me a greater appreciation and awareness of the body. I've learned that paying close attention to the body and areas of tension can help deepen my meditation practice.
The camaraderie and bonding of the attendees was so very special. Julie's teachings resonated with me and I came back feeling energized and open and connected to my body in a way I hadn't felt for a very long time.
Julie and I have been working together for about 6 months. During that time I have been implementing gentle activation exercises to reengage my stomach stability: neural pathways, fascia, and ultimately the stomach muscles. I have also started breathing exercises.
I enjoyed two hours of private sessions of yoga at Julie?s home. This came after she noted at a group yoga class that I had potential for more ease in my body. Julie set up a series of exercises that I have enjoyed doing at home for about a month, and I am now noticing a significant difference. I am practising this program 2-3 times a week and now feel more range of motion and mobility in various parts of my body.
I met Julie, in Chiang Mai, Thailand. At that time, my posture was causing my back to become very stiff and painful after standing or walking for any lengths of time. I heard from friends, whom she taught, that Julie was teaching yoga. I spoke to her about my problems. She thought that yoga could help me. I started immediately, not knowing what to expect, having no real knowledge of what yoga was about; the move version of yoga was my point of reference.