Julie began her yoga journey with a mission to heal her many sports injuries from years of competitive softball as a pitcher. Tight hamstrings and a partially frozen shoulder were a daily struggle. Trying to avoid surgery, she found the hot room. After 3 months of Hatha yoga 5-6 days a week, her shoulder issue was completely resolved, her hamstrings cooperating and the 30 pounds she lost was an additional bonus! Seeing and feeling the results herself, led her to complete two separate 200 Hour Teacher Trainings, any many specialty workshops. "Yoga has been one of the best things I have ever done and I feel privileged and honored to share it with my students." Julie has continued the journey to health and wholeness and has lost over 60 pounds over the past five years. More importantly, she has kept the weight off and is healthier today as she approaches her 50th birthday than she was in her thirties!
Julie Draves instructs the following:
An energetic flow of postures. In this class you will learn to move and flow through the series of postures that are synchronized with each breath cycle. The class will vary and include Sun Salutations, standing sequences, balancing postures and seated postures. This is a combination of stretch and strength. Designed to clear your mind and tone your muscles. Prepare to sweat and significantly change your body and awaken your senses. Performed in a heated room, to warm up your body and encourage release of toxins through your sweat.
26 postures, 2 breathing exercises. Each posture is executed individually with emphasis on alignment and stillness. Each breath allows the opportunity to intensify the posture. You will hold the posture for many breaths before moving on to the next. The sequence is designed to work your entire body inside and out, increase your strength, flexibility, balance & stamina. Class is held in a heated room to warm up your muscles, and help you release toxins both mentally & physically.