Founder of Chesapeake Yoga & Wellness, Julie is a strong believer in the power of yoga to heal the body and the mind. As a student of yoga since her college years, Julie learned the power of meditation while in college that helped achieve more focus in daily activities. Julie, now an RYT 200, completed her teacher training 20 years later. While she enjoys many styles of yoga, including Para Yoga and Anusara, she mostly enjoys taking her yoga outdoors. As an avid sailor on the Chesapeake Bay, as well as a kayaker, skiier, bicyclist and stand up paddle boarder, Julie likes to blend the mindfulness of yoga with other activities - especially in the outdoors! As a certified ACA stand up paddleboard instructor, she brings her knowledge of yoga to the board, and other outdoor activities to teach students how to experience new ways of practicing yoga and mindfulness.