We’re so excited to welcome Julieanne to our growing Defy Yoga team. She brings more than 15 years of experience to her yoga practice and loves combining music and yoga to help calm and focus the mind and energize the body. Join her for a strong and fluid class that helps build flexibility and strength while also focusing on breath and mindfulness. Read more about her, then join her on a mat every Tuesday at 10:50am and Sunday at 4:00pm.
What inspired you to become a yoga instructor?
I began my practice over 15 years ago in my small hometown on the northern tip of Vancouver Island in Canada, but I was inspired to start my teacher training after experiencing an amazing class in LA that combined loud, amazing hip-hop, pop, and club music with Vinyasa Flow yoga!
What’s one thing you can’t live without?
I can’t start my day without my 2 cups of Tazo Awake English Breakfast tea with a touch of milk. That’s a must every morning!
What is your go-to for post-class hydration?
I love anything from Pressed Juicery, especially the vanilla-almond signature blend.
What’s your favorite song right now?
That’s a tough one! It’s a tie between “Listening to Crazy” by Kat Dahlia and “Baby Don’t Lie” by Gwen Stefani.
What are you doing when you aren’t on the mat?
I love running! My favorite run in the area is the Stanford Dish. When I’m not teaching yoga or running as a workout, I’m probably running after my two little boys, Oliver (age 7) and Henry (age 5).