Aspire to Inspire: Educating Yourself to Elevate Others in Yoga

Aspire to Inspire: Educating Yourself to Elevate Others in Yoga

Testimonial Yoga Therapy

In today’s guest blog, Yoga teacher and student Carolyn Volk tells her story about taking classes with Julie Watson in Boise. Through this experience, she has walked away with new and fresh yoga therapy techniques to incorporate into her own classes. Read below to find out more about her journey and see how it can inspire you in your practice as well. 

Most of us have had those teachers – the ones that struck a chord, made a special connection, nudged us in just the right way and really made a difference. Julie is one of those rare teachers and this was apparent to me in my first class with her. Part of this is her calm and accessible manner, but as I learned more about her training, it made even more sense. 

Julie is a trained yoga therapist- a demanding certification that requires thousands of hours of training. She has worked with students and patients in both clinical and studio settings, in groups as well as one-on one. As a result, she has so many more tools in her yoga toolbox and a creative, intuitive and playful way of combining these tools to enhance and improve both movement and her students’ understanding and awareness of their movement. You can literally feel the difference in her classes. 

“Julie’s classes are a creative and effective blend of yoga and therapy informed by her training and her years of experience working with patients and students dealing with a wide range of health issues.” – Carolyn Volk

Julie’s classes are a creative and effective blend of yoga and therapy informed by her training and her years of experience working with patients and students dealing with a wide range of health issues. Small and sometimes quirky adjustments to poses, a different way of using a prop, focusing on targeted and seemingly unrelated areas to create new openings in your mind and your body..this is what makes the difference. She will do things you have never done in a yoga class before and sequence traditional poses in effective and unusual ways. 

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Every class I take from Julie leaves me with new perspectives and fresh ideas to use in my own classes. So I was thrilled to hear that she is interested in more formally sharing her experience and knowledge with area teachers here in Boise. We are lucky to have her here and luckier still for the opportunity to learn with and from her. In the process, you are sure to come away with new information, fresh ideas and likely a few aha moments to inspire your own practice and become a better and more effective teacher.  

Julie has a depth of knowledge and also the gift of being a great teacher. If you are looking to deepen your understanding of particular movement challenges and add some new tools to your toolbox, Julie has much to offer us as teachers and as students of our own bodies. 

This guest blog was written by Carolyn Volk, yoga student since 1980; 200 hr yoga teacher training 2007; practicing teacher since 2016.

About Julie:
Julie Watson is professional Yoga Therapist, educator and an experienced yoga and movement teacher in Boise, Idaho, offering classes both in person and virtually. Contact her to learn more about how she can help you elevate your yoga practice today with new techniques and perspectives.