Julie Finkel, a dedicated student of yoga for twenty years, was certified in 2004 at New York Yoga. A lifelong dancer, she loved the freedom of movement in Vinyasa yoga, as well as the intensity and discipline of Ashtanga. For the past 15 years, Julie has taught for yoga studios, corporations and private clients. She also has led trainings and workshops for the teacher certification at Sacred Sounds Yoga in New York City. With her combined studies of yoga, dance and anatomy, Julie brings a breadth of knowledge to her classes and teaches to the individual needs of each student. It is with a keen eye and a lot of compassion that Julie supports students as they explore the asanas, find freedom in their breath and body, and deepen their practice. Her goal for all students is to find a sustainable practice so they can meet life with greater ease, flexibility and joy.
Julie is a certified children’s yoga teacher through Next Generation Yoga. She has taught many young students throughout New York City and developed the Yoga-in-Education program for York Avenue Preschool. Julie holds a pre-natal yoga certification from Lila Wellness in New York City, and has helped many women transition through pregnancy with greater comfort and joy in their bodies. She has studied extensively at New York Yoga and Yoga Sutra, where she trained with David Hollander, Govinda Kai and Christopher Hildebrandt in Ashtanga yoga. Julie also pursued continuing education in injury prevention and recovery with the esteemed Michael Gilbert. Her passion for wellness and nutrition led to her certification in holistic training from the Institute for Integrative Nutrition in New York. Julie completed the USIS program at Alvin Ailey American Dance Center in 1998 and has a B.A in Dance Studies from Empire State College. She began her teaching career at Ballet Academy East in Manhattan and has taught in many other schools and camps in NYC. In the last twenty years she has brought her love of dance to hundreds of students, both near and far.