Julie C. Lellis Ph.D.
I started practicing yoga more than 15 years ago as a way to escape chronic pain and stress. Over the years, a combination of movement-based physical therapy, contemplative practice and yoga moved me from a place of weakness and fear to a place of physical comfort, mental clarity and profound spiritual growth.
My classes combine a steady attention to the breath with mindful movement and a focus on proper physical alignment. While instruction is rooted in a vinyasa flow practice, I often incorporate yin and restorative techniques. I am particularly interested in how the practice helps people manage the everyday demands of work, physical challenges, life transitions, loss/grief and addiction.
I teach two courses at Elon University that challenge students to examine how media and communication shape our understanding of yoga, mindfulness and other contemplative practices in modern America culture.
I completed yoga teacher training in 2014 at Boston Yoga School under the direction of Ame Wren. My RYT-200 credentials are current with Yoga Alliance.
"The joy of yoga lies in finding your true self and the freedom that this affords." - Richard Freeman
Photo credit: Lisa Hinton
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