Julie Watson Yoga

Julie Watson Yoga

5.0 (4)
2 hires on Lessons.com
1 employee
12 years in business

About this pro

I'm a Yoga Therapist whose work integrates a holistic care approach to pain management and mental health. With over 12 years of experience and working with healthcare professionals to help adults improve and manage their physical, mental and social well-being, I focus on educating others to learn about their bodies and how to heal and be well. My experience includes teaching yoga for chronic pain, orthopedic issues, seniors, those with cancer, and social service, health service and emergency management providers, as well as being part of an interdisciplinary team of doctors, psychologists and physical therapists at an integrated pain care center. I also have extensive experience teaching functional movement and exercise to help improve overall strength and stability. My work combines postures, therapeutic movement, self-myofascial release, breathing techniques, meditation, and Ayurveda. 

My goal is to empower others to live a better and healthier life.

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Boise, ID 83703
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4 Reviews

5.0

  • Erica K.

    I work with Julie 1:1 about once a week for private sessions. She's been an incredible teacher, and she's funny and kind on top of that. She spent the first couple of weeks working on correcting my form, which has been totally transformative to how I feel. Her background in physical therapy and Ayurveda combined with her knowledge of yoga is incredibly valuable. She coached me during a health setback, researching and tailoring the practice to my needs. And now that I'm feeling better, each session feels tailored to where I want to build strength, and I keep getting stronger. My session with Julie is one of the highlights of my week.

  • Andy & Deborah

    My wife and I were very new to yoga when we found Julie. It’s now been about two years that we’ve been doing private sessions with her twice a week – and it’s been great. Our sessions vary each time, so we are exposed to different positions and movements and it keeps it new and interesting. She has always given thought to planning what we will do and takes into account our recent practice, what we’ve expressed interest in, and other factors like whether it’s early in the morning or at the end of a long day at the office. We always feel great when we are done and we look forward to maintaining our practice and improving our strength, flexibility, and general mindfulness about how we carry ourselves throughout the day. We have many other positive things to say, but to state it briefly: based on our ongoing experience we can wholeheartedly recommend her to others like us who are relatively new to yoga.

  • Beatrice N.

    I have been seeing Julie for private sessions for about 3 months now. I first met her when I took her Vinyasa class at Union Yoga, and really liked her teaching style. Since I’m a beginner, I wanted (and needed) one-on-one instruction to learn how to practice yoga. Julie is a knowledgeable and fun teacher. Not only can she demonstrate how to do poses, she also provides clear and precise instructions on how to do them. In my experience, not every yoga teacher has the ability to do that well. Julie also is really good about hands-on adjustments, which I like because it helps me to understand how to get into poses. I’ve seen real improvement in my practice since working with Julie, especially in my strength and flexibility. I highly recommend her as a teacher!

  • Bria Milicevic

    Julie is an incredible and inspiring woman and teacher. She has a strong presence and radiates warmth and wisdom. Each one of Julie's yoga classes and workshops that I have attended throughout the years has provided me an opportunity to further develop my yoga practice and move forward in my own self discovery. I highly recommend Julie!



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What is your typical process for working with a new student?

New students will be required to complete a client information form. The first session will include client intake, consultation and an initial practice.


What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

I am yoga therapist and 500ERYT with over 9000 hours of training and in-the-field work. My training and teaching experience is in hatha/vinyasa, yoga therapeutics, anatomy, functional exercise, breathwork, prenatal, ayurveda and meditation. I also have extensive training and experience working as a colleaugue along side doctors, physical therapists and psychologists. 


What types of students have you worked with?

I have dedicated many years to serving those with chronic pain, orthopedic issues, pre-hab/rehab needs, anxiety, depression and trauma. My experience includes teaching yoga for adults/seniors, those with cancer, athletes, social service providers, and health service and emergency management providers, as well as being part of an interdisciplinary team of doctors, psychologists and physical therapists at an integrated pain care center. 


What advice would you give a student looking to hire a teacher in your area of expertise?

Ask for a teacher's credentials and confirm legitimacy of certifications and training experience at www.iayt.org and www.yogaalligance.org. Yoga Alliance provides a good explanation of their training and teaching guidelines here:

https://www.yogaalliance.org/credentialing/credentials_for_teachers

The International Association of Yoga Therapists requires 800 hours under an accredited school, as well as an intensive hands-on and mentored practicum curriculum.