Julie Watson Yoga

Julie Watson Yoga

5.0 (4)
1 employee
9 years in business

About this pro

I am a 500ERYT and L1 Yoga Therapist. I teach a safe and accessible practice for each individual. My style is methodical and detail-oriented, yet personal and fun. I work with beginners and experienced students of all ages, and have experience working with students who have injuries, experience physical and mental stress and suffer from pain or other issues. 

I’ve logged over 6,500 teaching and training hours Hatha and Vinyasa Alignment Yoga, Yoga Therapy, Physical Therapy-based Yoga Therapeutics, Meditation, Yoga Philosophy, Prenatal Yoga and various relaxation techniques. My work is influenced by my personal drive to help others, to learn and understand anatomy and physiology and to integrate eastern and western methodologies in order to deepen the healing effects of the yoga practice. 

I love teaching others how to understand their bodies on more levels than one and how the practice can bring them ease in their life.

Yoga has been part of my life since 2000. When I suffered a repetitive stress injury that eventually led to chronic pain, I realized that my yoga practice was the inner work component I needed to progress my physical and mental healing. Yoga became a catalyst for change and served as guide to realign my life. I pursued a new path in teaching yoga and overcame barriers that were preventing personal breakthrough. I now use my experience in teaching others to explore their practice in ways that work for them. I offer my students the yogic tools to learn about their bodies, how to heal and evolve with change, and to be open that yoga is an ongoing process. My purpose is to teach others to align with their inner strength, persevere on their own path and help them meet their needs and achieve their goals.

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San Francisco, CA 94102
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4 Reviews


  • 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 a 500ERYT and yoga therapist in training with both training and teaching experience in hatha/vinyasa, yoga therapeutics, anatomy, breathwork, prenatal, ayurveda and meditation.