Julie is a Registered Yoga Teacher, National Board Certified Reflexologist, and the owner of Mountain View Wellness. She loves sharing her love for yoga with others and finds joy in learning with and from her students. Julie’s classes are typically slow, student-centered, and a practice of “feeling” rather than striving to look a particular way. Julie emphasizes practicing surrender, mindfulness, letting go of control, and practicing non-judgment. She often helps her students take lessons learned on the mat and encourages them to apply these lessons practically to their real lives. All levels welcome. Come and practice with Julie!
Lauri Ingram is a seeker of truth, motivated by her curiosity and desire to lead others on their own journeys of self-discovery. She understands that we all long to lead a fulfilled life, and that it is in the journey that we find fulfillment as we discover our personal truths.
As a trained mindfulness advocate in the workplace, Lauri discovered the vast benefits mindfulness has on easing anxiety by changing our relationship to emotions and thoughts. This discovery led her to become trained in other avenues of alternative and complementary healing, so that she could move beyond her corporate IT experience, to offer more sophisticated healing to others looking to explore who they are in a more spiritual sense.
Lauri received her BA from Albertus Magnus College and her MBA from the University of New Haven. She is certified as an Etheric Crystal Light Practitioner, Color Therapist, Usui Reiki Levels I and II, and as a Crystal Dreaming Practitioner, an advanced shamanic modality that uses past life regression to provide a profound opportunity to heal wounds and traumas, explore lives and lessons, ultimately connecting clients to their highest selves and to those beings that guide us. She is currently attending the One Spirit Interfaith Seminary, and will be ordained as an Interfaith/Interspiritual Minister in June 2019. Lauri is co-founder of Etheric Elements, a provider of items for empowered living, and is the community manager for New Beginnings in Community, an Interfaith community located in Milford, CT, where she leads workshops and services.
Lauri believes that there is much to learn as we journey through life. It begins with openness, curiosity, and deep self-compassion. Lauri’s commitment is to using her life skills, experience, and training to create safe and sacred space for self-discovery, as she companions others along the way.
I am a 500-hour RYT (Registered Yoga Teacher) who has been teaching yoga for roughly 10 years. My classes are taught in a Vinyasa style (movement linked to breath) with an athletic vibe to build strength and body awareness. I believe everyone can benefit from a regular yoga practice and enjoy challenging my students with new variations of poses and core work.
I stumbled upon yoga about 15 years ago to help compliment my love of running. In the beginning I attended one class a week during lunch at work and once I noticed how great my tight hamstrings felt after class, the number of classes I took a week grew until I was practicing daily. Not only did my running improve with incorporating yoga into my life, but I also started to notice how much I was enjoying the mindfulness part of practice. It was at this point I signed up for a 200-hour training program which changed my life. I started teaching shortly after graduating my 200-hour program (through YogaSpirit) and have continued to take workshops and teacher trainings. I graduated from my 500-hour program (Rolf Gates and Heidi Sormaz) in June of 2016.
“I believe in welcoming all students to yoga and honoring whatever reason brought them to their mat. My desire is that they find awareness in body, mind and breath and learn to let go of what they think it should be or look like, and just let it be as it is. My most successful classes are those in which all my students are in an expression of a pose that feels right for them and is allowing them to receive the benefits of the pose for their bodies safely.”
Outside of running, I enjoy spending time with my husband, family and my dogs, Doogie and Happy.