JULIANNE RICE, C-IAYT, has been teaching Hatha Yoga classes in the Bay Area since 1984. Her professional teaching style includes elements from Iyengar, Ashtanga, Vinyasa Flow, Phoenix Rising Yoga Therapy and Dance. Her methodical, no nonsense classes challenge and nourish the body, mind and spirit. Her friendly and relational style, her commitment to her own spiritual and physical development and her creativity have contributed to her long-standing reputation. She is looked to for guidance by many and is loved and respected as a teacher’s teacher. Julianne is committed to being present to the possibility of love, healing and creativity and this commitment informs her work on all levels. It is what she most hopes to share with her students and her community.
FLOW for STRENGTH Julianne’s dedication to the health and well being of all people currently expresses itself in her teaching of a Hatha Yoga style she has developed called Flow for Strength. She offers 3 “group classes” weekly as well as “private sessions” at Yoga is Youthfulness in Mountain View. See full description here.
HISTORY Julianne was the manager and lead instructor of the Hatha yoga program at the Center for Spiritual Enlightenment in San Jose, CA from 1984 – 2011. She has taught at Oracle, SRI, Stanford University, the Harker School, American Musical Theater, and many local gyms, companies and schools in Silicon Valley. She has been on the faculty of the Yoga teacher training program Yoga Educational Seminars and her guided Hatha Yoga instructional audio cd Gentle Yoga for Every Body is available to download through cdbaby.com.
YOGA THERAPY Julianne is a Certified Yoga Therapist through the International Association of Yoga Therapy (C-IAYT). She currently specializes in supporting those affected by Parkinson’s and other neuromuscular conditions such as MS and Cerebral Palsy. In combination with her healing presence she uses yoga and mindfulness practices to support her clients to achieve the best quality of life possible. She is available for one on one Yoga Therapy sessions in Silicon Valley and in Santa Cruz County.
RETREATS and YOGA of RELATIONSHIP Julianne has led several Yoga and Meditation Retreats at the Land of Medicine Buddha and at the Sequoia Retreat Center in the Santa Cruz Mountains. She is also the Yoga instructor at the Judy Stakee Singer Songwriter Retreats in the Santa Cruz Mountains. She has a passionate interest in the Yoga of Relationship and is in the process of planning Yoga and Meditation Retreats for Couples.
PERSONAL As well as being a seasoned yoga practitioner, therapist, instructor and retreat facilitator, Julianne is a life long dancer and lover of all things dance, theater and music. She is an avid participant and certified facilitator of a system of Expressive Arts Improvisation called InterPlay and teaches these fun, deeply transformative classes weekly classes at the Stusic Studio in Aptos, CA. Together with her partner, Stu Wilson, she relishes every day as another opportunity to enjoy, thrive and love in the amazing experience called Life.
PHILOSOPHY and LIFESTYLE BACKGROUND
KRIYA YOGA Julianne was introduced to the philosophy and lifestyle practices of Yoga (in 1983) through the teachings of Paramahansa Yogananda, called Kriya Yoga. She became a serious student of Kriya at this time, became initiated into it’s traditions and began her in-depth study of Hatha Yoga, a branch of practices directly related to living fully the lifestyle of Kriya Yoga.
HATHA YOGA Hatha is known traditionally to be one of the best methods to clear the mind and balance the energy channels in preparation for meditation. The physical focus of the Hatha Yoga practices richly support the mental and spiritual focus of the Kriya Yoga meditation and lifestyle practices.