About

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Who is Julianne Rice?

Julianne, C-IAYT, has been teaching various styles of Hatha Yoga classes in the Bay area since 1984. Her teaching style reflects her background in Iyengar and Ashtanga Yoga, Integral Yoga, the Baptiste Method of Yoga, Phoenix Rising Yoga Therapy and Dance. She 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 taught at the Oracle Corporation, Stanford Research International (SRI), Stanford University, the Harker School, Yoga is Youthfulness, Willow Glen Yoga, Los Gatos Park and Recreation, corporate Power Camp retreats, American Musical Theater, many local gyms, small companies and schools in the Bay area. From 2003 through 2018 she led Yoga Retreats  in the Santa Cruz, California mountains. She plans to return to that in the future.

She has served on the faculty of Yoga Educational Seminars, a yoga teacher training program founded and directed by Joyce Anue and has produced a guided Hatha Yoga instructional audio CD called Gentle Yoga for Every Body available here.

Her classes challenge and nourish the body, mind and spirit. Her communication skills, commitment to her own spiritual and physical development and her creativity have contributed to a long-standing reputation. She is also a facilitator of a system of improvisational self-expression called InterPlay.

YOGA THERAPY    Julianne is a Certified Yoga Therapist through the International Association of Yoga Therapy (C-IAYT). She has specialized 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 Santa Cruz County and online. 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. It is an umbrella term under which all of the current styles of yoga involving postures live.