Hi, I'm Julia
and I’m delighted to share the beauties of Provence, art, yoga, and life with you on our upcoming retreat!
I am a US and French dual-citizen, a dedicated fine-artist painter, and a certified yoga teacher (E-RYT 500) with over 25 years of experience.
I’ve been teaching and leading retreats internationally since 2001. I am fluent in French, and grew up in Paris from age five to 10. I’ve also lived in Aix-en-Provence as an adult, and have deep friendships here, so I return to paint and explore in Provence almost every year.
I studied painting at the Florence Academy of Art, in Florence, Italy, and have led dozens of cycling, culture, art, and yoga retreats for my own private label, and previously for other companies.
My love of cycling has evolved into a life-long enjoyment, after seven years competing as a member of the US national cycling team.
Yoga has been my priceless companion all along, for which I am grateful, for over 25 years of personal practice and intensive study in the major Hatha yoga traditions. It is my honor and joy to share the gift of yoga that each student may experience his or her own power, courage, and beauty, and engage everyday life with more ease, joy and clarity.
I have a B.A. in philosophy from the University of Colorado, Boulder and am on the faculty of the Esalen Institute. I live in Big Sur, California when not traveling.