Julia Forest is an international yoga teacher, women’s health advocate and artist who is passionate about health, environmentalism and yoga. She is the event coordinator at Bhakti Fest and the founder of Awakened Spirit Yoga, an organization that blends yoga, mindfulness, permaculture and leadership to transform lives and communities. She has been a supporting teacher for the Women’s Human Rights Institute at the University of Toronto since 2009.
With more than a decade of teaching experience, Julia believes that yoga comes alive when practiced in every moment. She draws from fifteen years of experience in body-centered therapies and physical rehabilitation and has taught individuals of many ages and abilities including women who are pre- and post-natal, elders, as well as people living with MS, fibromyalgia, cancer, osteoporosis and chronic pain. The emphasis of her classes is on alignment, yoga as a tool for transformation, the healing qualities of inner stillness, movement and breath for the cultivation of inner peace, health and wellbeing.
Her passion for yoga, social change, healing and community has lead her to share holistic yoga teachings in many countries around the globe. She delivers yoga teacher training programs, anatomy and physiology intensives, specialty workshops and talks worldwide. www.awakenedspirityoga.com