Author: Julie Rader

Julie first discovered yoga and meditation as a teenager, using it to enhance sports performance. These tools helped Julie perform at the collegiate level, earning All-American recognition for springboard diving and first team All-Region accolades for soccer. Her passion for developing peak performance lead Julie to a bachelor's degree in Psychology from Union College and master's degree in Exercise Physiology from Northern Arizona University. To further strengthen her studies, Julie spent 33 days of silence learning Kriya Yoga under Swami Janakananda and traveled to India to meet her guru, Swami Satyananda. She continues to study with Shiva Rea and Sianna Sherman and finds ongoing inspiration from her parents and her husband, Matt. Julie uses yoga, visualization and yoga nidra (a yogic sleep method) to help professional athletes reach their greatest potential. She has worked with the US Women's Volleyball Team, the US Cycling Team, the USWNT in soccer and a wide range of individual, professional athletes. Julie has served as a lululemon ambassador since 2007, was named as one of "8 Angelenos You Should Know" by LA Confidential Magazine in 2011, has developed two iPhone yoga applications and looks forward to every day as a yoga teacher and, always, student.

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