Julie is originally from North Carolina where she trained as a Speech and Language Pathologist before moving to Central NY. She worked at the Main St Early Education Program in North Syracuse with children with special needs. It was there that she began using yoga with children and noted their improved motor planning skills, attention span, and ability to focus. Most importantly however, she noted how much they loved doing yoga!
Julie has practiced yoga for most of her adult life so it was a natural progression for her to decide to combine her love of yoga and her education background to become a children’s yoga teacher. She became certified with YogaKids in 2006 and went on to also become a certified teacher with Grounded Kids. During this time Julie has taught many classes for children, youth and families throughout Central NY. She has also led trainings for teachers, therapists, and other professionals who want to learn how to integrate yoga into their various disciplines. Julie has recently trained with Mindful Schools and is regularly integrating mindfulness activities into her yoga classes.
Her husband, Kevin King, a clinical social worker and long term practitioner of yoga, regularly joins her in teaching yoga throughout the area.