Meet Julia

Hey, my name is Julia.
My yoga story begins in 2003.
After exhausting all other avenues to relieve severe back pain, I wandered into a yoga class. I never left.
I attended my first yoga teacher training in the fall of 2005 and opened the Satori Yoga Studio in January 2006.
I was blessed to study with the wellness industry leaders – Dr. Deepak Chopra, Sarah Powers, Bernie Clark, Judith Hanson Lasater, Thomas Myers and Susi Hately. Working with Susi marked the beginning of my career as a yoga therapist.
Years later, I met Neil Pearson, a physiotherapist and yoga therapist, at his Yoga For Chronic Pain workshop. “Humour me,” I thought when I signed up, believing I knew everything there was to know about yoga and pain.
That first short workshop turned my understanding of chronic pain upside down and gave me a glimmer of hope. Maybe I didn’t have to live with pain after all…


1988 – 1994 Ms.Sc Petroleum Engineering, Moscow State Oil And Gas Academy

2005 – 2007 Trinity Yoga Advanced Yoga Studies and Teacher Development Program, 200h

2007 – 2008 Chopra Center Seven Spiritual Laws Of Yoga Teacher Training Program, 200h

2008 – 2009 Chopra Center Primordial Sound Meditation Instructor Residential Training Program

2009 – 2010 Chopra Center Perfect Health Ayurvedic Lifestyle Instructor Residential Training Program

2010 Therapeutic Yoga Instructor Training with Susi Hately

2014 Yin Yoga and Insight Meditation Residential Training with Sarah Powers

2014 Foundation Restorative Yoga Teacher Training with Wendy Eyton

2014 Yoga for Anxiety, Anger and Depression with Judith Hanson Lasater

2014 Pain Care Yoga Teacher Training with Neil Pearson

2014 Anatomy Trains Myofascial Meridians with Thomas Myers

2015 Yin Yoga Teacher Training with Bernie Clark

2016 Advanced Pain Care Yoga Teacher Training with Neil Pearson

2020 Explain Pain – Pain Neuroscience Educator Training with NOI