Hello! My name is Julia Fay. From a young age, I was plagued by frequent health problems related to food sensitivities and sports injuries. It has taken me over 20 years to find balance through food and mindful movement, but I am proof it is possible! I have been teaching group and 1:1 yoga sessions since completing my 200 hour teacher training at Whole Life Yoga, Seattle in 2006. Wanting to know how to work therapeutically with a variety of physical limitations, I returned for a 500 hour yoga certification through Whole Life, graduating in spring of 2009.
I graduated from Bastyr University with a Masters of Science in Nutrition and Clinical Health Psychology in June 2016. This degree enables me to work on the physical level with clients as a Nutritionist and gives me additional tools for helping clients with the emotional task of making lasting health behavior changes. Additionally, I have completed training in EMDR and will have begun a 12 month Play Therapy certification through Antioch University. These tools allow me to be of service to a wide array of ages for those struggling with trauma, depression, anxiety, and behavioral concerns.
I teach Viniyoga, a lesser known lineage which focuses on linking movement with the breath and on personalizing postures to work with specific needs of the body. This enables each motion to become a moving meditation that is deeply nourishing and protective to the joints and spine, regardless of age, size, or fitness level. Viniyoga is also excellent at lessening chronic pain and improving one's mind body connection. What started as a personal yoga practice has become a passion for understanding holistic health, taking me to the door of many teachers as I explored meditation, chant, Sanskrit, Shamanic energy work, nutrition, and psychology.
Whether you are interested in working on the physical, emotional, mental, or spiritual levels, I can help design a personal practice that fits your needs. By picking from my offerings of mental health counseling, nutrition, yoga, breath work, meditation, or chant, my hope is we can move you forward on your journey toward health and vitality.