Vitality Yoga & Lifestyle Boutique
Paddle Into Fitness Affiliate Julie Thayer
Location: 33 Toronto St N, Uxbridge, ON, Canada
Certifications: WPA, PIF SUP YOGA, RYT-500, Yoga Therapist, B.A. Kin.
Julie, much to her delight, stumbled into Stand Up Paddleboarding when a good friend who had been SUP’ing for years suggested “it may be a good fit with yoga and we should chat.” Immediately, Julie agreed that there was indeed an amazing synergy between the two practices; the only problem was it was the middle of winter! In typical Julie style, waiting for spring to arrive was just way too long, so she thought “let’s introduce an Indoor Sup Yoga Program; make our own boards, and get clients excited & ready for an upcoming summer of SUP on water!” With support from family and friends, karma SUPtra, the SUP-Inspired Indoor Yoga board was born and Karma SUPtra Classes were successfully launched at her studio in Toronto. Let’s just say, clients raved about their Indoor SUP-Yoga experience… and continue to do so!
Suffice it to say, Julie came into the SUP life through the path of yoga and it was not until summer arrived, that she finally had the opportunity to take SUP to the water. And guess what? She fell more madly in love! Fueled by this new passion, Julie promptly completed her SUP Yoga Teacher Training/ Paddle Into Fitness Certification and Level 1 WPA SUP Instructor Certification with Gillian Gibree at SUPGirlz in Toronto, ON. She is pretty sure she smiled through the entire training; marveling at the SUP-Yoga union and the playfulness it infuses into the practice of yoga, not to mention the incredible connection to nature and water. Pure bliss. Julie skipped away from the training inspired to share SUP Yoga with as many people as possible, and is now a proud Paddle Into Fitness Ambassador & Affiliate!
A little more about Julie, she completed her RYT 200 teacher training at the world-renowned White Lotus Foundation in Santa Barbara, CA under the direction of Ganga White, Tracey Rich and Sven Holcomb. It was a life-altering experience, to say the least. Julie then completed her RYT 500 and Professional Yoga Therapist Certification; mentoring with Yoga Therapist, Karen Claffey, and the esteemed faculty of The Heaven on Earth Yoga Institute in Stoney Creek, Ontario. This intensive training profoundly impacted Julie’s deeper understanding of the power of Therapeutic Yoga to heal the mind, body and spirit.
Julie is a firm believer that personal health and vitality come first- practice this and you will find yourself thriving in all other aspects of your life! Whether you are participating in one of Julie’s group classes or working with her privately, Julie energetically shares her passion for the healing power of yoga and she will inspire you to discover your own capacity to cultivate optimal vitality through your yoga practice…both on and off the water!
Julie is certified to teach the following Paddle Into Fitness courses: