Shannon Julius

Shannon Julius
Shannon is a Long Beach local who is happiest when enjoying the simple pleasures of the city, home, and the yoga community. Shannon grew up playing sports and has been accustomed to consistently engaging in a number of physical practices, including softball, weight lifting, running, biking, and circuit training. When she moved to Long Beach in 2014, her lifestyle dramatically shifted. Yoga took over, and she realized that her body could become stronger, more stable, and more graceful then it ever had been, but, more profoundly, that her mind and spirit could (with practice) reach inconceivable depths and practice that same strength, stability, and grace. Shannon completed her 200 hour yoga teacher training with Dharma Shakti and Yogalution Movement in Long Beach and has since spent time additional time studying and practicing yin yoga and meditation, primarily with Carina Nickerson. She is interested in making yoga accessible to beginners of all ages, physical bodies, and mental states, as well as serving the changing needs of regular practitioners. She truly believes that yoga can be a practice for anyone, and that it has the power to make life a more beautiful experience. Shannon credits her teachers, and recognizes their silent efforts that have changed so many lives. When she teaches today, it is purely of interest to serve others with the same love and selflessness that she has received from her teachers.

Favorite Yoga Move: 

It changes as my body changes! A consistent favorite is modified side plank.

How Has Yoga Benefited You The Most: 

Self awareness

Reason Started Doing Yoga: 

I took ownership of my yoga practice when I started going to yoga on the bluff in Long Beach. I went because it was an accessible and consistent opportunity to practice in my neighborhood, and I stuck around because of the community and transformative healing I found there.

5 Words That Describe Your Teaching Style: 

Compassionate, playful, open-minded, lighthearted, optimistic