“Yoga gave me a new lens for self-appreciation and empowerment through accountability and compassion. The only person responsible for my life, is me. I share that in my classes and training. Yoga helps us alchemize the heavy feelings that come with simply being human into immense gratitude for the opportunity to care for and heal ourselves so that we can show up bigger and brighter in the world.” — Julia Lopez
Julia Marie Lopez (ERYT500, YACEP, CPT, YLC) is a traveling yoga teacher, teacher trainer, Yoga Life Coach, and yoga business owner sought for her humor, heart and ability seamlessly weave yoga philosophy, western exercise science, and the magic of creativity into courses and programs that empowers her clients to fuel their drive with radical self-love, accountability, and purpose.
She became a teacher to share what she found through Yoga: empowerment, compassion and limitless potential. On the mat, Julia’s classes are merge philosophy with a modern approach to functional movement and empowerment.
When Julia’s not on the road, the Chicago native now offers public classes across the country at her studios, Honest Soul Yoga which she co-owns with her business partner Suzie Mills. You can also find Julia’s classes on Amazon Prime, YouTube, and WellnessPluss. When she’s not on the road Julia lives in Texas where she resides her husband and their two furbabies.
Julia’s relationship with yoga began over 17 years. Things got serious (seriously, awesome!) when she realized that the yoga’s unique combination of movement, breath and meditation provided relief from chronic anxiety. She finished her first training in 2012 and has been teaching ever since. Julia chose to continue her studies with an Advanced Vinyasa 500hr training, Yoga Life Coach certification under the expert instruction of Deborah Williamson (Wild Abundant Life)., and additional certifications in personal training, group fitness and sports nutrition.
Over the years Julia has led and co-led numerous 200hr teacher trainings, managed continuing education for a chain of 12 studios in the Chicago suburbs. Now now leads her own 200 and 300/500 RYS curriculum, as well as a series of educational workshops at studios across the country.