Julia Brenn Albertson is a Vinyasa yoga teacher, blogger, and outdoor junkie based in the mountains of Asheville, North Carolina. Though she has been teaching yoga for ten years now, her journey with the practice began at the tender age of five, when her mother first became a certified yoga teacher. Being homeschooled for most of her high school years, Julia’s life was shaped by her experiences teaching as a young teenager, many hours spent writing at the beach in her hometown of Miami, Fl, and her insatiable need to explore the world.
After many a life experiences (including a diagnosis of a life threatening genetic blood disease, Hereditary Angioedema) Julia left Miami in 2013 to seek solace in Asheville. Shortly thereafter she began teaching at Asheville Yoga Center, where her teaching style began to shift and, as she likes to say– “lighten up”. It was then that she felt, for the first time, a true connection to her role as a teacher.
Julia’s classes are filled with grounding messages, fun and upbeat (and sometimes kind of crazy) music playlists, light humor, and queuing for safe movements with an emphasis on intuitive exploration. Whether she’s teaching Hot Power, Y12SR (Yoga of 12 Step Recovery), corporate yoga, or yoga to incarcerated people, she hopes to facilitate a space to explore movement and breath while maintaining the heart, integrity, and true essence of the practice.
She wouldn’t be where she is today if it weren’t for the incredible teachers she’s had along the way— Paul Toliuszis, Terri Cooper, Kino MacGregor, Tim Feldmann, Greg Nardi, Dawn Feinberg, Kimberley Puryear, and her mother, Suzanne Albertson, are a few that she holds close to heart. In her spare time, Julia enjoys blogging in local coffee shops, pursuing her love for the outdoors, and engaging in real and authentic human connection.