My friends and I have been taking a weekly private yoga class from Julie for two years. We were inexperienced and inflexible in the beginning, but Julie is such a warm and welcoming soul, our class has become one of our weekly highlights. Julie is a truly gifted yoga teacher. Our bodies and minds have benefited immensely from the practice of yoga under Julie’s guidance. You will love her as a teacher and a person of the world.
Julie Markovitz is a very special addition to the AmGym Fitness Center’s group exercise instructors. She created our Creative Moves program for the children that attend the pre-school on Amgen’s campus. This program consists of movement and yoga classes for the children ranging from 2 to 5 years in age. These movement classes are a wonderful break in the day for the children and it gets them moving and improves their coordination. Julie has a special gift with working with the children and can calm their minds and keep their attention. Julie also teaches a wonderful adult Yoga class and a Family Yoga class for all ages. Julie is also one of our instructors for our Mindful Hour which consists of a meditation and discussion each week. She is a valued asset to our team and has many years of experience in the Dance, Yoga and Meditation field. Julie is also a very sweet woman and very easy to work with. We are very lucky to have Julie’s expertise at our facility.
Director of Group Exercise - Amgen Thousand Oaks Optum Fitness Solutions
Julie is a gifted yoga instructor, recognizing the needs of all of her students. For several years, I participated in a group class but as my law practice became busier, she came to the office and provided semi private classes. Now, I have developed my own practice at home and am forever grateful.
Attorney at Law
Julie is a true gem! I feel incredibly lucky to have her as my yoga/meditation teacher. She is accepting and non-judgmental, which allows me to feel comfortable being where I need to be in the moment. She is so knowledgeable and experienced that she is able to tailor each yoga/meditation session to my unique needs. Her voice and energy are extremely calming. I find that I regularly implement strategies that Julie and I have practiced when I need to alleviate stress. I always look forward to my sessions with Julie!
Professor of Psychology
We have been so lucky to have Miss Julie teach yoga at our school as an after-school enrichment class. My second grader has made it a part of each trimester and it’s always something she looks forward to each week. I’ve found that as mindfulness has become a key component in schools these days, practicing yoga really does make a difference in the overall demeanor of the children, and helps them learn tools for self-awareness of how they can implement relaxation techniques in times of stress or anxiety.
Miss Julie is a really great teacher. She taught me a lot of yoga poses that I love. My favorite yoga poses are butterfly, shoulder stand, froggy headstand, and a partner gate pose. When I first started practicing froggy headstand I could not hold myself up. I kept practicing each week in class and at home, and after a few weeks I could hold it for over a minute, so I could tell I was getting stronger. The poses made me stretch and feel good. You get to rest after class and it’s so relaxing, especially with the nice music playing. I try to remember the breathing as well, because it helps me relax.
Julie serves as the “CWO” or Chief Wellness Officer for our entertainment marketing boutique. Her meditation and yoga sessions at the end of a hectic day are a welcome break for the team who depart for home feeling refreshed. The group activity also contributes to stronger team connections over time. Highlight of the week!
President Weissman/Markovitz Communications
Julie is a beautiful and caring yoga teacher. She always challenges me and yet is gentle and loving at the same time. At the end of every session I feel refreshed and relaxed. Yoga with Julie is such a treat because Julie is such a beautiful person, inside and out!