Blue Lotus Yoga Studio was founded in 2018 by Julie Nogueira and Duffy Perkins. Their mission---to create a space where everyone feels welcome, supported, and empowered. BLYS takes a holistic approach to health and wellness with classes designed to tone, strengthen, balance, and restore. 

Julie Nogueira

Julie discovered yoga soon after graduating college and was immediately struck by the challenging nature of the practice, both physically and emotionally. Today she relies on her consistent practice as an opportunity to dig deep within.  


In addition to running the day-to-day operations of the studio, Julie teaches vinyasa classes to students of all levels. She applies a holistic approach to her teachings, often integrating aromatherapy, pranayama, and an uplifting playlist. 


Julie received her RYT 200-hour certification through Charm City Yoga (now YogaWorks) in 2014 and an additional 50 hours of Yin training in 2017. 

Duffy Perkins

A committed Buddhist who has spent considerable time in Asia, Duffy Perkins’ teaching is influenced by Chinese, Tibetan, and Indian philosophy.


Merging her knowledge of skillful bio-mechanical movement with her studies of Tantric yoga philosophy, Duffy is known for her creative ability to weave the transformational power of intention into asana practice in ways that are accessible, down to earth, physically healing, and inspiring. 

Duffy is a RYT-500 under the YogaWorks method. Her teachers are Julie Mellk, Caitlyn Visconte, and Kim Manfredi. She has a master's degree in the History of Religion from the University of Virginia.