WELCOME TO BLYS
Hi, I'm Julie, RYT-500 and owner of Blue Lotus Yoga Studio.
When I'm not managing the day-to-day operations of BLYS, I'm likely feeding, chauffeuring, and trying to keep up with my three sons. I also enjoy spending time with my handsome, loveably neurotic husband of 20 years, snuggling my two Cavalier King Charles Spaniels, and binge watching serial killer docuseries.
Hey, a girl's gotta unwind.
My journey here has not been a straight line. While I've always been an active person, I have never been a fan of "working out." I started taking yoga classes in the early 2000s because the practice reminded me of my early days as a gymnast and dancer. At first, yoga was a way to get strong and flexible without having to make nice with the stair master. But before long, I started recognizing the emotional benefits that resulted from having a consistent yoga practice. I left classes feeling not just physically spent, but also mentally clear and more settled.
In 2005 I had my first child, and subsequently put my marketing career on hold. It was at that time yoga became less of a hobby and more of a lifeline. Nine years and two additional kids later, I received my 200-hour yoga teacher certification, and in 2018 I co-founded Blue Lotus Yoga Studio with Duffy Perkins.
When BLYS was conceptualized, we immediately knew that we wanted to incorporate barre classes into the studio model. With its small, isometric movements designed to strengthen and support the body, barre is the perfect compliment to yoga. Over time, we've experimented with offering a variety of hybrid fitness formats, like Buti, sculpt, cardio kick, and circuit training. These classes and more still pop up on the schedule from time-to-time.
That's a bit about me. I hope to have an opportunity to get to know you. In the meantime, feel free to email me with any questions.
I hope to see you around the studio soon.