Julie St Francis
Julie St. Francis has been practicing yoga for 8 years, but really fell in love when she found hot yoga. An avid runner and middle school cross-country coach she has found hot yoga and running a perfect combination to stay fit and to prevent injury.
Julie is a grade 8 science and world history teacher in Dudley. She tries to incorporate her knowledge of yoga science and social studies into all of her classes; in the studio and classroom. "I love to make connections across all disciplines; on and off the mat".
Julie has two sons that motivate and challenge her to be a better person. "Without yoga, I know my challenges I've had in life would still be haunting me. Yoga gives me the ability to slow down and be a better mom and friend."
Julie graduated Hot Power Yoga Center's Teacher Training program.
Julie St Francis instructs the following:
"Aromaflow" Hot Power Vinyasa with Aromatherapy
This class was developed and created by Kristin Caforio-Marengo. She merged her two loves of oils and yoga and created this class. In this all levels heated vinyasa flow class, we diffuse 100% pure therapeutic grade essential oils throughout the practice. The oils will change every class, to help students learn about the benefits of Young Living essential oils. Also, during Savasana (corpse pose) students will receive an essential oil infused mist with the featured oil of the day!
Essential Oil aromas stimulate the part of the brain that affects emotion. The shape of an essential oil molecule is like a key that opens lock-like structure in the olfactory nerve receptors in our nostrils. The impression of the aroma is sent directly and immediately to the limbic system where memories are stored and pleasure and emotions are perceived. When stimulated, the limbic system releases chemicals that affect the central nervous system. Serotonin counteracts anxiety, and endorphins reduce pain.
Hot Power Vinyasa All Levels
The word Vinyasa means “linking breath to movement.” Vinyasa yoga classes are creative and teachers take students on a journey where the poses are found through breath. Vinyasa yoga is sometimes referred to as flow yoga since students flow from pose to pose in this style of class. In this vigorous flow students will be led through Sun Salutations, side bends, heart openers, backbends, hip openers, inversions, arm balances, standing poses, forward folds, core, twists and a floor sequence. These classes are for all levels.