Julie grew up dancing her entire life. Because of that, movement, creativity and passion has always been a driving force for her. This passion is what led her to yoga in her teen years and she has been building upon it ever since.

After receiving her BFA in Dance and BA in English from The State University of New York at Buffalo, Julie moved to New York City to pursue her dance career. While in NYC, her love for yoga and beer grew as she explored and learned from what the concrete jungle had to teach her.

Since returning back to Cleveland, Julie has gone on to become 200 – Hour Yoga Certified through Awaken Yoga in Mentor, Ohio and plans to keep pursuing her yogic schooling as the years go on.

Along with yoga and beer, Julie also loves cooking (and eating), reading, swimming and running. She enjoys it even more when these are done with her friends and family by her side.

A bunch of questions with | JULIE

What is your day job? 

I work for the American Heart Association here in Cleveland, specifically on the Go Red For Women and the Heart & Stroke Ball campaigns

What lights you up?

Cooking lights my entire world up. I absolutely love to cook and can become quite obsessed with it. I collect cook books and rip out recipes from magazines on the daily and plan meals for weeks at a time so I can try them all. 

A favorite tv show?

The West Wing... always & forever. 

A favorite local spot?

One of my favorite local spots in Cleveland is Barrio because I am a sucker for tacos and margs. 

What do you love about Balance & Brews?

I love how Balance & Brews not only combines two awesome things (yoga & frothy libations), but also how it allows you to explore your spiritual side with both some old and new souls!

What's a dream vacation spot?

I just recently spent some time in Hawaii and it truly was a dream spot and I would go back in a heartbeat...I actually cried when I left. 

Hey, you got a nickname?

My brother and sister call me "Chew" and everyone else calls me Jules

A favorite quote? 

"If music be the food of love, play on." -  Shakespeare's "Twelfth Night"