Julie (Shannon) Williams

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Yoga Teacher, Yoga Therapist

Teaching Certifications

230 Hour Yoga Center of Minneapolis
500 Hour Inner Peace Yoga Therapy (USA)
800 Hour Inner Peace Yoga Therapy (USA) IYAT Certification (Expected 2018)
Restorative Yoga Certification, Yoga Center of Minneapolis, Judith Hanson Lasater
Yin Yoga Level 1 and Level 2 Certified, Yoga Center of Minneapolis, Michelle Pietrzak-Wegner
Advanced Pain Care Certification + Educator Certification, Life is Now Pain Care, Neil Person (Expected completion 2017)
International Distance Mentorship Program with Neil Pearson, Life is Now Pain Care


Julie began taking yoga in 1999. She was looking for something unique in a workout. She studied Iyengar Yoga for 8 years, including when she injured her back in a car accident and Restorative Yoga was the only thing she could do. It was then she discovered the healing and spiritual elements of yoga. In 2007, she began exploring other styles of yoga.
She completed her 230 hour yoga teacher training at the Yoga Center of Minneapolis in October 2011. She teaches in mostly Yin, Restorative, and Hatha style yoga with an Iyengar influence. Julie completed her 500 hour yoga therapy teacher training at Inner Peace Yoga Therapy in September 2014, and is currently working to complete her 800 hour yoga therapy certification projected to be certified through IAYT by 2018. She loves bringing yoga to people new to the practice as well as seasoned yogis, and has extended her credentials to working with people struggling with Chronic Pain. She has been teaching yoga at various studios and providing yoga therapy in clinics and studios around the Twin Cities area.

Julie’s Drop in Classes