About Julie Rader
Julie first discovered yoga and meditation as a teenager, using it to enhance sports performance. These tools helped Julie perform at the collegiate level, earning All-American recognition for springboard diving and first team All-Region accolades for soccer.
Her passion for developing peak performance lead Julie to a bachelor's degree in Psychology from Union College and master's degree in Exercise Physiology from Northern Arizona University.
To further strengthen her understanding of the mind-body connection, Julie spent 33 days of silence learning Kriya Yoga under Swami Janakananda and traveled to India to meet her guru, Swami Satyananda. She continues to study with Shiva Rea and Sianna Sherman and finds ongoing inspiration from her parents and her husband, Matt.
In her studies with great teachers, Julie discovered the true meaning of Mukti - inner liberation. She founded two yoga studios on this principle. After four years of owning and managing those studios, Julie returned her focus solely to teaching. She founded the Mukti Yoga Teacher Training School, which has graduated dozens of true leaders in the yoga field who go on to inspire Mukti in their students.
Julie's background and passion have lead her to work with high-level athletes. She uses yoga, visualization and yoga nidra (a yogic sleep method) to help professional athletes reach their greatest potential. She has worked with the US Women's Volleyball Team, the US Cycling Team, the USWNT in soccer and a wide range of individual, professional athletes. Julie plans to operate an elite training center for this work in the future.
Julie has served as a lululemon ambassador since 2007, was named as one of "8 Angelenos You Should Know" by LA Confidential Magazine in 2011, has developed two iPhone yoga applications and looks forward to every day as a yoga teacher and, always, student."