Julie Chavanu, RYT 500 is the founder of Find Your Voice Yoga Teacher Training and is dedicated to helping people not just learn to teach yoga, but to find and share their unique voice in teaching. She is a yoga teacher, marketing consultant, and previously owned a yoga studio. Julie discovered yoga while working as a manager in the telecommunications industry and began using it as a tool to manage stress, but soon realized she wanted to share yoga with others, too. Practicing since 1998 and teaching since 1999, she completed a 200 hour program in 2007 and followed with a 500 hour program in 2008. Finding the connection of breath and movement key to deepening her own practice, she teaches vinyasa flow and moving meditation classes.
Expert Advisory Voices
We have brought together a diverse spectrum of expert advisory voices, including several who have been outspoken in their criticism of Yoga Alliance in the past, to maximize the perspectives and resources considered in this comprehensive and inclusive undertaking. We believe this will ultimately lead to the strongest new policies and procedures. The following expert advisors provide one stream of input in the process, alongside the thousands of voices inside and outside of yoga who will offer their viewpoints through surveys, focus groups, online discussion forums, and other channels. We also are grateful to partners like RAINN (Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network), who are helpful consultants in establishing professional ethics and understanding of a yoga teacher’s appropriate scope of practice.
More to come.