Julie Bernier Contributor Bio - Yogapedia

Julie Bernier

Registered Ayurvedic Practitioner. Certified Massage Therapist, and a classical hatha yoga teacher.


Julie Bernier teaches women the art of self-care so that they feel their healthiest and happiest in their own unique bodies. This holistic approach to individualized wellness is rooted in the ancient Indian knowledge of Ayurveda: a complete medical science and way of life which explains that our well-being blossoms when we align ourselves with nature.

Julie is a registered Ayurvedic Practitioner and Ayurvedic Yoga Therapist with the National Ayurvedic Medical Association (NAMA) as well as a Certified Massage Therapist. She studied each of these modalities in the US and straight from the source in India.

Articles by Julie Bernier

Q&A by Julie Bernier

  • What is the point of having a guru?

    The purpose of a guru is to guide the student on their spiritual path. The guru is more than a teacher: he/she makes the student aware of their true potential.Nearly every yogic text mentions the importance and necessity of...

  • What is the secret of meditation?

    The secret of meditation is using a meditation technique. While it sounds obvious, those that are new to meditation assume that it’s the practice of “emptying the mind.” They sit, close their eyes, and expect all thoughts to...

  • What do I eat before yoga asana?

    The best way to support your body before yoga is to not eat. This approach is very much unlike carb and protein fueling before high intensity workouts, which aim to improve athletic performance. The goal of asana is not...

  • What does India have to teach us?

    A land of endless lessons, India is a great teacher. While we go to her with specific questions, she delivers the answers we need—not those we necessarily want. She presents us with unexpected lessons that help us to burn...

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