Julie Bernier

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.

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Articles by Julie Bernier


Yama and Niyama: The Yogi's Moral Guiding Lights Yama and Niyama: The Yogi's Moral Guiding Lights Yama and Niyama: The Yogi's Moral Guiding Lights Yama and Niyama: The Yogi's Moral Guiding Lights


The wise rishis who gave us yoga knew that without moral backbones, a yoga practice would never get us very far. Therefore, the first two...

Spiritual Path Spiritual Path Spiritual Path Spiritual Path


As a yogi on the spiritual path, you will find your teacher or guru can only take you so far. Learn how your sadhana will be what gets you...

Child's Pose: 4 Reminders You're Never Too Old (or Too Advanced) for This Yoga Posture Child's Pose: 4 Reminders You're Never Too Old (or Too Advanced) for This Yoga Posture Child's Pose: 4 Reminders You're Never Too Old (or Too Advanced) for This Yoga Posture Child's Pose: 4 Reminders You're Never Too Old (or Too Advanced) for This Yoga Posture


Some of yoga's 'easiest' postures can be the most profound teachers. By drawing the body in and touching forehead to the earth in child's...

Ayurveda’s Five-Step Self-Care Routine for Spring Ayurveda’s Five-Step Self-Care Routine for Spring Ayurveda’s Five-Step Self-Care Routine for Spring Ayurveda’s Five-Step Self-Care Routine for Spring


Learn five Ayurvedic self-care secrets to get you glowing and feeling energized this spring season.

Springtime Sequencing Tips for a Healing Yoga Practice Springtime Sequencing Tips for a Healing Yoga Practice Springtime Sequencing Tips for a Healing Yoga Practice Springtime Sequencing Tips for a Healing Yoga Practice


According to Ayurveda, springtime is the season for an energetic and expansive yoga practice that gets prana moving in the body. Learn the...

Ayurveda’s Spring Cleaning for the Body Ayurveda’s Spring Cleaning for the Body Ayurveda’s Spring Cleaning for the Body Ayurveda’s Spring Cleaning for the Body


According to Ayurveda, spring is a natural time for us to restore balance to our body and digestion. Learn what foods to favor and what...

Surya Namaskar: 12 Morning Asanas & Mantras Surya Namaskar: 12 Morning Asanas & Mantras Surya Namaskar: 12 Morning Asanas & Mantras Surya Namaskar: 12 Morning Asanas & Mantras


The traditional version of Surya Namaskar is considered a complete spiritual practice that includes asana, pranayama (breath work), mantra...

How Do I Prepare For My First Yoga Class? How Do I Prepare For My First Yoga Class? How Do I Prepare For My First Yoga Class? How Do I Prepare For My First Yoga Class?


Your first yoga class may be intimidating, however, by getting familiar with what to expect, you'll be ready to take on your very first...

The Power of Mantras The Power of Mantras The Power of Mantras The Power of Mantras


Ayurveda sees mantra as the single most important tool we have at our disposal for shaping our mind. Learn how mantras can work to increase...

5 Ayurvedic Recipes to Stoke Your Inner Fire 5 Ayurvedic Recipes to Stoke Your Inner Fire 5 Ayurvedic Recipes to Stoke Your Inner Fire 5 Ayurvedic Recipes to Stoke Your Inner Fire


Ayurveda believes that good health and good digestion go hand-in-hand. Learn 5 warming ayurvedic recipes that are guaranteed to stoke your...

Ayurveda's 5 Best Kept Beauty Secrets Ayurveda's 5 Best Kept Beauty Secrets Ayurveda's 5 Best Kept Beauty Secrets Ayurveda's 5 Best Kept Beauty Secrets


While Ayurveda maintains that beauty is an inside job, here are several ways you can help boost your natural glow from the outside in.

A Simple Kitchari Recipe A Simple Kitchari Recipe A Simple Kitchari Recipe A Simple Kitchari Recipe


The practice of Ayurveda yields many healing benefits through time-proven organic and natural remedies. Among the natural healing concepts...

The 3 Doshas of Ayurveda The 3 Doshas of Ayurveda The 3 Doshas of Ayurveda The 3 Doshas of Ayurveda


Learn all about the three doshas of Ayurveda, how they impact your health and well-being, and which one is predominant in your body.

Panchakarma Panchakarma Panchakarma Panchakarma


Panchakarma is one of the most thorough and highly individualized detox systems in the world. Learn about it's first stage of preparation,...

The Truth About Karma and How to Handle It The Truth About Karma and How to Handle It The Truth About Karma and How to Handle It The Truth About Karma and How to Handle It


We explain some common misconceptions about karma, the three ways to create it and how to transcend it using two yogic techniques.

Quit Tripping: 3 Steps to Keeping Your Balance on the Yoga Mat Quit Tripping: 3 Steps to Keeping Your Balance on the Yoga Mat Quit Tripping: 3 Steps to Keeping Your Balance on the Yoga Mat Quit Tripping: 3 Steps to Keeping Your Balance on the Yoga Mat


If balance is not your strong suit, don’t be discouraged from yoga altogether! Learn how patience, gradual advancement and focus will all...

Better Than Coffee: Drink in the Benefits of This Yogic Brain-Boosting Cleansing Technique Better Than Coffee: Drink in the Benefits of This Yogic Brain-Boosting Cleansing Technique Better Than Coffee: Drink in the Benefits of This Yogic Brain-Boosting Cleansing Technique Better Than Coffee: Drink in the Benefits of This Yogic Brain-Boosting Cleansing Technique


Looking for a new/better way to get energized? Try the yogic breathing technique of kapalabhati to cleanse and refresh the brain and get...

6 Tips for Better Balance in Your Yoga Asana Practice 6 Tips for Better Balance in Your Yoga Asana Practice 6 Tips for Better Balance in Your Yoga Asana Practice 6 Tips for Better Balance in Your Yoga Asana Practice


Overcome the challenge of striving for physical equilibrium with these techniques to help enhance your yoga practice.

Get Your Golden Milk Mustache On With Recipes of This Faved Yogic Drink Get Your Golden Milk Mustache On With Recipes of This Faved Yogic Drink Get Your Golden Milk Mustache On With Recipes of This Faved Yogic Drink Get Your Golden Milk Mustache On With Recipes of This Faved Yogic Drink


Golden milk is a warm tea loved by yogis and Ayurveda with two main ingredients: milk and turmeric. But add one or more of these additional...

Meditating With Mala Beads Meditating With Mala Beads Meditating With Mala Beads Meditating With Mala Beads


This sacred string of 108 beads helps to ease the mind into a more focused meditation practice. Learn about the mala beads' meaning and how...

How to Live More Consciously With This 4-Part Morning Routine How to Live More Consciously With This 4-Part Morning Routine How to Live More Consciously With This 4-Part Morning Routine How to Live More Consciously With This 4-Part Morning Routine


Being a yogi means striving for a higher level of consciousness in all aspects of life. This starts the moment we awake with a morning...

5 Reasons Why Yogis Love Turmeric 5 Reasons Why Yogis Love Turmeric 5 Reasons Why Yogis Love Turmeric 5 Reasons Why Yogis Love Turmeric


Turmeric has held 'superfood' status in yoga and Ayurveda for thousands of years. Learn why this herb is in every yogi's kitchen and why it...

Q&A by Julie Bernier


What do I eat before yoga asana? What do I eat before yoga asana? What do I eat before yoga asana? 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...

Guru Guru Guru 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...

What does India have to teach us? What does India have to teach us? What does India have to teach us? 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...

What is the secret of meditation? What is the secret of meditation? What is the secret of meditation? 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...

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