Green Festival Speakers
Julie (Jiwan Shakti Kaur) started practicing yoga in the mid-1990s as a way to decompress from a stressful job. Over the years, as her practice deepened and evolved, Julie began to understand yoga as a tool of personal transformation and empowerment. She is certified through the Kundalini Resarch Institute (KRI) to teach Kundalini Yoga (as Taught by Yogi Bhajan). She began teaching yoga in early 2008, and by the end of that year, she was working fulltime as a yoga instructor. Until October 2011, Julie was also the Executive Director of Yoga Activist, Inc., a non-profit organization that connects volunteer yoga teachers with underserved populations. She continues to teach yoga to the homeless and low-income Spanish-speaking immigrants in Washington, DC, and thoroughly believes in the transformative power of the practice.