Julie Grossman, TIYT is a certified trauma-informed yoga teacher. She is an award winning singer-songwriter and published poet (League of Minnesota Poets). She has been a yoga instructor as well as a belly dance performer and instructor across the country for over 15 years, developing yoga and dance fusion classes. She blends beginners yoga, sacred movement, meditation, and (when appropriate) ritual to assist women in being present in their bodies and connecting to their Kundalini energy, Shakti power, and the divine feminine.
She earned her Bachelor’s degree in performing arts (before completing her Master’s), studying the Margolis Method of physical acting for dancers at the University of Minnesota, where she danced for Crisis Point: Theatre of Danger and Opportunity, worked as a performing arts intern for persons with mental trauma and disabilities, and wrote a thesis on performance art in creating political change. She teaches movement and dance as a vehicle for self expression and social activism.
A survivor of sexual assault, she has worked with the Texas state legislature, media and other activists, advocating on behalf of victims, expanding protections against sexual assault.
Born and raised in Minnesota, she resides in Saint Paul with her husband, son, and pug.