Julia Jonson

Julia  Jonson

My teaching style is heart-centered, hatha yoga peppered with spirituality, humor and hands-on adjustments. In addition to my 200 hour certification, I have numerous practice hours with highly experienced teachers such as Nicolai Bachman, Tias Little and Kim Schwartz. However, I am enriched mostly as both a teacher and student by the brilliant Gabriel Halpern and enjoy practicing, assisting and apprenticing with him weekly at his studio in Chicago, The Yoga Circle. I specialize in the therapeutic and spiritual application of yoga as it relates to alleviating emotional tension, stress and low back pain. I also enjoy teaching yoga to athletes of all kinds.

I first practiced yoga and meditation in 1991 and the discipline has been an integral part of my life since. I have learned through personal experience that we all have the ability to tap into our inner healer and live radically well. My nose is frequently buried in books about yoga, spirituality, sacred sound, or anything else related to the human condition and how to make life more fulfilling. I am also an avid student of holistic living and have logged many hours learning about plant-based diets, integrative nutrition and Ayurveda. My newest delight is being co-proprietor of Total Body Yoga, along with my husband Andrew Gurvey since 2016. 

I earned degrees in Broadcasting & Film and Sociology from the University of Central Missouri in 1994. After more than a decade as a television newscast producer working in the South Bend, Orlando and Chicago markets, I became a yoga teacher in 2007 and have been teaching daily ever since. I enjoy blogging and writing articles about holistic living. Among my written works, a children’s book, Just Me & The Trees, A Children’s Guide to Meditation, published in 2009.

In my spare time, I love hanging out with my husband, children and dog, riding my bike on any trail, dancing, writing, frequenting health food stores and farmers markets and immersing myself in all kinds of music.

Julia's Schedule:

Monday Level 2 9:15-10:30am 

Monday Level 1 6:30-7:45pm

Saturday Basics 9:15-10:30am

Wednesday Basics 9:30-10:45am

*Individual instruction available