Julia Sparkman

Julia Sparkman

Julia Sparkman loves her dog, Mowgli, and exploring the World. She is often found teaching yoga, creating, writing, and enjoying life in idyllic Cardiff by the Sea, California.

Latest posts by Julia Sparkman

February 28 | The Practice |

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The Road With No Shortcuts: Part Two of Erin Murray's Story

In September, Erin Murray – a Boot Camp instructor at our studios in Chicago – graciously shared her story with the Yoga Six community. Her message was dynamic, she spoke about the power of positivity less than a month after she had brain surgery to remove a tumor from her cerebellum. When I last spoke to Erin in late August, she was recovering at her parent’s house. Fast forward five months and Erin is back to work full-time and she is teaching her beloved Boot Camp classes at Yoga Six South Loop. To wrap-up the February Challenge, Erin agreed to share her story to help us put things into perspective.

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February 15 | The Lifestyle

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Taking the Reins: Kelli Russell on the Magic of Yoga and Powerful Transformations

1500 hours into her 3000 hour internship, Kelli decided to step away from therapy to participate in yoga teacher training. Kelli felt as if yoga was making a more of an impact on people’s well-being than the outcomes she saw with her patients participating in talk therapy. She started to realize that she could be more effective as a yoga teacher than a therapist.

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January 11 | The Lifestyle | The Practice | The results |

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How Yoga Teacher Training Transformed Nicole Vincent's Life

Teacher Training gave Nicole more than a skill to share with the World, it radically changed how she showed up for herself and for others.

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December 28 | The Lifestyle | The Practice |

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The Importance of Showing Up - Beth Belkin's Story

It’s crazy to think about how the decisions you’ll make today – December 28th, 2017 – will wildly impact the day-to-day experiences of your life on December 28th, 2023…When I asked Beth what she wants people to take away from her story, she said, “to trust the universal timing of how things unfold – bizarrely perfect.”

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December 8 | The Lifestyle | The Practice |

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Laurel Hodory on the Importance of Cleanses: "The Truth is Always Changing"

In the early 2000s, Laurel Hodory’s health was a paradox. In spite of her vegetarian diet and regular yoga practice, she felt terrible.Tired of being tired,Laurel decided to try an elimination cleanse. Laurel has completed and hosted many cleanses since that first one and she has learned that “the truth is always changing”

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November 20 | The Lifestyle | The Practice |

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5 Ways to Practice Gratitude

Whether you enjoy this time of year or not, you can still benefit from the elemental meaning of Thanksgiving – thankfulness. According to Psychology Today,“gratitude is perhaps the most important key to finding success and happiness.”

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