Originally from Colombia, Juliana came to the US in 2008 to study photography and English in New York City.
Juliana discovered yoga after regularly attending a Buddhist center in New York, where she practiced meditation. Yoga offered her a way to connect the mind of the meditation and the body. It became a dream of hers to someday go to India to have a genuine yoga experience and get certified as a teacher. Years later, she quit her job and bought a ticket to India and enrolled at Rishikesh Yogpeeth Ashram. At the foothills of the Himalayas, she learned yoga is more than asanas; it is about philosophy, history, energy, love, and ensuring the mind, body, and soul are all connected in harmony.
Juliana brings this universality to her classes. She wants her yoga to help other people find their own happiness and balance. She likes her classes to be fun and meaningful. Each class focuses on balancing the chakras so each asana comes from deep inside.
Juliana has taught in India, Colombia, and New York, before relocating to the Seacoast Area. Now she lives in Eliot, ME. She is a constant student of her surroundings, eager to learn more and gain knowledge and experience wherever she can. She is a passionate photographer, loves dancing to Latin music, and is always happy to help out fellow immigrants. One of her next goals is to be able to offer a yoga class for Spanish-speakers.
Juliana Gomez instructs the following:
Vinyasa Flow - Mixed Levels
Classes focus on moving through a progression of postures that offer modifications (basic to advanced) for all levels of strength and flexibility. Some experience with sun salutations, breathing practices, and basic postures is suggested. Students are encouraged to challenge themselves and work to their appropriate level of ability.
Classical - Mixed Levels
Mixed Levels is for anyone who would like to come and practice at whatever level you prefer. This class is taught in the classical tradition. The teacher can make modifications for newcomers and for more advanced students. All are welcome, although it is recommended that true beginners take the Beginner's 4 session series for a solid foundation in the terminology and poses.