Julie Rader is an old school yogini with two decades of teaching yoga and meditation under her belt. Her mother taught her the power of meditation when she was a teenager, which is the foundation all of her teachings. Julie also has fond memories of being less than ten 10 years-old and watching her grandmother read the newspaper horoscopes. She has dedicated her life to studying and understanding the power of the mind through meditation and the study of astrology has been an influence in her teachings from day one.
Behind Julie’s sweet, dreamy, and humble midwestern disposition is a wise and empowered women. She founded Mukti Yoga School in 2004 and has certified hundreds of yoga teachers in Southern California and all around the world. Julie has been featured in publications such as Los Angeles Confidential and Origins, Lululemon advertising campaigns, and has taught at Wanderlust Festival in Squaw Valley. She currently writes the monthly astrology forecast for Women.com.
With a Masters Degree in exercise physiology and a Bachelors Degree in Psychology, Julie helps students blend the spiritual aspects of the practice with solid anatomical principles. Julie also studied yoga extensively worldwide and spent 33 days without talking, reading or writing during a 3 month stay at an ashram in India. Her teachers include Swami Janakananda, Swami Satyanada, Shiva Rea, Sianna Sherman, and Shakti Mhi.
Julie teaches ancient yogic wisdom, academic knowledge, astrological principles and intuition in layman's terms. In addition to her public classes, she is also a passionate teacher of elite athletes. As an All American collegiate 2-sport athlete herself, Julie is able to make personal connections with her athlete clientele, including the US National teams for volleyball, soccer, and cycling. She is a regular meditation presenter at YPO meetings and has several celebrity clientele. Her intuitive, creative and specific sequencing focuses on matching asana and intention with lunar cycles, seasons, and astrology. Julie’s favorite role in life is being a mother to her two yogis, Samson and Olina.
FIND YOUR HARMONY
“I have had the good fortune to work with many many yoga teachers throughout the years but Julie Rader is by far my favorite. Julie has a beautiful sweet disposition. She is a scholar of Yoga and if it is desired will gracefully and effortlessly educate about the yogic positions and principles throughout the sessions. She would move me through a slower de-stressing practice when I was feeling overwhelmed in my life - always bringing me back to my breathing. After those sessions I would feel like an anvil had been lifted from my back. When I needed more energy she would bring me through a more invigorating and energizing practice. Leaving me feeling ready to take on the next tasks.
Julie is a balanced and sweet person and I think this is important when you are working with someone closely and spiritually. Her meditations are powerful and deep. I couldn’t recommend her more highly to anyone. Julie is a healer and an angel.”
— Patricia Arquette
“I loved working with Julie and Bethany with some of my teammates with the US National Soccer Team. When we are training hard for soccer, our bodies can get tight and our minds can get busy. Julie and Bethany were awesome at helping us get more flexible, stronger, and more balanced. They really took the time to get a feel for what we needed individually, and it helped me tremendously. Now, I really love yoga, and I have a much deeper appreciation for the practice.”
— HEATHER O’REILLY, SOCCER PLAYER
Origins Magazine - Los Angeles Yogis
Los Angeles Magazine - Remember Their Names
Lululemon back cover Ad of Yoga Journal
Meditation teacher at Wanderlust Tahoe