The Light in me Salutes the very same Teacher in you.
My name is Julia Romano. I'm a masters level Certified Yoga Therapist (C-IAYT, 2016) with masters in clinical psychology, and conflict management. I teach yoga as process, one of continual refinement, whereby dysfunctional patterns of the mind and body are reworked so that one may gain access to an internally derived inner and infinite source of ease and peace.
I teach private, one on one yoga-as-therapy. Join me for a session.
I offer group workplace yoga and meditation sessions. A healthy workforce is a productive workforce. Schedule a consultation.
I write about this great practice of yoga called Life. Read about the science and Spirit infusing yoga and meditation in my regular posting, The Work of the Light.
I teach because it is my soul purpose; to share this practice is to do the work of my heart. I am, ultimately, only a guide. My role is to create the space so that you can hear more clearly the voice of your real Teacher, your wisdom. It's that experience that transforms the physical practice into one that empowers body, mind, and Spirit.
Yoga. Joyfulness. Join me.
The Work of the Light:
Occasional Writings on Yoga, Meditation, and this Blessed Life
In this posting of the Work of the Light, my occasional writings on this great yoga practice called life, I explore some of motherhood's first lessons. It's hard to know where to fit a contemplative practice in the early months of motherhood. The answer, experience teaches, is everywhere.
The following pages are a response to the question I'm often asked: "What makes yoga therapy different from other kinds of therapy?" Yoga Therapy views the individual as far more than a physical body, or that fuzzy thing called "the mind." Seeing the individual as the composite of several interrelated parts offers additional entry points for healing, and the complimentary multi-faceted tools of therapeutic yoga offer means for seeking healing where unilateral treatments may fall short.
Though many things call themselves meditation, only one act is truly meditation: anchoring the mind’s full attention, no matter its complaints, to the this present moment. Single pointed focus.
A yogic practice can be informed classical yogic texts, such as Patanjali's Yoga Sutras, as well as other philosophies that also address the construction of the mind, such as Buddhism. Ultimately, both Buddhism and Yoga are both technology more than philosophy. Just as pencil and pastel may sketch the same landscape, though with different tone and shape, so too do these two mediums offer complementary ways of viewing the same path. Each road leads to the liberation of the self from suffering.
The Work of the Light: You Have Choice. Cultivating Positive Self Awareness Through Therapeutic Yoga
Mind and body aren’t simply connected; mind and body are made, fundamentally, of the same stuff. And so, the space of one can be used to help find healing in the other. The following pages explore a new construct — using the ancient technology of therapeutic yoga — through which to challenge negative core beliefs in the interest of creating a more positive, even joy-full, sense of self, being and body. The awesome truth: you don’t have to feel bad about yourself any longer.
Real learning - that intangible period when an idea takes shape within - can only take place through direct application and experience of the thing. In this next posting of "The Work of the Light," I share the lessons I've come to embody through a decade of practical experience, in hopes that you, too, shall practice.
A practice of gratitude changes everything - particularly when we choose to perceive life's most painful moments as sources of illumination. In this posting of The Work of The Light, I offer an addendum to the more traditional gratitude practice: alongside the lotus, be grateful for the mud that made it.
Enjoy this example of a kind of sequence that could be employed in order to help a practitioner experience strength, and ease, and his or her own capacity to move between these two, seemingly disperate states. The experience that we can be simultaneously receptive and strong is one of the most empowering experiences one can have. In strength, there is ease. In ease, there is strength,
The Work of the Light: Making Intention Actionable
In this next posting of "The Work of the Light," I explore the concept of sankalpa, or "intention," and investigate ways by which the paths of action and intention are partners in the process of seeking change through yoga.
The Work of the Light: Explaining the Benefits of Yoga as Therapy
Yoga as therapy has tremendous benefits for mind, body and Spirit. From injury of the body, to a wounded mind, yoga heals. The following post is an explination of the benefits of this great practice geared toward a potential yoga therapy client. If you're seeking healing and increased well-being, and wondering about how yoga as therapy might support that process, you'll enjoy this read.