About Julie Mackey

Julie Mackey, Certified Functional Strength Coach

Julie Mackey's yoga experience started after her athletic career and all she could think about 'what if the practice of yoga was introduced during that time?'   The possibilities would have been limitless.  Julie's belief that an athlete can only go as far as the mind can take him/herself and the mind of an athlete needs to be as strong as the physical self (body).  Julie's teaching style, smile and optimistic energy radiates to her clients and empowers them to believe in themselves first.  No challenge is too big and your mind and body need to work together to overcome the impossible.  She instills that passion in every session and that the challenges you face breathing on the mat parallel the obstacles you face off the mat in achieving your goals.

Julie is an experienced registered yoga teacher with an emphasis on respiration, anatomy, physiology, and movement science. She is a Functional Movement System Specialist, a Certified Functional Strength Coach, a mindfulness meditation teacher and Reiki provider.   She is also a Yoga Alliance Continuing Education Provider (YACEP®).  Julie created Flex Yoga, LLC, a full-service customized program for both competitive and recreational athletes.   Julie graduated with a B.A. from Purdue University with many hours dedicated to cheering for Big10 sports. This experience led her to interact with the football, basketball (men's and women's) volleyball teams that really sparked her interest in all sports.  Her passion for competition and team rivalry is a driving force for blending movement science and yoga to enhance breathing bio-mechanics, alignment for body awareness purpose, and mindset preparation in every one of her clients.  Her enthusiasm and energetic coaching style is perfect for the athlete looking to complement not compromise their current training program.  Julie works well with strength and conditioning coaches, athletic trainers, physical therapists and coaches to form a cohesive plan.   Julie continues to pursue additional movement education and strength training to keep her skill set sharp and enjoys the challenge that power lifting and CrossFit offer.  She is passionate about bringing yoga to the youth and volunteers regularly for outreach programs in her community and Cystic Fibrosis.

Julie teaches yoga mobility and movement and meditation classes for small groups, one-on-one sessions, athletic teams, workshops in the corporate and academic settings and one-on-one yoga sessions via Skype.  Julie is also a presenter for yoga teacher trainings as well as a motivational speaker.  If you're interested in scheduling her, send an email to flexyoga@mackey7.com.

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