Julie Mackey


Julie Mackey, E-RYT 200, 500 CYT, FMS L-1, CFSC, YACEP is an experienced registered yoga teacher with an emphasis on respiration, anatomy, physiology, and movement science. She is a certified Functional Movement System Professional, a Certified Functional Strength Coach, and wife and mother of four. She is also a Yoga Alliance Continuing Education Provider (YACEP®) and the head Sports Mobility Coach for Hard Gainers Athletics.  She volunteers regularly for community outreach programs that bring yoga to the youth.  Julie also created FLEX yoga, a full-service customized program for both competitive and recreational athletes.  Julie graduated with a B.A. from Purdue University where she fulfilled her college dream to cheer for Big Ten Sports (four sports to be exact and loved every minute of it- even a welcome performance for President Reagan).  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 challenge herself with training and hobbies like powerlifting and CrossFit and applies her experiences to help her clients become the best they can be.   

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

  • Registered with Yoga Alliance E-RYT200 Jan 2012, RYT500 Oct 2017
  • Mentorship with Dana Santas aka Mobility Maker  - Sept 2015 to present
  • PRI- Postural Restoration Concepts and Strength Development – Feb 2018
  • FMS- Screening and Assessing Breathing: A multi-dimensional approach – Jan 2018
  • FMS- Level 2, version 10 – Dec 2017
  • 500hr Advanced Yoga Teacher Training Program at Prairie Yoga Institute- Sep 2017
  • Resistance Stretching Workshop with Jules Mitchell and Charlie Reid – Mar 2017
  • Art of Therapeutics with Linda Troutman – October 2016
  • Yoga Alliance Education Provider – July 2016
  • FMS- Level 1, online version 2 - July 2016
  • Functional Training Summit – June 2016 Orlando, July 2017 Chicago
  • Certified Functional Strength Coach – June 2016
  • Knee Injury Protection Program Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago- Division of Orthopedic Surgery and Sports Medicine – May 2016
  • Yoga for Healthy Aging with Baxter Bell, MD Feb 2016
  • Unbreakable Body with Kate Galliet – Dec 2015
  • Intensive Study with Ana Forrest, Forrest Yoga – Sep 2015
  • Apprenticeship with Gabriel Halpern – July – Aug 2012
  • Standard CPR/AED certified