Julie Mellk earned a B.S. In Nutrition from Michigan State University. As a Registered Dietitian she was Director of Nutrition and Wellness at one of New York’s largest HIV/ AIDS non-profits. Her yoga practice began 20 years ago seeking refuge in the practice and accepting community. Diving first into Ashtanga, then Jivamukti and Yogaworks, and the past 7 years practicing Iyengar yoga. The majority of her yoga studies were completed in NYC with highly accomplished teachers, some responsible for bringing the practice from east to west- Sharon Gannon, Maty Ezraty, and Carrie Owerko. Continuing to maintain her passion for helping others, 13 years ago Julie made the transition to teaching yoga, and worked in many capacities (heading a nutrition program, program advising and workshop management), for YogaWorks NYC. Today, as a 500hr E-RYT senior teacher for YogaWorks, she has taught well over a dozen 200-hour and 300-hour YogaWorks teacher trainings. Julie has been sought out to teach all over the world- NYC, Chicago, Savannah, DC, Mexico, Nicaragua, Turkey. Julie’s also taught NYC’s Bryant Park Summer Yoga program, serving nearly 1000 students/class. She’s been featured in New Living Magazine, sheknows.com and Time Out New York. Now living in Lawrenceville NJ, most recently Julie became Honor Yoga’s Program Director.