What's the haps! I'm Julie Tran, your local Rogue Yogi. I've been a yoga student for over a decade, and a teacher for the past several years. I had a rough childhood, turned to drugs as a way to be happy and knew early on that I wasn't fit to work an office job. Yoga and me, we didn't hit it off that great in the beginning. I started off really clumsy AF, and couldn't touch my toes for 2 years before realizing that my left toe is longer than my right! (WTF? How does one not notice these things?)
I couldn't understand my body at all and felt sad that I didn't have the money to afford expensive yoga clothing like the pretty girls next to me in class. I loved the fitness aspect, but didn't really love myself. I wanted so badly to connect my brain with my body.
12 years later, I was able to touch my toes, practice "Lotus Pose" and become super flexible. In fact, I was SO flexible I became "HYPERFLEXIBLE". With injured rotator cuffs and hip sockets. I am now at-risk for a hip replacement.
If you'd like to read my whole story, you can read here.
I am hooked on sharing this knowledge with you all. However, I won't tell you to cut meat completely out of your diet (unless if you're intending to become a legit Yoga guru and give up all of your desires in life). I won't tell you to wear mala beads. I also won't impose distracting music that's being played in commercialized studios today. You will always get indistinguishable to no vocals with a slower paced beat that's in tune with your deep and lengthened breaths. The music will be curated to accompany your attention to your body--not take away from it.
What I'm about to teach you took me a decade to figure out myself. Only finding bits and pieces of information all over the place, and teachers only teaching one thing or another, I set out to create a practice that would touch upon everything we need. My comprehensive yoga programs will not be just doing acrobatic poses (they have their place and time). They're designed to strengthen not only your muscles, but your connective tissues, ligaments, tendons, your breath, your energy and your mind-body set. Goodness knows, it's key to have motor control over your body as you move through life. I know there's a group of you who feel the same way as me and want be Stronger all around.
My mission is to share the various components of yoga without the dogma. I created Rogue Yogi as a way for you to become the best version of yourselves. Not by conforming. Not by following blindly. But, by asking questions and investigating what works for you. It won't be easy, and it won't always feel good unless you go through the process. But, by trying things out, you can begin to feel balanced within your lifestyle design.