Julie Boyse, Journey 2 Balance
Julie Boyse, Journey 2 Balance
Julie Boyse
Business Name
Journey 2 Balance
My calling
Yoga and Meditation Teacher
Service City
Crystal Beach, Beamsville, Dunnville, Grimsby, Fenwick, Fonthill, Fort Erie, Lowbanks, Niagara Falls, Niagara on the Lake, Port Colborne, Port Robinson, Ridgeway, St. Anns, St. Catharines, Stevensville, Thorold, Wainfleet, Welland, Wellandport
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What brought me to this work?
I worked in the insurance industry for 20 years and unknowingly over time, I let work become my life. After having what some called a nervous breakdown I learned how important it was to look after myself and to maintain balance in my life. I learned a number of different tools and techniques through my recovery including yoga and meditation and knew I needed to share these with others. I now serve by inspiring true life balance within the body, mind and soul of others on all levels: physical, mentally, energetically, emotionally and spiritually by offering services that I found very inspiring through my own journey to balance. I joined the Spiritual Niagara team in 2017, with my passion to help others holistically, it seemed natural for me to join this amazing team to fulfill my passion on a larger scale.
What services do I offer?
ॐ Yoga ॐ
I have been trained in Classical Hatha Yoga, a tradition originating in India. I teach classes online and across the Niagara region, in various locations, retirement/nursing homes, offices, schools, and in homes, to classes of all sizes and privately for groups and individuals. My classes combine mindful movements, breathing, concentration, relaxation and meditation to allow your body to connect to your mind to help them work together.

Yoga was the way I learned how to become aware of what my body was telling me and gave me the relaxation my mind and body needed throughout my recovery.

ॐ Yoga Classes ॐ

I teach yoga classes online and in the Fort Erie, Welland, Port Colborne and Niagara Falls area and throughout the Niagara region.

ॐ Yoga Nidra ॐ
Yoga Nidra is a deep conscious relaxation meditation to release mental, physical and emotional tensions while rejuvenating the body mind and soul.

ॐ Chair Yoga in Retirement and Nursing Homes ॐ
I travel to nursing and retirement homes to share chair yoga

ॐ Office Yoga ॐ

With having come from a corporate background and working in offices I realized how important taking breaks throughout the day were to help coordinate the body and mind along with increasing productivity. I provide what I like to call "Balance Breaks" teaching yoga; before, during or after work to give time to those who don’t make time for themselves. These are classes done in work clothes, taking a mindful moment to coordinate mind and body.

ॐ Yoga at Home ॐ
Sometimes people aren’t comfortable coming into a class with a group or can’t make it at the scheduled times, so I have been known to teach yoga in your home or at a time that is more convenient for you individually.

ॐ Healing Mantra Chantingॐ
I offer mantra chanting classes online and in Fort Erie, Welland, Port Colborne and Niagara Falls around the eve of the full moon to enhance the power of the mantra. This is a form of meditation where we concentrate on the mantra by chanting it aloud 108 times.

ॐ Meditation ॐ
I was trained in a one pointed meditation through my yoga certification and have also attended a Meditation course through the Willpower Institute in Niagara Falls, a Thai tradition called Samatha where I learned more about the philosophy behind meditation and why it works so well for so many reasons.

ॐ Meditation classes ॐ
I hold meditation classes online and in Fort Erie and throughout the Niagara region, that includes gentle yoga, guided relaxation and meditation

ॐ Learn to Meditate ॐ
I have designed an 8 week meditation program where I share different types of meditation I have learned throughout my journey and found beneficial when I was just starting out

ॐ Office Meditation ॐ
I travel to offices providing what I call "Balance breaks" teaching meditation; before, during or after work to give time to those who don’t make time for themselves.

Online classes
Due to Covid 19, I have moved online to help support those who need it through this time, classes are by donation. The classes I am currently offering are:
- Yoga Nidra
- Classical Hatha Yoga
- Mantra Chanting
- Chair Yoga
I hold workshops for individuals or groups who are interested
- Self Care Retreat Days
a day to reconnect with yourself and learn and apply different techniques to look after yourself
- Meditation retreat Days
a day of learning different meditation techniques to be able to choose what type works the best for you
- Yoga retreat
a change to learn more about yoga and deepen your current practice
- International Retreats
I travel to India every year and am often invited to bring a group with me
Inspirational Speaking
I believe looking after yourself is so important and I like to share this with others so I travel to different places to share my story with others to inspire them to become more aware of their holistic health.
- Yoga, meditation, mindfulness
- Stress management
Holistic Products
I stock a number of holistic health products including:
ॐ Tongue Scrapers
ॐ Nasya oil
ॐ Meditation Stools
ॐ Yoga Nidra Cds by Swami Mahesh
ॐ Online meditations, mantras, relaxations and Yoga nidras
ॐ I also make customized malas for those looking to enhance their meditation practice

What philosophy do I live by?
Everything happens for a reason, sometimes we don't always understand it, but we grow by learning from the lessons. I believe everyone is unique and what works for some doesn't work for all. By incorporating gratitude and self love in your life and becoming more aware to create space to be able to question your thoughts, it will help to move through the ebbs and flows that everyone experiences.
Word on the Street
"Julie has such a calming energy and relaxing voice" "her love and energy is very noticeable" I really enjoyed Julie’s meditation class. Initially, it was a challenge for me to "slow down" and meditate. I wasn’t sure if I would be able to stop my mind from thinking so much about everything. Once I made the intention to attend classes every week, it became easier to focus. I noticed that I was becoming more aware and in tune with my feelings, in turn becoming more mindful. I also started a journaling practice at home, recommended by Julie and this was a great reflection exercise. I also enjoyed the yoga component in the class. Julie has a lot of knowledge and wisdom to share about living a more balanced life. At the time that I was attending classes, I was going through a lot of stress in my life. These classes were very beneficial for me, and helped my mind and body to relax. Julie is a very kind friend and was very supportive of what I was going through. Thank you Julie! - AG

The course content and coaching helped me to become more aware of my current state, observe and witness my reaction to that state and transition through the state with greater ease while learning to be kind and gentle to myself. Excellent topics to help with stress management and to teach meaningful tools to use and apply in life situations. Enjoyed the weekly chanting elements and closing the class with an inspirational quote that related to the focus/topic of the week. - LS

I work in Long Term Care as a recreationist and we really enjoyed having Julie at the home to do Therapeutic Touch. She was able to quickly connect with the residents and make them feel comfortable. Initially, a few residents were hesitant and unsure of what to expect from Therapeutic Touch. However, after the session they stated that they felt better and more relaxed. It was mentioned that watching someone else receive therapeutic touch was relaxing. We also had two residents verbalize that they noticed less pain the week after the session. Overall, it was highly beneficial and we look forward to having Julie at the home every month. - AG
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