Solace Yoga

Add a private yoga instruction to your spa or overnight retreat experience.

Whether booking a massage or spa treatment, your yoga practice will gain some insightful learning unique to you! Solace offers Private Therapeutic Yoga sessions and can be for any level of Yoga experience and even if you have not done any yoga before. If you have any concerns you should inquire with your doctor prior to booking.

Julie James, Yin Yoga 

Certified Yin Yoga Teacher, Acupressure and Holistic Bodyworker since 2001, Julie focuses individually with you integrating Yin Yoga, Psoas savvy guidance, hands on Acupressure and adjustments. Her empathetic emotional understanding holds a safe space for you to “be” and have support in the postures as you deepen your self awareness and find more freedom in your body, mind and heart.                                                                                                                                                                                                                  

Yin Yoga focuses on slowly and mindfully entering poses and holding those poses for longer periods of time.  Yin encourages the use of breath to stimulate energy within the body, while remaining focused on the sensations from each pose.  Yin Yoga poses apply moderate stress to the connective tissues, aiming at increasing circulation and improving flexibility. Help recover from trauma or injuries, sleeping issues, pain and stress. 

Core and Psoas Awareness 

Why care for your Psoas? You are invited to explore and relate to your “core midline” as you check in with your movement and holding patterns. Myofascial massage on a regular basis can help to keep your core psoas supple, however manual manipulation isn’t the only way to work with your psoas. My personal experience healing dysfunction and trauma and my professional training, which includes studying the work of Liz Koch author of The Psoas Book and Core Awareness ™ has taught me the value of learning self-help restorative techniques that can be practiced regularly. Releasing the psoas requires an ‘un-doing’ rather than a doing… like the Taoist Wei Wu Wei. (Lao Tzu)

The Psoas according to Liz Koch is an instinctual, bio-intelligent muscle and is the primary messenger of the central nervous system influencing coherency. The psoas impacts every aspect and well-being including our neck and shoulders, hip and legs, jaw, low back, pelvis plus our breathing, emotions, adrenals, and even our walking.

Come immerse yourself in nourishing restoration, simple movement explorations, proprioceptive responsiveness and gentle awareness experiences in a safe and supportive environment to experience this undoing by exploring what comes up for you using supportive, gentle movements, soft balls, rollers and supported release work in water. Learn techniques for your own home practice or yoga integration to gain a healthy, functional psoas.


Julia Gabrielle, Yoga and Meditation

The practice of yoga and meditation teaches us to connect our heart with our body and our mind. Through this union, we grow the capacity to be more present with ourselves and with the world. We learn how to trust our experience, and how to surrender to our life as it is, moment to moment.

Julia teaches vijnana, yin, restorative, and flow yoga, as well as somatic meditation.
In 2011, she completed a 200 hour yoga teacher training at the Salt Spring Center of Yoga, and she is currently finishing an 800 hour Vijnana yoga teacher certification with Cathy Valentine.
Since 2009, she has been studying somatic meditation within the Tibetan tradition of Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche with Reggie Ray.
Deeply devoted to her own practice for the past 10 years, it is a joy for her to share her playful curiosity and love of practice with her students.


Private classes at Solace Organic Spa (2 people max) $65 class/by appointment                                                  *Enjoy a private Spa Ritual: Infrared Sauna and Forest Hot Tub after class (+$15)

 Mobile classes at your location $85 class/by appointment.