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I love the way I felt afterwards – connected and centered. I loved the way I felt during – joyful and loved.

I’m so grateful to have the opportunity to join a group like this. The great amount of planning, thought, energy and care that Yulia and Juliana put into this initiation is so appreciated and wonderful. This group helps me grow in so many ways. I love the way I felt afterwards – connected and centered. I loved the way I felt during – joyful and loved. I feel inspired by amazing women. Amazing location and space. Beautiful and so much thought and energy went into setup, which I so appreciate. Thank you!!!

Testimonial by – Ellen Stauffer Assisted Director Bloomington, Indiana

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The sharing and intimacy was delightful.

After Women’s Temple initiation, I felt my inner Goddess become even more awake and alert in my Soul. I feel inspired to connect with my Inner Goddess and feel empowered to own my Goddess Self. The sharing and intimacy was delightful. My favorite parts were massage and touch, dance and connection.

Testimonial by – Becky Lambs Bedford, Indiana

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Thank you so much for this delicious experience and sacred opportunity to, as sisters, awaken to the sensual delight of being embodied women!

How beautiful and yummy to witness women softening, opening, and blossoming through the journey you lovingly guided us through. So much love to all of you Goddesses!

Testimonial by – Christine Eartheart Founder of Joy Potential Bloomington, IN

I enjoyed the most being with women and sharing, getting to move and being able to release pain, emotional concerns.

Yulia is a very talented yoga facilitator who easily brings women to explore their core issues and heal. During 8-week Women’s Yoga Series I enjoyed the most being with women and sharing, getting to move and being able to release pain, emotional concerns. I liked the spontaneous dance, sharing and guided meditations most. It helped me incorporate self-care into my day.

Testimonial by – Shirley Stephens Wholistic counselor Bloomington, IN

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I learned to adapt Yulia’s self-care and attention techniques into my daily routine, taking notice and being more aware of my body and its messages.

Yulia has created a unique space for women to explore their connection with their physical selves, possibly connecting spiritually and certainly in community with other women. My experience may be unusual in that, at the age of 48, I had never tried yoga. After decades of devotion to family, my profession and then an academic career — something was clearly missing. I was living entirely in my brain, completely disconnected from my body. I went to the yoga circle with the intention to discover and begin to connect with my body. I laughed with the other women in the first meeting that sexual vulnerability would be “the last frontier” after having *fixed* everything else in my life. We all laughed together after following Yulia’s guidance and suggestions.

Some of Yulia’s techniques surprised me. I won’t divulge them here because that’s part of the joy of discovery but she uses a variety of sensory techniques and is very present to the flow and mood/energy of the group, welcoming and encouraging us all. Although my boisterously late arrival could have been intrusive on the first and second weeks, Yulia acknowledged and welcomed my playful, rebellious nature, laughing with me while annointing my forehead with rose oil. The group dynamic was fully participatory and interactive while also individually reflective and quiet.

The eight weeks were a transformative period of flow for me. I learned to adapt Yulia’s self-care and attention techniques into my daily routine, taking notice and being more aware of my body and its messages. It’s so easy to live in the mind, particularly when we are preoccupied (as mothers and lovers and friends) with the needs and desires of others. This yoga circle reminded me *how* to prioritize myself, not just as a mantra but by taking the time to really tune in. I remember one moment in the second-to-last week when Yulia was instructing us to flex our toes and shift weight around on the perched ball of our foot. It was so interesting. I realized I had never explored that simple sensation before. What an easy way to direct attention and focus on bodily sensation.

Testimonial by – Amy Savener Assistant Professor Hólar, Iceland

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I feel so nourished by this space and time.

I began taking yoga classes with Yulia at her Gentle Heart Yoga Studio six months ago. The first series I attended was a profound experience in exploring and developing intimate relationship with the goddess in her many forms. Yulia facilitated beautiful visual meditations, opportunities for embodied movement, gentle yet powerful yoga practice, and safe supportive sharing space. I am so thankful to have this sacred space with women to come to each week. During each session we travel deeply into the heart and essence of who we are and set intentions to truly relax into our divinity. I have attended many, many yoga classes over the last 20 years and can genuinely say that these classes are my all-time favorite. It is so important, yet so easy to forget, to take time for self-care in our busy lives. I am grateful that I listened to my heart and said "yes!" I really enjoyed the free movement within the yoga circle. Also the meditations and focused intentions were among my favorite aspects. I feel so nourished by this space and time. So free to explore the innermost depths of myself and my beingness. It has been a safe and cherished moment each week.

Testimonial by – Grace MacNiel Herbalist at Monarch Apothecary Gosport, Indiana

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Incredible experience in an intimate, nurturing setting.

What a way to start the week: full of intention, strength and calm focus. I especially enjoyed 1) slow, held postures; 2) relaxation and Yulia’s calm voice was so soothing; 3) combination of the spiritual and physical aspects. I liked the pace of the movement, the variety in the practice and the spiritual aspects. Being in yoga experience with Yulia is a wonder and a delight.

Testimonial by – Gay Lawson Nashville, Indiana

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Wonderful opportunity to go deep

Wonderful opportunity to go deep and experience heart connection within yourself & with other women. Join my beautiful friend, Yulia Azriel, and be blessed by her gentle, open & loving presence.

Testimonial by – Lisalea Latva Subconscious mind specialist Olympia, OR

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After every class that I attend, I truly feel open, relaxed, and deeply peaceful.

I've never quite experienced yoga classes such as those that Yulia offers. Every class I go to is slightly different, yet somehow all ties together in an organic and natural progression. Some classes will be focused on asanas that one would expect in a yoga class, and then the next week's class would be a delicious session of deep stretching and massage using props and perhaps some dance would be mixed in there as well. Yulia is incredibly skilled at what she does and creates an environment (in her home) that encourages compassion, patience, and openness. She deeply cares about her students and at the beginning of every class asks us how we are doing, and truly mean it, while she intently listens to each of our stories. I believe Yulia's goals as a teacher is to provide a lesson, both physical and emotional, in which her students are encouraged to open their hearts and to become in touch with their inner love and wisdom. I recommend Yulia's Gentle Heart Yoga to anybody who is experiencing blockages, whether it's mental or physical - you will feel amazing afterwards!

Testimonial by – Natasha Komoda Photographer Bloomington, IN

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Opening my life to the possibilities without fear.

I appreciate the opportunity to slow down, connect with other women, meditate and connect with the Goddesses. It has been a blessing! Thank you!

Testimonial by – Beckie DeLong Bloomington, IN

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