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The way I live and experience life has been wonderfully transformed into something quite amazing.

I can't put into words the transformation I've experienced through my work with Yulia. She is so wonderful - a beautiful spirit who has created a safe place for me to get in touch with my True Self, while releasing the things which have held me back from living the life I was meant to live.

When I signed up for classes with Yulia, I didn't even know what Yoga Nidra was! I had been diagnosed with an illness which greatly limits energy. I had loved doing yoga before, but I was suddenly unable to do even restorative yoga. When I read something describing Yoga Nidra as being almost like taking an amazing nap, I thought "Hey! I can do that!!"

What I didn't know is how powerful Yoga Nidra actually is! It's hard to explain, really. To me, it is like meditation multiplied by 100 (and I had always found meditation to be difficult).

But, the greatest thing is that Yulia has an amazing awareness regarding what a person needs individually. My sessions with Yulia are completely tailored to my life and what I need in order to evolve and heal and shine. Hers is definitely not a "one size fits all" approach.

There is no way to put into words how my work with Yulia has helped me. The best I can do is to say that the way I live and experience life has been wonderfully transformed into something quite amazing.

It has definitely been much more than a nap. In fact, it is more like waking up.

Testimonial by – Rhonda Robinson Motivational Speaker Bloomington, IN

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I feel empowered with tools to enhance my experience of life.

After this Yoga Nidra training, I have an increased awareness of how I’m contributing to my own stress and anxiety and how I can decrease these levels and be more relaxed in my life. I learned so much and feel empowered with tools to enhance my experience of life. I enjoyed learning about health benefits of Yoga Nidra and enjoyed an opportunity for multiple practice sessions.

The training gave me the confidence to share with others the wonderful practice of Yoga Nidra.

The first time I experienced Yoga Nidra, I was going through a divorce and was very emotionally unstable. I lacked confidence and clarity of my life’s purpose and was trying to just make it through the divorce. After that first session, I felt a sense of calm and healing. It helped me shift my outlook from just surviving the divorce, to thriving in spite of it. The change was noticeable to those around me. My continued practice of Yoga Nidra has enhanced my regular meditation practice and continues to help me release trapped emotions and remove my self-limiting beliefs.

Before working with Yulia individually, I was struggling to discover who I was and my work with her gave me clarity of my life’s purpose and a direction in which to move forward. The journey has been difficult, but I always felt a tremendous amount of love and support from her both in and out of our sessions and it has definitely been worth it.

I chose to do the Basic Yoga Nidra training with Yulia and it gave me an even deeper understanding of this beautiful practice. Yulia’s knowledge and experience with Yoga Nidra was very evident throughout the training and she was very supportive after the training was complete. The training gave me the confidence to share with others the wonderful practice of Yoga Nidra.

Testimonial by – Sharon McGuire Yoga Teacher and Yoga Nidra Facilitator Bloomington, IN

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I received clarity, a sense of a calm and quiet nervous system and mind.

I rarely give myself this opportunity to let go of life. I received clarity, a sense of a calm and quiet nervous system and mind. I see that this training will help me improve my sleep, make clearer/better decisions and choices, improve physical health (blood pressure, glucose, cholesterol), improve relationships and interactions.

Testimonial by – Tanja Bisesi Chief Wellness Officer and Assisted Professor at University of Mississippi Medical Center Jackson, Mississippi

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After the weekend, I feel bright, renewed and truly fueled with love.

Before coming to this training, I was seeking a retreat, a time to restore and be energized with growth and gentleness of care in my body. After the weekend, I feel bright, renewed and truly fueled with love. I feel the calming presence and tranquility and true authenticity of Yulia’s spirit. Thank you!

Testimonial by – Christin Turnmail Yoga Teacher at Know Yoga Know Peace Bloomington, IN

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After this training I am feeling empowered and equipped with a whole new set of tools to help heal areas of my life.

Before coming to this training, I was feeling a lot of stress about multiple areas in my life. I was experiencing chronic migraines and jaw tension. This training gave me an understanding about where I am and what needs to be released. After this training I am feeling empowered and equipped with a whole new set of tools to help heal areas of my life. Many thanks and much respect for Yulia and my class of extraordinary women.

Testimonial by – Allie McHaley Reiki Master Spencer, IN

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Before working with Yulia individually, I was struggling to discover who I was and my work with her gave me clarity of my life’s purpose and a direction in which to move forward.

The first time I experienced Yoga Nidra, I was going through a divorce and was very emotionally unstable. I lacked confidence and clarity of my life’s purpose and was trying to just make it through the divorce. After that first session, I felt a sense of calm and healing. It helped me shift my outlook from just surviving the divorce, to thriving in spite of it. The change was noticeable to those around me. My continued practice of Yoga Nidra has enhanced my regular meditation practice and continues to help me release trapped emotions and remove my self-limiting beliefs.

Before working with Yulia individually, I was struggling to discover who I was and my work with her gave me clarity of my life’s purpose and a direction in which to move forward. The journey has been difficult, but I always felt a tremendous amount of love and support from her both in and out of our sessions and it has definitely been worth it.

Testimonial by – Sharon McGuire Yoga Teacher and Yoga Nidra Facilitator Bloomington, IN

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My energy felt whole and in harmony with the flow of life

Before this retreat I felt good, but after the retreat I felt amazing! All tension in my body melted away. My energy felt whole and in harmony with the flow of life. I experienced both physical release as well as emotional and mental. I left no longer carrying the anxieties I came in with. I have experienced this lingering effect all day and have felt more confident in myself today.

Testimonial by – Maryellen May Bloomington, IN

I made big changes in my work and have experienced true joy with designing a life I love.

Before I embarked on the one-on-one healing journey with Yulia, I was struggling with how I viewed my finances and being torn about making a big career decision. Anxiety was a very real part of my day. Sleep was sometimes elusive. Yulia helped me by realizing my irrational fears and seeing a pattern of behavior in my life.

There was a reoccurring theme of thoughts that weren't serving me well. She taught me to reduce anxiety by learning how to breathe through any situation. Yulia taught me exercises to improve my life instead of falling back into the old patterns of being a victim. I learned to deal with anger in a much more productive way.

I always left our sessions feeling better. My anxiety improved and I started sleeping really well. A calmness took over. I made big changes in my work and have experienced true joy with designing a life I love. Yulia has an incredible gift. She gave me the tools to heal myself from past trauma and to believe in myself. She is giving and kind. I am so grateful for this experience. Yulia has changed my life. Thank you from the bottom of my heart.

Testimonial by – Kenna Weis Esthetician Bloomington, IN

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You draw out and inspire the Goddess in me.

Dear Yulia! I want to thank you fro enhancing ,y life with your light, smiles, intention, and wholeness. Your entire aura engulfs me in a sense of bliss, joy, and feminine confidence. I am so glad to have met you in Bloomington. My participation in the Women's Temple have helped me grow and cultivate a sense of place in Bloomington. Thank you so much for your generosity of self, healing energy, and inspiration!

Testimonial by – Jess Sobocinski Honokaa, Hawaii

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