Julie Laforce Biography.

Julie was once described like a sparkling wine, that as soon as you open it, you’ll be taken by her effervescence bubbling out and maybe even sprayed by an overflow of freshness.

Julie was raised in a bilingual French and English family in Quebec City, as you can detect from her quirky accent and expressions. Her authentic passion for simplicity along with her sharing personality will make you full and see Yoga through her warm smile. Julie’s love of yoga started in 2006  when she decided to join in for a yoga session on the beach. She knew what yoga was on the surface, but was a newbie to the practice. That first morning, she could not have imagined that it would change her life. She was mentally and physically in awe, didn’t know what to make of it at first. All she knew was from that moment on she wanted to learn more and started to strive towards gaining more knowledge. She started to integrate that knowledge into her surfing and her everyday life, and saw a major improvement in her abilities to face a wave or the world. After moving to Vancouver for work in 2010, her love for yoga grew stronger and stronger. She now wanted to share what she had learned with others.  In 2012 she started her journey as a yoga teacher. From there it was just a matter of time before she combined her passion for the ocean and yoga.


Julie’s passion for yoga stems not only from a love of physical expression, but also out of her desire to connect with all people through new and empowering classes. She is grateful to witness the processes of self-discovery and personal development that occur every day in her indoor and outdoor classes. Julie believes that although we may all come to yoga for different reasons, and have specific needs, we can share in a common experience through yoga. Julie is passionate about building community, and creating a welcoming environment for students blended with an appreciation of nature. Julie specializes in Stand up Paddle yoga, Vinyasa Flow, Power, Hot Yoga and JOGA.


-200h Teacher training at YYoga with Rachel Scott

-70h Yin Teacher training at YYoga with Elle Heather

-80 h Yhot Teacher training at YYoga with Kristin Campbell

-40h Level 1 JOGA Teacher training at YYoga with Jana Webb

-25h SUPYoga Teacher training with Kristy Wright Schell

-Paddle Canada advanced Flatwater SUP instructor course

Yoga Studios


The Hot Box Yoga

Beach Yoga

Stand Up Paddle Vancouver

Steve Nash Fitness World