About me

Julia's Bio

Julia Lorimer, C-IAYT, e-RYT-500, Expert Yoga Teacher, Pain Relief Specialist, Innovator in Iyengar Yoga, Vedanta and Sanskrit Teacher, and Vedic Meditation and Chanting Teacher.  Julia has helped people to manage their chronic pain for more than three decades, by helping them to overcome stiffness, weakness and poor posture habits in order to regain good posture and to live pain free.

Julia Lorimer is the owner of Marin Yoga Therapeutics studio, a fully equipped yoga therapy studio for private sessions in pain relief. She has held a private practice in Marin between 2014-2019 and 1999-2003. During her sabbatical in India, her studio was not open. See below.

  • 2014 – 2019 Marin Yoga Therapeutics a fully equipped yoga studio for private sessions in pain relief and postural re-education.
  • 1987 – 2013 Lorimer Therapeutics a private yoga offering private yoga instruction along with Neuromuscular Massage Therapy for pain relief and postural re-education.

30,000 hours of practice

  • Yoga Teacher at Yoga Center of Marin, Corte Madera. Offering weekly classes and monthly workshops: Free Yourself from Pain Series.
  • Elan Fitness Center, Monthly Yoga Therapy Workshops for Free Yourself from Pain Series.
  • Arsha Vidya Pitham, PA Annual Yoga Retreat, June 1-3 Free Yourself from Back Pain.
  • 1999 – present yoga teacher at Yoga Center of Marin, Yoga Garden, and my own private yoga studio which has been fully equipped with Iyengar Yoga Therapeutic equipment for services in pain relief and postural re-education.
  • 2019-2020 Teacher of Bhagavad Gita: Freedom from Conflict a 1 year course at SMC Marin in an advance Yoga Teacher Training.
  • 2019-2020 Teacher of Bhagavad Gita: Freedom from Conflict a 1 year course at Marin Yoga Therapeutics
  • 2009-2010 Taught 200 hour Yoga Teacher Training in Yoga Therapeutics, Meditation, Sanskrit Chanting, Vedanta in Greenbrae, CA
  • C-IAYT Since 2018 Certification in Yoga Therapy Certification
  • R-YTT Since 2005 Advanced Yoga Teacher Certification
  • C-NMT Since 1989 Neuromuscular Therapy Certification; pain relief and postural education through bodywork.
  • CMT 1987 Atlanta School of Massage Therapy
  • A. Vedanta Accredation Yoga, Meditation, Vedanta, Sanskrit, Vedic Chanting.12 year full time study mostly in India.
  • S. 1983 Northern Michigan University, English Major
  • 1991-2019 Intensive study of Iyengar Yoga in India with the Iyengar family as well as with Senior teachers Manouso Manos and Ramanand Patel in the San Francisco Bay Area and nationally.

10,000 hours

  • 2003 – 2014 Swami Dayananda: Teacher Training in Vedanta, Ethics, Yoga, Meditation, Chanting and Sanskrit. 8 hours day x 6 days per week x 12 years, including 3-year residential course 2010-2013 in India for study of Upanisad and Bhagavad Gita literature in the original Sanskrit.

Certification: Vedanta Accredation V.A. Equivalent of Ph.D in USA.

30,000 hours

  • 1995-1996 Atlanta School of Massage; CMT, Earned National Certification

500 hours

  • 1990 -1999 Manager of West Coast Seminars for St John Neuromuscluar Therapy Pain Management Seminars based in Florida
  • 1989 Certified in St John Neuromuscular Therapy, CNMT, an anatomically intensive training in pain relief in bodywork and massage therapy.

5000 hours (I was an assistant teacher at these trainings, so had many hours of training beyond certification)

  • 1990 – 1992 Yoga Teacher Training from Hatha Yoga Teacher with June Parsons, Marquette, Michigan

2 year training

  • 1988-1992 S. Northern Michigan University, English Major, Biology and Art Minor

My Vision & Mission

C-IAYT, e-RYT-500, Expert Yoga Teacher, Hands- On Pain Relief Specialist, Innovator in Yoga and Iyengar Therapeutics, Vedanta and Yoga Philosophy Teacher, Meditation and Sanskrit Chanting Teacher.

Back Pain

Poor posture leads to stiffness and chronic back pain. Learn new habits of movement, posture, and breathing through this powerful method of yoga.


Yoga releases stiffness and tension to improve posture. Eliminate the source of pain for your stage of life. All levels of ability can improve safely. Learn what it takes to have upright posture and to increase range of motion (often in unknown areas).

Neck Strain

Neck strain is not limited to the neck, it is a whole body condition. Shallow breathing is one source of neck strain. Learn how to open the front body in normal movements to inspire deep breathing. Hip flexibility also increases deep breathing and range of motion in your neck.


Tension in the mind and body is relieved though yoga and meditation. Emphasis on inward focus builds awareness of one’s movement, breathing, thinking and feeling patterns. Increased self-awareness results in a calm, more focused and empowered you.