Julie Tran is a Los Angeles native with a San Francisco spirit. In 2006, she was introduced to the yogic practice at Bryan Kest’s (creator of Power Yoga) studio in Santa Monica, CA. This is where she assumed that all teachers would have the same type of passion and open-minded nature about Yoga.
In 2012, she took a Teacher Training to become a less clumsy girl on the mat, and to deal with some painful sh*t culminating since childhood. Through this experience, she realized that she still wanted to eat meat, say sarcastic sh*t in normal conversation, and snuggle with her puppycats. The one thing that shifted was her interest in guiding others to love themselves through Yoga.
With a rare opportunity to teach in a warehouse and on the coast of Redondo Beach, she began to evolve her unique style of teaching. This is where her passion of curated ambient and tropical beats, mindset work and after-class community-building blossomed. Rogue Yogi was envisioned to guide others in their yoga practice, in moving to their own beat, and breathing at their own rhythm. This vision was crystal clear when she moved up to SF.
Julie leveraged her experience to the next level: she co-produced and taught a multitude of Deep House Yoga sessions by enrolling multiple yoga studios and a deep house night club in SF, Berkeley, Oakland, Los Gatos and Los Angeles. These were all-levels pop-up yoga sessions set to underground ambient Deep House music with a live DJ.
Julie continues her mission to connect other Rogue Yogis together, online and in-person, through yoga, real talk, and love. Slated for 2017 is a release of various online yoga and meditation instruction videos, an appearance in a wellness book for skateboarders, the official launch of her Rogue Yogi apparel, and moving to Barcelona with her husband, “The Mongorrian”.