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Facilitating life skills for emotional & mental well-being to children and youth 3 - 18 years & their schools 

Julia Bain Johnson, BA, MA, CCYT

Founder & Director

Julia has been dedicated to preventative health education in children and schools for over two decades both locally and internationally, holding various positions with organizations such as the Canadian International Development Agency, Family Health International, UBC's Human Early Learning Partnership and the Department of Developmental Neurosciences and Child Health at BC Children's Hospital. Julia holds a Masters degree in Development Studies, along with certifications in Children's Yoga and Yoga for the Special Needs Child. Julia utilizes her extensive experience and education alongside her personal journey of finding mental and emotional health through mindfulness, movement and positive psychology to develop Yoga It Up’s programs and to facilitate life skills to children, youth, educators and parents. 


In addition to providing leadership to the Yoga It Up team and being our primary Peaceful Warrior program instructor, Julia provides mentorship to other instructors and works as a consultant for schools, organizations and families to design engaging, effective curriculum and tools within a Positive Youth Development Framework designed specifically for their own environment and needs. She is also available for speaking engagements and mentorship with youth. Learn More