Hope Fyfield, PT

After taking her first yoga class from Julie at Reed College in 1979, Hope was hooked. Immediately intrigued and inspired, Hope began studying with Julie regularly, a practice that she still continues. It was in fact Julie who inspired Hope to become a physical therapist (PT), a goal she achieved when she was licensed in 1985.

Hope has been teaching yoga since 1988. Other teachers that have inspired and instructed Hope include John Schumacher and Judith Lasater. She has also assisted Julie at various yoga workshops, including the well-known "Anatomy in Asana" series, and at the Yoga Journal Convention in Estes Park, CO.

Hope is married and has three daughters. An understanding of the demands of work and family inform her teaching style, which is both nurturing and challenging. Hope especially enjoys and appreciates the way yoga balances apparent opposites, simultaneously providing playful seriousness, radiant grounding and a calm joy.