The Julia Sparkman Story
A true believer in the power of transformation, I was once a city-girl, spawned from an adolescence rivaling the storyline of a 1990s soap opera. Alcoholism and addiction gripped me at a very young age and by sixteen, I had dropped out of high-school and ran 1600 miles across the country. After spending my teenage years swirling in the despair of juvenile delinquency, a divine intervention motivated me to be fulfilled, sober, and healthy.
Having lived on the streets, I was eager to understand intersectionality and inequality. That curiosity led me to Chicago where I studied Multicultural and Organizational Communication at DePaul University. Throughout my time at DePaul, I independently traveled Europe, studied and volunteered in South Africa, and conducted empirical, ethnographic research in Kenya.
In 2012, I received my 200HR Yoga Alliance certification and I began teaching public yoga classes shortly thereafter. On my mat, I transformed. A few months after graduating with my M.A. in 2013, my insatiable need to grow, develop, and be outdoors led me to the west coast. Today, I live in Cardiff by the Sea, CA with my husband, Alex, and our rescue fur-child, Mowgli.
Yoga and content marketing have been the cornerstones of my professional career.
I have managed multiple yoga studios, taught over 2000+ public classes, and I have facilitated in 12 Yoga Teacher Training programs. In 2018, I had the pleasure of creating the 200 HR Yoga Teacher Training Program for Trilogy Sanctuary in La Jolla, California.
I retired from marketing at the end of 2018 and I am slowly renegotiating how I show up as a podcast host and mindfulness facilitator as I take on my newest role, Mother to Be! Alex and I are excited to welcome our first child to the world in August 2019!
Using the darkness of my past and the gifts of my present, I live a deep life that I love to share with others.
I am Julia Jane Sparkman and the person I am today will continue to change and evolve, so I’m certain you’ll meet a newly metamorphized version of me in the near future.