“I am thankful for all of those who said NO to me. Its because of them I’m doing it myself.” – Albert Einstein
Julie is the owner and lead teacher at Baptiste Affiliate, Metro Power Yoga. She leads the 200- and 300-hour teacher training programs in addition to teaching classes and workshops at Metro Power Yoga. Her classes are based in the Baptiste methodology; rigorous, empowering and insightful. Julie has been teaching for more than nine years and practicing yoga since the early 2000’s. She has a passion for guiding people to their greatest potential, on and off the mat through yoga and private coaching.
Bergfeld worked in corporate America and academia for many years and was dissatisfied with the long hours, lack of authenticity, poor leadership and lack of creativity. Craving self-direction, integrity and accountability, she eventually ended up teaching yoga and opening her own studio – Metro Power Yoga.
She found yoga after years of marathon and ultra-marathon racing at a highly competitive level (she holds the title of USATF 50K Trail Champion and has run a sub-3 hour marathon). She still trains hard and races when she can, but yoga is now a big part of her current life.
Training and Certifications
She is a Tier 2 Certified Baptiste Vinyasa Yoga Teacher and certified with the Yoga Alliance as an ERYT-500.
Julie has attended levels one, two and three of the Baptiste weeklong immersion programs and has assisted many Baptiste Yoga programs. Julie has been certified in Level One of Thai Yoga Massage and is currently participating the the Baptiste Institute’s FIT to Lead Program.