Truly Grateful for the Testimonials... 

"Stretch Your Spirit as been a wonderful endeavor for me. Over the past four years, Julie has helped me to strengthen my soul and my body. Her energetic and positive personality makes her a great motivator and person. I even scheduled a private session with her on the morning of my wedding so as to put myself in the right frame of mind for the big day – it was great!" (Kate M., Teacher, Archbishop Spalding High School, Severn Maryland)

"Julie -- After a year and a half of yoga with you, I am a total believer. I recommend yoga to everyone I know and to most of my clients.  I like my body better now than ever and I feel like my arms are getting and looking stronger. Either that or I am having body image distortion in a positive way (which wouldn't be a bad thing anyway)! I also enjoy all the people I've met in your practices and think that "yoga people" are special, non-judgmental, and fun! Thanks for sharing yourself with us!" (Laurie F., Psychologist, Annapolis MD)

"February marks one year that I have been delighted to be in your presence as well as in your class! You have touched my life in many ways and led me to a new appreciation for Self. I have healed, grown, toned, laughed and loved at Stretch Your Spirit and for all these reasons I thank you Julie! Hugs, Peace and Love! " (Patti F., Annapolis, Maryland")


“I LOVE THIS YOGA PRACTICE!!!! I feel so much better. I am so much stronger. My stress has been reduced and I sleep better. I am delighted to say that I have become a much more balanced and happier person. We all have such a fun time together that I have been able to diligently practice 3 x a week for an entire year and I have never been able to maintain that dedication to an exercise program before. Of course Yoga is wonderful, but the true difference at Stretch Your Spirit is JULIE!! She is a fabulous sparkle of light and joy! Namaste. (Lisa C., Event Coordinator, Annapolis, Maryland)


“Often when being creative you use your imagination.” (Malia M., 12 years old; Annapolis Maryland; expressed during Tween/Teen Yoga Club practice themed on ‘creativity’.)


"Good Day Julie, It was wonderful to meet you and to enjoy your sacred space. I really enjoyed my session yesterday. My back feels soooo much better. My lower back pain has been a challenge for at least 15 years. Even though I found relief with chiropractic adjustments and acupuncture, the pain always returned. I feel excited to begin my journey of yoga with you. I pray that yoga will continue to offer a holistic remedy to the arthritis and offer balance to my life as a whole." (Jennifer J., Laurel Maryland)


"I've been going to Julie Blamphin, my yogini, for years. Her locations are very convenient in Annapolis and Severn. She has helped me in so many ways. I now have no aches when I wake up in the morning! I feel stronger and more centered after taking her classes. Her method of teaching is wonderful and very therapeutic!" (Bonnie M., Annapolis Maryland)


"It has been a great stress reliever during difficult times. A whole hour of relaxation and contemplation is very refreshing!" (Katie C., Teacher, Millersville Maryland )


"After only 6 months of yoga, the tight jeans I was hoping to wear again slid right over my hips!" (Kim C., School Teacher, Gambrills Maryland)


"When you're overweight & have severe arthritis, one often wonders if you're capable of practicing yoga. I can tell you from first-hand experience that with the right yoga instructor... yes, you can! I never dreamed that I'd be able to get up & down from the floor after a period of deconditioning prior to joint replacements. Not only can I do that now, but Julie Blamphin has assisted me in many other accomplishments that have improved my quality of life with regards to pain & mobility. She is excellent in making the necessary adjustments to fit my needs. Because of her approach, I have learned to listen to my body cues in a much more productive & positive way. The knowledge I have achieved concerning my own body surpasses anything I previously intellectually understood from my experience & training as a lifelong health care provider. Yogini Julie is a positive motivator & caring guide on this physical & spiritual path. It has been a privilege to have such a guide to safely assist me in acquiring improved flexibility, enhanced body awareness, ability to try without fear, less pain, & overall wellness. Achieving these outcomes without incurring further injury has been due to the astute accommodations that Julie makes at each yoga practice. I highly recommend Julie Blamphin! You will not be disappointed in any way & will be astounded at your progress if you listen & open yourself to this holistic approach." (Barbara B., Retired Nurse, Annapolis Maryland)