I am a white passing woman of color


The words above rings so true to me, and that’s how I hope I am viewed in the world. Especially in my yoga classes and my labor and birth Doula support.

I also hope I give that energy to my husband and children, who deserve it the most. I feel nourished, supported, and encouraged to share my energy with the world.

It is so interesting that in the world today everyone has asked how they identify, because we are all a mix of so many things. Especially in America, it is so rare to find a purebred of anything. I always get asked where am I from and everybody thinks that I am their culture or nationality. Here are just a few:

  • Cuban
  • Persian
  • Native American
  • Indian
  • Japanese
  • Italian
  • French
  • Greek
  • Lebanese
  • Armenian
  • Latin American, South American, Central American, Spain and Portugal
  • Middle Eastern, Central Asian,
  • Anyone with dark hair

Today there is new terminology which is commonly used to express how we feel inside as well as how we physically look on the outside.

I am a white passing woman of color. I am first and foremost Jewish, my ancestry is the nation of Israel, and my family is part of the diaspora that ended up in Eastern Europe. Part of my family are Mizrachi,  on the border of Iran and Turkey, dispersed throughout the empires that conquered the Middle East.

Dani Ishai Behan

People do not understand Jews because they refuse to listen to Jews.

Treat us the same way you would treat any other minority group. Thanks.

  1. the dispersion of the Jews beyond Israel.
    • Jews living outside Israel.
    • the dispersion of any people from their original homeland.


I am a woman.

I am happily married with three children.

I have a calling to support, encourage, and empower women in pregnancy, labor and birth.

I love to spread the message of Yoga to the masses. When you tune up your body and clear your mind, there is room for clarity and possibility.  To be who you were meant to be in the world.

Be You.

Coach Yulia


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