Celebrating ME!

I am so blessed to be surrounded by meaningful relationships and deep bonds. I also love to keep on meeting new people that will add some more spice and adventure to my life. When I first met my husband 13 years ago, I told him I am already happy, and I am excited to meet someone that will make me happier!

When I was seven years old, my parents left the Soviet Union, to give my brother and I opportunity and freedom in the USA. We landed in Denver, because that is where we had a relative, and I met a group of friends that I now know for 40 years! One of those magical friends is in the picture above, we always connect on our birthdays, we are seven days apart. We just had lunch last week, and luckily did not have to wear masks while we ate and talked about everything under the sun. Today, out of the blue, I received a box, when I opened it and saw the beautiful flowers, I was wondering who sent them. My friend completely surprised me, a few days before my actual birthday, with wishes from her husband and daughter, it made my day. I will officially start celebrating now.

I celebrate my birthday almost the whole month, it starts on October 11, and ends at my Hebrew birthday, which this year Daled Cheshvan is October 22. Sometimes a little before and why not if it lasts a while longer. I have so many friends and family I enjoy reconnecting with. Life leads us in different directions, goals, and challenges, but the connections are deep and full of memories.

Now just for fun, I want to talk about astrology. Until I got married at 34 years old, I identified as a Libra. It made all the sense in the world since I love beauty, fairness, and am indecisive. The Jewish months are a lunar calendar, and the year I was born my birthday was in the month of Scorpio. I have always loved Scorpio energy, and it made all the sense in the world that we are multifaceted, and being intense, loyal, and enjoying the dark side was part of me too.

Of course although we may have genes and traits that are similar, our soul is beyond astrology, it does not control us. We have choice and the ultimate goal is to connect to our essence and express ourselves fully in everything we do.

Have fun.

Be you.

Celebrate non stop.

Why not.

Happy Birthday to me!

Coach Yulia

On the Jewish New Year, I prayed for my Christian client and my Muslim neighbor

This pandemic is worldwide. First we didn’t believe it, then it snowballed into an avalanche. Every corner of the world felt the impact. So many lives lost and livelihoods halted.

It is definitely getting better overall. Still hard and different, but we feel extra grateful for all the good in our lives. This weekend Jews all over the world celebrated Rosh Hashana, the Jewish New Year 5781. We were actually able to be in a synagogue, with masks and socially distanced, yet praying together.

It was so nice to get dressed up, for kids to play together, and so many creative ways to hear the Shofar in backyards and gatherings. It was interesting how word of mouth led everyone to where they felt comfortable to celebrate. There was no promotion or advertisements to limit the amount of attendees, and luckily there were many options.

I got a last minute call to support a client at home in labor, and once we got to the hospital, the couple was not allowed to bring any other support because of COVID. Thank God for modern technology, I was able to keep coaching them from my phone. My prayers and energy were with them throughout the holiday. I was so happy to hear that after a very long labor, a healthy nine pound baby was in the world.

Right before the New Year my wonderful neighbor asked me to pray for her son Ali, who was very ill. I felt so grateful to have all of these people in my life, and that I could hold space and send positive energy their way.

Human connection and relationships are so vital, and what I have missed most throughout the lockdown away from family and friends. We are blessed to be able to connect online, but it is not the same as seeing each other in person.

May healing happen instantly worldwide.

Let us all live life to the fullest, and serve our purpose in this world.

Wishing Everyone Love, Health, Happiness and Success!

Coach Yulia


I am not an animal person. God bless all of you that love animals and know how to communicate and care for them. I also know for a lot of people it is a necessary and therapeutic companion. I am barely able to take care of my three little humans, I do not have the energy for anything or anyone else. All I see is feedings and cleaning up poop, no thanks. Above everything else, it adds up, especially medical care and upkeep aka grooming.

It is so important to know yourself, your likes and dislikes, and it is OK if you are different from everyone else. I am very clear about my animal stance, even though we did have a dog as children, but we also had a backyard and she hung out there.

My goal and message in everything that I do is to trust your instinct and self express fully. This is the only way to operate in our world, we cannot and should not be clones of each other. There is no best or better, there is just your own unique way to do you. We are not robotic or mechanical. It would be so odd if we were exactly the same.

When I teach Yoga, I remind everyone to do what feels good, and usually when it feels good you are doing it right. Raghavan, my 87 year old Yoga teacher always says, “bodily functions should be pleasant or something is wrong.” That is such a powerful statement because our body was beautifully designed to operate efficiently. It does need care and rest, as well as balance. I love to say excess once in a while is moderation, but even something good for you in large amounts can be detrimental.

Only you know how something feels, nobody else can tell you what you feel. I always say when a teacher tells you, look at me, this is the only way to do it, they are only talking about themselves. Trust what you feel, and no matter what everyone else is doing, listen to what feels good for you.

This is a metaphor for life, and you can apply this approach physically, intellectually, emotionally, and spiritually. We all have something special to share, and we can choose what is a good fit and when to walk away. We can choose what to insert into our life, and when you really enjoy something, stick with it. That is the secret, find what moves you, talks to you, and makes sense to you.

On the other hand, I feel it is important to have an energy exchange. If I do not feel it, I will be polite, I will listen, but I will move on. I feel blessed that throughout my life, I felt very comfortable with change. I enjoy new adventures, and have no problem with leaving things in the past and moving forward.

I am always looking for the WIN/WIN.

Why not?

I want to feel good and look good.

I want to be me 100%.

Accept yourself.

Love Yourself.

Be Yourself.

Have a great weekend!

Shabbat Shalom,

Coach Yulia


You don’t know what you don’t know

Three books have crossed my path this summer that have opened my mind and helped me grow in my understanding of history and how we operate in this world.

The first one is geared towards young adults, and gives the most fascinating glimpse into the history of being Black in America.

Did you know that everything we do is a habit and can be changed? The second book blew my mind into the science of identifying how to consciously shift whatever you desire. From individuals to the civil rights movement.

The third book taught me something I didn’t know about Jewish history. It is a children’s book illustrating a beautiful journey to rebuild the second temple in Jerusalem.

If we would learn each other’s backgroun , it would be a great start to healing and moving forward together.


I love learning.

I love growing my mindset.

I love educating myself about history.

Let’s get to know each other, I’m listening.

Coach Yulia

Your Journey/Your Message

Just taught a class at my Live Streaming Online Studio! FIRST CLASS FREE at www.coachyulia.com

I’m traveling, visiting family and doing the work I love, while road tripping!

I believe if you don’t build it, no one else will, we are all unique and will birth our purpose in this world. Some will resonate, some won’t, this is also good. I’m not attached to how it resonates, I’m present to the magic and creation.

Especially in our nonstop world, along with the pandemic and tides of change in our history, each person must speak their truth. People are ready to listen, so express yourself and live full on.

I am excited to share my interview with Voyage LA, it gives a glimpse into my journey and my message.


We can choose our direction, our words, and our actions. Our world is shifting into a dialogue, and I want to meet the real you! Different is good, I always say in Yoga that it would be weird if we all looked the same.

Life is not a choreography or a boot camp, we can choose how we move through it and who inspires us. Most importantly, the key is to listen to each other.

I am listening, are you?

Coach Yulia

Find Your Style & Work It!

I’m an Outlaw
A Mother’s Day Bandit
Meet my Quarantine Character
Robin Banks

This is the secret of life. Find what you like to do and do it. My mission was to figure out how to have fun and find a mask that would be comfortable yet make me feel like it is my own self expression. I first was wearing the medical mask, and God Bless our front line workers that have to wear it for protection, it is so uncomfortable.

Then I saw a good friend make a functional mask out of a bandanna, and when I saw some on sale at Target, I was sold. I was excited to go to Target, all the online shopping is convenient, but when you have kids and to buy intimate apparel, there is nothing like browsing. I was wearing my medical mask and literally could not breathe. So I was excited to try a very easy mask using the bandanna and hair ties, but another thing that does not feel good to me is when something is around my ears. So once I tied it around my head and had it hanging down, It felt light, I could breathe and I loved the look!

This of course is a metaphor for life. Trust your instincts, do what feels good for you, and work it! I say that jokingly, but I like things to flow, and I like to be comfortable in my own skin. Figure out what you love, and go on the lookout. We all have different backgrounds and upbringing, and I love to have fun and be silly.

It is so fun to have a quarantine character. I know this whole situation is not fun, but I tell my kids they have no choice and have to have fun in life. There is good in everything, and I choose to focus on the positive. I like reality, and I like to feel it and face it head on. My heart aches for those who have lost loved ones, and have family or friends that have been adversely affected in so many ways.

For myself on Mother’s Day, I spoke to my amazing mom and sister in law’s. Enjoyed seeing pictures and stories from everyone in my life. I especially had fun with my family all in our outlaw bandannas, pictures coming soon!

I hope everyone had a wonderful day!

Coach Yulia


Yoga or Diva

With the one and only Karen Michelle at her beautiful, Love Your Body Event.
Enjoy the video below where I opened the runway, and then danced for the final walk.

Do you really know yourself? I love doing many different things, and have many roles that I play. Besides wife and mother, I would separate everything else that I do into Yoga or Diva. Sometimes it is a little bit of both!

My Yoga journey started 20 years ago. I love adventure and to live in the moment. I completely trust my gut and that everything works out the way it should. When I met my amazing Yoga teacher, Raghavan, who is now 87, I learned how to be fully present and connect to my breath. I got the most beautiful compliment today, that when I talk I have an essence of tranquility. Inside I am peaceful, and it is my gift that I got in this life. I enjoy bringing everyone around me to a present place of gratitude and fully accepting what is. Yoga is a practice, not a discipline. There is no perfect way, there is not one way, there is just your way. I love the feeling of expressing myself with movement, where there are no rules of choreography or perfection. 100% me, focusing on the grand design of our body and mind. As we practice we get to know ourselves, and it is never the same. Each day we are completely different. We are not robotic or mechanical, so just be you, in the now.

My Diva side was inevitable. My parents are just fabulous, do not care what people think, and jump into life full on. My brother and I were raised as adults, always able to make our own decisions, and were out with friends day and night. We got good grades, so no questions were ever asked.

Growing up in Miami, I soaked in Latin flavor, and a love for dance, beach, and diversity. Traveling all over the world working on cruise ships gave me a taste of a little bit of everything. Los Angeles and the Hollywood life was a fun way to express myself as a performance artist and model.

Life is about discovery, and we keep learning until the end. We all have different spices, and it is so fun to energy exchange and feel good together.

Besides teaching Yoga, Pilates and supporting women as a labor and birth doula, I am inspired to just dance. I am really good at looking like I know what I am doing! So ladies, if you are ready to shake your hips, release, and feel good in your own skin, dance with me. I did my first one tonight, and it was so much fun, FREE!

If you want to do something, your way, believe it or not you don’t have to search anymore. It is inside of you, create it.

Create You,

Yoga and Diva,

Coach Yulia


Goodbye Neighbor

Sadly death has been around close by for the last couple of years. My mother in law passed away almost two years ago, may her memory be a blessing. Our upstairs neighbor showered my kids with Chanukah gifts and joined us many times for Shabbat dinner. Out of the blue she found out she had the final stages of pancreatic cancer, and was gone in two months. She was so beautiful and full of energy in her 60’s, working, always on the go enjoying dinner with friends. I honestly don’t think she could’ve handled the quarantine, once she realized chemotherapy only made her feel worse, she was done.

Today, another neighbor suddenly left this world. She watched our kids grow up the last twelve years, and we always checked in on each other when we needed anything. She was in her 80’s and kept an eye on our building, and she made all of us feel safe and taken care of. Rest in peace, we know you will always be by our side.

Not to mention loved ones that are experiencing all levels of devastation with COVID19. Not one person can walk away saying they were not affected in some way.

I’m allowing myself to feel sad, lost, and accepting the unknown.

My next thoughts are always full of gratitude for my health, husband, children, parents, brother, all of my extended family, neighbors, friends and community, THANK GOD!

Then I take a deep breath, and live life to the fullest.

Coach Yulia

Nowhere or Now Here

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I love words. It is so fun when one word means more that one thing. Rearranging letters creates a completely different meaning. Our words have power. Not only the words themselves, but how we phrase them and especially our tone.

My philosophy and the essence of everything that I am and what I teach is to be present. From Yoga, to supporting labor and birth, and even in my Judaism, that is the core of it all. When you are fully present, everything you do is more effective, deeper, and precisely what is needed in the moment.

I am experiencing having nowhere to go and a complete disruption of everything I have known and done my whole life. This quarantine does not only have me in one place, but there is no where to even think of going. The only open places are full of very necessary rules and nervous energy.

Nowhere is such a fascinating word because it literally in a very negative connotation means absolutely nothing, it’s done, no chance, so it is the end of it all. It is heavy, it feels final, and it takes everything in you to re-frame it and move forward.

If you separate it in two, it is a startling reminder that you are now here. It is a gift, you are present, and from here you can make a decision. I always choose to move forward, it is how I am wired, everything is figureoutable, and I just want to pop back into my happy bubble. I am a problem solver, a little too much sometimes, because many times someone just wants your ear.

I love the Now Here.

It is a place that each person will understand in their own unique way.

It takes time to find it.

It is essential to our well being.

It is the only place that really exists.

Yesterday and Tomorrow are man made.

My gift in this world is that I am present. I enjoy creating an environment where everyone feels able to fully self express in the moment, their now here.

Now Here With Me.

Coach Yulia

We HAVE TO Create

We all have a unique lens of how we see the world. So many factors, and each person is completely different. I am so fascinated by the process and love to hear stories of path and journey.

My mother is a creative being, a little bit of everything, and has complete trust in what is meant to be and how things work out. I definitely got that from her and my grandmother who lived until 101, was the most positive and happy person in the room.

I have always had big ideas, not all have come to fruition, but I am OK with that. The ideas themselves that well up inside are what I crave. You never know where it may lead and fill a need in the world. I love the process of creation, and being creative. I want to know how an artists starts painting, or how a book is born.

I am very clear that my creative process is for me first. I love when people enjoy and benefit, but ultimately it is my release and self expression. Where it goes after I have birthed is not up to me.

One of the ways that I allow the thoughts and ideas to bubble to the surface, is to just stay open and observe. If good ideas come, I am trying to write them down right away. I do have a perfectionist side, so songs I have written never fully materialized because my big vision did not have all the puzzle pieces in place. So the process is the excitement, and if it reaches the full potential, I am thrilled. However, if it doesn’t I am happy to keep creating and growing. The process is my natural high.

Do you have a place in your life where you can be 100% your true self? I love to meet people in that space. I love to create that environment in my Yoga and Doula coaching. I love to be me, and I am so happy when people around me can let it all out.

Balance and counterbalance are also important in the creative process. We are all different, some people thrive on deadlines while others are their best at different times of the day. I need my sleep, and I also need a little bit of everything. Maybe that is why I am not attached to having an end product. If it works, I feel satisfied, but if it doesn’t then I know that an even greater idea may be around the corner.

I think it is essential to disconnect from everything. Some people enjoy vacations or the spa. I am grateful to go off the grid once a week every Saturday. Nobody calls me, my family does not activate any electronics or drive our cars. We try to enjoy each other’s company, eat good food, and feel how magical life is in the moment.

Shabbat Shalom,

Have a peaceful, healthy and safe weekend!