Creating Personal Space

Globally we are all quarantined and grappling with the unknown. I always see the positive view and have gratitude for all of the blessings in my life. I am having a hard time, and I know we are all trying to figure out our day to day.

My challenge is finding time for me. I always had quiet time, which I love so much because it is so healing. That is the core of everything that I teach, and I remind everyone how important self care is. If you do not take care of you, who will? How will you be there for everyone and everything in your life?

My amazing husband and kids are also doing their best. We honestly have never been around each other this much. We all had wonderfully busy lives that we loved. So now my vision of teaching live streaming online classes is blooming, yet I have to balance it with making sure the kids are quiet and doing online learning.

That is the work side, and on the personal and creative side, there is no time at all unless I make time. That is what I am doing now. I did all my to do’s for the day, and no matter what is going on around me, before dinner, I am squeezing in my flow.

I need this flow, this is my release, and so is bike riding as well as connecting with people in my life. I am inspired to finally write a book, and start teaching a dance like you know what you are doing class.

There are four areas to create personal space:

  • Intellectual/Creative Space

No matter how many things you think you can do at once, we really only do everything one at a time. When I am in to do mode, I cannot activate my creative and intellectual space. What I am doing now as I write this, is to let thoughts and noises go by, while focusing fully on creating and staying in my flow. Breath and mindfulness are amazing tools to give yourself your undivided attention.

  • Emotional/Mental Space

This is a big one, and each person has their specific circumstances and challenges. I encourage my family to be open with each other and communicate their feelings. It is also important to find ways to release and let go, whether it is with a therapist or a guided relaxation. Exercise and nature also help us connect and release. Did you notice how Earth is healing during this pandemic?

  • Physical Space

I know this may sound funny, but there are way too many hugs going on at my home. I like touch, but not 24/7, and I have a house full of lovers, lucky me! I do my best to make clear when I need my space, and give each of my three children and husband as much of me as I can. I count down to their 7pm bedtime all day.

  • Spiritual Space

This is something that is individual and varies greatly all over the world. It is amazing when you find what makes sense to you. I am very in touch with my spiritual space and it gets me balanced and at peace. For some people different tools like Yoga, meditation, and nature can create an environment where you feel you can fully self express. For others prayer is soothing and healing.

I am so in awe of our earth and how animals are roaming and pollution is clearing. Every Friday night to Saturday night my family goes off the grid for Shabbat. I crave those 24 hours of no electronics, and feel so happy that my kids do not even think about asking. One of the laws is not to turn lights on and off, so some you leave on and some you leave off. I was just thinking that we give the earth a break on Shabbat, it has a day to heal once a week. We stay home, we do not drive, and we enjoy our family and community with a festive meal. It is mind blowing that the whole world is cooking and figuring it all out together, as well as realigning and reconnecting with each other and within ourselves.

The way I trust birth, I need to trust everything else in my life


Blogging used to be a daily need, and I enjoyed the release and the response. I recently created an online live streaming studio for my classes at I decided to blog organically, and life has been happening, ebbs and flows, while I try to stay present and trust. I am grateful that my online studio is flourishing, but I need help spreading the word, and would love everyone to try it once for free. This is a business model that does not exists, so it is important to see for yourself exactly how easy and convenient it is. If it is not for you, I would appreciate telling everyone you know, because maybe when you explain it they will understand.

There are three things I know for a fact:

1. Everything will happen at the right time
2. It is important to find the right fit
3. Everyone is exactly who they are supposed to be

In my amazing family, everybody has very strong personalities that sometimes clash. I feel like I am a referee reminding everyone to speak their mind, but also be open to hearing the other side. Honestly that is my own obsession with problem solving and figuring things out, that is how my brain works. I trust my gut completely, so my processing is a mix of focusing how to feel calm on the inside while I frantically work on finding solutions to everything!

In my classes and as a Labor and Birth Doula support, I encourage my clients to express themselves fully without holding back. Feeling comfortable to understand what they need and figure out how to communicate it clearly. I was so grateful to read the article below about a client that I supported feeling comfortable to trust herself.

I trust birth completely, the baby and body know exactly what to do. Everything else are tools to get through and of course amazing medical skill if help is needed.

Life is throwing me a lot of curves, and I am breathing through, just like I would during the labor waves. I know it is all going to work out. I feel so blessed with my family, health, and support from everyone around me.

Sending everyone love, health, and success!

Please help me spread the word, and please try my class at

Coach Yulia

“Finding Love in the Era of Hate”

This article articulates how hate is fueling our interactions, and it has to stop. It is up to each individual to step off the fear and hate, while tuning into their inner voice and connecting with others.

Facts, History, Truth, Connection, Acknowledgement, Kindness, Gratitude and lets all connect to being humbled by all of our blessings.

Coach Yulia


Notice the Kindness

This summer has been a whirlwind. We were trying to figure out where to meet up with family, decided to send the kids to camp for a month first, and now seeing it all come together with kindness and flow.

First of all the camps that my kids go to, they have been going to for years and it’s such a blessing that we were able to figure it out.

I’m blown away by finding kindred spirits, and being treated to such hospitality that is blowing my mind.

Family and friends that we feel comfortable asking for what we need, are literally giving us the world. It’s so amazing where there is connection and honesty, it doesn’t hurt to ask, and it’s OK if it doesn’t work out.

The adventure has already begun in a comfortable minivan, enjoying getting to know our friends deeper, and onwards to bond with my brother and his family.

It is so important to notice the kindness all around you, be grateful for it, appreciate it, and deep down know that’s how it really works when you connect and find the right fit.

Coach Yulia


This is one of the series of movements that we do – FIRST TIME FREE!

It was so much fun to tell my husband that I got somebody pregnant. As many of you know, I am a mother of three and a yoga teacher for 20 years as well as a Doula. I focus on fitness, prenatal, post partum, labor, and birth.

I love being a resource and a connector, and many people reach out to me for advice and coaching. Recently somebody was asking me about why her body felt weak, and why she was not getting pregnant. She had two kids under three and wanted to keep nursing continuously. She wanted to have more babies close together, and then be done. For some reason she was not getting pregnant, and one thing stood out to me. I asked her if she was getting enough nutrition, especially since it was essential that she had milk and could breastfeed. When she realized that she was not focusing on eating enough, I referred to her to a dietician that specialized in lacation.

A few weeks go by, and for some reason she was not able to connect with the dietitian, but wrote me to let me know she felt much better and I was correct in my advice and coaching. Then I get a picture of a positive pregnancy test! I could not believe it, and I was so grateful that she felt comfortable sharing her personal journey, and I was able to get her pregnant 🙂










Self Love.

Self Care.

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Coach Yulia

Days of Awe

Who can guess what this will be used for?
Answer in #6
Happy Fourth of July!

Some days are just mind boggling, and luckily I was in a head space to just observe in awe. Sometimes it takes us time to process, other times the feels just mount from within.

  1. The past few days I was so happy to see my husband taking his self care seriously, and no matter what time he woke up, or how he was feeling, got ready and went to pray.
  2. It all started when I was waiting for my 8:15am class in my car while listening to a very interesting report about what is actually happening on the border and how can we reach a solution. It was refreshing to hear facts and civilized conversation about solutions.
  3. As I walk out of my car, I see one of my students with a prayer book in deep concentration. Religious Jewish people pray three times a day, and she later told me that because of the 4th of July she had no traffic, so she had time to finish her prayers. It gave me such peace to see someone in a state of focus and self awareness, connecting spiritually in their own beautiful way. I did not say a word when I walked by her, I did not uwant to interrupt.
  4. I have many classes just for women in our community, and when I walked into class this morning, her husband was hurrying out the door grabbing his prayer shawl and tefillin, . It was interesting that it kept on being on my radar.
  5. This particular class, all the ladies know each other, and along with a good Yoga practice comes great conversation. We were talking about Fireworks and how one of them enjoyed my Live Streaming Online Studio at and was describing how everyone has to try it.
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6. The picture at the beginning of the blog is the 15 yards of fabric that I need to buy in order to make belly binding wraps for my post partum clients. It helps with getting all the organs back in place while the hormone relaxin is still in the body for 40 days, and helps shrink the uterus back to regular size. The mom feels supported and put together. Her posture is strong, and she can nurse and move freely. I was excited because the fabric store was already having a sale, and then I asked at the register about using another coupon, and she guided me to text myself a coupon that I can use for sale items, SCORE!

7. As I am driving to teach my Yoga class at 24 Hour Fitness in West Hollywood I receive a very interesting photo from my cousin that lives in Russia. It is a picture of my grandfather’s gravestone that is in Chechnya. This is a much longer story, but it is a war torn place, and I was curious if she was actually there. She told me that my father had asked her husband to try to use the internet to find if the stone and cemetery got destroyed or still stands. It made me so emotional, it is a place that both of us do not feel safe visiting. She remembers him, she was 13 when he passed away. I was 7 when we moved to America, and only remember him from pictures of us.

8. As I am about to teach my Yoga class, everybody is lying down on their back, 35 students. I start feeling a little lightheaded and figure it is my natural high, when one of the students says, “IT’S AN EARTHQUAKE!” Luckily it passes, and we all continue to Yoga as I assure them I will keep my eyes and ears open for any messages or visual cues, while they stay in their stepping off of the world zone. The class flows smoothly without any further interruption. I honestly barely felt it at all.

9. I am driving to meet a friend with whom I did not confirm, and realize it is the fourth of July and maybe it would not work. For some reason all of our conversation on Facebook messenger do not contain her cell phone. I try to reach out to two of her friends on Facebook, no answer. As I am driving my father calls, and I think it is about the gravestone, but it is about the earthquake. He asks me if I am OK, and I told him that we continued to Yoga and later find out it was a 6.6 between LA and Vegas. So I tell him about the gravestone, and he tells me he is finding out about tours to Chechnya and I tell him I want to go. I feel very connected to my ancestors, I look like them, and am named after my great grandmother, Yehudit, that is also buried there. My mother chimes in that it is fully Muslim and I would have to wear a hijab, and I tell her I have no problem with that. She also tells me that her friend from Russia told her that the Chechen people honor and care for the Jewish graves, Thank God! Then I get a call from my friend that she is barbecuing as we speak and needs to reschedule, so I change direction back home.

My day is not finished, we are figuring out fireworks, having some hot dogs and corn. It is a happy day full of awe.

Happy Birthday America!

I am grateful,

Coach Yulia


Yesterday I went to a sobering presentation about awareness and action in an active shooter scenario. The above slide has the words run, hide, fight in the top left hand corner. Basically it was a seminar about how to learn to actively respond and save your life, instead of waste precious seconds in shock.

It is sad that this is the world we live in, and our lecturer was explaining how it is an unfair scenario. The assailant carefully planned and thought about the reason and details, while innocent people are just living their lives.

I am all about positive posts, but I also like reality and being present. Recently many people I personally know have lost loved ones, and it really happens from one moment to the next.

Live life fully my friends.

Run towards happiness, fulfilment and self expression.

Hide and show your precious soul and energy for those that truly see you.

Fight to be 100% you in every area of your life.

Peace and Love,

Coach Yulia


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Trust and Support

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What a day!

How do you stay sane?

Everything Thank God was going my way,

Just let me explain.

Last night my client’s water broke,

I am a doula and always on call,

Things were slow, and after the midnight stroke,

Her and I had to be on the ball.

This morning after getting the kids to school,

It was her mother, husband, and me,

Supporting her journey of labor and birth,

All day, keeping her connected internally.

Once the beautiful girl shared her soul,

I ran off to join my community class,

Then to teach a family, my heart whole,

I came home complete and and ready to pass,


Good night,

Coach Yulia

Sunday Schedule

5am Alarm woke me up, got dressed, had water and a bite to eat

5:30am My ride picked me up, and four of us headed to run a 5K

6:30am The race begins, and you see me crossing the finish line in the video

9am Arrived back home, ate a nice brunch

10am All kids home, tidied up, got dressed and ready to go

noon One kid to a playdate, one to a haircut, another to do some shopping

3pm Made banana and almond muffins and had a snack, tried to rest a little

5pm All kids home, getting ready for dinner and bed

7pm Headed to meet a Doula client to talk about relaxation/visualization

It’s after 10pm and I feel so happy to have had a wonderful full day and now to go to sleep.

Good Night,

Coach Yulia

How do you Self Care?

My kids know I come first, then me and my husband, and then them. How do you SELF CARE? First Class Free at my Live Streaming Online Studio! Try it once, Today’s class Wednesday, Noon.

Coach Yulia