Julie Speier


Julie Speier Nicaragua Yoga Institute


Julie Speier is a mother of three young children, the director of San Juan del Sur Day School and a yoga teacher at Zen. Julie has been practicing yoga since 1998 and became a certified yoga teacher in 2007 through Radiantly Alive in Bali, Indonesia. She has been a teacher with Zen since we opened our studio in 2011. She loves teaching a good powerful flow class or a calming restorative class. She applies the teachings of yoga to her daily life, especially Karma Yoga (service to others). She loves assisting her students in attaining the “aha moments” on their mats or in the classroom. Julie is full of gratitude for her life and the fact that she gets to teach Yoga at Zen!

Suggested Readings


The Incredibly Long List of Benefits of a Plant-Based Diet

Michael Greger, MD, recently wrote for NutritionFacts.org about the many benefits one can experience when eating a plant-based diet. The list is so incredibly long and well-researched, you might be convinced to give up meat altogether; however, if you’re not, you can at least learn about these many benefits and consider going veggie just one or two days a...

14 Reasons You Need a Beach Vacation

As the winter draws to a close, many people feel like the dark nights and cold days are never going to end. In the two months after the holidays, as we get back into the swing of work and daily stressors, we dream of traveling somewhere warm for a little well-deserved relaxation time. Turns out,...