The Yoga Loft

Julie’s private studio
19414 Blue Lake Loop, Bend, OR

“First Tuesdays In The Yoga Loft”

Mindful Recovery Yoga

"When one or more are gathered together, miracles occur"

June 4, 2019 at 6:00 pm in The Yoga Loft. Class is the first Tuesday of every month!

. Come into the alley, through the gate and up the stairs.

This class is a Y12SR (Yoga of 12 Step Recovery) Meeting too!

Look for the lotus flower flag at the top of the stairs to the Yoga Loft

Look for the lotus flower flag at the top of the stairs to the Yoga Loft

Mindful Recovery Yoga is a gentle practice with meditation, crystal singing bowl sound bath and confidential discussion.

"When one or more are gathered together, miracles occur"

It's time to gather together, with compassion for all the roads we are on as individuals, with no judgement, in a safe, confidential, truth-seeking environment.

The truth is that we are whole and complete just as we are, where we are. We need to really prioritize this relationship with the self and nurture it so that we can express ourselves fully and see that everything that happens in our life has something to teach us.


When we come to our mat, we allow ourselves to witness our own experience as a spiritual being. We can see how our addictive behaviors, as well as the addictive behaviors of others, can hold us back from living wholeheartedly. By aligning our heart, spirit and actions with the life we want to lead, we create peace and harmony within.  

Addiction comes in many forms and can creates chaos in our minds and bodies. Recovery yoga will give you the opportunity to break through addictive behaviors by aligning your heart and spirit with the life you want to lead, creating peace and harmony within. Our time we have together is a chance to gather with love in a safe , truth-seeking environment. 

Anyone is welcome, whether in recovery from addiction or not. We are all affected by addiction in some way. (Opioid addiction is the number one health crisis in our country!)

I honestly believe we all have something to discover!  If you want to change behavior, you must change consciousness. That is where freedom is found.  This is a practice for all of us that want to be on the path of discovery and healing. I heard it said that "practicing yoga provides the the cup, pranayama, breath work, empties the cup, and meditation fills the cup with sweet nectar."

There is no experience necessary, just a willingness to arrive on your mat and breathe.

Offered the first Tuesday of every month

19414 Blue Lake Loop Bend, 97702 in The Parks

Flexible Investment/donation $10, Venmo at Julie-Bertagna. Cash or check. Please email me with any questions and please don’t let the cost keep you from coming. Let me know how I can help.

Much Love, Julie Bertagna

The 5th Annual Awakened Heart Journey Women’s Recovery Yoga Retreat August 2-4, 2019 at Vernonia Springs


"The body heals with play, the mind heals with laughter, and the spirit heals with joy." And, of course, plenty of yoga will set you on the way :)  


Maybe we all just need some time to be.  It’s my word for the New Year and I have to say it’s opened up a whole other level of discovery.  Discovery that I can at least be in control of many parts of my life, that I can be in creation of the life I crave.  A lot of it is slowing down.  Yes, there’s still bills to pay and grand-kids to babysit (love) and responsibilities...but, there’s some things I can say no to and many things I don’t need to buy and I’m noticing what really matters and what feels right. 

 It is a fiery thing, sometimes, to be alive and committed to growth. It feels so raw to be aiming for something greater than ourselves and to be so vulnerably human at the same time. It takes courage to be alive and committed to healing. It is an invitation back to our remember to pay attention to the birds singing.  

 We turn over a blank page and begin fresh. And no matter how many times we get knocked down, we rise. 

Come if you are “Be” in nature and in community with women on the path of discovery.  To a place that wraps you up in the beauty of ancient forest and the presence of four devoted teachers. We each bring our own gifts and personalities that we’ve found correspond with the elements.  Seriously! Cathy-Earth, Linda-Fire, Haley-water and myself (Julie)-air.  Haha, if you haven’t practiced with us, you’ll see!   

We have so much we want to share with you on the 5th Annual Awakened Heart Journey. This is for you to take awaken, discover and renew... time to yourself and time to connect with other women. You do not need to be in recovery to join us. We all have lives that are sometimes challenging, right? I’ve learned there can be a lot of healing, restoration and aha moments in a weekend like this. Importantly, we have lots of laughs and great girl talk, healthy food, 2-Y12SR meetings, campfires, an Earth walking meditation ceremony, guided meditation, gentle yoga practices, yin, yoga nidra, reiki energy healing, tapping and soothing Crystal Singing Bowls sound baths. Whew!

 Our intention is to create a safe environment for each of you to witness your own human experience as a spiritual being.  To listen to and awaken your heart to living life simply and fully, one step, one day at a time.   Without the pull of deadlines, relationships, the Internet, or other media, if we give ourselves time to go deep into our own hearts where we can fully reflect on our joys, sorrows and fears, we can own them, release them and come to understand our path more intimately.  Open to all women on the path of discovery. Linda Santilli Taylor, Cathy Lawgates, Halie Taylor and myself (Julie Bertagna) will be your gentle guides.

Pause and reflect

Calm the mind and nourish the soul

Align your mind and heart to awaken compassion and love within

Offered by Julie Bertagna,  500RYT and Certified Baptiste Yoga Teacher, Linda Santilli Taylor, 500RYT, and Cathy Lawgates, 200RYT, Halie Taylor, 200RYT

Investment: Early birds, $299 before July2, $349 after. Includes yoga, meditation, all food, coffee, tea, camping and use of facilities

Here is what we have left for options other than camping with your own tent:

1 Glamping wall tent with 1 queen bed and bunk bed if wanted for up to 4 women $98.

Tent rental and set up for $25, bring your own bedding.

Contact me directly to book.

 For more information email or call/text 541-410-2183. To see more of the venue visit

I can take payment using Venmo under Julie Bertagna or Paypal for the retreat below

Thank you!!

Cathy, Linda, Julie and Halie ready for a very special session of yin, yoga nidra, reiki and crystal singing bowl bath in the Outdoor pavillion at Vernonia Springs

Cathy, Linda, Julie and Halie ready for a very special session of yin, yoga nidra, reiki and crystal singing bowl bath in the Outdoor pavillion at Vernonia Springs

Lots of Happy Campers here! As you can see, we had a lot of fun!

Lots of Happy Campers here! As you can see, we had a lot of fun!




Namaspa Yoga and Massage
1135 NW Galveston Ave. Bend, OR

  • Monday, 9:30 am, all levels Baptiste Power Yoga

  • Thursday, 12:00 pm, all levels Baptiste Power Yoga

  • Recovery Yoga will reconvene at Julie’s Yoga Loft, Tuesday, March 5


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Thank you so much for your support!  Lots of Love,  Julie







Banks to Vernonia, Rails to Trails Bike Path goes through The Retreat Property

Banks to Vernonia, Rails to Trails Bike Path goes through The Retreat Property


The Pavillion at Vernonia Springs

The Pavillion at Vernonia Springs


Vernonia Springs Yoga Loft

Vernonia Springs Yoga Loft