Julie Fournier-Elrefaie

"As one goes through life, one learns that if you don't paddle your own canoe, you don't move." - Katharine Hepburn



Julie Fournier-Elrefaie


I found yoga in my early twenties but didn’t start practicing regularly until after the birth of my two daughters. Classes quickly became an escape from my family responsibilities and an opportunity for me to reconnect with myself. When my family faced a particularly difficult challenge in 2014, I realized just how much I cherished those moments on my mat. Yoga and meditation were linked to my wellbeing.

A few years later, I put my office job aside, started my yoga teacher training and launched In Balance Jewelry where I make malas and other jewelry with semi-precious stones. It has been quite the adventure so far and I am thankful for each and every day. I truly believe that self-care is imperative in combating stress and improving resilience as we move through this busy and often unpredictable life. Yoga has been my anchor through thick and thin. I feel honoured to help guide others in their practice.

upcoming classes


  • Preston
  • Stittsville
  • Barrhaven


Upcoming Preston classes

300 Preston Street


    Upcoming Stittsville classes

    1300 Stittsville Main St. Stittsville

    • Saturday, 10:00am - 11:00am

      Town Mix

      with Julie Fournier-Elrefaie

    • Saturday, 11:30am - 12:30pm

      Flow for Hips & Shoulders

      with Julie Fournier-Elrefaie


    Upcoming Barrhaven classes

    34 Highbury Park Drive, Unit 7, Nepean

      full class schedule