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Emily Maxwell

Emily Maxwell

Emily fell in love with Pilates during her very first class in 2012. After just a few months of practice and observing the positive changes in her physical and mental well-being as a result, she knew she wanted to share the benefits with others through teaching. She received her Mat Pilates certification at Pilates Chicago in November 2013 and began teaching soon after. She strives to bring a mix of discipline and fun to each class, encouraging her students to find their own balance between effort and ease as she focuses on important details like precision and efficiency of movement, alignment and proper breathing-essential aspects for deriving the benefits of Pilates, which of course extend well beyond the mat. She loves being a part of her students’ development as Pilates practitioners and finds fulfillment in their progress. Emily cannot wait to live and practice Pilates in Girdwood!

"The mind, when housed in a healthful body, possesses a glorious sense of power."

Jackie Rowley


Jackie is new to Girdwood. She just moved here in December. She has practiced Yoga for 10 years and recently was studying in Nepal. She enjoys mountain biking, yoga (of course!), painting, rock climbing and skiing. If she was an Alaskan animal she would be a Grizzly Bear because they are firece and efficient and she just loves them. 

Lauren Campbell

  Lauren is a born and raised Alaskan currently residing in Girdwood. She has a deep love for nature; finding fresh air to be the remedy for most things in life. Running, hiking, skiing, dancing and yoga are outlets for her energetic spirit. She has been a massage therapist for 6 years and truly enjoys sharing her passion for health and wishes to share her ideas of activity and exercise, stretching, and massage therapy with those around her. She has a vast and healthy relationship with world travel and has been using that as a means for continuing education in recent years. She is certified in Thai massage, shiatsu, ashiatsu, and most recently yoga.

Jule Harle-Heim


Jule has been studying and practicing yoga since 2005. Her journey started as a purely physical one, enjoying how yoga restored and strengthened her body for Alaskan adventures, but the more subtle aspects were unveiled during her teacher trainings in India. Jule studied at Rishikish Yog Peeth, receiving her 200 hr teaching certificate in 2011 and her 300 hr in 2013. Her classes incorporate movement (asana), breath (pranayama), and awareness (chetna); hoping all yogis leave feeling physically and mentally restored with a sense of stillness in both mind and body. Jule is currently working on a masters in Counseling Psychology at UAA as well as studying to become an Ayurvedic Practitioner.  She enjoys learning more about yogas "sister science" and how they both facilitate deep physical and mental healing.