Yogi & Author

 
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group and private class instructor

A life-long student of yoga

Yuliana’s classes combine a strong and creative flow with an emphasis on alignment, focused breathing, and rediscovering the playfulness in each of us. She believes passionately in providing a space for her students to find stillness in their minds, freedom in their bodies, and perhaps healing what is meant to be healed.

You may find Yuliana at various equinox clubs around New York City. For privates, please contact Yuliana for availability.

 
 
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Dec 29, 2019 - January 4, 2020 

Yoga on the Caribbean Coast

Join Yuliana for a five night, six day retreat on the Caribbean Coast with lots of serious asana and super relaxing activities. There will be delicious meals focused around a fresh menu, inversion and yoga nidra master classes, hikes to jungle pools and waterfalls, all while enjoying daily yoga and mediation in a gorgeous oceanfront yoga shala and beach temple.

 
 
 
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Writing

Novels & Essays

Yuliana Kim-Grant, the daughter of Korean transnational parents, was born in South Korea. She grew up in suburban Philadelphia. Despite the near perfect All-American life, reading and writing were the activities that forgave this constant balancing act of being Korean and American. She attended the George Washington University where she received her BA in International Politics. She received her MFA in Creative Writing Fiction from Emerson College. She lives and works in Manhattan with her husband and son.


 

A shred of Hope

An inexplicable tragedy striking a young Korean-American woman, Jane Park, and her African American husband, Terence Patterson, defines the endpoint of this exquisite mosaic of a novel.

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The World Divided

Third Place Runner Up. Published in SLAB: The Sound and Literary Art Book of Slippery Rock University. Creative Nonfiction Judge: Dr. Faith Adiele. Published 2006.

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Middle passage

First appeared in “Three Ring Circus: How Real Couples Balance Marriage, Work, and Family”. Edited by Dawn Comer Jefferson and Rosanne Welch. Foreword by James P. Comer, M.D. Published by Seal Press, 2004.

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Race(ism) 101

This essay reflects on the Sa-I-Gu LA Riots. It first appeared on KoreanAmericanStory.com.

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Digging deeper with yoga

Yoga Therapy

 

Yuliana believes in yoga’s potentially therapeutic and healing possibilities, yet she could see how a deeper study into the application of yogic tools—postures/exercise, breathwork, meditation techniques, and more—to address an individual’s physical, mental and emotional needs could be beneficial for herself, and ultimately for her students and clients. She began her Yoga Therapy studies in 2016 with Prema Yoga Institute and will be certified under the International Association of Yoga Therapists by 2020.

 
 
 
 
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