Yogi & Author


“Just let go. Let go of how you thought your life should be, and embrace the life that is trying to work its way into your consciousness.” —Caroline Myss

group and private class instructor

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.



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. Read more of Yuliana’s current writing on her YKG Blog.


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.