About Running On Om

The Running On Om (ROO) Podcast began in 2013 when Julia Hanlon, creator and host, embarked on a journey to explore connections of the mind, body and spirit. By 2016, Julia had shared 219 compelling conversations featuring innovative minds from a wide range of backgrounds: authors, musicians, athletes, entrepreneurs to yogis. In 2019, ROO returns with a new chapter and focus: to share stories of women who have committed their lives to endurance sports and the outdoors. Julia is passionate about understanding and sharing how these women live and learn with a connection to their mind, body and spirit in their respective pursuits. ROO strives to empower, uplift and inspire all who listen to these powerful stories, all the while elevating the women who share them.

ABOUT JULIA HANLON

Julia Hanlon is a yoga teacher, runner, storyteller, outdoor enthusiast and student of life. Julia began practicing yoga at age 16, has been teaching since 2011, and completed over 1000 hours of teacher training. She began running in college, competing in both track and cross country at Bates College. Julia graduated Magna Cum Laude with a BA and double major in Ethnomusicology and Religious Studies. She is currently completing her Master in Mindfulness Based Transpersonal Counseling at Naropa University, with the goal of integrating yoga, therapy and the outdoors.

From 2013-2016, Julia’s journey led her to start the Running On Om Podcast (ROO), recording over 200 episodes featuring conversations with a diverse group of innovators of the mind, body, and spirit connection. Relaunching in 2019, Chapter Two of the ROO podcast focuses on sharing stories of women who have committed their lives to endurance sports and the outdoors. Julia’s aim is for these conversations to empower, uplift and inspire all who listen, all the while elevating the women who share them.

Julia is passionate about spreading the practices of yoga and running around the world. Julia has lived in Ethiopia, working with the Yaya Girls Running program and is currently producing her first film, featuring female scholar athletes in Bekoji, Ethiopia. Julia has also taught and led numerous retreats, including partnering with the Outwild Festival and Wilder Running and Writing Retreats. Julia currently lives in Cambridge, MA, where she can be found teaching yoga and exploring the New England outdoors alongside Bodhi, her Wirehaired Pointing Griffon puppy, whom she adores.