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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 220 compelling conversations featuring innovative minds from a wide range of backgrounds, including authors, musicians, athletes, entrepreneurs and yogis. After a pause, from 2019 to 2020, ROO returned with a refined 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, inspire, and uplift all who listen to these powerful stories, all the while elevating the women who share them.

Julia Hanlon Yoga


Julia Hanlon is a podcast host, yoga teacher, runner, outdoor enthusiast and student of life. Julia began practicing yoga at age 16, has been teaching since 2011, and has completed over 1,500 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 in 2014. She is currently completing her Master’s 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. After a three year pause to pursue other interests, Julia returned to podcasting in late 2019. She is passionate about sharing stories of women who have committed their lives to endurance sports and the outdoors and relaunched ROO in 2019 with this new focus in mind.

Julia is grateful to have the opportunity to share yoga and running around the world. She has lived in Sululta, Ethiopia, working with the Yaya Girls Running program and recently premiered her first film, Bekoji 100, a documentary that she co-directed and co-produced, featuring female scholar-athletes in Bekoji, Ethiopia. Julia has also led and taught in 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, hosting the Running On Om podcast, and exploring the New England outdoors alongside Bodhi, her Wirehaired Pointing Griffon pup, whom she adores.