Hi!  I’m Julie.  I am a graduate of the Institute of Integral Qigong and Tai Chi, holding a 200 hour certification.  I am a Certified Wellness Coach through the Spencer Institute and hold certifications in Yoga and Group Exercise.

I specialize in supporting women to lose weight and release the emotional burdens of battling with body image issues. I utilize movement practices, meditation, and mindset tools to embolden clients to enjoy more fun, sensuality, and self-love.

 

This is my story:

It was like I was in a prison, cut off from my body, living only in my head. I only had access to the parts that allowed me to survive, not LIVE. I was depressed and angry. I had an idea of how I wanted to live and how I wanted to be. I wanted to be free and glorious and amazing. But I didn’t know how to get there. And honestly, I didn’t think I could – I didn’t have the audacity.”

That’s what my life was like just three years ago.I was overweight, depressed, and felt trapped. I hated my body, I hated myself. I was unable engage in life in any meaningful way.

I’ve gone through a HUGE transformation since then. I lost 50 pounds and have kept it off for 3 years. But more importantly, I’ve overcome this crushing self-loathing.

I’m happy; I’m thriving – even in the face of huge life transitions. My growth has been due to one conscious choice after another.  The most important choice has been to Love Myself.

I want everyone – but especially women – to find freedom from the emotional burdens of battling with body image issues. Pressures to be thin, young, tame, the perfect mom, the perfect wife, sensual, organized, etc. weigh us down.  So many messages of not good enough.

What if we all connected with that divine part of us that IS good enough? And we operated from there? What if we treated ourselves as if we are perfect and divine? What if we were all wild and free, connected and loving our True Selves?