JULIE (LMT, RYT 500, RPYT, AYS) has lived on the North Shore of Oahu since the early 80’s where she found her healthy lifestyle to be not only supported, but encouraged. Being active and in tune with the natural rhythm of the earth and the tides was the norm on the North Shore. She became a Licensed Massage Therapist and Hawaiian LomiLomi practitioner in 2004 on the Big Island Of Hawaii through Hawaii School Of Massage (Aunty Margaret Machado). As she developed her techniques in Bodywork, she became interested in the movement patterns of the body and mind that created restrictions and freedom. Being exposed to Yoga as a kid, but not too deeply, she started practicing Asana with more curiosity,. After a severe injury to her spine, in 2006 her interest in the practice of Yoga became a soul searching endeavor. As she says, Yoga found her just at the right time. The philosophy, the breathing and the self care helped her through 3 separate spine surgeries and countless physical tests.
Fast forward to 2008 she began her first 200 hour Hatha Yoga teacher training (Jenni Winterburn at Yoga Nook) just 2 months after her last Back surgery, which gave her the groundwork to begin a big life shift into herself. It took about 2 years of recovery from the surgeries, gaining strength and purpose in life, to be ready to deepen her practice. In 2010 she completed a 200 hour Vinyasa teacher training right here on the north shore of Oahu through True Union Yoga under 4 amazing teachers (Kate Baldwin, Lilly Berrens, Collette Cameron and Steve Ross *Maha Yoga ) After her completion of this training she allowed herself time to absorb the teachings by practicing and growing an intentional life.