Julie’s desire to improve her health began in her early twenties, when she decided to search for the root cause of her health concerns due to years of suffering. She has been a practicing dental hygienist for 30 years, but her passion for holistic living exploded in 2009 when she became a Certified Integrative Nutrition Practitioner through the Institute of Integrative Nutrition. In 2011 she became Board certified from the American Association of Drugless Practitioners (AADP) and currently works with clients helping them heal and explore with an emphasis on Ayurvedic practices including nutrition, self-care, and Yoga.

Julie has always been very physically active and was a dedicated runner and black belt in Tae Kwon Do. However, it wasn’t until 2011 that she began practicing yoga to relieve her back and wrist pain from hygiene and knee pain from extreme sports. To her surprise, breathing and being still in the present moment was more challenging than any marathon or extreme sport she had ever done. Instantly intrigued, Julie dove in and hasn’t looked back since.

In 2016 Julie received her certification for Yoga Sculpt from Core Power Yoga as well as her 200 Hour RYT from Live Love Teach in Rhode Island. Yoga not only has brought her physical exercise to another level, it has become the missing link to her life long journey of trying to heal her body, mind, and soul. Julie teaches a challenging and dynamic Vinyasa style flow with an emphasis on breath. It is suitable for all levels. Julie’s mission is to make a difference in the world by educating, inspiring, and creating a safe environment for her students to learn and explore possibilities within themselves, one breath at a time.

Julie recently completed a 6-month training thru the Chopra Center for Meditation. She is certified to teach and instruct Primordial Sound Meditation, as well as Transcendental Meditation. This next section of life for Julie has an emphasis on personal growth and exploration as she continues to deepen her yoga practice and studies in Ayurveda. Julie is very excited to expand her horizons and continue to teach, educate, and inspire her students.

Julie resides in Geneva with her three beautiful daughters which are in college and starting their careers. Her largest role in life has been being a mother and raising three conscious, strong, independent young ladies. Watching them grow up, mentoring them through life has been her greatest joy.