Julie delights in connecting people to yoga and helping them use it to enhance health and happiness. Her fun, foundational teaching makes yoga accessible to every body. She's practiced for 16 years completing her 200 hour training in 2009 at Bhumi's Yoga and Wellness (Ohio's first teacher training program) and has attended workshops with leaders in the field including Amrit Desai, Todd Norian, Seane Corn, Ana Forrest and MC Yogi. Based in Akron, Julie's an active volunteer for the Big Love Network, Free Akron Yoga and Stewart's Caring Place Cancer Wellness Center.
Her career as a registered dietitian in eating disorders treatment and her personal recovery journey inspired the creation of Body Karma Healing (BKH), a specialized program that guides women to peace with their bodies and food through the path of yoga. In addition to classes, Julie provides private BKH PEACE Coaching, general private yoga sessions, dynamic workshops and retreats, and consults on special projects. In June 2015 she released Poems From The Path of Peace, Vol.1., a collection of writings from her own healing path paired with photographs of nature's brilliance. The second volume was released in June 2018. Both books are available through her website. Julie's available to speak publicly on yoga, creativity, eating disorders, body image, mindful eating, stress management and wellness.
Julie's focus on the spiritual and energetic aspects of the yogic system equal to the physical practice gives clients soul nourishing experiences that empower growth and healing from a place of self-love which she believes is essential for both individual and collective peace.