Always interested in spirituality and healing modalities, Julie has traveled and learned from healers in many cultures. After retiring from a career in finance, Julie started formally studying bodywork and became an avid student of Thai Massage.
Julie has studied privately in with Kimberly Call at the Center for Thai Massage, Rose Griscom in affiliation with ITM in Chang Mai, 'Mukti' Michael Buck & Sudevi Kramer of the Vedic Conservatory, David Roma; Ayurvedic Massage with Hilary Garivaltis, and traditional massage with the Barberio School of Massage. She has also studied energy healing with Mietek Wirkus Dorothy Green and Dr. Richard Visone.
Julie found herself in love with yoga during her 200 hours Inner Fire yoga teacher training at Yoga on Main in Philadelphia and jumped right into the Ayurvedic yoga 500-hour program with Shiva Das & Ed Zadlo, to whom she will be eternally grateful. She has also received training in Y4C, for Yoga for Cancer recovery.
Her great passion is Bhakti yoga - Mantra & working with the harmonium has inspired her to no end. She studies privately with Yvette OM, and is frequently found chanting and attending kirtans. Julie feels indescribably blessed to have met Mata Amritanandamayi, who is her main and continuous teacher.