Julia says, "I took an interest in meditation, eastern philosophy and the healing arts at the age wee age of 19. For many years studying and practicing these interests was a hobby and just something I did outside of going to school and working. In 2005, I embarked on the path of turning my passions into a profession. I enrolled in Massage school in the fall of 2005 and completed my studies in fall of 2006 and became legally licensed in the craft at the start of 2007. In 2008, I completed my first Yoga Teacher Training and began teaching professionally in 2009. Also in 2009, I completed a 200-hour Thai Yoga Massage training with Therathai. In 2013, I completed a 500-hour teacher training with my teacher, Rolf Gates. In addition to being a Healing Arts Practitioner, I also enjoy learning Latin and Ballroom dancing, walking with my two dogs, gardening, music, travel and the many other great reasons to be alive-- like food, friends and family.