Julie has been practicing yoga and the healing arts since the mid 90's. In 2000 she opened the Enlightened Tree Healing Arts Center in the heart of Indiana.
Her compassionate nature in her classes is a direct reflection of her many years of Buddhist study. In 2003, Julie co-founded the Indiana Buddhist Center and was dedicated to her beautiful teacher Geshe Jinpa Sonam, and her positions on the IBC Board. Julie says, “Anything good I have to offer in my classes or life, I owe to my beautiful teachers”.
She completed her first 200hr Yoga Training at Yoga Midwest in 2001 and in 2006 completed OM Yoga’s Teacher Training program and received her Vinyasa certification through OM. She continues her studies with workshops and yoga training intensives.
Julie brings a healing background to her classes with an emphasis on alignment, form, and breath. She encourages her students to recognize the connection to life's everyday challenges and the challenges they might experience on the mat. She reminds students that yoga, like life, is a journey, not a destination.
Julie is also a Personal Empowerment Coach, Certified Reflexologist and Reiki Master/Teacher.