Dancing through life, Julie's experiences are abundant in creativity, community, education, health, + healing. Some of her roles include artist, director, healer, teacher, mover; she follows the path of heart + soul. Her greatest joy comes from guiding folks into an organic + compassionate practice of fiercely approaching vulnerability + embodying whole-hearted living. Her goal is to create brave, inclusive spaces in order to allow for radiant expression, courageous liberation, + uplifting connection.
She is the Founder + Executive Artistic Director of SheWolf Sacred, a community organization on a mission to create movements that embody + energize intersectional feminism for marginalized people through healing arts rituals. She is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, Registered Dance/Movement Therapist, with a Master of Arts in Dance/Movement Therapy and Counseling, and Graduate Laban Certificate in Movement Analysis from Columbia College Chicago.
Coffee or tea?
Funniest teaching moment?
Finding out I ripped my pants halfway through class. I guess I was moving and shaking a lot!
What is your favorite book or podcast?
Book: Women Who Run with the Wolves
Podcast: Be Here Now (Ram Dass)
Favorite self care strategy?
Immersing myself in nature, water or land
Why are you excited about Inner Sense Healing Arts Collective?
Because it is quite an incredible thing to be a part of a passionate, compassionate collective for change. It feels so important right now, to take matters into our own hands, to provide inclusive + diverse opportunities for others, to be the light on this challenging but beautiful path. Aho!