Julie Brannen


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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?

Right now...

Book: Women Who Run with the Wolves

Podcast: Be Here Now (Ram Dass)

Favorite self care strategy?

Immersing myself in nature, water or land

Astrology sign(s)

Sun: Aquarius

Moon: Aries

Rising: Cancer

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!

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