Wherever you are, I'll meet you there!
I am committed to holding space for you, welcoming you home to your own heart! Helping you navigate back to this present moment and to the space that holds you exactly as you are! A reminding of the perfection that is you!
I am so glad you are here!
My own journey to this present moment, an initiation that began over 30 years ago, has not been easy, but I am so grateful to the gift of grace that brought me here. My 20’s was the initiation to self, a journey of exploration, play and travel, of leadership in the non-profit sector, the beginning of my studies in meditation and alternative and energy health practices. My 30’s was the initiation into motherhood, a journey and exploration of unconditional love and the initiation into career as a Registered Midwife. My 40’s begin as the initiation to the ego’s expression of my best life which took a 180 degree turn in my mid 40’s to the initiation into an incredibly dark period of time after a car accident literally stopped me in my tracks. This was the initiation and the invitation to come back to Self, a journey to finding my true heart’s purpose.
I am so grateful for these journeys, graciously and not so graciously inviting me to the opportunity to do my own work, to develop my capacity to sit and hold space for you.
I continue to follow my heart and my love and dedication to learning. At present, I am currently enrolled in the Mindfulness Meditation Teacher Certificate program with Tara Brach and Jack Kornfield, as well as the Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy Certification program. I will always be a learner, and continue to study and grow my roots in my practices of Sacred Healing Journeys, Reiki, Somatic Inquiry, and in the space of circles and ritual.
Your heart knows the way. Run in that direction. - Rumi
An Online Ten-Month Exploration
Join Lisa Meuser and I in a ten-month exploration to meet the places that are holding the wounds of our yesterday and those places that are looking externally for the love we have always needed and wanted while slowly developing a trust in something larger than oneself as we walk toward the possibility of living and loving from a place of embodiment.
Currently underway. Feel free to touch base about future possibilities or for private sessions.
Intuitive Reiki and Craniosacral Healing
As an Usui Reiki Master and student of Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy, I believe in the inherent wisdom of the body, and its ability to strengthen and heal. If met by hands that can simply hold and meet the body, the body can and will find its rhythm and resonance of strength. In these systems, it is believed that a person’s chi, life force or energy should be strong and free flowing. When this is true a person’s body and mind is in a positive state of health. When the energy becomes weak or blocked it could lead to symptoms of physical or emotional imbalance. The beautiful gift of Reiki and Craniosacral Therapy is the reminder to the body of its incredible life force and ability to return to balance.
Intuitive Reiki, Craniosacral Therapy can be combined with Somatic Inquiry and Sacred Spirit Healing to include messages and wisdom shared for you from Spirit, Healing Guides or Ancestors.
A Reiki session can be in person or through distance, and Craniosacral Therapy is offered in person. Both can help support and open the body to its own innate wisdom for healing on all levels – physical, mental, and emotional.
Life has a way of showing up in the form of challenges and difficulties, in a way that can leave us feeling uncomfortable and unsettled - like all life is simply a series of unfortunate events. What if we could just rest with those uncomfortable thoughts, feelings and bodily sensations? What if we could find our innate capacity to be okay, even when we don’t feel ok? This is the invitation - to drop in, rest, and explore the possibility of being ok and to build capacity to reside with all that arises -from the space of the heart.
In sessions, using an approach of mindful awareness, curiosity, and compassionate presence, we learn to look and feel deeply into what we are experiencing; we can discover what previously remained hidden or unconscious, allowing whatever arises within our experience to be fully welcomed. By asking a few simple questions and using our capacity to notice, we increase our awareness of thoughts and sensations, inviting us to come to know and trust in an embodied way that presence itself includes everything: pain, suffering, pleasure and joy.
Somatic Inquiry, when in person, can be combined with Intuitive Reiki and Craniosacral Therapy.
Sessions can be done via Zoom, Skype, phone or in-person.
Sacred Healing Journeys
Most cultures of the world have practiced their own version of Sacred Healing Journeys, weaving their own unique ways of explaining and facilitating the relationship and boundaries between ordinary reality, our day to day life, and the spirit world. The following are ways we can bridge the worlds, and find the medicine to bring you home to who you are:
Power Animal, Plant Spirit and Other Helping Spirits: Discover your plant Spirit guides, animal guides, and other Spirit helpers.
Pattern Collapse: Working through deep rooted patterned beliefs.
Divination of Personal Rituals & Elemental Prescriptions from Spirit: building altars, gratitude practice, journaling, walking in nature, personal ritual, prayer, meditation.
Soul Retrieval: Available for soul, physical body, land, building, and other physical spaces. Regain lost or misplaced essence lost from beliefs or trauma; regain a sense of purpose and well-being.
Ancestral Healing: To help address long-standing patterns, family dynamics or inherited issues.
Women's Sharing Circles
At a time in our shared story, there is so much that we are carrying. So much that may be unexpressed, may be unfelt. The invitation, come into a circle of women where you can be held and witnessed.
Sharing Circles, also known as Talking Circles, are based on sacred tradition. In a Sharing Circle, each one is equal and each one belongs. Participants in a Sharing Circle learn to listen while simply holding space . The intention is to open hearts, to understand and to connect.
The Sharing Circle begins with a guided meditation, followed by the opening of the space to share about your experience with others in the circle. Each circle is unique.
Please contact me to explore ways of meeting in circle together. As well, see Events for upcoming Circle opportunities in person and online.
Women's Sharing Circle
A Time to Arrive to the Heart of Presence
Next Circles Start:
Circle One starts on May 17th 2021 9:15am PST
Circle Two starts on May 19th 2021 4:45pm PST
At a time in our shared story, there is so much that we are carrying. So much that may be unexpressed, may be unfelt. The invitation, come into a circle of women where you can be held and witnessed. Sharing Circles, also known as Talking Circles, are based on sacred tradition. In a sharing circle, everyone is equal, and everyone belongs. Here the Sharing Circle begins with a guided meditation, followed by the opening of the space to share about your present moment experience with others in the circle. Each circle is uniquely created based on the intentions and goals of the group.
There will be 2 circle offerings. Each circle participant will have a 30 minute one-to-one meeting with Julia to become acquainted with the mindfulness practice we will be using in the circles. The circles will run for 6 consecutive weeks, each for 90 minutes, and the one-to-one’s will take place the week prior to the first circle gathering. Each circle will have a maximum of 6 participants, and each participant is asked to commit to the 6 week sharing circle cycle.
Investment – $125. Sliding scale available
“I've known Julia for what seems like a lifetime now, even though it's only been 18 months. She has been the person I go to when my nervous system has needed to settle; when I am fearful, anxious, sad, or alone. She's also been the person I go to when I need to share something I'm excited about; when I'm happy, joyful, at peace, or simply neutral. She's been able to hold it all. Whatever has come up in me, she's been able to meet it just as it is, with loving kindness and open arms.
I could talk for a long time about Julia's admirable qualities, but I think it suffice to say that, among other things, she is a deep listener, an insightful, caring and loving human being, a wise counsellor, and the sort of comrade you want by your side in battle; the ideal companion on a long, dangerous journey; a level-headed leader in times of extreme crisis; and a comforting friend, sitting next to you at the end of your hardest challenges, as you reflect on your experiences in life and survey the terrain you've just crossed. I couldn't have asked for a better blessing in my life.”
I respectfully acknowledge that I am a visitor to these lands and that I live, work and play on unceded Coast Salish Territories*, specifically of the Lekwungen and W_SÁNEC peoples.