Since 2002, Julie has been offering sacred movement, conscious and creative dance for ages walking to eighty in Arizona, New Mexico, Washington, and Minnesota.  Her classes have included ecstatic dance with live drumming, ecstatic dance integrating plant medicine, free-form and facilitated conscious dance classes and workshops.  She has taught at colleges, yoga & dance studios and private homes.  Julie weaves gentleness and intensity in her classes, encouraging each person to look within to find a deeper connection to their soul's dance.  She draws inspiration from nature, the wisdom of her own body and the rich roots of her Spanish and Italian heritage.

Julie has traveled to Puerto Rico, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Spain, Italy, Greece, China, Belize, Costa Rica, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua and Mexico.  In 2002, she attended the Southwest School of Botanical Medicine (500 hours) receiving a certificate in western herbalism.  Her travels and love of botanical medicine, combined with her Master's in Environmental Studies allow her to integrate a deep appreciation for the diversity, strength and fragility of the Earth into all of her work.  Julie provides individual herbal consultations as well as private movement sessions.  Her big love is integrating plant spirit medicine with movement meditation.

Julie's dance is inspired by many teachers including Vinn Marti (Soul Motion), Gabrielle Roth (5Rhythms), and Anne Green Gilbert (BrainDance).  Julie has spent over 450 hours studying with these teachers including several ten-day intensives such as Vinn Marti's Soul Motion Mastery and Gabrielle Roth's Medicine Dance as well as Mirrors, an in-depth look at the ego.  She also incorporates her teachings in other healing modalities such as Vipassana meditation and Reiki.  Julie is now pleased to be offering conscious dance on the Big Island of Hawai'i in Kapa'au, Waimea, Honoka'a, and Hilo. 

She lives in Hilo, Hawai'i with her beloved Casey, their four year old daughter and two step-sons part of the year.

Email Julie@DancingBotanicals.com

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