Your soul deserves to be cherished.
By You and Your Partner
DOES THIS SOUND FAMILIAR?
You value supportive relationships, therapy in all forms, fresh air, exercise and nutritious food, but you believe in science and brain chemistry and sometimes people need to take a pill to feel like a human being and that’s OK.
You’re a natural people pleaser and truly care about feelings, but you’re exhausted and burned out and can’t name anyone who you can call to just vent to, without feeling like you owe them something.
You're longing for a ticket to paradise, or at least a helping-hand off the struggle bus and into a healthy relationship- where you feel cherished, or a job that supports you emotionally and financially.
You're spiritually and sexually evolved, curious or at least aware, but you’re not about to put a jade egg in your vagina, no matter what Gwyneth says.
If so, you're in the right place.
I’m Julie, your Energy Coach & Intimacy Specialist.
At Bold and Sacred, I help you and your partner deeply connect to one another without defenses or inhibitions through my scientific and practical approach to intimacy. I offer Couple’s Energy Healing, Couple’s Coaching, Private Coaching, and Group Programs.
Schedule a free call with me here.
Why I Do This Work
I was called to be an energy healer as a child. I later had the good fortune to come in contact with professional healers and guides as a young adult who helped me recover and rebuild my life after suffering from life-altering experiences.
My introduction to energy healing began during my adolescent growth spurt. I would lay in bed at night sobbing from the aching pain in my legs known as "growing pains." I’d call my mother into my room and she’d stand at the foot of my bed and run her hands a few inches above my body, and gently rest them on my legs and then hold my feet. She called this "Mommy Magic," and it worked! The pain went away!
Years later, in the “Crazy 80’s”
I waited tables at a New Age vegetarian restaurant in San Diego. It was a tiny hole-in-the-wall that was frequented by famous people, groovy families, starving artists and lonely travelers. I was like a kid in a candy shop: learning about philosophy, alternative spirituality and diverse lifestyles. It was then when I first heard the term "energy healing," from my customers and co-workers.
In 1988, I took my first yoga class and it was life-changing. During that class, I connected with my "Higher Self" and was given specific instructions on ways I needed to change my life. Those instructions were enveloped in a deep feeling of love and acceptance. I followed them and have not looked back.
I realized my body had things to communicate. It was there to help guide me toward processing emotion, healing my wounds, connecting with my intuition and making sound decisions.
In this case, it also guided me straight into my life’s work.
I took classes in California with other yogis, energy healers and bodyworkers, but my big break came when I moved back to Minneapolis. I met a football coach who invited me to teach yoga to his team. That was 1991. Few people were doing yoga in the Twin Cities and I had a chance to pioneer something new.
My passion for teaching yoga soon led me to studying and later teaching rehabilitative massage in a massage therapy program. As I learned to identify the human musculature by feeling it under my hands, I also began to realize that the body was communicating to me through energy.
I was reintroduced to the practice of energy healing while in massage school in 1992, when my biological mother was dying. A classmate who worked as an energy healer just happened to rest her hands on my back for a few seconds and I distinctly heard the words “mom, mom, mom” and tears began rolling down my face. That weekend, I went to a used bookstore. A book in front of me curiously fell off the shelf and I caught it. It was called Hands of Light. It's written by former NASA physicist and energy healer Barbara Brennan. I bought the book, read it cover to cover and knew one day I’d attend Brennan’s four-year healing college, which I did and graduated in 1999.
Thereafter, I began to fuse massage and energy healing and worked at the groundbreaking, mind-body wellness center, the Marsh, for a number of years.
In 2000, I was invited to create a special curriculum in Yoga and energy consciousness for the University of Minnesota/Guthrie Theater actor training program where I served as a faculty member for three years. In 2002, I created a Yoga program and energy consciousness program for the University of Minnesota Gopher Football team and worked with the players for six seasons. My work was featured in the Minneapolis Star/Tribune and Yoga Journal.
In 2009, I took all I had learned about the human body and the human energy field and created Western and Eastern anatomy and intuitive development coursework for yoga teacher training programs. I also graduated from a Lifestyle and Design Coaching Program, through Abundant Yogi.
In 2015, I further advanced my studies by completing my MA in Marriage and Family Therapy. I’m now a licensed therapist.
My varied trainings have given me the opportunity to synthesize different bodies of knowledge and healing modalities to help my clients achieve their healing and wellness goals.
My Advanced, Professional Training Includes:
- Energy Medicine and Body Centered Psychotherapy - Barbara Brennan School of Healing, four-year healing science program.
- MA, Marriage and Family Therapy - Adler Graduate School
- Relational Life Therapy Couples Counseling, nearing certification – Terry Real
- Couple’s Developmental Model Training Level I – Couple’s Institute.
- Lifestyle Design Coaching Certification - Abundant Yogi.
- Erotic Recovery for Low-Sex and No-Sex Couples - Tammy Nelson
- San Diego State University, BA (1988)
- Northern Lights School of Massage Therapy (1992)
- E-RYT White Lotus Yoga Foundation (1993)
- Barbara Brennan School of Healing (1999)
- Adler Graduate School, MA (2015)
- Relational Life Therapy- (nearing certification)
- The University of Minnesota BFA/ Guthrie Theater Actor Training Program
- The University of Minnesota Gopher Football Team
- The Minnesota Wild Hockey Club
- Members of the Minnesota Timberwolves
- Concordia College Football Team
- Tolerance Minnesota
- The Marsh, A Center for Balance and Fitness
- Children’s Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota
- Generations Counseling and Care Management
- Centerpoint School of Massage
- Wild Tree Psychotherapy, LLC
- Local Yoga Teacher Training Programs
- Local High Schools
- Local Health Clubs
Today, I have two distinct and separate practices where I work as an Energy Coach & Intimacy Specialist through Bold and Sacred® and as a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist through my business, Jumpstart Counseling Studio in Minneapolis.
To learn more and see if we’re a fit to work together, schedule a call here.