“Julie – you are a gem! Your transparent, open, and honest character enhance your lessons and make your teachings very accessible to your students. It is unusual but fabulous to be able to mix the mindfulness and meditations with a huge dose of reality, humor, and candor. We all have “monkeys on our back” and you created an environment that allowed us to share our issues without judgment. That’s a special and unique skill. I passed on quotes, concepts, and practices with my “monkeys” and encouraged them to find a great teacher and take this program!
I can feel the cortisol levels shrinking! I used to go for walks when I felt the explosions coming. Now I can do mindful walking, deep breathing, or pop in a guided meditation and lock myself in my office or room. Also appreciate opportunities for self compassion as I am very hard on myself.
Absolutely would recommend the program and you as the teacher. Would share that it opens one up in a way that you don’t know that you are capable of and help readjust your way of looking at yourself as well as others. New, happy and healthy alternatives for responding to life’s pressures and the pressures we put on ourselves.
Believe it was the 7th lesson when we did meditation where we came up with a place and then invited a guest and had dialogue with them and received gift. I could have stayed in that meditation for another ½ hour at least. I came out of it crying, it was so real. That experience is still with me – I don’t want to let it go. You gave us time to find the place and I was auditioning different ones, as you suggested. Then, the place became so obvious, and the guest became equally obvious. What a deep and emotional experience. Didn’t know I was capable to get down to that level. Thanks – it was a real gift.
Thank YOU, Julie, for making this available to me. As a result of this experience, I have grown as a person as well as a professional who has to relate to so many parents, teachers, and children. Really astonishing!
The retreat was an incredible and extraordinary culmination of the 8 week program. Your generosity of spirit, giving, and sharing was greatly appreciated and valued. I breathed deeper on Sunday than ever before and saw a whole new potential that I didn’t know I had. Wow. You are very special and I hold this experience as a real treasure.