Certified Feldenkrais Practitioner
Grad Dip Health Promotion
Member of: Australian Feldenkrais Guild AFG, Australian Physiotherapy Association APA & Australian Teachers of Meditation Association ATMA.
Julia’s passion for helping individuals improve their wellbeing and understanding the broader contributors to health and wellness have been key threads in her professional life. As a Feldenkrais practitioner, physiotherapist and experienced meditation practitioner, the interrelationship of mind and body is central to her approach. Her further studies in Health Promotion reflect her commitment to improving wellbeing in individuals, groups and communities.
Julia's career as a physiotherapist has included work in acute care, primary and tertiary rehabilitation, private practice and teaching. Julia completed her Feldenkrais training in 1997 and is a Certified Feldenkrais practitioner. She has a private practice in Melbourne specialising in the Feldenkrais Method. This is based at the Abbotsford Convent in Abbotsford, a community-based Arts and Cultural precinct.
While a majority of her clients come for help with chronic pain or neurological problems, she also works with artists and others involved in creative pursuits, with people who wish to develop their capacity to perform, and those who simply wish to develop self-awareness and become more adept, comfortable and at ease in activities and life in general.
Her involvement in Feldenkrais was preceded by a long-time interest in meditation and Buddhist philosophy. She has a deep curiosity about how mind and attention are employed and explored in both arenas and how each practice can inform and support development of the other.
Julia has completed Mindfulness meditation teacher training and has taught meditation over many years, both to individuals and groups. In her experience, meditation contributes positively to health & wellbeing as well as enabling a deeper and healthier connection to self and others. Julia also works part-time as a therapist with The Gawler Foundation in their Cancer, Multiple Sclerosis and Wellness programs. Her role includes Feldenkrais and teaching meditation.
She is a member of the Australian Teachers of Meditation Association ATMA