I’m Julie, the founder of Bold and Sacred®.
I’m the Energy Healer & Relationship Coach behind the brand Bold and Sacred®
I help people and their partners deeply connect with each other without defenses or inhibitions, through my practical and scientific approach to intimacy. I offer Couple’s Energy Healing ,Couples Coaching, Private Coaching and Group Programs.
I do this through a unique approach that combines hands-on-energy healing, and professional coaching.
I help you uncover the major themes of your life, reclaim your strengths and weave together an integrated, energetic healing experience that’s geared towards you.
Why do I do it?
Because I was called to be an energy healer as a child. I later had the good fortune to come in contact with energy 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 achiness 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 “Hands of Light” 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
Today I have two distinct and separate practices where I work as an Energy Healer & Relationship Coach 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, contact me to schedule a complimentary 15-minute phone consultation.