Julee has been passionately engaged in the intersection of yoga and somatics since she began practicing 25 years ago. Julee is a licensed massage therapist, biodynamic craniosacral therapist, visceral manipulation practitioner, and Body-Mind Centering Practitioner. Her practice and teaching is influenced by the works of Bonnie Bainbridge Cohen, Ida Rolf, Moshe Feldenkrais, BKS Iyengar, Desikachar, and many others in the realm of yoga, somatics, dance, science and osteopathy.
Julee has been an avid student of Lisa Clark since they first met in the early 90s. She completed the first class of the EmbodiYoga® 230hr program in 2004 and the 300hr program in 2006. Julee lives in Raleigh NC and serves as Director of Yoga, Somatics and Therapeutic Programming at EVOLVE Movement where she has her bodywork practice and offers EmbodiYoga® classes, individual yoga therapy, and specialized workshops and teacher trainings. You can find her writings in yoga and somatics at http://www.EmbodimentEtudes.com.
Lisa brings 37 years of study, personal practice, teaching and living yoga to her workshops and teacher trainings. A teacher’s teacher, she approaches asana mindfully, gently, and deeply – helping students to move beyond a formulaic approach to performing yoga to embody yoga in a fully creative, authentic, and life nurturing way. She has spent a lifetime merging enigmatic yogas with current up-to-date somatic experience and exploring how the body-mind expresses itself.
Lisa is a E-RYT 500 with Yoga Alliance, a registered International Somatic Movement Educator and Therapist, anda certified Teacher/Practitioner of Body Mind Centering. She is one of the leading innovators of the integration of Yoga and Body Mind Centering and has been actively engaged in the training, teaching and development of this form over 30 years. Lisa was Program Director of the European BMC Embodied Anatomy and Yoga Program in Berlin, Germany (2010-2013), and Program Coordinator and Developer with Bonnie Bainbridge Cohen for the BMC & Yoga Programs in Amherst, MA from 1999-2004. Lisa has led workshops and advanced training programs internationally at studios throughout the United States, Europe, China, and South America.
Yoga has been Lisa’s passionate love for over 36 years, and she brings a rich lifetime perspective and broad professional understanding of the changing field of yoga. Her driving force is in discovering increased levels of consciousness through lived embodiment and the belief that we experience our lives through the felt sense of the body.