Julia began working as a volunteer labor and birth doula in 2002 at Sutter Davis Birthing Center. After years of supporting women and practicing various forms of yoga, Julia completed her International Doula Certification through Doulas of North America (DONA), a 200-hour Yoga Alliance Certified Yoga Teacher Training and an 85-hour Yoga Alliance Certified Prenatal Teacher Training. Since then, Julia has earned the designation of E-RYT 200 Experienced Registered Yoga Teacher. Her doula work, combined with her love of yoga and appreciation of motherhood, led to the creation of her new book Birth Wisdom Yoga Remedies and JournalTM. While supporting women and their partners through her doula work, Julia noticed universal truths, common “pearls of wisdom” that women discover in labor and childbirth. These epiphanies seemed to connect new mothers with the power and strength needed for mothering and for feeling empowered as a woman. Julia has worked with hundreds of women and families through various Birth Wisdom Yoga Prenatal and Postpartum Yoga Classes, Birth Partner Workshops, and Prenatal Yoga Teacher Trainings. Studying, researching and sharing Pelvic Floor Yoga Remedy Retreats and also leading Prenatal Yoga Teacher Trainings are her current passions. She currently lives with her husband and three children in Folsom, California, where they enjoy hiking, kayaking, cycling, gardening and ice-skating.