Groups and Upcoming Events


If you take care of other people professionally or in your personal life, and you’re craving space away from the noise to hear your own voice again, this program was created for you. It’s not group therapy or interpersonal processing; it’s women taking care of themselves, together. There are still spots open in the online community (in-person groups will resume when safe to do so, but the online group is flexible, open to women around the world, and available throughout the pandemic). Find out more here!


Most recent podcast interview (January 2021) covering topics such as death and dying, ambiguous loss, and the grief that comes with change. You’ll also hear more about my story in becoming a therapist as well as the teachings that came from working as an interfaith hospice chaplain.


Try out the Release & Empower practices and experience the beauty of self-healing in community. The next free workshop will likely be in late summer of 2021, but you can sign up to hear when it gets scheduled. Alternatively, you can set up a free Q & A phone call with me and try out the online community any Tuesday evening.


FREE VIRTUAL GATHERINGS with special guest Rosalva de las Flores

Throughout the ages and across cultures, in dark times and in light, people have gathered around fires for song, dance, and prayer. We are in a new world now, but what nourishes and fortifies the human spirit hasn’t changed. Whoever you are, wherever you come from, if you come with heart and respect for others, you are welcome here.


*Due to restrictions on public gatherings, Community Wellness Hour is currently on hiatus. Please sign up here to receive updates! If you’d like to attend virtual Community Wellness Hours, you can sign up to receive emails about future virtual circles.

Looking for a trainer or facilitator for your group or organization? I do free initial consultations and design unique programs after assessing your needs. Some recent workshop titles include:

  • Living With Uncertainty, Moving Through Change
  • Self-Care for Mental Health and Healthcare Professionals
  • Mind-Body Release Work for Stress & Anxiety
  • Community Healing Workshop
  • Grief Circles
  • The Soul of Service: CEU Workshops, Trainings, and Retreats for Mental Health and Healthcare Professionals
  • Simple Wellness Programming for Employers

In addition to private venues, I’ve presented at a diverse range of organizations, including Seton Cove, Texas State University, Girling Hospice, Hays CISD, Kaballah School, LifeWorks, Austin Recovery Center, Austin Public Library, Austin InConnection, Serenity Wellness Center, Austin Born, Community Action of Central Texas, AOMA Graduate School of Integrative Medicine, Dar a Luz (Albuquerque, NM), and Mission College (San Jose, CA). If you’d like to have a free initial consultation for your group, please email or call 512-827-8208.

Austin Book Release

Book Release at BookPeople, Feb. 2015


Julia is a highly spiritual and open-hearted facilitator and teacher. She has a gift for holding a safe space, structuring without rigidity or judgment, and presenting highly inclusive invitations for personal exploration. I would recommend her workshops and retreats both to helping professionals and the general public.

I feel refreshed and energized. I am thankful for Julia’s lovely presence and helpful guidance. Her quiet acceptance allowed us to be at ease as we moved into each part of the program. I am very grateful.

This workshop gave me great insight into myself. Julia is a wonderful facilitator. Very safe and relaxing. I am walking away from this renewed in my self-confidence.