julia k. byrem
My path has wound around over the years, but has always been one of wellness. I hold a B.S. in Kinesiology & Exercise Science from the University of Houston where I began my career as a personal trainer and group exercise teacher. I continued my career in the fitness industry, always seeking to make healthy living accessible to all. In 2003, I transitioned from direct client training into sales and marketing in the health club industry, and became interested in the study of phases of change and transformational language with a mission to help people actualize change in their lives.
During this transition, I received a life changing diagnosis of fibromyalgia. While helping other make changes I found myself on a new journey. Later that same year I discovered yoga and meditation. What followed was the development of a practice that is personal and also my job. As a teacher and yoga school faculty member I contribute joyfully to supporting others in their personal practices, cultivating teachers as well as supporting the growth and harmony of our greater community.
In a true story meeting of happen stance I met my Reiki teacher. From across the room at a wellness convention we became instant friends. I have always known that there is more to each of us than what the eyes behold. As a Reiki Level Two Practitioner I am eternally grateful for the opportunity to bring positive energy to people, places and spaces as often as I can.
When I'm not teaching or learning, I'm outdoors, especially working in my kitchen garden, or hiking with my family. I find great joy in time spent with others doing all things crafty and creative, cooking, and having good conversation.