Julia Y. Edwards
location: Pewaukee, WI
Julia holds a comprehensive Pilates Certification from PraXis Balanced Body Studio, a MFA in Dance Choreography from University of North Carolina at Greensboro and a BS in Sociology from College of Charleston SC. Julia has served as contemporary dance faculty for the North Carolina Governor’s School West Campus, Dancepants and adjunct faculty at University of North Carolina Greensboro. She has completed certifications in Level 1 Kettlebells from Kettlebell Athletics and Bartenieff Fundamentals. Her continuing education includes but is not limited to Functional Anatomy for Movement and Injuries (FAMI), freedom of motion in the head, neck and shoulder, pre and post natal pilates, archival mat work, history of the cadillac and reformer, fundamental alignment on the mat as well as breathing and meditation practices. She has instructed clients with ages ranging from 11 to 90 and individuals with chronic pain or limiting injury to elite athletes.
In the studio, Julia draws from a lifetime of curiosity about the body and movement. She combines her enthusiastic study of anatomy, neurology and somatic practices, her love of people and a strong belief in the mind-body connection. She strives to deliver sessions that are centering, filled with good humor and tailored to each individual client’s needs for efficient, healthy, dynamic movement. Attention is directed toward building and empowering the practitioner’s own mind-body awareness and confident command of their body. She creates a fluid balance between challenge and relaxation, shaping an hour that is exacting, centering and invigorating.