As one of my teachers said: “I have no biography. All what is considered biography is absolutely meaningless and irrelevant. All that matters is who I Am Here and Now”.

I would love to leave this page empty after this sentence of wisdom, but as we know, the Mind loves stories, so here is my human story. And this story is a tricky thing to compose - through life we are going through stages and perspectives; values and relationship to past events change. What do I choose to bring up and make an important piece of the biography and what do I leave aside?

So, I am a grateful, happy, glowing creature that wishes to share these states with the world. When I was a kid, I heard that Ignorance is the biggest sin. Since then, learning, investigating, sharing and discovering became the Path. I love life. Every day finding the reasons for it, even if sometimes it's not easy. I breathe. I practice. I simply Am. And, to make this Bio short and to the point, I am putting the story into themed paragraphs.

START OF THE JOURNEY
I was born and raised in USSR (now Belarus). The iron curtain started to dissolve exactly when I was entering my conscious years, so I am lucky to have experienced the absolutely different worlds of Soviet and Western realities in their fullness.
CONVENTIONAL EDUCATION
Being raised in the family of a scientist, I was programmed towards a path of career and success. That’s how I ended up in one of the best gymnasiums in Minsk, and then went to earn a BA in the field of Cybernetics. These studies were quite influential but half way it was clear that I was wasting my time – I am by nature a humanitarian… That was the reason I moved to Israel – there I did a double major degree in English Literature, Cinematography and History of Arts.
CONVENTIONAL CAREER
Unusual for Soviet reality, I started working at the age of 15. I randomly got a job from a person I met on the street, and was an office secretary in a small fish importer company. I did much more than my duties – from standard computer and other office deeds to dealing with clients and banks. That gave me a strong sense that I can do anything in this life.In Israel, while studying in the university, I took numerous psychology and sociology classes. This brought me work with autistic adults, and later in the Shelter for the Victims of Human Trafficking. For about three years I was doing there 2-3 twenty-hour-long shifts a week. This place organically made me a psychologist, a healer, and a sister to countless girls who were illegally brought from Eastern Europe, used and abused against their free will. After graduation I was lucky to get a prestigious  job in the biggest Israeli newspaper Yedioth Ahronot – first as a graphic designer, and later as a photographer. I worked there for over 7 years until taking a life changing decision to quit the career and move into the wild earth life style.
IN THE SEARCH FOR SELF AND SPIRIT
I clearly remember the first encounter with My Self. I was about 4-5 years old, left alone in the house. On the way from the bathroom to the living room I suddenly felt like someone is looking at me from above. Nothing visible was there, but I knew there is something or someone. I tried to ask ‘them’ telepathically (of course, I didn’t know that word then) about their origin and intention, but suddenly I saw MySelf from above. And something else that I never could put into words happened too. That was an absolutely shocking experience for a little girl!! And forever on – that moment was a turning point that revealed to me that this world is just one layer of many many other ones. That is when it became clear to me that the most interesting thing to do is to study inner worlds and discover something that is beyond the material realm.

Baptised by Catholic grandma at about 7, I discovered Christianity and the Baptist church, where I spent my Sundays for a few years. Born in an absolutely atheistic scientist family, that was an unacceptable thing to do, but I am grateful to my parents for never saying ‘no’ to my desire to learn. There I got re-assured about the existence of  other worlds, outside and inside of us. As a teenager, I was lucky to hang out with ‘cool’ guys – artists, musicians, writers. That is how I read my first Nietzsche and Hesse books. It was (and still is) like living in two worlds – one of everyday reality, and the other is of a search for a deeper self, of constant observation of Self, of thoughts, intentions, ideas, values and deeds.

At the age of 23 I went to India to study in ashrams. As a striving disciple I practiced from 4am to 21pm. That is when I discovered the ancient wisdom of Vedas, India’s scriptures of knowledge on every possible field and a base for every other teaching. I got the most precious CD’s and books (internet was not that rich for information those days). For over 3 years I fully submitted myself these teachings, partaken between the university and Vedic studies.

One day I met a neighbor from next door. He was as passionate in his spiritual studies as me. He was a serious Kabbalah practitioner. We spent months in spiritual debate (what a Mind journey, as I see it today!). At some point I felt that it is because of Kabbalah I am in Israel – and another three years I spent learning this sacred teaching. I was very close to putting on a long skirt and go to synagogue every Sabbath. That was a time when I met The Master.

He was the one to take me on a journey beyond religions, teachings and ideas. This may sound as a spiritual cliché, but yes – within few years living and studying with him the ‘holistic vision’ and a state of awareness of our own Being became a Reality. Through endless tasks, challenges and practices, I learned to feel, see and get into the core of any given moment. I went on a deep journey inside my own body, and, thus, gained the ability to feel and adjust bodies of other people.

This was also the stage in life when I realized that a new chapter was coming and I have no choice but to release my office career and photographer life forever and move into nature. That is when urban chapter was over and I moved to Adama, an eco-community in the Western Galilee of Israel, where I have lived for the last 7 years.

And that's who I am today, a human being who is passionate about living and bringing the benefits of the practice and holistic vision of life to the World. You can often find me walking barefoot in the moonlight, climbing apple trees or exploring hippie shops all over the world. And, having tremendous breakthroughs in my own life, creating vitality and health in Knowledge and Practice, I am happy for sharing and empowering others.

 


My Friends

Here I am delighted to create a space for the ones that are the closest friends and family, inspiration, path sharers and influence on what Julia is Today:

Joseph Pepe Danza 

My Guru Number One, Partner, Beloved, Lover, Inspirer, Teacher, Genius Musician, Best Friend and just the Most Amazing Human Being on this Planet Earth.

pepedanza.com

Shaul Pochal

A True Master on my Way without whom I would never be the one I Am. Truly and deeply connected, he keeps a power of healing in his hands, helping hundreds, if not thousands, to gain back their wellness, healthy spines and holistic vision of life.

mastershaul.com

Estas Tonne

Definitely another me, only in a male body. The dearest brother, inspirer, button pusher and endless soul who greatly shaped my story, as well the the stories of many many more...

estastonne.com

Dima and Ekaterina Lapshinov

My guru number two, inspiration for dedicated practice, infinite source of knowledge and information, and simply one of the most beautiful perfect couples ever! I study and practice his system of Self-Perfection for several years, and use lots of his methodologies in my teachings.

ty-master.ru

Zola Dubnikova

Dearest sister and dedicated teacher and dancer. She created a unique approach which she calls the “Holistic Dance Language", which bridges sacred dance, movement medicine, contemporary body science, masterful form, somatic awareness and rituals.

zoladubnikova.com

Jasmine and Ido LightGarden

More then just the most beautiful family who dedicate their life to spirit and service to others. We are sharing home together in Adama Community, and I am honored to have them as closest neighbours, as well as best friends and co-creators of multiple projects.

lightgarden.co

Roni Makatu Mizrahi 

Dearest brother, artist, musician, teacher and best manager I have ever worked with. From successful businessman in USA to founder of HeartBeat community in Israel, his path bridges the worlds and inspires lots of people to be closer to themselves and each other.

heartbeat.dance

 

 

Shakti Mhi 

Has a very special place in my heart and in my life. During her 3 decades of teaching yoga, she has been dividing her time between teaching yoga classes and training teachers - she founded Prana Yoga College as an international yoga college that conducts teacher training all over the world. If you are looking for the place to study yoga, there it is.

PranaYogaCollege

 

 

Herbert Quinteros 

With his voice of a grandfather and of a child he expresses the traditional medicine songs to guide and to bring us centered in our personal work. Feeling honored to share his journey in Europe and Middle East, holding space and teach in his retreats and ceremonies.

herbertquinteros.net

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