Julie Emden


Julie Emden, E-RYT-500, Halprin Practitioner, infuses her work with exploration, spirit and joy. She is passionate about awakening the body as a gateway to deep inner knowing and guides others in somatic explorations of Jewish wisdom teachings as a resource for living in balance and wholeness. A graduate of five fellowship and teaching certification programs related to her work as a Jewish educator, Iyengar-based yoga instructor and movement/expressive artist, Julie has two decades of experience guiding others in exploring Jewish wisdom, text and practices via the body in a variety of settings.  Julie offers classes, workshops, on-line learning, retreats, teacher trainings, individual coaching, and strategic consultation and guidance for Jewish Wellness Initiatives throughout the San Francisco Bay Area. 

Photos by Eli Zaturanski  www.elizphotography.com

Photos by Eli Zaturanski www.elizphotography.com

Julie co-founded and currently serves on faculty with Shalem: A Jewish Wellness Initiative at the Peninsula Jewish Community Center. She served most recently on faculty with the Institute for Jewish Spirituality’s Educating for a Jewish Spiritual Life, a national pilot project to bring mindfulness and embodied practices to Jewish day schools and camps across the nation. She leads Sacred Dance Circles in Berkeley Yoga Center and teaches seasonal workshops at 4th Street Yoga. She joins Diane Bloomfield for week-long Torah Yoga retreats at Hazon's Isabella Freedman Retreat Center most summers, and is available to travel to you! 

A native of Cincinnati, Ohio, Julie lives in Berkeley, California with her family - Michael, Eliana and their two dogs, Roxy and Carly.

Contact: julie (at) embodiedjewishlearning.org