Julia Ann Taylor, SEP (she/they)
I am an artist, dancer, mother, and community leader, dedicated to cultivating a vibrant culture of liberation. As a Somatic Experiencing® practitioner, mediator, and group facilitator, I love accompanying folx on journeys of transformation and lasting change towards the wholeness, resilience, authenticity, and connection they long for.
The space I hold is relational, embodied, and trauma-informed, bringing curious attention to the body and nervous system and what is needed to support presence and integration in a given moment.
I am a passionate advocate for cultivating radical self-love, pleasure, and the felt-sense of secure attachment as powerful medicine and antidotes to the oppressive culture and experiences that inevitably, and differently, impact us all.
Over the last many years, I have delved deeply into studying, practicing, and facilitating within the rich territory of relational repair, consent, and communal response-ability. Drawing guidance and training from the teachings and practices of the restorative and transformative justice movements, compassionate communication, and polyvagal and attachment theories, I continue to ask how we can better show up with integrity, attunement, and capacity to respond to ourselves, our intimates, and our community.
I have 20+ years of exploring, teaching and collaborating in the field of dance, deep play, and improvisational movement, especially modalities that emphasize presence and attunement, including Contact Improvisation, Authentic Movement, & Butoh dance. I was the founding organizer and a facilitator of the Asheville Touch & Play festival, as well as several other related gatherings focused on bringing together the fields of art-making, embodiment, eros, social justice, kink, spirituality, relational skills, and community building.
The richness from these trainings and experiences inform, enhance, and coalesce in my current offerings.
Somatic Experiencing Therapy Sessions
I would love to accompany you on a journey of transformation and lasting change towards liberation from limiting patterns, conditioning, and beliefs that get in the way of you living with the sense of wholeness, resilience, authenticity, and connection you long for.
As a certified Somatic Experiencing® Practitioner, my desire is to support your healing and growth, guided by your therapeutic goals.
Relational Repair Work
Drawing from the teachings and practices of restorative and transformative justice movements, compassionate communication, and polyvagal and attachment theories, I continue to ask how we can better show up with integrity, attunement, and capacity to respond to ourselves, our intimates, and our community.
I am currently offering Relational Repair Processes based on David Cooley’s Restorative Relationship Conversation Model.
2-yr Tantra Cohort Immersion
Starting October 2024! Registration opens in March
This is a two-year immersive Tantra training cohort for women and genderqueer AFAB (assigned female at birth) folx, focused on strengthening our collective and personal capacities to cultivate clarity, groundedness, access to agency, and embodied aliveness.
We will meet seasonally for 8 deep-dive weekend retreats, interspersed with a rhythm of group zoom check-ins and personal coaching sessions.