Julie Loder is a certified ESSENTRICS® instructor, and a lifelong student of movement, who made a dramatic career change to follow her heart and share her passion for all aspects of health and wellness. A law school graduate, she has worked in the criminal justice system, and previously directed an international non-profit organization, advocated for family-friendly early childhood education policy, taught high school, and served as an ombudsman. Now she has found what she feels is her highest purpose of helping people become more in tune with -- learn to listen to, respect, love, appreciate, enjoy living and playing in -- their own bodies, something she believes is the cornerstone of all dimensions of wellness. Julie is happiest when she's hiking with her dogs or social dancing. She has been dancing salsa for over 10 years, and enjoys a variety of other genres, from bachata to kizomba, lindy hop to zydeco.