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ABOUT ME

I'm a wife and mom of two beautiful girls; a small town girl from New Brunswick who moved to Ontario to study Criminology over two decades ago. I made Ottawa my home and I spent more than 15 years working in federal corrections. 

 

In 2014, my family's life took an unexpected turn when my husband was involved in a serious car crash. Overnight, our lives changed. My husband suffered permanent physical and cognitive injuries. I tried for a while to balance my work requirements, raise our girls and run our household while caring for my husband and managing his appointments. I quickly became exhausted, irritable and worn out. I became someone I no longer liked. Something had to give. I decided to put my job on the back burner and focus on my family and my wellbeing.

 

My yoga and meditation practice greatly helped me cope with this new normal that was thrust upon our family. It was my only "me" time and it became my saving grace. I decided that I wanted to share my passion with others. I completed my yoga teacher training in early 2018 and started teaching almost immediately.

I also started learning more and more about stones and crystals and founded In Balance Jewelry. What I love most about teaching yoga and making jewelry is connecting with others. I love hearing their stories of perseverance and knowing that I can support them in their journey.

A bit of soul searching led me to life coaching. I've always been an empath and a problem-solver but it's more than that. I want to help others connect with their soul's purpose and empower them to reach their potential in a lasting way. 

Today, I am more centered than ever. In all my interactions, on or off the yoga mat, I speak from a place of experience, compassion and understanding that life throws us curve balls. What we do with those curve balls is a choice and that choice depends on our support system and where we are emotionally. I am here to hold space for those who show up as I know that it's important to have someone in our corner.

Julie Fournier-Elrefaie

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