Julia Hollenbery Holistic Healing


About Me

My Story

Even as a child, I was deeply connected to everything; the world was alive around me and I felt all of it. I come from a family of healers, my mother working as a physiotherapist, and even at school I would practice healing, giving massages and advice to friends. To be so spiritually connected was a blessing and a curse. Without words to articulate my inner life and no people to listen, I felt existentially wrong; life felt hard, and I was broken, but I never lost contact with that essential self.

For 25 years, I worked as a body therapist, using various techniques to help people overcome physical and/or mental issues. But my journey towards becoming a spiritual healer, someone connected to the messages of the shadow world and a conduit for the Divine Feminine, came from a place of suffering. In 2010, I experienced an intense crisis: my mother died, my daughter was born, and I was a single parent with minimal support.

My personal odyssey began at 18, searching across countries and continents, working with many renowned bodywork, therapy and spiritual teachers. Eventually I felt ready, and began holding groups at the end of 2011, bringing my authentic wisdom and attunement for deep healing to sessions in a way that helped people feel at home in their body and life. I have undertaken all kinds of continuing professional development, rigorously reading and studying alongside my practice. I am a long-term student in the Diamond Approach psycho-spiritual school, an internationally published author and speaker, and am currently working on my second book about Resilience, Joy and Body Wisdom.

I am delighted to be able to do what I do. It is my pleasure, my contribution to the greater whole. I always take an approach that is warm, sensitive, receptive, inclusive and interactive

My Book

The Healing Power of Pleasure: Seven Medicines for Rediscovering the Innate Joy of Being (2021)

This book takes you on a sensual journey of healing and transformation, exploring seven separate and easily accessible spiritual medicines that those who are struggling can use as a route for discovering more pleasure and add more delight to their body, relationships and life. We travel through slowing, embodying, deepening, relating, pleasure, power, and potency, encouraging you at every stage to engage with yourself through meditation, reflection, breathing, and bodywork. Acclaimed by many in the field, The Healing Power of Pleasure is a marriage of science and ancient spiritual wisdom that provides a guideline for how to embrace one’s inner power and wisdom.

My Qualifications

Grinberg Method of Bodywork, Israel (3 years)

Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy, Karuna Institute, Devon, (2 years)

Family Constellations, a form of body psychotherapy, CSISS, London (2 years)

Reiki Master

Non-Linear Movement Method, Intimacy and Attraction and Wild Woman's Circle teacher (10 year apprenticeship)

Beyond formal education, my informal education is just as important. I am deeply grateful to a range of spiritual teachers, such as Jim Moore (Gurdjieff), Baba Ram Dass (Ayurveda), Llewellyn Vaughn Lee (Sufism), Judith Hemming (Constellations), Judith Seelig (Yoga), A. H. Almaas (Ridhwan), Mirabai Devi (New Paradigm), Michaela Boehm (Tantra), John Oakley (Kabbalah), among others.

As a spiritual teacher and holistic healer in Finchley and online, I have learned a number of modalities over the years, all of which focus on bringing you closer to the person you are and always have been. To learn more about these modalities, see my Services page.

To learn more about me as a speaker, talks given and articles written, go to www.UniverseOfDeliciousness.com