Dennis Dean: We had the honor of Julie Chippendale joining us to lead a full moon mindful meditation walk at Swami Beach, Encinitas Ca. June 2015. What a treat being with such a gentle intelligent teacher. Thank you Julie, for offering us your wisdom.
Over 35 people showed up for this epic event! We were blessed with excellent weather and a bright Full Moon, what a treat. The students were attentive and willing to follow Julie's guidance to the tee with a heart warming question and answer session halfway through the walk and a complete discourse at the end!
Julie Lawrence Chippendale, RN, BSN
Julie Chippendale, RN, BSN is a certified yoga instructor and mindfulness teacher in private practice. She completed the Professional Training Retreat taught by John Kabat-Zinn and staff of the U. Mass Center for Mindfulness in 1994. The healing arts have been a part of Julie’s life since she was small. When her grandmother and best friend grew old and infirm, Julie wanted desperately to help relieve her suffering.
As a young RN, it became apparent that cultivating connection through relationship and touch was a keystone of healing. Julie worked in intensive care and as a neurology and pulmonary specialist.
Julie expanded her education and experience in the healing arts with certification in teaching yoga, partner yoga, massage therapy, hormone yoga therapy and herbal therapy.
She and her husband Tom, a neurologist, completed the Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction training for health professionals by Jon Kabat-Zinn and Saki Santorelli in 1994. They began offering the 8 week course at Scripps Encinitas Hospital for employees and the public in 1996. Although Tom passed away in 2014, Julie continues to offer the course at Scripps Encinitas Hospital.
Helping individuals remember their wholeness through attention practice is a joy and a privilege for Julie.