ABOUT JULIA YANKER, SEP
Contrarian. Rebel Wild Woman. Freedom Facilitator.
Midwife of Transformation. Lover of Nature. Adventurologist.
I’m Julia Yanker - a born contrarian and rebel wild woman. Freedom facilitator and midwife of transformation; lover of nature and adventurologist. And oh yeah – for those interested in credentials, I hold a bachelor’s degree in Equine Business Management and the letters behind my name are “SEP,” which means I’m certified as a Somatic Experiencing Practitioner, aka trauma resolution specialist. I’ve also trained as a life coach.
My love of nature has led me on many adventures, via many modes of travel. Being a young, horse-crazy girl led me to working with horses professionally (3-day eventing, ranching, and wrangling). As a young adult, my love for the wilderness and exploring all its nooks and crannies found me canyoneering, rock/ice climbing, skiing, whitewater boating, dirt biking, wild ice skating, camping, and backpacking, to name a few.
All the while, another passion of mine filled dark evenings and rainy weekends: I endeavored to tame the monkey of my mind and heal my lifelong depression through mindfulness teachings, meditation, and psychological study. Eventually, this led me to the life's work of Dr. Peter Levine, who pioneered the highly effective method of trauma resolution called Somatic Experiencing. I learned that “trauma” isn’t just experienced by war veterans, sexual assault and abuse survivors. In fact, we all experience some sort of trauma on life’s path with various degrees of impact on our behaviors, thoughts, and emotions. Some of it is “little t” trauma, and some of it is “Big T” Trauma.
I am honored to call this my life's work: guiding people on their healing journey so they can be happy, healthy, and whole; living life untethered from the life-energy-sucking symptoms of trauma or stress injury.
"I came to Julia because I felt frenzied, stressed and overwhelmed. Little did I know just how deep we would dig to get to the root of these feelings. Julia helped me find ways to make meaningful changes, both internally and externally. Julia takes a very holistic, well-rounded approach. She’s open to the myriad of paths and ideas that can offer people help and inspiration. She recognizes that life is an ever-evolving process, and encourages embracing the journey."