MY MIND BODY SOUL HEALING VALUES (I HEAL)
Facilitate discovery of the True nature of every person I work with, so they can appreciate and accept their needs and make choices that uphold their Body, Mind and Soul.
Value each individual’s inner capacity to Heal into Wholeness.
Cultivate and increase awareness of internal Light and Healing potential.
Be True to ourselves and others.
Provide inspiration and support in order to generate Self-awareness, Self-healing and Self-growth.
About Dr. Julianna Englund, ND, LAc
What I'm About:
• Providing high quality health promoting services and education
• Assisting and supporting Self-care practices for an improved quality of life
• Promoting awareness of each individual’s inherent Self-healing potential
• Providing opportunities to experience unity of Body-Mind-Soul
Over the years I have used many natural types of medicine for my own healing and growth. I have had many adventures in various types of bodywork, counseling, travel, and the ups and downs of life. These experiences have shaped me both personally and professionally.
My practice has evolved since I received all of my medical training at Bastyr University in Seattle, WA and mentorships with special teachers, including Dr Jean Yu (with her blessing, I took over her practice in 2012. I still work there but East West Natural Medicine Center is now owned by the talented Dr. Niki Rarig).
I practice mind-body-soul medicine. My goal is that every patient I meet feels heard and that I address their needs to the best of my abilities. When it comes to relieving physical pain, I practice an orthopedic-style of acupuncture and incorporate cupping, trigger points, physical therapy and myofascial massage techniques. I come from a very hands-on, progressive and integrated medical school and I incorporate the understanding of the human body that I learned there. Plus, I’ve had several types of doctors as teachers including doctors trained in China, Chiropractors, ND’s and MD’s.
Others come to me for a more energetic approach and I love practicing my own form of healing work using all my training in qigong, acupuncture and craniosacral principles/techniques.
Most of all, I enjoy the diversity of my work and helping others. I learn so much from witnessing each individual's unique experiences and restoring well-being to the best of my ability. At this point in my career, what I undoubtedly Know, is that I am here to serve others and to help with my greatest capacity, even if that sometimes means that I refer a patient to another practitioner that can help better than I can. My training, mentors and practice have filled me with great respect for the human condition and my intention is to always act with integrity and respect and help every patient find their way.
I hope you will find your way to me. Please check out my class offerings below and see me there. I am also happy to see you for acupuncture or craniosacral work. To Schedule, click the "Click Here to Schedule" button at the top of your desktop screen or press the "Schedule" button on the bottom of your cell phone screen.
If you are curious about my training:
My Acupuncture and Craniosacral Offerings
What a typical acupuncture visit includes:
What I excel at in treating with acupuncture
Classes and Events
Come join this New Year Self-Care Event hosted by Central Coast Body Therapy Center in Los Osos, CA. This event has been Heartfully designed to provide space and activities for participants to realize and set their Self-Care intentions for 2023. Movement, Meditation and Reflective activities will flow 14 participants into deep connection with their Being. From this centered and integral place, intentions will be set into motion.
Includes healthy lunch, snacks, teas/drinks (catered by Bliss Café) and a personalized flower essence blend.
Cost: $125. Last day to sign up is January 13, 2022. Payments in the form of cash or check are due by January 13, 2023 to Julianna Englund. Payments can be mailed or dropped off to CCBTC.
The Detailed Schedule:
8:30-9am: Opening Ceremony with Julianna (Opening the Space)
9:00-10:15am: Yoga with Cynthia (Waking up, Centering and Grounding the Body)
10:15-10:30am: Snack (Community Connection and Conversation)
10:30-11:30am: 6 Basics for Self-Care Exploration (Exploring the 6 Tenets of Self-Care Practices)
11:30-12:00pm: Art and Journaling
12:00-1:00pm: Lunch (provided by Bliss Café)
1:00-1:30: Qigong meditation (Back to Center for Intention Focus)
1:30-2:30pm: Mandala of Needs with Joan (Realizing and Reclaiming Unmet Needs)
2:30-2:45pm: Snack (Community Connection and Conversation)
2:45-3:45pm: Sound Bath with Sean (Clearing the Dissonant Thoughts/Energies and Rooting Realized Self-Care Intentions)
3:45-4:00pm: Art and Journaling
4:00-4:30pm: Conversation and Harvesting (Grounding 2023 Self-Care Intentions into the Present)
4:30-5:00pm: Creation of Flower Essence Blend (Individualized Blend Supports and Reminds Participants of their Self-Care Practices and Intentions for 2023)
5:00-5:30pm: Closing Ceremony (Closing the Space/Self-Care Meditation led by Julianna)
Ongoing Qigong classes: Move your Qi Seasonally: resuming soon
Upcoming dates will be listed here soon.
Join my class for quieting the mind and consciousness transformation through still and moving meditation postures, breathing techniques and visualization.
Courses focus on empowering the Qi-Body and associated meridians based on the season. For example, Fall classes may include the following:
- Calming the mind.
- Awakening the qi energy system.
- Empowering the parasympathetic nervous system for healing.
- Activating the lung, clearing of disharmony (especially stored grief, sadness and regret) and strengthening the organ on the physical, emotional and spiritual levels.
- Activating the large intestine, clearing of disharmony (including unhealthy thoughts/emotions, despair and hopelessness) and strengthening the organ on the physical, emotional and spiritual levels.
- Using the Fall season to empower the lungs and large intestines virtues (compassion, dignity, detachment and forgiveness) for overall health/energy refinement.
What is Yi Ren® Qigong:
In general, qigong is a traditional Chinese medicine system that tracks energy flow through combined practices of breath work, movement and meditation. Regular practice of these techniques develops a thorough sense of well-being through awareness of “Qi,” or vital life energy, that lives within and around us. This system is designed to support practitioners to live in a more balanced and health-affirming way: physically, mentally, emotionally and even spiritually.
“The Yi Ren® system of Qigong is designed to support an individual in the exploration and expression of the intelligence and wisdom already within the body. It helps one become consciously aware of, and understand the body’s functions at different levels, including energetic, informational, emotional, subconscious and collective unconscious levels. A regular and disciplined practice of YRQ helps individuals increase harmony within Qi-Mind-Body-Soul, which leads to self-knowledge, self-healing, self-care, self-realization, self-mastery, and self-fulfillment.” “With regular YiRen Qigong studies and practice, practitioners become increasingly aware of energy flow and interactions in the physical body, and in the living environment, and start to live in accord with the Dao, the laws in nature.”
(copied and pasted from the Institute where I was trained: https://www.iqim.org/about/about-yi-ren-qigong/)
Suitable for ages 14 and up and for most fitness levels. Participation requires the ability to stand for at least 45 minutes, bend at hips and move arms over the head.
When: Coming soon.s. Use Promo code TryForFree to try the class for free!
Come back to Balance and deepen your sense of your True Self with this 2-part series coming soon. This series is limited to a small group of participants to allow for comfortable discussion of our tender topics. Group participation is encouraged (for there is so much we can learn from one another's experience!), however not at all required. What is required is that you come with an open heart and mind. Your willingness to widen your perspective of yourself will empower your ability to bring your life into greater balance and with revived attention to your self care and boundaries.
Our first session: focuses on looking deeply into ourselves, our personalities and how our individual dispositions interact with our external worlds and relationships. By empowering these understandings, we are then better able to sense when we are falling out of balance. While deepening our understandings of our True natures, we will further explore our personal boundaries- their importance to our self-fulfillment and what it feels like when they are being transgressed. We will dive deep into refining our personal boundaries and empathy skills based on what we know about our personalities and tendencies.
Our second session: holds space for reflecting upon and deepening our first session learnings. With clearer understanding of ourselves, our strengths and areas for growth, we create meaningful and practical boundary enhancement strategies and self-care routines.
Personality types/constitutions, healthy empathy skills, boundaries maintenance and protection strategies and self-care plan development will all be explored and more. Facilitated discussions, meditations, journaling and other exercises designed to enhance each class learning will be offered to help participants assimilate the mind "ah-ha’s" with their bodies for energy enhancement and inner balance.
This is an all day 8-hour course for essential oil lovers who want to know more about aromatherapy and common essential oil medicinal uses. In this class, students will learn about the production and application of various essential oils. Students will learn the healing qualities of 12 common essential oils, their uses and how to safely incorporate them into their health routines.
Course Materials: Course handouts will be provided
I see hearts everywhere. Whenever I go to the beach, I inevitably find handfuls of heart rocks. To be honest, I see hearts in nature everywhere I go. And I’m struck by the beauty of the True Heart in every person I meet.
I am a true animal lover. I grew up with a lot of animals. In fact, at one point in time as a child, I was breeding mice for the pet store and I had over 100 mice in my room (yes, it did stink)! I’ve always surrounded myself with animals and have always been an “animal whisperer” type.
It all started when I took an herbal medicine making class when I lived in Maui. I remember being swept off my feet with learning the sacred knowledge of local plant medicine and how to make it. It awoke my inner passion to not only make my own medicines, but to also artistically formulate groups of herbs for medicinal purposes. And I am forever experimenting with new and improved formulas and making fun recipes for my friends and family.
I love music and dance! I grew up in a musical family. My great-uncle was a professional jazz stand-up bassist and my dad played boogie-woogie piano. I grew up singing the blues with my brother at my parents’ parties (and they had a lot of those!). For most of my life, having dance parties and making music with my family was a way that we laughed and had fun together. To this day, I’m always dancing and singing and playing around on the piano, guitar and ukulele.
I have always wanted to be a doctor. I was always dissecting bugs and asking my dad (who was an optometrist) in-depth questions about how the body works. I also had a neighbor-friend that I used to play with all the time. One of our favorite games was to take turns spoiling each other with treatments. We would apply warm washcloths and massage each other’s faces, hands and feet. From a very young age, I wanted to help, care-take and understand body systems.
I am both a licensed naturopathic doctor and acupuncturist. These days, my practice is primarily acupuncture-focused. I use my skills to provide relief for a variety of pain conditions, but I also love using my skills in a more energetic way for people that want to experience the subtle qualities of my medicine.
I love to teach and facilitate group learning. One of my passions in life is teaching and empowering people to take interest in their health and physical-emotional-spiritual wellbeing. I teach qigong (a slow moving and/or seated meditation style that is central to Chinese medicine), herbal-medicine and aromatherapy classes and other self-care classes.
One of my favorite ways to spend my time is to travel. As long as I can remember, I have always relished the excitement of going somewhere... anywhere! And one of my all time favorite parts of life is the moment when I get off the plane in a foreign country... the moment that I step out of the new airport and onto that busy airport street in a new place. I get such a thrill with all my senses being blasted by all that newness! The scenery, the smells, the sounds, the bustle of the diverse peoples... the wow factor enlivens me every time.