Julie Pellerin-Herrera has 20 years of experience as an educator, Certified Kripalu Yoga Teacher, Radiant Child Yoga Teacher, Certified Trainer in the Nurtured Heart Approach, skilled mentor to teachers, as well as the busy mother of two young boys. From direct experience, she understands the culture of our educational systems and the challenges facing both teachers and students.
As an expert in mindfulness skills and strategies, both for adults and children, Julie uses a variety of techniques to explore personal and professional stressors and to teach ways to skillfully navigate challenging situations. Sessions might include guided meditations, yoga instruction, meditation, intention setting and meeting one’s goals. She is highly trained in developing healthy and supportive relationships with children (and others) using the evidence based Nurtured Heart Approach.
"Julie Pellerin-Herrera is a beautiful and giving soul who has touched my life personally and professionally. Her genuine, caring personality inspires the trust necessary to change and learn new ways to support myself and my students. Julie listens thoughtfully and without judgment. She has taught me how to create a calm and peaceful community in my classroom. Julie consistently models what it means to be a truly loving, caring, and peaceful person and that has changed me."
"Julie's passion for coaching is evident in her ability to listen and build relationships with fellow teachers and staff with the goal of ensuring that all children learn and thrive in a positive environment. Julie's deep understanding of my school culture, her instructional knowledge and fresh thinking supported my professional development in new and unexpected ways. She challenges traditional ways of thinking which has encouraged my own creativity. She uses a variety of mindfulness modalities that have enhanced my life personally and changed the way I approach my teaching- I feel less stressed and more grounded each day."
"Julie has been an amazing coach to me, in and out of the classroom, for the last couple of years. She has taught me to be a more creative teacher, a more patient mother and a more grounded human being by using mindfulness techniques and the Nurtured Heart approach. She models calm even in the most chaotic of situations and is a positive ray of sunshine in every setting. Her energy is contagious and she has a truly natural gift of helping people grow."