Julie Hills - APMA Pilates Professional Practitioner, Movement Based Somatic Therapist.
PilatesJ is the studio Julie opened in Cambridge, Hobart in 2010 after completing her 2 year Pilates Instructor training with APMA, Australian Pilates Method Association and working for a further year at her training studio. Since then Julie has upgraded her qualification to Diploma and completed the hours required to become a Professional Pilates Practitioner. Working with and experiencing clients during this time, Julie witnessed how movement is so influenced by the mind and feelings of the mover. This inspired Julie to undertake a further 2 year course of study, Graduate Certificate of Movement Based Somatic Therapy with Tensegrity Training graduating in 2014.
Julie's background in Ballet with the Royal Academy of Dancing and work as a Medical Scientist, informs her fascination with the art and science of the moving body. Julie continues to study and share somatic movement practices, offering Movement Exploration Workshops and private therapy sessions at PilatesJ.
In her personal life, Julie is supported by the joy of dance, both Tango and Tahitian and loves to move through and rest in the Tasmanian wilderness. Her longest walk is 20 days around the Annapurna circuit in Nepal.
Julie is passionate about helping clients discover, feel and understand movement within their bodies and supporting Pilates Instructors who share this passion.