Jules - Heartfelt Jules
Certified Circle Facilitator
Certified Red Tent Facilitator
Level 2 Reiki Practitioner
Certified Meditation Facilitator
I've always been a child of the Earth Mother with close connection to the cycles of nature. My passion is to live this connection and celebrate it with my sisters and brothers.
So whether were sitting together in circle, meditating, dancing, creating cool art, or whatever other shenanigans we decide to get into... I'm really looking forward to getting to know you.
Who is Heartfelt Jules?
Depression and anxiety have been part of my life’s journey for the last 30 years, and after I was diagnosed with a medical condition in 2015, rooted in stress, I needed to make a major life change.
I stepped away from my career as a Special Education Resource Teacher and more intentionally into teaching Earth-Based Spirituality. Being held by Mama Earth has forever been my safe space and I want others to experience her too.
I struggled greatly with losing my work life identity and found myself in what I call “the dark place.” I discovered true reprieve in spiritual learning and more holistic therapies by starting with coming home to my Body, through ecstatic dance with a practice called Dance Our Way Home.
By sitting in Circle, I learned I was not alone. There is a common humanity to suffering and when we are able to engage in heart-based communication in the safe space of Sacred Circles we grow closer to our authentic selves. We have so much to learn from listening to each other.
I do my best to live positively through choosing Love, and rooted in embodied presence with the support of meditation and mindfulness practices. I continue to live in cycle with the seasons and the moon through my love of Pagan Traditions.
Themed Circles (anything you can think of! – personal power, choosing love, balance, relationships, communication, emotions, self love, grounding, working with the ancestors)
Wheel of the Year – series of 8 circles celebrating and honouring the 8 sabbats of the Pagan Calendar
Girls Circles – support young women (ages 9-11, 12-14 and 14-17) to work through many of life’s challenges; in a safe, supported and brave sharing space
Red Tents – for women-identified people, from girls experiencing their first menses to women navigating post-menopause- sometimes together in mother-daughter tents
“Mindfulness is simply being aware of what is happening right now without wishing it were different; enjoying the pleasant without holding on when it changes (which it will); being with the unpleasant without fearing it will always be this way (which it won’t).”
Mindfulness can simply be defined as observation without judgement. A judgement is a perception of something as either good or bad. When we move through our lives from a place of judgement, we are reinforcing our old patterns and perpetuating suffering.
Mindfulness teaches us to move through life without attachment to “good” or “bad”. This helps us to identify areas of attachment and release old patterns in order to live our truth.
The practice of Mindfulness can help:
• Reduce suffering
• Reduce stress
• Help one cope with illness and pain
• Increase control of the mind
• Improve attention
• Better regulate moods and emotions
• Better enjoy what you are doing, increase participation in all areas of life
• Cultivate compassion for self and others
• Improve communication and relationships
• Improve capacity to stay calm under pressure
• Feel more confident, more in control
• Tap in to gratitude and acceptance
• Become less judgmental
Heartfelt Jules is a Certified Mindfulness Coach with many options for experiencing the practices and tools of Mindfulness. She offers 1:1 coaching, group meditation, and a 6 week series of group learning sessions.
1:1 Mindfulnes Coaching
Mindfulness Coaching can help you step into your wholeness and reach your highest potential.
Observing what is at it arises helps us to respond instead of react
Helps deepen interpersonal relationships and personal spiritual relationship to our own experience
Working 1:1 with a Mindfulness Coach encourages you to feel supported in your explorations of the human experience.
Mindfulness Coaching – What to Expect
Mindfulness coaching is a wellness offering that can help you explore, develop, and/or sustain a mindfulness practice. Tools can include compassionate communication, breathwork, meditation, gentle mindful movement, and bringing mindfulness skills into daily activities. Sessions are tailored to your goals and interests.
What is a session like?
The first session is a free 30 minute consultation. This is a chance to share more about your goals and background with mindfulness, ask any questions, and discuss what will be most helpful to you. Depending on your interests, the rest of the session and future ones might include troubleshooting any issues, learning about and working with your limiting beliefs, practicing various mindfulness tools, helping you maintain a personal practice, and/or anything else related to mindfulness. Practicing mindfulness outside of sessions is helpful but not required.
How is mindfulness coaching different than counseling?
Mindfulness coaching is NOT counseling. Appointments are with a Certified and Practiced Mindfulness Coach and Instructor, not a Therapist.
While a Therapist looks deeply at emotions through the lens of our ‘stories’ – a Mindfulness Coach holds a container for self-exploration and offers tools to evaluate experiences based on the principles of mindfulness.
The Coaching process will take us through 5 stages:
Evaluate, Identify, Set Goals, Educate, and Measure Progress
I will help you apply the tenants of mindfulness to find your truest heartfelt desire and move through limiting beliefs, judgements, pain and rejection to be able to find confidence and connection.
Effects of Mindfulness Coaching:
Develop tools to work through your limiting beliefs and judgements that are preventing you from living your authentic truth and your heartfelt desire.
Gain tangible tools to use in the moment to reground, recentre, and return to objectivity.
Connect mind, body and soul to move more easily into an objective mindset.
Help with balance and security in your everyday life
6 week beginner series
This community is for everyone. Well-versed or new to meditation, all genders, all ages.
Mindfulness is a type of meditation in which you focus on being intensely aware of what you're sensing and feeling in the moment, without interpretation or judgment. Practicing mindfulness involves breathing methods, guided imagery, and other practices
to relax the body and mind. Mindfulness-based practices have been shown to reduce anxiety and depression. There's also evidence that mindfulness can lower blood pressure and improve sleep. It may even help people cope with pain.
Mindful Meditation can be done lying down, sitting in a chair, or sitting on the floor.
Each hour long session will include some time for reflection on your practice (to encourage accountability), and a 40 minute meditation. Bring your Yoga mat, blanket and comfort measures.
Workshops and Classes
Workshops are offered on a regular basis. Keep informed through the Renew Wellness Website – but did you know it is also possible to put your own group together and have a private party!
Elemental Medicines – working with the energy of the 5 elements of life
Any topic you want to know more about!