“12 years ago I started my own journey of reclaiming and re-discovering movement by starting to learn Parkour as part of my practise based Ph.D combining documentary filmmaking and the inner meanings of parkour. I was 35 at the time. I then continued my education by learning natural movement systems such as MovNat and Animal Flow that provided a more holistic approach to the inter-connection of movement, mindset, health and well being. I was scared of everything and have taken baby steps all the way. I am stronger and more able than I could have hoped for and the journey is never over. I’m a life long learner and continue to embrace a growth mindset by challenging my habits, moving outside, staying creative and being brave. There is joy in simplicity. ”
In 2011 Julie completed the world’s first Parkour themed Ph.D at Brunel University in London. Ciné Parkour: a cinematic and theoretical contribution to the understanding of the practice of parkour.
She has movement coaching certifications:
MovNat level II
Animal Flow Lvl 1 Instructor
A.D.A.P.T. Parkour Level 1 asst. Coach
If you want to learn more about Julie’s journey back to movement and the story behind Parkour, her book Breaking The Jump, tells that story.