Julie completed two years of intensive study at the Rocky Mountain Center for Botanical Studies (RMCBS) in Boulder, Colorado (now the Colorado School of Clinical Herbalism), graduating in 2002. At RMCBS she learned from some of the country’s most accomplished herbalists including Paul Bergner, Feather Jones, Matthew Becker, Brigitte Mars, and Cascade Anderson Geller, and there was introduced to Ayurveda by Dr. Alakanada Ma and Candis Cantin.
Her continued interest in Ayurveda eventually led Julie to New Mexico where she studied with Dr. Vasant Lad, at The Ayurvedic Institute, graduating in 2010. She further enhanced her knowledge of Ayurveda by continuing studies in India with various Ayurvedic doctors and pharmacists and graduated from the pharmacy program at Greens Ayur Center, Kerala, India in 2011. Formulating her own herbal remedies since early 2000, Julie’s love for this work lead her to found Singing Springs Botanicals in 2003.