You are vast like the sea,

as wise as ancient trees,

within you lies a gateway

to everlasting peace.

Julie Norman (she/her), BS, ERYT/YACEP

Welcome, How cool you found your way here! I’m Julie, a Body Empowerment Coach providing professional wellness services that are rooted in compassion, trauma-informed and HAES (Health At Every Size) based. My background as a registered dietitian and yoga teacher in eating disorders treatment, plus 25 years of personal recovery, inspire me to primarily serve clients seeking deep and lasting peace with their bodies, food and creative gifts so they can live more fully. I help folks who:

  • struggle to feel good in & about their bodies
  • “feel fat” no matter their size, shape or weight 
  • are fed up with diets & wellness gurus
  • want to feel light, free & empowered to live their dreams  

I also love sharing yoga with anyone for any reason. Learn more about me, my career and offerings HERE and down below. Oh, and be sure to get your free gift for stopping by. Take your time to look around and let’s also stay in touch!

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Interested in working together?  Book a free Connection Session HERE

Summer/Fall Happenings 2024

Body Peace Sisterhood FREE Monthly Zoom Group | Every 1st Tuesday at 7:30pm | Register HERE

Accessible Yoga at Highland Square Library | Tuesdays June 25, July 30 & Aug. 27 | Register HERE

Elevate Akron Yoga Festival | Body Peace Activation Station | Sat. July 20 3-8:30pm | Tickets HERE 

Body Peace Awakening LIVE Retreat at The Lake | Aug. 24 & 25 | Info & Registration HERE

Body Peace Awakening Virtual Retreat | Aug. 30 & 31 | Info & Registration HERE

Belize In YOU Yoga Retreat: Rest, Restore, Explore | Feb. 7-15, 2025 | More Info HERE

Regular Class Schedule YouTube Channel

Julie has been a mentor to me in treating clients with eating disorders. She’s taught me the importance of compassion, to have patience and to expect uniqueness in each individual. She has a heart of gold and the will to help everyone find happiness and joy in life. I encourage anyone struggling with self acceptance or self care to have confidence that Julie can help make a difference.

Julie Lipowski, RD, LD,


I just have to say thank you. Thank you helping me to find my inner strength and courage to for the recovery process that comes with so many challenges. I learn so much about myself in every session and working through the practices move my healing forward. You’ve helped me believe in myself and that I am worthy of living more fully! 

Jennifer Martino, International Ice Skater

I enjoyed our first yoga session. I felt really energized and strong. I definitely want more of that feeling!

Katie Fry, Roundriver Consulting



Julie opens a sacred space for people to embrace themselves fully with humor, respect, and mindfulness….to support and be supported by one another, the earth and by a shared, limitless energy. In a place of safety and compassion, we learn to explore the connection between our bodies, our thoughts, and our own divinity.

Maureen J., PEACE Coaching Client 

Julie Norman is an extraordinary yoga teacher and cherished presence in the Akron community. I’ve had the pleasure of connecting with her through Elevate Akron, the Akron Yoga Summit and Big Love Network. Julie brings exceptional expertise but also a big, warm hug and smile that creates a joyful, empowering space for everyone. Regardless of gender, her teaching awakens the goddess within each of us. Grateful to have Julie as a colleague and guide on my journey!

Kevin James Karas MA, E-RYT 500 

I can hardly believe the work you do. After our second session I simply felt that I was no longer fighting with my body. I’m not thinking about food nearly as much as I used to. I don’t need it for “comfort” now, rather simply for the energy and pleasure.

Sharon S.,  PEACE Coaching Client