Meet Julie Chippendale

“The breeze at dawn has secrets to tell you. Don’t go back to sleep.” -Rumi

Julie Lawrence Chippendale, RN, BSN

Julie Chippendale, RN, BSN is a certified yoga instructor and mindfulness teacher in private practice.  She completed the Professional Training Retreat taught by John Kabat-Zinn and staff of the U. Mass Center for Mindfulness in 1994.  The healing arts have been a part of Julie’s life since she was small. When her grandmother and best friend grew old and infirm, Julie wanted desperately to help relieve her suffering.

As a young RN, it became apparent that cultivating connection through relationship and touch was a keystone of healing. Julie worked in intensive care and as a neurology and pulmonary specialist.

Julie expanded her education and experience in the healing arts with certification in teaching yoga, partner yoga, massage therapy, hormone yoga therapy and herbal therapy.

She and her husband Tom, a neurologist, completed the Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction training for health professionals by Jon Kabat-Zinn and Saki Santorelli in 1994. They began offering the 8 week course at Scripps Encinitas Hospital for employees and the public in 1996. Although Tom passed away in 2014, Julie continues to offer the course at Scripps Encinitas Hospital.

Helping individuals remember their wholeness through attention practice is a joy and a privilege for Julie.

Julie Lawrence Chippendale, RN, BSN
Licensure: CA State RN #285172

BSN Nursing
University of Arizona, 1977

Certified Yoga Instructor
Synergy Yoga, Encinitas, CA 1995

Professional Certification
Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction, 1994

Compassion Fatigue Workshop Leader
Helen Woodward Animal Shelter

Professional Certification
Hormone Yoga Therapy

Yoga Teacher
Grauer School High School PE Program

Certified Massage Therapist
The Living Fit Institute, Encinitas, CA 1997

Healing Touch Certification, Level 1A
Scripps Clinic, La Jolla, CA 1997

Professional Herbalist and Aroma Therapist
Rosemary Gladstone Inst. Encinitas, CA ’98-99

Certified Partner Yoga Instructor
Principle Based Partner Yoga, Boulder, CO 2010

Certified Hormone Yoga Therapy Instructor
Dina Rodriguez, Cardiff, CA 2010


University of California, Irvine Medical Center,
Neurology Unit, 1977-1978

University of California, Irvine Medical Center,
ICU, 1978-1981

Sharp Memorial Hospital, San Diego, CA,
SICU, 1981-1983

Sharp Memorial Hospital, San Diego, CA,
Clinical Nurse Specialist, Neurology, 1983-1986

Sharp Memorial Hospital, San Diego, CA,
Clinical Nurse Specialist, Pulmonary, 1986-1987

UCSD Medical Center,
Clinical Trials Coordinator, 1987-1988

Neurocare, San Diego, CA,
Nurse Coordinator, 1988-1989

Casa de Los Hermanos Encinitas, CA,
Co-director of Migrant Women and Children services, 1989-1995

Scripps Encinitas Hospital Encinitas, CA,
Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction Instructor, 1996-current

Private practice,
Stress Management, 1996-current





Every Thu at 7:00p – An ongoing weekly meditation open to the community – Donation based. Being held virtually.

Next Full Course:TBD

Upcoming Mindfulness All Day: