Júlia Freire de Medeiros was born in Rio de Janeiro and grew up in the Brazilian Amazon where she lived most of her life. During her childhood, she lived directly with the research and development of the Amazon Flower Essence System. She was a pioneer student at the NGO: CMF (Centro Medicina da Floresta), a community institution dedicated to the research of traditional knowledge of Amazonian plants and their application in the cultivation of health. This cultural root gave her an innate knowledge and unique understanding of the therapeutic approach of this system.
She studied and worked next to her mother – Maria Alice Campos Freire, co-creater of the Amaflor system. Together they developed a new stage of research of the Amazon Flower Essence System in the Juruá River Valley, in the state of Acre, with the participation of several members of original populations of the region. Júlia was responsible for systematizing the research, which was published in the book “Iapuna – Language of People, Language of Flower”.
Júlia is an accredited teacher of the Amazon Flower Essences System – Amaflor and Iapuna. Currently, she is also the communications coordinator for the Instituto Floresta Mãe, the organization responsible for the preservation, development and dissemination of knowledge related to the Flower Essences of the Amazon.
In the field of health and human development, she went through several trainings, including Iyengar Yoga, CranioSacral Therapy and Body Talk. In addition to managing these projects, she works with integrative therapies.
Júlia has a degree in Environmental Management from the Federal University of Brasília-UNB and conducted socio-environmental projects in the Amazon. Today she works in the area of health and therapy, exploring the environmental and human health interface.