"Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much." – Helen Keller
When they met over coffee a few months back, Marie Viellard and Julie Fotis knew that it wasn't a coincidence. They both shared the same love for helping others, and wanted to offer their knowledge and experience to everyone in need for inspiration and connection with their true self. The Uma Center was born out of this strong desire to bring as many healing techniques as possible to their clients, building a community of like-minded people, all in the same place.
As people are growing more conscious of their need to getting back to natural and holistic healing solutions, Marie and Julie offer services that help all of us be more in tune with our own needs, whether focusing on what our body needs, how our mind feels, or what our soul is telling us.
By getting to the roots of things on those three aspects of our self, we are able to live a happy, healthy and vibrant life.
Holistic Health Coach
Marie has dedicated herself to traditional healing techniques since 2012. She completed her Ayurvedic training with the European Institute of Vedic Studies in Switzerland and the Vinayak Ayurveda and Panchakarma Foundation in India. She is also certified by Yoga Alliance in Hatha Yoga, Kundalini Yoga and Hormone Yoga Therapy. Marie is also a holistic health coach through the IIN.
When Marie came across Ayurveda, it gave her a whole new perspective on how to deal with chronic illnesses, along with hope and essential keys to reclaim her health. Since then, Marie’s passion is to share the many benefits and simple solutions offered by Ayurveda, whether in the form of dietary recommandations, lifestyle changes, herbal treatments or traditional Ayurvedic massages. She also offers different forms of Yoga, meditation, breathing techniques and energy healing as part of her therapeutic approach.
Always trying to reach people’s heart through great compassion, Marie offers a very unique blend of techniques tailored to each person’s needs.
"Ayurveda can be used both as a preventive and curative medicine. It is a real holistic system of medicine as it searches for the root cause of the disease rather than just treating symptoms. When starting your own healing journey, you will realize how simple lifestyle changes can have a profound and long lasting impact on your life in general. This is the magic of Ayurveda. You are given the keys to your own wellbeing and happiness. As you reclaim this power, you will notice changes in your emotional state, in your body and on more profound layers directly connected to your soul's journey. Let your heart and intuition guide you, and you'll reach a great state of happiness in all your being."
Holistic Health Coach
Julie is a French native who grew up in an environment where food and natural remedies were a priority to make her family feel better when facing health challenges.
After almost a decade working in Investment Banking, she decided to redirect herself in what was really her passion: holistic healing.
Struggling with fertility and hypothyroidism, she used various techniques to heal and reach her health goals. She became a certified Health Coach with the Institute of Integrative Nutrition (specialized in Blood type diet, fertility diet and elimination diet) and trained in energy work (Akashic records, chakra realignment, guided meditation) through seminars in Paris.
Now in New York for the past 7 years, she is committed to help everyone ready to connect with their body, mind and spirit and improve their health issues as well as accepting the NOW in their life.