Bare Feet, Playa Samara, Costa Rica



Bare Feet in Playa Samara, Costa Rica offers state of the art Biofeedback, Meditation and counseling in connection with the healing power of Mother Earth. We recently introduced what we are calling “Bee Vaping” to our toolbox of all natural wellness remedies. It is all the rage in Europe. Using therapies based on nature and heart focused healing. Julie Bray, MA Clin. Psych, HeartMath Practitioner and author runs retreats and workshops in her Costa Rica Heaven.

Julie explains the shift from CBT (cognitive behavioral) and Brain focused therapies in Psychology to Heart Focused healing.

In my Memoir, The Year of the Frog,   I wrote “Listen to the gentle whisper inside, Love her enough to let her guide.” Some 6 years later, letting my heart lead has not always been easy.  My heart was tired. I needed a ton of rest. I battled the guilty thoughts daily, wanting me to be productive while I restructured my life to serve my heart and not my mind for the first time in my life.  Having studied Neuropsychology, I understood early on the 70,000 repetitive thoughts were mostly wrong. I’d be a fool to continue to listen, or give any credit to my doubtful brain at all.

Many people could not understand. But there was an ability growing in me, and I am here to tell you, there is a way to live in ease by learning to first shift your own heart energy.

I traveled to the ends of the earth to find the best teachers, the most sacred temples. I drank the medicines. I puked my guts. I tried to write about it all while under the influence of Rapé, Psilocybin, Ayahuasca and San Pedro at different times from alters all over the world  I did it to heal me, and I did it so that I could share with you the secret to your own healing.

My ancestors have come through urging me to drop the lower vibrations of guilt, fear and shame. And as some of you now know, I have always talked to trees. A gift honored in the Shamanic world and something science has now shown possible, because trees have telepathic ability. 🙂

From the greats in Psychology to Monks, Shamans, Ancestors, Trees.. No matter the teacher the message was the same, “let the love inside your own heart be the guide to lead the way”.

I was mad at science for putting the brain first. I left my field so that I could gain new perspective, an expansion and a vision. I wanted to tap into my own ability to gain wisdom through divine consciousness. I stopped reading peer reviewed journals or any book at all, because I had already gained a glimpse across the veil to understand we can gain wisdom from quieting our mind to access a consciousness that is divine.

I knew we are creating this.  I just wasn’t sure how. I stayed away from the influence of many things; no TV, phone, movies or media for years to see what I could come up with on my own. I wanted to think new thoughts without the influence of limiting beliefs, many of those we are convinced are true scientifically.

Things have changed since I’ve been off grid. We truly understand now that the heart is the one in charge, sending much more information to the brain than the brain is to our heart. We understand the neurons and complex nervous system that our housed inside the heart are emitting enough energy to alter the energy around us.

I love demonstrating the magic of our heart in group meditation. By having everyone enter a calm coherent state while hooked up to biofeedback we see proof. It is powerful to witness the biology of one change due to the conscious shift of energy. We really are connected. But you must find the connection in your own heart first and you, you must do the work!

We are generators of electricity. Your default state is peace. But so many of us have suffered a trauma kicking our nervous system out of balance, our emotions out of ease. Anything other than positive feelings means you are not yourself, you are in fight or flight, an emergency mode. A mode meant to only kick on in an emergency folks!

I often say we are “increasing our tolerance to bliss” because sadly many of us have gotten so used to the energy of anxiety, we have forgotten what peace is. If positive feelings feel foreign, please consider coming to one of our free meetings we hold once a month, book an appointment or contact us to design a custom retreat for you, your entire family or group. Follow us on Facebook to keep up with our events.

The science of HeartMath, the health benefits, and the mental benefits from a scientific realm I knew way back then, but the deeper connection and power we have to change our very own biology, I did not comprehend. Raising my energy changes my vibration, changes the field, the pattern and ultimately my reality.

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Perhaps from a new perspective in the white of the Bare Feet logo you will see; the tree, the woman, the heart over her most sacred part, the roots, the leaves and the electric energy. There is meaning in the feet, there is meaning beyond the feet, and there is meaning in the spaces in between. I have come full circle, following the spiraling energetic patterns of life and stumbled upon expansion where all of my gifts can come alive. Science. Spirituality. Biofeedback. Shamanic Ceremony. PachaMama. Creativity. Energy. Inner Vibration. Outer Reality.  It is easier to heal than we previously thought. I am not here to save you, that would take away your power. But I can point you in the right direction and teach you tools to ease the transition. In the end it is up to you, to utilize the tools and find strength to be the hero of the dreams housed inside your heart. It is a quiet gentle whisper urging with all her might waiting on the day you will love her enough to let her guide. There is a little girl inside of you so proud of the woman you have become. Listen to her, because in the end, She’s the one.  ~ Juls ♥ Highly Meditated. Under Her Influence. With Love., Bare Feet.  Come Remember who you are with me. ♥ ♥ ♥ 


♥ ♥ ♥ “Other than the trees, we have some pretty awesome teachers here at Bare Feet.”♥ ♥ ♥ 

Julie Bray
Julie Bray, M.A. Clinical Psychology, Shaman, HeartMath Practitioner.

Julie received her Master’s in Clinical Psychology from The University of Texas Permian Basin. She worked as a Psychology lecturer and had a private practice, licensed as an LPC (Licensed Professional Counselor). She expanded her practice to obtain Board Certification in Neurofeedback using some of the most advanced techniques including; HeartMath Biofeedback, Brain Mapping and Brainwave Training. Miss Bray earned her counseling continuing education credits and was trained by the world-renowned physician and author, Dr. Deepak Chopra in Meditation. She advanced her training at conferences with some of the world’s top Psychologists/Physicians including—Dr. Beck, Dr. Andrew Weil, Dr. Dan Siegel, Dr. Joe Dispenza, and bestselling Author and American Buddhist Jack Kornfield.

After moving to Costa Rica, she set out to seek non-traditional ancient knowledge from healers in India, Thailand and Peru. In Peru, Julie received the ancient Munay-Ki rites of the Shaman. Julie combines her worldly knowledge in an eclectic approach to give her clients the best of science and ancient wisdom.


Julie is the author of her award-winning memoir, The Year of The Frog, an adult fairy tale come true about her own journey seeking healing and love. Her newest book to be published soon, PachaMama Prattle is her most creative endeavor combining her love of nature, meditation, poetry and art. Find her author works on Amazon under her pen name “Juls Amor”, a name she chose to honor her soul and her Mother’s maiden name “Love”.

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