Julie Ann Otis

Julie Ann Otis is the Founder and Creative Director of Samana Coaching and Consulting, providing mindfulness and meditation-based coaching for individuals and companies. Julie Ann received her Masters in Arts Administration from Boston University and her Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy and Drama from Tufts University. She has also studied at the Focusing Institute, Spirit Rock Meditation Center, Insight Meditation Society, Cambridge Insight Meditation Center, and Dell'Arte International. 

Julie Ann brings to coaching over a decade of experience in not-for-profit management, Vipassana and Metta meditation practices, and body-mind integration work. She created Active Receptivity™ coaching as a way to offer corporate and individual clients the benefits of combining multiple modalities in meditation, mindfulness practices, strategic planning, and somatic psychology.


personal coaching

Through conversation, meditation, and body-mind integration practices, I help clients find pathways to discover and dissolve the roots of obstacles, misalignment, and stress. You might be seeking to:

  • Develop self-compassion and ease
  • Prioritize the things that really matter to you in order to live a more mindful & meaningful life
  • Create space and balance the different roles you play at home and at work
  • Weather transitions in your career, relationships, and shifting identity
  • Tap into inner wisdom to find balance and grounding 
  • Open to deeper connection with others by tapping into increased intimacy, vulnerability, and inner strength


Please contact me for a free 30-minute phone consultation.

Fees for monthly Active Receptivity™ Coaching
$2000 for ten one-hour sessions and $2500 for ten 90-minute sessions.

Fees for bi-weekly Active Receptivity™ Coaching
$4000 for 20 one-hour sessions, and $5000 for 20 90-minute sessions.

Cancellations and rescheduling must be done by phone at least 24 hours in advance, and Monday appointments must be cancelled by Friday at noon. ​ Any session missed or cancelled after this time is counted as a full session.



Confidentiality is at the heart of my work as a coach. All conversations in our sessions will remain only between you and me except when disclosure is required by law. Although I share office space with other professionals, each of us operates as an independent practitioner. No one else has access to your records, phone messages, or other confidential information.

"When I first started personal coaching with Julie, I thought it would take a while to fully explain my work and professional relationships. Instead, she was able to jump right in and help me to improve my effectiveness when communicating with others."


- A.B., Real Estate Agent


"Julie's deep presence and her kind, intuitive sense were exactly what I needed along my path of discovery. Coaching has been most helpful in recognizing and aiding the blossoming of my inner voice and authentic self. I recognized a lot of mental roadblocks which I discovered were actually the gateways to growth and wisdom."

- J.T., Opera Singer and Teacher

"Julie instinctively knows how to challenge me. She zeros in on the emotional core of the situation and pushes me to work with it in a new way. Her manner is playful and supportive, but never cliche or conventional. I truly cannot predict what she will tell me, and I love that."

- T.S., M.I.T. Professor

© 2014 Julie Ann Otis