Julian has a BA (Hons.) in Economics from Harvard and a PhD in Mythological Studies with emphasis in Depth Psychology from Pacifica Graduate Institute and has also undertaken many courses in self-development in search of happiness. He volunteers at Shri Kali Ashram and has trained extensively with Bhagavan Shanmukha in Śaiva Tantrism.

Julian says, “I believe happiness is the essence of the teachings at Shri Kali Ashram. This may sound simplistic to some, but is it? My goal for all the students here is to help them find their unique path to a happy and fulfilled life. In my view, to train yoga instructors means to train people in the art and science of happiness first and foremost. Anyone can teach a technique, and almost anyone can do even advanced āsanas after some time. Bhagavan Shanmukha says that without a foundation, the more profound tantric teachings are meaningless. It is my intention to help those who need it to build that foundation and for those who have it to support them in becoming true Tantrics.” Download Julian's Resume (PDF format).

He is one of the Sanskrit Masters at Shri Kali.