Hi I'm Julia and I've been teaching Yoga since 2007. From those early days on a Moroccan rooftop terrace, easing friends out from a hard day's surf, my knowledge and spiritual connection have deepened enormously!
I'm a warm and caring teacher, with a background in counselling, healing, meditation and mindfulness along with 25+ years of my own yoga practice. My initial teacher training spanned over 3 years with Linda Morley at the British Wheel of Yoga and subsequently with Scaravelli inspired teachers Sandra Sabatini (a long time student of Vanda Scaravelli herself), Bill Wood and Caroline Lang. More about my training.
I live by the beach, relishing the ever changing ocean and sky. I love to shine kindness and bring hope and joy to everyday life. Every living being has its place. In my eyes you’re perfect just as you are. With me as your guide, you’ll relieve strain and stress, quieten your mind, soften your heart and deepen the connection to your soul, so you can live in the brightest happiest way possible, even through the hard times.
In February 2020 I was diagnosed with Ovarian Cancer right before the global pandemic. Following my inner guidance I healed without chemotherapy, having already gone through extensive abdominal surgery to remove it. I have a particular interest in supporting women who have either lost loved ones to cancer or are going through it themselves. I’m also writing a book to help others on the journey through this brutal disease, counting myself blessed to be among the less than half of women who survive.
My Yoga appeals to thoughtful, kind and gentle folk who appreciate sensitive teaching and mindful exploration. The majority are aged 40-70 years old and come from all walks of life. The way I share yoga is nurturing, soulful, playful and transformational. Modern life is demanding, requiring so much effort and striving that we even end up finding our sport and recreation is the same.
This Yoga is more of an 'undoing' and will help to re-balance and restore a sense of ease, joy and relief in mind as well as body. Increasingly I'm blending energy healing into my teaching so that you’ll receive extra clearing and support from the practice.
"As a psychotherapist, I attend frequent courses, but the way you hold space, Julia, the way you enable others to explore and connect to themselves and each other is exceptional. You've brought so much warmth, humour and depth it's remarkable. And what's also remarkable is that these 'ordinary' women have embraced it so wholeheartedly too" Tess
Like many of you, pain (or should I say pain relief) was what first got me seriously into Yoga. Read my story if you'd like to find out how an accident in my twenties led me on the path to where I am today. I hope it gives you the courage to give Yoga a try or to keep on your journey if you're already practising.