About Julia Poole

Julia Poole Oceanlight Scaravelli Yoga Teacher Training

Hi I'm Julia and I've been teaching Yoga, meditation and mindful movement since 2007.  From those early days on a Moroccan rooftop terrace, easing friends out from a hard day's surf, my knowledge and offerings have come a long way! 


Maybe it was that early experience of teaching in a retreat style setting as the sun set over the sea, maybe it's the depth of connection from spending longer with the same group. Certainly both have been a part of leading me to specialise in running outstanding and refreshing retreats in stunning locations and teaching other teachers and practitioners how to do the same.


You don't have to be into yoga to attend or learn all about the art of creating magical retreats from me. Retreats that will transform both your life and the lives of those you take with you. Pilates teachers, writers, circle holders, meditation teachers and all kinds of other holistic therapists, artists and healers can take what I've learnt and apply it to their area of expertise.


Early on I realised that working with people more deeply was where I could make the greatest difference and was my true heart calling. Whilst I love every weekly session and every smile that comes with it, it's on retreat that the most profound transformations can take place. As an empathic, human-centred person who wants the best for all, who sees suffering and has always leaned in to help others, this is the most natural and rewarding thing for me to offer into the world. 

Julia Poole at home in Cornwall by the sea

I'm a warm and caring teacher, with a background in counselling, mentoring, management development and healing 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 in North Cornwall, at my happiest in or alongside the ever-changing ocean and its tides. 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 most compassionate way possible, expanding your horizons and growing into your full potential.


In February 2020 I was diagnosed with Ovarian Cancer right before the global pandemic. Following my inner guidance I healed without chemotherapy, having gone through extensive abdominal surgery to remove it. I’m currently writing a book to help others on the journey through this life-altering disease, counting myself blessed to be among the less than half of women who survive. 

Spiritual energy by the sea open arms

What I offer 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 is nurturing, soulful, playful and transformational. In a way I have nothing to teach other than how to be with yourself in kindness, finding ways to deeper self expression and joy.

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 follow your own instincts and become master/ mistress of your own destiny.