Julia came to the mat in 2002 as ‘preventative medicine’ to address niggles from cycling, tennis and to fend off encroaching middle age. She was immediately at home with the combination of strength, flexibility and relaxation.
She practised Iyengar for 10 years before branching out to explore many forms of yoga and commencing her teacher training whereupon she found deep wisdom in the aspects of yoga beyond the asanas (postures).
Julia completed a British Wheel of Yoga Foundation Course in 2015/16 with Diana Currey.
Julia has completed her Yoga Alliance 200 hour Diploma with Yogacampus in Spring 2018.
Julia has been teaching several classes a week since Spring 2016, initially under her Yogacampus trainee insurance.
Julia has been a member of Southampton Yoga Association for many years. SYA is network of yoga practitioners and teachers which hosts monthly workshops by visiting tutors. In June 2018 Julia became Chair of the Association. New members are welcome, please see the programme of events and follow the joining instructions on the SYA website.
Her approach to yoga is for it to be accessible and integrated into everyday life, nurturing a ‘Sangha’ (supportive community) and enhancing general wellbeing to help us live life to the full.
Her teaching style is to work holistic themes into the classes to provide an instinctive and natural flow of breath and movement combined with thought provoking meditations to instil the yogic way of life.
Off the mat Julia enjoys playing music and the great outdoors.
Sustainable Yogic Lifestyle
I’ve always loved being on my bike, walking and using public transport and disliked car travel. As with yoga, the journey is to be relished, not just the destination. My travel time is meditative - in my own rhythm, moving my body, breathing in the fresh air, being in the elements – rain or shine, light or dark, observing the seasons - autumn leaves, winter skies, warm sun, fresh spring..... watching the world go by.
I travel sustainably whenever possible, including to all my regular yoga commitments, whether teaching or as a student.
I encourage students to integrate their yoga into their travel patterns, embrace what’s on their doorstep - and on a practical level, since my luggage is constrained, please bring your own mat, purchase your own block to elevate your sit bones in seated postures and of course, bring cosy layers for savasana.
Here’s my trusty 2-wheeler and nifty pannier with spare mats, and rucksack with bricks and belts.
If any of you fancy a similar ‘box’ pannier, let me know and I can source one from Belgium where we regular visit my husband’s family and where cycling is the main mode of transport.
There are no Workshops scheduled at the moment