My Yoga journey started more than 7 years ago. The very first introduction to Yoga was in Spring 2011 when I joined hot Bikram studio in Balham, London. After a year and after few discomforts in overheated room, I decided to search for different styles which I believed would suit me better.
Having background as a former gymnast and professional contemporary dancer, yoga practice allowed me re-connect to my body and my breath. However, after twenty years not dancing nor being gymnast, the body felt different. Few back injuries and accidents during those years and, I developed SI instability which initially I was not aware. I realised that I have to approach yoga from a different angle. Fast, strong yoga sessions some how did not suited me anymore. Every time, I tried fast vinyasa class and with a fancy pose during, I felt discomfort in my back. So my search had continue towards… towards ‘new me’ and more suited style of yoga.
Practice slow and mindfully
More I practiced slow and with awareness into precise alignments and, incorporated deep breath – pranayama – the life force during each practice, I have began to feel the benefits and comfort in my back. Staying with one teacher for a longer period when I was ready to commit, it has helped tremendously. It created harmony, trust and understanding between teacher and myself. I have also learnt to support my body and mind with yoga props.
Over the years, I have practiced Vinyasa, Ashtanga, Kundalini, Iyengar, Restorative, Yin, Hatha and Jivamukti and, attended yoga classes and mindful workshops with many experienced yoga teachers at TriYoga, London and Camyoga Cambridge.
Yoga with Julia
Since March 2018, I am RYT 200 – Registered Yoga Teacher and, Yoga Alliance member. I have been teaching at The Towers in Bedford and private One-2-One classes.
I teach Slow Flow, Hatha and very much safe and mindful practice with hands-on adjustment. I relate to those who have gone through injuries and chronic pains as I experienced over the years myself. In each class, I incorporate synchronised breathing techniques to create more Space in the Body, more Space in the Mind with guidance to create more Space to Evolve.
Whether you are a beginner or have been practicing for years. I strongly believe in using yoga props which will help each student to find their own level in each pose and find the proper alignment; as we are all different shapes and body types with different life experiences.
I am here to help you on your own ‘Yoga Journey’ if, you are ready.