Julia’s Teaching

My aim is to teach with compassion, open heart, supporting my students when in need, listening and holding a space to grow.  No matter environment, diversity or number of students, I will continue to teach yoga authentically and mindfully.

Julia’s Teaching

Since returning from my 200-hour Yoga Teacher Training in Costa Rica, Spring 2018, I have not stopped teaching and have not stopped being a student.

Yoga is for everyone. Every body is a yoga body. But, there is a style which will suit you more to get most out of your practice.

There are many styles of yoga these days that you might be familiar with. From types like Hatha, Vinyasa, Iyengar, Ashtanga, Kundalini, Jivamukti, Yin, Restorative, and many more… but, which one might suits you better, you might ask? Read below styles I offer. 

Yoga Styles I offer:

I offer variety styles of yoga on weekly basis. Some are more dynamic esp. morning sessions, which are focus on building strength and flexibility, alignment-based style, and also gentle, relaxing, unwinding practices which are calming, healing with meditative qualities.

I teach 5 types of yoga on weekly basis and suitable for all. Another style called Yoga Nidra’ – yogic sleep, I usually incorporate on my workshops and retreats.

Read a description of yoga styles which I offer and see if any style speaks to you the  most.

Hatha / Alignment-based – is like an umbrella of all styles. All other styles branched out from Hatha. In Hatha style class, we move in slow paced and sometimes holding postures for few more breaths to build a strength in the body and challenge the mind. Very grounding practice throughout and really great for beginners and all those who like to build a strength, flexibility in body and mind. At present, those are scheduled on Mondays studio and Wednesdays evenings online.

Vinyasa flow style – it’s a flow style linking your breath with movement, moving from one pose to anoter. This transition coordinates with your breathing, focusing on each inhale and exhale and, gives you feeling that your breath is moving your body. We also practice different types of breathing techniques to help bring awareness to your breath and movement and, exploring into more advanced poses. Monthly focus for those advanced asanas. 

Mandala Vinyasa flow style – it’s movement and breath connection, moving around the four corners of the mat in dynamic style. It’s not much holds in each pose rather movement and breath isin focus. We place a strong intention at the beginning of each practice, we chant, we start with one yin passive pose to connect chosen element from the Universe and we finish with one. It’s a strong practice and we might also include some advanced poses. Online on Saturday mornings. 

Yin yoga – it’s a slow paced style, holding poses for longer periods of time between 2- 5mins in each pose. While dynamic yang’ yoga focusing on your muscles, yin yoga targets deep connective tissues like fascia, ligaments, joints, bones. It’s a slower more meditative practice, floor based poses, giving you a space to turn inward and tune into both your mind and sensation of your body. Great for those with busy lifestyle and those who likes to build more flexibility and mobile joints, boost circulation and need that quiet time. Days: Mondays in the studio and online on Wednesday evenings.

Restorative yoga – many might think Restorative is like Yin. Yes and no. Yes for slower paced with holding poses longer even up to 15mins for each pose. While in Yin yoga we welcome discomfort working towards deep connective tissue to release blocked energy, in Restorative yoga, we allow for a conscious rest. It’s a practice of softness, stillness, deep relaxation, self-inquiry that emphasizes the medative aspects of yoga. With a support of many props, we allowing the body to experience comfort, releasing tension from tense body and mind. We focus on breath awareness, the flow of a breath which helps to support autonomic nerovus system to feel more relaxed, grounded and centred state. 

Restorative yoga can help with stress, your mood, reduce pains, reconnects with body, can also decrease depression and anxiety, helps sleep better. Overall promotes deep conscious rest improve overall health and well-being.

Slow down and embrace the power of rest, give yourself a support you deserve. Friday evenings in the studio. Once a month online on Sunday evenings. 

Gentle yoga –  a style of yoga which is suoer gentle, slow, supportive using only few transitions during and, taking a time to experience fullness of the breath in each pose, and in stillness. And, a long Savasana for complete relaxation – which helps to calm nervous system, aids the digestive and immune system. Suitable for all, including beginners. This morning class is in the studio. 

Using Yoga Props

More I teach, more I will encourage students to use their yoga props. Yoga props will support student with a proper pelvis position, lengthen the spine and achieve correct alignment. Yoga props can be helpful to keep the integrity in the pose when we are exploring without compromising. Props when using in slower paced practices like Yin and Restorative yoga will allow you to create better experience because you are supporting yourself and allowing to soften.

Teaching Locations

At present, I teach 6-7 online classes on weekly basis, in Verve Wellness Studio, Bedford Heights.

I also teach in Towers club, Clapham for members.

Check here to see all of my classes ( apart from Towers schedule ) for the class schedule and to register.

Also, I offer One to One Personalized Yoga Sessions where it’s all about you and your needs. It has been wonderful to be able to take One to One Yoga Session outdoor in the Park too.

Email me [email protected] for any questions you might have regarding my teachings, bookings, workshops, day retreats, availability or anything else.

Julia teaching in the studio, with students in the background

Keep in mind when you practice yoga, you are not practicing to improve yourself. You are perfect. The practice is there to help you know that.

Maty Ezraty