Meet Julia and Helen, your Yoga Teacher Trainers.
Bringing Yoga Teacher Training, Yoga Anatomy and Rocket Vinyasa to the North West, Julia’s style of teaching yoga encourages mobility, strength and flexibility to achieve challenging postures through dynamic sequencing and anatomical awareness. She continues to advance her own interpretation of Larry Schultz’s Rocket Vinyasa Yoga, revelling in the idea that Rocket Vinyasa is an attitude!!
With strong foundations in the traditional practice of Ashtanga Yoga, Julia has developed a contemporary practice that clearly reflects modern yoga, a fusion of traditional methods with contemporary techniques. She strongly promotes the concept of an intelligent practice along with meditation through music and movement, exploring both the physical and the spiritual both on and off the mat.
Julia was Lead Trainer, Curriculum Co-ordinator and School Manager at Kranti Yoga in Goa where she completed her 500 hrs YTTC in Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga in 2012. For 8 seasons, she led the Kranti Yoga 200/300 hr YTTC, teaching the anatomical content of the course through workshops, theory classes and, most importantly, through practice. She is fully registered with Yoga Alliance.
She also hosted 200 hrs in Ashtanga Yoga with surf opportunities in Central America. She ran 4 courses during 2017/18 at Los Clavos Surf Camp in Nicaragua. It remains a dream to eventually have her own surf camp offering warm water surf and yoga retreats.
Julia gained her Rocket Vinyasa certification with David Kyle AKA Baba Rocket. She has also completed Rocket Vinyasa trainings with Marcus Veda & Hannah Whittingham and Carson Clay Coulhan. She has trained with Patrick Beach and is an avid follower of his Vinyasa Flow practice. She has completed several anatomy trainings with Celest Pereira and revels in her anatomical wizardry. Previously, she trained with Janet Stone, Tiffany Cruickshank and Michael Gannon. She has practiced in Mysore under the tutelage of Ajay Kumar and in Liverpool under the tutelage of Helen Aldred. Back in the day, her passion for Ashtanga Yoga came from Kranti Agrawal, founder of Kranti Yoga in Goa. All of these teachers have been particularly influential in terms of practice and pedagogy.
In a previous life, Julia was a Mathematics High School Teacher. She has a Post Graduate in Education and also taught English as a Foreign Language in Taiwan for 2 years. In a previous previous life, she gained 10 years of management experience in Fashion Retailer, managing UK high street outlets River Island and Oasis.
Julia is a self-confessed anatomy geek, podcast junky, healthy foodie, sunset seeker and novice surfer.
Julia awaits Indian borders to reopen and is in Liverpool for the foreseeable future, until travel restrictions ease.While she is content with being with family and friends in Liverpool for the time being, she continues to manifest her plan of returning to Goa to teach at her school: Palm Trees Yoga School. Visit Julia’s gallery.