About Julia

Julia Gavin, Yoga in Goa

Yoga Practice

Bringing Rocket Yoga to Goa, a huge advocate of functional movement, Julia‚Äôs 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 Yoga 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.

Yoga Shala

Julia will share her practice at her yoga shala in Goa, Palm Trees Yoga School. She founded this school in 202o and despite the challenges of the global pandemic, she will continue to promote her school and manifest a coming season of yoga teacher trainings and retreats. At the school, she will not only host, teach and share practice, she will endeavour to build a yoga community, a place of learning and good vibes. If all goes to plan, she will lead 300 hrs Yoga Teacher Training in Rocket Vinyasa and Yoga Anatomy.

A Yoga Teacher Trainer

Prior to Palm Trees Yoga, Julia was Lead Trainer, Curriculum Co-ordinator and School Manager at Kranti Yoga, where she completed her 500 hrs YTTC in Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga in 2013. For 4 seasons, she led the Kranti Yoga 300 hr YTTC in Vinyasa Flow, teaching the anatomical content of the course through workshops, theory classes and, most importantly, through practice. During this time, she certified almost 500 advanced yoga teachers and a similar number of 200 hr graduates in the seasons before. She is fully registered with Yoga Alliance.

In search of adventure, Julia headed west. She set up trainings in Central America where she hosted 200 hrs in Ashtanga Yoga with surf opportunities. These courses were small and intimate with just 8 students in a group. 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.

Key Influences

Julia gained her Rocket Vinyasa certification with Carson Clay Coulhan and will train with Marcus Veda in September of this year. She has trained with Patrick Beach and is an avid follower of his Vinyasa Flow practice. She currently follows Celeste Pereira for 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. When back home in Liverpool, she  continues her Ashtanga Yoga training with 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

In a previous life, Julia was a Mathematics High School Teacher. She has a Post Graduate in Education. In a previous previous life, she gained 10 years of management experience in Fashion Retailer, managing UK high street outlets River Island and Oasis.

And finally….

Julia is a self-confessed anatomy geek, podcast junky, healthy foodie, sunset seeker and novice surfer. Out of season, June to October, she chills in Liverpool with family and friends. When not midst a global pandemic, she loves to travel and party throughout Europe.

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