Julie Martin started up Brahmani Yoga Centre in Anjuna, Goa India in 2003, previously Purple Valley. Over the years the centre has grown in reputation to become an excellent place to practice all forms of yoga as well as an internationally renowned centre for training yoga teachers.
The principle motivation from the very beginning has always been “Quality, not quantity”. The driving force behind the expansion and evolution of the shala is the community that comes together every season to share, learn, teach, grow and enjoy.
The Brahmani philosophy is that all forms of yoga are equally important, movement and stillness should share space and that it should be accessible to everyone. We set a high standard for teaching yoga as well as training yoga teachers and the goal is to inspire students to be the best possible version of themselves, giving the right practice for the individual.
Julie Martin, Director of Brahmani Yoga is an internationally recognized teacher of Vinyasa Flow and Ashtanga Yoga. She has been teaching for over 18 years and running highly respected teacher training programmes for the last 10. A former professional dancer, Julie imbues her classes with the grace and rhythm of dance, encouraging play and curiosity. Each class becomes a choreographed journey through the body and mind, fusing the qualities of traditional yoga with personal discovery and self expression. Julie’s aim is to guide students towards awareness and inspire presence, to find freedom in movement, and move towards stillness, to our true practice, our true selves.
“The practice is not in the asana, it is in the awareness.” ~ Julie Martin