Retreats, workshops & classes

Retreats, Workshops & Classes

Check out where to catch up with Julie or the Brahmani team, either in Goa or around the world, we continue to offer great teaching with compassion.

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Yoga Videos

Free Yoga Video Tutorials

Free video tutorials by Julie Martin to keep you going in between classes. A bit of asana, a bit of living philosophy, of bit of insight and some fun. Hope you enjoy!

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Teacher Training

Yoga Teacher Training Worldwide

Brahmani has gained an international reputation for excellence in training yoga teachers. We have been running programmes from 350 to 500 hours, level 1 and level 2 for over 9 years.

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Join the Intelligent Rebellion

Julie Martin

Julie Martin wants you to think outside the box, get off your mat, shake up the old dogmas and find freedom to unfold into the beauty of a yoga practice that emerges from the inside. With over 25 years of experience and an international following of students and teachers alike, Julie’s greatest aim is to inspire. Her particular passion for human movement means continual investigation of new anatomical approaches, working with natural movement, range of motion, integrated stability and letting go of some of the old asana myths in order to move with the body and not against it. The practice is always an enquiry, a somatic exploration of sensation, movement and stillness.

15 years ago Julie set up Brahmani Yoga in Goa, India after teaching in Brighton, UK for over 8 years. The largest motivation for the yoga centre was to create a community that could join together each winter season and practice without judgement, learn to let everything evolve and be totally inclusive to all yogis. What grew out of that is an international reputation especially in training teachers to challenge the “norms” of the yoga world when they no longer work for us. Julie’s work as a teacher trainer leaves students inspired and empowered.

She encourages people to find their own pace, fluidity and strength in a structure that is only a "suggestion". No longer asking people to get "into" a pose, but if stillness arises in a moment then space is given to pause, feel and sense.

“Coming from a dance background and starting an asana practice to save my knees (which it did) I was initially so thankful for the practice. But as I moved over into the deeper world of yoga and teaching it (25 years ago) I was soon riddled with injuries. I had to rethink how this method that had initially "saved" my body was now the source of pain and injury and why everyone in the midst of it was so intent on a "right way" to do the practice. So I stepped away from the strict methodology (which lost me students in some cases) and worked on combining information from modern anatomy and fascia research, including some of my dance knowledge, with natural movement and letting people find their own alignment instead of forcing ideas of what anything should look like. For me it's about allowing students to find a somatic practice that nurtures and heals the body and mind.”

Your yoga practice should invite you into relationship with your self, your body, your mind and emotions. This is not Instagram yoga or circus skills class. This is moving through layers, feeling, experiencing and observing process, moving towards stillness, moving towards self.

“The practice is not in the asana, it is in the awareness.”  ~ Julie Martin

Yoga Teacher Training, India & Worldwide

When it comes to yoga teacher training India has always been a popular choice, due to the history of yoga, the culture and the incredible journeys it starts. But with the large number of yoga teacher trainings on offer, choosing the right course for you can be challenging, to say the least.

At Brahmani the philosophy is about ensuring great quality in training. We don’t want students to graduate just being “OK” teachers. We encourage practitioners to excel and dive deeper into their understanding - not only of their yoga practice but what it really means to share this journey with others.

We run Yoga Alliance registered 200, 300 and 500 hour yoga teacher training programmes from level 1 and level 2/advanced.

All of our courses are yoga intensives, staffed by several senior teachers and always have a small group of participants to ensure individual attention.

Julie Martin Level 2
3 Dec 2017 to 30 Dec 2017
Julie Martin and Emil Wendel are forerunners in the world of modern yoga.  Both are advocates of examining what the practice of Yoga really means at present.  What really makes sense for us in the Yogic Philosophies and how do we utilise it.  What we have learned about... more
Julie Martin
7 Jan 2018 to 13 Jan 2018
INFORM AND INSPIRE Movement Anatomy and Applying it to a Vinyasa Flow Practice This week will be a perfect continuing education program for any teachers who want to take their skills to the next level in understanding of human anatomical movement and how that applies to a modern... more
Prenatal Yoga Teacher Training
13 Mar 2018 to 23 Mar 2018
This course is about honoring the goddess within women at the most sacred time in their lives.  You will learn how to sequence yoga classes that are specifically designed to empower and prepare women for birth.  This 90-hour Yoga Alliance Prenatal Yoga Teacher Training is for... more
Julie Martin
22 Mar 2018 to 24 Nov 2018
Yoga Yama Stockholm hosts Julie Martin for this amazing training taking place for the first time in Europe.   Are you ready to take your teaching to the next level?  Integrate new anatomical movement information?  Take philosophy out of the book and make it useful in modern... more

Yoga Workshops

Yoga workshops are a great way to go deeper and break down barriers to our understanding of the various aspects and disciplines that yoga presents.

We hold workshops with only the most experienced practitioners who will guide you through topics including anatomy, philosophy, back-bending, acro-yoga, kirtans/bhajans (Bhakti Yoga), breathing/pranayama, and many others.

Whether you want to supplement your yoga teacher training, gain a better understanding about something that interests you or just hang out and sing, our fun, friendly and informative workshops will empower you with new knowledge and creativity.

21 Sep 2017
YOGA, SACRED DANCE AND CREATIVE WRITING - Embodied Practices to unfold your stories Aren’t we ultimately looking to experience “aliveness” and everything it encompasses?  We cannot truly touch on the sensation of being until we embrace and embody... more
Julie Martin
4 Jan 2018
It can often be a struggle to be a yoga practitioner and fully understand how something we do on our mats or meditation cushions can be embraced in every moment of our lives. The question is how do we truly embody the practices and all they... more

Yoga Retreats

21 Jan 2018 to 27 Jan 2018
Using the power of an embodied practice, this week is an opportunity to look at what causes our patterns, mental, emotional, physical.  They are all intimately intertwined and until we understand this and allow ourselves to look with curiosity and... more
Brahmani retreat in Sabina, Italy
5 May 2018 to 12 May 2018
Join Julie for an beautiful, sweet and soulful week of unfolding, exploring, curiosity, discovery and release.  Combining daily practices of Vinyasa Flow Brahmani style, Sacred Dance, Meditation and Creative Writing, we will dive into a journey of... more

Special Yoga Classes

Julie Martin
Mondays and Wednesdays 8.15-9.30 am General Level New Venue: Anna Ranch Cost: $13 drop in $50 for 5 classes Contact Julie for any further questions: 808-344-2994