Integrated Movement with Julie Matin at Aloha Yoga in Aarau

Integrated Movement with Julie Matin at Aloha Yoga in Aarau

Led by:

Julie Martin

Date

19 September 2017

Location

Aloha Yoga Aarau
Switzerland
CH

Telephone

+41 79 638 60 38

Email

Through understanding the body and its need to move research has shown that working muscles and body parts in isolation isn’t really a smart system for a structure that is based on tensegrity. From the embryo we know that everything evolves as a whole unit and that once we begin to honour that in our movement we find a freedom and strength that utilises the whole. Julie often refers to this as “universal core”. When we apply these principles to our asana practice the discovery unveils that “effortless effort” we are looking for.
Using Julie’s unique form of asana and movement, somatic meditation, breath work and awareness exercises the process of “doing” the practice will transform to the state being, fully present with the sense of aliveness we are looking for. Instead of investigated static poses, range of motion, waving and spiraling, expanding and contracting is the aim of our exploration. This session will be full of curiosity and enquiry, pause and presence, stillness and movement. All practitioners welcome. The master class will be in english.
 

Julie Martin

About The Instructors

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

 

Price

Price: for the whole master class CHF 65.-

Time: 06:30 till 08:30 pm (18:30 bis 20:30 Uhr)