Julie Martin at Yogayama, Stockholm

Julie Martin

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Julie Martin

Date

5 August 2017 to 9 August 2017

Location

Yogayama Stockholm , Stockholm
Sweden
Stockholm SE

Telephone

+46 8 660 88 60

Email

5 - 9 AUG MORNING MASTER CLASSES 09:30 - 11:30

Julie will take you on a journey of spirals, waves, pulses, expansion and contraction, breath and awareness, moving and stillness. Yoga is a process of unfolding, letting go of layers and remaining curious to all the possibilities.  Julie encourages students to find their own pace, fluidity and strength in a structure that is only a "suggestion". She no longer asks people to get "into" a pose, but if stillness arises in a moment then space and time is given for you to pause, feel and sense. Moving on only when you are ready, moving with the body not against it.

Julie will explore a different theme each day during the week.  Some yoga experience preferred.

Morning classes are included in the Workshop Intensive as well as Fluid Body, Fluid Mind (for all practitioners) and Intelligent Adjustments, Natural Alignment (for teachers). For example, when registering for Fluid Body, Fluid Mind morning classes between 5 - 6 AUG are included.

PRICE: 300 SEK (250 SEK members ) / CLASS

 

5 - 6 AUG FLUID BODY, FLUID MIND - FOR ALL PRACTIONERS 13:00 - 16:00

Our thoughts and emotions are contained at a cellular level everywhere in our body.  Through a movement practice we are accessing these cells regularly, but what are we telling them?  Modern cellular biology as well as research in quantum physics shows us that how we think and feel about ourselves and our lives has direct effect on what happens in our bodies.

Taking a further step into Julie’s world of exploration we will be experimenting with movement as meditation and look at how what arises has opportunity to change, physically and emotionally based on our sense and experience of it.

Working with movement and stillness exercises as well as asking questions of ourselves that allow us to delve deeper into the spiritual practices of yoga through the vehicle of the body.  Please bring a notebook with you.

PRICE: 1900 SEK

 

7 - 9 AUG INTELLIGENT ADJUSTMENTS, NATURAL ALIGNMENT - FOR TEACHERS 13:00 16:30

The information on adjusting bodies and guiding alignment is in constant flux in the yoga world.  And for a good reason, both have been the source of many injuries over the last 20 years.  This  makes it hard to know how to proceed as teachers with such diverse instructions and reactions from “authorities” and students alike.

Julie Martin’s approach is to work with bodies through a “felt sense” of what is happening internally.  To “listen” to bodies instead of just seeing.  We often make basic mistakes by thinking someone is “out of alignment” with just visuals. However, by sensing and taking in greater options of what a shape should really be for individuals we aid in a persons practice instead of dictating restrictions on poses.

Touch is a very healing medium and a silent form of communication that is often lost in many classes due to uncertainty on the teachers part so we will focus on gaining confidence as well as technique.  Teacher safety and student trust is vital and these aspects will be covered.   We will shift our perception of “alignment” and instead look at “lines of movement” and “areas of restriction”.  We allow space to unfold and let the body own the practice, not the teacher.

 

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 WORKSHOP INTENSIVE 5 - 9 AUG (includes Morning Master Classes and both afternoon workshops): 4600 SEK

PRICE MORNING MASTER CLASSES 5 - 9 AUG: 300 SEK (250 årsmedlemmar) / CLASS

PRICE FLUID BODY, FLUID MIND 5 - 6 AUG: 1900 SEK

PRICE INTELLIGENT ADJUSTMENTS, NATURAL ALIGNMENT 7 - 9 AUG: 2900 SEK 

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