Yoga, Sacred Dance and Creative Writing
4 Days in London with Julie
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 our means of practice. It cannot be a thinking process or digested through reading a book or even learned, it must be an experience. Join Julie for 4 days of exploring, unfolding, curiosity, discovery and release in this mini-Urban Retreat. Combining daily practices of Vinyasa Flow Brahmani style, Sacred Dance, Meditation and Creative writing, we will dive into a journey of self discovery.
Julie is an expert at guiding practices that offer freedom in form and allow self expression to arise. Structures often bring a sense of confinement, but here all structures will be fluid, pliable and open to personal interpretation based on where and who we are in the moment.
Working with somatic methods we will look at how we embody practices. What does it really mean to practice yoga? How can we continue to arrive in the present moment? Witness and listen, without judgement, but with curiosity? These are the questions we will ask as we traveling through movement and stillness, silence and written word, verbal and non verbal communication.
What is Sacred Dance? We are constantly communicating with our bodies. Our gestures, glances, movements are telling stories we may not be aware of. When we cultivate our internal dialogue to find expression in movement, in dance, we have access to our stories. We feel them, see them and express them. Through this process we allow ourselves to re-pattern, let go of limiting ideas and grow in our relationship to ourselves and others. Sacred Dance is a movement exploration without limitations. Guided by Julie through different awareness exercises you will find your freedom in movement and let the dance rise from within.
MORNING SESSIONS -
10.00 - 12.00 Thursday 21 - Sunday 24 September
Julie’s style of flow and curiosity, a practice for all those who are tired of showing up to merely make shapes. This session will start with Meditation and we will experience different techniques throughout the weekend. These can booked separately from the afternoon sessions.
AFTERNOON SESSIONS -
13.30 - 17.30 Thursday 21 - Sunday 24 September
Sacred Dance Movement Therapy focusing on different emotional patterns through these sessions we will discover individuality and unity, solidarity and uncertainty, trust and fear, as well as moving into whatever may arise. Complementing this practice we will include creative writing exercises to allow our inner poetry to rise to the surface, our stories to be told and witness who we are in each moment. There will be a 20 minute break in the middle of these sessions.
ABOUT THE VENUE
Roots is an incredibly beautiful studio 5 minutes walk from Wapping station. I came across this space as I was looking for something that would feel like a true Urban Retreat in the centre of London. Spacious and light and designed with love, care and attention to detail, you will feel as if you have been transported to a peaceful oasis somewhere else. I'm so excited to be there moving with everyone. You won't regret the extra trek to get there, I promise!
Roots • London
Metropolitan Wharf • London • E1W 3SS
About Your Teacher
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.