With Julie Martin
Julie Martin teaches yogis around the world to break free from a limited linear practice and outdated dogmas and embrace an embodied Yoga practice based on a sensory experience - how it feels, not what it looks like. She has a reputation for challenging asana myths that hurt and exclude people. She empowers students and teachers alike to own their practice, tap into their curiosity, and trust their own experience.
Raised as a Vedantist, Julie grew up immersed in the philosophy of yoga. As a young adult, she turned to the asana practice to heal from an injury. That was 25 years ago. When yoga began to injure her, she did her research and integrated insights about anatomy, natural movement, range of motion, and integrated stability into her practice and teaching. The result is unorthodox, inventive yoga that moves with the body, not against it.
"I love Julie's ability to guide you deep, deep inside. With such simplicity and such love that you just let yourself go. And the energy beyond the skin gets accessible... Oh, how grateful I am for that. Simply and effective, because simplicity (in the best sense) is really the only way"
Service & Offerings
Yoga Teacher Training
Yoga needs empowered teachers who empower everyone they teach. That is why Julie is committed to training teachers — whether in-person, on-demand online, or through 1:1 mentorship. Since 2003, Julie has inspired more than 500 teachers to question what they've been taught, investigate their own experience, and explore teaching as a creative process. They leave her training confident in their skills and ready to invite students to an embodied practice beyond old dogma and linear rules.
Events In Person And Online
For the past 20 years, Julie has traveled six months of every year to facilitate retreats, workshops, and masterclasses in 25+ countries. Some students have joined her retreats for 17 consecutive years — because they love her vibrant passion as a teacher, her relentless commitment to evolve her practice, and the company of their fellow students. Julie's classes are deeply informed, creative, and lighthearted.
Every month, hundreds of students practice with Julie in her online school, and in her weekly masterclasses. Julie encourages students to find their own pace, fluidity, and strength in a structure that is an invitation, not a rule. She no longer asks people to mold themselves into a pose. Instead, she guides them to explore natural spirals, pulses, and expansions. Her students learn to trust their experience and take charge of their practice — on and off the mat.