Modern & Evolving Yoga Practices

Understanding the changes

What To Expect

The world of yoga is changing constantly and it can often feel like trying to keep up with a whirlwind. Julie is passionate about bringing new information to life in an inspiring and useful way, allowing teachers to integrate it into their classes with confidence.

The Brahmani Yoga motto is: Inform, Inspire, Empower, and Julie is excited to return to Iceland again and share her love of embodied movement.



September 6 - 8, 2019


Reykjavik, Iceland

Your Teachers

Julie Martin


3 DAYS WORKSHOP (including morning masterclasses and afternoon sessions): 52.900 ISK
1 FULL DAY (Masterclass included): 19.000 ISK

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Each day will include 

  1. Full movement/asana MASTERCLASSES in the mornings from 10am -12noon, with guided meditations  (see below for more information on what to expect in a masterclass with Julie) 

  2. Afternoon sessions from 1pm -5pm will be structured as follows:

Developing a long-term relationship with your body

Investigating stability vs. structure, mobility vs. stretching & moving vs. static
We are always in relationship with our bodies and when we begin a conversation of curiosity we can let go of patterns and old ideas about ourselves. We can discover this through negotiation, being in conversation with the breath and learning the difference between a physical action and awareness of action.

Stability vs. Structure

Stepping away from traditional alignment and using it only as a frame of reference we can guide people to find stability within their individual experience.

Mobility vs. Stretching

One of the most common problems with people injuring themselves in yoga is due to overstretching affecting the stability of the joints. Learn how we can find mobility through the way we move and create a healthy strong and mobile body without stretching.

Moving vs. Static

In many traditions asanas have been presented as shapes to hold for longer periods, but when we learn more about the response in the nervous system and invite the body to investigate movement within a shape we can find an equilibrium within each pose.

Looking at old alignment principles and how to update them
Why were alignment principles there in the first place? We look at what is useful and what no longer is. We will learn how to translate useful alignment into new movement principles. Dropping our old teaching cues and finding a new language that helps translate sensation and gives the practice back to the student. Together with Julie, explore how to successfully guide students to understand that their body is the vehicle by which they feel and experience and help them get beyond what they “think”.

Embodiment, Somatics, Proprioception, Interoception, conscious awareness

What do these terms really mean, why are they important and is it still yoga? Together we start looking at the layers of the yoga practice and how to move away from shapes and stretching and towards guiding a sensing and feeling experience incorporating new movement principles. We explore how our bodies work in communication with the nervous system and its role in re-patterning movement and relationships.


What to expect in the morning masterclass sessions?


Our yoga practice gives opportunity to let go of unwanted patterns, behaviour, stories and limitations allowing us to cultivate a relationship with our inner self. One that becomes the most important relationship of all. Using awareness of sensation Julie will guide you to explore natural spirals, waves, pulses, expansion and contraction, integrated movement, breath and pause. Listening without judgement to what your body has to say, physically, emotionally and spiritually. Through repetitive sequences, Julie encourages students to find their own rhythm, fluidity and strength within a movement structure. She no longer asks people to get "into" a pose, but if stillness arises then space is given for you to pause, feel and sense. Moving on only when you are ready, moving with the body not against it.

Julie’s style of flow and curiosity, a practice for all those who are tired of showing up to merely make shapes. Join the Intelligent Rebellion and allow yourself to find a practice that feels authentic to you and your own body.

These morning classes will explore different themes each day.



Participants will receive Continuing Education Certificate of Completion for 18 hours at the end of Workshop

Julie Martin is one of the best teachers I've ever had in my life. She is the kind of person that appealed to me instantly with her great humor, clarity and passion. Julie opened up to me different way's of moving and teaching yoga. Everything became more fun! She has inspired me so much that I decided to do my Level 2 training with her and the wonderful Emil Wendel at Brahmani Yoga. I am extreamly grateful for the time I had with these amazing teachers.

~ Tómas

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 judgment, 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... read more

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Ideal Requirements

You must have completed a 200 hour level 1 teacher training and be teaching regular classes for at least 18 months. You have had a regular daily practice for at least 4-5 years. Students who have completed a Brahmani training or a training with one of the other teachers, will get first consideration. Please apply for this course with a willingness to go through the processes of understanding classic Yoga history as well as being open to new ideas regarding the process of yoga.
Please note: If you do not meet all the requirnments please don't rule yourself out. These are just a guideline. Reach out and ask!

Course Contents

From the very beginning, Brahmani yoga teacher training programmes have gone beyond the industry standards and created courses that make a difference. Yoga practices are in evolution, life is in evolution, and understanding how yoga meets the modern world has been the driving force behind refining and developing the structures and content of each programme. Some of the course topics include: sequencing, history, philosophy, communication skills, workshop creation, yoga ethics and the 'business' of yoga. See full overview here

The Venue

This workshops is being hosted by both Reykjavik Yoga and Yoga Shala Reykjavik.


In Person Offerings

Level 2 Teacher Trainings