Moving: Breath - Energy - Life

Understand our relationship to Prana in the Yoga Practice

Prana - Life Force

Prana, often translated as "Life Force", is the energy that moves through the body and beyond. We can cultivate our Prana through our breath, but what does that really mean?  We can talk about holding our breath or manipulating our  breath in order to connect to our prana.... but that is very simplistic. 

We need to look at hour the nervous system behaves in response to the breath and movement in order to remove resistance from the body and mind. Only then can we open the channels for the prana to flow.



September 2 - 3, 2019


Das Yoga Haus, Zürich, Switzerland

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200 CHF

What to Expect

During these two afternoons we will examine certain aspects that limits our ability to connect to our energy and unlock these limitations.



In movement the ability for the body to remain elastic, use all the joints and find integration can free up the energy centres. Julie specialises in finding that natural spring loading in the body by discovering the magic in all the joint articulations. 

In the breath, we are often taught to control the breath and manipulate it in ways that can be more restricting than freeing. Here we will focus on how breath moves through the body, how to align the breath and movement in freedom, not force. We will always work towards ease and simplicity to let go. 

Lastly we examine the resistance in the mind, which informs resistance in the body. How our inner dialogue can make us feel stuck and therefore limit our energetic connections. Looking at changing perspective, and un-patterning our limiting thoughts in order to feel release in all aspects: mentally, emotionally and physically. 

Book your spot! 

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

About Julie

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

Das Yoga Haus, Zürich, Switzerland


In Person Offerings

Level 2 Teacher Trainings