Hello! My name is Julia and I was born in Australia. I have studied psychology, social work and family therapy and have practiced as a social worker for over a decade, predominately helping children, adults and families with mental health challenges. I have found that talk based therapies are incredibly helpful and healing, but often only take a person or a family so far, and I have always been on the lookout for something more wholistic to compliment these analytical forms of therapy, and as a general antidote to the challenges of modern life in general.
I discovered yoga in my mid twenties and have practiced Dru yoga for 10 years, through both of my pregnancies and all the ups and downs of life. It continues to transform me as my practice deepens, and it brings me into balance and opens my heart each and every time I practice. I adore the flowing, graceful style of Dru, and the spaciousness and clarity of mind that I experience after every session. It connects me to the exquisite ‘aliveness’ of the present moment, the space beyond the conceptual, thinking mind, where all fear falls away and a deep sense of love and trust arise.
I trained as a Dru Yoga teacher in London because of my positive experience of Dru, and my desire to help people live a happier, healthier and more meaningful life. I believe Dru offers this - and I have already seen it help so many people. I love that it is so accessible – it is truly a style of yoga that anyone can practice. I know that Dru compliments traditional forms of therapy for many people with mental health challenges, and my longer term vision is to combine my yoga and therapeutic training to offer students a truly holistic package of care.