Learn to Fly - Luminate Festival

Learn to Fly


Presenter: Julie Stephens
Suitable for: Adults only

You will learn the correct techniques that will support a safe process into bird poses (hand
balancing’s). We will make sure the body is prepared, making the transition easier when beginning to have fun with these poses. Bird poses develop a lot of core and upper body strength, accompanied with poise, grace and presence.

Presenter Bio:

Julie started her yoga journey approximately 30 years ago and after many years of travelling around the world, she decided that she was ready to commit to becoming a yoga teacher.
The draw card for her was/is more of the spiritual aspect as she has always been curious about the bigger picture, meditating and finding contentment. The physical side was an added bonus.
For Julie, yoga is the perfect balance of doing what she loves, teaching and travelling.
She is blessed to have trained with a lot of great inspirational teachers along this journey, such as Erich Schiffman, Donna Farhi, Seane Corn, Shiva Rea, Rodney Yee, Ana Forest, David and Sharon, the founders of Jivamukti, Andrey Lappa from Universal Yoga, Nicky Knoff (Iyengar), John Friend (Anusara), David Soul Ray, Lance Schuler, Clive Sheridan and of course her teachers: Kameron Story, Mark Togni and Suzanne Grey from whom she learnt the Ashtanga Primary and Second series, Vinyasa Flow, Restorative Yoga, meditation and pranayama.
The style of yoga she predominantly teaches is Vinyasa Flow, which leads you through a flowing series of postures with an emphasis on the breath.
As a yoga teacher Julie feels truly honoured and privileged to be able to share such an ancient practice – one that offers not only great physical benefits, but ultimately allows us to be mindful, happy and content.
In 2019, Julie will be running her next 200-hour RYA certified Yoga Teacher Training here in Nelson, NZ, for those of you who are ready to take the next step to either deepening your own practice or as a stepping stone to becoming an aspiring yoga teacher.

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