Pause and Presence Workshop with Julie Martin

Julie is back in Stockholm with offerings for Yoga lovers!

For everyone

Pause & Presence Workshop: For two afternoon sessions we will uncover many ways to invite the practice of pausing and stillness and being available for yourself. This will involve working with asana and other movement, working with the breath and also working with our words, writing, and relating to others.

Love the place where you are, love the ground upon which you stand, for it is this very ground that joy is heading toward, the ground from which your new life will grow, even if now upon the ground, you find your own inability to wait. – JEFF FOSTER

Life happens, stuff happens, we get swept up in a rhythm that often isn’t a conscious choice and we get stuck wondering why, even with a yoga practice, we seem to be grasping at our own wellbeing. Our intentions to find time, be peaceful, listen to our inner voice can so easily be lost in a world that equates doing more with being a “good” person.

The answer is in the ability to PAUSE. When we understand the power of just pausing and listening to what is really unfolding from within, we not only create a deeper relationship with ourselves but we give space for change to happen or to embrace what is. This is really where the yoga practices are leading us. Bliss and inner wisdom aren’t in the doing, they’re in the presence of being in the here and now. The practice is not in the asana, it’s in the awareness.

During this weekend workshop we will uncover many ways to invite the practice of pausing, stillness, listening without judgement and being available for yourself. This will involve working with asana and other movement, working with the breath and also working with our words, writing, and relating to others. Meditation will be in stillness and also in movement. We will find the precious space between the “doing” and experience how much is there, how to receive it and also how this reflects in our relationships with others.
Each morning includes a Masterclass with Julie. All practitioners welcome.
Dates: 11 – 12 August
Time: 13:00-16:30 (3.5 hours/day)
Price: 2200kr for entire workshop (morning master classes included 11 – 12 August)
Location: Yogayama Jungfrugatan



  • PAUSE AND PRESENCE WORKSHOP 11-12 AUG (includes all Morning Master Classes): 2200 SEK

  • HOW TO TEACH AN EMBODIED PRACTICE (workshop for teachers, more info here) 8 – 10 AUG (includes Morning Master Classes): 3300 SEK


Julie Martin wants you to think outside the box, get off your mat, shake up the old dogmas and find the 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 inquiry, 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. Julie’s work as a teacher trainer leaves students inspired and empowered.
She encourages people to find their own pace, fluidity, and strength in a structure that is only a “”suggestion””. No longer asking people to get “”into”” a pose, but if stillness arises in a moment then space is given to pause, feel and sense.
“Coming from a dance background and starting an asana practice to save my knees (which it did) I was initially so thankful for the practice. But as I moved over into the deeper world of yoga and teaching it (25 years ago) I was soon riddled with injuries. I had to rethink how this method that had initially “”saved”” my body was now the source of pain and injury and why everyone in the midst of it was so intent on a “”right way”” to do the practice. So I stepped away from the strict methodology (which lost me students in some cases) and worked on combining information from modern anatomy and fascia research, including some of my dance knowledge, with natural movement and letting people find their own alignment instead of forcing ideas of what anything should look like. For me, it’s about allowing students to find a somatic practice that nurtures and heals the body and mind.”
Your yoga practice should invite you into a relationship with your self, your body, your mind, and emotions. This is not Instagram yoga or circus skills class. This is moving through layers, feeling, experiencing and observing the process, moving towards stillness, moving towards self.





Det finns bara en yoga. I augusti lanserar vi våra egna Yogayama klasser, som är utvecklade och framtagna av Yogayamas internationella yogateam.

Vi har inte skapat en ny typ eller stil av yoga, utan en sekvenserad klass som är utformad för att eleverna ska få en djupare upplevelse av yogans helhet. Det ger eleverna möjlighet att växa inte bara i sin fysiska träning utan också att utvecklas mentalt genom pranayama och meditation.

Yogayama är Skandinaviens största yogaskola. Vår målsättning är att skapa en plats för individuell utveckling som inspirerar, stärker och berör. Här ger vi dig utrymme att växa och utvecklas. Vi har ett brett och noga utvalt utbud av klasser, yogalärarutbildningar, workshops, kurser och events. Vi ser fram emot att ta hand om dig på din yogaresa! Mer info kommer i augusti.

Yogaklasserna finns from augusti på Yogayama Östermalm. I våra studios i Norrköping, Göteborg och Sjöstaden kommer klasserna lanseras i början av 2019.

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