Julie WhitbyPaphos, Paphos, Cyprus
Forrest Yoga


About Julie:
In 1998 I was advised by a phisio to try yoga to assist with alignment and injury problems. From my first class I was hooked. I initially studied dynamic flow and then to improve my alignment and understanding of anatomy I turned to an Iyengar teacher. In 1999 I studied with Hamish Hendry at the Homeopathic Hospital, London, completing the astanga first and second series. From 2003 onwards I supplemented my Mysore style practice with workshops and intensive including astanga, anusara, shadow and yoga ballet fusion.

In December 2007 I completed the Astanga First Series Teacher training course with David Swenson. I then started to assist my regular dynamic flow teacher at Nuffield Health club, Bloomsbury as a trainee, and went on to team-teach and provide cover for her, prior to myYoga Alliance certification.

June 2008 - November 2009 I studied with Shiva Rae, completing the teacher training foundation course, and two workshop based programmes, yoga trance dance and big flow, abdominal conditioning combinations for yoga. The style of yoga is a fast flowing and dance like sequence of movements, controlled by the breath. I also studied with Max Strom, and often combine his gentle, breath centred movements with flowing sequences, so that ever participant can practice at their own level, and gin benefit and enjoyment. I went on to complete my Yoga Alliance 200 Hours programme with Frog Lotus Yoga in Italy during 2008. The course covered the required elements of physical, anatomical and theoretical teachings along with observed assessments. I am registered with the Alliance in the UK.
In 2011 I discovered and rekindled my love of therapeutic yoga with Ana Forrest, resulting in changes to my teaching style, and a desire to explore the far reaching effects of yoga on those who have experienced stress, trauma or injury.

In exploring a range of styles and studying with different teachers I have broadened my own knowledge and skills, which has assisted me in developing my teaching style, and a style of vinyasa flow and hatha yoga that is safe, achievable and ‘makes you feel good!’ My teaching methods depend upon my class participants and what type of class I am teaching. There is no prescriptive methodology.