Julia – Lead Teacher
In summer 2017, Julia’s life turned around 180 degrees. After highschool she graduated with a Master’s degree in international tourism management with honors and started a career in tourism, sales and IT. Being spoiled with headhunter after headhunter offering her a better paid job, she chased career and money. And then it happened. Without the slightest warning, she lost her job overnight. Julia was in disbelief.
A planned trip to Thailand was about to change her life. She extended her vacation and took her first yoga teacher training in Koh Phangan 2017. Somehow she knew that yoga was what she was supposed to study and share. And the unexpected happened, after the training, she became a full time yoga teacher, with only a couple of years of practice before that, she knew she arrived at her life purpose and started to dedicate her life to the teachings. Since then she graduated from 5 teacher trainings around the world with currently 1,100hrs of certification in different styles, and taught more than 2,350hrs. After exploring all types of classes: yoga studio, gym, private, online, corporate, she followed her calling to start teaching teacher training courses. Her goal is to help others not only to change their lives but also to empower their students to change theirs too.
Teacher Trainings are her passion, and she will share with you how to create a safe space for your students to explore the unbelievable healing power of yoga.
Read more about how Julia discovered yoga previous to her teacher journey here.
Lynette – 2nd Teacher
Lynette is an experienced yoga and meditation teacher and space holder. Skilled at creating powerful, healing spaces wherever her voice is heard. Known for her intelligent, consciousness in motion yoga classes and action on and off the mat. Vinyasa practices with philosophy, poetry, heart, laughter en route to profound realisation, poignant revelation, occasional tears and frequent experiences of astonishment and awe toward this miraculous existence. Yin and restorative teachings that lead you to internal experiences of stillness and deep divine rest, collective care , healing and ritual.
After working corporately at a senior level for over 15 years, the threat of redundancy and unfair work practices in 2009, Lynette renewed her relationship with yoga and the healing arts to find refuge in something which wouldn’t make her feel inferior, exposed or disempowered.
And so it began meditation, studying asana, spiritual texts, daily yoga practice, self care books, sun, moon and seasonal rituals before embarking on her first 200 hour Hatha Raja Yoga teacher training in 2011. What Lynette did not realise is that she was laying the foundation for her life dedicated to teaching yoga, focusing on awakening students’ inner-teacher; connecting them with their innate wisdom, strength, resilience and fortitude. While helping them live boldly with authenticity, passion, humour and joy and reminds seekers of the astonishing nature of this incredible existence and the extraordinary beauty of one’s exquisite human body. Further training included, Advanced Ashtanga Vinyasa, Practices of Freedom & Spiritual Well-being, Conscious Community Activism, Yin Yoga, Energy 4 Life Wellness Coach, Women’s Circle Facilitator, Essential Oils for Well-being and Restorative Yoga.
Lynette is committed to achieving true wellness by finding balance and creating inclusive spaces for everyone. Everyone has the right to be well. Lynette believes that wellness spaces should be accessible, diverse, inclusive and equitable. Everyone has the right to belong and incorporate our intersectionalities and individual collective trauma.
Lynette continues to teach workshops, host retreats, facilitate circles for women, and teacher trainings nationally and internationally she is an Energy 4 Life Coach and Vice Chair of The Yoga Teachers Union UK.
Her cheerful demeanour, positive vibrations and contagious optimism empower students, peers and colleagues to practice with enthusiasm, while her detailed instruction, poetic and soulful language create a safe space for everyone to explore the landscapes of their body, mind and soul.
Sara – Assistant Manager
Through a deep sense of curiosity and a desire to bridge the space between the chaos and calm, Sara found herself exploring ways in which to reconnect with her inner world on a deeper level. Spending time in stillness, writing poetry and reconnecting through the practice of Ashtanga, she found the middle ground, the balance she’d been searching for. Her ability to connect with others on a deep emotional level directed her down the teaching route as well as sharing her insights & learnings through the poetry she writes.
Sara has a natural ability to hold space for others allowing her to connect deeply and compassionately to all. She can relate to the journey that the you’re embarking on and is passionate about creating a safe and nurturing environment for everyone.
As assistant manager, Sara is your go-to person throughout the course and will ensure the smooth running of the daily schedule. She will be there offering guidance and support wherever needed. Sara’s main priority is ensuring that you have have the best experience possible.
Jessica – MPM Founder
Your course has been written, designed, curated and practiced with love by Jessica, Founder and Leading Manager of Middle Path Movement.
Jessica has been teaching and practicing yoga in all its forms for several years. She has been traveling the world, studying alternative therapies for over 12 years and hosts retreats and yoga teacher training courses worldwide – from wellness retreats in Jamaica to yoga treks to Everest base camp. She is an accredited E-500 RYT and YACEP Qualified Trainer, Reiki Master and Thai massage therapist and has recently launched her first podcast named ‘Egolution’ .
Having explored several cultures from a very young age and studied alongside multiple indigenous teachers, she shares her personal experiences of Self-Healing an auto-immune disease whilst travelling the world, in all stems of yoga but finds the most vibrancy in studying and teaching about the philosophy of yoga.
Part of Jessicas own personal holistic practice is writing, and this formed her inspiration for the publication of her first book, ‘Egolution-Volume 1-Revolution Starts Within’ a collection of philosophical poems written after the stillness of meditation. Her second book ‘The Butterfly Awakening’ will be published soon. Read more about Middle Path Movement here.