Julia qualified as a Chartered Physiotherapist 20 years ago from Kings College, London. She trained with Polestar Rehabilitative Pilates and her movement based practice is continuing to evolve.
She has been influenced by other movement therapies such as the Franklin method, Alexander technique and Feldenkrais.
She is passionate about sharing her knowledge to empower her students to find for themselves, comfort and ease in their bodies.
Julia will guide you to get in tune and sense your body which in turn helps the nervous system to calm and regulate. This naturally slows down the breath and encourages a release of unnecessary tension leading to greater flexibility, balance and efficiency. Part of the practice is noticing and acknowledging the subtle changes that you perceive in your body and mind.
Julia is particularly interested in the effect of stress on our body. Since movements are related to thoughts and feelings mindful movement is beneficial in alleviating emotional distress that is expressed though the body.
Traditional exercises may build tension - if your body perceives ‘physical danger’ for example loading or stretching beyond its comfort zone (doing an awkward stretch; prolonged sitting). In addition, emotional stress also causes us to assume a physically guarded position.
We traditionally view weakness and stiffness as things that can be simply corrected with a targeted strength exercise or specific stretch; however, reduced flexibility and weakness could be viewed as a protective mechanism to guard the body from damage. Julia’s guidance will help you experience optimal movement patterns, a balanced body and open posture.
- Member of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy
- Member of Physio First
- Member HCPC (health & care professions council)