Herstory

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Herstory, my history …

I am frequently asked about my journey, both as a teacher and a therapist and how I find balance in all that I do, along with my home life and family.

Mine is not a path that I have walked alone.

Since 1994, by my side has walked Andrew ~ my life companion, husband, father of our beautiful children, deep well of love, unwavering support and my honest sounding board….

Together we have envisioned, encouraged and enhanced each other’s careers, successes and dreams!

Furthermore, on a daily basis, it is my clients, students, friends, and teachers who encourage me to keep leaning into the light, to tap into the Ultimate Source of healing and love, for the greater good ~ of all beings.

Here is my path…

I stepped into the role of a Healing Arts Practitioner in my mid 20’s.

While living in Texas, USA in the early ‘90s, I discovered the work of Louise Hay, author of many books including “You Can Heal Your Life.” Her work had a profound impact upon me. She teaches us that “We create our own reality!” What we think ~ we create, what we think ~ we become. Firstly, we need to decide exactly what it is that we wish to create, and then we open ourselves up to the possibility of wonder.

As you can see from what is listed below, this is how I began to weave my dreams into my reality. Bean by bean, the bag becomes full and this is how I have become the version of “me” you see today.

In 2008, when I attended the seven-day teaching of “Seduction of Spirit” with Dr. Deepak Chopra, Dr. David Simon, and Davidji, I entered into the realms of higher consciousness, and a deep paradigm shift occurred within me. Transformation is a one-way street, and there is no turning back after we have experienced a true moment of alchemy!

I stood on the metaphorical precipice, this was a leap of faith for sure. I knew that my life would never, could never, be the same again. My transition from student to teacher ~ had just begun…

Therapies

  • 1994 Reflexology ~ Laura Norman (New York, USA)

  • 1995 Reflexology ~ New York Open Center (New York, USA)

  • 1995 Diploma of Homoeopathy (New York, USA)

  • 1995 Reflexology ~ Central London School of Reflexology (London, UK)

  • 1995 Reiki I & II (London, UK)

  • 1999 Champissage - Indian Head Massage (London, UK)

  • 2002 Thermal Auricular Therapy (UK)

  • 2004 Yogic Touch Therapy (London, UK)

  • 2005 Facial Rejuvenation (London, UK)

  • 2005 Holistic Massage (London, UK)

  • 2006 La Stone Therapy (London, UK)

  • 2006 Ayurvedic Massage Therapy (London, UK)

  • 2008 Manual Lymphatic Drainage (London, UK)

  • 2008 Neal’s Yard Remedies Holistic Facial (London, UK)

  • 2008 Cupping Massage (London, UK)

  • 2009 Ayurvedic Holistic Facial (London, UK)

  • 2010 Ayurvedic Integrated Face Lift Massage (London, UK)

  • 2011 Marma Therapy (London, UK)

  • 2013 Reiki Master Degree (Rishikesh, India)

  • 2017 Louise Hay - You Can Heal Your Life Facilitator (Ireland)

  • 2017 Emotional Freedom Technique Therapist (London, UK)

Meditation

  • 2009 Primordial Sound Meditation Instructor ~ Chopra Center University (Oxford, UK)

  • 2009 Self Awareness & Mindfulness (London, UK)

  • 2011 Yoga Nidra ~ Uma Dinsmore-Tuli, Sitaram Yoga Centre (Stroud, UK)

  • 2014 Gong Training ~ Mark Swan (UK)

  • 2017 Masters of Wisdom & Meditation Teacher Training ~ Davidji (California, USA)

  • 2017 Yoga Nidra ~ Rod Stryker (London, UK)

Yoga

  • 2010 Seven Spiritual Laws of Yoga - 200 hours ~ Deepak Chopra, Chopra Center University (California, USA)

  • 2011 Akhanda Yoga - 500 hours ~ Yogi Vishvketu, Anand Prakash Ashram (Rishikesh, India)

  • 2012 Para Yoga ~ Awakening the Kundalini ~ Rod Stryker (London, UK)

  • 2012 Danielle Collins Face Yoga Method ~ (Bath, UK)

  • 2013 Kundalini Immersion 40 hr Training ~ Yogrishi Vishvketu, Anand Prakash Ashram (Rishikesh, India)

  • 2014 Akhanda Yoga 200 hours Internship ~ Yogrishi Vishvketu, Anand Prakash Ashram (Rishikesh, India)

  • 2014 Pranayama Immersion 40 hr Training ~ Yogrishi Vishvketu, Anand Prakash Ashram (Rishikesh, India)

  • 2014 Aquarian Kundalini 220hr Teacher Training ~ Karam Kriya, (London & Portugal)

  • 2015 Vedic Master ~ The Chopra Center (California, USA)

  • 2015 Mother’s Journey - A Conscious Pregnancy ~ Carolyn Cowan & Satya Kaur

  • 2015 Yin Yoga Teacher Training ~ Gayle (Gayatri) Poast (London, UK)

  • 2016 Mastering the Addictive Personality ~ Carolyn Cowan (UK)

  • 2016 Restorative Yoga ~ Judith Hanson Lassiter (London, UK)

  • 2018 Altered States - Pranayama ~ Carolyn Cowan (UK)

Ayurveda

  • 2006 Ayurvedic Massage Therapy (London, UK)

  • 2015 Perfect Health - An Ayurvedic Lifestyle Program ~ The Chopra Center, California

  • 2016 Ayurveda, Mantra & Meditation ~ Dr. David Frawley

Womb Wellness

  • 2014 Womb Yoga – Yoga Campus ~ Uma Dinsmore-Tuli (London)

  • 2015 Red Tent Facilitator ~ Satya Kaur (London)

  • 2015 Female Arousal Cycle ~ Carolyn Cowan

  • 2018 Urban Priestess Mystery School ~ Sianna Sherman & Ashley Turner

Yoga, Meditation & Workshops

  • Shrewsbury House (Greenwich, London)

    2010 to Present Date

  • Triyoga

    2018 to Present Date (Chelsea, Camden, Shoreditch & Soho)

Retreats

  • Florence House (Seaford,UK)

    Annually 2011 to present date

  • Rishikesh, India

    2012, 2013 & 2014

  • Rainbow Retreat (Curacao, Caribbean)

    2016 & 2017

  • Indian Pilgrimage, Shiva ~ Shakti with Davidji

    2016 & 2018

Teacher Trainings held by Julia

  • 2014 - 2015 Akhanda Yoga 200 hours Teacher Training ~ Breeze Yoga (Beckenham, UK)

  • 2015 - 2016 Akhanda Yoga 200 hours Teacher Training ~ Breeze Yoga (Beckenham, UK)

  • 2016 - 2017 Akhanda Yoga 200 hours Teacher Training ~ Breeze Yoga (Beckenham, UK)

  • 2016 Akhanda Yoga 200 hours Intensive Teacher Training ~ Breeze Yoga (Rishikesh, India)

  • 2017- 2018 Akhanda Yoga 200 hours Teacher Training ~ Breeze Yoga (Beckenham, UK)

  • 2017 Mother’s Journey - Conscious Pregnancy (Birth Module) with Carolyn Cowan (UK)

  • 2017 Conscious Living - An Ayurvedic Lifestyle Program with Yogrishi Vishvketu (Rishikesh, India)

  • 2017 Yin Yoga Teacher Training (Greenwich, UK)

  • 2018 Akhanda Yoga 200 hours Intensive Teacher Training ~ Anand Prakash Ashram (Rishikesh, India)

  • 2018 -2019 Akhanda Yoga 200 hours Teacher Training ~ Breeze Yoga (Beckenham, UK)

  • 2018 Yin Yoga Teacher Training (Greenwich, UK)

  • 2018 Yin Yoga Teacher Training (Surrey, UK)

  • 2018 Kundalini Yoga 100 hours with Yogrishi Vishvketu ~ Anand Prakash Ashram (Rishikesh, India)

  • 2018 Mother’s Journey - Conscious Pregnancy (Birth Module) with Carolyn Cowan (UK)

  • 2018 Altered States - Pranayama (Hatha Pranayama Module) with Carolyn Cowan (UK)

Teaching Collaborations

  • Davidji ~ California, India & London

  • Yogrishi Vishvketu ~ Caribbean, India & London

  • Carolyn Cowan ~ London

Honourings

Deepest gratitude to all of my teachers, students and to my 'front row' …

Those who are on the path with me now,
Those who have walked this journey with me for a little while, and then taken a different path,
And those who are yet to walk with me.

Ultimately, we are all, as Ram Das taught us “just walking each other home.”

As we traverse this life with full hearts, we are beacons of light that shine so brightly from within. May we soar to the greatest of heights with the wind of Wisdom under our wings, the sun of Truth shining gently upon our faces, and the Power of the Universe at our backs.

Here are some of the brightest lights in my life, who share their love, knowledge and wisdom, so openheartedly with me and the world…

Yogrishi Vishvketu, Davidji, Carolyn Cowan, Elena Brower, Uma Dinsmore-Tuli, Gurmukh, Gabby Bernstein, Deepak Chopra, Sianna Sherman, Chetana Panwar and Ashley Turner.

Deepest gratitude to Katya Nova who took most of the photographs on this site.

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Julia Anastasiou

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