About Julia Davis
Julia Davis BWY Dip qualified as a yoga teacher with The British Wheel of Yoga training with Liz Till in 2004 and has subsequently trained in Prenatal Yoga with Judy Cameron, Yoga Birth Postnatal Yoga with Lolly Stirk, Woman’s Health Therapy with Uma Dinsmore Tuli, Total Yoga Nidra with The Yoga Nidra Network and Yoga and Mindfulness for Teenagers with Charlotta Martinus of Teen Yoga Foundation.
John Stirk “The Original Body” has influenced her work on core strength and she spent a week learning with him in Italy. She is currently enjoying diving into Sanskrit with Lucy Crisfield.
Mentors in Julia’s yoga journey include Estelle Eugene (Iyengar inspired) and Barbara Joseph (Jivanmukta) whose work with the Satyananda tradition taught Julia the beauty of yoga asana and pranayama focussed on the chakras (energy centres) Her meditation practices are inspired by Andy Puddicombe founder of headspace.com
Her personal practice is influenced by the book “Wild Power” and associated training in Menarche, Menstrual Cycle Literacy and Menopause led by Alexandra Pope and Sjanie Hugo Wurlitzer.
Julia teaches yoga practices that support women through each period of their life journey from menarche through to post menopause “wise woman” years.
Although her work is very female focused she is happy to work with men who enjoy the strength, stretching, meditation and relaxation practices in her classes.
Julia’s blog “Teen & Tween Yoga mum” is a candid observation of her life as a yoga teacher and mother to tween and teen girls with all its twists and turns and ups and downs. Julia’s personal experience of chronic illness (IBD) and hypermobility also informs her teaching practices. Julia taught "Yoga for Menarche, Fertility and a Healthy Menstrual Cycle" and "Postnatal Yoga and Beyond" at the British Wheel of Yoga Congress. Julia is the Founder of Yoga Teachers Forum London and is passionate about bringing yoga teachers together to learn, share and support each other personally. She is an advocate of “listening partnerships” and has found the partnership she has very supportive in her own journey as a mother and sole practitioner. She loves teaching various classes from her studio in Finchley, North London.
About Dianne Murphy
Dianne Murphy is a Yoga and Mindfulness teacher with over 20 years experience.
She teaches wellbeing in schools and has many years of experience teaching teen girls and boys yoga. She currently co-teaches the Teen Yoga Foundation Training course for teachers. Dianne works with young people to provide them with physical, mental and emotional stepping stones to help them become the best versions of themselves.
Her style of teaching is adaptive and compassionate, meeting the individual needs of her yoga students in a friendly and relaxed manner.
The teens who attend her classes at Finchley Yoga have reported that they love her classes and have been able to take the tools she has given them in class and use them in a practical way in their own lives to help address the stressful challenges of teen life.