#8. Rethinking yoga creatively with Julie Martin

Updated: 6 days ago

The first season of the Creativity for All podcast is an exploration of the origin of creativity. With each guest I interview every two episodes, we discuss what it means to be creative in their daily life, zooming in on the mechanics behind their creativity and debunking myths, wherever possible, to show you that you too can be creative on a daily basis, that you don’t have to be an artist to be creative. My hope is to show you that creativity is everywhere and to inspire you to tap into your own creative potential.


Today’s guest is Julie Martin. Julie is an embodied yoga teacher who wants her students to think outside the box, get off their mat and shake up old dogmas! She wants us to find freedom to unfold into the beauty of a yoga practice that emerges from the inside. It is a practice of inquiry - a somatic exploration of sensation, movement and stillness. With over twenty-five years of experience, Julie offers teachings for yoga teachers, who wish to evolve and empower their practice and teachings, as well as encourages yoga students around the world to break free from linear, injurious yoga to embrace a practice based on how it feels - not what it looks like.


Now more than ever, we need to focus on our well-being, physical and mental, and to me yoga is the union of both. I’ve been taking Julie’s classes online for a couple of months and her creative approach to teaching yoga has led me to invite her on the Creativity for All Podcast.


She talks about how, after twenty-five years, she’s had to break the rules and follow her own path to rethink her yoga practice and teaching creatively and how she sees yoga as an exploration and an opportunity to develop a relationship with our body, without judgement, and to discover sensations through movement.


After listening to this episode, I’m pretty sure you will be tempted to start a yoga practice or refresh an existing one or, at the very least, your take on movement and your own body is likely to change, so enjoy!


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