Yoga with Julie Potter British Wheel of Yoga Foundation Diploma (60hr) British Wheel of Yoga Diploma (500hr teacher training course) Natural Bodies Diploma (350hr teacher training course) Grounded Yoga Teacher Training with Pete Blackaby Continual ongoing personal development training with various tutors
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I first came to yoga in 1993 as, what was then, a weekly interlude from an over busy work and family life. In the chaos of juggling 4 young children, a divorce, career change and house move, I soon recognised that my yoga was the one stabilising factor in my life and that it was giving me all sorts of benefits in terms of general health and wellbeing.
By the year 2000 yoga had become more than just a weekly class and I was attending as many classes, workshops and retreats as I could fit into my time. I was very fortunate and met in that time my main influences Gary Carter and Peter Blackaby who have remained and are currently my main source of teaching inspiration.
I qualified with the British Wheel of Yoga in 2004, and quickly developed into a full time teaching week. I teach 5 to 6 general classes a week at my studio. I also teach at other local venues, corporate classes, and private one to ones.
I founded my Yoga Stuido, Yoga for Harmony in 2006, which now hosts in excess of 20 weekly classes with various tutors, guest workshops, a 200 hour Yoga Teacher Training Course, and an Holistic Therapy Room.
What type/style of yoga do I teach?
With early origins in Iyengar Yoga, I have experienced a wide range of teachers and yoga ‘styles’ and continue to be interested in furthering my own knowledge and experience so that I can pass on those experiences to my students.
My yoga today has become an evolution of nearly 30 years of practice and study, blending styles and approaches into what I can only really say is my own interpretation of many things, but perhaps the main influences could be said to be 'Scaravelli Inspired' and 'Functional Movement Based' yoga within a basis of 'Traditional Hatha' Yoga.
My hope is to help re-establish and maintain balance into my student’s mind, body and lifestyle.
My interest is in working with traditional postures, but with the view to ‘showing’ the body a useful pattern of movement, one which is natural to its developmental history to bring the body within the range of ‘normal’ for that individual, providing a good base for wellbeing, comfort, ease of movement and reduced anxiety levels
It is not about how 'good' we become at ‘performing’ a posture
I encourage my students to move away from ‘external’ evaluation of the postures and moves towards an ‘internal’ sense of the postures. Moving away from the much used approach of 'systemised' yoga to a more experiential approach; moving toward being comfortable in our physical and mental selves and experiencing how yoga can help us to achieve this potential.
I aim for students to have the opportunity and the time to look at aspects of their practise in depth and to develop an approach of self-enquiry and self-knowledge; to be comfortable in our physical and mental selves and learning how yoga can help us to achieve this potential.
Whilst including the traditional Hatha Yoga postures and pranayamas I like to encourage fun, freedom and interpretations of those practices, and above all to enjoy yoga.
Who do I teach?
The classes are adaptable and encompass students of all levels of experience and ability.
I believe that with an ‘attentive’ approach to the movements, postures, breath, the whole body and mind can be brought to a state of balance regardless of age or ability.
However, perhaps my approach is more attractive to those wanting to slow down a little and be on the path to a state of wellbeing that can be maintained
all through life regardless of what it throws at us.
I share my yoga with people from all walks of life who perhaps find busy lives are taking their toll, who might be living overly stressed lives, who might be recovering from injuries or ill health, or who just would like to take some 'time out' for themselves in the week.
Everyone is welcome to come along and give it a go!!
How might yoga benefit you?
When I was training to be a tutor my mentor at the time told me "people come to yoga in order to 'change' something" and that phase has remained with me. Yoga is not a solution to all things in life, but it is a tool for change and for improvemen
Yoga can help with the following:-
better sense of wellbeing and health
more mobility and flexibility
less stress and anxiety
improved immune system responses
improved mental health
often better atheletic achievments.
improved sleep patterns
can reduce inflammation
And much more...................
Where and when I teach I am away taking a much needed break from teaching, emails and the screen between Wednesday 8th June and Saturday 18th June. There will be no classes except those taking place at Norden Farm when Angela will be covering the Wednesday class and Justine will be covering the Friday class
Most classes are blended classes, a combination of on-line and in-person.
Please look after yourself when participating remotely, as I cannot always see you clearly.
By booking and making payment you are agreeing that joining the class is your own responsibility.
To maintain adequate distance between our mats all classes need to be pre-booked:
How To Book:
To book my class at Yoga for Harmony, please use the link below
My classes at Norden Farm, Maidenhead need to be booked direct with Norden Farm, either at their box office or on-line using the link below
Private / Personal Tuition
I offer one-to-one yoga classes, focused on individual needs, beyond that which can be achieved in a group class setting and are ideally suited to people recovering from or living with an injury or illness. My approach is to understand and support your individual needs through applying yoga techniques of asana (postures and movement), breathing and relaxation to alleviate your specific illness or injury and helping your body to move in a more balanced and effortless way.
A ‘one to one’ class provides an opportunity for clients to ask questions and explore their yoga, so that they can develop self-awareness and a ‘sense of feeling’, leading to a better understanding and discrimination of useful and non-useful movement habits.
One-to-one yoga classes are suitable for those new to yoga as well as more experienced students. Conditions suitable for this approach include both long-term illnesses and specific injuries.
Costs and Booking Conditions:
Each 60minute class costs £45 – £50, payable before or on the day of the class.
Classes are held at the Yoga for Harmony studio, 143a Arthur Road, Windsor, SL4 1RU or on occasion at the client’s home.
24hour notice is required to cancel a one-to-one class. Classes cancelled within 24 hours will be subject to a 50% cancellation fee.
Corporate classes for up to 15 people @ £45 per hour, by arrangement.
‘The Yoga for Harmony Studio’ Windsor
This is a yoga venture that I was fortunate enough to be able to establish in 2006.
It was born out of a desire to have a facility that was dedicated and sympathetic to the practise of yoga. I was able to invite some respected colleagues to take some classes and I also invited some of my ‘favourite’ tutors to share their knowledge with my clients and students.
It is now a well established yoga studio offering over 20 weekly classes and numerous monthly workshops.
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