I’m Julie, I work mostly behind the scenes to help manifest the vision for Self-Nurture Yoga. Everything you see and experience on this site, has been either created and developed by Peter or myself.
I have a daily yoga practice that’s been ongoing for more than 25 years.
Initially, I came to yoga to relieve the pain from my scoliosis, however, I soon discovered there’s much more to yoga than pain relief.
I feel it’s almost impossible to ignore the call of your inner spirit when you go deep into yoga as daily practice. But how to connect?
My seeking began
I, like Peter, discovered the teachings of Shri Nirmala Devi. I was very fortunate to come across her meditation technique when I first moved to London in 1998.
I learned how to sit in the silence of meditation and it literally became my shield from the pressures of a demanding corporate life.
The ultimate life challenge
My meditation experience was put to the ultimate test in 2012 with the loss of my former husband, and childhood sweetheart, to cancer.
I had known Grant for 23 years and we’d been married for 16.
Meditation helped me find the self-belief and strength to get back into a highly demanding, managing consulting, role in the finance industry.
It’s quite difficult to express how difficult that time was for me:
- I hadn’t worked for 8 years
- I’d lost my husband and longtime best friend
- I had to maintain the stability, love, and gentleness needed to sole parent two small boys who had lost their father
Meditation became my foundation
I surrendered to my new life and sought solace within, being able to meditate allowed me to do this.
I am so thankful I spent all those years developing my capacity to sit still and silence the mind.
I discovered just how capable I was
To be able to operate and function in a highly challenging corporate world was so demanding on my mental and emotional state.
Yet, I managed to function with balance, grace and love.
With the right attitude, the adversities we face in life become opportunities to deepen our character and enable personal growth. They forge us into better versions of ourselves.
I believe having a self-nurturing practice in place, before an adversity occurs in your life, is the most well spent "self-time" anybody could ever grant themselves.
Thank you for reading,
I look forward to sharing our meditation courses and writing articles for you in the coming months.