Julie Hemmings

Yogini for 26 Years     Yoga Teacher for 22 Years

BWY Tutor. Senior Yoga Alliance UK Tutor.


To inspire every student and teacher of Yoga to find their stillness.

To share the beauty of Yoga in it’s fullest form.

I went to my first ever Yoga Class in 1992, in Costa Rica, where I was on a year long study trip for my University Degree. I was intrigued. I wanted more. I spent the rest of the year travelling around South America trying to recreate the shapes I had experienced in this one class. The only ones I could remember were Tree and Child pose. Hardly a well-rounded practice, but I was hooked.

When I got back to the UK, I signed up for the nearest class I could find, taught by the beautiful Gita.  By the end of the first class, I knew I had found something wonderful. My agitated mind was showing signs of serenity. My exhausted body was feeling energised. By the end of the second class, I knew I wanted to be a Yoga Teacher…………

Julie Hemmings at Divine Works Yoga
Julie Hemmings at Divine Works Yoga

I started teaching in 1996 whilst studying the ViniYoga Foundation Course, and completed my BWY Teacher Training in 2000.

In 2004, I completed the BWY Pregnancy Yoga Module and the BWY Pranayama Module. In 2008 I studied with Paul Grilley, and since then have been inspired to teach Yin Yoga alongside the Vinyasa style. For the past 12 years, I have been a Student Teacher Assessor.

Julie Hemmings at Divine Works Yoga

Some of my favourite trainings have been with Donna Farhi, Peter Blackaby, Paul Grilley, Phillip Xerri and Sarah Powers. I try to make an annual pilgrimage to the Mandala Yoga Ashram in Wales, to study with Swami Nischalananda and Swami Gyan Dharma. I love the authenticity of Ashram Life, and the quality of the teachings there.

For the past 5 years, I have run CPD Teacher Training Days for Pregnancy Yoga Teachers and General Yoga Teachers, and I have had the privilege to run Study Days for Midwives at our wonderful local Midwife-Led Maternity Unit. I am currently running CPD days on the Yoga topics I am most passionate about: Pranayama, and Mantra & Meditation.

My passion is to teach Yoga in it’s traditional sense – to use the full range of Yogic tools and techniques to bring about a sense of peace, of calm, of bliss. To find the inner core of our being.

I wholeheartedly believe that Yoga is as much about Meditation, Pranayama and Chanting as it is about postures. They all go hand-in-hand to create this wonderful system, passed down through the Centuries.

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