Julia’s Recent Years
In February 2010 I organised an intensive five-day Biodanza workshop in Thailand, which my teacher Patricia came to teach. This was very exciting for me, to bring a teacher whom I love to a place which has been very close to my heart for most of my life. It was the first time Patricia had been to this place where Biodanza was almost unknown; quite adventurous for both of us. The workshop was a resounding success and was very well attended with over thirty people from many different countries, it’s remembered as a inspirational event by all who attended. By that point I had organised three workshops with three teachers all from different countries (see CV), each time with plenty of foreign travel and flights as part of the complex equation of organising such events. I learned much in the process, and developed closer friendship with each of these women who came to teach. I realised from that point onwards I felt ready and inspired to be a teacher. In September the same year I began teaching two Biodanza classes a week in Brighton with dear friend and colleague Helen Thatcher. After almost a year of teaching and mutual learning we each began to run Biodanza groups independently.
In 2011 I had the privilege of assisting alongside Sarita at a Tantra retreat in Poland. This was a very beautiful experience where my perspective was able to expand beyond the role of me as individual into my sense of what was occurring in the group. I felt honoured to witness the great beauty and transformational process within this group. Sarita in her wisdom gave me a few unexpected challenges to fulfil which also served as an initiation into embracing my potential role as a guide within a Tantra group.
Today I can say I truly am grateful for everything that has happened in my life. I feel I’ve had some powerful lessons which challenged me to grow, in just the way that perhaps I needed and maybe even chose for this lifetime! All the twists and turns have brought me to this point of NOW. I have met many wonderful and interesting people along the way, many of whom taught me valuable lessons, and encouraged healing within me. Now I feel great connection to life, great inspiration and great love in my heart. This realisation echoes back to the intuition of my childhood; now I experience the world as the happy place I once dreamt of. I feel really moved to be able to share some of this acceptance and joy with others today. Nothing inspires me more than to engage in profound transformation at a personal and group level of experience, and to share the beautiful co-creation and dance of life and love.