We are already what we want to become

~ Thich Nhat Hanh

We are already what we want to become

 

~ Thich Nhat Hanh

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Julie Preston, Founder of TruYou Yoga Wellness, is a Senior Yoga Teacher (Yoga Alliance Professionals UK) and Integrative Nutrition Health & Wellness Coach. She’s known for her authenticity, warmth, compassion and intuition, which she uses to fufill her mission; empowering women to reconnect to their true selves by embracing simple, sustainable wellness tools.

Julie has been teaching since 2007 and has more than 15,000 hours of instruction under her belt. She has a lifelong passion for learning and has completed over 2000 hours of formal yoga trainings (see below). She has been under the studentship of The Himalayan Institute since 2015, participating in a series of master trainings in the deeper aspects of yoga, meditation and philosophy. She is a Certified Integrative Nutrition & Health Coach with the NYC Institute for Integrative Nutrition.

  • 200 & 500 hour Certifications in Hatha Yoga

  • 200 hour Vinyasa Yoga Certification

  • Specialist Qualifications - Menopause Yoga, Yin Yoga, Yoga Nidra, Chair Yoga, Pregnancy & Post Natal Yoga

  • Ayurvedic Yoga Therapy ; Ayurvedic Nutrition & Cookery

Her passion lies in sharing authentic, accessible, holistic practices adapted to meet you just as you are, with a focus on helping you come back home to your true self.  

 

For Julie, yoga is a way of life that goes far beyond the physical aspects of the practice.  She loves that yoga has given her a toolkit to help manage day to day life with more peace, grace and connection.

 

Julie’s first taste of yoga was back in 1997 when her life had arrived at a crossroads and her health and wellbeing were at an all time low. Her experience of yoga at that time gave her a sense of inner peace that she’d never experienced before, and has kept her coming back to her mat ever since.

 

In 2006 she waved goodbye to a high-flying London career and took off on an incredible journey of learning and self-discovery through Europe, USA, and Canada before arriving in India where she immersed herself in living a yogic life at an ashram in Kerala where she gained her first 200 Hour Hatha Yoga Teaching Certification.

Since then Julie’s dedicated yoga and wellness journey has taken her all over the globe, immersing herself in studying, practising, and gaining specialist qualifications. She has studied with many of the most highly regarded teachers in the world today, in a wide range of styles and approaches that have given her the necessary tools to meet students exactly as they are, as well as going deeper into her own personal development, growth and transformation. 

Julie grew up studying music to degree level, and discovered Kirtan on her yoga journey - it's also how she met her musician husband Vic!  Together they lead Kirtan Circles, Workshops and Socials.  Kirtan is a musical call and response form of chanting for healing and meditation that quietens the mind, and opens the heart.  They've had the honour of performing several times with grammy-nominated international Kirtan artist Dave Stringer, and spend time regularly with their Kirtan mentor, Jai Uttal, one of the most well-known and beloved kirtan artists in the world today.

 

When Julie isn't practising and sharing yoga, she loves time in nature, pottering in the garden and growing her own organic veg, cooking healthy plant-based meals, and walking her rescued Bali street dog, Chani.  She loves nothing more than hanging out with her husband Vic reading inspiring books, or just catching a fun movie together, with Chani cuddles on the sofa.