Julia Grässer

“Sometimes life goes unexpected ways…
If you would have asked me four years ago, if I would ever do yoga, I probably have given you a strange look. I liked running. I can’t sit still and make a knot in arms and legs. Until today I cannot touch my feet when I bend over. But it took me some time to understand that this does not matter and that yoga is so much more than challenging body poses.
So how did I find my way, you may ask. It actually started with a running injury. Multiple shin splints and a problematic knee made my life as a runner difficult. I decided to look out for a new sport. I always liked the solo sports. The peace and quietness and of course the independence of solo training is very appealing to me. So I got a bike.
You say, that’s not yoga yet, you are right. During this time I was living in Frankfurt. In the basement of the house was a physiotherapist praxis. I cannot remember what it was, but I asked him to help me with something. So we started to work on my stiff body. And then he said it: “If you want to become a good cyclist you need more muscles.” Sure, makes sense. And he added: “Those muscles has to be long to give you the strength you need. You are way to short everywhere. DO some yoga that will help.” I looked at him, yoga? But well, I wanted to be strong, so why not give it a try. Next thing I remember that my mentee Alex (spoiler alert, she is a teacher herself now) took me to her yoga teacher Stephan Suh in Frankfurt. And I liked it. Unfortunately, that was just before I left Germany to move to Copenhagen. The summer was full of sunshine and bike rides and there was no yoga on my mind. But when autumn came, the mood changed. Life moves inside and the sky turns grey and dark. I thought I could do some yoga to get my muscles nice and long for the next cycling season. I found a great studio around where I used to live. I made it my dedicated me-time throughout the winter. I left my phone home and walked to the 1.5h long practice. Twice a week. I don’t want to sound over dramatic, but that saved my life during my first winter in Denmark. And I kept the routine. And I changed not only how my body feels, I also got way more relaxed for the daily challenges we all face.
I thought, why not inspire others, those who always thought they could never do yoga, like me, and remember I am still stiff as a stick. I said to myself, if I really keep up that routine for at least a year, I will do a teacher training next year. First to understand the principles of yoga further to improve my own practice and later to also help others to find their way.
This article starts with the lines: Sometimes life goes unexpected ways… And that is what just happened August 2017. For the first time in my life I lost my job. A great time to rethink what I want in life, to challenge routines. I do believe, that everything happens for a reason. So I thought maybe it is already now to take the teacher training. Why wait until next year? It happened that I had planned a trip to Thailand in October, and on the very day when I booked my return flight a yoga teacher training on Ko Phangan starts, focusing on my favorite styles Hatha and Yin. I juggled around my money and rebooked my flight. Now I am a teacher and this job is all I ever wanted to do. Glad you are here with me.
I wrote those lines two yeas ago. Now Warrior Princess Yoga is a teacher collective of three teachers. We are specialized in making yoga accessible for everyone, as there IS a practice that fits every lifestyle, all needs and all physical bodies. Traditional yoga with a modern twist, down-to-earth teachings of an ancient science, laughter and sometimes tears of relief, full of love and passion to help you help yourself, that is what the Warrior Princess Yoga Teachers stand for.”

I had the privilege to study and practice with Julia in Guatemala during a yoga teacher training. It was quickly evident that Julia has a sincere interest in learning and understanding the ancient practice so she can be the best teacher possible across multiple styles of yoga. Not only this, she truly aims to show up everyday embodying the best qualities that a yoga practice teaches us. With a big smile, calming voice, and thoughtful sequencing, I always felt great after a class with her.

Morgan

Sr Dir, Global Program Management, VICE MEDIA

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Eve January 22nd, 2020

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Julia is one of the most precious yoga teacher I’ve ever had! I would recommend all her practices with a special mention for her yoga nidra. I got so relaxed and so deeply calmed down by her voice during each session, she helped me letting it go towards either a tight sleep or for restful nap. Very powerful experience and human being. thank you Warrior Princess!

Agnieszka January 21st, 2020

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I have had the most relaxing beautiful experience in the yoga Nidra class. Thank you so much 🙏. You are so knowledgeable and your voice so soothing

Sarah February 14th, 2020

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Julia ably and effortlessly led a vinyasa class with clear instruction and really helpful assists. She spoke about philosophy just the right amount, there was still plenty of space and quiet to really get into the practice. Thank you Julia!! I loved it

Majbritt May 3rd, 2020

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The best yoga in Copenhagen. They are very skilled at Hatha yoga, Yin, and yoga nidra. Julia has a good personality, an she is one of my favorite instructor.

Kim April 1st, 2020

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Julia is an amazing teacher. I have had three classes with her so far and she already improved my asanas a lot. I appreciate her hands on experience and eye for detail. Thank you Julia. Big hug! (by the way: her guided meditations are the best!)