What we're about

I have been offering events in Brighton which explore and support intimacy since 2010. The purpose of these groups is to offer people places where they can relax, open up and discover more about how they have been operating, and how they may like to change in terms of relationship dynamics, pleasure and purpose in their life.

Sometimes when we start to open up and feel more we also come across difficult or challenging feelings such as fear and shame; this can feel vulnerable. This is a healthy process though as it's only through sensing how we have been relating to life, that we can recognise our own limiting behaviour patterns. Change happen from the inside out! If we continue in our exploration we will encounter fun, playfulness and a new sense of sensual aliveness.

I have trained with many teachers and modalities over the years (such as Acupuncture, Tantra, Vitaldanza and The Wheel of Consent). I have been on a continuing journey from feeling unsafe and disempowered to experiencing more erotic aliveness, sensual expression, choice and purpose in my life. I love supporting others to discover what changes they may like to make, and seeing them become more sensual, empowered and happy.

Groups I run are said to be playful, fun and safe places for experiencing increased pleasure and personal growth.

I continue to offer groups in dance and intimacy and I also see individuals and couples for private coaching. I am particularly passionate about The Wheel of Consent (created by Dr Betty Martin) as it has been a very useful tool for me to become more empowered in my choices, and my erotic aliveness. I know it is so needed in the world to support consensual agreement in relating, to help people to get in touch with pleasure and to live empowered lives.

I offer a few free introductory Wheel of Consent evenings per year, and also a free fifteen minute phone call if you are interested in any of the above. For more information please visit my website www.heartnova.com

Upcoming events (5+)

Dance-Connection!

Energy for Life Functional Fitness, Yoga & Pilates

Dance-Connect! is dance and much more. Yes, an opportunity to dance and have fun; also a time to step out of doing in life and connect. Connect to what? - to yourself - to other - to group / tribe - to environment / spirit This is a led group, incorporating dance, meditations, conscious touch and aspects of Tantra. Each month is different, but aims to create a beautiful structure where each person can have an experience of opening up to their own pleasure, and experiment with what feels fun and nourishing and for them in a group situation. These groups are a place to get exercise; dancing is so good for body, mind and spirit. It’s also a place to explore and experiment with personal boundaries and touch in a safe space, finding new ways to get healthy, nourishing touch. Also invited is the sacred aspect of life, which can be reached through breath-work, stillness and meditations which are woven into the evening structure. This can bring a space for an individual to find their own inner meaning and guidance. This becomes more important in our busy, technological world to make space for inner sanctuary and finding personal wisdom. It’s a wonderful healing atmosphere and acts as a detox from the business of life! You will leave feeling expansive and uplifted! Regular attendance tends to develop our creative expression, ease in our body, social harmony and overall wellbeing. Frequent practice supports our humanity, for ourself, each other and the world we live in. The last Friday of each month, a delicious opportunity for 2.5 hour to Dance-Connect! This is for those who feel to dive a little deeper, and have done similar embodiment practices. Arrive around 7.15pm, for 7.30pm start time. Price: £17 in advance, by noon the Tuesday prior to the dance. £20 on the door. Why not drop in and try and class. FIRST TIMER to one of Julia’s events? FIRST CLASS HALF PRICE! Been coming for a while and bringing a new friend? You BOTH get in for HALF PRICE!

The Wheel of Consent Weekend

Shepherd's Bush

This weekend course is the official curriculum designed by Dr Betty Martin, the creator of the Wheel of Consent®. The Wheel of Consent is a map of personal dynamics, an enquiry into human behaviour and perhaps most importantly it’s a practice. The Wheel of Consent has become very popular over the last few years because it is such a useful model to support change in personal patterns of behaviour, and create clear relationship agreements in all areas of life. What will happen on the weekend? - Teaching the Wheel of Consent, and how it constructed as a map, such as the difference between “Who is doing?” and “Who is it for?” This creates the four Quadrants; Serve, Accept, Take, Allow, and the shadow behaviours of each. - Group discussion is often a core part of the weekend. Relating and empathy can be a powerful tool in awareness and learning. - “Waking up the hands” is a meditative, self-practice exercise which is core to the Wheel of Consent to invite an embodied experience of feelings, and a sensitivity through touch. - Opportunity to participate in shared touch exercises to have a felt-sense of the Four Quadrants at a somatic level. The Wheel of Consent supports people from all walks of life to become more aware of personal dynamics in relating. It is a powerful tool to disentangle human conditioning, enabling individual freedom to create harmonious communication in relationships; in all areas of life. If you take this course you may develop some or all of the following: - greater awareness of what your boundaries are at any given time and more ease in maintaining healthy boundaries when you want to. - insight into how you’ve been operating in personal dynamics. ability to listen to your inherent desires and how to communicate these. healthy outlets for your desires to be met. - respect and empathy for others desires needs and boundaries. - free yourself of past shame related to any of the above. - Self-regulation, the ability to know when to pause and “be” with yourself when faced with choice, desire, and in life in general. CHOICE-CENTRIC: Everything is an invitation during the weekend. This means it is your choice if you share verbally or with the touch practices in the group. TOUCH: during this weekend is usually limited to the hands and arms. PARTICIPANTS: individuals and couples both welcome. There will be no nudity in the group; this is a clothed workshop. Short video on The Wheel of Consent: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B6tcMkRrYM0 ………………………………………….. Fees and contact: £150 early-bird discount price until 5th October. Then regular price £170. Discounted places for helpers, if available. Please ask. 50% off the current price if you have attended my six weeks or weekend format Wheel of Consent courses in the last few years. The art of going deeper is to keep practicing this stuff! To join the group please email [masked] ………………………………………….. Julia has been holding Wheel of Consent groups since 2016. Feedback from previous participants: “I was very impressed with Julia`s wheel of consent 6 week course. The material itself is extremely useful and practical – there is an ethos and exercises that I started to apply immediately to both my personal and professional life with excellent results. I learnt a lot about how I operate in intimate and other relationships and with this information could make new choices of behaviour. The actual group was fun and I appreciated how Julia responded to what was shared. As always I love her humour and zest for pleasure.” Helen Thatcher, Hove. Julia has completed various trainings with Betty (Like a Pro, The Advanced course, The online Facilitation training, and the nine month Practitioner training). Julia is certified by Dr Batty Martin to facilitate The Wheel of Consent. "I get great pleasure in sharing this work & seeing others take back their sense of autonomy” Julia. Do email me to join, or to arrange a chat if you have any questions - Julia.

Dance-Connection!

Energy for Life Functional Fitness, Yoga & Pilates

Dance-Connect! is dance and much more. Yes, an opportunity to dance and have fun; also a time to step out of doing in life and connect. Connect to what? - to yourself - to other - to group / tribe - to environment / spirit This is a led group, incorporating dance, meditations, conscious touch and aspects of Tantra. Each month is different, but aims to create a beautiful structure where each person can have an experience of opening up to their own pleasure, and experiment with what feels fun and nourishing and for them in a group situation. These groups are a place to get exercise; dancing is so good for body, mind and spirit. It’s also a place to explore and experiment with personal boundaries and touch in a safe space, finding new ways to get healthy, nourishing touch. Also invited is the sacred aspect of life, which can be reached through breath-work, stillness and meditations which are woven into the evening structure. This can bring a space for an individual to find their own inner meaning and guidance. This becomes more important in our busy, technological world to make space for inner sanctuary and finding personal wisdom. It’s a wonderful healing atmosphere and acts as a detox from the business of life! You will leave feeling expansive and uplifted! Regular attendance tends to develop our creative expression, ease in our body, social harmony and overall wellbeing. Frequent practice supports our humanity, for ourself, each other and the world we live in. The last Friday of each month, a delicious opportunity for 2.5 hour to Dance-Connect! This is for those who feel to dive a little deeper, and have done similar embodiment practices. Arrive around 7.15pm, for 7.30pm start time. Price: £17 in advance, by noon the Tuesday prior to the dance. £20 on the door. Why not drop in and try and class. FIRST TIMER to one of Julia’s events? FIRST CLASS HALF PRICE! Been coming for a while and bringing a new friend? You BOTH get in for HALF PRICE!

Dance-Connection!

Energy for Life Functional Fitness, Yoga & Pilates

Dance-Connect! is dance and much more. Yes, an opportunity to dance and have fun; also a time to step out of doing in life and connect. Connect to what? - to yourself - to other - to group / tribe - to environment / spirit This is a led group, incorporating dance, meditations, conscious touch and aspects of Tantra. Each month is different, but aims to create a beautiful structure where each person can have an experience of opening up to their own pleasure, and experiment with what feels fun and nourishing and for them in a group situation. These groups are a place to get exercise; dancing is so good for body, mind and spirit. It’s also a place to explore and experiment with personal boundaries and touch in a safe space, finding new ways to get healthy, nourishing touch. Also invited is the sacred aspect of life, which can be reached through breath-work, stillness and meditations which are woven into the evening structure. This can bring a space for an individual to find their own inner meaning and guidance. This becomes more important in our busy, technological world to make space for inner sanctuary and finding personal wisdom. It’s a wonderful healing atmosphere and acts as a detox from the business of life! You will leave feeling expansive and uplifted! Regular attendance tends to develop our creative expression, ease in our body, social harmony and overall wellbeing. Frequent practice supports our humanity, for ourself, each other and the world we live in. The last Friday of each month, a delicious opportunity for 2.5 hour to Dance-Connect! This is for those who feel to dive a little deeper, and have done similar embodiment practices. Arrive around 7.15pm, for 7.30pm start time. Price: £17 in advance, by noon the Tuesday prior to the dance. £20 on the door. Why not drop in and try and class. FIRST TIMER to one of Julia’s events? FIRST CLASS HALF PRICE! Been coming for a while and bringing a new friend? You BOTH get in for HALF PRICE!

Past events (61)

Dance-Connection!

Energy for Life Functional Fitness, Yoga & Pilates

Photos (24)