After the three year training, Julia had to be supervised at teaching and prepare for her 'monograph presentation'. Both of these were deep learning curves. Teaching the Biodanza, Julia had to present herself publicly - this had been hard for her (in Julia's twenties she had dropped out of her teaching degree as she found the idea of school assemblies mortifying!)
"What I found was that Biodanza had given me such a safe base in my own body, instincts and emotions that I was able to manage a type of exposure that previously I would never have coped with, being extremely sensitive and caring deeply", Julia states.
Meanwhile, Julia prepared her presentation, recovering her desire to express herself artistically & creatively. This creativity had been put aside in her life - as frivolous and indulgent. Today Julia Hope Brightwell sells her artwork, this journey began again through the Biodanza .
Starting weekly classes in her home town of Moretonhampstead, Dartmoor, then teaching at Dartington - Julia's experience increased and alongside continual professional development her understanding of the complex form of the 'vivencia' grew. When she moved to East Devon in 2012, she had to start building interest again from scratch and currently runs weekly classes in Colyton or Colyford, East Devon; fortnightly classes at Burton Bradstock, Dorset; whilst still teaching her Moretonhamsptead and Dartington attendees at Bovey Tracey Day workshops.