Denis Juelicher

Denis Juelicher

Denis is the founder of Ekam Yoga Festival and The Yoga Shala. She has been practicing Yoga since the late 90’s. To her the key to yoga as a transformational tool lies in the breath. She will share about using the breath to deal with stress in daily life and offer a workshop in the art of adjustment for yoga teachers.


Denis is the founder of Ekam Yoga Festival and The Yoga Shala in Port Macquarie. She loves the community of yoga and is committed to a life of learning, sharing and delving deeper into all that Yoga has to offer.

Denis has been practicing Ashtanga Yoga since the late 90’s. In the beginning it was the dynamic, physically challenging aspect of the practice that drew her in. Expecting to lose interest in practicing the same sequence of postures on an ongoing basis, she found that it was just that repetition that gave her practice depth. The mat became a mirror for the best and worst going on in life.

Denis is accredited as a Senior Teacher (L3) with Yoga Australia. She has done workshops with Pattabhi Jois, Manju Jois and many highly recognized Ashtanga teachers, including Dena Kingsberg, David Swenson, and Matthew Sweeney.

Meeting Lino Miele on her first trip to India in 2001 has been an important milestone for her. He has been her teacher, guiding her practice and her teaching ever since. She now regularly attends and assists in Lino’s workshops in India and Italy, which are attended by hundreds of Ashtanga Yoga practitioners from around the world every year.

Lino’s emphasis on the breath and correct vinyasa opened a door to a new understanding of Ashtanga Yoga. Experiencing Yoga as a breathing practice, rather than emphasizing the physical aspect, has been a revelation and continues to work as a powerful transformational tool in her everyday life.

In recent years, Denis has continued exploring the breath and its potential to facilitate self-inquiry further, through Pranayama and Meditation under the guidance of Clive Sheridan.

You can connect to Denis through The Yoga Shala and on facebook.

Breathe, Don’t Stress

Being stressed is the new normal. Living in the modern world goes hand in hand with sensory overload, multi-tasking, rushing around and never quite getting there.

In this session we will explore what makes us stressed and how stress manifests in our lives, as well as considering strategies to manage stress and increase your overall wellbeing.

Denis Juelicher has been teaching yoga for almost 20 years. She has been using Yoga, Meditation and Pranayama (breath work) to manage stress in her life and help her students achieve more balanced life.

The session will focus on using the breath to settle the nervous system and achieve a sense of connection to ourselves. With the breath we can achieve a deeper understanding of who we are and more easily settle into stillness and meditation. This session will include discussion/sharing, Pranayama, and Meditation.

Talks Corner – Sat, 3.15 pm (60 mins)


The Art Of Adjustment

For the first time, we are offering specific opportunities for yoga teachers to build their skills at Ekam. In this workshop we will explore the art of adjustment. Why do we physically adjust students? And how do we do it skilfully? When are adjustments appropriate? Come along to this interactive workshop to discuss, share and get your hands on fellow workshop participants to build your skills and confidence.

Professional Development For Teachers

Romero Chapel – Sun, 11.00am (75 mins)