Julie has been running Total Escape Holistic Holidays since 2006. She travels with Holistic Therapist Anna Cox to give the participants an opportunity to be totally pampered and looked after. These holidays are usually invitation only but check for spaces if you are interested. Julie has been a Master Presenter at Champneys since 2006 and will be visiting Champneys FOREST MERE regularly throughout  2018.


22nd & 23rd May

10th & 11th July

18th & 19th September

20th & 21st November

Entertaining evening talk “Laugh your way to Health and Happiness”  followed by a healthy, fun filled Laughter Yoga session on the Wednesday morning.

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Dates for 2018  – Fully booked

Staying at the family run Rose Apart Hotel in the unspoilt Turkish town of Koycegiz, only half an hour from Dalaman, overlooking a beautiful lake. You will share a comfortable self contained apartment with lounge, bedroom, and ensuite bathroom. The hotel has its own restaurant and swimming pool. The area is renowned for the beautiful lake, with clear water and invigorating fresh air.

Taking a weeks holiday is a great way to boost your yoga practice and you will be completely pampered by your holistic therapist. The emphasis is on stressless yoga, suitable for everyone. Each day begins with breathing and a yoga class on the roof terrace overlooking the lake and mountains, followed by relaxation and then we have brunch around the swimming pool. You are then free to explore the area, relax, and or have your two inlcusive treatments with Anna. We meet again in the evening to share time together before going for dinner. Several optional trips are organised for the group including a gentle mountain walk to a stunning watefall, an evening trip under the stars to Sultaniye thermal spas and hiring a Gulet to sail across the lake for a day. Julie is joined by Anna Cox, a very experienced complementary therapist at the Rose Apart hotel.  Choose from aromatherapy, Indian head massage, reflexology, Hopi candle therapy , natural facial, Thai hand and foot massage and reiki. £495 for shared room £595 for own room, including accommodation and brunch, yoga, relaxation, TWO therapy treatments, group transfers from Dalaman airport, but excluding flight from UK. You are responsible for booking your own flights but we will liase as a group so we are all on the same one as far as possible.

17th – 24th September 2016

Our own Gite with swimming pool and 8 en suite bedrooms,  3 rooms available for single occupation and only 12 students.  Set in stunning countryside with 360 degree views and close to Duras Medieval town and half an hour from Bergerac.   Twice daily yoga with one yoga free day,  combination of catered meals and 2 meals eaten  out.  Cost £600.00 Single supplement £85.00.  Holistic therapies will be provided by Anna Cox and payable directly to her.

Quotes from the ladies who have been on our holidays

“A million thanks for organising our wonderful week in Turkey – it was amazing.  I can’t tell you have much I enjoyed it all and how much I admire your skills as a yoga teacher”  Liz  May 2015
“It was a very special holiday and I know that was because of the wonderful place, the yoga, the lovely group and the Rose Apart hotel but also because of the immense amount of work you put in to make it all work in the run up and during the week.   Thank you so much.”  Rose  May 2015

“I felt liberated and empowered on my return. My world had been opened up with warmth and friendship. I had a warm glow which I was not going to lose. My confidence and self worth had increased and I had regained the joy of living. Kath October 2010Really pleased that I went on the holiday and I achieved all the yoga sessions – and completely energised all through this week! A wonderful opportunity to totally relax and get to know myself and a group of very lively ladies. The setting was superb – the hotel, the verandah for yoga, the lake and the mountains. They will always stay in my memory. The quietness of the place – and the sounds and scents of the town.”   Jan

“I felt incredibly relaxed in mind and body and inspired to get on with things on my return. Carol October 2010 [3rd visit]. This holiday exceeded my expectations. I felt totally connected with the yoga practice and to the surroundings. The hotel, food, room were lovely. The treatments with Anna were great and the whole experience will stay with me forever. A truly wonderful formula and I’m sad to be back!”   Kate

“Julie and Anna are very professional and the love of their work really comes across. Initially you are with strangers, but Julie and Anna put you at ease and soon you feel you are with friends. Its a super holiday to give yourself some ME TIME. I returned feeling a better person and realised that I do have something within myself to give to others.”   Vanda


2nd – 9th October 2013

Casa Villatalla Guest House is set in a stunning location off the beaten track close to the famous Alta Via dei Monti Liguri walking trail, in the hills above the beautiful medieval town of Dolceacqua,  and less than half an hour from the sea. There are breathtaking views of the mountainous Ligurian landscape. The villa nestles in the wooded slopes above the valley, with stunning views down to the river below and up to the hills and mountains around. There is a swimming pool, a shaded outside yoga deck and an indoor yoga space.
Immersed in nature, peaceful and tranquil, it is the perfect spot for complete relaxation.

The cost is £650 including transfers to and from Nice airport, a shared twin bedded room with en-suite shower room.


Join Julie for Hatha Yoga in the morning and Laughter Yoga, positive psychology, fun, games and happiness in the evening session. A life changing experience!

Laughter Yoga Holiday in Dahab on the Red Sea

Step out of the hotel into the best snorkelling waters in the World. Ride a horse on the beach, visit St Catherine’s Monastery, go for a ‘try dive’, have a massage, climb down canyons and slide down massive sand dunes on the overnight desert trip. Eat and belly dance in the desert with the Bedouin – all optional extras in addition to your yoga classes and laughter yoga

Morocco Yoga Retreat May 2010

A new venue for 2010! Yoga students love coming on their Total Escape Holistic Holidays but are seeking new venues and this is something really special. The holiday, which starts and ends with a night in the bustling city of Marrakech, includes 5 nights in Skoura Palmerie where you have the chance to deepen your yoga practice in the peace and calm of the hotel set in 28 acres of flower gardens and olive trees. The Palmerie, 40km from Ouarzazate, is served by two seasonal rivers and within the oasis are date, olive, almond, apple, apricot, fig and pomegranate trees in addition to several kasbahs including the 17th century Kasbah Amerdril.

I am very pleased that Holistic therapist Anna Cox will be offering treatments, at additional cost, to enhance your Morrocan experience even more.