Publications and projects


Stripped-back Yoga is not a book on how to do yoga. Long-time yoga teacher Julia Thorley has collected her thoughts on what she has learned on her mat. Some of the pieces are about practical aspects of yoga and others are a bit ranty, because there’s a lot about the modern yoga world that rubs her fur the wrong way. Her opinions are not always humble and may well make you cross, but some should raise a smile and might give you pause for thought. Take a comfy seat – it doesn’t have to be in the Lotus position – and make up your own mind.

26 October

Rooftop Gallery, Corby

Anthology launch: Dogs Must Be Carried

with Corby Collective Poets

30 October

Kettering Arts Centre

Book launch: A Sparge Bag on the Washing Line

9 November

Moulton Literary Festival

Reading from stripped-back Yoga and free yoga taster session

Meet the cast: a no-nonsense woman in her 60s who has a brush with authority; a down-at-heel private eye; a weary young mother from times past; a Victorian businessman afraid of progress; an Edwardian woman with her heart set on romance; a young man struggling with life; a teenage girl badly let down; a very special make-up artist; and a young mum who gets the last laugh. Each has a story to tell.

If you would like to buy a copy of the paperback edition, please contact me for details.

Scoring an Own Goal in Tennis: A short story is available from the Kindle Store here.

Lifelong chums Bob and Tommy love a bet: nothing big, just a bit a fun really. The trouble is, the luck never seems to go Tommy’s way, until one day a sporting challenge presents itself. Could Tommy finally get one over on Bob?

The Harmonium's Last Chord is a Northamptonshire short story. It's not true - but it might have been. The story was inspired by the redundant church of All Saints in the village of Aldwincle.

Available from the Kindle Store here.

The Little Guide to Teaching Yoga in a Gym - available from the Kindle Store

Pregnant and Fit with Sharron Davies, Partridge Press

Simple Conjuring Tricks for Everyone, Foulsham

100 Reasons to be Positive, Four Seasons

100 Reasons to be Confident, Four Seasons

100 Reasons to be Thankful, Four Seasons

100 Reasons to be Generous, Four Seasons

Included in Onward Writing Anthology