Beachroad Magazine hit Kite Beach for a coffee and catch up with Yogi and Move On Yoga owner Carla Julian.
Carla Julian grew up in Madrid, where she trained in Dance and Contemporary Drama. At a young age she left Madrid for London where she completed her studies in Education, and certified in Hatha, Children's Yoga, Pilates and Academic Coaching. She is also trained in Mindfulness & Yoga Therapeutics.
Dubai based since 2013, her passion for yoga and fashion has led her to create Move On; a yoga & travel inspired brand truly made for yogis! The production of yoga mat bags is limited in each collection; styled in a variety of unique Kantha printed fabrics and plain canvas. All items are handcrafted and exclusive, meaning only a maximum of five pieces of printed fabric yoga mat bags are made per collection, making the bags very unique and special to each and every yogi's own personal style. There is such a lively range of colours and prints, most combine beautifully with the yoga mats and yoga towels.
Move On's yoga mat bags are made from organic cotton and Vegan leather in its second production line. The manufacturing of accessories supports the local community of artists and craftsmen in Southern India.
Where do you like to Eat, Shop and socialise in Dubai? //
My hot spots in Dubai are Madinat Jumeirah, City Walk, Pier 7, Jetty Lounge, Nola, 0 Gravity, Reform, Galleria, Secret Beach, Kite Beach – I also like the conveniency of Marina Mall, Media One & Westin.
THE BEACHROAD MAGAZINE Q&A //
NAME? // Carla Julian.
YOUR FIRST JOB? // Cosmetics merchandiser.
YOUR CURRENT OCCUPATION // Move On Founder & Yoga Instructor.
WHAT DID YOU WANT TO BE WHEN YOU GREW UP? // A dancer.
YOUR GREATEST LOVE? // Miss Bradshaw, my cat.
YOUR GREATEST FEAR? // Being paralyzed.
WHAT IS YOUR EARLIEST MEMORY? // My mother's smell.
IF YOU GOT THE CHANCE TO DO ONE THING AGAIN WHAT WOULD IT BE? // Learn foreign languages.
WHO IS YOUR ROLE MODEL AND WHY? // Madonna, she's kept challenging & daring
WHO IS YOUR GREATEST FASHION INFLUENCE? // Gaultier, he's a lovely person too!
WHAT ITEM OF CLOTHING COULD YOU NOT LIVE WITHOUT? // Shoes, bamboo platforms & suede!
WHAT IS YOUR FAVOURITE SMELL? // There are many and it depends on the mood I'm in… vanilla, lemongrass, figs, cinnamon, jasmine, lavender, wood.
WHAT IS YOUR FAVOURITE MEAL? // Spinach & quinoa salad with sun-dried tomatoes & balsamic dressing!
IF YOU COULD SPEND A DAY WITH ANYONE ALIVE OR DEAD WHO WOULD IT BE? // Cleopatra, Eva Perón and Madonna.
WHAT IS THE LAST GIFT YOU GAVE SOMEONE? // A Yoga Mat.
WHAT ADVICE WOULD YOU GIVE CHILDREN? // Enjoy your freedom of choice, no matter what!
YOUR WORST TRAIT? // Being confiding.
THE WORST TRAIT IN OTHERS THAT GETS YOU MAD? // Lying and compulsive lies.
WHO WOULD PLAY YOU IN A MOVIE? // Kristen Stewart, Emma Watson (she's a yogi too!).
FAVOURITE MUSIC // Madonna's and Prince I am an 80's child.
LAST RECORD / DOWNLOAD YOU BOUGHT? // "Rebel Heart" A wonderful gift!
FAVOURITE BOOK? // Memoirs of a Geisha.
LAST BOOK YOU BOUGHT? // 500 words you should know.
THE CLOSEST YOU HAVE COME TO DEATH? // Car crash, real scary!
FAVOURITE DESTINATION? // Thailand, Southern India, Cambodia, London and Barcelona if in Europe.
LEAST FAVOURITE DESTINATION? // Qatar.
HOW DO YOU RELAX? // Swim in the deep sea, beach for sunset with a nice smoothie.
WHAT WOULD YOUR DREAM CAR BE? // Porsche Panamera in dark cherry.
ARE YOU SPORTY? // Yes.
BEACH OR DESERT? // Beach.
URBAN OR RURAL? // Urban chick.
CATS OR DOGS? // Cats.
COFFEE OR TEA? // Herbal tea.
WHAT MAKES YOU LAUGH? // Life in general; people… scenarios.
WHATS MAKES YOU CRY? // Disappointments and let downs.
YOUR MESSAGE? // Do good, be good! … It's so simple!