WORKSHOP: TENDERNESS AND VIGILANCE: THE REAL DEAL ETHICS OF THE CONTEMPORARY YOGA ROOM
WORKSHOP: THE MYSTIC AND THE MAVEN: SELF-CARE FOR THE CREATIVE SOUL. Co-Facilitated with Heather Umlah
Leila is a practical mystic. She is a truly creative soul and a gifted healer who has a keen sense of life as a transformational process of empowerment. Her years of experience with the body lend her a bio-mechanical savvy that keeps it real, efficacious, and relatable.
WORKSHOP: SHAUCHA - MORE THAN JUST A PHYSICAL, MENTAL AND SPIRITUAL WORKSHOP
Stewart Gilchrist is known throughout London for his popular, innovative, authentic dynamic classes. He infuses his high energy and challenging teachings with yogic knowledge, as well as his unique charisma, politics and humour. His classes include an emphasis on breath, vinyasa and philosophy with strong physical adjustments. Stewart applies the original teachings of yoga to the modern world to create a thought-provoking class.
FILM: THE CIRCLE - A FILM ON YOGA TRANSFORMING THE LIVES OF STREET CHILDREN CAUGHT IN A WEB OF DRUG ADDICTION
Philippa Frisby is a certified Iyengar Yoga Teacher and filmmaker and started her career in television after acquiring a degree in Comparative Religion. Her lifelong interest in yoga inspired the filmmaker in her to make her first documentary 'The Circle’. ‘The Circle’ is a feature length documentary film about the transformational power of yoga in treating drug addiction in the street children of Mumbai.
Simon has been teaching yoga for over 20 years and has developed a unique and personal teaching style, keeping classes diverse, focused and fun. The foundations of Simon's yoga teaching reflect his training and ongoing studies with international teachers in many approaches to yoga, movement and therapy.
Amanda Stuermer has been working with non-profits that serve women and youth for nearly 20 years. She is the founder of World Muse, a social change organisation that provides year-round programs and events to cultivate and activate the potential of women and girls as catalysts for change.
SATURDAY SEMINAR: TIBETAN YOGA: PRINCIPLES AND PRACTICES
SUNDAY WORKSHOP: TIBETAN YOGA: METHODS AND TECHNIQUES
“Ian Baker’s journeys inspire others not only to venture into unknown lands on a geographical level, but also to discover the inner realms within which our own deepest nature lies hidden.” – His Holiness the XIV Dalai Lama
Jyoti Jo founded The Special Yoga Centre in 2004 to give a nurturing, inclusive and welcoming home for the work with the special children and to make yoga accessible to all. Her aim is to develop and implement therapeutic yoga programmes that allow all children to receive its significant benefits and help each child to reach their full potential.
Richard Kravetz has been teaching yoga to adults, children and individuals with Special Needs for over 14 years. He believes the ancient art of yoga creates a balance of vitality and strength combined with calmness of mind and suppleness of body.
WORKSHOP: STANDING POSES: THE FOUNDATION OF THE IYENGAR YOGA PRACTISE
WORKSHOP: BACKBENDS: OPENING THE CHEST AND HEART
Larissa is a Certified Senior Intermediate Level 3 Iyengar Yoga teacher and has been teaching Iyengar Yoga since 1995. She was personally awarded her Senior 3 certificate in August 2018 by Geeta Iyengar, the daughter and successor to founder B.K.S. Iyengar, at the Ramamani Iyengar Memorial Yoga Institute in Pune, India.
WORKSHOP: THE TRUE ART OF MEDITATION IN YOGA, PART 1 & PART 2
Bernard Bouanchaud first became fascinated by Eastern wisdom when working as an architect and interior designer in Iran in the early 1960’s. Upon his return to France, in 1966, Bernard spent the next ten years immersed in the study of yoga in Paris. It was at this time that he first met T.K.V. DESIKACHAR. This meeting became a defining moment of his life and began a period of regularly study in Chennai, where he went to learn from this respected disciple of T. KRISHNAMACHARYA…
Tuesday McNeil has been sharing her love of yoga for 23 years, and hopes that the open and down to earth approach she has developed over the years makes yoga accessible to everyone. Tuesday believes that practice is a process that starts on the mat but doesn’t end there.
WORKSHOP: HOW CAN AYURVEDA SUPPORT US IN OUR YOGA PRACTICE?
Jo is Head of Herbal Education at Pukka Herbs, where she oversees the delivery of industry- leading education enabling people to discover the power of herbs and learn to be well. Jo is an Ayurvedic practitioner and Yoga teacher, and full member of the UK’s Ayurvedic Practitioners Association. She has over ten years clinical experience and holds a BSc (Hons) in Ayurveda, which included clinical internships in India.
WORKSHOP: THE PSOAS - UNDERSTANDING ITS HEALING POWER
Caroline is the founder of TRE UK®. Trained as a TRE practitioner with Dr David Berceli in South Africa where she met some wonderful people and heard some amazing stories of healing that fired a passion and encouraged her to return to the UK to promote and share TRE in the UK where it was then unheard of.
Donna Noble has been practising yoga since 1999. She is the Creator of CurveSomeYoga. She has been a certified Yoga Specialist since 2011 with the Yoga Alliance and British Wheel of Yoga. She is also a Certified NLP Master Practitioner.
WORKSHOP 1: THE ‘KRIYA SUTRAS’: YOGA & FUNCTIONAL MOVEMENT
WORKSHOP 2: THE NEGLECTED KNEES: FROM THE FEET TO THE KNEES AND HIPS
Doug Keller has been teaching workshops and trainings in the therapeutic applications of yoga for a decade, and is known not only for his effectiveness in communicating this ever-evolving approach in these trainings, but also for his extensive writing on the topic in magazines, journals and his two-volume work on Yoga As Therapy.
WORKSHOP: INSIGHT INTO THE KLESHAS YOGA ASANA PRACTICE
WORKSHOP: THE ART AND SCIENCE OF VICHARA PRACTICES
Zephyr has been teaching Yoga since 2002 in London, trained via Yoga Campus Intake 1 and has been a Mentor on their yoga training program since 2005. She teaches at The Life Centre, Yoga Centres around London, private tuition, and at The Recovery Centre (treatment centre for addiction, depression and other dependency problems).
WORKSHOP: YOGA AND THE AUTOBIOGRAPHICAL BODY. With Ruth Westoby
WORKSHOP: ACTIVE TENDERNESS
Eunice has been teaching meditation and posture-based classes since 2005. She has been teaching yoga in therapeutic settings since 2008. She is a yoga educator and founder of Movement for Healing, a programmed providing access to yoga for women navigating the impact of sexual and family violence.
INTERACTIVE TALK: BREATH-BODY-MIND INTEGRATION: MINDFUL YOGA FOR PEOPLE LIVING AND WORKING WITH LIFE-LIMITING ILLNESS AND AT THE END OF LIFE.
Kate teaches on the Yogacampus yoga therapy training course. She works in Oxford as a music and a mindfulness and yoga teacher, specialising in therapeutic applications of music, yoga and mindfulness for people living with chronic and life-limiting illness in the NHS and the community.
WORKSHOP: EXPLORING EASE, SPACE, BREATH AND MOVEMENT IN PRACTICE
WORKSHOP: THE LATEST IN FASCIA RESEARCH AND WHAT THIS COULD MEAN TO PRACTICE
Gary Carter has over 30 years of experience in movement physical training, anatomical study and bodywork practices. With a background in athletics, competition cycling, bodybuilding, martial arts, yoga and manual therapies, he himself has studied with many inspiring teachers. trainers and masters in their fields including the training in ‘elasticity of the spine and stretching’ at age 14 by a professional cycling coach.
TALK: THE CHALLENGES AND SUCCESSES OF INTRODUCING YOGA TO 750 TEEN STUDENTS ACROSS EUROPE
Charlotta Martinus has taught over 5,000 teenagers yoga over the last 13 years and trained over 650 yoga teachers to share yoga with teenagers. She has rolled out whole school initiatives in her home town in Bath, where 95% of the schools now offer yoga to their students. She collaborates with Sport England and has done since 2004, delivering the Yoga Girls Can project within the South West.
WORKSHOP: KRIYA YOGA: UNITING PRACTICE AND PURPOSE
Lisa Kaley-Isley, PhD, C-IAYT, E-RYT-500 Lisa Kaley-Isley is a clinical psychologist, yoga teacher, IAYT certified yoga therapist, and yoga educator. Lisa draws deeply on the wisdom and practices of both yoga and psychology. She integrates her experience in the two disciplines to provide personalised yoga therapy and to educate yoga therapists.
WORKSHOP: YOGA AND SOCIAL CONNECTEDNESS: A NEUROPHYSIOLOGICAL APPROACH TO PROSOCIAL BEHAVIOUR
Heather Mason, MA, MA, MSc, RYT-500, and yoga therapist is the founder of The Minded Institute, a yoga therapy training school, and also the Yoga in Health Care Alliance a charity devoted to bringing yoga into health care at both the grassroots and policy level in the UK. She holds master’s degrees in Buddhist Studies, in Psychotherapy, and in Medical Physiology and has an extensive background in Neuroscience.
WORKSHOP: RE-IMAGINING ASHTANGA YOGA - EMPOWERMENT THROUGH A SHARED RELATIONSHIP
Scott is one of the only ashtanga yoga teachers to both be authorised in the primary and intermediate series by Manju Jois, son of K Pattabhi Jois and be given senior teacher status by John Scott, certified by Pattabhi Jois and one of the most recognised and world renowned names in Ashtanga Yoga.
Zoe is a Diploma Course Tutor (DCT) for the British Wheel of Yoga and is also their DCT Training Officer. Over 30 years of yoga practice with many different teachers from a variety of traditions has resulted in an eclectic style of teaching that has been influenced by all those she has worked with. Her fundamental approach is to build strength as the cornerstone of practice and from there all poses become possible.
WORKSHOP: “HERDING CATS”: INDIVIDUAL & COLLECTIVE DUTIES & ACTIONS IN DAILY LIFE — HOW CAN THE YOGA COMMUNITY MAKE A DIFFERENCE IN TODAY’S WORLD?
WORKSHOP: WALKING THE WALK: BEING BENDY IS REALLY NOT WHERE IT’S AT!
Tara Fraser has had a lifelong interest in yoga, has been teaching since 1993 and is a BWY Diploma Course Tutor. She believes yoga can help everyone to live well, feel good and age gracefully. Her teaching style draws on several traditions but is heavily influenced by the personalised and therapeutic approach of TKV Desikachar which has been her own practice for many years.
WORKSHOP: ANSWERING THE CALL TO ACTION: YOGA, MENTAL HEALTH & THE ENVIRONMENT
Ruby Reed and Christabel Reed are activists, yoga teachers and yoga therapists. They founded Advaya Initiative, a social change platform exploring solutions to the interconnected crises of environmental destruction and mental health. They seek to inspire and empower young people to become activists for a better world, addressing narratives of disempowerment and exploring how to lead authentic lives in harmony with nature.
Michael is a Life Strategist, Vedic astrologer, teacher and author. In 2008 he co-founded Cranmore Foundation, an educational charitable trust that researches the world’s wisdom traditions to identify universal principles and values that can be carefully reformulated as design principles that support human and environmental well-being, and broad-spectrum sustainability.
Colin studied yoga and yoga therapy with the late T.K.V. Desikachar, the son of Professor T. Krishnamacharya. During these years of constant study, he learnt how to use many of yoga’s tools and how to combine and accurately apply them based on their required effect for an individual, the process of viniyoga. As a teacher and trainer he is now adept at employing clear language to convey complicated yoga concepts and possibilities, in a simple and accessible way.
TALK: YOGA AND THE AUTOBIOGRAPHICAL BODY. With Eunice Laurel
Ruth Westoby is a doctoral researcher in yoga and an Ashtanga practitioner. Ruth is fascinated by yoga both in academia and practice. Alongside practice and doctoral research Ruth runs workshops and teaches on some of the principle teacher training programmes in the UK. Ruth is researching for a doctoral thesis in constructions of gender in Sanskrit texts on haṭha yoga at SOAS under the supervision of James Mallinson.