Teachers Courses

‘What Lies Beneath’ 2020

(Occasional places sometimes come up – so please email to check).

A course for Yoga teachers with John Stirk.

This course for teachers aims to deepen, open and broaden the Yoga experience by inviting participants to sink beneath existing information and practical application. The work undertaken will be experimental and interactive both on and off the mat and will focus on drawing out the deeper practitioner and teacher in all of us.

The course will not provide a fixed formula. As we proceed we will highlight the various aspects of practice and teaching as they arise. These aspects will include feelings, observations & insights relating to:

  • Eastern and Western approaches
  • The question of self
  • The Ego, identity and identification
  • Impediments to understanding – conditioning and habit
  • The thinking and feeling mind – intelligence and living tissue
  • Consciousness and it’s expansion
  • Tension and resistance in the body/mind
  • Love, fear, vulnerability and relationship
  • Teaching the un-teachable, communication and transference, language, voice and touch

All anatomical and bio-mechanical aspects will be addressed as they arise.

Some research relating to the nature and content of the course will be expected between workshops.

Duration of the London Teachers Course: Six months

Six weekend workshops: Friday evenings: 6pm-9pm | Saturdays 9.30am-3.30pm

Forthcoming Teachers Courses

Weekly Classes | Monthly Workshops

Held weekly between Notting Hill Gate, London and Lewis, East Sussex.

Forthcoming Classes

Weekly Class: Lewes, East Sussex
Tuesdays 10am-11.30am

– Starting January 21st 2020

Venue: Lewes Subud Centre

26a Station Street, Lewes,
East Sussex
BN7 2DB.  United Kingdom
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Monthly workshops – Notting Hill Gate, W8
Tuesday evenings: 7-9pm

  • March 17th – 2020
  • April 21st – 2020
  • May 19th – 2020
  • June 16th – 2020
  • July 14th – 2020
  • September 22nd – 2020
  • October 20th – 2020
  • November 17th – 2020
  • December 8th – 2020
Essex Unitarian Church | 112 Palace Gardens Terrace
London, W8 4RT. United Kingdom
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Contact John for availability & dates should you want to drop in

Tel: 01323 422049    Email: johnlstirk@gmail.com

All Workshops

For more information on workshops please contact John.

Forthcoming Workshops

I have been a student of John’s for over 25 years and I am still enthralled by his ongoing development and depth of knowledge.  His unique style of teaching combines a deep understanding of yoga and wealth of experience. Each class is a journey of discovery, engaging with the inherent intelligence of the body and encouraging its powers of self-healing.

John Stirk’s unique approach and brilliant presentation has delighted and captivated my students and fellow yoga teachers for many years.  Always touching upon what is universal in the practice, he brings something for everyone, from seasoned practitioners to beginners. He has an uncanny ability to take us directly to the heart of the matter and hold us in its depth.  A true master.  Working with John for the past 26 years has been an education, inspiration and a joy.

As a teacher training young actors and dancers I have found Johns work  invaluable in providing a unique insight into the inner mechanics of the body supporting both vocal and physical development. The work is an original and detailed biomechanical approach to the human organism, it is inherently inclusive, everyone is able to do the simple positions. An essential tool for anyone involved in movement training.

Thank you so much for being there for us, for guiding us through two intense sessions and for being such a fantastic ‘Yoga teacher’ and psychotherapist.

It amazes me time and again how you find the right words to communicate at such a depth – with us as a group and equally as individuals – to convey your wisdom.

There is nowhere else I would have rather been than on the mat in Notting Hill during Friday evening and yesterday!

John’s work has enabled me to gain knowledge of the highest level about the workings of my body and my mind (the body brain).  If you were born with a constant hunger to express and explore the physical self(as I was) , you will never be satisfied with a method.  His way of working, which is not only creative, unique, challenging and healing, is also richly infused with anatomical detail, allowing me to access the deepest tissue layers of my body and thus metamorphose into a more fearless dancing creature.