Teachers Course :
‘What Lies Beneath’ 2023
The course is open ended and the impact is accumulative session to session.
WLB – 2023 dates:
Online course: April 14/15 May 5/6 June 9/10 October 6/7 November 10/11 December 8/9
Each weekend covers Friday evening 6.00 pm – 9.00 pm & Saturday 10.00 am – 4 pm. Please contact John for more details.
WLB – 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.
Forthcoming Teachers Course
Weekly Classes | Monthly Workshops
Yoga sessions will be held online throughout 2023.
Tuesdays 10am-11.30am – 2023
Monthly workshops – (online)
Tuesday evenings: 7-9pm
- March 14th 2023
- April 18th 2023
- May 16th 2023
- June 20th 2023
- July 18th 2023
- September 12th 2023
- October 17th 2023
- November 14th 2023
- December 12th 2023
Contact John for further information of how to join online.
For more information on workshops please contact John.
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.