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Christopher Gladwell

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Hi my name is Christopher Gladwell. I have been practising and teaching yoga for over thirty years. I am passionate about the practice and where it takes us to within ourselves.

My own journey has been extensive practice and study with the Satyananda School of Yoga (12 years) and the Ashtanga Vinyasa system of Krishnamacharya and Sri K Pattabhi Jois (12 years) as well as other systems such as Iyengar yoga, Oki yoga, Vini yoga and Chi Kung.

I have also had the good fortune of exploring traditional and new Tantra, and for the last nine years I have been involved in explorations of the Vajrayana teachings of Tibet. Other explorations have been with Shamanic traditions mostly rooted in Native American teachings.

My practice has taken me through physical (somatic) practices into working with breath and vibration (pranayama and mantra) and into meditative practice and ceremony. I love pragmatic and liberating Yogic philosophy and have studied, written and taught extensively around this visionary work.

I have also studied physical therapies, primarily Shiatsu, Thai Massage, Intuitive Massage and Structural Integration, all of which informs the hands-on facilitation work in my yoga teaching.

My study of Yoga Nidra with the Satyananda School of Yoga led me to an interest in metaphor and language and then storytelling, which I practised for a while. This led me on to Neuro-Linguistic Programming, which I studied to Trainer level. This then led me to study Clinical Hypnotherapy and Coaching. All of these strands are woven into my teaching and have also brought me full circle back to Yoga Nidra and Dream Yoga.

I also love being in nature and bushcraft, which has been a passion since childhood.

Free dance, moves my heart and body and has led me through five rhythms, movement medicine and contact dance to the spontaneous movement practices of Asia. I will dance more!

Most recently I have been studying the myo-fascial work of Thomas Myers and training with anatomy trains. This work builds on my former teaching of anatomy and physiology which itself was rooted in my training as a Biologist.

For me Yoga is still about us connecting to what is deeply real and true inside of ourselves. This connection is on every level, physical, energetic, emotional, cognitive and in connection to each other, the planet and that which is beyond time and space.

My teaching aims to help you to find what that is for yourself.

 

 

Classes

December 2017

Engaged Yoga – Empowerment Class

19 December at 6:15 pm - 8:15 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:15pm on Tuesday, repeating indefinitely

Yogasara Fishponds, St. Matthias, Elfin Rd
Bristol, BS16 2JP United Kingdom
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£12

Empowerment class (or as some call it self-practice), means you will get high quality individualised and personal tuition within a group space. My 30 years of bodywork, yoga practice, meditation, mindfulness training and more, guarantees you the very best tuition. This class is suitable for all from absolute beginners to highly advanced practitioners. This is the class fro all who wish to grow an empowered and vibrant personal practice. This is the traditional way of teaching yoga, rippling with contemporary…

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Engaged Yoga – The Yoga Master Class

21 December at 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Thursday, repeating indefinitely

Yogasara Montpelier, 10-12 Picton Street
Bristol, BS6 5QA United Kingdom
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£20

EMPOWER YOUR PRACTICE, NOW… Empowerment class (or as some call it self-practice), means you will get high quality individualised and personal tuition within a group space. My 30 years of bodywork, yoga practice, meditation, mindfulness training and more, guarantees you the very best tuition. This class is suitable for all from absolute beginners to highly advanced practitioners. This is the class fro all who wish to grow an empowered and vibrant personal practice. This is the traditional way of teaching…

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Deep Winter Chill – Become The Dreamweaver

23 December at 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Yogasara Montpelier, 10-12 Picton Street
Bristol, BS6 5QA United Kingdom
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£29

Deep Winter Chill... As we go into the Solstice deep, it is always good to drink deep from source and find true empowerment and deep relaxation. We will engage in strong, wonder-full physical practice as body prayer. Looking into the miracle of existence through the lens of your own body. This will prepare you for the exploration of radiant mind as we allow ourselves to go deep (and I mean deep) in a guided Shamanic Journey. Journey into the trance…

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January 2018

Engaged Yoga – The Art Of Discipline

Sat, 6 January, 2018 at 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Yogasara Montpelier, 10-12 Picton Street
Bristol, BS6 5QA United Kingdom
£72

Discipline Come and get the art of discipline. Discipline is the way to train your mind, to find embodied awareness and to make all those dreams you have come vibrantly into manifestation. Discipline is an art, it works through consistent practice and requires you to show up, consistently. Are you ready to live a life of love and power, the life you love? Then come and find the tools you need to make the difference.

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