Stewart Gilchrist is one of London’s most popular yoga teachers leading inspirational classes packed with long-time practitioners and conducting annual teacher trainings. His soft Scottish accent and contagious laughter conceal the fierceness of what is to come. The asana is incredibly swift and intense but Stewart’s charisma, knowledge and discourse will carry you through the challenge, adding a newfound strength and stamina to your yoga practice.
After working as a teacher and completing his legal studies, Stewart literally fell into the world of yoga when he broke his back and embarked on a long process of rehabilitation through intensive Ashtanga yoga. He studied yoga and he began teaching the Jivamukti method in the early naughties. As his practice and knowledge flourished, so did his teaching style, eventually morphing into the exquisite, energetic practice of Yogasana. He is a Registered Senior Teacher with Yoga Alliance and leads annual retreats in India.
If you liked Stewart’s class, you should try:
Vinyasa for Breath and Balance
An advanced level playful and creative vinyasa flow featuring plenty of inversions, slow core transitions and some beautiful balances. Let your breath guide you through, go slow, be mindful and get playful! This sequence is short, punchy and you'll probably appreciate a short warm-up before and you may need a longer Savasana after!
Stoke the Fire: Tough Vinyasa To Keep You Moving
A hot but steady flow to get your inner fire stoked. This practice hits all the sweet spots for when you have less time but still want as full a practice as possible. Includes lots of lovely chest, shoulder and side body openers as well as twists, hip openers and balancing poses. Perfect for when you need a little extra energy for the day ahead but still need to feel very grounded.
Creative and Juicy Hips
A super juicy feast of movement and breath for those days you really do need to get down and get it all out. Perfect for when you need to release some stuck energy and access a bit of the power stored in the pelvis; this is a lovely flow guaranteed to get you out of your mind, into your body and very much into the power of the breath. There is a strong emphasis on fluid movements around the pelvis and hips.
Cleansing Twisty Jiva Flow
This challenging, full-length fast paced Jivamukti class is a cleansing, rinsing twist-based, a strong and risinging practice. Starts with chanting and call and response Sita/Ram. This chant is chosen as Ram is the seat of the Manipura Chakra, the centre of ego and insecurities and this is what we're rinsing out when we're twisting from the centre. Sita/Ram are the perfect couple, and from this practice, this is the most perfect asana practice. The intention is set to being the most perfect being we able to be. With this intention, this Jivamukti class will keep you moving.
Devotional Jivamukti Yoga Class
This full-length Jivamukti class is an offering, Class focuses on taking on a blessed state, an offering up even as the class progresses through some challenging, fast vinyasa through twisting, hip opening, back and forward bending sequences and some challenging balances. Give yourself the time for a full-length class. As you offer up your practice, you will find you will receive so much more than just a really thorough physical workout!
A fabulous Jivamukti flow with the theme of the Monkey-god, Hanumanasana, otherwise known as the splits. This well-rounded Jivamukti class has the usual mix of sun salutations, standing poses with a focuses around opening the hamstrings and hips, featuring the standing splits, then going into Hamunanasana, forward and backward bends rounding off this beautifully devotional class.
Live at Hot Power Yoga
This live class was filmed at Hot Power Yoga to celebrate the end of 14 days to HPY-ness. It is a moving celebration of hot power yoga. Dylan moves us from sun salutations through to plenty of warriors for the hips, backbends and forward bends ”“ turn up the heat and enjoy a fast moving power vinyasa class with plenty of challenges. You may need a block.
Advanced Power Yoga
Turn up the heat with Dylan for this full spectrum intermediate/ advanced class. Dylan offers options for a improvers with advanced options, so there are two alternative levels to practice in this up-tempo class which includes free dynamic vinyasa, twists, arm-balances, backbends, forward bends and inversions. Go on, challenge yourself!
Play with your Power