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Christopher Gladwell


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.



November 2019

Engaged Yoga – the Yoga-Tantra Master Class

28 November at 10:00 am - 1:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Thursday, repeating until Thu, 28 November, 2019

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

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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December 2019

The Breath of Life- an Invitation to Breathwork

12 December at 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Yogasara Montpelier, 10-12 Picton Street
Bristol, BS6 5QA United Kingdom

Why will we be doing this kind of breathwork? People try to change their life with diet, exercise and a million other ways, yet rarely do we look deep into the quality, nature and pattern of breath. We miss how this binds us in unhelpful beliefs, stories, traumatic memories and difficult meanings about our selves and our world. This workshop is the beginning of change. What will we be understanding? Where breath patterns come from How and why to change…

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