Teacher Review: Jivamukti – “Stewart Gilchrist”

Our lovely Jivamukti teacher Stewart is back teaching on a regular basis at the Alchemy Centre in Camden!

He also teaches at on a regular basis at the Light Centre in Belgravia.

About Stewart

Following a severe back injury in his mid twenties, Stewart experienced an amazing recovery through intensive Ashtanga Vinyasa Mysore yoga practice as taught by Sri K Patthabi Jois.

Stewart’s sadhana has involved an extensive education with teachers from around the world who have had a profound effect on his unique style of teaching. He has and continues to study the system as taught by Sri K Patthabi Jois (Mysore), Hamish Hendry(Ashtanga London) and Sri Shreshadree (Mysore).


He continues to study the teachings of David Life and Sharon Gannon (Jivamukti Yoga, London and New York). This method combines music, movement, meditation, devotion and spiritual activisim.

Stewart qualified as a Jivamukti Yoga teacher in 2003 and since teaches extensively in the UK (The Light Centre, Jivamukti London) and has led workshops and retreats internationally including Goa, Hawaii, Cornwall, Mexico and New York.


His students include: world renowned musicians, Hollywood actors, judges, footballers and most importantly a broad cross section of working people. His extensive academic studies have included post graduate studies in Law, ethnopharmacology, nutrition.

Life Experiences

Stewart has worked as a teacher, legal advisor and youth worker in inner city London mainly working with disadvantaged youths, the homeless, animal rights, anti-globalisation/capitalist and community groups. He also opened the UK’s first rawfood vegan and approved organic cafes.

He founded Satyagraha Yoga in 2004 and attains to live and pass onto others its principles of satya, tapas and ahimsa.


Website: www.alchemythecentre.co.uk

Address: Unit 101, Stables Market, Chalk Farm Road, London,  NW1 8AH

Telephone: 020 7267 6188

Email: info@alchemythecentre.co.uk

Nearest Tube: Camden Town



Address: 9 Eccleston Street, London SW1W 9LX

Telephone: 020 7881 0728

Nearest Tube: Victoria or Sloane Square

Webiste: http://www.lightcentrebelgravia.co.uk/


5 thoughts on “Teacher Review: Jivamukti – “Stewart Gilchrist”

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  5. Hi, Stewart also teaches at the Light Centre Belgravia. Please could you also mention Mysore asa part of Ashtanga – Ryan Spear is a great teacher at the Life Centre and also Michelle is fab for introducing beginners to it – as she teaches is in the tradiational way of learning a few asanas at a time.

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