John Stirk has been teaching Yoga for 40 years. He graduated as an osteopath in 1983 at the College of Osteopaths in London where he subsequently lectured in Biomechanics and Practical Osteopathy and was made a fellow of the college in 1995. The influence of R.D.Laing, with whom he ran body/mind workshops, B.K.S. Iyengar, Vanda Scaravelli with whom he had personal tuition for several years and J. Krisnamurti has confirmed his belief in finding it in and for oneself. Consequently his style of teaching Yoga emphasises an enquiry into how one is during and after physical practice. John is the author of two books, Soft Exercise and Structural Fitness; and has published numerous articles. He runs classes, workshops, and residentials for yoga students and teachers throughout the UK and internationally. He is currently based in London and East Sussex, UK.