Stuart Watkins is a yoga teacher, holistic life coach and health and wellness expert offering revolutionary platforms for spiritual awakening and growth/development all around the globe. Stuart is known for his inspirational and comprehensive style of teaching that incorporates both eastern spiritual technologies and western developmental techniques for psychological, physical and spiritual transformation.
Stuart welcomes people from all walks of life and levels of yoga experience. Stuart combines his expertise in VinyasaFlow, Akhanda Yoga, life coaching and fitness training to create a highly transformative and healing environment. Stuart coaches with raw and compassionate honesty which will help bring your Yoga practice off the mat and into daily life.
Stuart has and continues to study and work with many masterful teachers that are leading the way in the wisdom traditions. Ram Dass being Stuart’s primary teacher, Stuart is grateful to be able to spend much of his time on Maui at his teacher’s feet soaking up the great teachings. Ram Dass is one of the worlds most beloved spiritual teachers. He is the author of the groundbreaking classic Be Here Now, as well as many other incredible books. Yogrishi Vishvketu is another one of Stuarts teachers who has had a huge impact on his life and very much influenced the way Stuart teaches. Yogrishi Vishvketu is a Himalayan Yoga master, Yoga teacher, founder of Akhanda yoga and Anand Prakash Yoga Ashram.
Other teachers that Stuart has and continues to study with are Sally Kempton, Tara Judelle, Lama Surya Das, Ken Wilber and Mark Whitwell.
Stuart is a student of life and he emphasises that yoga is not just something we do. As beautiful as the asana practice (physical postures) can be, they are but a small piece of an incredible puzzle.
Over time and through continual practice, we begin to BeYoga and shine from our true nature. This is the main message of his teachings.
Stuart is dedicated to giving back to the world that he’s been blessed to be a part of. He is the founder of the ‘Flow from the Heart’ charity events, FLOW festival and continually collaborates with leading teachers and artists from across the world.
To view upcoming events, visit Stuart’s Event Page, Facebook and Instagram.
FROM HAPPY STUDENTS
Dwayne / London, Canada
When I met Stu I was beginning the journey of training for my first Ironman Triathlon. I had worked out for years, but Stu was able to revamp my entire routine with a more holistic approach and helped transform my body with sport specific training. Not only is Stu a great coach, but he also helped me through a total change in my nutrition, so that I would be able to handle the 30 plus hours a week that my training required at its peak. However, even that isn’t Stu’s greatest gift. Stu has an unparalleled positive outlook on life. He has this amazing ability to bring out the best in all around him, which makes Stu one of the truly special people in this world. It’s been a great honour to have Stu as part of my coaching team, and with his help I’ll be competing at the World Championships in Kona, Hawaii in the next couple of years!
Bruno Gideon / Toronto, Canada
I very much appreciate working with you Stu! Not only are you an expert in the field of wellness, but you also have a gift to motivate your clients in a way I have never experienced before. I am 77 years old and many of the people around me tell me that the way I walk and the way I look and feel has completely changed. I know I have you to thank for this. Thank you so much!
Donna Banvait / Perth, Australia
I have been a very guarded and angry person due to my own ignorance. I have struggled with weight issues for a long time and I have suffered from depression in the past. I believe a person can only take so much before they have to open their arms and embrace change & this is what I have done. Along this journey of self discovery I have been blessed to find a beautiful man and his name is Stuart B Watkins. From my first meeting with Stuart I was overwhelmed by his presence, he is wise beyond his years and his caring, giving and humble nature are an example to us all, as to how to lead our lives with peace ,harmony and no expectations. Through help and guidance in the form of Meditation and Yoga from Stuart I now look forward to each and everyday and I truly believe once I retrain my thought process and go deeper into my own space, the weight issues I have will simply become a minor problem of my past. But the most amazing happening for me from meeting Stuart is, I now feel closer to knowing my lifes purpose and that to me is a true miracle. Thankyou Dear Stuart.
Patricia Mckenzie / Montreal, Toronto, Canada
Stuart Watkins is by far the most informative and intuitive coach I have ever had, and the most fun! As a retired professional dancer with some lingering injuries, I was nervous about taking the first step to get back into action. Stuart immediately put me at ease by listening to my concerns and responding with an approach that was inspiring, challenging and enjoyable. His advice on healthy living and nutrition inspired me and he always has a way to keep me entertained as I breeze through tough moments that I would find too tough to mentally get through on my own. His positive attitude and encouragement gets me excited about challenges rather than dreading them. By the end of each session I feel like a champion, ready to take on the world! I highly recommend Stuart for people of all ages and backgrounds because he is an expert coach with a wonderfully engaging personality.
Patrick Mugliston / Perth, Australia
Stuart is the most motivating coach a guy could hope for. He took me from Jabba the Hut to where I am today – I just turned down an offer to model for a pic that is to go up in Times Square!!! (OK I can’t back that up) This guy is truly inspirational! He is very well qualified, has a great sense of humour and his love for life is infectious. You’re a great inspiration Stuart! You helped me get through a challenging time in my life – THANK YOU!!!
Jane Love / Toronto, Ontario
On doctor’s orders last year I was advised to start leading a healthier lifestyle. That’s where Stu came in. I have been working with Stu for over four months now, and I hope it continues for a long time to come. I feel like a new person and am amazed with the results. Both physically and mentally I feel the best I have in years. I have knee and back problems which stu adapts our sessions to help strengthen my weaknesses. Stu’s amazing positive attitude, sense of humour, discipline and drive are awesome! I feel very lucky to have him as my coach! I just ran the first race of my life, which I could not have ever dreamed of doing without Stu’s help. He is an amazing person, who’s beautiful on the inside and out. I would recommend Stu to anyone. His expertise, wisdom, knowledge and personality are without a doubt, incredible! Thanks Stu, for all of your help. You’re awesome and I’m so glad that I have you as my coach.
Joey Caughey / Toronto, Canada
I was a fat man at one point… very unhealthy! My wife and I were expecting a beautiful little girl and I didn’t want the first thing she saw was me the glutton. I tried several outlets to lose weight but work basically controlled my life. Stu’s great advice, encouraging words, and focused coaching made me into the man I am today. I don’t think I would look and feel the way that I do if it were not for him. Now I am a rock star… literally! I went from a computer geek to professional musician in a year.
Kate Trevenen / Perth, Australia
Having practiced yoga for the past 7 years, it was a welcome change to attend one of Stu’s classes in 2010. His teachings are like no other, physically challenging but refreshingly lighthearted and he has a genuine interest in all of his students. His abundance of knowledge and deep understanding of yogic philosophy gives him an extraordinary ability to integrate the physical, mental & spiritual aspects of a wholistic lifestyle into his teachings. His intuitive words resonate well within me and he has not only enlightened my perspective on life but inspired me to explore yoga teaching for myself and I’m pleased to say I recently completed the 200hr Level 1 teacher training in Bali… and loving it! I am so grateful to have Stu’s shining presence in my life, I walk away a better version of myself after every session.
Carly Snyder / Toronto, Canada New York, USA
Stu is an amazing coach! He knows the body’s physiology extremely well and puts together great, innovative sessions that change each session to keep things fresh and exciting. Furthermore, he is a warm, caring individual who pushes you to get to your goal with well tailored sessions, and a supportive, inviting attitude.