Marc J Acquaviva (formerly Woolford)

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Trained with Pete Blackaby originally (classes and workshops), John Stirk later, then an AIYP approved 200hr teacher training course at Natural Bodies in Brighton in 2001 with Gary Carter and visiting teachers. Have also trained as a Thai yoga massage therapist at the Thai yoga massage School in Chiang Mai, Thailand. AIYP member, insured via them by Sun Alliance. My practice and teaching continues to evolve – the intention is always to find strength and freedom by removing conflict, and develop to wholeness and simplicity in the process. The teachers that have had the most profound influence on my work are – Pete Blackaby, John Stirk, Diane Long and Sophy Hoare.

I specialise in private tuition for those wishing to find depth in their practice as well as for those wanting to redress injuries and articulatory problems. I work by applying understanding of the whole to the local issue … highly effective and transformative. I work hands on in the East Sussex area (and wherever I go when running workshops), but I also provide an online private tuition service via skype.
I have been a guest teacher on several Teacher Training courses, including the BWY and YogaScotland ongoing training days as well as various Ytt’s in the USA, Spain, India and around the UK. I run my own regular workshops for teachers and other dedicated practitioners as well as a regular class in my local area, and I am in the process of developing my own propietry yoga teacher training course that is centred on the principles behind th ‘Scaravelli inpsired’ approach to yoga.

Teaching & Classes
I am happy to work with anyone that has an interest in the body/mind relationship. The work is universal, and it is challenges each individual precisely to the appropriate level …

Most of my work is one to one, retreats, workshops and training courses, so I don’t really run any classes any more, but I am happy to put something together for a group of people that would like to work with me regularly.

I run my own Yoga Teacher Training courses (AIYP and IYN approved), both in the South and in Scotland. My position is Director of Studies at the AcquaViva School of yoga (, and I am currently responsible for course content and overseeing progress of the teacher trainees. I lead most of the workshops but also have visiting teacher support from Pete Blackaby, Diane Long and Sophy Hoare.

In my workshops and retreats, I often have experienced teachers learning side by side with absolute beginners and there is no need to ‘dumb down’ or make it unnecissarily complicated… stiff or hypermobile, the job is to bring integration so that the body/mind can simplify.

07866 512885
Flat 2, 15 Ranelagh Villas, Hove, BN3 6HE