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Beyond the Mastery: –'The Space'
Re-experience The Mastery from a leadership perspective

…a Workshop for Mastery Graduates Only

Bristol UK
28th February – 2nd March 2025

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"Wherever you are now in your life, we'd like to invite you to step into the unique, creative energy of The Mastery in a new and exciting way.

Now in its fifth year, this unique follow-up workshop is energising, moving, supportive, challenging, experimental, inspiring… And a lot of fun too!

The Space will allow you to:
  • Take your self expression further…

  • Develop your perception, intuition and emotional intelligence

  • Be creative in new and exciting ways

  • Find out (and try out) how the Mastery leaders work

On the workshop you will:


Facilitators for The Space

Adrian Longstaffe
Adrian has worked as a teacher in more than six careers including veterinary medicine, choreography, acting training and educational technology. He graduated as a psychotherapist in 2000 and leads his own personal development workshops.

"The Mastery has been a vital element in my journey. I have sat on the back row of more than 40 masteries in the last 27 years and have spent the last 10 years in leadership training, gaining the Diploma in Leadership of the Institute for Creativity in 2003. I also assist in the training of Mastery leaders.  My experiences across the fields of academia, personal development and theatre have resulted in a fascination with the training of actors -- one of the few groups of people for whom the taking of emotional risk is part of the job description. Responsible acting training has so much to offer in terms of emotional intelligence for the rest of us."

"One of my aims is to enable people to walk their emotional universe with the same confidence that they walk their intellectual universe -- balancing the rational with the non-rational."

Ranjit Krishnamma
Ranjit has been an actor and facilitator for more than half his life. He has led The Mastery of Self Expression for around thirty years. He has also developed intensive workshops of his own including “Feeling What Is,” “Beyond the Method,” (a six week acting course) a short dramatic intensive called “Expresso,” a residential drama/development/holiday in France – “The Heart of Drama,” and an outdoor adventure week in North Wales, ”Into the Wild.”

He is a co-creator and leader of “The Space” workshop : a laboratory for emerging leaders.

Most recently he has been involved in running Circling and human connection retreats and facilitating Authentic Relating workshops internationally.

In his spare time he enjoys table-tennis, swimming, and writing fiction.

“I like to lead from a place that acknowledges the one-ness that exists beneath our conditioned minds and I encourage an individual and intense exploration of the inner world and its relationship to our daily lives. I am proud to be a part of what I believe to be some of the most effective and ethical human development work on the planet.”

Sam Chittenden
Sam is the Director of creative development company Different Development, based in Brighton. Her experience includes many years as a Board Director in the NHS, & as an actor/director, writer & poet. She is fascinated by stories and the characters that inhabit them.

Sam is the author of leadership textbook, Rhyme & Reason - The Poetry of Leadership. She hosts a variety of personal development workshops and retreats both in Brighton and in a remote farmhouse in Brittany.

"When I took the Mastery in 2007, I discovered a voice and a determination I didn't know I had, and this has led to my continued invovlement. I continue to be fascinated by what participants discover in the space this workshop creates."

"The Mastery of Self Expression is a weekend of exploration for everyone involved. I am always bowled over by the creativity and passion shown by participants, and by the changes they choose to make in their worlds."


Jan Castle
Jan is a professional coach and leadership facilitator who works with clients and businesses throughout the UK and Europe. Her varied background encompasses film making, mediation and visiting some of the most beautiful places on earth.

She first became interested in our ability to create and ‘be’ without constraint in the 1990s when exploring the traditional art of the The Fool.

She went on to create her own workshops such as Live Your Dream and Walking For A Change, helping people make empowering life changes.

“When I first attended The Mastery I realised I’d found a workshop that explored the ‘edge’ I experience in myself and see in others, between being a version of myself that I imagine is acceptable, and fully showing up in all my wonderful, messy, creative humanity. I am constantly moved and inspired at the workshops by what I see as the powerful key to this work: unconditional acceptance - of self, others and whatever emerges.”


February 28th to March 2nd 2025

Friday: 5 PM till late evening
9 AM till mid evening
9:00 AM till 7:30 PM latest

Gasworks Studio
27 Narroways Rd
St Werburghs
Bristol BS2 9XB

Cost structure:
Full fee: £295
Early bird: £235 (if paid in full 4 weeks in advance)
Concessionary: £200 (if in receipt of benefits)


As on the Mastery itself, prior to the weekend, you will need to learn by heart, a two minute piece (poem, song, dance, monologue, story, piece of music, mime etc) that you will use as a vehicle for your expression. Choose something that chooses you or which you feel passionately about.

Learning it off by heart is important -- it means that you will be freer to experiment. (no improvisation please!)


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For more information please contact:

Jan Castle
07896 343981



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