Our Teaching Faculty

Brian Robertson

Brian is a renowned exponent of a classical oral tradition of esoteric mediumship, offering an understanding of its ancient foundation to a new generation of spiritual seekers.

As an internationally known medium, author, advisor, and teacher, he shares his extensive knowledge in classrooms, documentary film, radio and television.

He has devoted his distinguished career to re-establishing the sacred vitality within esoteric mediumship and its associated arts, and to the development of ethical practitioners who understand that, without spiritual awareness, we leave but a poor legacy to the world.

Brian and his colleague, Simon James, co-authored “Magician to Mystic: A Mediumistic Path to a Spiritual Life” published by the Inner Quest Press.

Simon James

Simon’s depth of knowledge of esoteric traditions underlies the richness of his teaching in the classroom, on international podiums and in the media. He has an extensive understanding of mythology, the tarot, the archetypes and ancient religion which inform his work with mediums, health professionals, artists and educators worldwide.

His humour and depth of compassion uplift all who come within his compass as he shares his innate wisdom as teacher, author, inspirational speaker and spiritual medium.

Simon is one of today’s finest classical mediums and a living link to the British tradition of the early 20th century, having been one of only five mediums chosen to be personally trained by the renowned Gordon Higginson.

Resident Inner Quest Teachers

Debra Skelton

Debra Skelton is a healing medium and teacher with the Inner Quest where she teaches Sacred Theatre: Dance of the Medium. She holds a BFA in Theatre from the University of Alberta and studied corporal mime with Etienne Decroux in Paris. She subsequently enjoyed a distinguished career as a physical theatre actress, choreographer and teacher spanning thirty years. Debra recorded the popular podcast series for the Open Door Sanctuary and is the author of Echoes: Teachings from the Past, Wisdom for the Present.


Yoga Master & Certified Ayurvedic Practitioner

Sarada Pranav Jagannath is a yoga master, a Certified Ayurvedic Wellness practitioner and holds a Master’s degree in counselling psychology from Hyderabad Central University, India. Sarada is currently completing her training as a Ayurvedic doctor. She was raised in the Ayurvedic tradition and educated by her grandfather, an Ayurvedic doctor who taught her yogic and Ayurvedic practices, and influenced her life’s path with his wisdom, philosophy and teaching. She went on to study extensively at the Sivanada Yoga and Vedanta Ashram, Kerala, India and at Swami Vivekananda Yoga Anusandhana Samsthana in Bangalore, India and has since taught in India, the USA and Canada.

Sarada integrates these ancient life sciences into her teaching of yoga. She believes that yoga is for every body, and encourages the practice as a way of life, both on and off the mat. Sarada teaches Classical Hatha, Yin and Restorative yoga.

Sarada also offers private Ayurvedic Consultations and open Ayurvedic cooking classes at the Inner Quest Centre.

Resident Inner Quest Teachers

Booking our teachers

Simon James and Brian Robertson consider serious requests for teaching engagements at other venues worldwide. In addition, the Inner Quest Centre may organize a course for your group here in Victoria, Canada or at a retreat centre on Vancouver Island. If you would like to submit a request, please complete the  Booking Proposal form and we will gladly consider your request. 

IQF Associates

Silvana Finazzi

Michelle Finnegan
Park City, Utah

John Johnson
Amsterdam, Holland

Brenda Lawrence
United Kingdom

Christine Morgan
Sydney, Australia

Janet Nohavec
Pompton Lakes, New Jersey

Janet Parker
United Kingdom

Gordon Smith
United Kingdom

“Enlightenment for the sincere spiritual seeker.”