Inspiring 200 hour Yoga Teacher Training
2021 Bristol (UK) dates to be announced soon...
A lot has changed in the world of yoga teacher training.
We are enhancing our course content and format to add greater depth to our training. Our focus is on providing tools to be a more professional yoga teacher. We want to offer something that will help elevate your teaching standard and knowledge base above an already very saturated yoga teacher training market. We want to help you to be a great teacher not a good teacher. Please register your interest and we can let you know when the new syllabus and 2021 dates are finalised.
Exploring the full spectrum of yoga, including health, nutrition, personal development and creative expression...
Certified and registered with Yoga Alliance UK
An inspirational and comprehensive yoga training course which provides the first stepping stone in your teaching journey and qualifies you to begin teaching yoga professionally. It offers a deep and often life changing experience.
Our Yoga Teacher Training school has met the stringent requirements set by Yoga Alliance UK, demonstrating that our courses are of the highest standard and that our graduates may use the title 'Registered Yoga Teacher' RYT as a sign of quality training. Our course training hours far exceed the minimum requirement of 200 hours from Yoga Alliance.
The programme is also suitable for practitioners who may not be interested in teaching yoga but would like to take their own practice and knowledge to a deeper level. If you already teach you may simply want to use this course to enhance your skills and provide an opportunity to immerse yourself once again in practice and study.
We teach traditional hatha yoga giving you a solid foundation from which you will develop your own teaching skills and methods. We explore through study and practice, an inspirational integral system of yoga including all paths of yoga; Raja, Bhakti, Karma and Jnana.
Alongside this are workshops to help you find your confidence as a teacher and your own unique teaching style. We provide a strong emphasis on health, which will come not only through teachings but also through experiencing a healthy diet whilst together for our residential part of the trainings.
Daily meditation and chanting will form an integral part of the course alongside the practise and study of yoga asanas, yoga philosophy and the principles of a yogic lifestyle. Each student is encouraged to find their own voice and develop their creativity in developing their teaching skills.
The course delivers a comprehensive programme encompassing the full spectrum of yoga.
You will learn:
Yoga asanas and pranayama (practical and teaching methodology).
Meditation (practical and teaching methodology).
Anatomy and physiology (both physical and energetic).
Chanting and the power of mantra.
Planning classes and structuring courses.
Yoga philosophy (teachings and open discussions).
Nutrition and understanding the foundations of health.
Cleansing techniques (shat kriyas).
Yoga ethics and lifestyle.
Confidence skills in voice projection, communication and compassionate understanding.
Throughout the residential, participants will experience:
1. A daily yoga class
2. In-depth sessions focused on sequencing alignment and adjustments including vinyasa sequences of standing poses, forward bends, twists, back bends, inversions and balances etc
3. Study of the physical and energetic anatomy of the human body
4. Exploration and study of major yogic texts, including the Yoga Sutra of Patanjali, the Bhagavad Gita and the Hatha Yoga Pradipika
5. Daily meditation practice and instruction on how to teach meditation to others
6. Practicing purifying and detoxifying hatha yoga kriyas
7. Exploring the relevance of yoga philosophy in today's society and yoga ethics, how to live a more effective, positive and harmonious life
8. Lessons in basic Sanskrit and pronouncing the asana names and mantras
9. Practices for creative self expression to develop confidence and authentic teaching
Traditional hatha yoga practices: Includes the progressive practice of traditional yoga techniques with emphasis on asana, pranayama, kriya, bandha, meditation and chanting Sanskrit mantras. During your personal practise classes, you will receive adjustments and corrections to help you improve and advance.
Teaching methodology: Includes qualities of a yoga teacher, ethics, how to observe, demonstrate, motivate, assist/correct, instruct, understand different teaching styles, how to set up and start your own yoga classes.
Teaching experience: Includes teaching practice in a class environment, observing, assisting, giving/receiving feedback in relation to teaching.
Anatomy & physiology: Study of the various major body systems and how they are affected by hatha yoga, including the cardiovascular system, respiratory system, digestive system, skeletal and muscular systems and endocrine system. We will also be looking at the energetic anatomy of the human system including chakras and tattwas and how an understanding of these deepen and broaden our practice and effectiveness of teaching methodology.
Yoga philosophy & history: Origins of yoga, the evolution of yoga, yogic lifestyle. making the ancient practices relevant today. The four paths of yoga including - Karma Yoga, Bhakti Yoga, Raja Yoga and Jnana Yoga.
Nutrition & health: What constitutes a yogic diet and the benefits, the three gunas, and exploring why positive nutrition is not just about food.
Keeping a spiritual diary: Throughout the course you will be given guidance of keeping a record of your practise and how this can help you progress along the path.
Assessment & certification: You are assessed throughout the course and will be required to submit various summaries of work in both written, oral and creative forms of presentation.
If you think this course is for you please read the course pre-requisites and fill in the application form. There will be a final assessment including practical teaching sessions and a written assessment at the end of the course. Graduates will receive a Yoga Alliance 200 hour teaching certificate.
Course Faculty - Teachers
Dory has experienced the true spirit of yoga as transformational practice. She believes in the power of yoga to guide conscious evolution, individually and collectively. Practicing for many decades and certified to advanced level and teaching full time since 2001, Dory has trained with various yoga schools, amongst them Sivananda (traditional hatha Yoga), Satyananda (yoga nidra and meditation), Krishnamacharya (Vedic Chant) and Dona Holleman (enlightened asana work), as well as studying yoga therapy with the Biomedical Trust. She has run her own teacher training programmes as well as facilitating others. She is a dedicated yogini and mother.
Rory is one of Bristols most popular teachers. He has a breadth and wealth of experience, inspired by many systems of hatha yoga, martial arts and radical minds. His extensive and ongoing study with one of the worlds leading and much revered asana teachers, Dona Holleman (of whom has certified him to teach her method), continues to elevate and deeply enrich his practice, knowledge and teaching.
Guest Teachers TBA
Satish Kumar, Barbara Wren and José Manuel Ponce
Prior to the start of the course you will be expected to be familiar with the following texts:
The Complete Illustrated Book of Yoga by Swami Vishnu-Devananda
Dancing the Flame of Life by Dona Holleman
The Bhagavad Gita
The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali
The Hatha Yoga Pradipika
On booking the course we will also give a more comprehensive book list of texts which have inspired us.
Teaching yoga is a life long and beautiful journey. It is a commitment to continued personal practice and self development. To remain always a student is paramount on a path of continuous learning, growing and evolving. The commitment to this path is full of countless benefits and joy. May your endeavors be fruitful and joyous and may you spread that joy through your example and teaching.
An excellent yoga teacher shares from direct experience and a proper understanding of the spiritual teachings and discipline of yoga. As a yoga teacher, we need to develop ourselves and our own practice to a deeper level and only then can we truly share with others.
We recommend that to get the most out of the course you should have a minimum of two years yoga experience consisting of regular practice and already have or be working towards a regular self practice. If you have been practising yoga for less than two years but have an established practice in another spiritual field, meditation, Quigong etc, we are happy to assess each individual case. Please provide a reference from your current teacher. If you are unable to do this please contact us.
2021 Location: Bristol, UK
Booking / Enquiries
To make an enquiry, please contact us and we will send you the relevant application forms.