200hr Yoga Teacher Training

Thinking about Yoga Teacher Training?
Whether you are just starting out on your journey to become a yoga teacher, seeking to enhance your teaching skills or simply wish to develop your personal practice, our Yoga Teacher Training programme will provide you with the tools to enrich your practice and teach authentically, grounded both in self-awareness and experiential knowledge.
The Whitespace Teacher Training Programme is one of the most thorough, current, and hands-on teacher training programmes in the country. This training will immensely deepen your understanding and practice of yoga, provides a qualification to start teaching and develop your skills as a yoga teacher.

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Yoga Teacher Training Content + Structure

The course has been designed to take the student/trainee teacher on a journey through three key stages to deepen their yoga studies – Understanding the Anatomy of Asana, Exploring Philosophy and our Inner Landscape, and Teaching Methodology. Each training day delivers a high-level technical skill set and cutting edge anatomical education, and also offers a profound, life-changing, and transformative experiences.

Our programme is spread over 15 months, giving time for absorption, practice and integration between each phase – each study day bringing something new and exciting to your practice, knowledge and awareness. And by the end of your training, you have the necessary building blocks to deepen your knowledge of yoga, advance your practice, develop confidence, find your voice and teach.

200hr Teacher Training content

200hr Yoga Alliance accreditation
Anatomy of AsanaInner Landscape of YogaDeepening your Yoga Practice
Anatomy & physiology fundamentals (muscles, bones, organs, bodily systems, etc), biomechanics, body reading, healthy movement and holding patternsPhilosophy, history, the evolution of yoga and yoga today. Yogic models of the Chakras, Nadis, and Kundalini, Energetics (Prana), texts. Subtle body schema including the Five Sheaths (Pancha Kosha). Asana, Meditation, Pranayama (Breathing techniques, Bandhas (Body locks), Kriyas (Yogic cleansing practices), Sanskrit - Practical learning of Sanskrit terms. Restorative Yoga, Yoga Nidra.
Teaching PracticeTeaching MethodologyThe Business of Yoga
Ongoing teaching practice, applying and refining teaching techniques, giving and receiving feedback, Observing and Assisting in live classes, setting up and teaching your own classes.Teaching Alignment, Finding your Voice, How to give safe hands on Adjustments, Principles of Demonstration, Learning through Observation, Principles of Sequencing, Teaching styles and the Ethics of Teaching, Qualities of a great yoga teacher, Methods of learning.Developing a personal teaching philosophy, Understanding the teacher-student relationship, Ethics and teaching as a vocation. Building your Business - tools of the trade, Marketing yourself as a Yoga Teacher, Finding appropriate yoga space.

Yoga Teacher Training Accreditation

Yoga Teacher Training

Yoga Alliance Professionals Trainer Plus

Whitespace is a registered Centre of Excellence with Yoga Alliance Professionals.  This exclusive accolade demonstrates that as a Registered Centre of Excellence, our studio has met excellent standards in both teaching and the facilities, as well as the events that we run.

On completion of the course, you will receive a Yoga Alliance Accredited 200hr Teaching Certificate – a recognised industry standard for you to obtain Insurance and to teach. As graduates of our school, you may use the title Yoga Alliance Professionals: Associate Teacher – Level 1 as a sign of quality training.You will also be eligible to join the Register of Exercise Professionals, organsitions used (by gyms and other health service providers) to verify the acceptability of the training of its teachers.

Duration + Location

This course is spread out over 15 months, giving you time to integrate the experience and really enjoy this learning curve in your life. Click here for Dates and Investment.

All of the course dates are held at our beautiful, light filled dedicated yoga studios in Milton Keynes – the perfect environment to immerse yourself in this wonderful practice and share experiences with like-minded people.

Teachers

Our Teacher Training Programme is led by the Whitespace Founder and Director Deborah Berryman – a Senior Yoga Teacher (SYT) with Yoga Alliance and Foundation Course Tutor (FCT) with British Wheel of Yoga (BWY). Yoga Alliance professionals have the highest standards of teaching, and SYT status is the pinnacle of the yoga teacher career path combining training and experience.

The entire Yoga Teacher Training course will be taught by Deborah Berryman joined by Dawn Wright, who is also a Senior Yoga Teacher (SYT) and a highly regarded, experienced and qualified teacher with the British Wheel of Yoga.

We also often invite Guest Teachers to support the learning experience. All of our teachers are carefully picked for their outstanding knowledge and teaching skill, and for their dedication to students’ learning.

Frequently Asked Questions

FAQsWe totally appreciate that this journey requires a big commitment in time, money and energy, so we want to help you to make an informed decision. Please see information on Investment and Dates, which outlines the investment both in time and money. Our Yoga Teacher Training FAQS section offers more info on the structure and content of the course and we hope this covers everything you need to know. Do feel free to call us if you’d prefer to discuss any questions in person. We hope to see you on the journey!

Eligibility

Am I ready for Teacher Training? If you feel that pull, it’s a REALLY good sign! We’re looking for serious and committed students with a solid foundation in the basic yoga postures. It‘s not about having an advanced practice by mastering the tricky poses, but rather a mature practice – knowing your own limits and coming to the mat with a willingness to learn. We ask for a minimum of 2 years regular and consistent yoga practice, preferably through class attendance. You will also require a regular yoga teacher who can provide a reference to support your application. In addition, some element of self-practice is viewed very favourably.

Applications

Places are limited to between 14-18 students ensure the best standard of training, and providing a personal and supportive learning experience. We usually receive more applications than we have places, and these are considered on a first-come-first-served basis.  All applications and investments are subject to acceptance on to the training course(s). Click here to apply now!

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