- Content & Structure
- Dates and Investment
- Duration & Location
- How to Apply
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 Asana||Inner Landscape of Yoga||Deepening your Yoga Practice|
|Anatomy & physiology fundamentals (muscles, bones, organs, bodily systems, etc), biomechanics, body reading, healthy movement and holding patterns||Philosophy, 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 Practice||Teaching Methodology||The 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.|
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.
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 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
We 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 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!
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.
Places are limited to between 12-16 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!