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.
Why did studio director, Deborah, get started as a teacher?
The course has been carefully curated to take you on a journey through three key stages to deepen your 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 education, and also offers a profound, life-changing, and transformative experiences.
Our programme is spread over 15 months, giving you 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 will have a deep knowledge of yoga, advance your practice, develop confidence, find your voice and teach.
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.|
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 anywhere in the world! You will also be eligible to join the Register of Exercise Professionals, an organisation used (by gyms and other health service providers) to verify the acceptability of the training of its teachers.
Whilst we can’t guarantee any jobs, over the years many of our outstanding graduates have become part of the Whitespace team. Maybe you could too?
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 Teachers have been carefully picked for their outstanding knowledge and teaching skill, and for their dedication to students’ learning.
The programme is led by our very own Whitespace Founder and Director Deborah Berryman, along with Dawn Wright and Mona Baur. All are Senior Yoga Teachers (SYT) with Yoga Alliance professionals, who have the highest standards of teaching. SYT status is the pinnacle of the yoga teacher career path, each bringing over 10 years of teaching experience, along with hundreds of hours of ongoing development.
We also often invite Guest Teachers to support the learning experience.
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 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!
How did Deborah feel after completing her Training?
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 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!