Our 200 hour program is ideal for passionate students of yoga and aspiring teachers alike. This course is specially designed to create awareness in individual practice and to develop and deepen the understanding of wise teaching. This course is recognized by Yoga Alliance, the world’s largest and best-known registry of yoga teachers and yoga teacher training courses. Upon completion you will be able to register with Yoga Alliance as an Registered Yoga Teacher (200 hour level), giving the opportunity to work in beautiful locations, here in the UK and worldwide.
We will guide you through multiple aspects and styles of yoga, including the cultural/traditional and the professional/scientific. We do not follow any specific brand or style of yoga, but rather draw from the styles of Hatha and Vinyasa and the work of various eminent scientists, who have contributed valuable insight in the fields of Laughter Therapy, Postural Therapy, Yoga Therapy, Psychosomatic yoga, and meditation techniques to bring you a holistic approach to yoga and yoga teaching.
The main objective within this yoga teacher training course is Awareness. You will have the opportunity to learn to bring awareness to the body, breath and mind. To bring mindfulness to these three areas, we will explore the connections between the body and mind, and how neither can function at its full capacity without awareness of breath. Breath is the bridge between body and mind
We focus on eight main areas of study:
1. Yoga postures (Asana) - Alignment and Healing 2. Yoga breathing techniques (Pranayama) 3. Yoga philosophy and its application in modern life 4. Art of Teaching with meditative awareness 5. Yoga teaching as a carrier to help humanity and personal growth 6. Myofascial Healing Therapy 7. Art of Observation and Adjustment 8. Anatomy and Physiology
This multi-style yoga course contains Healing-based techniques that aims to balance and restore correct posture in practitioners. The approach of this training is to allow the Yoga Practitioner to find a neutral position from toe to head. This includes the feet, knees pelvis, spine, rib cage and Skull. Finding a more balanced position, according to modern studies, will allow the human body to develop strength and stamina. It will also help the body to heal faster and more efficiently. Adjusting yoga asana with postural adjustment techniques is distinctive and scientific, with many yoga teachers and therapists using this technique to help the student learn to use their body in a more balanced way, in not only their own yoga practice, but daily life as well.
Some common symptoms which our multi-style course aims to address and heal include:
Hip, pelvic and lower/middle back pain
Abdominal, chest wall and rib cage misalignments
Headaches, knee injuries and cervical pain
Stress related problems such as insomnia, anxiety, digestive and respiratory problems
To bring strength and flexibility to the whole body and lubricate the joints
To understand the mind and come out from its negative patterns
Shortness of breath and lack of stamina
We are offering a completely different approach in this Yoga Teacher Training, the approach being the Breath. Your breath will guide you towards correct alignment of the Body and Mind. We will understand the importance of breathing with the diaphragm as well as explore the effects of misaligned breath. We will understand how the correct practice of Asana and Pranayama then leads to a meditative state (Dhyana), a state of the no-mind. It is these moments of no-mind which will then guide you deeper into the true presence of your own being. The diaphragm is a muscle in the abdominal cavity that contracts during inhalation. With incorrect and imbalanced posture, the rib cage and spine are in a position which reduces or refuses the expansion of the diaphragm as well as not allowing the correct muscles to work. With incorrect posture, the chest will collapse, resulting in a shallow and short breath. This will lead to other muscles being overused and strained, known as muscle imbalance. According to Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras, an undeveloped and poor breathing pattern is one of the main reasons for many psychological problems.
We will guide you to enter into the posture with awareness of breath in such a meditative way that your yoga practice and teaching will lead you towards the oneness of Body and Mind. Together we will find and explore the real message of Patanjali "Yogasch Chiita Vritti nirodha” - Yoga Means Cessation Of Mind.
The overall benefits of our 200-hours teacher training program are:
• Deepen your personal growth, practice and understanding of yoga. • Intelligently plan a traditional and professional class. • Apply yoga philosophy into daily life to lead you towards a wonderful and meaningful life. • Certification to register with Yoga Alliance at the 200 hours level (RYT-200) • Acquire the confidence and tools to give a professional yoga class. • Experience new levels of self-development and self-awareness • Gain greater knowledge of self- healing and the ability to help heal others • Freedom from Dis-Ease.
If you are looking for a little extra something in your life, looking to develop your own practice, or even begin your Yoga Practice, come and enjoy our 3 month course full of learning, laughter, meditation and philosophy. All are steps leading towards blissfulness, Samadhi, the main message of this training.
The training will be lead by Deep Kumar and Deanna Foster, who have worked together on 200 hour teacher trainings in India and Czech Republic for the last 12 months.
Deep Kumar Deep is an an experienced yoga teacher trainer, registered with Yoga Alliance, USA, as E-RYT-500, and is also registered with Kaivalyadhama Yoga Institute in India. In his prolific career as a yoga teacher, he has taught yoga in many countries including India, Malaysia, Australia, Czech Republic, Thailand, Singapore, Egypt and The Netherlands.
Deep also conducts Corporate Yoga Training workshops, in which he teaches the art of healing different body systems. He specializes in mind-body techniques and help students gain relief from the impacts of stress and anxiety on the mind and body.
Deep began his yoga journey in 1994 at Tapovan Dhyan Dham Vidyapeeth, a classical yoga ashram located at the foothills of the Himalayas. After learning yoga with its core traditional values, Deep pursued advanced yoga teacher training course at the world renowned Kaivalyadhama Yoga Institute where he trained extensively in various styles of yoga including Iyengar, Ashtanga, Hatha and Yin yoga as well as Meditation, and Pranayama. His love for Patanjali's Yoga Sutras has enabled him to portray these ancient rules of practicing yoga to modern society in a contemporary way. This, combined with his understanding of anatomy, physiology, and psychology help students in going deeper into yoga practice by adapting a balance d mix of traditional and modern approach. Deep firmly believes that Yoga is a combination of science and art that guides us towards the right way of living.
Deanna is an RYT-200 registered yoga teacher trainer, with over 1000 hours of teacher training experience. She trained under Deep in Rishikesh/India, and since then has worked as a teacher trainer with Deep on several courses in Dharamsala/India. During these Teacher Training courses, Deanna helped new and experienced yoga students to further their practice with the influence of postural and yoga therapy. Alongside this, she guided each student individually to become great yoga students and teachers with daily practice sessions, revision, assessments and feedback. She has been trained in several styles of yoga and has extensive experience leading and teaching meditation and yogic breathing techniques (pranayama). The Czech Republic gave her the opportunity to teach yoga courses to physiotherapists, yoga teachers, 50 hour yin yoga courses, as well as meditation and pranayama courses. Deanna has also enjoyed working privately with many students, designing and planning yoga journeys to fit their desires and needs and she teaches regular classes locally, including at Leeds Beckett University. She is in her element when sharing her love and knowledge of yoga, especially in the areas of posture and alignment. Check out her social media links below:
Course Dates and Times The course runs over 12 consecutive weekends in February, March and April. Saturday sessions run from 8am-7pm, and Sunday sessions run from 7am-4:30pm (both with 2 hours of breaks):
February 10/11 February 17/18 February 24/25 March 3/4 March 10/11 March 17/18 March 24/25 March 31/April 1 April 7/8 April 14/15 April 21/22 April 28/29
Cost: £2,400 to be paid in advance, or by 3 monthly installments of £800, to be paid before certification. The price is fully inclusive, of 200 hours of contact hours during the 12 weeks, certification to register with Yoga Alliance, and a complimentary brand new Liforme yoga mat in a choice of colours (retailing at £100) to use during the course and to keep thereafter. There are no hidden extras ! Discount available to full-time students. We accept major credit cards, bank transfer or PayPal payments.