Teacher Training and Continuing Professional Development
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The next Ashtanga Yoga Glastonbury Teacher Training 200 hour Diploma course accredited by Yoga Alliance Professionals will begin in July 2021. All dates below. Do email to register your interest and request more information about booking.

The teacher training course will qualify the trainees to teach yoga on completion and will be spread over one year, consisting of a six day induction followed by eight weekend modules.
We are so looking forward to delivering this training. Over the past year it has become apparent how valuable all aspects of yoga can be in helping us to deal with all that life throws our way. The more people who can get out there and spread their love of yoga the better! 

The main teacher trainer will be Jane Piddington.
Brian Cooper will teach an adjustment weekend in October and Christoph Seiland will teach a weekend of anatomy and biomechnics in March 2022. These will be open to past graduates.

All training dates will be held in Ashtanga Yoga Glastonbury's home venue - a light and airy hall in the heart of Glastonbury town yet containing the peace of the countryside.

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This teacher training course will provide the trainee with the knowledge and skills required to teach yoga safely and with confidence
The training will be based around Primary Series Ashtanga Yoga and will encourage students to find their own style and way of teaching.
It is spread over a year to encourage trainees to grow in their own practice and understanding of yoga, while developing their teaching technique and individual style,
By the end of the course trainees will qualify as safe, creative yoga instructors ready to impart the valuable teachings of yoga to others.


Teaching and practice of Ashtanga Vinyasa yoga to its full potential with correct use of breath, energetic locks and sequence

Adjustment technique, practice and how to use it to deepen the practice of others and your own

Modifications and adaptations of postures to work with injury and different kinds of bodies

Anatomy, biomechanics, physiology and alignment of postures

Yoga history, philosophy and how it relates to modern day yoga and life in general

Teaching Mysore-style

Developing basic skills and understanding required for effective teaching. 
Eg listening, observation, communication skills

Principles of stretching—understanding different stretching and releasing techniques and working with practical application

Developing pranayama practice and learning to teach it to others

Developing a regular practice of Shatkarmas Eg. Nauli and jala neti

Reading yogic texts and discussion of their meanings

Yoga nidra benefits and practice

Lesson and course planning and delivery of sessions to class sizes from individuals to large groups

Business skills -Setting up and running classes including promotion through the web and other sources

Teaching yoga online


The applicant will already have a regular yoga practice (this does not need to be Ashtanga) and a passion to share their joy of yoga with others. They will have been practicing yoga regularly for a minimum of 2 years.
On returning the completed application form the applicant will be contacted within 10 days to arrange an interview (if necessary) by phone, Skype or in person. A deposit of £600 will be required on acceptance to secure your place.


The course will be comprised of 180 contact hours and at least 20 non–contact hours of homework, reading, research and teaching practice
There are a minumum of 10 places and maximum of 18
You will be required to attend all teaching days to qualify for the certificate, unless there is a good reason for absence. 
All tasks should be completed by the end of the course
Brian Cooper, head of Yoga Alliance Professionals, will teach an adjustment weekend.
Christoph Seiland will teach a weekend of anatomy, biomechanics and looking at yoga injuries and how to avoid them.



Sunday July 25th to 30th 2021 (inc.)
September 11/12th
Oct 23/24th Adjustment weekend with Brian Cooper,
Dec 4/5th 
January 15th/16th 2022,
Feb 26/27th
March 26/27th Anatomy and Biomechanics with Christoph Seiland

May 7/8th
June 11/12th

£2300 for the complete course

£600 deposit on acceptance of application
Followed by 1 instalment of £600 on or by July 18th 2021 and 2 instalments of £550 on or by Oct 18th and Feb 1st 2022

Payment either by cheque or bank transfer

To apply please email Jane at janepiddington@hotmail.com and request an application form 
For more details phone Jane on 07752 644415

The teachers
Jane Piddington will be the main teacher trainer. Jane is a Senior Yoga Teacher with Yoga Alliance Professionals. She has been teaching Ashtanga vinyasa yoga since 2000 and began her teacher training with Brian Cooper in 2002. Her development is ongoing with trips to top teachers around the world and throughout the UK, although her main teachers are Brian Cooper, Jai Prakasah and Lucy Crawford. She has been teacher training since 2015 and Ashtanga Yoga Glastonbury is a registered training school with Yoga Alliance Professionals.

Brian Cooper is the founder and director of Yoga Alliance Professionals which he set up to raise the standards of yoga teaching in this country and beyond. He has been practicing for over 40 years and teacher training for 20 and is the co-founder of the training body Yoga Alliance Professionals. He is the author of The Art of Adjusting - a must have book for any yoga teacher.

Christoph Seiland is a trained doctor as well as a long term yoga practitioner. He has been teaching anatomy and biomechanics on Ashtanga Yoga Manchester's teacher training and is a major asset to our training course.

Yoga Teachers Continuing Professional Development weekend

Ashtanga Yoga Glastonbury Teachers Professional Development Workshop
The next CPD weekend will be held some time in 2021

The weekend will be 8 contact hours and 2 hours non-contact and will count as CPD hours for Yoga Alliance Professionals.

Course content will include:
Adjustment refresher
Working with assisting in forward bends, backbends, arm balances and inversions. 
Understanding the postures - how to move into, progress and adapt for different bodies & injuries
Intelligent sequencing
Teaching pranayama
Posture clinic - going over alignment, technique, modifications, etc. 

This is a biennal course to offer an opportunity for qualified yoga teachers to return to the training school after gaining some experience of teaching to share, learn and reconnect with peers.
It can also give those who do not yet feel ready to use their qualification greater confidence to begin.

Email janepiddington@hotmail.com if you have any questions or would like to make a booking.

Testimonials from the teacher training course

"The teacher training course taught by Jane was amazing. My own practice developed as the course evolved and I absolutely love teaching. The course structure enabled me to weave elements that had been covered each weekend into my own classes, with confidence. Definitely one of the best decisions I have ever made".
Rachel Parker qualified Ashtanga Yoga Glastonbury teacher July 2017

"I feel motivated, excited and looking forward to teaching yoga. This course has given me a fabulous, secure foundation from which to grow as a yoga teacher"
Antonia Ryan qualified AYT teacher July 2017

"Our training school has met the stringent requirements set by Yoga Alliance Professionals, 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."