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Yoga Teacher training course -
The next Ashtanga Yoga Glastonbury Teacher Training 200 hour Diploma course accredited by Yoga Alliance Professionals will begin on July 28th 2024 with a 6 day induction week followed by 8 weekend modules.
email to request an application form.

Register your interest early. Limited to 12 people. 3 spaces remaining (May 2024)

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. In recent times it has become even more 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 biomechanics in May 2025. These will be open to past graduates.

Venues are will either be in the beautiful spaces in Glastonbury town, and occasionally in peaceful villages no more than 10 or 15 minutes drive from Glastonbury for an immersion feeling. 

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 structured 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

Why this course?
- Fully experienced trainers with decades of practice, teaching, and teacher training to offer.
- Small group so plenty of personal guidance - 12 people maximum. 
- One-to-one tutorial guidance with Jane twice during the year.
- Low cost, compared to many other courses.
- Spread over a year gives time to grow, learn and assimilate.
- Many satisfied graduates are successfully teaching.
- Option to spread the cost.
- Each module is videoed to go over later up to one year after the course has ended.
- An opportunity for individual study into an area of interest for a project. 


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 £650 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 14 
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 28th to Friday August 2nd 2024 (inc.)
September 7/8th
Oct 19/20th Adjustment weekend with Brian Cooper 
Nov 23/24th 
January 4/5th 2025,
Feb 22/23rd
March 29/30th 

May 17/18th Anatomy and Biomechanics with Christoph Seiland
June 14/15th

£2600 for the complete course

£650 deposit on acceptance of application
Followed by 1 instalment of £650 on or by July 28th 2024 and 2 instalments of £650 on or by Oct 1st and Feb 1st 2025.

Payment by bank transfer. If you are passionate about doing the training but are unable to afford the full fees please get in touch to discuss. 

To apply please email Jane at 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, Gregor Maehlie, 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, is currently working as a doctor in Austria, and is a major asset to our training course.

Continuing Professional Development for yoga teachers
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Teachers CPD Further Training Weekend
The date of the next CPD weekend has yet to be arranged. Details are for the last one held in April 2024, as an example.

Open to all teachers who have completed a certified 200 hour course, regardless of whether or not they are currently teaching. This is a weekend to connect with other yoga teachers, deepen skills, work hands on with each other, and gain greater confidence in being able to give your students the best experience in your classes.

During this weekend we will work with:

* Adjustments - Looking at postures from the latter part of Ashtanga primary series, inversions, some Intermediate series postures and backbends. Verbal and hands-on adjustments, technique and alignment. Adapting postures to suit different bodies. Working with injuries.

* Vinyasa krama - Intelligent sequencing with 1. a peak posture, 2. a theme. Most yoga classes are a form of vinyasa krama. In this session we will look at gaining confidence in creating intelligent and constructive sequences that work to access a specific posture, or a more general theme.

* Teaching clinic and discussion. A chance to speak about any concerns or teaching points, smooth running of classes, etc. with the group.

* Teaching pranayama - How to introduce people to pranayama within a yoga class, and to work with a regular practice to unlock the manifold proven benefits.

The content will be spread over both days. Each day will begin with a led practice. 

Your trainer will be Jane Piddington - senior yoga teacher and trainer pro, certified by Yoga Alliance Professionals. Jane has been teaching yoga since 2000 and teacher training since 2015. 

This further training course will involve practice, observation, group work and teaching, and some optional coursework. 
Cost £200. 

For inquiries and bookings email Jane

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, training assistant 2021/3

"Thank you for all your kindness and support and expert teaching. Without all of that, none of this would have been possible and even at the start of the course I could not really imagine myself actually teaching yoga.
It’s amazing!"
Sue Knight, qualified Ashtanga Yoga Glastonbury teacher 2023 - now teaching in Aller

"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."