email to request an application form.
Register your interest early. Limited to 12 people.
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. Since the beginning of the pandemic 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 biomechanics in May 2025. These will be open to past graduates.
Venues are yet to be confirmed - all will either be in some of the beautiful spaces in Glastonbury town, or in peaceful villages no more than 10 or 15 minutes drive from Glastonbury. If coming from outside the area lifts can be arranged if you do not have your own transport.
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
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
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.)
Oct 19/20th Adjustment weekend with Brian Cooper
January 4/5th 2025,
May 17/18th Anatomy and Biomechanics with Christoph Seiland
£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 firstname.lastname@example.org and request an application form
For more details phone Jane on 07752 644415
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.
Teachers CPD Further Training Weekend
April 20/21st 2024
9am to 5pm, Keinton Mandeville village hall
During this weekend we will work with:
* Adjustment part 2 - Looking at postures from the latter part of Ashtanga primary series, inversions, Intermediate series postures and backbends. Verbal and hands-on adjustments, technique and alignment. Adapting postures to suit different bodies.
* 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 how to create a constructive sequence.
* 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.
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 weekend will involve practice, observation, group work and teaching, and some optional coursework.
Cost £200, or £180 if paid in full on or by Feb 20th. A deposit of £50 secures your place with the balance due on or by one month before the start date (unless you are paying the early bird - a deposit of £50 is still required to secure your space.
For inquiries and bookings email Jane email@example.com
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.
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."