British Wheel of  Yoga Level 4 Teacher Training courses

Yoga has truly changed my life for the better and I am confident that the Yoga you learn from me will have the same impact on your students.

You will see from my work that I am also an Ayurvedic practitioner and heavily inspired by the teachings of Swami Satyananda  (Bihar school of Yoga) so there will be a strong emphasis on Ayurvedic philosophy and tantric philosophy and practice.

You will also see however that I have a very broad experience of Yoga including Sivananda, Iyengar and am currently working with Gary Carter who teaches Scaravelli Yoga. Too many influences? I find greater clarity as I experience a broad range of  techniques not less.  I believe in the alignment and technical precision of Iyengar, the naturalness of Scaravelli, the subtle meditative approach of Satyananda and the individualised approach of Ayurveda. There is no conflict or confusion.

My aim is really however to help you develop your own relationship with Yoga that is authentic and impart that knowledge to your students.

If you are interested in Ayurveda and the classical approach to teaching Yoga that includes elements of all the major doctrines of Yoga including Hatha Yoga, Bhakti Yoga, Jnana Yoga, Mantra Yoga, Karma Yoga and Raja Yoga then I am the right person to train with.

The next Teacher Training Diploma course will start in  SEPT 2015. Please join my mailing list if you would like to be kept uptodate on this. If however, you prefer not do commit to doing such a demanding course but still want to start teaching, the BWY have now started to offer the Certificate in Teaching Yoga too. For more information on this, read on. 

If you are interested in doing a BWY teacher training course, it is best, though not always necessary, to have done a BWY Foundation course or something equivalent first. You will also be required to complete a Foundation course in Anatomy and Physiology before the start of the course.

This is my next course:


BWYQ Level 4 Certificate in Yoga Teaching (QCF) starting JULY 2018 in Oxted, Surrey

The Certificate in Yoga Teaching is a new qualification designed to meet the needs of aspiring Yoga teachers who need the basic skills to start running general classes for the public at large. You will learn all the essential skills like:

Course planning
Lesson planning
Posture profiling
Legal aspects
and the basic philosophy that underpins modern Yoga practice. It is a very practical course that will equip you with all the tools you need to confidently get out there and teach. The course will last around 12-15 months and will run on Saturdays and Sundays roughly every 2 weeks during term time from 10-5.30pm.

This course will be co- run with my esteemed colleague Cathy Mae. As we are both Ayurvedic practitioners, there will be a lot of emphasis on Ayurveda on this programme. For this reason, we are inviting students with a background in the basic principles of Ayurveda to join the programme. To gain a background, we are offering a 6 day Module immediately before the Teacher Training Programme from April- July 2018. You can find out about the 6 day programme by clicking here.

This qualification consists of 5 units:

Unit 1:Applied anatomy and physiology and the teaching of Asana

Unit 2:Yoga breathing practices and relaxation

Unit 3:Planning for teaching and the Responsibilities of a Yoga teacher

Unit 4:Planning and Delivering a Yoga Course

Unit 5:Teaching Asana: observation, adjustment and protection of vulnerable areas of the body.

In addition, students are expected to have an understanding of anatomy and physiology at Level 3 via the BWY Essentials of Anatomy and Physiology for Yoga Teachers online course or equivalent.

Ideally you will also have done a few years of Yoga and a BWY Foundation course or similar and be able to commit to hard work for the duration of the course!

The Introductory Day will be in March 2018  in Oxted. If you are interested in finding out more, please email me for a Student pack.

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