200 Hours
Foundational Yoga Teacher Training

Held at our Yoga Centre in Saltaire, West Yorkshire & Online.

May – October 2024

Step into this transformative experience to enliven, level up & deepen your yoga practice, embody this ancient holistic modality in your everyday life, get aligned with your purpose & uncover the teacher within, and establish a solid foundation as a skilful & safe yoga educator & leader.

Join lead trainer Heather and guest teachers Laura Burkhart, Sudhir Rishi, Sarah Williams, Lucy B and Lauren Robson on a 6-month training journey to amplify your practice and become a qualified Yoga Teacher.  The training course is fully accredited by Yoga Alliance US, and Yoga Alliance Professionals UK who also provide teaching insurance once you have completed your training.  The basis of our training program focuses on how to teach Vinyasa with a special emphasis on mindful movement and intelligent sequencing, whilst exploring some other styles for further exploration once you are teaching.


What’s Included

  • Tuition – see course dates here.
    with Senior Yoga Teacher, Heather Gregg & Guest Teachers  Laura Burkhart, Sudhir Rishi, Sarah Williams, and Lauren Robson – see full course syllabus here.
  • Course Manual
    Extensive course manual printed and electronic versions. 
  • 121 Coaching Calls
    2 x private ‘Review & Growth’ coaching calls with Heather sessions midway through and as we reach the end and complete our journey together.
  • Access To Content Library
    All sessions are recorded and available via the online course portal for the duration of the training and six months after graduating. (Excludes Sudhir’s Philosophy sessions which are available on a separate platform)
  • Group Mentoring & Support Calls
    Scheduled live calls with Heather via Zoom to ensure regular group contact between training weekends and allow opportunities for students to share and discuss any issues or queries relating to their practice or ongoing development.
  • Accountability Buddy System
    Each month you will be paired with a new buddy for support, guidance, and connection as you go on this journey of growth and transformation together.
  • Heather Yoga Classes & Workshops Special Discount
    A special unlimited class pass for £45 per month or 8 months Unlimited classes pass for the duration of the course at £330.  Plus 15% discount off selected workshops, guest teacher workshops & immersions for the full duration of the training.
  • Heather Yoga Practice Diary & Yoga Top
    Limited Edition HY personal practice journal and our ‘Choose Yoga’ t-shirt.
  • Yoga Alliance Professionals Membership & Insurance.
    Trainee membership & insurance with Yoga Alliance Professionals which covers you for the duration of this training, and up to 2 teaching hours per week.
  • Assignments
    Homework Assignments throughout the course & Final Practical Assessment.
  • Certificate & Qualification
    Fully accredited by Yoga Alliance US and Yoga Alliance UK Professional for teaching globally.
  • Community Group Access
    Access to a Private Facebook Community Group for the course.

About The Main Trainer

Founder & Director at Heather Yoga School. 

Senior Yoga Teacher,  Mentor & Transformational Life Coach.

Sharing the practice of Yoga For Over 12 Years 

Heather set up her business in 2014 – a physical & online yoga studio and wellness centre based in Saltaire, West Yorkshire.

She has taught for almost 13 Years in the UK & India as a dedicated yoga educator, teacher trainer and mentor – and in that time (including throughout the COVID-19 pandemic) has built & scaled her successful yoga studio and business, and grown a loyal community – with a multitude of offerings including daily classes, workshops, retreats, and 1:1 and group coaching. She also leads her own yoga teacher training, and mentorship programmes where she supports yoga teachers with building & scaling their business and developing their teaching.

Heather loves the life she has created which includes spending part of the Year in South Goa where she successfully runs her business and all her offerings. This has always been part of her vision!.

Her ongoing 19-year practice of Yoga & Self Development has become an integral part of her life – dedicated to the exploration of body & mind wellness and heart-centered living through the powerful practices on & off the Yoga mat with her teachers, coaches and mentors. She is committed to sharing her wealth of knowledge, wisdom & experience with other students, teachers & wellness practitioners to support them on their journey of evolution & growth.

Heather has trained with various teachers including her main teacher Jason Crandell whom she has studied intensively with and assisted him on his UK offerings since 2014, and has been studying under Kia Miller & her Radiant Body School completing another 300 hours certification in Yoga Philosophy, Pranayama, Kriya, Meditation, Mantra & Self Mastery. Read More.

Guest Teachers

Suhir Rishi

Philosophy

Sudhir Rishi has been involved in the fields of yoga, meditation, philosophy and Ayurveda for the last 27 years. He lived as a monk for eight years, dedicating himself to intense meditation practices. He has taught thousands of students in yoga teacher training programs, meditation courses and silent retreats over the last seven years in Goa, India. He also travels to different countries in Europe and Asia conducting workshops and yoga retreats.
Born into a traditional Hindu family, he studied Mechanical Engineering, achieved a Master of Technology award in Quality and Reliability and worked as a Total Quality Manager in a leading automobile company in India. However, all through his career he was deeply thinking and observing life. At age 28, sudden death of his mother and inspired by Buddha and other spiritual masters, he left his highly paid job, and joined the Ramakrishna Mission as a Brahmachari (celibate monk). His quest took him to the Himalayas. Later, he joined the Swami Dayananda Ashram, in Rishikesh and studied Sanskrit, Vedic Chanting and Commentaries on scriptures of Advaita vedanta. He learnt yoga from the Balananda Brahmachari tradition and Bihar School of Yoga and did his yoga teacher training in Ashtanga Yoga in Mysore.
Read Sudhir’s full profile here.

Laura Burkhart

Injury Management & Prevention

Laura is an E-RYT 500 International teacher and featured online yoga teacher for Om Stars, Grokker, Yoga Vibes and My Yoga Work. She is a two-time cover model for Yoga Journal Italy and Singapore, May 2019 Cover model for Om Yoga and Lifestyle Magazine, and is regular contributor for Yoga Journal USA and Om Yoga and Lifestyle Magazine. Laura sought out yoga to help combat serious health problems her body was experiencing as a result of a decade of major stress and insomnia. She gravitated toward yoga because it reminded her of the similar meditative movement she found when she use to dance. The healing, grounding benefits she received from yoga was so profound that she decided to change the course of her work life to help others find the same relief and peace she had found through a fluid, meditative vinyasa practice. Read Laura’s full profile here.

Sarah Williams

Restorative and Yoga Nidra

Sarah’s teaching focuses on inquiry based movement that is practical and accessible.  Bringing together traditional teachings in a modern context her classes provide a platform for students to get to know themselves rather than perform.
Sarah is inspired by teaching beginners and supporting the next generation of yoga teachers. She teaches regular classes, workshops, teacher trainings, advanced teacher trainings and mentoring workshops in Brighton, Hove, and London. In addition to her teaching schedule, she works as a visiting teacher throughout the UK.  She has taught high profile corporate groups including Opera Houses and creative business agencies.

Read Sarah’s full profile here.

Lucy Bishop

Size Inclusive Teaching

Lucy is an inclusive yoga teacher and teacher trainer who’s been teaching yoga since 2015. She loves working with students of all shapes and sizes, ages and abilities. Being a teacher in a larger body she has experienced first hand just how intimidating and exclusive yoga spaces can be, which is why her work focuses on creating inclusive spaces and teaching teachers to hold inclusive spaces.
Lucy has taught on teacher training internationally, hosts inclusive retreats and teaches online and around London.
Lucy will be leading a module on Size Inclusivity, which examines weight stigma, diet culture and how these things impact our teaching and our practice.

Read more about Lucy B here

Lauren Robson

Supporting Pregnant Yoga Students

I love to teach community yoga, pregnancy yoga, deep relaxation & Slow Flow Vinyasa. I have completed additional accredited training in pregnancy & postnatal and Restorative yoga at Triyoga London. I am grateful to many yoga teachers including Sally Parkes and Vigyana.
I initially trained in contemporary dance and worked in dance for many years, followed by a career in mental health services. My approach as a yoga teacher is friendly and down to earth. When you come to my yoga class I’d like you to feel respected, clear headed and generally better physically & mentally afterwards.
When I’m not yoga-ing and I am looking after my two young children.

Read Lauren’s full profile here.

Lauren will share with you how to support Pregnant Yoga students in your classes – Listen to her sharing about it here.

More Guest Teacher videos coming soon.

Keep an eye on our Instagram for dates when you can watch them live.

Or view past videos here.

Modules

  • Function & Form: Applicable Functional Anatomy

    Become a safe, skilful, intelligent yoga practitioner and teacher through applicable up to date relevant functional anatomy that is engaging, practical and fun!  Understand the modern age human body in the asana practice and how to balance stability, stretch, and strength.

  • Explore & Develop: Asana

    Fundamental to learning and teaching yoga is embodying the practice and knowing ‘Why’ you’re doing ‘What’ you do through developing & deepening your personal Asana & Meditation practice, attending public classes & workshops, peer sessions, class observations, self-study and daily reflection work. You’ll predominantly explore the Principles of Vinyasa & Hatha- including pace & breath, alignment, functional movement, modifications for different bodies,  the common dominators within pose groups, and how to approach and break down poses –  as a structure for methodical, creative & well-balanced sequencing to confidently educate, progress and empower your students and their practice from a place of personal experience & integrity. We will also address incorporating Restorative Yoga in your classes, and how to support pregnant students.

  • Grow & Guide: Teaching Methodology & The Art of Teaching

    Find your own purpose, voice & style, and develop the essential teaching skills to create and deliver well-balanced, inspiring & safe in-person and face-to-face classes for mixed level, beginners, and one-to-one settings. Learn about class planning, structured sequencing, injury management & prevention, practicing effective demonstrations, reading bodies, verbalisation & articulation, hands on assists, and using Sanskrit. It also includes how to support pregnant yoga students in your classes and how to make your teaching size inclusive.

  • Connection & Community: Business Of Yoga

    As a teacher, you will be the ambassador of your own business. We’ll cover some key fundamental admin and marketing including; setting yourself up as a teacher, approaching studios and gyms, running your own sessions face to face and online, handling customer service, holding space for others, and how to make yourself visible through authentic communication on social media and other marketing platforms.

  • You Are A Teacher: Practicum & Assessment

    Teaching begins on day one of training and is pivotal to every aspect of learning at the school. You may be unsure if you’d like to be in the seat of the teacher after completion but there are hugely valuable skills to be gained from leading a group.  Includes peer and small group teaching practice in person and online, opportunities to assist and teach Community Yoga at Heather Yoga,  and concluding with a group class assessment.

  • Purpose & Align: Self Development

    Connect to your purpose, and clarify your ‘Why’ through self-reflection practice and reading to amplify and light up your teaching and inspire others.

  • Origins & Insight: Philosophy

    Delve into the roots of the practice, gain insight into yourself and live your Yoga through applying the philosophical teachings to daily life & teaching for depth, authenticity, and richness, and living a balanced life.  You’ll explore the History of lineages, the ancient texts, styles of yoga, developments of the asana practice, and other modern contemplative practices.

  • Method & Momentum: Assignments & Reading

    Regular homework assignments to digest and integrate information – will include designing class sequences, a 6-week beginner’s course, and a month-long curriculum.

  • Mentor & Support: Mentorship

    Stay in your flow with group coaching calls via Zoom to keep in contact with Heather & your peers between training weekends to allow for questions, sharing what has come up,  troubleshoots challenges and celebrate with your wins, and keep the momentum going between the group. You’ll also be paired with a new buddy once a month for leaning into and teaching practice.

Listen to our graduates talk about their experience

Typical Full Day Schedule

9:30 – 10amDAILY OVERVIEW & MEDITATION
10 – 12noonFUNCTIONAL ANATOMY /PHILOSOPHY
12noon – 1:30pm ASANA PRACTICE
1:30 – 2:30pmLUNCH – (STUDIO DANDELION CAFÉ OPEN ALL DAY OR FEEL FREE TO BRING OWN LUNCH)
2:30 – 4:30pmTEACHING LAB: SEQUENCING, CUEING, ADJUSTING, PROFESSIONAL/ BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT
4:30 – 5:30pm GROUP TEACHING & DISCUSSION

Typical Half Day Schedule 

Half days will be 9:30am – 1:30pm – trainees will given the timetable before the course commences.

For a full list of dates please see here.

Investment

Lets meet and chat… Book a call with Heather. 

This discovery session will be super informal and informative and help you get clear in your heart and mind if this is the path for you, your yoga practice and your life.

Location

Holding Space, John Street, Saltaire, Shipley, BD18 3HU

A dedicated centre for yoga, vegan food, and holistic health alongside a multi-use events space for local community groups and businesses.