Foundation Yoga Teacher Training: 200 Hours
Saltaire, Bradford, West Yorkshire
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Step into this transformative experience to enliven, level up & deepen your yoga practice, 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 guests on a 8-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.
with Senior Yoga Teacher, Heather Gregg & Guest Teachers
- Course Manual
Extensive course manual, practice sequences and audio downloads, limited edition HY personal practice diaries. Final Assessment & Certificate.
- Support Calls
Scheduled video 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.
- Heather Yoga Classes & Workshops Special Discount
A special unlimited class pass for £40 per month or 8 months Unlimited classes pass for the duration of the course at £280. 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’ tank top.
- 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.
Homework Assignments throughout the course & Final Practical Assessment
- Community Class
Opportunity to teach HY students every month at the Community Classes.
(Excludes travel, accommodation, food & drinks – see our T&C’s.)
New Dates Coming Soon!
About The Main Trainer
Heather Gregg is a Senior Teacher who has been teaching yoga for the past 10 years in both the UK & India and during this time has developed extensive experience mentoring and educating trainee teachers. She was able to realise her ambition to open a dedicated yoga centre by starting the Heather Yoga School in Saltaire in 2018 and since then has managed to successfully build and nurture a loyal and supportive yoga community through her business.
Heather is dedicated to passing on her wealth of knowledge and experience to our trainees, supporting & empowering them with their purpose & journey throughout our comprehensive teacher training course, to enable them to step into their yoga teaching career with Confidence, Passion & Authenticity.
Sudhir Rishi has been involved in the fields of yoga, meditation, philosophy and Ayurveda for the last 24 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 five 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. He also learnt and practiced TM of Maharshi Mahesh Yogi, Vipassana, Osho’s techniques and J Krishnamurthy’s teachings. During the last 16 years he has made his home near Sri Ramana Maharshi Ashram, in South India, combining his time in the Ashram with the teaching at a Yoga School. Read Sudhir’s full profile here.
Adam Hocke is a teacher, writer, and mentor empowering his students’ yoga practice and self-care. Through a unique blend of vinyasa flow and restorative yoga, he offers anatomically precise, strong, and accessible classes to physically awaken and renew the body and mind. Adam’s award-winning blog and Yoga with Adam podcast act as a global practice resource center for yogis from over 135 countries and all 50 U.S. states. In London, his beginner courses, weekly classes, and workshops have begun and supported the yoga journeys of thousands of students. Corporate clients have included top banks, creative agencies, law firms, and high-profile technology companies. Adam leads teacher trainings, intensives, and conference sessions developing and inspiring the next generation of yoga practitioners and educators. Read Adam’s full profile here.
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’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.
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.
Grow & Guide: Teaching Methodology & The Art of Teaching
Find your purpose, voice and style and develop the essential teaching skills to create and deliver well balanced & safe classes for mixed level, beginners, and one-to-one settings. Learn about class planning, sequencing, injury prevention, practising effective demonstrations, reading bodies, verbalisation & articulation and using Sanskrit.
Explore & Develop: Asana
Fundamental to learning and teaching yoga is embodying the practice and knowing ‘Why’ you’re doing ‘What’ you do. Through group & personal practice and self study you’ll explore the Principles of Vinyasa including pace & breath, and also address Meditation, Pranayama, Restorative, Yin, Hatha with alignment, functional movement, modifications, how to approach and break down poses for methodical creative & well balanced sequencing to educate, progress and empower your students and their practice.
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.
Connection & Community: Business Of Yoga
As a teacher you will be the ambassador of your own business. We’ll cover some essential admin and marketing including; setting yourself up as a teacher, approaching studios and gyms, running corporate sessions, handling customer service, holding space for others, and how to get yourself out into the world with truth, honesty and willingness to serve 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 of you’d like to be in the seat of the teacher after completion but there are huge valuable skills to gained from leading a group. Includes peer and small group teaching practice including Asana/ Pranayama/ Meditation/ Restorative, the opportunity to teach Community Yoga public classes at Heather Yoga, and concluding with a group class assessment.
Method & Momentum: Assignments & Reading
Regular homework assignments to digest and integrate information – will include designing class sequences, 6-week beginner’s course and a month long curriculum of sequences.
Mentor & Support: Mentorship
Stay in your flow with group calls via Zoom to keep in contact between training weekends to allow for students to ask questions, share uniting that has come up, and keep the momentum going between the group.
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.