Yoga Teacher Training
Held at our Yoga Centre in Saltaire, West Yorkshire and online.
October 2021 – May 2022
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.
- Tuition – see course dates here.
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.
- 121 Coaching Session
Midway Review & growth coaching session with Heather.
- Group 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.
- 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 £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’ 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.
Homework Assignments throughout the course & Final Practical Assessment.
- Community Class
The opportunity to teach HY students at one of our Community Classes.
- Community Group Access
Access to a Private Facebook Community Group for the course.
(Excludes travel, accommodation, food & drinks – see our Course Policy for more details
About The Main Trainer
Founder & Director at Heather Yoga. Senior Yoga Teacher.
Sharing the practice of yoga.
Heather is a Registered Senior Yoga Teacher with over 4000 hours of training & teaching, and the Founder & Director of Heather Yoga – a Yoga school & wellness centre based in Saltaire, West Yorkshire. She is also a certified Transformational Life Coach.
Heather has been teaching for nearly 11 Years in UK & India, including being an educator for trainee teachers, and now leads her own yoga teacher training and teacher mentorship programmes. Her ongoing 17-year practice of Yoga has become an integral part of her life, and she is dedicated to this path – enjoying the exploration of body & mind wellness and heart-centered living through the powerful practices on & off the Yoga mat, and sharing her wealth of knowledge & wisdom with others to support them on their journey.
Heather has practiced & studied with many teachers including her main teachers Jason Crandell who she has studied intensively with and assisted him on his UK offerings since 2014, and Kia Miller who she is currently studying with for another 300 hours certification.
Heather teaches dynamic Alignment based Vinyasa & Hatha styles, along with Yoga For Sports, Yin & Restorative drawing from her various influences from the different schools of yoga, the philosophical texts & the teachers she has practiced with. She also teaches specialist courses & workshops in Breathwork, Meditation, and Yogic lifestyle.
Her classes are accessible & authentic, mindful & meditative, supportive & nurturing, and inspiring with a focus on correct breathing and posture awareness. Read More.
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.
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 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.
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.
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 if you’d like to be in the seat of the teacher after completion but there are hugely 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.
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 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.
What Our Trainees Are Saying
“Four months into the course and it is everything and more that I had imagined!”
“The first time I stopped into the shala at Heather Yoga I knew it was where I wanted to train to become a yoga teacher. A few months later I was enrolled on what was to become an exciting journey of growth as I started on my yoga teacher training course with Heather!
Anatomy classes, yoga philosophy, asana practice, teaching methodology classes and teaching practice have formed the basis of our intensive weekend trainings. From the first weekend a strong community has grown between the trainees and the buddy system is fantastic, ensuring that you get to know your peers as well as having someone on hand as your cheerleader and to help you along the way.
Personally, there have been many changes and realisations since the first day of the course….The monthly reflections and journaling practice really allow you to get clear on your values and overcoming the initial lack of self confidence has been an important step. My asana self practice has become more embedded into my daily routine and alongside meditation and journaling, I have been able to put into practice off the mat some of the concepts taught by our yoga philosophy teacher, all the way from India. And the insights provided by having different teachers from all over the world is a great opportunity to delve deeper into yoga nidra, restorative yoga as well as vinyasa flow taught by Heather.
I’ve now started to teach others and although it’s nerve-wracking beforehand, the feeling I get while teaching reminds me that this is the right path for me.”
“I had my doubts …. am I flexible enough? Am I too old to learn new skills??”
“I’m so pleased I took the plunge into this life transforming journey, with the support of Heather and my fellow yogis (buddy’s).
I’m starting to grow in confidence and taking better care of myself physically and mentally and all those doubts I once had have slipped away. Each training weekend is varied with some great guest teachers covering different aspects of yoga, I like it that Heather doesn’t take herself too seriously and her sessions are fun and very interactive.
I absolutely love Heather’s Anatomy sessions, she is so passionate and knowledgeable that you will also be hooked on Anatomy in no time!
Definitely, the best thing I’ve done for myself in a very long time and hopefully I will be able to help others fall in love with yoga in the future.”
“Absolutely love the course!”
“It’s very in-depth and holistic. Our Philosophy lectures are brilliant, enlightening and very relevant in our lives today… Anatomy & physiology are well covered and offer good building blocks for future learning. I feel very supported by peers and teachers I have met. I had only been practicing yoga for a relatively short time ( just over 3 years). However due to taking early retirement I was able to attend 3 classes a week often more. I felt I wanted to progress to the next level and delve deeper into yoga, its philosophy and it’s history as well as the spiritual and subtle science. This lead me to teacher training.
The course has equipped me so far with the tools to inquire and also appreciate my limitations…One of my main initial struggles was a severely injured shoulder, which hugely benefited from yoga exercise….Through learning and adaption I now realise this ‘disability’ won’t hinder my abilities to teach and guide others. I realise now that rather than us adapting ourself to our Yoga practice, we adapt yoga to us.”
“You owe it to yourself and those around you”
“I was initially nervous about signing up to do Yoga Teacher Training. How could I consider even doing this. I was relatively new to Yoga. I was not a ‘teacher’.
One call with Heather and my nervousness had disappeared. I listened to Heather’s story about how she became a Yoga Teacher, we talked about what I had already learned from Yoga and the positive changes that it had already brought to my life.
Yoga Teacher Training would be like this, only more so.
And that is exactly what it has been.
I have learned so much from Heather and the incredible guest teachers.
The fun, camaraderie, and support, that I share with my fellow students on this course is wonderful.
The training is insightful, informative, logical, well structured, involving, and above all fun. How could it be anything else when one of Heather’s go-to instructions is “be playful”.
If you are even partially considering doing this course, you need to explore that opportunity and I would urge you to do this. You owe it to yourself and those around you.”
“The Heather Yoga Teacher Training Course is phenomenal!”
“Whether you want to become a teacher or not, this course provides an excellent opportunity to gain a greater knowledge & understanding of yoga in its entirety to deepen & progress your personal practice. Joining this training programme is one of the most positive & transformative decisions I have made.
It has really helped me to move forward in my yoga practice having felt “stuck” & stagnant prior to starting. As much as this has happened around the asana practice, it has also happened in relation to other aspects of yoga.
The philosophy is providing invaluable guidance on how to live my life, how to be as a person & in the world. Through breathwork, meditation & journaling I am developing a better understanding of myself & establishing effective daily practices & strategies to deal with the challenges of daily living.
Heather is an incredible, genuine & authentic course leader, embodying her yoga practice & leading by example. She is approachable, supportive & encouraging. Her knowledge is considerable & she shares this generously. Heather teaches with incredible skill, making all aspects interesting, relevant & enjoyable.
The three-day training weekends are full on but fly in because of the passion & enthusiasm of Heather & the other teachers on the course.
The course is meticulously planned, thoughtfully & logically structured & delivered to a high standard by Heather & all the teachers.
There is a real focus on providing a sound anatomical understanding to inform intelligent, safe sequencing & teaching. Heather’s passion for anatomy, using this to inform asana practice & to facilitate development as a competent yoga teacher is something that I feel sets her apart from other teachers & other teacher training programmes.
The environment is extremely inclusive, supportive & encouraging. Being paired up with a different student each month provides a great opportunity to get to know your fellow trainees, share experiences, be accountable & lean into each other for support.
The course is challenging & hard work but transformational on so many levels & well worth the effort required.
Overall, from my personal experience to date of the Heather Yoga Teacher Training Course, I cannot recommend this course highly enough. Sign up now, you will not regret taking this important first step on your Heather Yoga Teacher Training journey!”
Meet Our Trainees
Typical Full Day Schedule
|9:30 – 10am||DAILY OVERVIEW & MEDITATION|
|10 – 12noon||FUNCTIONAL ANATOMY /PHILOSOPHY|
|12noon – 1:30pm||ASANA PRACTICE|
|1:30 – 2:30pm||LUNCH – (STUDIO DANDELION CAFÉ OPEN ALL DAY OR FEEL FREE TO BRING OWN LUNCH)|
|2:30 – 4:30pm||TEACHING 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.
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