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Ashtanga Yoga Glastonbury Teacher Training 200 hour Diploma course

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.
The main teacher trainer will be Jane Piddington.
Brian Cooper will teach an adjustment weekendand Christoph Seiland will teach 2 days of anatomy and biomechanics.


Magdalene Street, Glastonbury Somerset, GB BA6 9EJ

Type of Event

  • Teacher Training

Yoga Styles



Jul 26 to
Jun 13
2020 - 2021
09:00 amto17:00 pm

Begins with six day induction week with 8 weekends spread throughout the year. All training days 9am to 5pm.



Full Description

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 based 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
Teaching Mysore-style
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 £600 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 18
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 2 days of anatomy, biomechanics and looking at yoga injuries and how to avoid them.
To apply please email Jane at and request an application form
For more details phone Jane on 07752 644415