Course Curriculum

Our programme is designed for students who may already be serious practitioners and now want to deepen their understanding of how to practice and teach safely, and with inspiration. Learn to implement a strong and intelligent Self-practice. It is through constant and persistent practice that the seed of teaching is sown. When the practice then blossoms the flower of knowledge is ready to be shared. The primal virtues of correct practice are the trinity of; Power (Prana) and it’s cultivation, the Wisdom (Buddhi) needed to maintain it and the Love (Atman) needed to understand it’s correct use.

A large portion of the training is devoted to practice teaching using Vinyasa Krama (intelligent sequencing) from the lineage of Krishnamacharya (Guru of renowned teachers like BKS Iyengar and Sri K Pattabhi Jois). This will prepare those ready to teach the correct approach to sequencing and presenting a safe, effective and challenging class.

Why, if yoga is a therapy, are more and more students sustaining injuries? Learn how to maintain a powerful dynamic practice while keeping it safe and effective. The course gives extensive instruction in the theory and practice of yogaasana, basic kriya, breath, the art of teaching, and a practical overview of yogic and ayurvedic philosophy. Students and yoga instructors alike will find this course effective and comprehensive in its presentation. This training is designed to serve as a catalyst for intense and rapid growth. When you begin to teach, or think like a teacher your understanding will invariably deepen. However only through correct and persistent practice may this process begin. You will be led through this process with inspiration and confidence. Please see our Testimonial page for comments from recent graduates.

Theory and practice of Teaching:

  • How to cultivate safety and intelligence as a teacher
  • How to teach a dynamic and inspiring class
  • How to be a facilitator of sacred space for transformation
  • Helping to turn confidence, clarity and innovation into tools for teaching
  • Inspiring and motivating trust and fearlessness in your students
  • How to teach all levels and all body types
  • Discerning the use of modifications and variations
  • Class types: teaching styles, level of difficulty, focus of the class
  • Use of voice, body language and touch
  • Principles of sequencing and creating routines
  • Choreography versus Clarity
  • How to market yourself as a teacher



Yoga Philosophy:

  • Introduction to Ayurveda – The Three Gunas, Tridoshas
  • Intro to Samkhya Philosophy – Prakriti and Purusha – The 24 Tattvas
  • Yoga of Patanjali – The Eight Limbs – and there practical application
  • Mitahara – applying the intake of pure foods to the yoga practice


Theory and practice of Asanas:

  • How to cultivate a balanced, effective and long lasting home practice step by step
  • Precise Universal actions and alignment in blueprint/key postures
  • Proper engagement of muscles and bones
  • Establishing lines of energy and point of balance – minimising risk and injury
  • Learning to see and understand bodies – learn to address under or over active areas of the body
  • Understanding the 3 stabilizing junctions of the body
  • Hands-on adjustments – The art of touch – When, How and Why
  • Cultivation of power (prana) through correct practice
  • Learn correct activities to ignite the Inner Fire (Jathara Agni) and balance the Five Winds (Pancha Vayu)
  • Finding the balance between Movement and Stillness
  • Prevention and treatment of injuries – the corrective use of postures
  • Purpose and use of props – When and How to use them effectively
  • Working with Breath and Bandha – Awakening the Inner Body
  • Functional Anatomy and Neurophysiology – Introduction to Somatic Movement Education


Theory and Practice of Pranayama:

Conscious breathing requires tremendous sensitivity in order to properly direct life energy (Prana). Prana makes all physical, mental and spiritual life possible. It is the subtle thread that connects us with universal consciousness. Pranayama is a way of using the breath to receive, generate, distribute, and store this vital energy. These breathing techniques promote energized relaxation, calming of the mind and preparation for meditation.

We will introduce some or all of the following methods:

  • Ujjayi
  • Viloma
  • Nadi suddhi



Reading list:

Recommended reading list:

1. The Heart of Yoga – TKV Desikachar
2. Light on Yoga – BKS Iyengar
3. Moving into Stillness – Erich Schiffman

4.The Upanishads -Eknath Easwaran
5. Autobiography of a Yogi – Paramahansa Yogananda
6. Health Healing and Beyond – TKV Desikachar

7.Chaya Yoga – Shandor Remete