“Outweighing all the other benefits, including the newly acquired teaching skills of this 500-hour yoga teacher training course, will be your personal practice. It evolve through developing and integrating a subtler approach to bandhas. We will research and integrate into our practice: Nabhi bandha, Swadhi bandha and Hri bandha, this will transform your personal practice and therefore your teaching.

Your 500 hour teacher training course consists of 300 hours which are add to your existing 200 hours. The hours structured between a mixture of weekend modules, plus a choice of:

  • a five day intensive training at Southend or
  • a seven day residential stay at our centre in Bulgaria.

Anatomy
Our knowledge or Anatomy becomes more refined. We learn about the connective tissue facia, and how it may affect our practice in a profound way. Our expertise in anatomy becomes more precise and focused, targeting areas such as the shoulder girdle, knee structure and hips, and we learn how to use this new knowledge as a teacher.

Bandhas

Your practice will evolve through developing and integrating a subtler approach to bandhas. We will research and integrate bandhas into our practice including: Nabhi bandha, Swadhi bandha and Hri bandha, this will transform your personal practice and therefore your teaching.

This will require you to understand how to completely re-invent your practice from samashiti to savasana. You will learn how to strip down your practice and re-build it through new eyes, seeing now what was always there but never before understood. Not until you have actually and personally experienced this transformation, can you possibly hope to pass it on, you will transform others through your own transformation.

We will begin to introduce the subtler bandhas outlined through instruction and exercises, this will take time and practice but will be a key ingredient in re-inventing your practice and therefore yourself.  We begin integrating these new elements into our practice with samashithi, and how, through re-experiencing this most basic posture to sow the seeds of our new practice.


Alignment

Once we have redefined our beginnings we move on to the standing postures. One of the main focuses of the 500-hour teacher training course will be applying and practicing through a deeper understanding of alignment. On the 200-hour teacher training course we learnt the art of alignment, on the 500-hour yoga teacher training course we take it to the next level.

The Subtle Body

Once you have made a connection with your subtle body you will experience “the matrix”. No one can be told what the matrix is, you have to see it for yourself. Experiencing the subtle body is transformational, and once you have experienced this transformation you will be able to teach it and pass it on. We learn how to integrate our new understanding of the subtle body by teaching Kriya yoga, pranayama classes and to lead our own workshops and classes on asana and philosophy.

Philosophy & Literature

Along with developing our new practice comes a deeper insight into the philosophy of yoga. We begin a more profound exploration of the Yoga Sutras and The Bhagavad Gita, through self-study, guided readings and discussions.  In these discussion groups we have the opportunity to explore and theorise.
Our range of teaching becomes broader and more mature. An important aspect of the 500 hour course is self research, you will be given a list of research subjects, such as the yoga sutras in depth, and be expected to present a workshop to your peers.

500 Hour Programme

500 Hour Programme

Below is an example timetable for a 500 Hour Teacher Training weekend.

500 Hour Calendar

500 Hour Calendar

Below are the current dates for the 500 hour teacher training programme.

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