When is the Next Course?
Save the date! Our next 300+ Hour Yoga Teacher Training is due to start in March 2021 with a three day weekend. after which the course will continue to meet one weekend every month (including three Fridays), with a summer break in August.
2021 Our First Weekend:
Friday 5th to Sunday 7th March 2021 at our beautiful Yoga studio in Long Melford, Suffolk.
This first weekend is where we get to know each other, spend lots of time practicing yoga and meditation, and where we will give you an overview of all the elements of the course and topics that we cover. Its the perfect kick start for the rest of the course and a great time for you to sink into your practice and begin your journey into becoming a teacher. There will be yoga yoga yoga and more yoga!
At the Old School Studio, Long Melford
Fridays 9am-5pm / Saturdays 8am-5pm / Sundays 7am-4pm
(You are welcome to arrive anything from an hour before the start times to settle in, have a cuppa, chat to the tutors and students, or spend time on your mat in your own practice.
Please arrive no later than 15 mins before the start time).
March – 20th & 21st
April – 17th & 18th
May – 15th & 16th
June – 19th & 20th
July – 16th, 17th, & 18th
August – Summer Break
September – 11th & 12th
October – 9th & 10th
November – 13th & 14th
December – 10th, 11th, & 12th
January – 8th & 9th
February – 12th & 13th
March – 12th & 13th
April – 8th, 9th, & 10th.
How much is the course?
The full cost for our 300+ hour East of England Yoga School Teacher Training is £3000.
Course Fee: £3000.
Early Bird Price:* £2400 – This is a 20% discount, saving you a massive £600. *When Booked before January 1st 2021.
We also have 1 bursary space available per course, see below for details.
What you get:
The fee includes all tuition and mentoring with Brenda, Laurence and Ali, guest teachers and tutors, workshops and the course manual.
The course manual is a folder which you receive at the first weekend. The course material is printed out, so more time can be spent in practice and discussion, rather than writing. The folder enables you to add your own notes, and will be an invaluable reference throughout your teaching career.
Student insurance, while on the training, with Yoga Alliance Professionals, is included. The exciting thing about East of England Yoga School is that you start to teach quite soon on in the course, so by the time you are fully qualified you already have plenty of practical teaching experience.
At each weekend session, a lovely selection of herbal teas and seasonal fruit are provided, and you bring your own lunches (we just ask you to avoid garlic!). You are welcome to bring your own coffee, ‘normal’ tea and milk products if needed. There is a fridge and stove in the kitchen.
You will need:
- Your favourite yoga mat.
- A blanket – handy to kneel on, sit on and cover yourself with in relaxation.
- A pillow for the delicious relaxations.
- Any other props that you like to use (straps / blocks etc.).
- Stationary – we provide a note pad, but bring your pens/pencils/highlighters etc.
There are no required text books, as you will possibly already have a bit of a library of yoga books, or you will slowly add to your collection according to your interests, and which are helpful on your personal yoga path. We do, however, have a great list of recommended books (below) that we and past students have found helpful.
There is an expectation that you attend a regular yoga class with your regular teacher, AND attend and log a minimum of 10 other classes to broaden your experience and knowledge of different teaching styles.
You will be required to keep a personal journal throughout your training.
Your ‘business’ folder – approx. £10 (discussed on the course)… so don’t spend anything yet!
First Aid Certificate: ‘Emergency First Aid at Work’ valid for 3 years, and regularly updated, is essential. You will be required to have this by the fourth month of the course.
If, for any reason, you need to miss a module, you may be required to pay £150 / day to make up the hours with the course tutors.
Once qualified, you will also need insurance, which the above organisations offer. If you already have insurance, ask your insurer if they will also cover yoga teaching.
Accommodation: if you need somewhere local to stay for the weekend modules, let us know. There are modern B&B’s and stunning 14th centaury pubs which we can recommend. If you have time, stay longer so you can enjoy all the area has to offer.
Transport: If you need a lift to and from Sudbury train station, we are happy to pick you up and drop you off.
We require a £500 deposit to secure your space.
The remainder of the course fees to be paid in either:
4 Payments in May, August, November 2021 and February 2022.
by 12 monthly payments commencing March 2021.
Payments should be made by Direct Debit or electronic transfer on a mutually agreed date.
As there are no required text books, we asked our students to nominate the books they found most useful. Their comments are in italics.
Chakra Yoga, Anodea Judith, PhD
‘tells me all I need to know about each posture, stretching, the breath’
Wheels of Life, Anodea Judith, PhD
Publisher: Llewellyn Publications 2015
Llewellyn Publications 1987
Insight Yoga, Sarah Powers
Publisher: Shambhala Publications Inc 2008
The Complete Guide to Yin Yoga: The Philosophy and Practice of Yin Yoga, Bernie Clarke
Publisher: White Cloud Press 2012
Intelligent Yoga: Listening to the Body’s Innate Wisdom, Peter Blackaby
Publisher: Casita Press 2018
‘A definite’, recommended by Brenda
Body Mindful Yoga: Create a Powerful and Affirming Relationship with your Body, Jennifer Kreatsoulas,PhD & Robert Butera
Publisher: Llewellyn Publications 2018
The Unadorned Thread of Yoga: The Yoga-Sutra of Patanjali in English, Salvatore Zambita
Publisher: Yoga-Sutras Institute Press 1992
‘..great interpretation of the sutras’
The Anatomy Colouring Book, Wynn Kapit/Lawrence M Elson
Publisher: Pearson 2013
‘great book if you like colour and learning with drawing’
Awakening the Spine: Yoga for Health, Vitality and Energy, Vanda Scaravelli
Publisher: Pinter & Martin Ltd 2011
Notes on Yoga – The legacy of Vanda Scaravelli, Diane Long and Sophy Hoare
Publisher: YogaWords 2017
Yoga Body – the origins of modern posture practice, Mark Singleton
Publisher: Oxford University Press 2010
‘a good book on asana and where it comes from’
Yoga Adjustments – philosophy, principles and techniques, Mark Stephens*
Yoga Sequencing – designing transformative yoga classes, Mark Stephens
Publisher: North Atlantic Books 2014
North Atlantic Books 2012
‘this is my go to book’*
The Heart of Yoga – Developing a Personal Practice, T.K.V. Desikacher
Publisher: Inner Traditions 1999
Qualifying as a yoga teacher requires students to make a considerable financial investment in their future and we therefore offer a bursary award to one student on each of our teacher training courses. This is a grant open to individuals who have a regular yoga practice, ready to take the next step to teaching yoga, and have a strong inclination to support and benefit community based projects.
You may already volunteer or work for a charitable organisation or in a social work/health/education setting or have a particular interest in supporting a particular community.
If financial circumstances are preventing you from following a yoga teaching path, a reduction in fees of up to 33% is available for those who can demonstrate their qualification will be used to teach in a community based setting, supporting those groups who would benefit most from your teaching.
Following an informal interview, you will be asked to apply in writing outlining your personal circumstances and explaining how an award will enable you to move forward with your intention of training as a yoga teacher to make a direct and measurable outcome to your chosen community setting.
Successful candidates are usually, but not necessarily on a low income. This scheme is not open to practitioners & yoga teachers who have already completed one or more training courses.
East of England Yoga School take each application on their individual merit and each is treated in the strictest confidence.
Coporate Sponsorship / Nomination:
If you are a Corporate / Social Enterprise / Charity / Individual that would like to sponsor a successful candidate’s expenses or are a Partner Institute that would like to nominate a particular candidate in exchange for teaching commitments please contact us.