When is the Next Course?
Our next 200+ Hour Yoga Teacher Training is due to start in March 2023 and will continue with one weekend weekend every month for the rest of the year. The course will end in December 2023.
2023 Our First Weekend:
This is your introduction to the course, your fellow students and tutors. Because of this, the first weekend is naturally a little different than the other training sessions.
Starting on the Friday, It is a lovely, relaxed weekend that serves not only as your first chance to introduce yourself to the group, but also as your introduction to the course, and your first taste of what’s to come. We begin by explaining to you how everything works and outlining the structure of the course in more detail, giving you your course folders, and your first handouts. From there the weekend will continue with some introductory sessions which will outline and elaborate on the four cornerstones of yoga;
Breath ~ Movement ~ Awareness ~ Rest
At our Studio in Long Melford. March ~ 17th , 18th & 19th.
At the Old School Studio, Long Melford.
Saturdays 8.30am-6pm / Sundays 8.30am-6pm
(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 ~ 17th , 18th & 19th.
April ~ 15th & 16th.
May ~ 20th & 21st.
June ~ 17th & 18th.
July ~ 15th & 16th.
August ~ 19th & 20th.
September ~ 9th & 10th.
October ~ 14th & 15th.
November ~ 11th & 12th.
December ~ 2nd & 3rd.
There is a 1 hour lunchbreak each day & regular tea & toilet breaks.
How much is the course?
The full cost for our 200+ hour East of England Yoga School Teacher Training is £2420.
Course Fee: £2420.
This includes your £500 deposit, which is used to secure your place. You can then pay the remainder of your course fees as one or two lump sums, or spread the cost with monthly instalments of £192.
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.
Free attendance to Laurence’s public yoga lessons, where you will get experience teaching by assisting in class.
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 (not included in course hours).
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. It is recommended 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 up yo £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.
You can then pay the remainder of your course fees as one or two lump sums, or spread the cost with monthly instalments of £192.
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