Yoga Training

 Hatha/Yin Yoga Teacher Training Course

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Our training school has met the stringent requirements set by the Independent Yoga Network demonstrating that our courses are of the highest standard and that our graduates may use the title 'Registered Yoga Teacher' RYT as a sign of quality training.

The aim of the Course is to provide a learning experience that will enable you, as far as possible, to cultivate and use your own style and individuality to teach yoga effectively while in the essential confines of Safety and Care, Specific Practical Skills for teaching Hatha Yoga, Sound and Deepening Knowledge of Yoga Traditions and continuous Personal Practice.

A key feature of this course is that you can experience teaching yoga in month 3! First to your trainee peer group and then during the second half of the course observed practice with members of the public.

During this course trainees will be encouraged to adopt a continuous process of self enquiry and awareness using  Hatha and Yin Yoga techniques safely, cultivating sound knowledge from a foundation of their own personal practice and experience. 

The course is aimed at those who truly aspire to this approach.

The course is 200 hours over 12 months 




The key study areas include:

Patanjali's Eight Limbs of Yoga 

Principles of Yin Yoga Practice considering both anatomical and organ/meridian theory.

Anatomy, Physiology
Selected Yoga Philosophy
Planning lessons

Asana (Posture): students will be encouraged to cultivate their asana technique and to learn how to teach others
Safe teaching and Teaching Practice

Yin Yoga Elements and method
Injury Awareness 
Yoga Breathing
Yoga Relaxation
Assisting - to help with teaching nerves and confidence
Promoting your own Yoga Teaching Work

Here's what Mandy  has to say about her experience on the course:


"I am thoroughly enjoying Mind and Body Bury's Yoga 200 hour teacher training course. It is well structured, educational and inspirational. Barry Todd's delivery of the course has allowed me to progress, expand and develop my yoga knowledge and understanding of Yoga.

Barry has also encouraged me to expand myself, to self inquire and to develop my own individual style.  Mind and Body Bury provides students with a nurturing environment in which to grow and learn.

I would recommend this course to anyone who wishes to learn to teach yoga. Its been an incredible journey so far and one I will continue travelling on for the rest of my life".  Mandy Mills, Yoga 200 hour Teacher Training

And Jayne says:

jaynecnThe teaching course at mind and body is comprehensive, and has given me the space to grow.  Complex subjects are basically explained and I have learnt a lot through out the duration of the course.  




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The Yoga Sutras, especially developing Patanjali’s 8 Limbs of Yoga, the Yamas and Niyamas, Pranayama, Pratyahara, Dharana and Dhyana, an introduction to the Psychology of Yoga and Meditation, Mudra and Bandra will help you to cultivate a deeper understanding of yourself and develop your own approach to teaching.

A commitment to deepening your own personal practice is essential as yoga teaching can only come from a teacher’s own deeper knowledge. 

Trainees may at the discretion of the course tutor be able to attend scheduled yoga sessions as an Assistant to the course tutor. Guidance will be given on the nature of this role and it can be an important part of the course in preparation for the trainees own teaching and be counted towards course hours. This role provides the trainee with an opportunity to adopt a different mind set in a class scenario while at the same time cultivating a greater awareness of yoga student needs. Also in the second half of the course trainees will have the opportunity to experience observed teaching practice of between 6-10 hours with the public.

Trainees are encouraged to attend one yoga class per week throughout the period of the course that can be with the course tutor or other teacher. Any classes attended with the course tutor will be free but trainees are encouraged to try other classes for experience.

If there is opportunity trainees may consider starting up their own weekly class during the course provided this is in agreement with the course tutor and they have secured insurance. 

Successful completion of the course will enable trainees to apply for membership to the Independent Yoga Network and teach their own classes. As participant of this course you will also be entitled to apply for IYN student membership with insurance. Trainee insurance is essential once Observed Teaching Practice with the public commences.

Telephone 0161 764 1440 to find out more or fill in the form below.

  See also Yoga Foundation Course