Aimed at experienced yoga students and teachers, Yogacampus offers a range of 5- or 6-day yoga intensive training courses (30+ hours of tuition) taught by a selection of leading international teachers.

Yogacampus also offers Yoga Teacher Training Courses in London and Yorkshire.

Browse all upcoming Yogacampus intensive training courses below and book online, or contact the Yogacampus office.

For more information on Yogacampus training courses please visit the Yogacampus website.

Mental Health Basics for Yoga Teachers

With Lisa Kaley-Isley
20 Oct 2018

Yogacampus Finsbury Park
7 Thane Works,
Thane Villas, London N7 7PH

The word is spreading that yoga can help with a wide variety of mind-body conditions and the number of people trying yoga for what ails them is increasingly exponentially. Yoga teachers are thus challenged to expand their knowledge and skills in order to be the teacher their students need them to be. The cycle of growth where student becomes teacher, and teacher continues to be a student, is how we make this a life long learning path. Fortunately yoga has so very much to offer us! To grow your awareness of how to teach students with anxiety, depression, eating disorders, and who have experienced trauma in their lives, join your peers and me for this introductory overview course.

Over the course of 2 days, topics that will be covered include:

•Yoga’s ability to impact the autonomic nervous system (ANS) is a key element in its ability to help yogis regulate emotional states. It also provides the guide for how to choose and sequence practice elements to achieve intended mental/emotional effects. We’ll discuss how the ANS works for you to know and to be able to explain it to your students. Knowledge is power and it provides us with the information we need to choose well.

•Yoga is ultimately concerned with empowerment of the individual to know their own truth and walk their own path. Reconnecting with inner wisdom and guidance, and distinguishing it from the self-critical inner voice, builds the link to knowing both our truth and path more clearly and confidently. Teaching language that guides students to listen to their own bodies and needs is vital to reconnecting them with this inner wisdom.

•Not everything is right for everyone, and not all yoga is therapeutic. In fact, some language cues, poses, breathing practices, and visualisation elements can be harmful for our students. It is only therapeutic if it is beneficial for the individual. We’ll talk about common contraindications to increase awareness and provide options for teaching people with mental health conditions.

Saturday
• Autonomic nervous system and yoga conceptual models to guide practice choices.
• Symptoms of anxiety and depression that yoga practice can influence

Sunday
• Symptoms of eating disorders and trauma that lead to discomfort in class and that yoga practice can influence
• Practices to regulate mind and emotions and to make rest and meditation more accessible

By attending this training, you can expect to be provided as a teacher with information and support. Yoga’s 3 paths are knowledge, action, and service. We are only whole when we incorporate all three. We all chose to be teachers in order to share with others what we have found beneficial ourselves. Then we walk this path long enough to realise that we don’t all benefit from the same things, that our needs change, and that growing means expanding our capacity and comfort zones.

This workshop is intended to give you the information and tools you need to expand your ability to be an effective teacher of service to your students and yourself.

Suggested outline for the day:

10:00 Introduction and overview
10:30 Practice
11:45 Tea breaks
12:00 Lecture and practice
13:00 Lunch break
14:00 Guided relaxation to digest
14:30 Lecture and practice
15:45 Tea break
16:00 Integrated practice and practice guidance
17:00 Closing

Times

9.30am to 5.00pm each day (with a break for lunch).

Eligibility

For yoga teachers, yoga therapists and trainee yoga teachers.

Capacity

28

The Art of Chair Yoga for the Elderly: Applying Somatics from the Ground Up

With Bart Adins
20 Oct 2018

Yogacampus Finsbury Park
7 Thane Works,
Thane Villas, London N7 7PH

You may have heard that ‘sitting is the new smoking’. It makes sense, our sedentary lifestyles commonly lead us to physical pain, discomfort and chronic health issues. Chairs don’t have to be harmful though; in fact this training views the chair as a gift in experiencing and increasing awareness.

This 1-day workshop is an introduction to the 50-hr Chair-Up Teacher Training offered by Bart in order to give you some foundational tools on how to translate yoga movement patterns into a seated context for those with physical limitations. After this mini-training you will have the ability to teach basic classes incorporating the chair and help older-age target groups maintain physical independence as well as an increased mental and physical awareness.

Specifically, you will learn how the chair can be used as a multifunctional tool with variety of approaches and uses; a means to adapt postures and sun salutations and help cultivate somatic awareness.

By weaving the use of the chair into your teaching, you will not only improve how your client moves and their day-to-day posture, but also help increase their self-confidence and body awareness. Specifically, Bart will explore ways of finding support in sitting, using the ground (feet, sitting bones) and orienting upward in relation to gravity and space.

You will also practice, explore and take away specific sequences to offer as variations to a traditional yoga practice.

Content covered over the course of the day:

. Embodied anatomy and alignment

. Physiological and mental health considerations for this group including contra-indications and common medical conditions

. Sun salutations, sitting and standing positions with chairs

. Teaching methodology and considerations for working with the elderly/less abled

Bart Adins is a Certified Rolfer™ with the European Rolfing Association and the Founder of Chair-Up™, a movement practice that uses chairs as a transitional tool in order to help discover new movement possibilities and awareness.
He also holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from Ghent University followed by a Masters in Sport and Exercise Psychology with a specialisation in Mindfulness.

Bart will be running another one day workshop on Sunday 21st October on The Art of Chair-Up™ for Office Workers: An Embodied Approach to Using Chairs . Click here to find out more details. Book both together and save £20.

Times

9.30 to 17.00

Eligibility

Open to teachers, trainees, and yoga therapists.

Capacity

23

Emergency First Aid at Work Certificate - Manchester

With Chris Dunkerley
21 Oct 2018

Yogacampus Manchester
293A Deansgate (behind Philip Jones estate agents and opposite the Hilton Hotel), Manchester M3 4EW

This 1 day Emergency First Aid at Work (EFAW) training course is a Level 2 QCF Award and makes anyone who completes it a formally qualified emergency first aider. You will obtain a nationally recognised certificate which is valid for 3 years however Chris Dunkerley will specifically address the types of emergencies a yoga teacher is more likely to come across in a class settings.

Course content

Our emergency first aid course covers the following topics:

  • Aims and principles of first aid and the roles and responsibilities of a first aider
  • What to do in an emergency Prioritising injuries and action in an emergency
  • How to provide immediate medical care in an emergency
  • How to assess if someone is unconscious, whether or not they are breathing and how and when to put them into the recovery position or start CPR
  • We will cover common accidents and injuries and empower you with the skills and confidence to provide an immediate and appropriate first aid response
  • Treatment of an unconscious casualty who is breathing – recovery position
  • Treatment of an unconscious casualty who is not breathing – CPR
  • Importance of a defibrillator and how to use an AED
  • Assessment and treatment of a casualty who is wounded or bleeding
  • Assessment and treatment of miscellaneous medical conditions
  • Record keeping and accident forms

Times

10am to 5pm with 30 minutes for lunch

Eligibility

Open to all.

Capacity

12

The Art of Chair-Up™ for Office Workers: An Embodied Approach to Using Chairs

With Bart Adins
21 Oct 2018

Yogacampus Finsbury Park
7 Thane Works,
Thane Villas, London N7 7PH

Office workers commonly complain about pain caused by sitting, yet few know how to reverse the more physically wearing and damaging effects of the chair. It’s time to reclaim the chair and move away from its limitations. With the right guidance, office workers can re-learn how to not only sit, but also to use the chair as a tool to move and gain body awareness at work.

This 1-day workshop is an introduction to the 50-hr Chair-Up™ Teacher Training offered by Bart. After this training you will be able to integrate chairs into your yoga teaching within a corporate, or office setting. These accessible alternatives were developed to focus on movement quality through the sense of weight and space. This allows a bi-directional orientation where the space within leads to effortless and pain-free movement.

Specifically, you will learn adaptations to seated and standing positions as well as sun salutations. Embodying these adaptations will offer you tools to expand your teaching possibilities and get therapeutic benefits to a larger public. More emphasis will be placed on standing positions than the Saturday training, which is aimed at the elderly.

By weaving the use of the chair into your teaching, you will not only improve how your client moves and their day-to-day posture, but also help improve how they breathe, sit, stand and walk in daily life ultimately decreasing stress levels, enhancing productivity at work and augmenting one’s sense of wellbeing. All of which are very important in an office setting.

You will also practice, explore and take away specific sequences to offer as variations to a traditional yoga practice.

Content covered over the course of the day:

. Embodied anatomy and alignment with emphasis on sitting

. Sun salutations, sitting and standing positions with chairs

. Teaching methodology and considerations for working in an office setting

Bart Adins is a Certified Rolfer™ with the European Rolfing Association and the Founder of Chair-Up™, a movement practice that uses chairs as a transitional tool in order to help discover new movement possibilities and awareness.
He also holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from Ghent University followed by a Masters in Sport and Exercise Psychology with a specialisation in Mindfulness.

Bart will be running another one day workshop on Saturday 20th October on The Art of Chair Yoga for the Elderly: Applying Somatics from the Ground Up . Click here to find out more details. Book both together and save £20.

Times

9.30 to 17.00

Eligibility

Open to teachers, trainees, and yoga therapists.

Capacity

23

Teaching Yoga and Mindfulness to Young People (Autumn)

With Charlotta Martinus
24 Oct 2018

Yogacampus Finsbury Park
7 Thane Works,
Thane Villas, London N7 7PH

This course attracts professionals from the fields of education, medicine, social work and mental health who wish to incorporate the use of yoga in their work with young people. The course is experiential and led by Charlotta Martinus who is in the unique position of having worked both as a Teacher in Secondary school and yoga teacher as well as a Yoga Therapist for Mental Health within CAMHS. She brings all her experience of the school environment as well as the work within the NHS to bear in the course, covering all aspects of caring for the adolescent both therapeutically and in preventative measures.

In its 13th year, this course has had the valuable input from many professionals including Dr Dan Siegel (author on countless books about adolescents and mindfulness) and Osteopaths, Educators, Psychiatrists, Physiotherapists, Psychology professors and Yoga Elders.

The course is endorsed by Dr Sat Bir Khalsa, Assistant Professor of Medicine at Harvard School of Medicine as well as countless Heads of schools across the world who have funded teachers to undergo the training course.

Upon finishing the course, you are invited to an online support group where Charlotta continues to support and guide as well as being included in a directory of teachers, partnering with schools to offer the best in yoga teachers. There are also infinite number of infographics, powerpoint and films continuously created for your sole use. Furthermore you are invited to the annual conference, Instill, in London consisting of TeenYoga teachers, Policy Makers, experts from all around the world, where you can further your knowledge, broaden your skill set and recharge your inspiration battery!

As a seasoned pedagogue, Charlotta adapts the course to the students present, making sure everyone’s learning style is adequately supported, bringing in practical exercises together with group and pair work as well as conventional lecture type learning. There is a therapeutic element to the course, where we get an opportunity to reflect and take our experience a little deeper.

Many graduates feel the course has been life changing, as they have come to a deeper understanding both of themselves, yoga and adolescents, giving them confidence and tools to support young people in all settings.

Since the course began in 2004, yoga has grown exponentially at around 10% per year (BWY 2012) and schools are no exception. The mindfulness wave has brought tolerance, interest and even passion for related sciences, especially yoga. Moreover, the new directive by the government of well-being interventions for both teachers and pupils, supports increased yoga in schools. You can view more information on this here.

Course content

The course is more than a training in how to teach asana to 11-22 year olds, it is also an exploration in how to share the philosophy and psychology of yoga to ensure more positive mental health for the students. The hope is that you will come away with a toolbox of material to use in the classroom, including class structures, behaviour management and ideas of how to share philosophy and psychology with the group. You may also come away with a deeper understanding of your own teenage years and the impact they had on your subsequent development.

This course will cover:

  • physical development
  • mental development (neuroscience)
  • psycho-social development and theories of adolescence
  • behavioural management
  • mindfulness techniques
  • how to structure a 10, 20, 30 or 60 minute class
  • how to introduce philosophical discourse involving yoga philosophy
  • how to introduce meditation
  • how to teach pranayama and asana
  • current situation in education and CAMHS and how to market yourself

The course comes with a detailed and comprehensive manual (130 pages), with plenty of practical class structures for you to use. In this manual you will find a detailed list of the benefits of yoga and a list of gender specific and age specific postures.

Extra Materials:

It is with a great deal of passion and conviction that Charlotta offers you this course; her life’s work and purpose. If you would like to chat or get to know Charlotta better, don’t hesitate to email her or read her blog here: www.teenyoga.com/blog/

Click here for a recent article on why yoga should be on the curriculum.

Read an Elephant Journal article by Charlotta on Teaching Yoga to Young People.

Podcast: Changing the Face of Yoga Podcast by Stephanie Cunningham; Episode 9 – Teen Yoga for Charlotta Martinus. Click here to listen.

Times

09.30 to 17.00 each day

Eligibility

Ideally, you should have EITHER a yoga teaching qualification (from any tradition) OR at least two years regular yoga practice under the guidance of an experienced teacher and some experience of working with teens. In both cases you need an interest in working with teens and ideally some experience of working with them. If you do not fulfil these criteria, please feel free to contact Charlotta on training@teenyoga.co.uk for a preliminary interview to ascertain whether this course is for you. Please call Charlotta on 01761 470658 for a chat.

Capacity

28

Bespoke Yoga: Demystifying 1-1 Teaching

With Sarah Litton
3 Nov 2018

Yogacampus Finsbury Park
7 Thane Works,
Thane Villas, London N7 7PH

Teaching yoga in a class setting requires a different skillset to teaching clients on a 1-1 basis. So how do we confidently gain and safely utilise these skills? In this day-long workshop, Sarah Litton will be offering practical tips and skills to prepare you for teaching on a 1-1 basis. With a focus on integrating yogic principles, Sarah will show you how to structure your private session to include asana and postural analysis, philosophy and energetics to help bring balance to your client. This session will also positively inform your class teaching if you are teaching small groups.

Principles covered in the workshop:

Yoga Asana and Postural Analysis
No individual is perfectly aligned physically, so it is important to understand how to identify postural imbalances and how they may manifest in a yoga practice. If not specifically addressed, postural imbalances can become greater the more we practice, thus increasing the potential for injury. By learning how to identify these tendencies in our clients, we are more able to assist them to self-correct with intelligence, thus rebalancing their bodies and their practice over time.

Philosophy and Spirituality
By incorporating the philosophy of The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali, we can learn how to balance the mind as we align the body, which can significantly decrease anxiety and stress levels.

Koshas and the Energetic Body
The internal alignment of the Bandhas (via the three diaphragms), the Anamaya, Pranamaya and Manamaya Koshas, along with the correct mechanics of breathing – offer our clients the practical means by which to deepen inner awareness and create the optimum conditions required for a safe and life-long practice.

Sarah Litton has been a Board Member and on the Teaching Faculty of the Yogacampus Level 1 Teacher Training Programme since its inception in 2003 and has also taught on the Yoga Therapy Diploma Course. She teaches Pranayama, Philosophy and all aspects of Yoga Asana, specialising in 1-1 sessions for rehabilitation and correctional work.

Times

9.30 to 17.00

Eligibility

Open to yoga teachers and trainee teachers.

Capacity

16

Emergency First Aid at Work Certificate - London

With Paul Woodhouse
4 Nov 2018

West London Buddhist Centre
Royal Oak House, 45a Porchester Rd, London W2 5DP

This 1 day *Emergency First Aid at Work (EFAW) training course is a Level 2 QCF Award and makes anyone who completes it a formally qualified emergency first aider. You will obtain a nationally recognised certificate which is valid for 3 years however Paul will specifically address the types of emergencies a yoga teacher is more likely to come across in a class settings.

Course content

Our emergency first aid course covers the following topics:

  • Aims and principles of first aid and the roles and responsibilities of a first aider
  • What to do in an emergency Prioritising injuries and action in an emergency
  • How to provide immediate medical care in an emergency
  • How to assess if someone is unconscious, whether or not they are breathing and how and when to put them into the recovery position or start CPR
  • We will cover common accidents and injuries and empower you with the skills and confidence to provide an immediate and appropriate first aid response
  • Treatment of an unconscious casualty who is breathing – recovery position
  • Treatment of an unconscious casualty who is not breathing – CPR
  • Importance of a defibrillator and how to use an AED
  • Assessment and treatment of a casualty who is wounded or bleeding
  • Assessment and treatment of miscellaneous medical conditions
  • Record keeping and accident forms

Alternative 2018 dates for this course are as follows:

Sunday 7th October at West London Buddhist Centre. Click here for bookings.
Sunday 9th December at West London Buddhist Centre. Click here for bookings.

Times

9.30am to 4.30pm with 30 minutes for lunch

Eligibility

Open to all.

Capacity

12

Introduction to Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras

With Marc Beuvain
4 Nov 2018

Yogacampus Finsbury Park
7 Thane Works,
Thane Villas, London N7 7PH

The Yoga Sutra-s present the subtlest workings of the human being, from our deepest suffering to our highest spiritual possibilities.

In-depth study

During this one-day workshop, Marc will select 25 referential sutra-s from the original 195. To allow for deeper understanding of the text, each sutra will be translated word for word, explained and illustrated with real-life examples. These referential sutra-s will allow you to comprehend all the aspects, workings, problems and potentials of the individual. It presents, clearly and directly, a multitude of tools, techniques and paths leading to holistic health.

Beyond personal progress, the text also brings us understanding of all the underlying and evident imbalance in today’s society.

Full integration of the text

Marc has a practical and inspiring knowledge of the sutra-s and will show you a new and down-to-Earth dimension of the sutra-s. This way of teaching hands you the keys, allowing you to use your direct knowledge of the text to nourish your practice, your reflection and your decisions on a daily basis.

Time to practise

Throughout the day, Marc will also give two practices, helping you to maintain comfort and concentration, and allowing you to experiment with certain areas of the text.

This introductory day is also a taster for Marc’s full 48 hour specialist training The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali: Yogis Past and Present running over four weekends as follows:

Weekend 1: Saturday 12th – Sunday 13th January 2019
Weekend 2: Saturday 2nd – Sunday 3rd February 2019
Weekend 3: Saturday 23rd – Sunday 24th February 2019
Weekend 4: Saturday 23rd – Sunday 24th March 2019

Those attending the introductory day will be sent a 10% discount code to enroll on the full training.

Times

9.30am to 5pm

Eligibility

Open to all.

Capacity

28

Making Sense of Income Tax for Self-Employed Yoga Teachers

With Abdul Jamal
9 Nov 2018

Yogacampus Finsbury Park
7 Thane Works,
Thane Villas, London N7 7PH

This workshop provides an insight into what it means to be self-employed with regards to tax, VAT, self-assessments and other requirements set by HMRC. During the afternoon session, you will receive practical guidance on how to register as self-employed or as a limited company and to fill out a tax return. In addition, the workshop will address issues around expenses, preparing for the possibility of a tax investigation, and will provide tips on how to avoid fines and penalties.

The afternoon will cover:

  • What is self-employment
  • Is it better to trade through a limited company
  • What is VAT and who needs to be registered
  • The stage at which HMRC needs to be notified
  • Whether it is better to engage a tax agent or not
  • The four classes of National Insurance
  • When tax and NI need to be paid
  • What is a tax return
  • The reason why tax and NI is often paid in advance
  • The types of expenses that can be offset against income
  • Expenses particular to yoga teachers such as ongoing training, travel in the UK and abroad, workshops run by teachers, the use of home for work, and yoga clothing
  • Expenses incurred prior to becoming self-employed
  • Expenses paid in cash
  • Income received in cash

In addition, we will look at how best to keep good accounting records using a sample scenario on Excel.

This workshop is open to all existing yoga teachers, trainee teachers looking to register as self-employed, yoga therapists and other complementary health practitioners with an interest in self-employment.

Times

14.00-16.30

Eligibility

This workshop is open to all existing yoga teachers, trainee teachers looking to register as self-employed, yoga therapists and other complementary health practitioners with an interest in self-employment.

Capacity

28

Dreamsong Yoga Nidra and Your Voice:  Vocal Explorations for Yoga Nidra Teachers

With Uma Dinsmore-Tuli
9 Nov 2018

Kagyu Samye Dzong Tibetan Buddhist Centre
15 Spa Road, Bermondsey,, London SE16 3SA

*We will rest together in multiple practices of well supported deep Total Yoga Nidra experiences, and we shall sing together, and explore our voices in many practical experiences of responsive, open and creative and inspirational voice and body that supports the richness and heartfelt authenticity of our voices however we choose to use them. A range of different singing, and other vocal practices will be shared, and harmonies explored.

There will be plenty of opportunities for questions and discussions of specific issues relation to total yoga nidra and health. This means that if you have specific personal or professional interests relating to yoga nidra that you are invited to bring your questions and experiences to share with the group. The programme is open to responsive, intuitive attunements and adjustments to meet the specific needs of those attending.

You will experience and learn

  • multiple nourishing yoga nidra practices
  • multiple valuable vocal techniques for deepening connection and confidence with your voice
  • multiple pranayama tools (breath techniques) to support voice projection and power
  • multiple methods for integrating voice and heartfelt authenticity for use in teaching

This experiential day-long workshop is open to everyone who is currently practicing, sharing and teaching yoga (nidra). It is emphatically non-dogmatic and non-denominational, respecting and welcoming teachers of all forms and from all schools of yoga (nidra). The day counts as continuing professional development (CPD) for teachers who have completed prior trainings with Uma, and the Yoga Nidra Network, and can also count towards CPD points for other yoga teachers and teachers/therapists who have prior trainings in yoga (nidra). Mental health care practitioners and health care practitioners with a practice of yoga nidra, and experience of sharing yoga (nidra) with their clients are also welcome to attend the day, provided they have a living interest in and regular practice of yoga (nidra).

Suggested pre-course listening and reading
Total Yoga Nidra tracks freely downloadable from www.yoganidranetwork.org and links to Susie’s vocal work at http://www.susiero.co.uk/

Learning resources provided for participants after the course
Audio recordings of practices shared on the day will be made available through www.yoganidranetwork.org site, you will need to create an account on this site (either as a student or as a teacher) and then our dedicated student support worker, Priyal will be in touch with you to ensure that you have received access to download the nidras recorded during the workshop, and also to send you access to an online feedback survey. Please be sure to look out for emails from priyal@yoganidranetwork.org

Your tutors
Uma Dinsmore-Tuli and Susie-Ro Prater love to share this work together, and have developed this beautiful combination of Yoga Nidra and Voicework in a number of retreats, festivals and workshops in Portugal and the UK.

STATEMENT OF INCLUSION

Are you pregnant? Breastfeeding? Do you have young children? Or perhaps you want to know more about your eligibility – Please click here to download the Statement of Inclusion document which is a genuine welcome from Uma and details the appropriate support for women considering attending any of her courses.

Times

10.30 to 17.30 with a break for lunch.

Eligibility

Open to all yoga teachers/yoga therapists/health care practitioners who are currently practicing and working with yoga nidra.

Capacity

45

Empowering the Heart: The Abode of Sacred Joy, Healing and Power

With Rod Stryker
9–13 Nov 2018

The Hellenic Centre
16-18 Paddington Street, London W1U 5AS

All that has been described about the culmination of spiritual practice can be found in the yoga tradition’s teachings and practices on the heart. In short, the ancient wisdom revels in the heart as the abode of both Self and Creator––the very place where the two become one. As the singular source of incomparable joy and wholeness, the heart is the fountainhead of healing as well as inner guidance and the source by which self-mastery is unlocked.

In times of so much confusion, grief, sadness, uncertainty and anger, the heart is the abode you must enter if you are to rise above the fray, live with the greatest freedom and enjoy the “highest fortune.” Indeed, the heart lights the path to healing, innate wisdom and worldly success; it will forever remain the final destination for the spiritual seeker. However, its full scope and all that it offers is revealed in stages, veils that are removed in the process of more and more self-discover.

Join Yogarupa Rod Stryker for this most illuminating and important event, a time to settle into your heart of hearts and, drawing from its great wisdom, shine its curative light into the world and thereby establish yourself on the path of unalloyed freedom from all grief and sorrow. This is the path to lasting happiness, meaning and purpose.

This deeply experiential immersion will truly be a journey of transformation and self-illumination, led by a master guide and teacher. Throughout your time with Yogarupa you’ll be guided progressively through the stages of unveiling your heart’s sublime nature. Drawing from the vision and wisdom of complementary yogic traditions and practices (including: Samkhya, The Yoga Sutra, Upanishads, Tantra and Sri Vidya), you will explore the heart’s unique gifts, enabling you to:

  • Abide in Unconditional Joy
  • Live from the Heart’s Innate Virtues
  • Find and Remain Calm in the Midst of Turmoil
  • Cultivate the Qualities of Happiness, Non-Judgment, Compassion and Authenticity
  • Gain Emotional Health and Well Being
  • Dissolve Grief
  • Awaken the Eight Unique Powers of the Heart
  • Achieve Mastery Over Mind
  • Access the Highest Light of Insight
  • Tap into Inner Guidance, Intuition and Wisdom
  • Realize a Life of the “Highest Fortune”

This five-day retreat is designed for all sincere seekers (some yoga experience is recommended), dedicated yoga practitioners as well as aspiring or experienced yoga teachers. Each day will weave lecture and practice, meditation as well as asana, pranayama, and meditation, contemplative and self-reflection practices.

As a participant, you will leave with treasured experiences and invaluable insights, along with sacred and practical tools that will forever change how you see yourself and your life. After these five days, having accessed your heart’s guiding light, you will come to rest in the certainty that you are never alone, you are always being guided and that any struggle can be resolved by knowing the great truths that reside within your own heart.

Rod will also be offering his sold out Yoga Nidra 34 hour Master Training from 17th to 21st November.

Times

9.30 am to to 5.00 pm each day (with a 90 minute lunch break)

Eligibility

This training is primarily designed for those who have completed at least one previous 5 or 6 day training with Rod, whether with Yogacampus or elsewhere. If you have not completed a previous training with Rod, you are eligible to take this intensive if you are a qualified yoga teacher and/or if you have been practising yoga for a minimum of 3 years and have a working knowledge of the subtle body as well as the principles of pranayama and hatha yoga.

Capacity

90

Yoga for Cardiovascular Conditions and Cardiac Rehabilitation Training: An in depth exploration

With Sherezade Ruano-Santana
10 Nov 2018

Yogacampus Finsbury Park
7 Thane Works,
Thane Villas, London N7 7PH

Cardiovascular disease remains the leading cause of death all over the world, and its incidence is increasing mainly due to unhealthy lifestyle and other preventable risk factors.

The potential benefits of Yoga as an adjunct therapy for cardiovascular disease has been recognized by important organizations, such as American Heart Association, European Society of Cardiology, Harvard Medical School, the European Journal of Preventive Cardiology and even the NHS. Likewise, yoga can be a fantastic addition to medically supervised cardiac rehabilitation programmes and should be seen as an important practice to strengthen the heart muscle and alleviate stress.

Course Overview

Yoga & Philosophical Contents
The heart is an incredibly powerful and intelligent organ. Its abilities and strength have been admired by many different cultures since ancient times across the globe. However, modern medicine has influenced the way the heart is seen and understood leading to a simplistic meaning of just a mechanical pump. Yoga philosophy understands the heart as the source of emotions, the seat of our inner light and the house of our true self.

• Yoga and The Heart: Yogic view of Anahata
• Our role as teachers, therapists and health professionals
• The energetic Heart: Understanding heart coherence
• Setting up a session: Designing a class safely and effectively using the 8 stages of RhythmiaBreath Method
• Experiential anatomy and movement therapy
• The heart chakras: Using compassion in both teaching and practice
• Asana and Pranayama (poses and breathing exercises): Cautions and Contraindications
• Guidance for teachers on how to support students in understanding the positive balance of their yoga practice and their medical care.
• The Five Bodies Model (Koshas): Key structure for a relaxation practice
• Group Practice
• Broken Heart Syndrome: More than a medical condition. Listening to our emotions

Medical Content

• Embryology: The heart, our first functional organ
• Modern Medicine vs Old Traditions
• Common medical conditions: palpitations, atrial fibrillation, heart failure, myocardial infarction, arrhythmias, ICD and pacemakers
• Cardiovascular Disease Risk Factors. Statistics in the UK – British Heart Foundation
• Understanding the most common medical test.
• Assessment of your student/ client / patient prior a Cardiac Yoga session
• The role of stress in cardiovascular disease and Cardiac Rehabilitation
• The psychological and emotional impact of Heart Disease: depression, anxiety, fear and phobias.
• The electromagnetic field of the Heart
• Neurocardiology: a fascinating new area bonding Heart and Brain
• Research studies and scientific evidence proving Yoga as a safe and effective intervention for heart disease
• Anger, emotions and arrhythmias: from brain to heart

Course Work Details:

• Pre-reading of Cardiovascular and Respiratory System
• Group practice: Designing and teaching a session
• Written reflective homework
• Home practice (during the 5 days training course)

After the course:

• Ongoing teaching support from Sherezade Ruano + Teaching group support.
• Become part of the first UK network of teachers specialized in Yoga for Cardiovascular conditions, Cardiac Rehabilitation and Heart health by RhythmiaBreath Programme and Method
• Priority participating in new UK Research Studies merging Yoga and Cardiovascular Conditions
• Upgrade your skills as teachers, therapists or health professionals and become confident delivering interventions for high-risk groups

Requirements:

• This training course is open to all Yoga teachers, Yoga therapists and trainees in both degrees.
• It is also suitable for health professionals who would like to expand their knowledge by using yoga, meditation, and stress-relieving practices in their work environment -clinical or hospital settings.
• Those health professionals interested in this training course should have a personal yoga practice / yoga knowledge or currently been practicing yoga.
• This training course is suitable for those working within the NHS and / or private sector to increase the awareness of the importance of complementary techniques to help cardiac patients through a difficult journey or recovery.
• This course is also suitable for those affected by or recovering from (cardiac rehabilitation) cardiovascular disease that would like to know more about their condition, as well as the many possibilities they have to manage their own health through Yoga.

Times

930 am to 5pm each day with an hour break for lunch

Eligibility

This training course is open to all Yoga teachers, Yoga therapists and trainees in both degrees. It is also suitable for health professionals who would like to expand their knowledge by using yoga, meditation, and stress-relieving practices in their work environment -clinical or hospital settings.

Capacity

28

Teaching Yoga for ME/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome - Manchester

With Charlotte Watts, Leah Barnett
10–11 Nov 2018

Yogacampus Manchester
293A Deansgate (behind Philip Jones estate agents and opposite the Hilton Hotel), Manchester M3 4EW

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS aka ‘ME’) is an exhaustive condition known to have stress and its immune effects as key contributing factors. By understanding its common symptoms and the implications for those it affects in the changes of creating and using energy, you will learn how to help students safely regain strength and find new ways of coping with these symptoms and living life.

As with the previous course on Teaching Yoga for Stress and Burnout, this course will explore how psycho-social stress – the ‘neck-up’, ruminating stress we tend to get stuck in in modern societies – can affect people and how the modern body needs special consideration for the way the average student lives their lives. Stress and trauma will be discussed as key contributing factors to CFS. This course follows on well from the Teaching Yoga for Stress and Burnout one, for a well-rounded and in-depth experiential understanding of how it feels to move and live from an exhausted state. It can also be done without participation of that course as will reiterate points brought forward.

The subjects outlined below will be covered and in-depth notes provided, so that much time can be spent practicing the applications and felt sense of the yoga teaching work. Many aspects will be covered within practice itself, with time allowed for teaching practice, to makes notes and for reflection.

COURSE CONTENTS
The themes in these days will be woven throughout the entire course, both in discussion and experientially.

  • An overview of definitions, contributing factors and the latest scientific understanding of fatigue conditions
  • Specific physical and emotional considerations for those with CFS and ME conditions; how it feels to for the person with these conditions to move, open and stretch
  • Considerations for the mind-set of those with CFS and Burnout; how habits as samskaras can affect the very practice that could help with observing and unravelling these unhelpful habits. Guidance for teachers on how to direct students in understanding the energetic balance of their yoga practice and their illness. How to manage energy within yoga to learn to increase resilience without relapse
  • The relevance of trauma within fatigue and stress states and how this can manifest in practice and ‘rebound’. How trauma and inflammation create fatigue and chronic pain and how to work with these
  • The recent research and implications of relapse in ME/CFS
  • The need for both restoration and movement and finding the balance within fascia, body fluids and structural needs
  • The effects of trauma (shock and developmental) on the primal body, how this can manifest and how it needs to be approached to prevent relapse
  • The importance of identity – how the teacher can help the student not attach to the identity of suffering in chronic illnesses
  • How it feels to move and experience asana and attention with pain, exhaustion and intense emotional reactions
  • The necessity of compassion (ahimsa and karuna) and deep listening within our practice, our own bodies and our world, to be able to work with people’s needs on an individual level
  • Working with the yamas and the gunas as guides for working with chronically heightened energy and mind-sets
  • Unhelpful samskaras in stress and the modern world; examination of personality types, how this can work against recovery and how yoga can help
  • Teaching language; using mindfulness, creativity and compassion to encourage practice with a soft mind and body – with humour to release and create a positive sensory experience!

Yoga Therapy Diploma Elective Hours
Please note that this workshop counts towards elective hours on the Yoga Therapy Diploma.

VIDEO: Less is More

The following clip is an extract from the teachings on the Teaching Yoga for CFS/ME course.
Drawings are courtesy of Sam from Cartoon Communications. http://www.cartooncommunications.com/
Music: https://www.bensound.com/royalty-free-music

Download: and read the full version of the comic here!

Times

9.30am to 5pm each day with a break for lunch.

Eligibility

This course is for yoga teachers and trainee teachers. It is also suitable for health professionals who have an interest in these conditions, such as occupational therapists, doctors, physiotherapists and nurses.

Capacity

30

Yoga for Cardiovascular Conditions: An Introductory Exploration of Yoga’s Ability to Heal our Heart

With Sherezade Ruano-Santana
10 Nov 2018

Yogacampus Finsbury Park
7 Thane Works,
Thane Villas, London N7 7PH

Cardiovascular disease remains the leading cause of death all over the world, and its incidence is increasing mainly due to unhealthy lifestyle and other preventable risk factors.Yoga can be a tremendous benefit to manage stress post cardiac event. The potential benefits of Yoga as an adjunct therapy for cardiovascular disease has been recognized by important organizations, such as American Heart Association, European Society of Cardiology, Harvard Medical School, the European Journal of Preventive Cardiology and even the NHS. Likewise, yoga can be a good addition to medically supervised cardiac rehabilitation programmes and should be seen as an important practice to strengthen the heart muscle and alleviate stress.

These two days are an introduction to the Professional Training Course: Yoga for Cardiovascular Conditions and Cardiac Rehabilitation Training: An in depth exploration offered by Sherezade Ruano at Yogacampus between the 10th and 14th November 2018.

These introductory two days training will cover:

  • The Heart, our very first functional organ
  • The heart across different cultures and its evolution in the Western world
  • Why using Yoga in heart disease and cardiac rehabilitation?
  • Research studies and scientific evidence proving Yoga as a safe and effective intervention for heart disease
  • Our role as therapists in a Cardiac Yoga session
  • Stress and anxiety in cardiovascular disease and the potential benefits of Yoga
  • Examples of contraindications and cautions in asana and pranayama
  • Practices that can positively influence the cardiovascular system and reduce symptoms
  • Experiential anatomy and the heart
  • Neurocardiology: the continuous communication between the brain and the heart

The intention of these two days is to offer insights and increase the awareness of the many possibilities that Yoga has for cardiovascular health as well as to explore the different interventions to decrease the worsening of some risk factors. This is a new and exiting opportunity to learn, practice and experiencing how to safely use yoga with especial emphasis in our most vital organ, the heart.

The workshop is aimed at:

  • Yoga teachers and Yoga therapists
  • Healthcare professionals that would like to expand their knowledge in this area and with special interest in cardiology and cardiovascular health
  • This workshop is also suitable for those affected by or recovering from (cardiac rehabilitation) cardiovascular disease that would like to know more about their condition, as well as the many possibilities they have to manage their own health through Yoga

Some previous study of anatomy of the Cardiovascular system is helpful but not essential.

Times

9.30am to 5pm

Eligibility

See main description.

Capacity

28

Total Yoga Nidra Immersion Experience: Comparative and Creative Forms of Yoga Nidra

With Uma Dinsmore-Tuli, Nirlipta Tuli, Ben Wolff
10 Nov 2018

Kagyu Samye Dzong Tibetan Buddhist Centre
15 Spa Road, Bermondsey,, London SE16 3SA

Awaken your consciousness of sleep and dream through the tantric practice of expanded awareness for lucid living. Become alive to the source of well-being, happiness and purpose in every dimension of life.

We understand yoga nidra to be the most transformative, potent and remarkably adaptive of all yoga practices. Yoga nidra is in fact not really a single practice, but rather an experience of altered states of consciousness, essentially meditative experiences which can be used therapeutically for healing, as well as to enhance creativity and productivity and to improve sleep and general health.

Formerly known as ‘The Total Yoga Nidra Open Access Foundation Weekend’, Total Yoga Nidra Immersion Experience: Comparative and Creative Forms of Yoga Nidra is a self-contained and complete retreat style immersion (non-residential) open to anyone with an interest in experiencing Total Yoga Nidra. It is both a standalone weekend course that covers all the fundamentals of Total Yoga Nidra, as well as being a pre-requisite for moving on to the full Total Yoga Nidra Teacher and Facilitator Training. The intention of this part of the course is to offer an accessible and profound immersion in the experience of Total Yoga Nidra, providing a perfect opportunity for those who have encountered other partial or limited forms of the practice to meet the full spectrum of approaches to yoga nidra.

What’s in the Total Yoga Nidra Immersion Experience course?

A combination of theory and practice to give you a sound foundation (or to deepen your existing foundation) of understanding about what yoga nidra is in the broadest sense, and how it works, together with plenty of live, responsive and practical experiences of a full range of yoga nidra. We will cover:

1. Welcome to Yoga Nidra
2. History and Development
3. Intentions, and How They Shape the Practice
4. Comparative Structures
5. Comparative Rotations of Consciousness
6. The Science of Yoga Nidra
7. The Philosophy of Yoga Nidra
8. Liminality & Creativity
9. Sleep, Memory & Dreams
10. Trance: Hypnosis & Yoga Nidra
11. Yoga Nidra as a Meditative Practice
12. Sankalpa
13. Yoga Nidra & Bhakti Yoga
14. Growing your Own Practice

Please note: this Total Yoga Nidra Immersion Experience is also available through the Yoga Nidra Network at other locations and online

STATEMENT OF INCLUSION

Are you pregnant? Breastfeeding? Do you have young children? Or perhaps you want to know more about your eligibility – Please click here to download the Statement of Inclusion document which is a genuine welcome from Uma and details the appropriate support for women considering attending any of her courses.

Times

Saturday – 10.30 to 17.30
Sunday – 9.30 to 16.30

Please note: mats, bolsters and blankets are provided by the teachers, but if you have a special desire or preference to use your own mat and blanket please do bring them along.

Eligibility

Open to anyone with an interest in practising yoga nidra. No teaching experience needed.

Capacity

45

It is an exciting time to be working with yoga in education!

At the 2015 and 2016 Instill conference, we focused on identifying and discussing the benefits of yoga for young people in schools. During the conference and since we have seen a lot of evidence of these benefits, and furthermore that schools are beginning to notice the value of yoga. Figures from the Department of Education in 2010 indicate that 22% of primary schools offered yoga in some form in the UK at that time, and over the intervening years it has become increasingly available in secondary schools. The practice of yoga for young people is extending and consolidating, here and in other countries.

With this in mind, the Instill conference aims to offer a forum for everyone working with yoga in education, which includes schools interested in offering yoga as well as PE teachers and yoga teachers. The conference is an invitation to come together and explore current practices and research findings in the field in order to develop a coherent, powerful and unified voice for yoga in education and to identify and share good practice in yoga in schools.

Yoga is rising to the challenges of helping schools respond to PSHE outlines, responding to Ofsted’s focus on Social and Emotional Learning and also the new requirement to deliver Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural guidance to pupils. The conference offers a valuable opportunity to explore these challenges. We are moving forward from a focus on why do yoga to how.

BOOKING INFORMATION
Tickets for Instil 2018 are on sale now and there are only 100 spaces this year. It will be held at Friends House, Euston, London. Instil is a series of workshops pertaining to yoga for young people as well as an update on the work that the foundation is involved and work opportunities for graduates of the TeenYoga course. It is also the AGM of the charity, and all graduates are highly recommended to join us to find out any new rules and legislation around yoga in schools as well as new opportunities.

Minimum donation is £50 for the day, please be generous as all money goes towards the charity work of the Foundation, thank you. CLICK HERE TO BOOK

The conference will be a mixture of lectures by prominent players in the field of yoga and schools followed by experts leading workshops both in the morning and the evening.

Confirmed speakers: Charlotta Martinus, yoga in South Africa. Dr Nick Kearney on the EU Hippocampus project and app. Team Bliss will hold a panel at the end of the day.

Workshops with: Yvonne Morey (counsellor and TeenYoga teacher trainer) on yoga for exams, Sophia Kouame and Natalie Reid on yoga and BME, Sarah Abdullah on yoga and Islam, Dr Lisa Kaley-Isley (psychologist) on yoga for anxiety and depression, Dr Jo Barker and Aeron McGates on yoga and eating disorders. Yoga teacher, Tiffany, will be running a yoga session with her daughter on transitioning between primary and secondary schools.

Keynote speakers:

Netia Prema Mayman – Shining the light of yoga on schools. Adapting and accommodating 21st century knowledge to ancient insight
Netia was a passionately enthusiastic English, Drama and Media teacher in comprehensive schools from 1982 to 2006 and left her role as a deputy head to become a local authority adviser, knowing she would teach again, but maybe not Macbeth. She opened the Virtual School for Looked After Children, Oxfordshire, which she led for 6 years. Over this period she learned that she had not known much of use, in her preceding career, about many of her vulnerable students.

She also worked as an Ofsted lead and conducted inspections in the north and south east. It is not entirely a joke when she says the best thing about teaching yoga in schools, is the bad karma it pays back, especially when she teaches the staff.

She discovered yoga when she had ME/CFS in her thirties and learned to make the condition her friend, appreciating what it had brought into her life and living next to her rajassic nature. From an early stage she knew that she wanted to bring yoga into schools, but had to wait. After reconnecting with her Sivananda lineage in India in 2015 she trained as a yoga teacher and, with Laura Sewell, started Yoga in Schools in 2016. This work has been led by Swami Sivananda’s guidance: ‘Adjust, adapt, accommodate’.

Times

9.00 to 17.00

Requirements

Please note that Yogacampus are NOT taking bookings for this event. Booking is on: http://teenyoga.com/event/instil-conference-2018/
All queries relating to the conference should be sent to The Teen Yoga Foundation at info@teenyogafoundation.com or call 01761 470658.

Eligibility

Open to all with an interest in yoga, education and well-being in schools.

Capacity

100

Well Woman Yoga Therapy Training

With Uma Dinsmore-Tuli, Sivani Mata
14–18 Nov 2018

Kagyu Samye Dzong Tibetan Buddhist Centre
15 Spa Road, Bermondsey,, London SE16 3SA

This course is all about yoga for women’s health and vital energy throughout our lives. It shares techniques to feel, nurture and build the feminine energy of Shakti for the practical healing and benefit of women in all stages of life. This approach to yoga therapy for women’s well-being is founded upon the understanding that conscious respectful awareness of the menstrual cycle, and of cycles in women’s lives are crucial to female vitality, self-respect and spiritual empowerment.

The Well Woman yoga therapy training (also known as Womb Yoga) is for yoga teachers and experienced yoga practitioners who sense that yoga could be of more practical use to all women in managing health, vital energy and well-being. It is also suitable for holistic health-care practitioners with a sound yoga background who are working in the field of women’s health and would like to integrate the healing benefits of yoga with their own therapeutic practice.

The course presents therapeutic and enlivening yoga practices to support all experiences of femininity throughout a woman’s life. Topics covered included menstruation, pre-menstrual tension, fertility, subfertility, optimal fertility, assisted conception, feminine sexuality, perimenopausal mood swings, headaches, hot flushes and post-menopausal health concerns including osteoporosis. It addresses health issues related to the female pelvic organs, including postnatal recovery and prolapse, and other issues of concern to women in particular, such as menstrual pain, low self-esteem, depression, anaemia and eating disorders.

All these issues are addressed within the context of a yoga therapeutic understanding of feminine emotional life, lunar cycles and the play of the elements in the female body. The course encourages you to think and feel for yourself, and aims to provide you with practical tools from yoga therapy and tantric philosophy to help you to build programmes specially suited to the needs of women seeking full vitality and well-being. Conscious respectful awareness of menstrual and other life cycles form the foundation of this approach to yoga therapy for women’s health.

The course combines theory and practice from yoga and tantra to offer you fresh perspectives, new understandings and a deep appreciation of the healing power of yoga as therapy to optimise health and delight in feminine energy. Practices taught include: asana, pranayama, mudra, bandha, deep relaxation and profound meditations including yoga nidra, sound meditations, moving meditations, visualisations and chants to the deep feminine.

The course content and philosophical background is set out in Uma Dinsmore-Tuli’s book Yoni Shakti: A woman’s guide to power and freedom through yoga and tantra. See www.yoni.shakti.co As preparation for this training you are asked to read the introduction to Yoni Shakti – freely downloadable from here. You can purchase the full book from Uma’s shop here.

Appraisal: The course concludes with a collaborative examination exercise to consolidate learning, and there are a series of short examination questions for students to complete following the end of the course.

Please note that this workshop counts towards elective hours on the Yoga Therapy Diploma.

Please be aware that this an intensive, immersive experience with two very long days. It is more than simply a training course, it can also be a deep psychic and emotional journey of self discovery. We strongly recommend that you do not plan to work (including yoga teaching) on the short evenings of the course. It is a demanding experience that requires your full energy and attention in order for you to really get the most out of it.

STATEMENT OF INCLUSION

Are you pregnant? Breastfeeding? Do you have young children? Or perhaps you want to know more about your eligibility – Please click here to download the Statement of Inclusion document which is a genuine welcome from Uma and details the appropriate support for women considering attending any of her courses.

Times

Day 1 (Wednesday): 1000 – 1800
Day 2 (Thursday): 0930 – 1800
Day 3 (Friday): 0930 – 2000
Day 4 (Saturday): 0930 – 2000
Day 5 (Sunday): 0930 – 1800

Eligibility

The course is designed for existing yoga teachers and yoga therapists. It is also open, on a case-by-case basis to trainee yoga teachers and holistic health care practitioners who have a sound personal yoga practice. For example, in previous years, the course has been attended by acupuncturists, women’s health physiotherapists, counsellors, psychotherapists, midwives, and massage therapists. If you are not a yoga teacher and the aims of this courses resonate with you, please send a short email to info@yogacampus.com outlining your yoga experience and how you see the integration of yoga therapy within your current work in women’s health.

This training counts as an elective for the Yogacampus Yoga Therapy Diploma course.

Capacity

45

Yoga Therapy for Insomnia and Sleep Recovery

With Lisa Sanfilippo
16 Nov 2018

Yogacampus Finsbury Park
7 Thane Works,
Thane Villas, London N7 7PH

£695 (£650 until 1st August until )

Details at yogacampus.com

With contributions from a Consultant Psychiatrist, Dr Shivanthi Sathanandan, and a detailed training manual, this course provides both the theoretical and practical training necessary to teach yoga classes, courses and one to ones for those experiencing sleep problems. Sessions will include asana, pranayama, meditation, mantra, marma points, mudra and consultation on healthy sleep habits. You will learn to tailor what you offer to individual needs and to work with different body-mind sleep ‘types.’

The emphasis of the course is on supporting healthy sleep through appropriate holistic yoga practices. There will be opportunities for teaching practice, as well as an informal assessment on the final day.

Each day will include a practice of the techniques being learnt, including asana (hatha and restorative), pranayama, meditation, and more so that you have direct experience of all the practices that you are offering to others. We will follow the sleep-wake guidance we will give to others in how we approach the training day. Many who take the course notice that their sleep improves whether they are ‘insomniac’ or not!

Course outline:
On Day 1 you will learn the principles of Yoga Therapy for Insomnia and Sleep Recovery.

We will then take this into a weekend workshop where you will observe the teaching of the key components of the course and classes in a two day intensive format. Days 2 and 3 will be an opportunity for you to learn how this information can be taught in an open environment. You will therefore be observing, practising and assisting a live group of people as part of an integrated learning experience.

On days 4 and 5 you will be back with your original group to review and deepen your understanding of the practices and principles and learn how to apply them as a teacher in your work with students and clients. The knowledge assessment will take place on the last day.

The course will address the following topics:
• Trouble getting to sleep
• Waking in the middle of the night
• Waking too early
• Sleeping too short or too long
• Daytime exhaustion

We will discuss the relationship of sleep recovery techniques to issues such as:
• Adrenal fatigue/ burnout
• Mom (and Dad)somnia – parental sleeplessness
• Mental health and sleep problems
• Identifying post-traumatic insomnia
• Coping with menopause-related sleep issues

In addition to specific skills for dealing with sleep related issues, participants will also learn a therapeutic approach to yoga teaching that includes an assessment of the 5 kosas, simple restorative yoga, and basic assessment skills. By the end of the course, students will also be equipped to teach 4-6 weeks courses on Sleep Recovery.

Times

10.00 to 18.00 each day

Eligibility

Open to existing yoga teachers and to trainee yoga teachers so long as you have some experience of teaching. Also open to existing yoga therapists or yoga therapy students. If you fulfil this requirement you can book the course online and DO NOT need to complete the application form.

We also will consider applications from general health practitioners who have an established yoga practice. In this case you must complete the application form and email it to info@yogacampus.com for approval before you book onto the course.

Capacity

16

Yoga for Sleep Recovery: Conquer Insomnia and Sleep Better

With Lisa Sanfilippo
17 Nov 2018

Yogacampus Finsbury Park
7 Thane Works,
Thane Villas, London N7 7PH

Over the course of the weekend, Super Sleep expert Lisa San Filippo will be addressing the following:

  • The 5 Keys to Sleep Recovery: A simple, effective step by step programme that will help you sleep better now and in the future
  • Practice the Simple Sleep Sequence and Deeper Sleep Sequences: Easy to remember yoga you can do at home to help you calm down, feel more grounded, and sleep better
  • Troubleshoot your ‘sleep sabotage’ to re-work your habits and ‘sleep proof’ your day
  • Learn how sleep works: how much you need, why you’re waking up in the middle of the night or finding rest elusive
  • Yoga to ‘mop up’ if you have a bad night’s sleep – so you feel alert and calm during the day
  • Easy breath practices to re-balance your nervous system and get you to sleep

Please bring a notebook and pen with you. Ask questions. Leave with new awareness, strategies and tools.

The sessions combine lecture, experiential learning and yoga practice, and you will be provided with a detailed workbook to take home with you.

A special resource-set will help you to put into practice what you learn and you can receive ongoing support as Lisa offers individual follow up sessions to course participants at a special rate.

Please note that your workshop will also be attended by trainees on Lisa’s Yoga Therapy for Insomnia and Sleep Recovery training with Yogacampus who will be learning how to become Insomnia and Sleep Recovery specialists. You will have the added benefit of receiving assists from the trainees to ensure you get the most out of each pose.

Times

11.00 to 16.30 each day with 1 hour for lunch break

Eligibility

Open to all, particularly those affected by insomnia.

Capacity

18

ParaYoga Nidra: Enlightened Sleep

With Rod Stryker
17–21 Nov 2018

The Hellenic Centre
16-18 Paddington Street, London W1U 5AS

ParaYoga Nidra is the sublime science of complete relaxation. But, it is more than that. Rooted in a vast body of knowledge, ParaYoga Nidra has five different aims or outcomes. Depending upon which one of these five you wish to achieve, the approach changes. On the most basic level, ParaYoga Nidra is a comprehensive method for maximizing health and well being. On a deeper level, it is a profoundly spiritual practice and somewhere in between, it is one of the most profound and accessible ways to positively reshape the unconscious. In this master training, we outline several of the aims of nidra as well as the theory of sankalpa––how you bring thought into form. We then relate this to the concept of dharma and engage some specific exercises to help you achieve yours.

In addition, we delve into ParaYoga Nidra in light of the timeless teachings of the Mandukya Upanishad, which explains the three states of consciousness: waking, dreaming and sleeping. This scripture provides sublime insights into the practice of ParaYoga Nidra and the process of achieving the “4th state“––transcending all the other states, and revealing the sublime experience of ParaYoga Nidra.

Over the 5 days of this training, you can expect to be fully immersed in this profound tantric practice with 12-14 Nidra practices. We will draw on the wisdom of the koshas to inform both your teaching and practice as well as your life off the mat. Each day will include joint exercises and subtle movement practices to prepare you for ParaYoga Nidra. As this practice involves total relaxation on the floor, you will need to ensure that you are warm and comfortable lying down for extended periods. Along with your mat, consider bringing a thicker mat or extra padding to lie on, a small pillow for your head, etc.

We are honoured that Yogarupa has agreed to share his teachings at Yogacampus once again following his sold out course last year.

What students are saying about Yogarupa’s Yoga Nidra training:

Yoga Nidra is deeply transformational. When the constrictions of breath and body and the stains of the mind dissolve, we can see clearly. When the source of suffering is revealed by our Soul and higher mind, we can plant the seeds of new ideas in the fertile field of consciousness. At the most elemental, Yoga Nidra relaxes and heals. At its most profound, you will be awakened to the fourth dimension, Turiya. Between those two, Yoga Nidra, when administered skilfully, serves as a tool to change unhelpful mental patterns and wrong self-perception and even heal the effects of trauma. Transformation is gradual but sometimes there are sudden leaps…I felt myself bursting out of the golden egg as a new person.“ ––Inge

This training has been profound for me on a healing level, I have had so many breakthroughs and deep insights. I’m very grateful that I came into this training with a background in yoga as that depth allowed me to access the layers I did. Recognizing, seeing and feeling “the stain” was revolutionary for me––I’m so excited to work with my new sankalpas, it’s going to transform everything! I could never have arrived there on my own!” ––Lindsay

Any senior yoga teacher must graduate to the practice and understanding of Yoga Nidra. Rod teaches from the voices of the ancient teachers, bringing a rich tradition to life.” ––Jeanne

Recommended Reading

Enlightenment without God: Mandukya Upanishad by Swami Rama.

Yogarupa also recommends that for that the month or two prior to the start of the training you begin or recommit to your meditation practice. It will be an invaluable aid to understanding the course curriculum as well as contributing to your overall experience of the training.

Note: ParaYoga Nidra is a ParaYoga Master Training and so it’s part of our advanced, 10-part, 300 hour teacher training program. It is open to everyone interested in learning about and experiencing ParaYoga Nidra. It is not a standalone certification program for ParaYoga Nidra. In order become certified to teach ParaYoga Nidra practices, one must complete the larger ParaYoga Nidra Certification program. This program includes the following ParaYoga Master Trainings: the 5-day ParaYoga Nidra, The Four Desires, Secrets of the Sutras and Koshas, along with the 9-day ParaYoga Nidra Certification course.

Rod will also be offering his Continuing Education Immersion on the Heart Lotus from 9th to 13th November.

Times

9.15 am to 6.00 pm each day (with a 90 minute lunch break)

Eligibility

This training is primarily designed for those who have completed at least one previous 5 or 6 day training with Rod, whether with Yogacampus or elsewhere. If you have not completed a previous training with Rod, you are eligible to take this intensive if you are a qualified yoga teacher and/or if you have been practising yoga for a minimum of 3 years and have a working knowledge of the subtle body as well as the principles of pranayama and hatha yoga.

Capacity

90

Total Yoga Nidra Immersion Experience: Comparative and Creative Forms of Yoga Nidra - Manchester

With Nirlipta Tuli, Gillian Shippey, Janice Wong
17 Nov 2018

Yogacampus Manchester
293A Deansgate (behind Philip Jones estate agents and opposite the Hilton Hotel), Manchester M3 4EW

Awaken your consciousness of sleep and dream through the tantric practice of expanded awareness for lucid living. Become alive to the source of well-being, happiness and purpose in every dimension of life.

We understand yoga nidra to be the most transformative, potent and remarkably adaptive of all yoga practices. Yoga nidra is in fact not really a single practice, but rather an experience of altered states of consciousness, essentially meditative experiences which can be used therapeutically for healing, as well as to enhance creativity and productivity and to improve sleep and general health.

Formerly known as ‘The Total Yoga Nidra Open Access Foundation Weekend’, Total Yoga Nidra Immersion Experience: Comparative and Creative Forms of Yoga Nidra is a self-contained and complete retreat style immersion (non-residential) open to anyone with an interest in experiencing Total Yoga Nidra. It is both a standalone weekend course that covers all the fundamentals of Total Yoga Nidra, as well as being a pre-requisite for moving on to the full Total Yoga Nidra Teacher Training that starts in 2016. The intention of this part of the course is to offer an accessible and profound immersion in the experience of Total Yoga Nidra, providing a perfect opportunity for those who have encountered other partial or limited forms of the practice to meet the full spectrum of approaches to yoga nidra.

What’s in the foundation course?

A combination of theory and practice to give you a sound foundation (or to deepen your existing foundation) of understanding about what yoga nidra is in the broadest sense, and how it works, together with plenty of live, responsive and practical experiences of a full range of yoga nidra. We will cover:

1. Welcome to Yoga Nidra
2. History and Development
3. Intentions, and How They Shape the Practice
4. Comparative Structures
5. Comparative Rotations of Consciousness
6. The Science of Yoga Nidra
7. The Philosophy of Yoga Nidra
8. Liminality & Creativity
9. Sleep, Memory & Dreams
10. Trance: Hypnosis & Yoga Nidra
11. Yoga Nidra as a Meditative Practice
12. Sankalpa
13. Yoga Nidra & Bhakti Yoga
14. Growing your Own Practice

Times

10.30am to 5pm each day with a lunch break

Eligibility

Open to anyone with an interest in practising yoga nidra. No teaching experience needed.

Capacity

30

Relax and Restore: Restorative Yoga Immersion

With Adelene Cheong
21–25 Nov 2018

Yogacampus Manchester
293A Deansgate (behind Philip Jones estate agents and opposite the Hilton Hotel), Manchester M3 4EW

To ‘rest’, to ‘relax’ and to ‘restore’ is a natural vital process in our lives. Rest supports optimal physiological functioning, and promotes healing and growth. During rest, one’s autonomic nervous system switches from sympathetic-dominance to parasympathetic-dominance, regeneration and restoration is accelerated. Research has shown that relaxation and rest is essential to everyone of all ages and culture, size and shape.

Come and learn the science and art of Restorative Yoga, the skills to practice active relaxation. This immersion supports ample space and time for learning, reflection and integration. Whether your intention is to deepen personal understanding of restorative practices, or to offer it to family / friends, or to teach and share this healing practice, there will be comprehensive coverage of both the theoretical and practical application of restorative yoga.

This comprehensive immersion offers 30 hours of study and practice of:

  • Physiology of relaxation, and the Autonomic Nervous System
  • Continuum of consciousness
  • Relaxation skills / tools
  • Sensory & somatic intelligence
  • Sequencing a practice
  • Variations to adapt and modify, creative use of props​
  • Teaching skills and ethics
  • Adjustments and touch
  • Group vs One-to-one
  • Relaxation and Five Koshas (Physical, Energetic, Emotional, Mental, Pure Being)
  • The process of reflection and integration

Option for certification (additional fee of £100 applies):

Upon successful completion of 30 hours immersion and a follow-up project, trainees will receive a certificate of completion, be offered to join an invitation-only online forum, and also be listed on www.restorativeyogateachers.com, which is a widely promoted site by Judith Hanson Lasater and Adelene Cheong for this work.

Times

9.30am to 5pm each day with one hour for lunch.

Eligibility

Open to yoga teachers, teachers in training and keen practitioners of restorative yoga.

Capacity

30

Integrating Mindfulness and Compassion in Professional Practice

With Karen Atkinson
23 Nov 2018

Yogacampus Finsbury Park
7 Thane Works,
Thane Villas, London N7 7PH

£1550 - See below for further information.

INSTALMENTS
If you wish to pay in instalments, you will be required to pay £975 first payment upon booking (via BOOK NOW link below) followed by a second payment of £575 payable on 31st January 2019. Please note you will be required to set up a standing order for the second payment, details of which will be sent to you with your booking confirmation email. Please proceed using the ‘Book Now’ link to pay your initial deposit. If you would like to discuss further instalment plans we offer, please get in touch on info@yogacampus.com

A FURTHER £50 OFF FOR ONE PAYMENT IN FULL
You can take advantage of a further £50 off discount with the early bird offer if you pay the full course fees up front. Please email info@yogacampus.com to arrange to pay in full and receive this offer.

BWY Membership Discount – £100
If you are BWY member you can receive £100 discount off the training. Please email info@yogacampus.com AND angie@mindfulnessuk.com quoting your BWY membership number to claim the discount.

Additional Cost
In addition to the course fee you are required to pay a registration fee of £130 to the Counselling and Psychotherapy Central Awarding Body – This should be paid at the first module.

Bursaries
We are offering one bursary place of 50% off the total course fee. Please contact info@yogacampus.com to request an application form. All applications must be received no less than two calendar months from the start date of the course.

Details at yogacampus.com

Are you interested in bringing the benefits of mindfulness, self-compassion and compassion to others?
Do you wish to work with people on a one-to-one basis?
Perhaps you wish to move beyond delivering simple meditation practices as part of your yoga classes?

Then you might consider becoming a MindfulnessUK Trained Teacher. This course is suitable for yoga teachers, yoga therapists, those interested in meditation and those who want Continued Professional Development.

The Integrating Mindfulness and Compassion in Professional Practice training is accredited by the Counselling and Psychotherapy Central Awarding body through which you will discover in-depth practices to enable you to offer therapeutic Mindfulness and Compassion for your clients. This advanced training assumes that you have already studied the Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction programme (or similar) and is the only training of this level currently being offered in the UK.

Mindfulness UK is a Registered Training Centre and a Member of the UK Network of Mindfulness based Teacher Training Organisations. The training offers a complete progression route to enable professionals to gain the skills and knowledge to deliver mindfulness to others. This qualification has been designed in a flexible format to teach a wide range of professionals how to work therapeutically with mindfulness and compassion and integrate these skills into their own profession, applying this teaching to individuals, groups and organisations.

The aim of the course is to ensure that professionals gain the necessary depth and knowledge to teach the skills of mindfulness and compassion to patients, clients and students, thereby setting and maintaining high standards and helping the benefits of mindfulness to spread and flourish throughout Europe. Currently, there is no other course of this level being offered in the UK.

The Qualification:

  • is unique as it is externally verified by the Counselling and Psychotherapy Central Awarding Body
  • can be added to the graduate’s CV and recognised in an employment context
  • is delivered with 6 days of teaching over a 6 month period
  • consists of 200 hours in total
  • requires personal practice, reflection and inquiry into mindfulness and compassion
  • consists of pre-reading, observational assessments and assignments
  • includes extensive clinical examples of when and how to apply mindfulness in a therapeutic context
  • discusses when mindfulness is not appropriate as an intervention

There are a total of 6 teaching days, spread over 3 Fridays and Saturdays which are to be completed one after the other sequentially, incorporating a total of 8 Learning Outcomes:

  1. Use mindfulness and compassion skills for personal development
  2. Understand how mindfulness practice affects health and well being
  3. Teach mindfulness skills and practices
  4. Understand the key therapeutic elements of mindfulness and suffering
  5. Understand the therapeutic qualities of self-compassion and compassion to others practices
  6. Explain to clients how mindfulness and compassion can enhance their relationship with others
  7. Understand the application of relevant neuroscience to teaching mindfulness practices
  8. Continue to develop professionally

Read more about the Course Content in our Prospectus on the right-hand side.

The qualification consists of pre-reading prior to a teaching day, and time is then allocated to complete assignments before the next teaching day. Some of the assessments will take place over the teaching days in addition to home study assignments. You will need to maintain a daily personal mindfulness meditation practice.

There are 36 hours of face to face teaching, and a further 164 hours of directed learning hours, making a total of 200 hours. You will be given some specific articles, books and internet resources to study and there will also be the opportunity to explore areas of individual specific interest.

Students must attend all 6 teaching days (3 weekends) to complete the course. When applying, applicants must also send a copy of a certificate of completion of a substantial introductory mindfulness-based programme, such as the eight-week Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction (MBSR) Programme or Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT). To be acceptable other introductory courses must fulfil the following criteria:

(i) deliver at least 12 teaching hours
(ii) require home practice of mindfulness and mindfulness meditations
(iii) have an interactive component such that the learner’s developing practice is discussed with the tutor, whether in class, online, via SKYPE or telephone
If you fulfill the eligibility criteria and wish to apply for the course, please complete the application form.

What are some the differences between this course and the MBSR Teacher Training?

The Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) Teacher Training is specially for students who wish to train to deliver the 8 week Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction programme to others. The IMCPP Course will allow you to teach on a 1:1 basis as well as offer bespoke courses for specialist groups. It is a professional qualification, accredited by the Counselling and Psychotherapy Central Awarding Body (CPCAB). The emphasis of this course is on the therapeutic and neuro-scientific aspects of mindfulness with specific training in compassion itself.

Yoga Therapy Diploma – Elective Hours
Please note that this training can count towards the elective hours required for the Yogacampus Yoga Therapy Diploma.

Booking information
In order to apply for the course, please download and fill out the application form and register on to the course using the Book Now link – an initial deposit of £975 (£875 before 30th May) which includes the £70 application handling fee is required upon registration and for your application to be considered. If for any reason your application is unsuccessful, you will be refunded in full. See Cost Details for full information on payment.

Times

09.30 to 17.30 each day with a one-hour lunch break.

Eligibility

Students must have a professional practice based on a qualification in healthcare, social care or a related field, Preferably with evidence of current membership of the appropriate professional regulatory body. e.g. medicine, nursing, occupational therapy, physiotherapy, osteopathy, chiropractic, acupuncture, psychotherapy, counselling, art therapy, social work, support work, but this is not compulsory.

OR

A professional practice based on a certificated training in a complementary healthcare field, preferably with evidence of current membership of an appropriate professional body, for at least one year, although this is discretionary and not compulsory. For example: hypnotherapy, dance therapy, music therapy, complementary medicine, coaching, yoga teaching, yoga therapy, bodywork e.g. massage therapy, Alexander technique.

Applicants must send a copy of a certificate of completion of a substantial introductory Mindfulness-Based programme, such as the eight-week Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction (MBSR) Programme or Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT).
Alternatively, if they have a regular Mindfulness meditation practice completion of the MindfulnessUK Online MBSR will be acceptable.

Capacity

24

Sequencing: the Deeper Dimensions

With Susanne Lahusen, Graham Burns
25 Nov 2018

Yogacampus Finsbury Park
7 Thane Works,
Thane Villas, London N7 7PH

A teacher who has mastered the art of class sequencing can transform an otherwise mundane vinyasa class into something truly inspirational. Really effective sequencing requires much more than simply learning how to string postures together. It needs:

  • clarity of purpose
  • a good understanding of the mechanics of the body
  • recognition of how different postures and practices will impact the practitioner energetically.

This special one day workshop will help focus and deepen your understanding of how to employ the body’s mechanics together with the profound energetic ideas of yoga to create class sequences which will inspire your students, and which are safe and effective on all levels – physical, energetic, mental and emotional.

Although the whole day will address both physical and energetic aspects of sequencing, our morning session will focus primarily on the physical body. We will explore:

  • the balance between symmetry and asymmetry, between contraction and release, between internal and external rotation
  • variations on warm-up sequences
  • finding neutral and counter poses in dynamic sequences
  • efficient sequencing of muscle activation
  • creative approaches to balancing the three planes of movement
  • using repetition to build strength not strain.

In the afternoon, we will look at the interaction between some of the energetic templates which the yoga traditions have given us to help our sequencing. We will consider:

  • the five prana vayus, and how they interact with the five elements of nature
  • their relationship with the three gunas – rajas, tamas and sattva – and with the Ayurvedic doshas – pitta, kapha and vata
  • how to use sequencing to build the positive qualities of the doshas, and to tap into the ‘subtle doshas’ – tejas, ojas and prana
  • the importance of appropriate breath awareness, pranayama and meditation practices in effective sequencing
  • how timing and language impact on the effect of a class.

Although primarily aimed at yoga teachers and trainee teachers, the ideas discussed will be relevant to anyone with a self-practice – or wondering how to build their own practice. The day will mix theory, practice, and interactive experimentation, and will conclude with a taught practice bringing together many of the ideas discussed.

Times

9.30am to 5.00pm

Eligibility

For yoga teachers, trainee teachers, and all experienced yoga practitioners interested in learning more about how to sequence a practice.

Capacity

27

Nurture Yourself with Meditation: Simplicity and Depth

With Maitripushpa Bois
1 Dec 2018

Yogacampus Finsbury Park
7 Thane Works,
Thane Villas, London N7 7PH

Meditation can feel like just another ‘worthy’ practice to add to the list. By exploring it with simple and practical tools and practices, learn how you can more easily make meditation a part of your daily routine – and reap the benefits of mind, heart and body.

Meditation doesn’t have to be complex or long-winded to have an impact or be profound. The very simplicity of some practices can produce deep and nurturing fruits. What is important is finding how you can express yourself through meditation. Encouraging that dialogue between the you that meditates – different every time – and the practice will be one of the aims of this day-long workshop. To achieve that, the day offers plenty of space for engaging in practices, discussions, questions and experimentation.

This experiential day workshop provides:

  • Seated, standing and walking meditations
  • Why meditate?
  • Principles of how to look after the body in meditation
  • The relationship between asana practice and meditation
  • The importance of creativity and imagination in our practice
  • Useful techniques and skills to keep in mind
  • Encouragement for finding our own way in meditating – and the confidence that comes with it
  • Suggestions of balancing practices, structuring teaching and your own practice
  • Comments on the language we use about meditation
  • Opportunities for discussion and questions
  • A time for exploration and wonder

At the end of the day, the hope for you is that you will feel fed, more confident in your own meditation practice and more creative in offering it as a part of your yoga teaching. You can’t transform something if you don’t know what’s there. Meditation can offer you another path for that discovery of what is there and so see what might be possible.

Times

930am to 5pm

Eligibility

Open to all with an interest in meditation practice.

Capacity

28

The Spinal Engine: Origins of Movement

With Lizzie Reumont
2 Dec 2018

Yogacampus Finsbury Park
7 Thane Works,
Thane Villas, London N7 7PH

In day to day life, many of us take for granted the role of our spine and how it relates to basic mobility, not to mention the yoga practice and other forms of mindful movement. Beyond it’s role as the superhighway for nervous system and organ function, the spine is the engine that is responsible for our physical actions; it is the origin for our every movement and every breath.

This workshop will explore the spine and it’s complex role, both in every day movements like sitting, standing, walking and running, but also in the context of the yoga practice.

Special time will be spent in understanding and embodying the world of fascia, the connective tissue that creates, or limits, the space between the nerves, muscles and bones. This space, or lack thereof, means that fulcrums in the body change the way we move and use the spine. Like the spine, the fascial tissue helps us hold a shape in gravity, and we investigate what that relationship means to overall health, particularly as it relates to understanding one’s own safe boundaries for the spine.

In this workshop, participants will gain :

• An understanding of the spine and it’s relationship to the whole body
• The role of fascia as both a ‘glue’ and a salve to integrating holistic movement
• How to protect and strengthen the spine in day to day life and in the yoga practice
• An understanding of one’s individual boundaries of limitation and potential for safe spinal movement
• An down-tempo vinyasa practice with a lens on the spine.

This workshop will include lecture, discussion, movement exploration, breath work and asana practice. Open to movement teachers, athletes, bodyworkers and yoga practitioners with over 2 years of experience.

Times

13.30 to 17.00

Eligibility

Open to movement teachers, athletes, bodyworkers and practitioners with over 2 years of experience.

Capacity

28

Yoga Teaching Do’s and Dont’s- Working with Yoga Anatomy to be a Safe and Effective Yoga Teacher

With Zephyr Wildman
8 Dec 2018

Yogacampus Finsbury Park
7 Thane Works,
Thane Villas, London N7 7PH

As Yoga has matured in the West, our community has been fortunate enough to have help and guidance from complimentary professionals such as Physiotherapists, Osteopaths and others in the medical field who have studied our practice and helped to create the modern, westernised Yoga culture. A fusion of technology, techniques and integrated information in the last fifty years has brought Yoga and Kinaesthesia together and created more understanding of the way our bodies move during our practice along with the benefits and dangers.

As much as this new understanding has helped our practice evolve, ’Old school’ language and ‘wives tales’ that are still floating about our yoga communities and being passed on to students, still exist. Our community is guilty of claims of health benefits that sometimes can be untrue and dangerous. The medical community has been taking notice and unfortunately complaints that yoga has started to cause injuries, due to poor teaching, limited anatomical understanding and unsafe adjustments are now common. Understanding of kinesiology and anatomy need to be on the forefront of any Yoga Teacher’s curriculum in order to create safe sequences and informed practices for all of our students.

The Course

This will be an interactive workshop to test the theories of do’s and don’ts on each other and to come to an experienced conclusion that should leave each yoga student better-informed. The goal is to create an approach to give teachers the skills to be safer and more effective in their community.

This course is for students and yoga teachers who want to improve their use of language in their classes, understand basic anatomy, bio-mechanical movements and health benefits to enhance the living tradition of Eastern Yoga in the modern world.

Times

930am to 5pm

Eligibility

This course is for students and yoga teachers.

Capacity

28

Emergency First Aid at Work Certificate - London

With Paul Woodhouse
9 Dec 2018

West London Buddhist Centre
Royal Oak House, 45a Porchester Rd, London W2 5DP

This 1 day *Emergency First Aid at Work (EFAW) training course is a Level 2 QCF Award and makes anyone who completes it a formally qualified emergency first aider. You will obtain a nationally recognised certificate which is valid for 3 years however Paul will specifically address the types of emergencies a yoga teacher is more likely to come across in a class settings.

Course content

Our emergency first aid course covers the following topics:

  • Aims and principles of first aid and the roles and responsibilities of a first aider
  • What to do in an emergency Prioritising injuries and action in an emergency
  • How to provide immediate medical care in an emergency
  • How to assess if someone is unconscious, whether or not they are breathing and how and when to put them into the recovery position or start CPR
  • We will cover common accidents and injuries and empower you with the skills and confidence to provide an immediate and appropriate first aid response
  • Treatment of an unconscious casualty who is breathing – recovery position
  • Treatment of an unconscious casualty who is not breathing – CPR
  • Importance of a defibrillator and how to use an AED
  • Assessment and treatment of a casualty who is wounded or bleeding
  • Assessment and treatment of miscellaneous medical conditions
  • Record keeping and accident forms

Alternative 2018 dates for this course are as follows:

Sunday 7th October at West London Buddhist Centre. Click here for bookings.
Sunday 4th November at West London Buddhist Centre. Click here for bookings.

Times

9.30am to 4.30pm with 30 minutes for lunch

Eligibility

Open to all.

Capacity

12

Watch Your Back - a Healthy Approach to Teaching Spinal Alignment

With Jane Craggs, Louise Tanner
15 Dec 2018

Yogacampus Manchester
293A Deansgate (behind Philip Jones estate agents and opposite the Hilton Hotel), Manchester M3 4EW

£75 each or £280 for all 4 in the series

Details at yogacampus.com

The approach in this workshop will be to help students become aware of how they hold and move their bodies habitually. They will then build on this using simple, asana sequences that retrain the mind and body to find healthy function and alignment, on and off the yoga mat. The day will involve therapeutic mobilisation and stabilisation practices. There will also be teaching about the function of the spine, how it works, common problems and how mindful yoga can help.

Topics that will be covered in this workshop:

• Yoga therapy – focus on function
• The Spine – major muscles
• Asana Practice for stabilisation
• The need for mobilisation and Integrated Movement
• Asana Practice – Mobilisation

What you can expect to benefit from coming to the training:

• Understand neutral alignment, flexion and extension of the spine
• Learn how to apply this understanding functionally in asana
• Learn how the breath supports both alignment and function of the spine
• Learn how to work with breath and body to develop spinal stability
• Learn how to work with breath and body to develop appropriate mobility

Question and answers will be integrated throughout the day.

The Mindful Teaching Series is a set of four 1 day workshops that will cover various topics to improve yoga teaching skills.

15th September 2018 – Essential Breath – Breathing Into Physical and Mental Alignment

15th December 2018 – Watch your Back – A Healthy Approach to Teaching Spinal Alignment

2nd March 2019 – Confident Teaching – Supporting Your Students’ Progression

1st June 2019 – Yogic Heritage – Re-integrating Asana Into Philosophical Context

Book all four workshops together and save £20!

Times

930am to 5pm

Eligibility

Open to yoga teachers, trainees, and all of those with an interest in the topic

Capacity

30

The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali: Yogis Past and Present

With Marc Beuvain
12 Jan 2019

Yogacampus Finsbury Park
7 Thane Works,
Thane Villas, London N7 7PH

The Yoga Sutra-s present the subtlest workings of the human being, from our deepest suffering to our highest spiritual possibilities. Join Marc Beuvain on this 8-day programme of in-depth study and

…become an independent philosopher

Each of the 195 sutra-s will be translated word by word and explained. This way of teaching hands you the keys, allowing you to use your direct knowledge of the text to nourish your practice, your reflection and your decisions on a daily basis.

…go beyond study and really understand

The text allows us to understand all the aspects, the workings, the problems and the potentials of the human being. It presents, clearly and directly, a multitude of tools, techniques and paths leading to holistic health.

Beyond personal progress, the text also brings us understanding of all the underlying and evident imbalance in today’s society.

To allow for deeper understanding and integration of the text, each sutra will be commentated using “real life” examples.

…experience yoga for what it really is

Yoga is not, and never has been, a subject to intellectualise. It is teaching to experience.

Much more than a few theoretical ideas on which to ruminate, the text can lead to realisations and awakenings of the kind that bring about lasting personal transformation.

…understand the whole spectrum of yoga

A text of reference and authority for generations of yogis, the Yoga Sutra-s present the whole dimension of yoga. Way beyond a weekly hour of gym, yoga is a lifestyle, a philosophy, a path towards health on all levels. With only 3 of the 195 sutra-s dealing with postures, the depth and perpetuity of yoga are immediately understandable through this text.

…take time to practice

During each workshop, the lectures will be interspersed with practices, helping you to maintain comfort and concentration, and allowing you to experiment with certain areas of the text.

Chapter 1: Samadhi Pada – Being in Tune with Yourself

Weekend 1: Saturday 12th – Sunday 13th January 2019

In this first chapter, we will discover the ultimate aim of Yoga: to take control of the mind in order to free oneself from worries and preoccupation and to allow one’s consciousness to reveal itself.

The topics covered are:

• The logic to follow to take control of the mind
• The meditative tools and techniques to use to be in tune with oneself and find peace
• The various states of consciousness according to Yoga
• The health issues which result when we are not in control of our mind

During this week-end, you will be able to reflect on your own state of consciousness and will understand that through Yogic techniques, freedom of consciousness is accessible to all.

Chapter 2: Sadhana Pada – Putting an End to Identity Crisis

Weekend 2: Saturday 2nd – Sunday 3rd February 2019

The second chapter will explain the identity crisis and the resulting neurosis experienced by human beings when these are not in tune with their consciousness.

The topics covered are:

• The logic behind identity crisis
• The Yogic tools to help solve these conflicts
• The use of the first five limbs of Yoga to overcome these conflicts

During this weekend, you will be given a new take on the use and power of Yama, Nyama, Asana, Pranayama and Pratyahara. You will also be given the opportunity to reflect on your own Yoga practice and on how to use it to facilitate your link with your consciousness.

Chapter 3: Vibhuti Pada – Finding Your Intuitive Intelligence

Weekend 3: Saturday 23rd – Sunday 24th February 2019

Chapter 3 explains the nature of the meditative process and how practising the various forms of meditation will transform individuals who have the necessary courage, strength and determination.

The topics covered are:

• The conditions necessary to meditation
• The meditative process and different types of meditation
• How to use meditation to transcend the intellect and access one’s intuitive powers
• The traps inherent to the practice of meditation

During the course of this week-end, we will explore the use of meditation in various contexts: therapeutic, contemplative and the development of human resources. You will be given time to reflect on meditation as a tool to become independent and think for yourself, as a way to be in touch with your heart and live accordingly.

Chapter 4: Kaivalya Pada – Freedom of Consciousness: The Big Adventure

Weekend 4: Saturday 23rd – Sunday 24th March 2019

The last chapter of the Yoga Sutras explains to what extent the aim of Yoga is to transcend the human condition through meditation in order to free one’s consciousness.

The topics covered are:

• The consequences of freedom of consciousness on the individual and global health
• How to treat conditionings and beliefs which stop us from evolving
• How to overcome past traumas
• How to differentiate between the voice of our ego and the voice of our consciousness

During this last week-end, we will explore how to open yourself to the wisdom of Yoga and will reflect on the consequences of freedom of consciousness at social and political levels.

Times

9.30 to 17.00 each day

Weekend 1: Saturday 12th – Sunday 13th January 2019
Weekend 2: Saturday 2nd – Sunday 3rd February 2019
Weekend 3: Saturday 23rd – Sunday 24th February 2019
Weekend 4: Saturday 23rd – Sunday 24th March 2019

Eligibility

Open to yoga teachers, trainees, and advanced practitioners.

Capacity

28

The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali: Samadhi Pada – Being in Tune with Yourself

With Marc Beuvain
12 Jan 2019

Yogacampus Finsbury Park
7 Thane Works,
Thane Villas, London N7 7PH

£180 each (or £600 for four)

Details at yogacampus.com

The Yoga Sutra-s present the subtlest workings of the human being, from our deepest suffering to our highest spiritual possibilities. Join Marc Beuvain on this workshop of in-depth study and

…become an independent philosopher

Each of the 195 sutra-s will be translated word by word and explained. This way of teaching hands you the keys, allowing you to use your direct knowledge of the text to nourish your practice, your reflection and your decisions on a daily basis.

…go beyond study and really understand

The text allows us to understand all the aspects, the workings, the problems and the potentials of the human being. It presents, clearly and directly, a multitude of tools, techniques and paths leading to holistic health.

Beyond personal progress, the text also brings us understanding of all the underlying and evident imbalance in today’s society.

To allow for deeper understanding and integration of the text, each sutra will be commentated using “real life” examples.

…experience Yoga for what it really is

Yoga is not, and never has been, a subject to intellectualise. It is teaching to experience.

Much more than a few theoretical ideas on which to ruminate, the text can lead to realisations and awakenings of the kind that bring about lasting personal transformation.

…understand the whole spectrum of yoga

A text of reference and authority for generations of yogis, the Yoga Sutra-s present the whole dimension of yoga. Way beyond a weekly hour of gym, yoga is a lifestyle, a philosophy, a path towards health on all levels. With only 3 of the 195 sutra-s dealing with postures, the depth and perpetuity of yoga are immediately understandable through this text.

…take time to practice

During the workshop, the lectures will be interspersed with practices, helping you to maintain comfort and concentration, and allowing you to experiment with certain areas of the text.

Weekend 1: Saturday 12th – Sunday 13th January 2019 Chapter 1: Samadhi pada – Being in tune with yourself

In this first chapter, we will discover the ultimate aim of Yoga: to take control of the mind in order to free oneself from worries and preoccupation and to allow one’s consciousness to reveal itself.

The topics covered are:

• The logic to follow to take control of the mind
• The meditative tools and techniques to use to be in tune with oneself and find peace
• The various states of consciousness according to Yoga
• The health issues which result when we are not in control of our mind

During this weekend, you will be able to reflect on your own state of consciousness and will understand that through Yogic techniques, freedom of consciousness is accessible to all.

Times

9.30 to 17.00 each day

Eligibility

Open to teachers, trainees and advanced practitioners.

Capacity

28

Total Yoga Nidra Teacher and Facilitator Training

With Uma Dinsmore-Tuli, Nirlipta Tuli, Ben Wolff
18 Jan 2019

Kagyu Samye Dzong Tibetan Buddhist Centre
15 Spa Road, Bermondsey,, London SE16 3SA

This course trains yoga teachers and other practitioners to teach and facilitate yoga nidra with confidence in class settings, one-to-ones, and for a range of therapeutic applications. Uniquely amongst yoga nidra trainings, it offers Total Yoga Nidra, a comprehensive, inclusive and non-dogmatic approach to yoga nidra that respects and explores not only a range of practice methods, but also acknowledges a variety of different levels of experience during yoga nidra.

  • Encounter yoga nidra in its totality
  • Explore the multiple forms and levels of this remarkable yoga practice
  • Become empowered to deepen your own intuitive practice of meditative yoga nidra beyond the limits of standard trademarked and traditional forms
  • Understand the full living range of different methods, lineages and levels of total yoga nidra
  • Experience total yoga nidra as a living intelligence of the heart, an adaptogenic practice of deep healing and self-discovery
  • Grow in confidence to share responsive and appropriate total yoga nidra practice with students and clients

This training, designed and tutored by Uma Dinsmore-Tuli and Nirlipta Tuli, who together have over forty years experience of practice, teaching and working therapeutically with all forms and levels of yoga nidra, is a uniquely comparative and creative, experiential course, held in a Buddhist monastery setting in London. It offers both practical training and personal and professional development.

What is Total Yoga Nidra?

Total Yoga Nidra is a comprehensive, inclusive and non-dogmatic approach to yoga nidra that respects and explores not only a range of practice methods, but also acknowledges and supports a variety of different levels of experience during yoga nidra. Total yoga nidra empowers you to encounter yoga nidra in its totality: as an adaptogenic meditative practice without limits in terms of its capacity to heal, nourish and liberate.

Most people who are familiar with yoga nidra have listened to some kind of pre-recorded audio track(s), but might not have had the opportunity to encounter the practice live from a teacher in a group setting; and although many people may have experienced a live group yoga nidra, where a teacher delivers a standard script to a group of students, this relaxing experience is very different from practising yoga nidra that has been specifically tailored for a particular individual, for example in a one-to-one setting. This experience in turn is different from the encounter with yoga nidra that comes during a practice that is co-created by teacher and student together, with the specific intention to meet the student precisely where s/he is right now, both in language and method of practice, and in terms of the level at which that practice can be most appropriately met.

And whilst all of these experiences of yoga nidra certainly bring huge benefits, an entirely different set of possibilities open up when yoga nidra is set free from the need to have any external auditory guide of any kind. At this level of self practice, the protocols for practice are so deeply familiar to the practitioner that when we simply lie (or sit) quietly, then the practice can be invited to unfold silently, in the voice of our own intuitive inner guide.

In this course you will learn:

  • to devise and deliver Total Yoga Nidra practices appropriate to your needs and those of your students and clients;
  • a clear practical understanding of the structure and function of Total Yoga Nidra, including models of best practice, and techniques to be avoided;
  • a practical understanding of the key principles of yogic psychology and philosophy relevant to the practice of Total Yoga Nidra;
  • a contextual understanding of the development and history of Total Yoga Nidra across different lineages;
  • to share Total Yoga Nidra with an informed sensitivity to the emotional and spiritual experiences of those receiving the practice;
  • to teach a range of restorative yoga asanas suitable for use during yoga nidra practice;
  • to teach within the appropriate safety guidelines for this type of yoga practice.

Topics covered include:

  • Understanding the structure and variations in approaches to, and levels of, Total Yoga Nidra practice
  • Clinical hypnosis, self-hypnosis and yoga nidra – a full exploration of the relationship between these practices
  • Further explorations in history and development of yoga nidra: nyasa, tantra, Satyananda Yoga, Himalayan Institute, Richard Miller, Swami Veda Bharati, Swami Jneshvara Bharati
  • Deeper explorations of yoga philosophy and cosmology in relation to Total Yoga Nidra
  • Exploring research on yoga nidra exploring the value of understandings from neuroscience, clinical psychology, psycho-neuro-immunology and physiology in relation to the function of yoga nidra, including stress and the relaxation response
  • Restorative asana: refinements on propping poses for yoga nidra
  • Sankalpa: resolution and intention setting, listening to inner guidance, framing and using Sankalpa within and around yoga nidra
  • Breath awareness /pranayama: specific use within the structure of yoga nidra session, and to support the practice of yoga nidra
  • Visualisations: a range of different traditional and creative scripting options, contra- indications, appropriateness and therapeutic value
  • Creativity and innovation: devising your own Total Yoga Nidra experiences; metaphor, poetry and grammar for enlightened communication
  • Responsiveness: tailoring script to needs of target populations, bespoke scripts: utilising client images in yoga nidra
  • Self-development: sample practices, support for self-reflection and growth
  • Dharana: yoga nidra as an aid to improve concentration
  • Dhyana: yoga nidra as the meditative heart of yoga
  • Living yoga nidra: practical and effective integration of yoga nidra into daily life
  • Total yoga nidra as a therapeutic tool

Before you apply:

Please read the course prospectus for full details of eligibility, preparatory work and in course assignments.

A prerequisite for taking this course is satisfactory completion of the Total Yoga Nidra Immersion Experience: Comparative and Creative Forms of Yoga Nidra , formerly known as the Total Yoga Nidra Foundation . Please note that this course is also available online, to be completed at your own pace. You can purchase the Total Yoga Nidra Online Foundation here.

You must also watch this video before applying for the course.

Please note that this workshop counts towards elective hours on the Yoga Therapy Diploma.

STATEMENT OF INCLUSION

Are you pregnant? Breastfeeding? Or perhaps you want to know more about your eligibility – Please click here to download the Statement of Inclusion document which is a genuine welcome from Uma and details the appropriate support for women considering attending any of her courses.

Requirements

When there are still places available you will see a Book Now link in the Action column of the table below. Clicking this will take you to our online booking area (which opens in a new window), where you will need to log in — or create an account if you do not yet have one — before proceeding to select and book your chosen sessions. If you see a Waiting List link this means the course is sold out but you can still register and join the waiting list.

Once your booking/payment has been processed you will receive a confirmation email from us straight away. This email will also contain details of pre course work and so it is important that you read it.

Eligibility

The course is primarily designed for qualified yoga teachers and yoga therapists and trainee yoga teachers who have completed the Total Yoga Nidra Immersion Experience (formerly known as the ‘Foundation’ course).

Dedicated yoga practitioners, counsellors, psychotherapists, life coaches, clinical hypnotherapists, complementary medicine practitioners and others with an interest in the healing power of yoga who have done the Total Yoga Nidra Immersion Experience, are also welcome but will need to complete the application form.

If you are interested in joining the course for personal development only and are not interested in teaching yoga nidra, you are welcome to join and will not be required to deliver yoga nidra to the group, or do the case-study and will not receive a Yogacampus certificate .
Yoga teachers who have already completed the Total Yoga Nidra Immersion Experience do not need to complete the application form and can book directly onto the course via the Yogacampus website.

In very exceptional circumstances, yoga teachers with a broad background of using yoga nidra in different settings, yoga nidra teachers and those that have experiences a large range of yoga nidra from different traditions may be able to join the training without completing the Immersion Experience – if you feel that you would be eligible for this, please email info@yogacampus.com stating that this is what you wish to do. You will be sent an online questionnaire to complete.

All participants need to have fluent spoken and written English.

Capacity

36

Pregnancy Yoga Teacher Training - Manchester

With Janine Hurley
18 Jan 2019

Yogacampus Manchester
293A Deansgate (behind Philip Jones estate agents and opposite the Hilton Hotel), Manchester M3 4EW

With contributions from midwives and a detailed training manual this course provides both the theoretical and practical training necessary to teach yoga classes specifically for pregnant women. Sessions will include mantra, mudra, nada yoga and pranavidya practices, encouraging you to think for yourself and to develop your own style and method of teaching pregnancy yoga within a clear framework of safety guidelines.The emphasis of the course is on supporting healthy pregnancy through appropriate holistic yoga practices. Please read the prospectus below for additional information on this course

The course will cover:

  • how to design and teach appropriate yoga classes and private sessions to all pregnant women, including those with previous yoga experience and practice and those who are new to yoga, as well as those in the early postnatal stage;
  • how to teach a full range of holistic yoga techniques that enhance a woman’s experience of pregnancy as a preparation for motherhood, and in the immediate postnatal period, including asana, paired asana, pranayama, nada yoga, mudra, bandha, mantra, prana vidya, dharana, meditation, and pratyahara through yoga nidra (deep relaxation); and
  • how to understand the philosophical and spiritual basis of yoga in the context of the emotional journey towards birth and motherhood, and to use that understanding as the basis of all pregnancy yoga teaching, and for the immediate period of postnatal recovery.

The course involves obligatory detailed observations of pregnancy yoga classes and/or DVDs (as broad a range of approaches as you are able to find) and three short assignments that help you to focus your learning in a practical manner by creating handouts, publicity material and health questionnaires for your future students. Towards the end of course there will be an appraisal session at which your teaching is observed by experienced pregnancy yoga teachers. The appraisal is conducted in a supportive and mutually respectful manner, so that most trainees find this experience to be hugely enjoyable, often commenting that the appraisal session was one of their favourite parts of the course.

The pre-course assignments will be sent to you as part of the email booking confirmation you receive so please do look out for this.

Times

09.30 to 17.00 each day with one hour for lunch.

Eligibility

Open to existing yoga teachers of any yoga tradition with an interest in teaching specialist pregnancy classes and to trainee yoga teachers from any teacher training course, so long as you have some experience of teaching. If you fulfil this requirement you can book the course on-line below and DO NOT need to complete the application form.

We also will consider applications from midwives and medical practitioners who have a strong yoga practice. In this case you must complete the application form below and email it to info@yogacampus.com for approval before you book onto the course.

Capacity

30

Emergency First Aid at Work Certificate - London 2019

With Paul Woodhouse
19 Jan 2019

Yogacampus Finsbury Park
7 Thane Works,
Thane Villas, London N7 7PH

This 1 day Emergency First Aid at Work (EFAW) training course is a Level 2 QCF Award and makes anyone who completes it a formally qualified emergency first aider. You will obtain a nationally recognised certificate which is valid for 3 years however Paul will specifically address the types of emergencies a yoga teacher is more likely to come across in a class settings.

Course content

Our emergency first aid course covers the following topics:

  • Aims and principles of first aid and the roles and responsibilities of a first aider
  • What to do in an emergency Prioritising injuries and action in an emergency
  • How to provide immediate medical care in an emergency
  • How to assess if someone is unconscious, whether or not they are breathing and how and when to put them into the recovery position or start CPR
  • We will cover common accidents and injuries and empower you with the skills and confidence to provide an immediate and appropriate first aid response
  • Treatment of an unconscious casualty who is breathing – recovery position
  • Treatment of an unconscious casualty who is not breathing – CPR
  • Importance of a defibrillator and how to use an AED
  • Assessment and treatment of a casualty who is wounded or bleeding
  • Assessment and treatment of miscellaneous medical conditions
  • Record keeping and accident forms

Alternative 2019 dates for this course are as follows:

Saturday 19th January 2019 at Yogacampus Finsbury Park.
Sunday 10th February 2019 at West London Buddhist Centre.
Sunday 10th March 2019 at West London Buddhist Centre.
Sunday 14th April 2019 at West London Buddhist Centre.
Sunday 12th May 2019 at West London Buddhist Centre.
Sunday 16th June 2019 at West London Buddhist Centre.
Sunday 8th September 2019 at West London Buddhist Centre.
Sunday 3rd November 2019 at West London Buddhist Centre.
Sunday 8th December 2019 at Yogacampus Finsbury Park.

Click the ‘Book Now’ on the right hand side of this webpage to book any of the above dates (subject to availability).

Times

9.30am to 4.30pm with 30 minutes for lunch

Eligibility

Open to all.

Capacity

12

Yoga for Anxiety and Depression - 2019

With Lisa Kaley-Isley
23 Jan 2019

Yogacampus Finsbury Park
7 Thane Works,
Thane Villas, London N7 7PH

The training intensive will integrate practical application of yoga philosophy and practice. We will review the models of the kosha-s, guna-s, dosha-s and vital essences to explore how they help us understand our selves and others, and the suggestions they offer for modifications to practice. We experience the effects of sequencing movement coordinated with breath, breathing practices, and meditation foci that have the intention of physically, physiologically, and mentally/emotionally shifting us into a more sattvic/balanced state of mindful attention. We will spend time in lecture and discussion understanding the logic behind selecting practice elements and sequencing in this manner so that you can reproduce the effects in your own practice and classes.

Topics will be covered over the course of 5 days:

•Conceptual models to understand how the mind and body interact and influence each other to give rise to the symptoms of anxiety and depression, and how yoga practice facilitates mental health.

•The vital role of the autonomic nervous system (ANS) in how we react, respond, and cope with internal and external stressors.

•Guidance to select and sequence yoga practices to positively influence the direction of change in the body-mind for self-practice and teaching.

•Key principles for teaching students experiencing anxiety and depression, and best practices to create a safe space in general yoga classes.

By attending this training, you can expect to gain:

•Personal experience of integrated yoga practices designed to create greater clarity, peace, and capacity in every part of yourself

•In pairs experience teaching a sattva enhancing approach to yoga practice

•Increased understanding of anxiety and depression as aspects of the human condition, and expanded confidence to use yoga practice and philosophy to relieve symptoms of these conditions

•Enhanced self-awareness and self-compassion

•An opportunity to ask questions relevant to adapting yoga practices to improve mental health

Suggested outline for the day

10:00 Daily welcoming check in and practice
11:30 Time for yourself to use as you need and like
11:45 Morning lecture and practice
13:00 Lunch break
14:00 Guided relaxation to digest
14:30 Afternoon lecture
15:30 Time for yourself to use as you need and like
15:45 Afternoon practice
17:00 Q & A, catch up, review
17:30 Close for the day

Day 1 Organising framework for the course, Kosha’s, Kosha’s experienced in integrated practice
Day 2 Autonomic nervous system, Dosha’s, Prana Vayus, Regulation of prana in practice
Day 3 Gunas, Diagnostic symptoms of Anxiety, practice to calm stress and anxiety
Day 4 Vital essences, Diagnostic symptoms of Depression, practice to lift mood and energy
Day 5 Scope of practice, teaching principles, practice teaching, integration of the 5 days

Recommended reading:
Mindful Relationships: Seven Skills for Success Integrating the Science of Mind, Body and Brain, by B Grace Bullock, Handspring Publishing, UK, 2016.

Times

10am to 5.30pm each day with one hour for lunch.

Eligibility

This 5-day training is intended for yoga practitioners, teachers, and therapists at all levels except absolute beginners.

Capacity

28

Meditation Teacher Training in the Yoga Darshana Tradition of Patanjali - Manchester

With Anna Bhushan
24 Jan 2019

Yogacampus Manchester
293A Deansgate (behind Philip Jones estate agents and opposite the Hilton Hotel), Manchester M3 4EW

£500 (£450 until 5th November until )

Bursaries
Traditional Yoga are offering two half bursaries for this course (£250 off the full price). Please contact info@traditionalyoga.co.uk to apply. The deadline for applications is 13th December 2018.

Details at yogacampus.com

This 4-day Meditation Teacher Training will be of particular interest to yoga teachers and trainees looking to integrate meditation into their teaching in an authentic, informed, and systematic way.

The common thread that runs through all of the ancient Indian systems of thought, including Patanjali’s Yoga Darshana, is the simple idea that we have the potential to transform ourselves, to develop a freer, purer, happier way of being human and to share this great peace with others. At the heart of Yoga Darshana is the practice of meditating on the natural, uncontrolled breath referred to as Prana Samyama. The practice is rooted in the traditions from which contemporary models of mindfulness arise and is central to all Yoga and Dhamma systems.

Our mental and emotional state is always reflected in the breath. When we observe the breath, we are observing the fluctuations of the mind. When we are agitated so is the breath. When we are at peace, so is the breath. The breath is directly connected to the unconscious mind, specifically referred to by Patanjali as ‘citta’, the mind of feeling. Over time in observing the natural breath, we notice our breath becomes harmonious as does our mind. By bringing ourselves to a state of calm awareness, we can then work to transform deep-rooted habits patterns of the mind in order to realise lasting peace within.

“By becoming an observer inside, you nurture the tree of happiness, the reality of your own mind” – Dr Kumar

Through meditating on the natural breath we strengthen the conscious mind and cultivate its ability to be aware. Without awareness we cannot bring about change. Unlike concentrating on other objects of meditation, the natural, uncontrolled breath offers a way to observe and become aware of the subtle reality of the mind at conscious, sub-conscious and unconscious levels. The natural breath is entirely unconditional, objective, free from liking or disliking and brings us into the reality of the present. These qualities of the breath give it a special status within classical meditation traditions and single it out as the purest method for cultivating samadhi (tranquil concentration).

An awareness of the original philosophical and ethical context is fundamental to a good understanding of meditation practice. Dr. Kumar keeps us connected to the source, the lineage and the philosophical principles that are essential to maintain the purity of the original techniques and benefit from them fully. They are not adapted, modified or decontextualized, yet they are secular, systematic and scientific. What is distinctive about this teacher training course is its commitment to present original ancient teachings, in an undiluted practical form for a contemporary audience. The lineage of yogis and teachers that have preserved these techniques for centuries are respected and referenced. Dr Kumar’s guided meditation recordings are at the heart of the training and available to all certified teachers to use in their classes.

Benefits of the technique include:

• The release of deep stress
• An increasingly balanced, positive and contented mind
• Increased will power, independence and compassion
• Transformation of unskilful, negative and inhibiting tendencies of the mind
• Subtler awareness of self and others
• Mindfulness in the present moment
• Greater concentration, insight and focus

During the course you will:

• Gain a deep understanding of the technique in both theory and practice
• Develop the knowledge of how this technique relates to other meditation practices and why it is central to Patanjali’s eightfold path and Buddha’s teaching.
• Understand the stages of meditation and their systematic development
• Learn the skills to facilitate your students’ practice and answer their questions
• Access a comprehensive, easy-to-follow handbook covering all aspects of instruction, course notes for students and FAQs*

All graduates will have the opportunity to have ongoing access to teaching support and mentorship and be part of a UK wide community of Prana Samyama teachers.

Pre-requisites

In order to complete the training and certification you are required to attend a Traditional Yoga Awareness Meditation Weekend or a residential retreat within 6 months of the training. We suggest that this is prior to the training where possible. This is so that you have had personal experience of practicing the technique immersively before you begin to teach. Please click here for details of the weekend courses and retreats. The weekend course fee is included in the training course cost, but you are still invited to make the suggested donation.

Please note that the above mentioned weekend courses are managed directly by Traditional Yoga and any queries can be directed to them on info@traditionalyoga.co.uk

Dr Kumar discusses the difference between concentration and awareness in meditation
This footage was taken during the Traditional Yoga Winter Retreat in Hyderabad, India in 2015.

Read more here about meditation on the natural breath.

Times

9.30 to 17.00 each day with one hour for lunch

Eligibility

This course is primarily aimed at yoga teachers looking to integrate meditation into their teaching, in an authentic, informed and systematic way. The training is also open to meditation practitioners who are inspired to teach within their own professional context. The 4-day training can be attended by any yoga teacher (qualified or in training).

Capacity

30

Vinyasa Krama: the Energetics of Sequencing – A ParaYoga Master Training

With Tanya Boigenzahn
30 Jan 2019

Yogacampus Finsbury Park
7 Thane Works,
Thane Villas, London N7 7PH

Vinyasa Krama means “wise progression.” It refers to the ancient and time tested principles of sequencing which are the foundation for the high art of truly skilled, compelling and powerful teaching–the essential piece that separates great yoga teachers from the rest.

Explore the principles for radical efficiency and effectiveness in your teaching, how to address specific physical/mental needs of your students, how to use asana holistically, maximizing the bio-mechanics of your classes as well as how to maximize the benefits of every class you teach and/or your personal practice.

In the Vinyasa Krama training, you will learn various methodologies to create a complete practice that embodies a theme and creates an intentional result.

Topics Covered

  • The physical/bio-mechanic considerations of safe and affective sequencing
  • The energetic effect of all major asanas
  • Orchestrating the arc of a class at the levels of mind, body, and energy
  • Heightening the accessibility to more challenging poses
  • The asanas and pranayama practices that support particular meditation techniques
  • Practice and the gunas (the three attributes of the natural world)
  • Sequencing for your ayurvedic type
  • Practice and its affect on the Three Essences
  • Designing a practice to suit your life and aspirations
  • The art of efficiency and effectiveness
  • An entirely rewritten and redesigned 150-plus page manual for Vinyasa Krama that follows the newly formatted and organized lectures point by point

Recommended Reading
The Heart of Yoga by TKV Desikachar (pp IX-140)

It is recommended that you read it before the workshop begins. For those of you interested in receiving course credit for your Level I or II Certification with ParaYoga and/or the Yoga Alliance RYT program, the reading and its corresponding book report is mandatory.

Times

9.30 AM to 1PM and 2.30PM to 6.00PM each day

Eligibility

Open to yoga teachers and teacher trainees.

Capacity

28

The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali: Sadhana Pada – Putting an End to Identity Crisis

With Marc Beuvain
2 Feb 2019

Yogacampus Finsbury Park
7 Thane Works,
Thane Villas, London N7 7PH

£180 each (or £600 for four)

Details at yogacampus.com

The Yoga Sutra-s present the subtlest workings of the human being, from our deepest suffering to our highest spiritual possibilities. Join Marc Beuvain on this workshop of in-depth study and

…become an independent philosopher

Each of the 195 sutra-s will be translated word by word and explained. This way of teaching hands you the keys, allowing you to use your direct knowledge of the text to nourish your practice, your reflection and your decisions on a daily basis.

…go beyond study and really understand

The text allows us to understand all the aspects, the workings, the problems and the potentials of the human being. It presents, clearly and directly, a multitude of tools, techniques and paths leading to holistic health.

Beyond personal progress, the text also brings us understanding of all the underlying and evident imbalance in today’s society.

To allow for deeper understanding and integration of the text, each sutra will be commentated using “real life” examples.

…experience Yoga for what it really is

Yoga is not, and never has been, a subject to intellectualise. It is teaching to experience.

Much more than a few theoretical ideas on which to ruminate, the text can lead to realisations and awakenings of the kind that bring about lasting personal transformation.

…understand the whole spectrum of yoga

A text of reference and authority for generations of yogis, the Yoga Sutra-s present the whole dimension of yoga. Way beyond a weekly hour of gym, yoga is a lifestyle, a philosophy, a path towards health on all levels. With only 3 of the 195 sutra-s dealing with postures, the depth and perpetuity of yoga are immediately understandable through this text.

…take time to practice

During the workshop, the lectures will be interspersed with practices, helping you to maintain comfort and concentration, and allowing you to experiment with certain areas of the text.

Weekend 2: Saturday 2nd – Sunday 3rd February 2019

Chapter 2: Sadhana pada – Putting an end to identity crisis

The second chapter will explain the identity crisis and the resulting neurosis experienced by human beings when these are not in tune with their consciousness.

The topics covered are:

• The logic behind identity crisis
• The Yogic tools to help solve these conflicts
• The use of the first five limbs of Yoga to overcome these conflicts

During this weekend, you will be given a new take on the use and power of yama, nyama, asana, pranayama and pratyahara. you will also be given the opportunity to reflect on their own Yoga practice and on how to use it to facilitate your link with your consciousness.

Times

9.30 to 17.00 each day

Eligibility

Open to teachers, trainees and advanced practitioners.

Capacity

28

Teaching Yin Yoga: Minds, Meridians, Moments - London

With Norman Blair
6 Feb 2019

Yogacampus Islington
1 Britannia Row, London N1 8QH

Yin yoga can give us the space to slow down, a chance to stay with our experiences rather than always rushing. In a Yin yoga practice, all the postures are sitting – and all the postures are held for sustained periods of time (often five minutes). Within these long holds there is an encouragement of softness and an emphasis on relaxing muscular tissue. Through these attitudes there can be a gaining of harmony and peace: so there is a greater ease, a deeper sense of balance, feelings of calmness and acceptance.

This five day training will explore the possibilities and examine the potentials of this practice. We will embed ourselves in the practice: looking at the postures, discussing variations and learning teaching skills. The reasons and the results of practising this form will be explained. There will be investigation of the postures, examples of sequencing and plenty of time to evaluate our own experience. Norman will be joined by expert teachers to cover anatomy of Yin yoga, meditation, and neuroscience/breath in Yin yoga. Central themes covered by Norman will include awareness, intention, attending to individuality of anatomy: each of us having our own unique biology ,and our own unique biography. You will learn and experience sequences that can deepen inner quietening, that can open the hips, that can encourage reflection to name but a few.

Special guest teachers on the course:

Anatomy session with Emma Charlton
Emma Charlton – an experienced aromatherapist and body worker who began teaching soft tissue anatomy in 2004 and has co-taught on part of Norman Blair’s Yin Yoga Intensive’s team for the past 3 years – will host an anatomy session which is a chance to explore how your body functions in relation to your yoga practice. Together we’ll look at the anatomy of a selection of yin yoga poses in a format designed to make anatomy accessible and relevant to your yoga practice. The afternoon will also include a discussion about fascia; definitions, structure, function and its role in moving and supporting our human forms. The afternoon is a chance to share and develop your anatomy understanding and inspire you to continue learning about the body as you continue along your yoga journey.

Meditation session with Maitripushpa Bois
A self-proclaimed meditation geek, Maitripushpa has practicing meditation for over 30 years. Drawing mainly from the Buddhist tradition, her teaching is also influenced by her practice and study of meditation from the Taoist, Confucian, Catholic (Benedictine and Jesuit) traditions as well as by her 20+ year yoga practice and its meditative elements. In this session, Maitripushpa will discuss the role of meditation and how it can compliment a Yin Yoga practice.

Breathing session with Ben Wolff
Ben is a London-based yoga teacher, clinical hypnotherapist and dream yoga practitioner who’s main focus is on The Breath. Having spent 5 years researching its healing power and ability to relieve, reduce and remove suffering, he has established more than 50 individual and unique breaths specifically targeted to individual conditions and pathologies according to physiological principles based on how the nervous system operates. In this session, Ben will discuss The Breath and various breathing techniques.
In our Yang world, Yin yoga is becoming increasingly popular. Come along and find out how this staying in poses can profoundly influence the quality of our well-being: as well as physical stretching, this form of practice impacts on our energetic body, our mental states and our emotions. Learn from experiencing this practice first hand how you can incorporate Yin yoga in your practicing and your teaching.

The training is open to teachers and teachers in training, as well those with an established understanding and practice of Yin yoga.

Please be aware that successful completion of the course is subject to pre-reading and post course work. Details will be sent to students upon registering for the course.

Recommended reading:
Brightening Our Inner Skies: Yin and Yoga

Times

10am to 5pm each day with time for lunch.

Eligibility

The training is open to teachers and teachers in training, as well those with an established understanding and practice of Yin yoga.

Capacity

36

Elevating Children’s Imagination, Creativity and Self Expression through Yoga

With Ayala Homossany
8 Feb 2019

Yogacampus Finsbury Park
7 Thane Works,
Thane Villas, London N7 7PH

Sometimes we are not sure how to access our creativity or inspiration, and from time to time we know what we want to do or say, but we are unsure how to truly express ourselves.

As children, our first dreams may have been to be an astronaut, a firefighter, an actor or singer. Most children do not get the privilege to express their dreams. Most are being told by their surroundings to get back to reality, stop showing off, or that their dreams are unachievable. As a result, many children give up their dreams and literally mute their ability to express their thoughts, ideas, aspirations and emotions.

When we, adults, deny children from expressing themselves freely, we create a generation which is afraid to express itself, explore, innovate, and create. These communication blocks have been documented in medical literature as potentially leading into unhealthy situations, both physically and mentally.

Therefore, just as we practice yoga on the mat, or yoga in our daily life as adults, we can also use yoga as a magical tool to provide children with the ability to fully express themselves in any form. Doing that will allow our children to express their deepest emotions, to be heard, seen, noticed, and accepted. As Albert Einstein acknowledged many years ago: “The true sign of intelligence is not knowledge but imagination.”

Throughout the workshop, we will concentrate on introducing tools to enhance children’s motorical, verbal and emotional expression through the practice of yoga. In creative ways, we will learn how to enable the children, stimulate self-expression and give them a stage for their creativity. We will explore how yoga practice can be extended and become a fantastic and invaluable tool to nurture the child’s imagination and curiosity and enhance their language skills.

You will come out of the workshop with tangible knowledge and ideas that will make a happy addition to your tool box and will spice up your yoga practice with children and kids yoga classes. Such ideas will include, among others, the use of different props, the use of Enchanted Wonders A-Z yoga cards, games, songs and more.

The course is open to parents, yoga teachers and trainee yoga teachers and to those working with children. Yoga practice experience in necessary.

In this feature, Ayala shares Five Steps for Fostering Children’s Creativity and Self-Expression Through Yoga – click here to read!

Times

10.00 to 17.00 with one hour for lunch

Eligibility

The course is open to yoga teachers and trainee yoga teachers and to those working with children. Yoga practice experience in necessary.

Capacity

20

Emergency First Aid at Work Certificate - London 2019

With Paul Woodhouse
10 Feb 2019

West London Buddhist Centre
Royal Oak House, 45a Porchester Rd, London W2 5DP

This 1 day Emergency First Aid at Work (EFAW) training course is a Level 2 QCF Award and makes anyone who completes it a formally qualified emergency first aider. You will obtain a nationally recognised certificate which is valid for 3 years however Paul will specifically address the types of emergencies a yoga teacher is more likely to come across in a class settings.

Course content

Our emergency first aid course covers the following topics:

  • Aims and principles of first aid and the roles and responsibilities of a first aider
  • What to do in an emergency Prioritising injuries and action in an emergency
  • How to provide immediate medical care in an emergency
  • How to assess if someone is unconscious, whether or not they are breathing and how and when to put them into the recovery position or start CPR
  • We will cover common accidents and injuries and empower you with the skills and confidence to provide an immediate and appropriate first aid response
  • Treatment of an unconscious casualty who is breathing – recovery position
  • Treatment of an unconscious casualty who is not breathing – CPR
  • Importance of a defibrillator and how to use an AED
  • Assessment and treatment of a casualty who is wounded or bleeding
  • Assessment and treatment of miscellaneous medical conditions
  • Record keeping and accident forms

Alternative 2019 dates for this course are as follows:

Saturday 19th January 2019 at Yogacampus Finsbury Park.
Sunday 10th February 2019 at West London Buddhist Centre.
Sunday 10th March 2019 at West London Buddhist Centre.
Sunday 14th April 2019 at West London Buddhist Centre.
Sunday 12th May 2019 at West London Buddhist Centre.
Sunday 16th June 2019 at West London Buddhist Centre.
Sunday 8th September 2019 at West London Buddhist Centre.
Sunday 3rd November 2019 at West London Buddhist Centre.
Sunday 8th December 2019 at Yogacampus Finsbury Park.

Click the ‘Book Now’ on the right hand side of this webpage to book any of the above dates (subject to availability).

Times

9.30am to 4.30pm with 30 minutes for lunch

Eligibility

Open to all.

Capacity

12

Yoga for Digestive Health - Manchester

With Charlotte Watts
16 Feb 2019

Yogacampus Manchester
293A Deansgate (behind Philip Jones estate agents and opposite the Hilton Hotel), Manchester M3 4EW

This training will explore how yoga – with its focus on stilling the mind – can have profound effects through the gut-brain axis on conditions such as IBS, IBD, acid reflux, colitis, diverticulitis and more. Charlotte will shed light on these continual communications between the gut and the brain and the relevance of the fascia, vagus nerve, interoception and proprioception in digestive health. Also how yoga philosophy focuses on accessing this central axis and recognising our need to listen to our visceral states. This will be practically applied for students’ practice and teaching approach.

Topics that will be covered:

•Journey around the digestive system

•Philosophy for the modern gut

•Visceral subtle and physical anatomy

•Body psychotherapy and the chakras

•Practices that particularly support gut-brain axis communication, digestive soothing, visceral ‘slide-and-glide’, grounding for lower chakra connection and intelligent bandha utilisation to reduce, rather than increase tension through the gut

•Specific conditions

What you can expect to gain from the training:

•Gaining understanding of digestive system health as the heart of our whole being, relating and health through all other body systems.

•Understanding how exploring digestive aspects in relation to breath, mindfulness, posture, anatomy, movement, stress and trauma can help us unravel the root causes of unrest in the lower chakras.

•A focus on breath awareness allows the breath to drop into the belly and diaphragm, essential for good digestive function and understanding the fascial connections within the viscera help shape movement that enables optimal function.

•How coming back to a mindful asana practice with guidance from gut feelings can feed into an intelligent practice guided by the yamas and gunas.

Suggested outline for the day

9.30am – 11am – Introduction to the Digestive System from anatomy, fascia and Ayurvedic perspectives

11am – 11.30am – Grounding and somatic practices to drop into the belly

11.30am to 12.30pm – Stress, trauma and modern chakra theory in relation to digestive health

12.30pm – 1pm– Practice to move from the belly and feet

1pm – 2pm LUNCH

2pm – 2.30pm – overview of specific conditions from medical and Ayurvedic perspectives

2.30pm – 3.30pm – Restorative and supported inversion practice

3.30pm – 4.30pm – Sounding, nyasa and meditation

4.30pm – 5pm – Q&A

Click here to read this special feature extracted from Charlotte Watts upcoming publication, Yoga Therapy for Digestive Health (Singing Dragon 2018), on her own journey with digestive health issues and how she overcame them, as well as the biochemistry between your gut and mind, how yoga can support the digestive system and practices to improve gut health.

Times

9.30 to 17.00 with one hour for lunch

Eligibility

Open to all.

Capacity

30

Teaching Yoga and Mindfulness to Young People - Manchester

With Charlotta Martinus
20–24 Feb 2019

Yogacampus Manchester
293A Deansgate (behind Philip Jones estate agents and opposite the Hilton Hotel), Manchester M3 4EW

This course attracts professionals from the fields of education, medicine, social work and mental health who wish to incorporate the use of yoga in their work with young people. The course is experiential and led by Charlotta Martinus who is in the unique position of having worked both as a Teacher in Secondary school and yoga teacher as well as a Yoga Therapist for Mental Health within CAMHS. She brings all her experience of the school environment as well as the work within the NHS to bear in the course, covering all aspects of caring for the adolescent both therapeutically and in preventative measures.

In its 13th year, this course has had the valuable input from many professionals including Dr Dan Siegel (author on countless books about adolescents and mindfulness) and Osteopaths, Educators, Psychiatrists, Physiotherapists, Psychology professors and Yoga Elders.

The course is endorsed by Dr Sat Bir Khalsa, Assistant Professor of Medicine at Harvard School of Medicine as well as countless Heads of schools across the world who have funded teachers to undergo the training course.

Upon finishing the course, you are invited to an online support group where Charlotta continues to support and guide as well as being included in a directory of teachers, partnering with schools to offer the best in yoga teachers. There are also infinite number of infographics, powerpoint and films continuously created for your sole use. Furthermore you are invited to the annual conference, Instill, in London consisting of TeenYoga teachers, Policy Makers, experts from all around the world, where you can further your knowledge, broaden your skill set and recharge your inspiration battery!

As a seasoned pedagogue, Charlotta adapts the course to the students present, making sure everyone’s learning style is adequately supported, bringing in practical exercises together with group and pair work as well as conventional lecture type learning. There is a therapeutic element to the course, where we get an opportunity to reflect and take our experience a little deeper.

Many graduates feel the course has been life changing, as they have come to a deeper understanding both of themselves, yoga and adolescents, giving them confidence and tools to support young people in all settings.

Since the course began in 2004, yoga has grown exponentially at around 10% per year (BWY 2012) and schools are no exception. The mindfulness wave has brought tolerance, interest and even passion for related sciences, especially yoga. Moreover, the new directive by the government of well-being interventions for both teachers and pupils, supports increased yoga in schools. You can view more information on this here.

Course content

The course is more than a training in how to teach asana to 11-22 year olds, it is also an exploration in how to share the philosophy and psychology of yoga to ensure more positive mental health for the students. The hope is that you will come away with a toolbox of material to use in the classroom, including class structures, behaviour management and ideas of how to share philosophy and psychology with the group. You may also come away with a deeper understanding of your own teenage years and the impact they had on your subsequent development.

This course will cover:

  • physical development
  • mental development (neuroscience)
  • psycho-social development and theories of adolescence
  • behavioural management
  • mindfulness techniques
  • how to structure a 10, 20, 30 or 60 minute class
  • how to introduce philosophical discourse involving yoga philosophy
  • how to introduce meditation
  • how to teach pranayama and asana
  • current situation in education and CAMHS and how to market yourself

The course comes with a detailed and comprehensive manual (130 pages), with plenty of practical class structures for you to use. In this manual you will find a detailed list of the benefits of yoga and a list of gender specific and age specific postures.

Extra Materials:

It is with a great deal of passion and conviction that Charlotta offers you this course; her life’s work and purpose. If you would like to chat or get to know Charlotta better, don’t hesitate to email her or read her blog here: www.teenyoga.com/blog/

Click here for a recent article on why yoga should be on the curriculum.

Read an Elephant Journal article by Charlotta on Teaching Yoga to Young People.

Podcast: Changing the Face of Yoga Podcast by Stephanie Cunningham; Episode 9 – Teen Yoga for Charlotta Martinus. Click here to listen.

Times

09.30 to 17.00 each day

Eligibility

Ideally, you should have EITHER a yoga teaching qualification (from any tradition) OR at least two years regular yoga practice under the guidance of an experienced teacher and some experience of working with teens. In both cases you need an interest in working with teens and ideally some experience of working with them. If you do not fulfil these criteria, please feel free to contact Charlotta on training@teenyoga.co.uk for a preliminary interview to ascertain whether this course is for you. Please call Charlotta on 01761 470658 for a chat.

Capacity

30

The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali: Vibhuti Pada – Finding Your Intuitive Intelligence

With Marc Beuvain
23 Feb 2019

Yogacampus Finsbury Park
7 Thane Works,
Thane Villas, London N7 7PH

£180 each (or £600 for four)

Details at yogacampus.com

The Yoga Sutras present the subtlest workings of the human being, from our deepest suffering to our highest spiritual possibilities. Join Marc Beuvain on this workshop of in-depth study and

…become an independent philosopher

Each of the 195 sutra-s will be translated word by word and explained. This way of teaching hands you the keys, allowing you to use your direct knowledge of the text to nourish your practice, your reflection and your decisions on a daily basis.

…go beyond study and really understand

The text allows us to understand all the aspects, the workings, the problems and the potentials of the human being. It presents, clearly and directly, a multitude of tools, techniques and paths leading to holistic health.

Beyond personal progress, the text also brings us understanding of all the underlying and evident imbalance in today’s society.

To allow for deeper understanding and integration of the text, each sutra will be commentated using “real life” examples.

…experience Yoga for what it really is

Yoga is not, and never has been, a subject to intellectualise. It is teaching to experience.

Much more than a few theoretical ideas on which to ruminate, the text can lead to realisations and awakenings of the kind that bring about lasting personal transformation.

…understand the whole spectrum of yoga

A text of reference and authority for generations of yogis, the Yoga Sutra-s present the whole dimension of yoga. Way beyond a weekly hour of gym, yoga is a lifestyle, a philosophy, a path towards health on all levels. With only 3 of the 195 sutra-s dealing with postures, the depth and perpetuity of yoga are immediately understandable through this text.

…take time to practice

During the workshop, the lectures will be interspersed with practices, helping you to maintain comfort and concentration, and allowing you to experiment with certain areas of the text.

Weekend 3: Saturday 23rd – Sunday 24th February 2019

Chapter 3: Vibhuti pada – Finding your intuitive intelligence

Chapter 3 explains the nature of the meditative process and how practising the various forms of meditation will transform individuals who have the necessary courage, strength and determination.

The topics covered are:

• The conditions necessary to meditation
• The meditative process and different types of meditation
• How to use meditation to transcend the intellect and access one’s intuitive powers
• The traps inherent to the practice of meditation

During the course of this week-end, we will explore the use of meditation in various contexts: therapeutic, contemplative and the development of human resources. You will be given time to reflect on meditation as a tool to become independent and think for yourself, as a way to be in touch with your heart and live accordingly.

Times

9.30 to 17.00 each day

Eligibility

Open to teachers, trainees and advanced practitioners.

Capacity

28

Yoga for Scoliosis: An Introductory Workshop

With Adelene Cheong
2 Mar 2019

Yogacampus Finsbury Park
7 Thane Works,
Thane Villas, London N7 7PH

Can yoga improve the condition of scoliosis? How does one practice yoga with scoliosis? Does it help, and yield sustainable long term results? What about the frustration, depletion, self-consciousness, disharmony that one can experience? As someone with scoliosis,these are some of the questions Adelene had. This introductory workshop is open to students, teachers and practitioners alike, to demonstrate and offer a tested approach in practising and living with scoliosis.

With open discussions held within a safe sharing environment, Adelene will share her journey and experience. We will learn and understand how to practice with scoliosis, explore how the therapeutic effects of yoga can be applied specifically to structural / functional imbalances. This non-invasive approach to the condition could potentially: help to alleviate physical discomfort; re-map postural alignment; re-establish and refine balance; release emotional and psychological tension brought about by living with scoliosis.

This workshop offers:

  • Insights into the spinal health of those with scoliosis
  • Ability to develop sensory intelligence and acumen
  • Modified practices to improve the symptoms of scoliosis
  • Confidence building in managing and practising with scoliosis
  • Restorative postures to balance and rejuvenate
  • Tips for healthy daily posture for optimal support

Through years of training, research, teaching, self-study and dedicated practice, Adelene has successfully helped herself and many others reclaim freedom (physically, emotionally and mentally), hope and empowerment within themselves.
Join Adelene on this day workshop to understand it, to experience it, to share it!

_Please note that this workshop counts towards elective hours on the Yoga Therapy Diploma

Times

9.30am to 5pm with one hour for lunch

Eligibility

This workshop is open to teachers, trainees and yoga practitioners.

Capacity

28

Confident Teaching - Supporting Your Students’ Progression

With Jane Craggs, Louise Tanner
2 Mar 2019

Yogacampus Manchester
293A Deansgate (behind Philip Jones estate agents and opposite the Hilton Hotel), Manchester M3 4EW

£75 each or £280 for all 4 in the series

Details at yogacampus.com

Topics that will be covered in this workshop:

• How to establish breath led class
• Teaching the range within the target group
• Giving your students confidence through authentic, embodied teaching (the why as well as the how)
• How to observe your students, what to look out for (Release valves,)
• Clear instruction; less is more, responding to what students bring, layering and giving space
• Prioritising appropriate adjustment; when to and when not to (from the spine outwards)
• Finding the pleasant reward of the practice (balancing sthira and sukha)
• Mindfulness – the thread that links all the elements of the practice

What you can expect to benefit from coming to the training:

• Learn how to accommodate the needs of their student and what to prioritise, in the class
• Hone observational skill and a learn range of ways to respond to what they see
• Appreciate the level of mindfulness required to teach with clarity and compassion and work towards cultivating this
• Understand that as yoga teachers we are seen as yoga role models so it is our responsibility to be authentic, to teach what we practice and experience.

The day will start with a breath led, deconstructed asana practice, followed by Q&A. Teaching practice group work will be introduced later in the day and then techniques and skills for being a confident teacher will be discussed.

The Mindful Teaching Series is a set of four 1 day workshops that will cover various topics to improve yoga teaching skills.

15th September 2018 – Essential Breath – Breathing Into Physical and Mental Alignment

15th December 2018 – Watch your Back – A Healthy Approach to Teaching Spinal Alignment

2nd March 2019 – Confident Teaching – Supporting Your Students’ Progression

1st June 2019 – Yogic Heritage – Re-integrating Asana Into Philosophical Context

Book all four workshops together and save £20!

Times

930am to 5pm

Eligibility

Open to yoga teachers, trainees, and all of those with an interest in the topic

Capacity

30

Emergency First Aid at Work Certificate - London 2019

With Paul Woodhouse
10 Mar 2019

West London Buddhist Centre
Royal Oak House, 45a Porchester Rd, London W2 5DP

This 1 day Emergency First Aid at Work (EFAW) training course is a Level 2 QCF Award and makes anyone who completes it a formally qualified emergency first aider. You will obtain a nationally recognised certificate which is valid for 3 years however Paul will specifically address the types of emergencies a yoga teacher is more likely to come across in a class settings.

Course content

Our emergency first aid course covers the following topics:

  • Aims and principles of first aid and the roles and responsibilities of a first aider
  • What to do in an emergency Prioritising injuries and action in an emergency
  • How to provide immediate medical care in an emergency
  • How to assess if someone is unconscious, whether or not they are breathing and how and when to put them into the recovery position or start CPR
  • We will cover common accidents and injuries and empower you with the skills and confidence to provide an immediate and appropriate first aid response
  • Treatment of an unconscious casualty who is breathing – recovery position
  • Treatment of an unconscious casualty who is not breathing – CPR
  • Importance of a defibrillator and how to use an AED
  • Assessment and treatment of a casualty who is wounded or bleeding
  • Assessment and treatment of miscellaneous medical conditions
  • Record keeping and accident forms

Alternative 2019 dates for this course are as follows:

Saturday 19th January 2019 at Yogacampus Finsbury Park.
Sunday 10th February 2019 at West London Buddhist Centre.
Sunday 10th March 2019 at West London Buddhist Centre.
Sunday 14th April 2019 at West London Buddhist Centre.
Sunday 12th May 2019 at West London Buddhist Centre.
Sunday 16th June 2019 at West London Buddhist Centre.
Sunday 8th September 2019 at West London Buddhist Centre.
Sunday 3rd November 2019 at West London Buddhist Centre.
Sunday 8th December 2019 at Yogacampus Finsbury Park.

Click the ‘Book Now’ on the right hand side of this webpage to book any of the above dates (subject to availability).

Times

9.30am to 4.30pm with 30 minutes for lunch

Eligibility

Open to all.

Capacity

12

Advanced Restorative Teacher Training:Therapeutic Aspects of Restorative Yoga

With Judith Hanson Lasater
22 Mar 2019

The Hellenic Centre
16-18 Paddington Street, London W1U 5AS

Those who teach restorative yoga frequently discover the amazing power of this practice. This 30 Hour Advanced Restorative Yoga Teacher Training will cover more complex aspects of teaching restorative yoga than the basic Relax and Renew® course. Included will be work with postures that may benefit anxiety, depression, infertility, dysmennorrhoea and other conditions. A section of the workshop will focus on the therapeutic aspect of inversions.

This advanced training also goes into more depth about the therapeutic relationship between the student and the teacher, pranayama, some Ayurveda and more work with the organs. It will also give you training about how to work with students who have more physical/mental challenges.

Eligibility:

To be eligible for this Level 2 advanced training, you need to have completed Judith’s Relax and Renew®: Learning to Teach Restorative Yoga Level 1, and have received a certificate from her, or taken and received a certificate of completion for a Restorative teacher training from Lizzie Lasater or Adelene Cheong.

NO EXCEPTIONS

Pre-Reading:
Before the training you are asked to read:

Relax and Renew: Restful Yoga for Stressful Times and Restore and Rebalance: Yoga for Deep Relaxation by Judith Hanson Lasater

The Heart Speaks: a Cardiologist Reveals the Secret Language of Healing by Mimi Gaurneri,

and it is strongly recommended that you read The Female Brain and The Male Brain, by Louann Brizendine.

Props:
As part of this course we will provide 1 bolster, 2 blocks, 2 bricks and these props will be available to purchase at a discount at the end of the course. You are required to bring your own x 5 firm blankets and 1 strap. Ideally you will bring the “D” ring belt that is six feet long and two inches wide.

Please ensure you look out for the reading packet detailing your pre-reading and prop requirements, which will be included in your booking confirmation email.

Times

10.00am to 5.15pm each day

Eligibility

In order to be eligible for this training, you need to have completed Judith’s Relax and Renew®: Learning to Teach Restorative Yoga Level 1, and you should ideally hold a current Relax and Renew® Trainer certificate sent to you by Judith. However, if you have completed the basic training but not yet submitted the project report required for certification, you may still register for this intensive but you must give Judith your completed Level 1 project upon arriving at the first morning session of Level 2.

Capacity

80

The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali: Kaivalya Pada – Freedom of Consciousness: The Big Adventure

With Marc Beuvain
23 Mar 2019

Yogacampus Finsbury Park
7 Thane Works,
Thane Villas, London N7 7PH

£180 each (or £600 for four)

Details at yogacampus.com

The Yoga Sutras present the subtlest workings of the human being, from our deepest suffering to our highest spiritual possibilities. Join Marc Beuvain on this workshop of in-depth study and

…become an independent philosopher

Each of the 195 sutra-s will be translated word by word and explained. This way of teaching hands you the keys, allowing you to use your direct knowledge of the text to nourish your practice, your reflection and your decisions on a daily basis.

…go beyond study and really understand

The text allows us to understand all the aspects, the workings, the problems and the potentials of the human being. It presents, clearly and directly, a multitude of tools, techniques and paths leading to holistic health.

Beyond personal progress, the text also brings us understanding of all the underlying and evident imbalance in today’s society.

To allow for deeper understanding and integration of the text, each sutra will be commentated using “real life” examples.

…experience Yoga for what it really is

Yoga is not, and never has been, a subject to intellectualise. It is teaching to experience.

Much more than a few theoretical ideas on which to ruminate, the text can lead to realisations and awakenings of the kind that bring about lasting personal transformation.

…understand the whole spectrum of yoga

A text of reference and authority for generations of yogis, the Yoga Sutra-s present the whole dimension of yoga. Way beyond a weekly hour of gym, yoga is a lifestyle, a philosophy, a path towards health on all levels. With only 3 of the 195 sutra-s dealing with postures, the depth and perpetuity of yoga are immediately understandable through this text.

…take time to practice

During the workshop, the lectures will be interspersed with practices, helping you to maintain comfort and concentration, and allowing you to experiment with certain areas of the text.

Weekend 4: Saturday 23rd – Sunday 24th March 2019

Chapter 4: Kaivalya pada – Freedom of consciousness: the big adventure

The last chapter of the Yoga Sutras explains to what extent the aim of Yoga is to transcend the human condition through meditation in order to free one’s consciousness.

The topics covered are:

• The consequences of freedom of consciousness on the individual and global health
• How to treat conditionings and beliefs which stop us from evolving
• How to overcome past traumas
• How to differentiate between the voice of our ego and the voice of our consciousness

During this last week-end, we will explore how to open yourself to the wisdom of Yoga and will reflect on the consequences of freedom of consciousness at social and political levels.

Times

9.30 to 17.00 each day

Eligibility

Open to teachers, trainees and advanced practitioners.

Capacity

28

Meditation Teacher Training in the Yoga Darshana Tradition of Patanjali

With Anna Bhushan
30 Mar – 2 Apr 2019

Yogacampus Finsbury Park
7 Thane Works,
Thane Villas, London N7 7PH

£550 (£500 until 5th November until )

The Yoga Healing Foundation is offering two-half bursaries at the reduced cost of £275 to cover the course fee. Please contact bursaries@traditionalyoga.co.uk to apply. All applications must be received by 15th February 2019.

Details at yogacampus.com

This 4-day Meditation Teacher Training will be of particular interest to yoga teachers and trainees looking to integrate meditation into their teaching in an authentic, informed, and systematic way.

The common thread that runs through all of the ancient Indian systems of thought, including Patanjali’s Yoga Darshana, is the simple idea that we have the potential to transform ourselves, to develop a freer, purer, happier way of being human and to share this great peace with others. At the heart of Yoga Darshana is the practice of meditating on the natural, uncontrolled breath referred to as Prana Samyama. The practice is rooted in the traditions from which contemporary models of mindfulness arise and is central to all Yoga and Dhamma systems.

Our mental and emotional state is always reflected in the breath. When we observe the breath, we are observing the fluctuations of the mind. When we are agitated so is the breath. When we are at peace, so is the breath. The breath is directly connected to the unconscious mind, specifically referred to by Patanjali as ‘citta’, the mind of feeling. Over time in observing the natural breath, we notice our breath becomes harmonious as does our mind. By bringing ourselves to a state of calm awareness, we can then work to transform deep-rooted habits patterns of the mind in order to realise lasting peace within.

“By becoming an observer inside, you nurture the tree of happiness, the reality of your own mind” – Dr Kumar

Through meditating on the natural breath we strengthen the conscious mind and cultivate its ability to be aware. Without awareness we cannot bring about change. Unlike concentrating on other objects of meditation, the natural, uncontrolled breath offers a way to observe and become aware of the subtle reality of the mind at conscious, sub-conscious and unconscious levels. The natural breath is entirely unconditional, objective, free from liking or disliking and brings us into the reality of the present. These qualities of the breath give it a special status within classical meditation traditions and single it out as the purest method for cultivating samadhi (tranquil concentration).

An awareness of the original philosophical and ethical context is fundamental to a good understanding of meditation practice. Dr. Kumar keeps us connected to the source, the lineage and the philosophical principles that are essential to maintain the purity of the original techniques and benefit from them fully. They are not adapted, modified or decontextualized, yet they are secular, systematic and scientific. What is distinctive about this teacher training course is its commitment to present original ancient teachings, in an undiluted practical form for a contemporary audience. The lineage of yogis and teachers that have preserved these techniques for centuries are respected and referenced. Dr Kumar’s guided meditation recordings are at the heart of the training and available to all certified teachers to use in their classes.

Benefits of the technique include:

• The release of deep stress
• An increasingly balanced, positive and contented mind
• Increased will power, independence and compassion
• Transformation of unskilful, negative and inhibiting tendencies of the mind
• Subtler awareness of self and others
• Mindfulness in the present moment
• Greater concentration, insight and focus

During the course you will:

• Gain a deep understanding of the technique in both theory and practice
• Develop the knowledge of how this technique relates to other meditation practices and why it is central to Patanjali’s eightfold path and Buddha’s teaching.
• Understand the stages of meditation and their systematic development
• Learn the skills to facilitate your students’ practice and answer their questions
• Access a comprehensive, easy-to-follow handbook covering all aspects of instruction, course notes for students and FAQs*

All graduates will have the opportunity to have ongoing access to teaching support and mentorship and be part of a UK wide community of Prana Samyama teachers.

Pre-requisites

In order to complete the training and certification you are required to attend a Traditional Yoga Awareness Meditation Weekend or a residential retreat within 6 months of the training. We suggest that this is prior to the training where possible. This is so that you have had personal experience of practicing the technique immersively before you begin to teach. Please click here for details of the weekend courses and retreats. The weekend course fee is included in the training course cost, but you are still invited to make the suggested donation.

Please note that the above mentioned weekend courses are managed directly by Traditional Yoga and any queries can be directed to them on info@traditionalyoga.co.uk

Dr Kumar discusses the difference between concentration and awareness in meditation
This footage was taken during the Traditional Yoga Winter Retreat in Hyderabad, India in 2015.

Read more here about meditation on the natural breath.

Times

9.30 to 17.00 each day with one hour for lunch

Eligibility

This course is primarily aimed at yoga teachers looking to integrate meditation into their teaching, in an authentic, informed and systematic way. The training is also open to meditation practitioners who are inspired to teach within their own professional context. The 4-day training can be attended by any yoga teacher (qualified or in training).

Capacity

28

Hypno Yoga for Birth - Manchester

With Janine Hurley
30 Mar 2019

Yogacampus Manchester
293A Deansgate (behind Philip Jones estate agents and opposite the Hilton Hotel), Manchester M3 4EW

This course offers a 4 day training for pregnancy yoga teachers to integrate hypnotherapy into their classes and to expand their therapeutic skill set. This course acknowledges the wide overlap that exists between yoga and hypnotherapy, and how seamlessly hypnosis can be integrated into the pregnancy yoga setting to achieve a therapeutic outcome.

Hypnosis is a completely natural state of absorption or focused attention (think Yoga Nidra). During hypnosis we can make helpful suggestions to the unconscious mind to change behaviours, thoughts and sensations during and post hypnosis. Everyone responds uniquely to hypnosis but most describe the experience as deeply relaxing and nurturing.

Research has shown that hypnosis reduces the length of time for active labour for first time mothers and significantly reduces the need for pain relief. It also promotes more spontaneous deliveries and reduces the incidence of post natal depression.

The course will enable you to be an integrative hypnotherapist for birth within a yoga setting. It has been designed and will be taught by Janine Hurley and Lynne Tomlinson, both of whom are hypnotherapists within the NHS. Janine Hurley is also a yoga teacher who delivers the Yogacampus Pregnancy and Baby Yoga and Baby Massage trainings. Janine was also the co- author of the recent Manchester University study on the effects of ante natal yoga on maternal anxiety and depression.

Integrating hypnotherapy into your teaching will be transformative, not just as an aid for birth but also for your general classes. Yoga is hypnotic and by incorporating the finely tuned skills gained through hypnotherapy you can learn to offer students an added extra resource to delve into their intuitive true nature.

Times

09.30am to 5pm each day

Eligibility

As this teaching will build on your existing pregnancy yoga teaching, this course is for those already trained to teach pregnancy yoga.

Capacity

30

Baby Yoga and Baby Massage - Manchester

With Janine Hurley, Justine Baines
5 Apr 2019

Yogacampus Manchester
293A Deansgate (behind Philip Jones estate agents and opposite the Hilton Hotel), Manchester M3 4EW

Combining the skills of Janine Hurley, yoga teacher and hypnotherapist, and Justine Baines (RN, RHV, BSc.Hons), health visitor and infant feeding lead for Manchester, who between them have 25 years’ experience of working with mums and babies, this teacher training provides yoga teachers, trainee teachers and other yoga practitioners already working with babies with the platform to create a nurturing yet fun and interactive yoga practice for both mother and baby (or dads or grandparents). You will learn tools and techniques to understand how to facilitate nourishing and supportive groups for postnatal women with their babies, inlcuding:-

  • the importance of baby’s developmental readiness
  • how to apply different yoga and massage techniques to achieve and help both parent and baby to develop in harmony
  • practical information on managing common, but problematic issues that may affect practice, such as reflux and colic
  • an understanding of baby states and maternal and child attachment
  • how to identify those who may present as vulnerable, and to develop strategies to manage those challenges
  • common postnatal ailments and ways to tailor a yoga practice in relation to yoga therapy and yoga philosophy.

We aim to offer a unique learning experience, which will underpin your philosophy of practice with a clinical based evidence approach so that we can help and support you to teach fun and nourishing classes.

While the course focus is mainly tuned to the baby, we will also offer an overview of the postnatal mother, both emotionally and physically. (Janine also teaches on the 6 day intensive post natal yoga module.)

Although primarily aimed at yoga teachers and trainee teachers, this course may also be suitable for you if you are an experienced yoga practitioner already working with babies, children or as a health practitioner. Please see below for application details. We will equip you with the skills to enable you to teach enjoyable therapeutic classes for families in both the private and public health sector.

Times

09.30 to 17.00 each day

Eligibility

Open to existing yoga teachers of any yoga tradition with an interest in teaching specialist baby yoga and baby massage classes and to trainee yoga teachers from any teacher training course, so long as you have some experience of teaching. If you fulfil this requirement you can book the course on-line below and DO NOT need to complete the application form.

We also will consider applications from those who already work with babies or children or as a health practitioner and who have a strong yoga practice. In this case you must complete the application form below and email it to info@yogacampus.com for approval before you book onto the course.

Capacity

30

Relax and Renew: Learning to Teach Restorative Yoga

With Judith Hanson Lasater
7–4 Apr 2019

The Hellenic Centre
16-18 Paddington Street, London W1U 5AS

We work very hard in our lives, and while we may sleep, we rarely take time to rest. Restorative yoga postures help us learn to relax and rest deeply and completely. During deep relaxation, all the organ systems of the body are benefited. A few of the measurable results of relaxation are the reduction of blood pressure and the improvement of immune function, as well as improvement in digestion, fertility, elimination and the reduction of muscle tension and general fatigue.

Judith Hanson Lasater is credited with establishing restorative yoga as a modern yogic discipline and has taught Restorative Yoga teacher trainings around the world since 2001. Her Yogacampus intensives invariably sell out quickly. In this training we will learn the art and skill of teaching restorative yoga. With Judith and her team of assistants, we will cover all aspects of the subject, including the physiology of relaxation, the physical, emotional and spiritual aspects of restorative yoga, special postures for menstruation, pregnancy and menopause, how to adapt postures for individual needs, and how to sequence and teach a restorative yoga class. Each session will be highly practical, giving you the chance to practise a range of restorative postures, as well as including lots of hands-on adjustments and discussion.

Pre-reading
Please note that you are required to read and bring with you to each day of the training, a copy of Judith’s book Relax and Renew: Restful Yoga for Stressful Times, and Restore and Rebalance: Yoga for Deep Relaxation, plus the Reading Packet that will be emailed to you when you register.

Props:
As part of this course we will provide 1 bolster, 2 blocks, 2 bricks and these props will be available to purchase at a discount at the end of the course. You are required to bring your own mat, eyebag, hand towel, x 5 firm blankets and 1 strap. Ideally you will bring the “D” ring belt that is six feet long and two inches wide. Details of what is required are outlined in further detail in your booking confirmation email ‘Reading Packet’.

Please note that this workshop counts towards elective hours on the Yoga Therapy Diploma.

Times

10:00am – 5:15pm (with 75-minute lunch break)

Eligibility

Open to yoga teachers, trainee teachers and experienced yoga students.

Capacity

80

The Evolution of a Yoga Practice: Discovering the Path to Embodiment

With Julie Martin
10 Apr 2019

Yogacampus Finsbury Park
7 Thane Works,
Thane Villas, London N7 7PH

During this 5 day immersion Julie’s aim is to help you understand the importance of an embodied practice and she will look at the “why” and “how” of letting go of old dogmas and rules. There are no sacred cows here and everything needs to be questioned. There are reasons why we need to step back and look at what we inherited from the cross cultural transmission of yoga and discover what is still useful and relevant for the modern practitioner. This will help us to return to our commitment and motivation for being a yogi and a yoga teacher.​

What to expect:

We’ll look at a lot of “why’s” and “why nots” before we delve into understanding the underlying essence of a Tantric Hatha based practice which was rooted in experiencing the present moment.

We’ve got to let go of making shapes or refining them and turn inwards so that our practice expands from the inside out.

Each day we’ll take apart aspects of “understanding”, getting some background before we move forward. For teachers and practitioners alike you will experience information in your own body as well as examine it from different perspectives. We let go of “right” and “wrong” and become explorers, without an agenda, discovering the map of our bodies, minds and deeper connection to life.

The Schedule
9.30-5pm each day

​Morning Sessions:

Every morning will begin with a somatic meditation and carry on into an embodied movement practice.

Afternoon Sessions:

After a lunch break will continue the day with a lecture, dialogue and physical practices to guide us towards truth within.

Day 1: History

How did we end up with rigid structures of practice when our goal is freedom? Should we question lineage and does the guru/disciple relationship have value for us in modern life. What does yoga mean today? If we teach, what are we really trying to share with people? Do we have to arrive at injury before we question our practice or our teachers?

Day 2: Embodiment, Somatics, Proprioception, Interoception, conscious awareness.

What do these terms really mean, why are they important and is it still yoga? Looking at the layers of practice and how to move away from shapes and stretching towards guiding a sensing and feeling experience. Understanding the communication with the nervous system in re-patterning movement and relationships.

Day 3: Looking at old alignment principles

Why were they there? What was useful, what wasn’t? How can we translate the useful stuff into new movement principles. Dropping our old teaching cues and finding a new language that helps us translate sensation and gives the practice back to the student. How to guide students to understand that their body is the vehicle by which they feel and experience and help them get beyond what they “think”.

Day 4: Stability vs Structure – Mobility vs Stretching – Moving vs Static

We are always in relationship with our bodies and when we begin a conversation of curiosity we can let go of patterns and old ideas about ourselves. We can discover this through negotiation, being in conversation with the breath and learning the difference between a physical action and awareness of action.

Day 5: What unfolds when structure is removed?

Improvisational movement and allowing the body to find its own shapes helps us to embody our stories through movement, stillness, pausing and being present. We find truth in movement no longer bound by expectations.


Julie’s unique perspective on the evolution of yoga

Julie’s passion for curiosity and the questioning of the “norms”, together with a lifetime of practice has led her to become a leading voice in the world of yoga. Having been brought up as a Vedantist and embracing asana later in life at 25 Julie learned that ultimately every practice, every scripture, every lineage was based on individuality, cultural aspects of the moment, opinion, and perspective. All of this is not necessarily useful or even meant for world wide consumption. During her 20 plus years of teaching she has watched the modern western world allow yoga to evolve, sometimes for the better, sometimes, not so much.

Times

9.30 to 17.00 each day

Eligibility

Open to teachers, trainees and advanced practitioners.

Capacity

24

Yoga for Scoliosis: An Introductory Workshop - Manchester

With Adelene Cheong
13 Apr 2019

Yogacampus Manchester
293A Deansgate (behind Philip Jones estate agents and opposite the Hilton Hotel), Manchester M3 4EW

£75

Book both workshops together and save £10! (Yoga for Scoliosis on 13/04/19 and Restorative Yoga on 14/04/19)

Details at yogacampus.com

Can yoga improve the condition of scoliosis? How does one practice yoga with scoliosis? Does it help, and yield sustainable long term results? What about the frustration, depletion, self-consciousness, disharmony that one can experience? As someone with scoliosis,these are some of the questions Adelene had. This introductory workshop is open to students, teachers and practitioners alike, to demonstrate and offer a tested approach in practising and living with scoliosis.

With open discussions held within a safe sharing environment, Adelene will share her journey and experience. We will learn and understand how to practice with scoliosis, explore how the therapeutic effects of yoga can be applied specifically to structural / functional imbalances. This non-invasive approach to the condition could potentially: help to alleviate physical discomfort; re-map postural alignment; re-establish and refine balance; release emotional and psychological tension brought about by living with scoliosis.

This workshop offers:

  • Insights into the spinal health of those with scoliosis
  • Ability to develop sensory intelligence and acumen
  • Modified practices to improve the symptoms of scoliosis
  • Confidence building in managing and practising with scoliosis
  • Restorative postures to balance and rejuvenate
  • Tips for healthy daily posture for optimal support

Through years of training, research, teaching, self-study and dedicated practice, Adelene has successfully helped herself and many others reclaim freedom (physically, emotionally and mentally), hope and empowerment within themselves.
Join Adelene on this day workshop to understand it, to experience it, to share it!

_Please note that this workshop counts towards elective hours on the Yoga Therapy Diploma

Restorative Yoga: The Art + Science of Rest and Relaxation day workshop – Sunday 14th April 2019
Why not join Adelene on Sunday 14th April for a one day Rest and Relaxation restorative yoga workshop and make the weekend out of it? Book both together and save £10 at the checkout. Just click ‘Book Now’ and add both sessions to your basket. Click here to read more about the programme for the day.

Times

9.30 to 17.00 with one hour for lunch

Eligibility

This workshop is open to teachers, trainees and yoga practitioners.

Capacity

30

Emergency First Aid at Work Certificate - London 2019

With Paul Woodhouse
14 Apr 2019

West London Buddhist Centre
Royal Oak House, 45a Porchester Rd, London W2 5DP

This 1 day Emergency First Aid at Work (EFAW) training course is a Level 2 QCF Award and makes anyone who completes it a formally qualified emergency first aider. You will obtain a nationally recognised certificate which is valid for 3 years however Paul will specifically address the types of emergencies a yoga teacher is more likely to come across in a class settings.

Course content

Our emergency first aid course covers the following topics:

  • Aims and principles of first aid and the roles and responsibilities of a first aider
  • What to do in an emergency Prioritising injuries and action in an emergency
  • How to provide immediate medical care in an emergency
  • How to assess if someone is unconscious, whether or not they are breathing and how and when to put them into the recovery position or start CPR
  • We will cover common accidents and injuries and empower you with the skills and confidence to provide an immediate and appropriate first aid response
  • Treatment of an unconscious casualty who is breathing – recovery position
  • Treatment of an unconscious casualty who is not breathing – CPR
  • Importance of a defibrillator and how to use an AED
  • Assessment and treatment of a casualty who is wounded or bleeding
  • Assessment and treatment of miscellaneous medical conditions
  • Record keeping and accident forms

Alternative 2019 dates for this course are as follows:

Saturday 19th January 2019 at Yogacampus Finsbury Park.
Sunday 10th February 2019 at West London Buddhist Centre.
Sunday 10th March 2019 at West London Buddhist Centre.
Sunday 14th April 2019 at West London Buddhist Centre.
Sunday 12th May 2019 at West London Buddhist Centre.
Sunday 16th June 2019 at West London Buddhist Centre.
Sunday 8th September 2019 at West London Buddhist Centre.
Sunday 3rd November 2019 at West London Buddhist Centre.
Sunday 8th December 2019 at Yogacampus Finsbury Park.

Click the ‘Book Now’ on the right hand side of this webpage to book any of the above dates (subject to availability).

Times

9.30am to 4.30pm with 30 minutes for lunch

Eligibility

Open to all.

Capacity

12

Restorative Yoga: The Art + Science of Rest and Relaxation - Manchester

With Adelene Cheong
14 Apr 2019

Yogacampus Manchester
293A Deansgate (behind Philip Jones estate agents and opposite the Hilton Hotel), Manchester M3 4EW

£75

Book both workshops together and save £10! (Yoga for Scoliosis on 13/04/19 and Restorative Yoga on 14/04/19)

Details at yogacampus.com

‘Deep Rest is not self-indulgence, it is self-preservation, it is respect for life.’ – Adelene Cheong

This workshop offers insights on the beauty of slowing down, to support effective quality rest. Understand and experience how this practice affects the Autonomic Nervous System for health and rejuvenation, and hone your skills to relaxation.

This workshop offers:

• Experiential practice to support your Rest and rejuvenation
• Theory and discussions on Rest and relaxation
• Introduction to the physiology of relaxation
• Effective positioning and alignment for optimal healing
• Understand the energetic impressions of Restorative poses

Adelene will share her knowledge and experience of Restorative Yoga: the art of relaxation for deep conscious rest, informed by western science and experienced and tested by practitioners of all ages. This day offers a combination of lectures, experiential practice, with time for discussion and questions. Suitable for all level practitioners, especially if you are intending to further join the Relax and Restore (Level 1) Intensive.

Yoga for Scoliosis: An Introductory Workshop – Saturday 13th April 2019
Why not join Adelene on Saturday 13th April for a one day introductory workshop to Yoga for Scoliosis and make the weekend out of it? Book both together and save £10 at the checkout. Just click ‘Book Now’ and add both sessions to your basket. Click here to read more about the programme for the day.

Times

9.30 to 17.00 with one hour for lunch

Eligibility

This workshop is open to teachers, trainees and yoga practitioners.

Capacity

30

Emergency First Aid at Work Certificate - London 2019

With Paul Woodhouse
12 May 2019

West London Buddhist Centre
Royal Oak House, 45a Porchester Rd, London W2 5DP

This 1 day Emergency First Aid at Work (EFAW) training course is a Level 2 QCF Award and makes anyone who completes it a formally qualified emergency first aider. You will obtain a nationally recognised certificate which is valid for 3 years however Paul will specifically address the types of emergencies a yoga teacher is more likely to come across in a class settings.

Course content

Our emergency first aid course covers the following topics:

  • Aims and principles of first aid and the roles and responsibilities of a first aider
  • What to do in an emergency Prioritising injuries and action in an emergency
  • How to provide immediate medical care in an emergency
  • How to assess if someone is unconscious, whether or not they are breathing and how and when to put them into the recovery position or start CPR
  • We will cover common accidents and injuries and empower you with the skills and confidence to provide an immediate and appropriate first aid response
  • Treatment of an unconscious casualty who is breathing – recovery position
  • Treatment of an unconscious casualty who is not breathing – CPR
  • Importance of a defibrillator and how to use an AED
  • Assessment and treatment of a casualty who is wounded or bleeding
  • Assessment and treatment of miscellaneous medical conditions
  • Record keeping and accident forms

Alternative 2019 dates for this course are as follows:

Saturday 19th January 2019 at Yogacampus Finsbury Park.
Sunday 10th February 2019 at West London Buddhist Centre.
Sunday 10th March 2019 at West London Buddhist Centre.
Sunday 14th April 2019 at West London Buddhist Centre.
Sunday 12th May 2019 at West London Buddhist Centre.
Sunday 16th June 2019 at West London Buddhist Centre.
Sunday 8th September 2019 at West London Buddhist Centre.
Sunday 3rd November 2019 at West London Buddhist Centre.
Sunday 8th December 2019 at Yogacampus Finsbury Park.

Click the ‘Book Now’ on the right hand side of this webpage to book any of the above dates (subject to availability).

Times

9.30am to 4.30pm with 30 minutes for lunch

Eligibility

Open to all.

Capacity

12

Yogic Heritage - Re-integrating Asana Into Philosophical Context

With Jane Craggs, Louise Tanner
1 Jun 2019

Yogacampus Manchester
293A Deansgate (behind Philip Jones estate agents and opposite the Hilton Hotel), Manchester M3 4EW

£75 each or £280 for all 4 in the series

Details at yogacampus.com

The majority of present day yoga classes are, in truth, asana focussed. In this workshop we remind teachers how much more yoga has to offer us beyond asana. We will explore some key elements of The Yoga Sutras to reveal the precious mindfulness practices that build mental strength and can transform our lives.

Topics that will be covered in this workshop:

• A re-introduction to the Yoga Sutras and the key elements that develop mental strength through mindfulness
• Kriya Yoga – Understanding the nature of the mind and how yoga uses it’s tendencies to move from distraction towards mental focus.
• Sthiram and sukham – using the support of our breath to practice asana mindfully in support of satvika; physical health and mental strength; optimal panic flow
• From the 8 Limbs, the Yamas and Niyamas – guides to support mindfulness during daily life

You can expect from this day:

• Chanting
• Introduction of theory to Yoga Sutras and teaching Kriya Yoga,
• A complete practice integrating theory on embodying mindful breathing using ujjayi, asana cultivating sthira and sukha, mantra with bhavana and pranayama
• Explaining the process of a complete practice; mindfully refining the quality of the breath to coral the flow of prana and cultivate satva
• Re-introduction to 8 Limbs, focus on Yamas and Niyamas as mindfulness practices for daily life

The Mindful Teaching Series is a set of four 1 day workshops that will cover various topics to improve yoga teaching skills.

15th September 2018 – Essential Breath – Breathing Into Physical and Mental Alignment

15th December 2018 – Watch your Back – A Healthy Approach to Teaching Spinal Alignment

2nd March 2019 – Confident Teaching – Supporting Your Students’ Progression

1st June 2019 – Yogic Heritage – Re-integrating Asana Into Philosophical Context

Book all four workshops together and save £20!

Times

930am to 5pm

Eligibility

Open to yoga teachers, trainees, and all of those with an interest in the topic

Capacity

30

Emergency First Aid at Work Certificate - London 2019

With Paul Woodhouse
16 Jun 2019

West London Buddhist Centre
Royal Oak House, 45a Porchester Rd, London W2 5DP

£110

9.30am to 4.30pm with 30 minutes for lunch

Details at yogacampus.com

This 1 day Emergency First Aid at Work (EFAW) training course is a Level 2 QCF Award and makes anyone who completes it a formally qualified emergency first aider. You will obtain a nationally recognised certificate which is valid for 3 years however Paul will specifically address the types of emergencies a yoga teacher is more likely to come across in a class settings.

Course content

Our emergency first aid course covers the following topics:

  • Aims and principles of first aid and the roles and responsibilities of a first aider
  • What to do in an emergency Prioritising injuries and action in an emergency
  • How to provide immediate medical care in an emergency
  • How to assess if someone is unconscious, whether or not they are breathing and how and when to put them into the recovery position or start CPR
  • We will cover common accidents and injuries and empower you with the skills and confidence to provide an immediate and appropriate first aid response
  • Treatment of an unconscious casualty who is breathing – recovery position
  • Treatment of an unconscious casualty who is not breathing – CPR
  • Importance of a defibrillator and how to use an AED
  • Assessment and treatment of a casualty who is wounded or bleeding
  • Assessment and treatment of miscellaneous medical conditions
  • Record keeping and accident forms

Alternative 2019 dates for this course are as follows:

Saturday 19th January 2019 at Yogacampus Finsbury Park.
Sunday 10th February 2019 at West London Buddhist Centre.
Sunday 10th March 2019 at West London Buddhist Centre.
Sunday 14th April 2019 at West London Buddhist Centre.
Sunday 12th May 2019 at West London Buddhist Centre.
Sunday 16th June 2019 at West London Buddhist Centre.
Sunday 8th September 2019 at West London Buddhist Centre.
Sunday 3rd November 2019 at West London Buddhist Centre.
Sunday 8th December 2019 at Yogacampus Finsbury Park.

Click the ‘Book Now’ on the right hand side of this webpage to book any of the above dates (subject to availability).

Eligibility

Open to all.

Capacity

12

Teaching Yin Yoga: Minds, Meridians, Moments - Manchester

With Norman Blair
10 Jul 2019

Yogacampus Manchester
293A Deansgate (behind Philip Jones estate agents and opposite the Hilton Hotel), Manchester M3 4EW

Yin yoga can give us the space to slow down, a chance to stay with our experiences rather than always rushing. In a Yin yoga practice, all the postures are sitting – and all the postures are held for sustained periods of time (often five minutes). Within these long holds there is an encouragement of softness and an emphasis on relaxing muscular tissue. Through these attitudes there can be a gaining of harmony and peace: so there is a greater ease, a deeper sense of balance, feelings of calmness and acceptance.

This five day training will explore the possibilities and examine the potentials of this practice. We will embed ourselves in the practice: looking at the postures, discussing variations and learning teaching skills. The reasons and the results of practising this form will be explained. There will be investigation of the postures, examples of sequencing and plenty of time to evaluate our own experience. Norman will be joined by expert teachers to cover anatomy of Yin yoga, meditation, and neuroscience/breath in Yin yoga. Central themes covered by Norman will include awareness, intention, attending to individuality of anatomy: each of us having our own unique biology ,and our own unique biography. You will learn and experience sequences that can deepen inner quietening, that can open the hips, that can encourage reflection to name but a few.

Special guest teachers on the course:

Anatomy session with Emma Charlton
Emma Charlton – an experienced aromatherapist and body worker who began teaching soft tissue anatomy in 2004 and has co-taught on part of Norman Blair’s Yin Yoga Intensive’s team for the past 3 years – will host an anatomy session which is a chance to explore how your body functions in relation to your yoga practice. Together we’ll look at the anatomy of a selection of yin yoga poses in a format designed to make anatomy accessible and relevant to your yoga practice. The afternoon will also include a discussion about fascia; definitions, structure, function and its role in moving and supporting our human forms. The afternoon is a chance to share and develop your anatomy understanding and inspire you to continue learning about the body as you continue along your yoga journey.

Meditation session with Maitripushpa Bois
A self-proclaimed meditation geek, Maitripushpa has practicing meditation for over 30 years. Drawing mainly from the Buddhist tradition, her teaching is also influenced by her practice and study of meditation from the Taoist, Confucian, Catholic (Benedictine and Jesuit) traditions as well as by her 20+ year yoga practice and its meditative elements. In this session, Maitripushpa will discuss the role of meditation and how it can compliment a Yin Yoga practice.

Breathing session with Ben Wolff
Ben is a London-based yoga teacher, clinical hypnotherapist and dream yoga practitioner who’s main focus is on The Breath. Having spent 5 years researching its healing power and ability to relieve, reduce and remove suffering, he has established more than 50 individual and unique breaths specifically targeted to individual conditions and pathologies according to physiological principles based on how the nervous system operates. In this session, Ben will discuss The Breath and various breathing techniques.

In our Yang world, Yin yoga is becoming increasingly popular. Come along and find out how this staying in poses can profoundly influence the quality of our well-being: as well as physical stretching, this form of practice impacts on our energetic body, our mental states and our emotions. Learn from experiencing this practice first hand how you can incorporate Yin yoga in your practicing and your teaching.

The training is open to teachers and teachers in training, as well those with an established understanding and practice of Yin yoga.

Please be aware that successful completion of the course is subject to pre-reading and post course work. Details will be sent to students upon registering for the course.

Recommended Reading
Brightening Our Inner Skies: Yin and Yoga

Times

10am to 5pm each day with a 60 minute lunch break

Eligibility

The training is open to teachers and teachers in training, as well those with an established understanding and practice of Yin yoga.

Capacity

30

Emergency First Aid at Work Certificate - London 2019

With Paul Woodhouse
8 Sep 2019

West London Buddhist Centre
Royal Oak House, 45a Porchester Rd, London W2 5DP

This 1 day Emergency First Aid at Work (EFAW) training course is a Level 2 QCF Award and makes anyone who completes it a formally qualified emergency first aider. You will obtain a nationally recognised certificate which is valid for 3 years however Paul will specifically address the types of emergencies a yoga teacher is more likely to come across in a class settings.

Course content

Our emergency first aid course covers the following topics:

  • Aims and principles of first aid and the roles and responsibilities of a first aider
  • What to do in an emergency Prioritising injuries and action in an emergency
  • How to provide immediate medical care in an emergency
  • How to assess if someone is unconscious, whether or not they are breathing and how and when to put them into the recovery position or start CPR
  • We will cover common accidents and injuries and empower you with the skills and confidence to provide an immediate and appropriate first aid response
  • Treatment of an unconscious casualty who is breathing – recovery position
  • Treatment of an unconscious casualty who is not breathing – CPR
  • Importance of a defibrillator and how to use an AED
  • Assessment and treatment of a casualty who is wounded or bleeding
  • Assessment and treatment of miscellaneous medical conditions
  • Record keeping and accident forms

Alternative 2019 dates for this course are as follows:

Saturday 19th January 2019 at Yogacampus Finsbury Park.
Sunday 10th February 2019 at West London Buddhist Centre.
Sunday 10th March 2019 at West London Buddhist Centre.
Sunday 14th April 2019 at West London Buddhist Centre.
Sunday 12th May 2019 at West London Buddhist Centre.
Sunday 16th June 2019 at West London Buddhist Centre.
Sunday 8th September 2019 at West London Buddhist Centre.
Sunday 3rd November 2019 at West London Buddhist Centre.
Sunday 8th December 2019 at Yogacampus Finsbury Park.

Click the ‘Book Now’ on the right hand side of this webpage to book any of the above dates (subject to availability).

Times

9.30am to 4.30pm with 30 minutes for lunch

Eligibility

Open to all.

Capacity

12

Emergency First Aid at Work Certificate - London 2019

With Paul Woodhouse
3 Nov 2019

West London Buddhist Centre
Royal Oak House, 45a Porchester Rd, London W2 5DP

This 1 day Emergency First Aid at Work (EFAW) training course is a Level 2 QCF Award and makes anyone who completes it a formally qualified emergency first aider. You will obtain a nationally recognised certificate which is valid for 3 years however Paul will specifically address the types of emergencies a yoga teacher is more likely to come across in a class settings.

Course content

Our emergency first aid course covers the following topics:

  • Aims and principles of first aid and the roles and responsibilities of a first aider
  • What to do in an emergency Prioritising injuries and action in an emergency
  • How to provide immediate medical care in an emergency
  • How to assess if someone is unconscious, whether or not they are breathing and how and when to put them into the recovery position or start CPR
  • We will cover common accidents and injuries and empower you with the skills and confidence to provide an immediate and appropriate first aid response
  • Treatment of an unconscious casualty who is breathing – recovery position
  • Treatment of an unconscious casualty who is not breathing – CPR
  • Importance of a defibrillator and how to use an AED
  • Assessment and treatment of a casualty who is wounded or bleeding
  • Assessment and treatment of miscellaneous medical conditions
  • Record keeping and accident forms

Alternative 2019 dates for this course are as follows:

Saturday 19th January 2019 at Yogacampus Finsbury Park.
Sunday 10th February 2019 at West London Buddhist Centre.
Sunday 10th March 2019 at West London Buddhist Centre.
Sunday 14th April 2019 at West London Buddhist Centre.
Sunday 12th May 2019 at West London Buddhist Centre.
Sunday 16th June 2019 at West London Buddhist Centre.
Sunday 8th September 2019 at West London Buddhist Centre.
Sunday 3rd November 2019 at West London Buddhist Centre.
Sunday 8th December 2019 at Yogacampus Finsbury Park.

Click the ‘Book Now’ on the right hand side of this webpage to book any of the above dates (subject to availability).

Times

9.30am to 4.30pm with 30 minutes for lunch

Eligibility

Open to all.

Capacity

12

Emergency First Aid at Work Certificate - London 2019

With Paul Woodhouse
8 Dec 2019

Yogacampus Finsbury Park
7 Thane Works,
Thane Villas, London N7 7PH

This 1 day Emergency First Aid at Work (EFAW) training course is a Level 2 QCF Award and makes anyone who completes it a formally qualified emergency first aider. You will obtain a nationally recognised certificate which is valid for 3 years however Paul will specifically address the types of emergencies a yoga teacher is more likely to come across in a class settings.

Course content

Our emergency first aid course covers the following topics:

  • Aims and principles of first aid and the roles and responsibilities of a first aider
  • What to do in an emergency Prioritising injuries and action in an emergency
  • How to provide immediate medical care in an emergency
  • How to assess if someone is unconscious, whether or not they are breathing and how and when to put them into the recovery position or start CPR
  • We will cover common accidents and injuries and empower you with the skills and confidence to provide an immediate and appropriate first aid response
  • Treatment of an unconscious casualty who is breathing – recovery position
  • Treatment of an unconscious casualty who is not breathing – CPR
  • Importance of a defibrillator and how to use an AED
  • Assessment and treatment of a casualty who is wounded or bleeding
  • Assessment and treatment of miscellaneous medical conditions
  • Record keeping and accident forms

Alternative 2019 dates for this course are as follows:

Saturday 19th January 2019 at Yogacampus Finsbury Park.
Sunday 10th February 2019 at West London Buddhist Centre.
Sunday 10th March 2019 at West London Buddhist Centre.
Sunday 14th April 2019 at West London Buddhist Centre.
Sunday 12th May 2019 at West London Buddhist Centre.
Sunday 16th June 2019 at West London Buddhist Centre.
Sunday 8th September 2019 at West London Buddhist Centre.
Sunday 3rd November 2019 at West London Buddhist Centre.
Sunday 8th December 2019 at Yogacampus Finsbury Park.

Click the ‘Book Now’ on the right hand side of this webpage to book any of the above dates (subject to availability).

Times

9.30am to 4.30pm with 30 minutes for lunch

Eligibility

Open to all.

Capacity

12