Hours over the entire length of the TTC.

145 hours of Teacher Training taught by lead teacher – 1 weekend a month (for one year)

72 hours of classes by lead teacher or a Yoga Tree of Life teacher – 1 class a week

36 hours of peer practice (home) – 3 hours a month

144 hours of home Yoga and meditation practice Sadhana  – 3 hours a week

24 hours written assignment (home) – 1 to 3 hours a month




Asana: (approx. 100+ hours)


Practice and teach beginners and general level asana's in the styles of; Iyengar method, Sivananda, Flow, Restorative, Yin and Remedial yoga.

Develop an understanding for alignment in Asana, including how to use props to best fit the practitioner.

Master how to make verbal cues and safe hands-on adjustments.

Gain the ability and confidence to help students with special needs and injuries.

Learn the art of sequencing.


Pranayama: (approx. 33+ hours)


The conscious awareness of breath – the life force energy, which can both relax and energise the body. It is an integral part of yoga, the controlled breathing enables both the ‘rhythm’ of performing yoga poses and relaxing the mind for meditation.


Meditation: (approx. 16+ hours)


We learn; Buddhist, Vipassana and Mantra meditations.


Bhakti yoga: (approx. 16+ hours)


“Devotional Service”. We will discuss and explore:

  • The power of sound

  • Mantra – Om

  • Creating a sacred space





Home practice of: Asana, Meditation, Pranyama.

A minimum of 3 hours a week.


Yoga Journal

You are required to keep a log of the dates and times of your Sadana practice. Please feel free and inspired to write any thoughts and feelings that may arise for you. (approx. 1 hour a week)


Written Assignments

Each month there will be a new topic on Yoga to write about. You will be given new topic's on the Teachers Training weekend.



  • Study of the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali

  • The Subtle body and chakra; systems

  • Asthanga - Eight limbs of Yoga

  • Understand how nutrition and lifestyle affect yourself and your students




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We require 100% attendance for the Teachers Training weekend and 90% for the weekly classes. If you cannot make a particular weekend or day, due to sicknesses or other important commitments, then as long as you notify us you can make it up over a condensed private one to one session (which is £60) with Nicholas.




Our teacher training course has met the stringent requirements set by Yoga Alliance Professionals. Our graduates are trained to the highest standard and are eligible to register with Yoga Alliance Professionals.

2020/21 DATES:

Oct, 31st/1st

Nov, 28th /29th

Dec, 12th/13th

Jan, 30th/31st

Feb, 27th/28th

Mar, 27th/28th

Apr, 24th/25th 

May, 29th/30th

Jun,  26th/27th

Jul,  3rd/4th

Aug,  28th/29th (tbc)

Sep, 25th/26th 

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