Teach Your Yoga Teacher Training Course

One specialist course that is designed to provide students the knowledge to teach Vinyasa style Yoga. A very comprehensive, and hands-on course for students who are passionate and dedicated Yoga students. The course is a 200hr Course with options to take extra electives in Kids Yoga, Ashtanga Immersion days and retreats at a discounted rate. 


A fully comprehensive very hands on training for students who are passionate and dedicated Yoga students. The  course is taught by Nichi Green and has evolved from over 10 years of experience training teachers to an excellent standard.The course allows you to add in extra elective days in areas that interest you at a discounted rate. The course is very practically based with a strong focus on alignment and teaching practice. A 4 day Ashtanga Yoga adjusting course will be taught by Joey Miles. Anatomy days will be taught by Richard Couch.

Reccommendations- One of our graduates from 2017 Jenny,talks about her experiences on the course here; http://www.theyogaspace.co.uk/blog/PostId/246/an-insight-into-teacher-training-at-the-yoga-space


The course covers  teaching Ashtanga Yoga and Vinyasa Flow style to beginners and how to adapt and design classes to suit your student group.The core course runs over 21 days and over an 11 month period.You will also be expected to do 20 hours assisting/observing with a Yoga Alliance registered teacher on top of your core course hours.This is a certified course and you will be recognised as a Yoga teacher by Yoga Alliance Professionals on completion, be able to teach beginners yoga with confidence. You are encouraged to join YAP as a student once the course begins and it is recommended that you take out insurance with them.

The Syllabus covers:

  • History of yoga
  • Physiology of breath
  • stretching principles
  • philosophy
  • class planning and teaching practice
  • Functional anatomy
  • Principles of asana
  • Alignment and adjusting
  • Business of Yoga
  • Use of voice
  • Shatkarmas
  • Modifications, yoga for pregnancy
  • Vinyasa Krama
  • Hip, shoulder, core and backbending sequences
  • Inversions
  • Mysore style practice


The course follows the following structure;

  • 5 day Immersion on Vinyasa flow and Sequencing with Nichi Green- 25th to 29th July 2018
  • Weekend 1- Friday 10th( from 6pm) to Sunday 12th August ( finish at 4pm) 2018
  • 4 Day Immersion with Joey Miles on Ashtanga Yoga and Adjusting- 10th -13th September 2018
  • Weekend 2-26th-28th October 2018 with Nichi Green
  • Weekend 3- 7th to 9th December 2018 with Nichi Green
  • Weekend 4- 15th-17th February 2019 with Nichi Green
  • Weekend 5- 26th-28th April 2019 with Nichi Green
  • Weekend 6- 7th-9th June 2019 with Nichi Green
  • 2 Functional Anatomy and Yoga days with Richard Couch dates tbc

Elective Options and Student Discount

All of our teacher training students are given a student discount on classes whilst on the course so are eligible to buy a 10 class pass for only £50.Alongside the course you will have the opportunity to take extra workshops and courses at a discounted rate. Some suggested Electives are;

Kids Yoga Training with Nichi Green- 4 day course. Cost-£300.  A 4 day course to train you to teach 7 to 11 year olds yoga. This course is approved by Yoga Alliance Professionals and is excellent if you want to expand your work possibilities as a yoga teacher. Incorporating games, drama, group work, storytelling, NIchi has devised this course from over 20 years of experience of working with children. 

Ashtanga Study Days with Joey Miles and Rachel Woolhouse- Cost £35 Joey is an authorised level 2 Ashtanga Teacher and his study days covering, asana, meditation, philosophy are renowned for offering students a deeper level of enquiry and understanding into the Ashtanga system.  Joey usually runs three of these over a year so there will be plenty of opportunity to attend one.

Ashtanga Workshops with Sarah Blenkhorn- Cost £15 Sarah is one of our senior teachers at the studio and has a wealth of knowledge in teaching students of different abilities, modifying postures where needed and has a long history of regular practice and study of the Ashtanga system.

Visiting Teacher workshops- We often have well known teachers from Europe and U.S.A. You will be informed of any dates as they are booked.

Assisting and Adjusting hours and Self Study

Alongside the core course students are requested to do 10 hours observing of classes taught by a Yoga Alliance registered teacher who has been teaching for at least 2 years. You can observe classes in any style of Yoga, preferably a mixed level class or beginners. A log of hours must be kept and signed by the teacher you observe.

Once observation hours are completed and you are past your 2nd Weekend of study you will be asked to then start assisting a Yoga Alliance registered teacher. This can be at our studio or a studio nearer to home if you are travelling. A log of hours must be kept and signed by the teacher you assist. 

Self study is an essential part of the course. keeping a practice journal, reading and submitting assignments prior to each weekend you attend is an integral part of your learning and development. At least 1 full day a month should be set aside for completing your written assignments. You will be set work prior to your functional anatomy days and asked to write up teaching practice as well as reflections on reading, practice and philosophy.


FEES 200hr Vinyasa Yoga

Investment £2500, with an easy payment structure.

  • £1,000 Registration Fee - must be paid prior to 30th June 2018  in order to secure a place.
  • Monthly Installments - The remaining fees can be paid in 9 monthly installments of £170 or three installments of £500. Full balance must be paid by 15th May 2019.


Joey Miles

Joey came to yoga after a misspent youth pursuing the circus, martial arts and physical theatre. At Goldsmiths University of London he directed the Yoga Society for 3 years and sat regularly with the FWBO (Friends of the Western Buddhist Order). After completing his degree in Drama he became an assistant to Hamish Hendry at Ashtanga Yoga London, during this time he studied annually with his Guru the late Sri K. Pattabhi Jois in Mysore and in 2004 was authorised to teach the Primary Series.

From 2005-8 he taught the daily Mysore program at Triyoga, Primrose Hill, London. In 2005 Joey began practicing Iyengar Yoga with Alaric Newcomb, the attention to alignment, precision and subtle detail has greatly influenced his practice, teaching and perception and he regularly gets scolded now in Mysore by Sharat Jois for doing standing poses too wide!

In 2009 Joey moved to Leeds where he set up and continues to run Yorkshire’s first 5 day a week Mysore program: Ashtanga Yoga Leeds. In 2012 Joey assisted Sharath daily at the KPJAYI for a month and was given Authorisation level 2 (blessing to teach the intermediate series), on his most recent trip to Mysore in 2014 Joey completed the Advanced A series – it was hard!

Joey’s teaching is rigorous and playful and his intention is to bring clarity and emphasis to sound alignment within the Ashtanga system, thereby demonstrating the unity among different schools of yoga.

Richard Couch

Richard Couch is a Senior Physio and took trained with Brian in 2012. He will be delivering all of the functional Anatomy on both courses including a full day. He is excellent at delivering anatomy specifically for yoga students making it understandable and practical.

200hr Vinyasa Flow Teachers

Nichi Green

Nichi is founder of The Yoga Space and has been teaching Yoga for 17 years. She started assisting Brian Cooper once he began running courses at the studio and found that she really loved training teachers. Her love of Vinyasa style Yoga developed with Shiva Rea in 2004. She really enjoyed the creativity of Vinyasa Krama and sequences for specific postures or themes. It fed more into her arts background and her deep passion for music which she often uses in classes and will be an integral part of the course. Nichi is a Senior registered teacher with Yoga Alliance Professionals. This accreditation demonstrates excellent standards as set by Yoga Alliance Professionals. Nichi also teaches online for ekhartyoga.com and runs retreats and workshops in Europe and Sri Lanka.

Sarah Blenkhorn

Sarah Blenkhorn has been a teacher at the studio since 2006, trained with Brian and started attending classes with Nichi in 2012. She has yoga’d her way through 2 pregnancies, serious illness and a knee op and knows how to adapt, modify and deliver classes to all ages and abilities. She has also trained in Pregnancy Yoga and will be bringing in a module on this and how to adapt classes for pregnant students.


Have at least two years steady Yoga practice with a qualified teacher. This can be in any discipline of Yoga but asana practice much be of a certain standard with a good understanding of alignment. This will be assessed from application and on assessment day or via interview.


Yoga teacher training should not be undertaken lightly. Trainees are expected to maintain a regular Yoga practice whilst taking the courses. Homework and reading should be completed in time before each weekend so that the student is prepared. Extensions on homework can be granted but only in exceptional circumstances. Students may be asked to resit or redo modules/ assignments where necessary.

We have an intro session on 19th May where you can take a vinyasa class with Nichi and then ask any questions you may have afterwards. If you cant make this date don't worry we can arrange another time to meet you. Book via our workshops page.


Certified Yoga Alliance Training Centre

Our Teacher Training courses have 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. The course has a set 180 hours contact time and the core teacher is a registered Senior Yoga teacher with Yoga Alliance.


Candidates will be asked to attend a class at the studio followed by an interview with Nichi. If you wish to be considered for the course please submit an application form. Any questions can be directed to Nichi at info@theyogaspace.co.uk. We take a maximum of 15 students on the course. All applications must be submitted no later than the 25th June 2018.


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