300 Hour Advanced Teacher Training

Energy, flow and awareness as your body in wholeness

Next course begins October 2022

Inroduction

This course is for Yoga and Hot Yoga teachers, and regular practitioners, who want to explore Yoga, energy and movement in depth. It’s divided into six, 50 hour modules. Collectively, these will reinvigorate your knowledge and Yoga practice from the ground up, from the outside to deep inside. This is in-person training, not online.

You can purchase all six modules as a course, or buy them individually. 

Your course is led by Ed Wood (E-RYT500, YACEP, Yoga Elder). Ed is certified to the highest level with Yoga Alliance International, and is a registered Yoga Elder with the Independent Yoga Network.

 

In brief...

Learn how your fascia grows to support movement. Explore this as a felt sense in Vinyasa practice. Understand the relationship to the meridians of Traditional Chinese Medicine through Yin Yoga. Discover the mobile, emotional person within through the deeper practices of pranayama, meditation, mindfulness and Yoga Nidra. Reflect on your teaching and practice new skills.

A five-day retreat brings all of your new learning together into focus at the end of the course.

Details of the modules

Fascia - Building Asana from the Ground Up

2022: 21-23 Oct & 26, 27 Nov

Learn about fascia as the connective network that holds us together and reshapes our form in response to our movements. Through stronger Vinyasa, we deconstruct asana seeking to experience it happening real-time. You’ll emerge with a deeper insight into the asana and how they can arise from within, rather than simply trained externally. This is how a posture can be an asana – a steady, comfortable position. We’ll ask – how can this inform our teaching?

Yin Yoga and the Energy Meridians

2023: 6-8 Jan & 4, 5 Feb

Yin Yoga relates closely to Traditional Chinese Medicine. Asana stimulate the meridian lines and longer holds offer space for the body’s energy to shift. We’ll look at postures in detail and the paths and properties of the meridians themselves. We’ll bring it together by designing Yin Yoga practices that move us towards positive energetic outcomes. You’ll have opportunity to practice teaching from your new knowledge.

Meditation, Mindfulness and Yoga Nidra

2023: 3-5 Mar & 15, 16 Apr

Yoga practitioners know that if we can calm our breath, we can reduce mental and physical tension. Mindfulness, meditation and Yoga Nidra reliably regulate unwanted nervous activation and regular practice brings lasting change: we’re just less likely to be triggered. This module explores all three: you’ll learn tools and techniques for your own practice and look at ways to teach others.

Health and the Subtle Body in Yoga

2023: 16-18 Jun & 8, 9 Jul

Yogis agree that energy and consciousness are at work within us. This module explores health and the human body an expression of subtle energy, as taught in the classic Hatha Yoga Pradipika. We’ll discover how Ayurveda builds on this model. Given some of Yoga’s lifestyle observances (yamas and niyamas), we ask: how can we make health the central theme of our Yoga practice?

Pranayama, Sound and Chanting

2023: 15-17 Sep & 14, 15 Oct

Ancient Yogis observed the rhythm of the breath, and concluded that our whole world is a repeating pattern of energy. We’ll begin our journey through sound and by learning about (and practicing) chanting. You’ll renew and reinvigorate your current breath practice, and learn about some fascinating developments in breath science that can reset your entire system. We’ll link pranayama to asana, and learn how to get the most from each round of breath.

Retreat Intensive

2023: 23-29 Oct

This retreat revists key elements and practices from each of the study modules. No previous experience is assumed, but it’s recommended that you have studied at least one of the other modules in order to get the most out of the experience. It is an intensive retreat, so expect to be engaged in some kind of practice for 8-9 hours per day. Practice periods are spread out between the hours of 6AM-9PM, so there will be ample opportunity to rest, eat and socialise.

Practical details

We explore biotensegrity and the meridian-like scaffolding that myofascial structures provide. Stronger Vinyasa practice is our gateway into this physicality. We’ll reflect on what this means to our practice and teaching.

We explore the meridians of Traditional Chinese Medicine through Yin Yoga, and learn to design Yin practices that target specific outcomes. We marry all our asana practice with extensive breathwork, and reflect on the energetic effects. You will have opportunity to practice teaching the new concepts you’ve learned.


Through our work with asana and breath, we can develop a felt and present body awareness that links understanding, energy, and flow as the body in wholeness. As such, this course also includes a deeper look into the practices of meditation, mindfulness and Yoga Nidra. What is the self under the layers of body and breath? You’ll deepen your understanding of Hatha Yoga subtle body, how this model informs the science of Ayurveda and how to build a health-centric Yoga practice.

You’ll be given opportunities to practice teaching based on these new principles and techniques. There are some assignments to work on for yourself. Through these, you’ll develop your understanding and find way to apply your new skills to real-world scenarios.

Our understanding of the human body and the human condition is changing rapidly. We now know that much of our body support and function comes from the web of fascia inside. And we’ve learned that our emotions and attitudes really are bound up in the body’s physiology. The physical structure and the mind shape each other in a dynamic relationship. Yoga teachers – and anyone diving deep into Yoga – need a platform to learn about and explore this relationship. How can we use the tools of Yoga to make the most of it? Yoga offers lots of techniques: postures, breathing practices, meditation, mindfulness, chanting, study, lifestyle observances. What are the best tools for an individual to use?

If you want to look in detail at these – if you want to develop a practical approach to helping yourself and others – then this course is for you. You don’t have to be a teacher: the main qualification is to come with an open mind and a willingness to learn.

  • Fascia – building asana from the ground up: 21-23 Oct & 26, 27 2022 Nov at the Yogafurie studio.
  • Yin Yoga and Energy Meridians: 6-8 & Jan 4, 5 Feb 2023 at the Yogafurie studio.
  • Yoga nidra, meditation and mindfulness: 3-5 Mar & 15, 16 Apr 2023 at the Yogafurie studio.
  • Health and the subtle body in Yoga: 16-18 Jun & 8, 9 Jul 2023 at the Yogafurie studio.
  • Pranayama, sound and mantra Yoga: 15-17 Sep & 14, 15 2023 Oct at the Yogafurie studio.
  • Yoga retreat intensive: 23-29 Oct 2023 in Devon.

Each module can be purchased on its own – or you save over 20% by committing to the whole course. Yogafurie offers an interest-free monthly payment plan. This is all in-person training, not online.

You can buy the course as a whole or just pick the modules you’re interested in. Yogafurie offers a monthly payment plan and discounts for paying in full.

Buy the course:

The course costs £3599. A deposit of £599 secures your space. If you pay in full before the course begins, you receive a £200 discount, meaning you will only pay £3399. Or you can opt for 13 monthly instalments of £230, meaning the course will cost £3599. These costs cover the entire course, including all food, accommodation and practice on the final retreat.

Yogafurie will admit 12 people at most to this course. You will share your journey with a small group, although others will join from time to time for individual modules.

Buy just the modules you’re interested in:

Each module (except the retreat) costs £699. A deposit of £199 will secure your space. If you pay in full before the module starts you will receive a £50 discount and only pay £649 for the module. Or you can opt to pay two monthly instalments of £250, meaning the module will cost £699.

The retreat module costs £899, or £849 if paid in full upfront. A deposit of £199 secures your place. As above, you can clear the balance in two monthly instalments of £350. Retreat costs include all of your food, accommodation and Yoga practice and learning on the retreat.

Deposits and fees are not refundable if you don’t attend or complete the course or module for any reason.

Get in touch

Yogafurie Academy courses in Bristol limits Yoga Teacher Training course numbers so that everyone gets the right level of personal attention. Get in touch to register your interest or to arrange an informal chat about the course.

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"Firstly, thank you! I have thoroughly enjoyed the course. It delivered on everything I hoped for and more. I honestly feel that I have learnt much more than I could on many of the other 200 hour courses out there. I think you have great course content and I am confident to teach safely and with a variety of skills. Thank you."

Sam

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People can change in lots of ways. You’ll learn all about why and how Yoga boosts wellness, and with all your knowledge and practice you'll radiate good health. Lifestyle changes happen, partly because you’re making space for more practice and study, and partly because health and wellness will become important to you in a new way.

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The RYS 200 Yoga and Hot Yoga Teacher Training course will be held at the Yogafurie studio in Bristol. As well as great practice and study facilities, you can relax between sessions in our social area. Yogafurie provides Pukka teas and Extract filter coffee free on course days, and we all bring some food to share over lunch.

Slide 4 - But I don't live in Bristol

The Yogafurie course is quite unique, as you qualify to teach both Yoga and Hot Yoga. We also offer 230 contact hours, and a host of great guest teachers. There are many other reasons and factors to consider, and people travel for the course. Here we talk a bit about Bristol as a learning destination.

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The 300 Hour Advanced Yoga Teacher Training course will be held at the Yogafurie studio in Bristol. As well as great practice and study facilities, you can relax between sessions in our social area. Yogafurie provides Pukka teas and Extract filter coffee free on course days, and we all bring some food to share over lunch.

The Yogafurie Academy course is quite unique, as you will be part of a limited group of just 16 students to ensure you get the support you need to learn. We also offer 300 contact hours, and a host of great guest teachers. There are many other reasons and factors to consider, and people travel for the course. Here we talk a bit about Bristol as a learning destination.

“Firstly, thank you! I have thoroughly enjoyed the course. It delivered on everything I hoped for and more. I honestly feel that I have learnt much more than I could on many of the other 200 hour courses out there. I think you have great course content and I am confident to teach safely and with a variety of skills. Thank you.”

Sam

300 Hour Advanced Teacher Training in Bristol

Yin & Yang: Fascia, Meridians and Practice

A detailed study with Yogafurie Academy.

Dive even deeper into your practice and knowledge of Yoga with the Academy’s 300 hour Advanced Yoga Training course – held in Bristol.

We will study in depth the acupuncture meridians of Classical Chinese Medicine, and myofascial structures within the living body. We relate these to each other, and explore both through extensive Yoga asana and breath practice.

We will undertake extensive meditation practice and look inside ourselves. There’s much more to this course, follow the page above to discover more.

Is this course right for you?

Contact us today to find out more about the 300 Hour Yoga Training Course in Bristol from Yogafurie Academy.

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