An overview…

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Graduates of the Yogafurie course are qualified to teach both Yoga and Hot Yoga. More and more studios are using heat – having the skills and experience to lead safe classes at temperature opens up lots of new and exciting work opportunities.

Yogafurie was invited to participate in defining occupational standards for Yoga teachers. You can be sure that the course will meet any and all new legislative requirements.

The course is accredited with Yoga Alliance and offers over 230 contact hours of direct instruction. You’ll meet and learn from a wide range of Yoga teachers and other experts who specialise in subjects related to Yoga – including fascia and bodywork, meditation and mindfulness, sanskrit, human anatomy/ physiology, and more.

About the course

A maximum of 14 people are admitted to the Course

It’s essential that you get the personal attention you need in order to develop to your fullest potential. So, our course numbers are capped at 14. If you are on a course with 20+ other people, your needs can get lost in the crowd. We will ensure this doesn’t happen.

It’s evidence-based

What you will learn comes from established medical fact and recent research, or from some of Yoga’s most revered ancient practice manuals. You’ll emerge familiar with the esoteric principles of Yoga, and a clear knowledge of how these ideas become real in our bodies and minds through practice. Read about a typical course weekend and view and download the course guide.

Breadth of learning

You’ll develop new language skills to communicate your knowledge in an a safe, appropriate and engaging way. You’ll learn how to plan and build Yoga practice sequences, and when to include guided breath exercises or meditations.

Your support network starts here

The course is scheduled to minimise the impact on your annual leave in your current job. If you work weekdays 9-5, you’ll probably only need to use one day of your leave allowance. Check out the full course calendar.

There’s a support network in place for you. The teacher training group is the sangha – your Yoga practice and development community. Throughout the course – and for years afterwards in many cases – you’ll find yourself supporting and being supported by your sangha friends. Read more about some of the lifestyle and career changes you might see from training as a teacher.

The Yogafurie team are here to help; you can contact us if you need support with any aspect of the program. There is catch-up time with your lead instructor built into the program in case you need extra help. You can get more info about catch-up on our calendar page.

Your career as a teacher

Some teachers stay in their regular job and teach part-time. Read what one of our trainees said about the course and integrating study and teaching with working life. Teachers are often self-employed, and some go on to create Yoga studios. There are some essential aspects of running a small business that you will learn about, such as basic tax, marketing/ social media basics and data protection. We’ll cover out the essentials and a little bit more, so that when the time comes, you’ll know how to run the paperwork as smoothly as your classes.

Read more on our Course Details page…

Is this for you?

Embarking on teacher training is a big step. The course will challenge and grow you in lots of ways. If you’ve watched the video, you’ll have heard people discuss this first-hand: it’s an enjoyable and positive experience, and it requires some commitment and effort.

Read what previous trainees have to say about our course. You can also take a look at our blog article Who Needs Teacher Training? : it talks a bit more about the profile and experience of candidates. Take a look and get in touch – call, email, or contact us using contact form below.

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Frequently-asked questions

Do I have to be able to do all the postures if I want to do the course?

No. It’s important that you want to learn and you’re willing to put effort into your own development. People change a great deal on teacher training, and your Yoga ability is going to grow. No need to be superwoman or superman already! It’s ok to be yourself, and start where you are.

How much does it cost?

Find out how much the course costs and what discount you can get for early payment.

Why does it take over 230 hours spread over a year?

We believe that your body and mind need time to absorb the changes and things you’ll learn. Read more in our blog article contrasting longer immersion courses with shorter intensive courses

What’s the learning environment like?

Much of your study is based at our purpose-built Bristol studio – check out our gallery to see more. You’ll learn through a mixture of practice and discussion. You’ll be taught by a wide range of experts in various Yoga practices or fields related to Yoga. Some of this is direct learning, sometimes we watch TED talks or listen to relevant podcasts to support the subject matter. You’ll receive your own copy of the Yogafurie Course manual to keep.

I have an injury/ long term illness – does that mean I can’t do the course?

Many people practice Yoga because it helps them recover from injuries or to manage other illnesses. In fact, a previous Yogafurie Teacher Trainee saw a great improvement in her ME condition which she attributed to the course. Learning to live with injuries or other conditions can be a great teacher. Talk to the Yogafurie team about any concerns you have if you are unsure.

How much work can I expect do I in my own time?

You’ll be asked to practice in your own time – some of this can be going to classes, and some can be by yourself in your own home. There will also be reading and assignments for you to complete. You can probably expect to spend on average of around 2-3 hours per week on assignments and reading.

I don’t want to teach – what can I get from the course?

We’ll practice a lot of Yoga postures, breathing exercises, mantras and meditations. You’ll also learn a lot about the philosophy of Yoga, about human anatomy as it applies to Yoga, and gain the skills to communicate all this in a way that’s relevant to newcomers and experienced Yogis alike. If you don’t plan to teach – if you’re really just keen to know more – then there’s still a great deal on offer.

Is the course very spiritual?

You’ll learn Yoga philosophy, and trainees will take practice to a deeper level. This can make you more settled and effective in life, and some people experience that in a spiritual way. We don’t push any approach: you can make your own mind up. You’ll be introduced to ideas and it’s up to you how they unfold in your life.

I don’t live in Bristol, can I still study with Yogafurie?

Yes. Our course is great value. If you live in a major city, it’s generally cheaper to travel to Bristol and stay overnight on course weekends then it is to study in your home city – especially if you live in London. Plus you have the advantage of being away from everyday life, and you can immerse yourself in study.

Take a look at our travel and accommodation page for further information.

Read more

We’ve prepared a blog article to help you get ready for teacher training. And in a different blog article, (written by one of our students), you can read her reflections on her Yoga journey through the course.