What to expect: What you will study on the 200hrs Mentoring Yoga Teacher Training

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200 Hours Mentoring Yoga Teacher Training: This is a unique One to One Mentoring experience, that will take you far deeper than the average 200 hours of yoga teacher training.  It is our flagship teacher training course and has 5-star reviews. Read our Testimonials

It is 200 hours of comprehensive and individually focused yoga training, designed to help you to live and teach from a yogic lifestyle perspective, firmly based on Sacred Yoga Philosophy. The training is both online through live virtual training, an online module platform, videos and comprehensive individual mentoring support, and a 10-night Yoga Retreat in South West France.

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It consists of 15 in-depth modules, a separate Anatomy and Physiology Certificate, required reading of 7 different yoga texts, and relevant assignments, supportive teaching assessment, and pranayama, and class sequence.

This training is a Vinyasa training and follows the parameters of Vinyasa Yoga. Scroll down to see the modules that are included in the training.

Who is this Yoga Teacher Training for?

This Mentoring Yoga Teacher Training is for yogis who want to study at a richer, deeper full level within the sacred healing power of yoga. This is not solely physical-based training, but one deeply infused with our desire to teach with our true authentic voice that leads to powerful personal growth in our students.

It is also excellent for students that thrive on a one-to-one basis and enjoy deeper personal contact. It enables me to work much closer with the student and their individual strengths and weaknesses. It is also for students who want to really live their yoga practice, and dive deep into the teachings.

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Our Mentoring Yoga Teacher Training and Sacred Healing Yoga Retreats in France offer you time to sit back, look at your life, reflect, strategize the trajectory of what you want your life to be and above all, realize the fragile nature of our existence. Once we fully appreciate this, then we know we are practicing Yoga.

“Authenticity is a collection of choices that we have to make every day. It’s about the choice to show up and be real. The choice to be honest. The choice to let our true selves be seen.” Brene Brown

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Authenticity, living life being true to who you truly want to be. Rediscover your authentic self from within. Align yourself to your values and goals and live life authentically, and do not waiver in the face of mediocrity and conformity. May this training inspire you to be true to who you are.

What you will study

Comprehensive Anatomy and Physiology:

A full and comprehensive course covering everything from connective tissue and muscular system to the anatomy of energetics with the breath and bandha, and how to bring this knowledge into your teaching. This in depth module will set you apart from many Yoga Teachers as we bring this knowledge out of the Anatomy book into your teaching. We also cover the vitally important concept of the students individual skeletal differences, understanding when they are feeling tension and when they are feeling compression, and how we can adapt the posture to suit their individual bodies. We also cover how to work with people with chronic pain using my experience and research from my book 'Breaking the Attention of Pain'.


Living a Yogic Lifestyle

A yogic lifestyle encourages a conscious shift in our approach to life and our outlook on the world around us. The intention of yogic lifestyle choices is to move towards a place of spiritual connection, unity, equanimity, and inner truth. Ultimately, we aim to infuse every moment with mindfulness and have every action stem from yogic principles.

In this module, we will follow practical steps to help us create healthy authentic behavioural patterns in our life which is in harmony with the Yogic Teachings.

The History and Philosophy of Yoga and The Role of the Yoga Teacher in the West:

Here we cover the theories behind the roots of Yoga and  Patanjali, how Yoga come to the West and what brings people to Yoga. We also look at  the concept of working spiritually as part of a cooperative group and our ego driving modern society. We also discuss the impact of the Yoga Sutras on Yoga and its development and the connection with Yoga and religion. We will also look at the individual demands of teaching yoga in the West, such as the physical stresses on the body from a predominantly sedentary society due to hours spent seated. And we also cover the evolution of the different styles of yoga, and the impact on our practice.

The Eightfold path and the Yamas and Niyamas

In this section we start looking deeper at what the true meaning of Yoga is and the 'Journey' of Yoga. We look at our individual relationship with the practice of Yoga and how that has developed and how it can develop. We discover that the art of yoga is to re-connect the mind body and spirit, and learn how to teach this to our students, and how we show this in our practice. We dive into the concept of Enlightenment and the journey towards this.

The Art of Vinyasa Sequencing and Yin and Restorative Practices:

Throughout this intensive course we look in great detail at the art of sequencing and how we target postures, themes or energy through the sequence. We learn how to create vibrant sequences that seamlessly flow from posture to posture.  On our yoga retreat immersion students start teaching from day one,  fine tuning their teaching skills, building their confidence and skills in a safe supportive environment. Throughout this process you are given a lot of support, feedback and encouragement to give you the tools to become a committed and authentic teacher, finding your own individual voice. We also look at the role of Yin Yoga postures, and how they differ from Restorative Yoga in a class environment.

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Alignment, Adjustments and Working with Chronic Pain

Safe alignment is vital for the well being of our students, so we look in detail at each individual asana and how we can adjust the asana for different levels of student. Looking at contra indications to create safe teaching practices. The reality of teaching yoga is that the majority of your students will have some degree of past or present  injury history. Therefore part of your training is designated to helping you understand how injuries leading to chronic pain develops and how you can help your students both physically and mentally to deal with their chronic pain whilst still enjoying the benefits of Yoga.  It is estimated that up to 80 percent of the population will at some stage in their lives suffer from some form of chronic pain. These students need your help to bring back strength and flexibility. As the author of Breaking the Attachment to Pain, I will help you feel confident to deal with all students levels. We also look in detail at the importance of props in our practice. And how and when to safely use hands on adjustments.

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Breath work: Pranayama

Our breath is the corner of health and energy, without correct breathing we become sick and lacking in energy. Correct breathing in yoga is vital to enable the student to really connect with the healing practice of yoga. Here we cover different types of Pranayama that are suitable to include in a class setting. The science behind the practice and the benefits of developing breath awareness and control. We also give you the tools and confidence to teach it to your students.

Meditation and Concentration

Here we learn how to teach people to concentrate and then bring that concentration into the various types of meditation. You will learn how to teach meditation as part of a class or as separate workshops. We practice meditation daily to also develop our own practice and fully understand the science and benefits behind the role of regular meditation.

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Pregnancy and Contra Indications:

Yoga is for everyone, and illness, chronic pain and pregnancy should not exclude people from gaining the enormous benefits from the practice. Many 200hrs Yoga Teacher Training courses do not cover this area and therefore leave new Yoga Teacher Teachers unprepared for the vastness of students demands and levels. As an experienced and qualified Yoga Elder and  Author of Breaking the Attachment to Pain I am passionate about this subject, and have spent many years helping people feel confident in the healing practices of Yoga. This module will give you the skills to create a safe yoga teaching environment for all levels of students.

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Psychology of Teaching and Learning Types.

Here we look at the role of the teacher and how to work with the often complex demands of the student. We learn about the psychology of growth and fixed mindsets and how that impacts our students ability to respond to the teachings and grow in their practice. We also consider how different students learn in different ways, and how we can help students really understand the teachings that we offer them.

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Professional Development and Marketing:

On completion of the training, the student is then enrolled in the final module which is Business Development. This is an online module that follows the foundations of creating a successful yoga business.


This is intensive mentoring yoga teacher training course is online and is designed for students who are interested in studying in a deeper more intense spiritual way. This is not suitable for beginners, or students who are solely interested in asana-based training.

You are required to have at least 2 years of yoga experience, and a committed and established regular home practice. It is also ideal for Yoga Teachers who have already completed their basic Teacher Training but feel that they would benefit from being guided deeper into the philosophy of Yoga, and all that it offers for personal and societal change.

Please also note that this course is both theory and practical-based, with assignments, videos, teaching, and discussion work. This course is not suitable for students who are solely interested in developing their asana practice. There is a much deeper level of study that is required.

Stress release


The 10-night Retreat takes place after all the online modules have been successfully completed.

I only run a limited amount each year so if being a Yoga Teacher is your plan for 2024 then please contact me so we can chat about your options.


Our 10 night retreat is the practical part of our 200hrs Shakti Yoga Healing Teacher Training, where we put all the theory into practice. The accommodation is dependent on the time of the year, and you will have some downtime to relax and explore the region.


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Price: 3864 euros

This includes all the virtual training modules and the 10-night retreat with organic vegan or vegetarian food.

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It does not include your required reading books, travel expenses, or insurance.

Payment Plans are available to help budget your training. Please contact me directly to discuss a suitable option for you.


Virtual Learning

The online part of the training is via a virtual platform that requires a reasonable internet speed. You will be required to send your assignments via Word document for marking. If you have any questions on these requirements please message me prior to enrolling.

Required Reading List:

This will be sent to you on booking.