23-25 September, 28-30 October, YOGARISE PECKHAM

Teacher Training

We are delighted to welcome back to Yogarise Peckham SYT Bridget Woods Kramer, and joining her live from New York is Ellen Saltonstall, author of The Bodymind
Method: A Self-Directed Practice to Help You Move with Ease, Release Tension, and Relieve Chronic Pain, North Atlantic Books, 2018.

Bridget and Ellen will work together to offer an introduction to Anatomy-based Yoga Therapy and Bodymind Ball Work, covering the subjects of anatomy, physiology, and therapeutics. Throughout the immersion, there will be a focus on common body problems that as a teacher you will come across. The immersion will offer you a toolbox you can refer back to help you address these for your students using alignment, asana, and fascia release body ball work.

Each module will include discussion and practice on topics such as the mind-body connection, anatomy, and how to address common body problems.

This exciting training will support, refine and enhance your teaching skills.



Bodymind Ballwork is a bodywork system that can benefit people of any age or physical condition. The distinct feature of Bodymind Ballwork is the use of rubber balls of varying sizes and textures (as small as a walnut and as big as a melon), which support, massage, and stretch localised areas of the body. The balls directly address tight connective tissue and muscles, restoring healthy circulation and gliding between layers. There are techniques for every part of you, from head to toes. The result is a wonderful feeling of lightness and ease in the body, and quiet alertness in the mind. To quote one student: “It’s like having a massage therapist in your pocket”.

“My method is called Bodymind Ballwork to underscore the truth that any and all experiences register in the body and the mind simultaneously. Our mental state will shift from working on the body, and our physical state will shift from mental focus. We are already “integrated” but we don’t always feel that way. This technique is an elegantly simple and profound pathway toward the experience of an integrated self.” Ellen Saltonstall


This Therapeutics Yoga Tool Box is a further education immersion/training and is open to both qualified yoga teachers and trainee teachers. It is also suitable for pilates teachers, health care professionals, and practitioners.


The course will take place Fridays 18.30 - 20.30, Saturdays and Sundays 9.30 - 18.00 at Yogarise Peckham on the following dates:

23-25 September 2022

28-30 October 2022



Each module will incorporate both practical sessions and theory with plenty of time for discussion and group work.
Bridget will be live in the studio for all of the modules. Ellen will be joining the modules live online from her home studio in New York.


An introduction to the course and students

An introduction to Anatomy based Yoga Therapy and Bodymind Ball Work

Common body problems of the upper body, including shoulders, neck, wrists, and thoracic.


An introduction to Anatomy based Yoga Therapy and Bodymind Ball Work

Common body problems of the lower body, including hips, hamstrings, and lower back.

If taking both modules you will be presented with 6 hours of homework to complete before Module 2.


If you are a yoga teacher, this course qualifies as 40 hrs CPD with Yoga Alliance US and Yoga Alliance Professionals.

Teachers who are looking for certification to teach the practice will be required to complete an assignment

A certificate will be presented upon completion of both weekends and the assignment.

Meet the Teachers

Find out more about Senior Yoga Teachers Bridget and Ellen here.


Ellen is one of the most dedicated teachers I’ve ever encountered: her knowledge of the body is superb and she knows how to convey that knowledge; her style of presenting the exercises combines compassion and humor. Attending her class enables me to be disciplined and gentle to myself when doing the exercises at home – often getting totally rid of any pain. What a blessing! —JK

Having practiced yoga for over a decade, with different teachers, in different countries, Bridget's instruction has taken me to a deeper level of connection with yoga than I have ever experienced. Jojo Hancock

Truly honoured to have trained with Bridget. She is so knowledgeable and skilled with a teaching style that is engaging as well as highly informative. A wonderful teacher - highly recommended. Charlie Mountford-Hill


Modules 1 & 2 £500 (Early Bird £470)

Modules 1 or 2 only (300 ( Early Bird £270)

Early Bird option available for bookings made before 31 July.

A course manual is included with all options.

Please email YTT@yogarise.london for more information or any questions about the course.

Payment plans available on request



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