Teacher Training

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Yogarise 200HR teacher training

Oct 2020 – Dec 2020

Sri Lanka + London with Erin Prichard + friends

Teacher Training

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Join the fourth Yogarise 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training to unleash your true potential. Whether you’re looking to enhance your understanding of the many layers of yoga or change your career path, our teacher training will equip you with the tools to teach at a high level and find your confidence as a yoga teacher.

The teacher training course will develop your understanding and build a strong foundation in both theoretical knowledge and practical experience. It will provide you with an integrated education in anatomy, teaching methodology, philosophy and practical aspects of yoga teaching. After the success of previous years, we will be bringing in some stellar supporting teachers and modules, including ‘how to include pregnant and postnatal students into your vinyasa class’.

Through our two week yoga intensive in Sri Lanka with daily asana practice, group discussions and practical experience you will learn to teach skillfully, guide responsibly and discover your voice as a yoga teacher.

As a key part of the Yogarise YTT experience, each trainee will be matched with a mentor (an experienced yoga teacher) who will provide support, advice and knowledge during the training and after qualifying. This is a great opportunity to observe, practise with and assist your mentor. You will also receive a month’s complimentary unlimited yoga pass to use back in London – because we know how important it is as a teacher to keep up your own practice.

New for 2020, and UNIQUE TO YOGARISE, we are offering our Yogarise graduates exclusive access to lead our Community Classes for at least one month, every Sunday, in each of our three studios. This will be a paid teaching role, and should help you get the studio experience you need to embark on a successful yoga career.

We strongly believe that this will ensure each graduate excels in the early stages of their yoga teaching career. We want our trainees to feel part of the Yogarise family and to gain valuable practical teaching experience in a large, professional studio. It will be a chance to properly hone your teaching skills and find your feet in the world of teaching yoga. After a rigorous (and fun!) 200hr training, plus at least one month’s teaching, you will be brimming with confidence and feel well equipped to set up your own classes, attend auditions for covers lists and put ‘Yogarise’ on your teaching CV.

Don’t miss your chance to find your inspiration and join a friendly community of like-minded Yogarisers.

What our alumni think…

“I loved the balance between the London Studio training and Sri Lanka. It gave me a chance to be fully immersed in yoga at first and then merge that into real life”

“…I certainly feel confident and prepared to lead my own classes”

“I have nothing but thanks and praise for the course and I am incredibly grateful to Erin for her strength and support”

When + where?

Talalla Retreat, Sri Lanka

2 week Intensive : 11-25th October 2020

Follow-up weekend modules will be at Yogarise Streatham, London

Nov 7 + 8
Nov 14 + 15
Nov 21 + 22
Dec 5 + 6
Dec 12: Graduation

Study hours: 08:00-18:00 Saturdays  / 11.00-18.00 Sundays at Yogarise Streatham.

There will be time for lunch and breaks as appropriate.

Exams will also take place at Yogarise London.

Who with?

The training will be lead by SYT Erin Prichard, supported by SYT Elodie Frati (teaching anatomy) Lolo Lam (for Ayurveda and Assists), Toni Osborne (Pregnancy), and Guest Teacher SYT Toni Roberts (teaching Yoga for Mental Health + Resilience).

Meet Erin Prichard

Meet Erin Prichard

Originally from sunny Florida, Erin is a Senior Yoga Teacher and has been teaching Yogasana since 2004 and leading teacher training programmes for more than 6 years. She has trained with a multitude of amazing teachers and is a true believer that yoga is for everyone.

Learn more about Erin.

What is the qualification?

A 200hour foundation level yoga teacher qualification, approved by and registered with Yoga Alliance Professionals UK

What modules will I study?

Teaching Methodology – all about techniques, how to sequence, demo, adjust and cue, how to lead groups and individuals, how to integrate pregnant/postnatal students into class,Yoga for Mental Health + Resilience

Developing Yoga Practice – asana A-Z, pranayama, bandhas, drishti, meditation, Sanskrit and mantras

Anatomy + Physiology – practical anatomy and energetic anatomy (nadis, prana, chakras), injuries and how to prevent them

Philosophy + History of Yoga – The Yoga Sutras, eight limb path, ayurvedic lifestyle, yoga philosophies and incorporating them into daily life

Practical Aspects of Yoga Teaching – business of yoga, social media and marketing, teacher etiquette / ethics, finding your voice as a yoga teacher, and ‘beyond the studio : taking your yoga into the wider community’

What does a typical day on teacher training look like?

08.00-09.30   Asana Practice
09:30-10:15   Breakfast 
10:15-13:00   Philosophy, Asana Lab or Anatomy
13:00-14:00   Lunch/Break
14:00-17:00   Teaching Methodology, Assists, Teaching Practice
17:00-18:00   Restorative, Meditation, Pranayama
18.00-19.00   Break / Reading etc  
19:00-20:00   Dinner

How will I be assessed?

Practical exam: You will learn a 60 min set vinyasa sequence during the training which you will be expected to teach by the end of the course. We will be examining areas such as cueing, modifications, pace of the class and assists. This will take place outside of the teaching times/dates above, to be arranged with Erin.

Written exam: There is a written exam at the end of the course in which you will be tested on key areas of philosophy and anatomy. You will also be required to complete an anatomy quiz for Elodie as part of your assessment.

On-going assessment: There will be daily reading in Sri Lanka, sometimes including research on philosophy or journalling. You will also be asked to complete short tasks linked to the reading materials as ‘homework’ over the course of your London modules.

Observation: You will be expected to observe at least three different teachers from an approved list – this task is designed to help new teachers develop their own style and find their own ‘voice’.

yoga class

Is there any pre-course reading?

Yes. The following books are mandatory:

Light on the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali by B.K.S Iyengar
Key Poses of Yoga : Your Guide to Functional Anatomy in Yoga by Ray Long

Please also sign up to listen to the first 5 FREE meditations from the Introductory Course on the Waking Up App by Sam Harris

If you would like more (optional) recommendations for further reading, we can give you a list. Just get in touch.


We have included different pricing options to suit your budget. All prices include deluxe accommodation and all meals (full board) while in Sri Lanka, in addition to the training fees, your teaching manual, and a month’s free yoga pass at Yogarise London.

TRIPLE ROOM – £3,149 (£3,000 Earlybird)

TWIN ROOM – £3,399 (£3,250 Earlybird)

SINGLE ROOM – £3,899 (£3,750 Earlybird)

The deposit of £500 must be paid on acceptance to secure your place. The balance is payable by monthly instalments or in one go, please arrange this with our team YTT@Yogarise.london

What does this include?

~ 2 week stay at Talalla Retreat in Sri Lanka, 3 meals daily, deluxe accommodation

~ A huge 190+ contact hours of integrated education about teaching methodology, anatomy, philosophy and history of yoga approved by Yoga Alliance Professionals UK *this includes contact hours and self-study / class observations

~ Teacher Training Manual

~ 1 month unlimited of yoga at any Yogarise studio, to be taken before graduation

~ The opportunity to observe and assist regular classes at Yogarise and with your Yogarise teaching mentor

~ After graduating, the opportunity to teach at least one month’s worth of PAID weekly community classes at Yogarise Peckham, Yogarise Streatham or Yogarise Covent Garden

~ Upon graduating, the chance to teach for Yogarise partners, for example Sweaty Betty East Dulwich and CARAS

Please note: flights, transfer to Talalla Retreat, visa for Sri Lanka, and transportation to/from London modules are not included in the above price. 

Will I be accepted to join the training?

You will need to have a regular yoga practice (no less than 3 years) to be accepted. Track record of attending yoga classes may be required. Reference from a teacher to support your application may be requested.

Scholarship Place

This year, we are really proud to offer a scholarship place on our training to someone who would not otherwise be able to afford the tuition fees.

To apply and find out what’s on offer, click here. Deadline for applications is 29th Feb.

What do I need to do to receive a certificate?

All students are expected to practice daily during the training unless advised otherwise. In case of sickness or unforeseen circumstances that might stop you from completing the course on time the option of catching-up will be given, however, additional charges may apply.

receive a certificate

Help! I have more questions. What now?

Join Erin for a Yogarise Yoga Teacher Training Open Day – our next one is on Saturday 22 February, 9am-1pm. It will be a chance to meet and practise with your lead teacher, ask questions, meet other potential trainees, and get a taste for what a morning on our YTT might feel like. Booking cost redeemable against your YTT 200HR deposit. 
Reserve Your Space Now

Can’t make it? Come along to meet Erin every Wednesday 6.30-7pm in Peckham for an informal Q+A between her classes. Or on Monday nights in Covent Garden before her 5.15pm class or after 7.30pm, by appointment with Yogarise.

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Our mentors are a hand-picked selection of experienced yoga teachers, on board to help guide and support you during your training and after qualifying.