teacher training opportunities


Self-care, Compassion and Mentoring: Tools for Sustainability for Yoga Teachers 

Sunday 15th & Monday 16th March | 9.30 - 17.00 | Yoga Campus, Finsbury Park

Many 200 hr teachers trainings equip us to teach others but do not prepare us to look after ourselves within the demands of teaching. This two day workshop run in conjunction with Norman Blair, will explore what self-care and self-compassion are and how to apply it in to your own life.


Many of us come into yoga teaching because we have felt its transformative impact on our mental and physical wellbeing and wish to share these tools with others. However, the realities of teaching make it challenging to maintain our own wellness. It can feel an isolating profession and we might wonder who we can turn to for support. Many 200 hr teachers trainings equip us to teach others but do not prepare us to look after ourselves within the demands of teaching. Burnout can feel close to the surface if we give out more than we are able to draw back in. It is essential that we make sure as teachers we are being fed.

This two day workshop will explore what self-care and self-compassion are in their broadest senses (not just bubble baths and bolsters). It will create a space for sharing and support and provide practical tools that as teachers we can use to stay well within the wellness industry. Participants will be invited to consider their own barriers and needs in relation to sustainability of energy, finances, health and happiness, and compile an action plan for moving forward. We will explore the importance of ongoing support and avenues for this on both a peer and mentor level.

Each day will also include a restoring practice to nourish and nurture ourselves and remind us to practice what we feel so passionately about preaching. Participants will receive a manual and plenty of practical tips from Anna and Norman.


Click here for further information  or to book.

Integrating Mindfulness & Compassion into Professional Practice (through MindfulnessUK) 

Have you felt the benefits of mindfulness and compassion yourself and feel you would like to incorporate these teachings into the work that you offer to your clients? Are you looking for a career change that includes teaching mindfulness and compassion practices? 

Integrating Mindfulness and Compassion is a 200 hour teacher training that equips participants with the skills to deliver mindfulness and compassion practices within their own workplace setting. Previous participants have included therapists, teachers, wellbeing coaches, counsellors, yoga and meditation teachers to name just a few. 

The course consists of 6 teaching days and additional home study and practice. The course enables participants to:


  • understand the core considerations in teaching mindfulness to a range of clients, including when mindfulness is not appropriate

  • gain comprehensive information on, and practical application of teaching both formal and informal mindfulness practices to clients

  • understand self-compassion practices and their application to support clients 

  • explore mindfulness and compassion practices in relation to pain and suffering. 

  • understand the value of the process of inquiry and how to guide clients through this after practice

  • develop tailored courses for clients whether on a one-to-one basis or within your workplace 

  • gain accreditation through a Level 4 qualification accredited by the Counselling and Psychotherapy Central Awarding Body

London course (Finsbury Park location)

29 May, 26 Jun, 10 July, 18 Sept, 16 Oct, 13 Nov 2020

Click here for further information, testimonials from previous participants and application information. 

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