Areas of study

The Advanced Teacher Training Course

  • Developing teachers unique qualities
  • Planning themes and inspiring new ways to structure classes
  • DSY asana alignment principles
  • Detailed instruction on safe adjustments and light handed guidance
  • Developing confidence to safely teach postures that some find challenging to teach e.g. inversions
  • Modifying asana and use of props and supports
  • Enhancing the use of teachers physical anatomical language
  • Modifications for pregnant and postpartum women attending general classes
  • Yoga as a spiritual practice
  • Pranayama, mantra, meditation and DSY kriyas
  • Historical and background information on yoga including current research
  • Subtle anatomy of yoga (e.g. prana vayus, koshas, shariras, nadis, chakras and kundalini shakti)
  • Philosophy, including Patanjali, samkhya and vedanta
  • Sanskrit chanting of selected yoga sutras
  • Prana awareness exercises
  • Qigong (breathing, movement and energy exercises)
  • Coaching on marrying your practice, yogic principles, teaching and daily living
  • Guidelines on precautions for students with health conditions


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Daily Practice

DSY teacher James Russell writes about home practice


Duncan's Story

"I've only ever followed what the universe told me to do."

Retreats & workshops


Holistic Yoga Autumn Retreat 2019

8th - 10th November 2019

Rill Estate, Devon
3pm Friday until 3pm Sunday (2...

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North India Spring Retreat 2020

Basunti Private Retreat Centre
2020: 24th March - 9th April

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Seasonal Sangha 2019

1st March, 14th June & 1st November

Derekthedog yoga centre
With Duncan Hulin & friends

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Devon School of Yoga Video


‘How I got into yoga’

Director of the School, Duncan Hulin explains how he came to yoga and the School's conception and philosophy.

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