Teacher Training Course

September 2019 - June 2021


This 2 year course focuses on the skills required to teach Yoga in a safe and inspiring way. This is achieved through gaining deeper knowledge and practical experience in a safe and nurturing environment. With heightened self awareness, confidence will grow enabling knowledge to be intuitively shared.

On meeting the prerequisites, students can join the course which comprises 44 days of practice and study held over 20 weekends in Devon, three of which (10 days in total) are long weekend residentials (and are included in the course fee). Four comprehensive course manuals are provided.


500 Hours Status

The course is 284 taught hours over 44 days (20 monthly weekends), plus 400 hours theory home study and 700 hours home practice and 132 hours of recorded weekly class attendance leading to 500 hour status with the Yoga Register (syllabus available soon). The prerequisites for joining the course are: two or more years of regular practice including classes, workshops, retreat attendance and/or completion of the school's (or another organisation's) Foundation Course.

Areas of study include:

  • Preliminary exercises
  • Asanas - yoga Postures
  • Kriyas: exercises to cleanse and purify the internal organs and to strengthen the immune system using breath and bandha only
  • Pranayama: breathing exercises to retain and extend the flow of vital energy
  • Relaxation technques
  • Meditations
  • Mudras and Bandhas: psycho-physical processes acting on the nervous and subtle energy systems
  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Subtle Anatomy: Chakras, Koshas, Nadis, theoretical and practical understanding
  • Yoga Philosophy: Yoga Sutra, Samkhya, Vedanta, Hatha Yoga Pradipika, Upanishads and Bhagavad Gita
  • Mantra: chanting sound vibrations
  • Dietary guidelines: Ayurvedic and naturopathic approaches
  • Teaching skills and practice
  • Hands-on guidance
  • Guidelines for setting up classes and courses
  • Pathology of specific health conditions helped by yoga
  • Listening skills
  • Swara Yoga
  • Introduction to Ayurveda
  • Acu-Yoga: yoga postures in relation to the acupuncture meridians of subtle energy
  • Self-Massage Techniques and basic Shiatsu skills and introduction to DSY yoga bodywork
  • A yoga business - practicalities and publicity
  • Four comprehensive course manuals provided

Course dates, Sept 2019 - June 2021 (20 weekends) :

Year one: Sept 2019 - July 2020


  • Sept 14-15
  • Oct 3-6 (Residential)
  • Nov 2-3
  • Nov 30 - Dec 1


  • Jan 11-12
  • Feb 15-16
  • March 14-15
  • April 18-19
  • May 16-17
  • June 13-14
  • July 25-26
Year two: Sept 2020 - June 2021


  • Sept 5-6
  • Sept 24-27 (Residential)
  • Oct 24-25
  • Nov 28-29


  • Jan 9-10
  • Feb 13-14
  • March 20-21
  • April 21-25 (Residential)
  • June 5-6

Course fees:

Training course tuition fees total £2995 (this includes the £1500 deposit) for 44 days of tuition.
The full board residential fees total £1100 (residential fees include 10 nights full board accommodation over two long weekends of Thursdays to Sunday and one long weekend of Wednesday to Sunday and includes all meals and drinks from arrival to departure of the residential weekends.)

Thus, the overall course fee total is £4095

On successful completion of the two years, the Devon School of Yoga Teacher Training Diploma is awarded. The Diploma is recognised by the Independent Yoga Network and the Yoga Register. Professional insurance cover is available on merit, so students may begin limited teaching during the course.

Download enrolment form and syllabus

Enrolment Form Teacher Training Course:  Sept 2019 - June 2021:

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Teacher Training Course Syllabus and Standards:  Sept 2019 - June 2021:

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