Apanaveda 200 hour Yoga Teacher Training Course

Apanaveda Yoga Teacher Training Course will be held over a period of 9 months.

This will consist of 192 hours of contact yoga teaching, with extra individual mentoring sessions during and after the course.

Apanaveda TTC is accredited by the Independent Yoga Network and offers insurance for graduates of this course.

Some modules will have specific programmes for home practice to enjoy between the sessions.

This will be an ideal opportunity to enhance learning and knowledge in self-practice.


Yoga Teacher Training Course 2022-2023

  • September 2022 – June 2023 (NOW TAKING BOOKINGS)
  • 9 weekends – Saturday 09.00-18.00 and Sunday 09.00-18.00 (including 1 long weekend)
  • Cost of course : £3000 or £3150 if paid in instalments
  • £500 non-refundable deposit to book your place


You will be certified as a yoga teacher at the end of 9 months if :

  • All 192 contact hours have been attended *
  • 40-50 hours self practice acknowledged and recorded
  • 1 written exam passed and assessment of practical teaching skills in a class environment

* if you are unable to attend one of the modules, then private sessions can be arranged

Yoga Teacher Training Course Essex Herts London

2021-2022 Dates and Schedule

September 4th-5th  (Yoga Teacher Training Weekend 1)

Saturday 09.00-18.00 – Sunday 09.00-18.00

With Victoria Adamson

Introduction to the course. The timetable of the course, home study practice and reading list. History of yoga. Philosophy and the roots of yoga. 8 limbs of Patanjali. The mind, ego and intellect. The 3 gunas. Pancha kosha. This will be mainly a theoretical weekend but integrated with discussions and some practice of asana and pratyahara. The principles of Apanaveda’s teaching is to find your own path with intuitive and authentic passion and therefore we will be finding ways to develop your own practice in relation to the modules and progressive personal development. This is such an important part of this training course as our teachers will guide you to ‘experience’ what you are learning rather than blindly studying it.

October 2nd-3rd (Yoga Teacher Training Weekend 2)

Saturday 09.00-18.00 – Sunday 09.00-18.00

With Victoria Adamson

Prana and Pranayama. Functional anatomy of respiration and the psychotherapeutic benefits of pranayama. Pancha kosha kriya. Chakras. Nadis. Polarity breathing. Kundalini. Sectional breathing. Sukha, loma, viloma, sukha-purvakha and savitri pranayamas. Mukha Bastrika. Kumbhakas. Bandhas. Kapalabhati. Bhastrika. Nadi Shodhana. Surya Bhedana. Ujjaya. Mudras and mantras. All these will be practiced this weekend, at home between weekends and then applied to asana and dharana in subsequent weekends. The pranayama integration will be progressive and continuous throughout the course so it becomes second nature in personal practice and fundamental in teaching.

November 6th-7th  (Yoga Teacher Training Weekend 3)

Saturday 09.00-18.00 – Sunday 09.00-18.00

With Victoria Adamson

Anatomy and physiology part 1. Getting to know the skeletal body; its alignment, function and movement of joints in flexion, extension, abduction and adduction; and the rotation on the 3 planes of axis. Key muscles with origin and insertion attachments and their function. The spinal column; each section and its function and articulation. Kinetics – analysis of forces, centre of gravity.

December 3rd-4th (Yoga Teacher Training Weekend 4)

Friday 09.00-18.00 – Saturday 09.00-18.00

With Victoria Adamson and Simon Frost

Anatomy and physiology part 2. Biomechanics. Applying anatomical knowledge to teaching. Skeletal body in postures. Muscles of the body in relation to flexibility and strength. Understanding joint structure, function and articulation in standing (supination and pronation of the ankle; lateral and medial rotation of the hip joint), seated and balancing postures. Kinetics in sun salutations and vinyasas. Adjusting and correcting in a safe and competent way (ahimsa).

January 8th-9th  (Yoga Teacher Training Weekend 5)

Saturday 09.00-18.00 – Sunday 09.00-18.00

With Victoria Adamson

Teaching skills. Levels of teaching and assessment of students. Equilibrium and balance of class structure.

Correcting and adjusting. Variations of yoga teaching styles and finding your style and heartfelt teaching. Ambience and atmosphere of classes and teaching environments.

Teaching practice, class structure, planning and sequencing. Finding individual style and teaching techniques. Intuition and inner voice awareness to understand how your teaching reflects who you are (satya).

February 5th-6th (Yoga Teacher Training Weekend 6)

Saturday 09.00-18.00 – Sunday 09.00-18.00

With Victoria Adamson and Bill Wood

Asana and Pranayama and the bio-energetic quality of yoga. Exploring therapeutic movement and restorative yoga. Core stability and spinal analysis, keeping the core-spine connection whilst mid-chest breathing. Synchronised breathing rhythms with supine, prone and seated postures to feel psycho-therapeutic benefits. Connection to the feet in standing and balancing postures and understanding the mechanics and articulation of the feet and ankle subtalar joints for better stability and mobility. Bill Wood will teach a day of yoga therapy and Scaravelli style yoga to connect the mind and body in a balanced and holistic way.

March 12th-13th  (Yoga Teacher Training Weekend 7)

Saturday 09.00-18.00 – Sunday 09.00-18.00

With Victoria Adamson and Nicole Hartley

Meditation and psychology of the mind. Habitual thought patterns and neuroplasticity of the brain.

Present moment awareness and the practice of pranayama and pratyahara and integrating mindfulness into our yoga practice. Yoga Nidra and the alpha state brain – theory and practice. Nicole Hartley will join us for a day to enable students to explore ‘mindfulness of the body’ to find dharma in our own practice and teaching; mindfulness and letting go of the mental chatter (chitta vritti) and emotional blockages; vipassana meditation, to see things how they really are and an introduction to enquiry based (svadhyaya) stress reduction techniques.

April 23rd-24th  (Yoga Teacher Training Weekend 8)

Saturday 09.00-18.00 – Sunday 09.00-18.00

With Victoria Adamson and Emma Backshall

This weekend will specialise in your personal teaching techniques and the flow of classes.

We will be going over different ways of planning classes and how to keep individual creativity.

Also on this weekend, guest teacher Emma Backshall will give a morning lecture on the endocrine system, hormones and how the organs of the body function in relation to the nervous system, asana practice, breathing and meditation.

June 4th-5th (Yoga Teacher Training Weekend 9)

Saturday 09:00-1800 – Sunday 09:00-1800

With Victoria Adamson

The final weekend will be a top up of any module which we feel we need to go over again, any practical assessments left and the final exam. It’s a weekend to finalise our experience on the course, to chat about after course direction and how to get started! A summer afternoon tea in the garden and a celebration of graduation with certificates and little party! It’s never ‘goodbye’ on the Apanaveda TTC, just congratulations and arranging an ongoing support group!