Learn how to teach both Hatha and Vinyasa yoga, and integrate BKS Iyengar alignment principles into a mindful Vinyasa Flow
You can only teach what you know, so we give you the skills to teach from your own experience and practical knowledge
We teach in small groups to give you the personal attention you deserve for maximum learning
This is a DOGMA FREE training with interesting, innovative teachers, all of whom are serious yoga practitioners with global reputations:
For more information about our teachers, visit our Yoga Teacher Training Faculty page.
The training is truly transformative – you’ll experience an authentic process that encourages you look at your own reality, takes you deeper in your own practice, and gives you the skills to teach yoga.
Space is limited to 16 students. We encourage you to apply early to ensure a place on the program. The course is accredited by Yoga Alliance USA and Yoga Alliance Professionals UK (200+ hours).
Jim Mallinson reads from his own translation of the Gheranda Samhita and teaches the inner limbs of yoga (video on left) and from Hatha Yoga Pradipika and teaches meditations on Samadhi (video on right). These teachings took place in 2013/14 as part of London Yoga Workshops on Heather Elton’s Yoga Teacher Training programs. Part 1 & 13 of 22 short videos.
The London Yoga Teacher Training is held at the West London Buddhist Centre.
This is a beautiful and tranquil space offering classes in meditation and Buddhism, with a dedicated and aesthetic yoga studio. The centre is committed to providing space for yoga and has invested in really good equipment.
There’s a spacious reception area to sit and relax in. Downstairs is a library and two special rooms for meditation events. The whole centre is fully accessible with a lift, disabled shower and toilet.
It’s easy to get to and close to tube (Paddington, Queensway and Royal Oak) and bus links.
“The 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training with Heather Elton in London filled me with eternal happiness and joy and showed me the way towards contentment. Never would I have thought a “simple” course could change my life so dramatically. The biggest shift for me was in day-to-day life, in the theoretical and the psychological.
Heather is a wonderful teacher and inspiration. She encompasses everything one could want from a teacher and sheds light on all the important aspects and fragments of a sustainable and nourishing yoga practice and teaching technique. She is wise, supportive, kind, hands-on, straightforward and extremely knowledgeable. I especially loved her complex examination of each asana backed by her deep understanding of movement, anatomy and philosophy in one.
Heather made sure we understood both the good and the bad about pursuing a yoga teaching career. Her continual investigation within the community of her past students showed us the variety of possible paths to take. I particularly loved the gradual learning and I’m now ready and super excited to share the light of yoga with others through teaching. Thank you, Heather, from the bottom of my heart.” – Andrea Vytlačilová
“The minute I stumbled across an advertisement for Heather’s course I knew it was the right one for me. Heather is a passionate, caring and truly inspirational teacher. I feel privileged to have had the opportunity to study with her and the internationally renowned teachers she invited to join the faculty. The training was not just physically, intellectually and spiritually challenging. It was a life-transforming experience for me. I not only developed a solid personal practice but got a deep understanding of the science of Yoga and the necessary skills and confidence to share my knowledge with others. I will always feel grateful to Heather for her guidance, support and sharing her wisdom.” – Youla Faita
“Heather is wonderful, she’s honest and disciplined – devoted to yoga. Since graduating, she has continued to support us providing advice on how to sequence a series of classes and how to grow business ideas into reality. She’s dedicated to her student’s success after the training – a true teacher.” – Laura Beckett
“The London TTC training was seriously good. I learned so much about alignment. As an Astanga practitioner I’ll have fewer injuries. The most profound thing that happened to me on the course was the change that happened in myself. It got into me deeply and transformed the way I am. I’ve changed the way I behave, how I react to situations and the way I deal with them. My mind is more controlled and I can get out of my daydream and focus on something else. I feel as if I have my life back.” – Ines Romanelli
“The training was very well structured and all the workshops complimented each other to weaving together a deeper understanding of yoga. … Yes we’ve got to look inwards on our yoga journey, but what is yoga all about? I have full respect for the way you teach with a non-dogmatic approach and true authentic wisdom. I didn’t want to do something wishy-washy, or LA style, and feel that this training has been really authentic. That is really difficult to achieve in the commercial world of yoga. The yoga you taught feels REAL. Consequently, I feel a lot more connected to myself and my own practice and know what I want to teach and how I want to teach.” – Lexie Tanner
“The London YTT was of exceptional quality, so well structured and professionally done. It’s been such a beautiful journey. We are incredibly lucky to have the opportunity to study with such knowledgeable, inspiring and brilliant teachers!” – Chryssa Benopoulou
“Yoga is so powerful. In only 8 weeks, our bodies have transformed and we are radiant versions of ourselves. The transformation is amazing. I’ve got to know myself better through the practice. As a result, I now feel that I have the skills to teach. I needed to work on my confidence to feel secure standing in front of a group of people and this training has helped me to get over my fear of being in the spotlight. I can’t believe that I feel confident to teach, but I do.” – Amanda Higgins
“The London TTC was incredibly well-organised, as well as being very challenging and enlightening. The time and logistics involved is really impressive. Every step of the way, you’ve put in so much effort and you really should be absolutely congratulated. A huge transformation has occurred in that I’ve always backed away when it came to doing things I thought were too difficult. I always had a marvellous excuse. So, it was a true gift to be given the opportunity to practice with someone like Edward Clark. It was truly inspirational.
My perceived limitations were tested over and over again, as well as shattered to pieces… I went into such new territory that it was really hard to know what I was supposed to grasp on. I simply stayed with my breath and trusted the process, shifting the fears and the belief that I couldn’t do things. These have been blown away and it’s incredibly empowering. I’m truly proud of what I’ve achieved. It’s been great to be taken meticulously through the different asanas, integrate them with the breath, and learn the adjustments. I love adjusting! I feel totally at ease with it. You taught us to tap into our own instincts. My practice has been completely stripped back and re-built from the ground up. And that is very confronting at times, in terms of changing my posture, the way I walk and sit – and think. That is the power of yoga. It changes your relationships and your life.” – Maureen Papas
To be accepted on the training, you need to have a regular yoga practice for a minimum of two years, to ensure that you have the necessary physical stamina and mental discipline, but also to be embodied in asana practice. Teacher Training programs can be intense on a physical and emotional level. There will be good days and vulnerable days and we will help you find equanimity in the process.
The dates for the 2018/2019 Yoga Teacher Training are as follows:
15 & 16 Sept | 22 & 23 Sept | 29 & 30 Sept| 13 & 14 Oct | 27 & 28 Oct |10 & 11 Nov | 17 & 18 Nov | 24 & 25 Nov | 1 & 2 Dec | 15 & 16 Dec |12 & 13 Jan |19 & 20 Jan | 26 & 27 Jan
(Payment plans are possible on request.)
Saturdays & Sundays – 9:00 – 18:00
9:00 – 10:30: Pranayama | Meditation | Asana
10:30 – 11:00: Tea break
11:00 – 13:00: Yoga Clinic #1 – Anatomy | Yoga Philosophy | Sequencing Vinyasa Flow
13:00 – 14:00 Lunch
14:00 – 15:30: Business of Yoga
15:30 – 16:00: Tea break
16:00 – 18:00: Yoga Clinic #2 – The Matrix of Movement | Adjustments and prop use | Practicum (How to teach)
A P P L Y N O W
Step 1: Fill in the application form below. Please read the instructions carefully.
Step 2: Each application will be read in detail, with applicants assessed individually. Successful applicants will receive confirmation of acceptance.
Step 3: Pay the non-refundable deposit of £500 GBP to secure your place.
Step 4: The balance of the course fee is due by 15 Aug 2019.