What previous experience do I need to have to sign up for the Teacher Training
The YHM team treat each application on a personal basis depending on the reason to attend the Immersion. We only require that each person has a regular self practice.
The teaching schedule for a typical day on the Immersion
Monday to Friday
ALL FOOD IS VEGETARIAN AND VEGAN ON REQUEST AND ORGANICALLY SOURCED WHERE POSSIBLE.
7.15 AM tea
7.30 to 9 am self practice
9am to 10am breakfast
10 am to 11am anatomy or philosophy hour
11am to 1pm movement and practice session
1pm to 2pm lunch
4PM TO 5PM Anatomy or philosophy hour
5pm to 7pm movement and breathing practice
Twice a week we will have feedback evenings. There are also some surprise events each week!
- First Saturday of the training we hold an evening sweat lodge.
- Each Saturday after we will hold 3 hour workshops in the morning.
- The rest of the weekends are free. We will provide a large wholesome brunch on Saturday and Sunday mornings, and the rest of the weekend you can eat out and explore the local delights of Goa.
For one whole month I travelled to myself. I learnt how to undo, unfold and feel my body so completely with a beautiful, freeing style of yoga. I connected with the ground, giving and receiving the earth and was able to feel a lightness and opening, both physically and mentally.
The self-enquiry was a real therapy and I visited places deep within, knowing that I was held in safety and love by the teachers and my new friend’s. I made beautiful friends and I know our roots will entwine always. There was a wonderful feeling of community which was filled with joy.
My adventure has been like swimming in the ocean exciting, confusing, challenging, calm, warm and so much fun. I have danced, sang, played, practiced yoga with ease, mediated by moon light, practiced Qigong and took part in a sweat lodge ceremony. I have cried, laughed, breathed so deeply and learnt so much.
I have so much gratitude to my wonderful teachers Helen, Ru and Steve. Each one so knowledgeable, talented, patient, embracing and also so light hearted, funny and playful. Their positive energy shone.
Now I have returned to England, the ripples of the immersion are now able to spread to family, friends and every being. I have found my strength and I am not going to waste it.
Please take the journey with the Yoga Health Mandala team, it will change your life ~ Jo Bidmead.
“This teacher team’s knowledge is one thing to rave about. I never thought I’d ever eagerly anticipate anatomy lessons as much as I did with Steve’s – even less being german, no native speaker. This TT met and surpassed every idea I had about deepening my knowledge through a TT.
The emotional chemistry between Helen, our great loving Yogini, Ru, master of spiritual fanciness and fascia guru Steve, their expertise presented with a superb sense of humour and understanding, their holding of space (4 weeks of intensive training in a group of strangers can become quite enduring), the visible joy of teaching – all combined more than confirmed my intuitive decision to participate in their first TT in 2014. Never doubted it for a second. I cannot think of a better teacher team and a better TT, to be sincerely honest.
I’d love to see more German yoga practitioners attending the future TTs – there are just too few of us in Germany. So whenever I am away from my own students there is one to step in and teach. Because there is no other yoga approach that even comes close to the way in which Vanda Scaravelli worked. It is a blessing – and there can always be many more of us. ~ Alke Von Kruszynski.
My month immersion with YHM brought yoga home to me via the poetry of engaging the body in a path of enquiry rather than a goal oriented asana practice. had always believed yoga required a secret key I could not find, because I was not flexible enough nor always able to meet nor agree with the guidelines nor philosophy. This course handed me the key through transforming yoga from a doing to an open ended goal free journey of opening. This is yoga training for the future, a mature approach that liberates students from dogma, certificating them as potential teachers of enquiry led practice.
I can recommend it from my heart. ~ Aisha Wolfe.
I am grateful to have been part of this process – group and personal wise – to have witnessed so many changes in people and in my own journey and perception of moving and movement. Creating space and finding connections within my body structure, getting in touch with all the fluid systems and becoming more aware of what the fascia actually is, made me realise that yoga asanas can just unfold. Undoing. Non-doing. Grounded. Listening to the bodies own intelligence. ~ Flurina Dominique Thali.
I participated in The YHM immersion 2016. The experience has had a profound and continuing effect on my life experience. It is so much more than a teacher training course, offering a fully immersive and transformational space in which to safely explore one’s relationship to yoga. Whether your intention is to teach or not, the deepening of practice is beautifully held and supported and allows for a rapid evolution of understanding and ongoing enquiry.
The three members of the team are incredibly talented teachers individually and their personalities and experience combine in a unique and satisfying way. The entire structure is well-rounded and delivered in a highly professional way with a warmth, humour and depth that permeates the course from beginning to end. The whole is held lovingly with great attention to individual and collective.
The onsite managers attend to the day-to-day running of the course and deal with needs as they arise making the stay pleasant, comfortable and easy to navigate. There are also a variety of excellent and experienced body workers whose offerings complement the practice and learning. Sessions are very reasonably priced.
The accommodation at Banyan Tree Yoga resort is second to none with excellent ‘Eco’ credentials. Chinu and Annu, the charming young Indian managers, are extremely warm, loveable and welcoming. They have created, and continue to evolve, a clean, simple and earthy environment for their guests which seems to operate in a symbiosis with the YHM immersion. ~ Richard Harding
This training is accredited and approved by the INDEPENDENT YOGA NETWORK (IYN). It is easy to obtain insurance and membership from them once you have completed the course. This qualification is internationally recognised.
All our teachers and the training are fully insured by the IYN.
Our belief is that the months intensive is a FOUNDATION towards becoming a yoga teacher, or to deepen your practice in this style of yoga.
How do I apply?
Send a message using the contact form on the website:Contact Form
You will then receive an application form. Once you return this form we will guide you through the stages next steps. There are post and pre course assignments to complete along with a suggested book reading list.
What do I do to qualify and what happens after the course?
Upon completion of the teacher training you will be given a certificate of attendance followed by post course assignments. After a full assessment we then send out the qualifying certificate as endorsed by the Independent Yoga Network (IYN). If for some reason we think you need more time to practice the YHM team will send out resources and guidance on where to improve your skills and a reassessment will be organised.
We offer on-going support via email and phone, a private group page on Facebook, webinars, and further training modules.
What’s different about what the YHM has to offer?
- Three full time teachers
- A strong focus on holistic health and the healing of painful conditions / injuries
- Incorporating the sweatlodge into the training
- Complementary practices and events as part of the training