£450

30 Hours

  • 13 & 14 June, 2024

30-hour Pre & Postnatal Yoga Teacher Training

This training is for qualified yoga teachers who have a calling to work with mums, bumps & babies. This course would also allow you to confidently teach pregnant women safely & insured, in your regular classes. Most importantly, you’ll need to be able to teach yoga to bodies that don’t feel like yours. Having had your own children or being female is not a necessity but being able to listen & have empathy for the body’s multiple changes & a real desire to alleviate the aches & pains of building a baby are.

Prerequisites:

Level 3 Diploma in Teaching Yoga/Certified 200 Hours or 'working towards'

Schedule

DATES
June 13 & 14, 2024
LOCATION
Lake Yoga Studio
STAFF
Lucy Leslie
DAYS
Thur & Fri
TIME
09:15 - 17:15

£180

8 Hours

  • Jul 05, 2024

Vinyasa Flow is a popular yoga method & is often the first form of yoga found by those who came to yoga through the gym. Like all yogas, it is practiced with the breath as the guide, an oft forgotten but necessary component if it is to be called yoga at all.

Sequences of poses are linked together, generating heat, flexibility, strength, coordination & stamina. Many students want to enjoy the rhythm & fluidity of the Vinyasa Flow classes abut are excluded because of low levels of strength, fitness, stamina & flexibility. Being able to teach flow to a wide variety of bodies, ages & abilities is an excellent addition to a teacher’s skillset.

We'll look at warm-up, Surya Namaskar variations, peak poses, themes & using the warmth we build, for the best outcome.

Important areas such as the method's accessibility to the many or the few will be carefully thought about. We will breakdown the classical transitions & consider modified transitions for increased accessibility & what to do with knees & shoulders, as well as how to language a class that moves on the breath, whilst demoing & observing the students.

This training immersion will be an opportunity for you to find your own style of teaching for the clients who trust you already. As with all our trainings you will receive the support of your lead teacher whilst on the course & beyond.

Schedule

DATES
Jul 05, 2024
LOCATION
Lake Yoga Studio
STAFF
Lucy Leslie
DAYS
Fri
TIME
09:00 - 17:00

£300

50 Hours

  • Jul 12 - 14, 2024

Advanced Anatomy with Ananda Mello-Costa

A 3 day module in the studio

In this module, we will build on the fundamental anatomical concepts covered in the 200h anatomy course. Applying those concepts to specific yoga poses and deconstructing asanas so that you can build the necessary skills to meet and assist students wherever they are in their physical practice.

Topics covered:

  • Anatomy of Forward Bending, variations and common patterns
  • Anatomy of External Hip Rotation, Lotus and beyond
  • Anatomy of Twisting, variation on Seated Twists
  • Anatomy of Arm Balancing and how to take it Upside Down
  • Anatomy of Backbending and setting the patterns for Upward Facing Dog and Wheel Pose

Schedule

DATES
July 12 - 14, 2024
LOCATION
Lake Yoga Studio
STAFF
Ananda Mello-Costa
DAYS
Fri, Sat & Sun
TIME
10:45 - 18:00

£300

50 Hours

  • Jul 27 - 28 & Oct 05 - 06, 2024

A 2-part module, over four days, covering classical yoga pranayama techniques.

Topics will also include the anatomy & physiology of breathing, bandhas & how to apply them correctly during your pranayama practice as well as how to build a regular personal practice & how to progress.

Topics Covered:

Current breath assessment

Anatomy & physiology of breath.

Technique: Ujjayi breathing (Victorious breath)

Technique: Nadi shuddhi (alternate nostril breathing).

Technique: Kapalabathi (Skull shining)

Technique: Nadi shodhana (alternate nostril breathing with breath hold)

Technique: Shitali and Sitkari (cooling)

Bandhas: Jalandhara, Uddiyana, Mula

Pratyahara, pranayama, mantra, visualisation, digital counting, gaze & mudra

Dosha changing practices: Chandra and Surya Bhedhana

Building a daily practice

Ratio progression path

How to teach

 

Summer

Part 1 Jul 27-28

Part 2 Oct 5-6

Online follow ups

Saturdays Aug 10, Aug 31, Sep 21

 

 

Schedule

DATES
July 27 - 28 & Oct 05 - 06, 2024
LOCATION
Lake Yoga Studio
STAFF
Ananda Mello-Costa
DAYS
Sat & Sun
TIME
10:45 - 17:45

£625

50 Hours

  • 09 - 13 Sep, 2024

Advanced Yoga Teaching Skills - Enhancing the skills that set us apart 

This one-week module runs Monday to Friday, 9.15am - 5.15pm at the lake. 

You may take this module at a time of your choosing, there is no set order for taking any of the 300 modules

This week-long module will thoroughly dissect our communication skills & intensify our way of relating to ourselves & our students. Our own practice, still so important becomes the learning tool for us to become the kind of teacher that changes & transform the practice of our students. Only through introspection, self-awareness & humility can we begin to communicate our understanding to our students, that they may have the experience we have had.

“What is yoga by experience? Anusasanam means “let me have the experience my teacher had.”

TKV Desikachar

Advanced teaching is about listening, watching, feeling & asking questions, getting to know the students & learning by observing, offering rather than fixing & encouraging patience in a world that doesn't recognise patience anymore.

Our mornings will be physical & we will look at: Pose Analysis: Standing poses, forward bends, backbends, twists & inversions. Alignment, recognising form, lineage variations, pose modifications & adding props will be explored. We will talk alignment a lot!

Our afternoons will be theoretical & we will follow presentations with discussions & practicng languaging skills.

This module runs twice a year & is mandatory for 300 Hour Teachers.

Schedule

DATES
September 09 - 13, 2024
LOCATION
Lake Yoga Studio
STAFF
Lucy Leslie
DAYS
Mon, Tue, Wed, Thur & Fri
TIME
09:15 - 17:15

£300

50 Hours

  • Oct 25 - 27, 2024

Advanced Anatomy with Ananda Mello-Costa

A 3 day module in the studio

In this module, we will build on the fundamental anatomical concepts covered in the 200h anatomy course. Applying those concepts to specific yoga poses and deconstructing asanas so that you can build the necessary skills to meet and assist students wherever they are in their physical practice.

Topics covered:

  • Anatomy of Forward Bending, variations and common patterns
  • Anatomy of External Hip Rotation, Lotus and beyond
  • Anatomy of Twisting, variation on Seated Twists
  • Anatomy of Arm Balancing and how to take it Upside Down
  • Anatomy of Backbending and setting the patterns for Upward Facing Dog and Wheel Pose

Schedule

DATES
October 25 - 27, 2024
LOCATION
Lake Yoga Studio
STAFF
Ananda Mello-Costa
DAYS
Fri, Sat & Sun
TIME
10:45 - 18:00

£350

25 Hours

  • 15, 16 & 17 November, 2024

An in-depth immersion in the classical origins of Yoga, its true meaning, its original purpose and how we can adapt these profound teachings to serve ourselves and society in the modern world.

We will explore the earliest classical definitions of Yoga and how the teachings we have available today developed from these ancient texts.From the first textual reference to Yoga through the first definitions of Yoga, looking at models of the human system and how to use Yoga to establish wholistic health and allow each of us to realise our very highest potential!

Day 1 -  Reference to the Upanisads to explore and discuss the first textual reference to Yoga in the Taitirriya Upanisad and the first definitions of Yoga in the Katha Upanisad and the Maitri Upanisad.     

Day 2 -  Explore the role of sound in Yoga, how mantra was used to transmit the teachings orally for millenia before the teachings were written down. Also, how sound can be used to develop the breath, initially lengthening the exhalation and then stimulating the inhale as a result. Finally, the use of sound/mantra in meditation

Day 3 - Meditation in theory based on the teachings of Patanjali, Yoga Sutra chapter 3. Sutra 1-4. Presentation on the classical yoga model for meditation and the relationship between asana, pranayama and meditation. Purpose and application of meditation classically and in the modern context.      

Each day begins with an hour of Yoga taught by Andy, which will be open to the public.                                                                                 

Schedule

DATES
November 15, 16 & 17, 2024
LOCATION
Lake Yoga Studio
STAFF
Andy Curtis Payne
DAYS
Fri, Sat & Sun
TIME
09:15 - 17:15

£450

30 Hours

  • 05 & 06 December, 2024

30-hour Pre & Postnatal Yoga Teacher Training

This training is for qualified yoga teachers who have a calling to work with mums, bumps & babies. This course would also allow you to confidently teach pregnant women safely & insured, in your regular classes. Most importantly, you’ll need to be able to teach yoga to bodies that don’t feel like yours. Having had your own children or being female is not a necessity but being able to listen & have empathy for the body’s multiple changes & a real desire to alleviate the aches & pains of building a baby are.

Prerequisites:

Level 3 Diploma in Teaching Yoga/Certified 200 Hours or 'working towards'

Schedule

DATES
December 05 & 06, 2024
LOCATION
Lake Yoga Studio
STAFF
Lucy Leslie
DAYS
Thur & Fri
TIME
09:15 - 17:15

£180

8 Hours

  • Jan 17, 2025

Adjustments Workshop for Teachers 8 Hours

The healing power of physical touch can be measured; Doctors have found, through tests such as MRIs, that there are evident changes in the patterns of brain activity during touch. Certain types of endorphins are released, which combat stress hormones, resulting in a sense of relaxation and peace.

When you receive a confident, safe adjustment from a teacher you know to be experienced & knowledgable, their hands & breathing help us to visit poses in greater depth with more profound understanding of the the energetic dierection & purpose of the pose.

If you are unlucky enough to receive an unwanted, inexpertly applied adjustment, possibly where boundaries are crossed, it can put you off yoga for life & even be construed as physical abuse. 

In this workshop we'll look at the more accessible & common adjusts that are useful to us as teachers & discuss the pros & cons of touch after covid & the me too movement.

Schedule

DATES
Jan 17, 2025
LOCATION
Lake Yoga Studio
STAFF
Lucy Leslie
DAYS
Fri
TIME
09:15 - 17: 30

£450

30 Hours

  • 13 & 14 Feb, 2025

Sussex Yoga Training’s 30 Hour Restorative & Yin Yoga CPD course is for established teachers or those working towards a level three diploma or 200 hours certificate. It is a two day training that will enable you to deliver two entirely useful methods of yoga to your students.

Course Outline

This two-day training will consist of practical explorations, presentations & discussions with senior teacher, Lucy Leslie.

Syllabus

Restorative: The anatomy & physiology of Restorative Yoga, nervous system regulation & the relationship with other body systems. The physiology of stress & relaxation, vagal tone & how to elicit the relaxation response. You’ll practice teaching, whilst considering environment, postures, props, modifications, progressions, intention, sequencing, theming, class planning, breath & language.

Combining Yin and Restorative Postures in a class: Guidance on sequencing, planning, delivery & Yin Yoga versus Restorative Yoga – what makes them different & why they work well together.

Yin Yoga: Purpose & benefits. The anatomy of Yin Yoga – “Yin tissues”, flexibility, fascia & the heart-mind connection. You’ll work on practical delivery of Yin Yoga postures whilst looking at intention & attention, the energetic body, duration, breathing, use of props, sequencing and themes.

 

Schedule

DATES
Feb 13 & 14, 2025
LOCATION
Lake Yoga Studio
STAFF
Lucy Leslie
DAYS
Thur & Fri
TIME
09:15 - 16:15

£180

8 Hours

  • Feb 28, 2025

Vinyasa Flow is a popular yoga method & is often the first form of yoga found by those who came to yoga through the gym. Like all yogas, it is practiced with the breath as the guide, an oft forgotten but necessary component if it is to be called yoga at all.

Sequences of poses are linked together, generating heat, flexibility, strength, coordination & stamina. Many students want to enjoy the rhythm & fluidity of the Vinyasa Flow classes abut are excluded because of low levels of strength, fitness, stamina & flexibility. Being able to teach flow to a wide variety of bodies, ages & abilities is an excellent addition to a teacher’s skillset.

We'll look at warm-up, Surya Namaskar variations, peak poses, themes & using the warmth we build, for the best outcome.

Important areas such as the method's accessibility to the many or the few will be carefully thought about. We will breakdown the classical transitions & consider modified transitions for increased accessibility & what to do with knees & shoulders, as well as how to language a class that moves on the breath, whilst demoing & observing the students.

This training immersion will be an opportunity for you to find your own style of teaching for the clients who trust you already. As with all our trainings you will receive the support of your lead teacher whilst on the course & beyond.

Schedule

DATES
Feb 28, 2024
LOCATION
Lake Yoga Studio
STAFF
Lucy Leslie
DAYS
Fri
TIME
09:15 - 17:15

£625

40 Hours

  • 10 - 15 March, 2025

Further Yoga Teaching Skills - Enriching our Yoga Teaching Knowledge

This one-week module runs Monday to Friday, 9.15am - 5.15pm at the lake. 

You may take this module at a time of your choosing, there is no set order for taking any of the 300 modules

When I think about the teachers who have most influenced my practice & teaching, they are teachers who are incredibly interesting, they have studied more than just one lineage of Yoga, they are aware of all the Yogas & can integrate teachings from more than one philosophy or viewpoint.

This week-long module will look more intensely at the skills it takes to make a difference in an arena that is well-saturated with Yoga teachers. Our mornings will be practical & topics will inculde hips, legs, shoulders, necks, feet, lower legs, spine & core. We'll also look at how to teach beginners & the physically very capable students.

Our afternoons will be theoretical; we'll look at body image in Yoga, ethics, setting up a studio, membership & retention issues, scheduling, seasonal patterns in atendance, leadership & managing people skills. Also, tantric Yogas, abuse & appropriation in Yoga & critical thinking skills specific to Yoga teaching.

This module runs twice a year & is mandatory for 300 Hour Teachers.

Schedule

DATES
March 10 - 15, 2025
LOCATION
Lake Yoga Studio
STAFF
Lucy Leslie
DAYS
Mon, Tue, Wed, Thur & Fri
TIME
09:15 - 17:15

£625

50 Hours

  • 15 - 19 Sep, 2025

Advanced Yoga Teaching Skills - Enhancing the skills that set us apart 

This one-week module runs Monday to Friday, 9.15am - 5.15pm at the lake. 

You may take this module at a time of your choosing, there is no set order for taking any of the 300 modules

This week-long module will thoroughly dissect our communication skills & intensify our way of relating to ourselves & our students. Our own practice, still so important becomes the learning tool for us to become the kind of teacher that changes & transform the practice of our students. Only through introspection, self-awareness & humility can we begin to communicate our understanding to our students, that they may have the experience we have had.

“What is yoga by experience? Anusasanam means “let me have the experience my teacher had.”

TKV Desikachar

Advanced teaching is about listening, watching, feeling & asking questions, getting to know the students & learning by observing, offering rather than fixing & encouraging patience in a world that doesn't recognise patience anymore.

Our mornings will be physical & we will look at: Pose Analysis: Standing poses, forward bends, backbends, twists & inversions. Alignment, recognising form, lineage variations, pose modifications & adding props will be explored. We will talk alignment a lot!

Our afternoons will be theoretical & we will follow presentations with discussions & practicng languaging skills.

This module runs twice a year & is mandatory for 300 Hour Teachers.

Schedule

DATES
September 15 - 19, 2025
LOCATION
Lake Yoga Studio
STAFF
Lucy Leslie
DAYS
Mon, Tue, Wed, Thur & Fri
TIME
09:15 - 17:15

£625

40 Hours

  • 16 - 20 March, 2026

Further Yoga Teaching Skills - Enriching our Yoga Teaching Knowledge

This one-week module runs Monday to Friday, 9.15am - 5.15pm at the lake. 

You may take this module at a time of your choosing, there is no set order for taking any of the 300 modules

When I think about the teachers who have most influenced my practice & teaching, they are teachers who are incredibly interesting, they have studied more than just one lineage of Yoga, they are aware of all the Yogas & can integrate teachings from more than one philosophy or viewpoint.

This week-long module will look more intensely at the skills it takes to make a difference in an arena that is well-saturated with Yoga teachers. Our mornings will be practical & topics will inculde hips, legs, shoulders, necks, feet, lower legs, spine & core. We'll also look at how to teach beginners & the physically very capable students.

Our afternoons will be theoretical; we'll look at body image in Yoga, ethics, setting up a studio, membership & retention issues, scheduling, seasonal patterns in atendance, leadership & managing people skills. Also, tantric Yogas, abuse & appropriation in Yoga & critical thinking skills specific to Yoga teaching.

This module runs twice a year & is mandatory for 300 Hour Teachers.

Schedule

DATES
March 16 - 20, 2026
LOCATION
Lake Yoga Studio
STAFF
Lucy Leslie
DAYS
Mon, Tue, Wed, Thur & Fri
TIME
09:15 - 17:15