UNDERSTANDING YOGA – 330 hour Teacher Training Course at Flow Tunbridge Wells
OVERVIEWThis teacher training is for people with a thirst for knowledge. Knowledge not just about the skills and techniques needed to become a good yoga, meditation and pranayama teacher but the kind of knowledge, and more importantly understanding, that will ignite a fire in your belly to explore more.
DATES & VENUE
The next course will start in May 2021 at Flow Tunbridge Wells, Kent. Specific dates are below.
To register your interest and be kept up to date, please sign up below and we will send you updates and reminders so that you can make a decision when you’re ready.
PRICE & PAYMENT PLAN
The full price of the course is £3,950 including a 5-night residential week in May 2022. We offer an early bird price of £3,750 if you choose to enroll before August 2020.
We are happy to offer a payment plan, details of which can be found further down the page, or by clicking here
HOW TO APPLY
If you have decided to join us on the journey and you are ready to apply, please download an application form below, complete it and email it to:
Enthusiasm and motivation is vital for your own self-transformation and discovery and we will consistently emphasis the self-first, before you can reach out and support others through this work. Exploration, creativity, discussion, good humour and support will be at the heart of our comprehensive course. Supported by the years of experience and wealth of knowing that your teachers are willing to openly to share and pass on to you. We are immensely proud and humbled to have gathered guest teachers who are at the top of their field in their chosen specialism and have been teaching or working in their areas for 10 – 25 years. Our course is small (maximum of 12 students per intake) and bespoke. All modules will be located at Flow Tunbridge Wells in Kent.
Flow is a small, purpose built, stunning and fully equipped yoga studio committed to authentic yoga teaching and learning. We will establish a buddy system and support you every step of the way, making things easy and simple for you so you can concentrate on your job of developing yourself and your unique skills as a teacher. Philosophy, living anatomy, breathwork, pranayama, meditation, creativity, safety and structure will be at the core of all that we do and all that we unveil to you over the 20 months of our 330-hour Yoga Alliance Professionals accredited course. Ultimately, our aim is to tap into the very heart of your essence and reveal the unique truth of your authentic self, so you can become a great teacher and a hungry student of life. By the end of the course we aim for you to have enough of an UNDERSTANDING of both yoga and yourself to confidently excel in a career as a unique, gifted and individual yoga teacher.
Join us, it’s going to be quite a journey…
Please note that your teaching team are ALL Senior Yoga Teachers and have been teaching for a minimum of 8 years each, some with over 35 years of teaching experience. Please follow the website links for much more information about each teacher.
Please send course related questions only to Lucy at firstname.lastname@example.org, who will be happy to help.
- Lucy Parker
Asana, teaching skills, creativity and the business of being a Yoga Teacher
- Ben Parker
Registered Osteopath, BSc (Hons) Ost Med, ND – Applied Anatomy and Physiology
- Alexander Filmer-Lorch
Meditation and Philosophy
- Laurent Roure
Breathwork and Pranayama
Our UNDERSTANDING YOGA TEACHER TRAINING is a comprehensive and niche opportunity to explore the very best of you with the very best of teachers in various specialist areas. The course is limited to a maximum of 12 students per intake which allows for an entirely bespoke, personalised experience of the course and therefore a much deeper understanding of the lessons given.
The course will run from May 2021 – December 2022. Over this 20-month period we will meet for 7 long weekends (all day Friday, Saturday afternoon and all-day Sunday including one Bank Holiday Monday) and 10 short weekends (Saturday long afternoon and all-day Sunday). All weekend modules will be located at Flow in Tunbridge Wells. We will take August off. We also have a compulsory residential week in May 2022, not that you‘ll want to miss it! The retreat is important, it will embed our learning, enhance trust and bonding as a group and ignite your creativity and sensitivity towards others for yourself and in your yoga teaching. Please see the full course schedule attached.
During this full 20-month course you will receive 300 contact hours of teaching.
FULL COST: £3,950
including a 5-night residential week in May 2022 – Early Bird Price of £3,750 if enrolled before August 2020.
Payment instalment option 1
£1,200 non-refundable deposit (or £1,000 if Early Bird Price)
+ £250 monthly for 11 months
Payment instalment option 2
£1,100 non-refundable deposit (no Early Bird option)
+ £150 monthly for 19 months (not available after August 2020)
Payment options 3
£3,650 paid via bank transfer in one instalment only before August 2020.
Deposit to be paid via bank transfer. Additional instalments to be paid as a payment plan on your Flow Mind Body Online account.
NB> Once enrolled onto the course we will be unable to offer refunds and any outstanding payments will be due whether you are able to attend the course or not. Once the course starts it will be impossible for us to include any late intakes so all students must pay in full regardless of circumstances. Thank you for your understanding.
Should you enroll onto the course and decide not to begin your training in May 2021 you can defer so long as we know before 1st February 2021. After that time there will only be an option to defer if we are able to fill your space on the course.
INCLUDED IN THE COURSE
- Over 300 hours of contact teaching
- 20 months of training support
- 100s of relevant handouts to create a personal training folder
- A large specialised, bound and bespoke handbook of 78 postures
- Tailored Homework, feedback and marking
- Discount on Flow run yoga classes, workshops and Osteopathy
- YAP Trainee Teacher registration and insurance
- 5 night UK residential retreat, fully catered for and very creative!
- Opportunity to run classes at Flow Tunbridge Wells in a designated UYTT weekly class slot
- Closed Facebook group page
- Social gatherings and events
- Video and audio files to follow up from certain areas of teaching in relevant modules
- Email contact with Teaching Team for specific, course related questions
- Graduation celebration
- YAP accredited Teaching Yoga Foundation certificate, can be used as a ‘bolt -on’ to some 200 hour certificates to become accredited with a 500 hour certificate, depending on accrediting body.
Please make sure you are available on the course dates below. Our days run from 10am – 6pm on Fridays and Sundays and 1 – 6pm on Saturdays.
Weekend 1 (long)
Friday 30th April, Saturday 1st Sunday 2nd & Monday 3rd May 2021
Weekend 2 (short)
Saturday 5th & Sunday 6th June 2021
Weekend 3 (long)
Friday 9th, Saturday 10th & Sunday 11th July 2021
Weekend 4 (long)
Friday 10th, Saturday 11th & Sunday 12th September 2021
Weekend 5 (short)
Saturday 9th & Sunday 10th October 2021
Weekend 6 (short)
Saturday 13th & Sunday 14th November 2021
Weekend 7 (short)
Saturday 11th & Sunday 12th December 2021
Weekend 8 (long)
Friday 7th, Saturday 8th & Sunday 9th January 2022
Weekend 9 (short)
Saturday 12th & Sunday 13th February 2022
Weekend 10 (long)
Friday 11th, Saturday 12th & Sunday 13th March 2022
Weekend 11 (short)
Saturday 9th & Sunday 10th March 2022
Weekend 12 (residential)
Thursday 5th, Friday 6th, Saturday 7th, Sunday 8th & Monday 9th May 2022
Weekend 13 (short)
Saturday 11th & Sunday 12th June 2022
Weekend 14 (short)
Saturday 9th & Sunday 10th July 2022
Weekend 15 (long)
Friday 9th, Saturday 10th & Sunday 11th September 2022
Weekend 16 (short)
Saturday 8th & Sunday 9th October 2022
Weekend 17 (short)
Saturday 12th & Sunday 11th November 2022
Weekend 18 (long)
Friday 9th, Saturday 10th & Sunday 11th December 2022
We require 98% attendance on this course as well as completion of homework for completion of the course / graduation. If course attendance becomes impossible for any of the modules there will be systems in place for private 1-2-1 tutoring to catch up. The cost of this will be arranged with the relevant tutor and the times, location etc will be agreed together with your tutor.
Commitment is important for this course, not only for you but also for your fellow students and the course leaders to offer a consistent, authentic and valuable training for you. In addition to 98% + attendance on the course we also ask the following of you:
- Keep a personal journal over the 20-month period
- Attend and have signed off 100 x 1 hour yoga / meditation classes
- Complete set homework to date and to a high standard
- Observe a minimum of 8 x hour – long yoga classes
- Assist a minimum of 6 x hour-long yoga classes/workshops/retreats
- Teach a minimum of 4 classes at Flow Tunbridge Wells
- Attend and be open to creative awakening of the week-long residential week
- Attend as many additional workshops and events run by Flow Tunbridge Wells as viable. You will receive a 10% discount on all classes and workshops once enrolled onto the course until your graduation.
WHAT SOME OF OUR PRESENT INTAKE SAY ABOUT THE TRAINING…
“I feel so fortunate that circumstances led me to the UYTT course. This course is a personification of what yoga is – a considered way to learn about ourselves anatomically, emotionally, spiritually and philosophically. It is empowering on a myriad of levels. The course is thorough and well balanced with expert, accessible and friendly teachers and guides. The like minded group I am training with makes this as enjoyable and supportive as it is empowering. I do not yet know exactly where this course will lead me but I firmly believe that only a third of the way through I am journeying closer to my authentic self than I have ever done before. If you want to learn more about yoga and about yourself then go for it – you will be the yoga teacher you are meant to be x.”
“Flow Tunbridge Wells become a very special place, when every month you are surrounded by like minded people. It opens your heart, it opens your soul and your mind. I feel so very privileged to have such passionate teachers on this amazing journey of my UYTT. Why not see where the journey will take you.“
“Signing up to the teacher training course at Flow has been one of the best decisions I have ever made! This wonderful challenging course with an amazing selection of inspiring teachers will take you on an inward journey of self discovery. The course is extremely well organised and Lucy in particular is so in tune with the group bringing warmth and fun to every session! I would recommend this course to anyone who would like to seriously immerse themselves in all aspects of Yoga.“
“The Flow UYTT programme offers a beautiful community in which all participants feel valued, seen, and accepted. The teachers are all experts in their field with so many years of experience and individually they offer something truly unique. As a mum of two young children I have found the training schedule very manageable and the support has been invaluable.I cannot thank Lucy and Ben enough for offering me a place on the Flow UYTT programme and affording me the opportunity to learn and grow in so many ways, this feels more like the beginning of a new direction in my life and I can’t wait to find out where it will take me. I would highly recommend the Flow UYTT Programme to anyone considering embarking on Yoga Teacher Training.“
“It’s a great journey to be on.“
For more Testimonials see our Testimonials Page
It is important that we have a mutually understood agreement between all teachers, students and Flow Yoga Studio in order to uphold the high expectations of this course. We therefore all mutually agree to run this course within the highest of standards of time keeping, mutual respect and consideration, cleanliness of venue, safe and effective teaching, considerate and appropriate questions and discussion, professional and courteous communication and careful and honest approach to teaching and learning.
We truly hope you don’t have any issues with any of our teachers, or the course content over the duration of this course. However, if you find you do this is what we recommend you do to resolve them:
- We are a team, as such you will be encouraged to create a relationship will us all. If you feel that you have an issue with one of the teaching team, please let them know. If you don’t feel that your concerns have been heard do feel free to let one of the others know. Discuss it with them and be open about your concerns.
- If things don’t improve of course you can write a formal letter or email to us as a group. This letter would be sent to Lucy Parker at the Flow address. We will ensure that it is raised on one of our board meetings.
As a student of UNDERSTANDING YOGA training course, you will consent to your contact details (name, email and phone number) being held by Flow Tunbridge Wells and all Teaching Team. You will also consent to these details being passed onto our partners, Yoga Alliance Professionals, so they can contact you directly to complete your registration as a Trainee Teacher and invite you to become a fully qualified Yoga Teacher on successful completion of this course. You understand that you have the option of opting out of this registration process or not allowing your details to be passed onto the course Teaching Team at any time.
You also allow your image to be used for course promotional material should a photograph be taken whilst in UNDERSTANDING YOGA Teacher Training and with your consent.
For more information or to discuss any aspect of this course with Lucy please telephone 07976 439122 or email understandingyoga@