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Inner Yoga Trust Year 1 Foundation Course (60 Hour)

The Year 1 course is part-of the IYT’s 500 hour teacher training diploma. Whilst Year 2 and 3 are taught in a residential, immersive setting, the first year is delivered over five 12 hour weekends. The course is suitable for students looking to deepen their practice and understanding of yoga as well as those looking to qualify as yoga teachers. It is also suitable to teachers who wish to explore the teaching first introduced by Vanda Scaravelli and subsequently Diane Long.

There is a focus on the different parts of the body, learning about anatomy as it applies to asanas (postures), whilst simultaneously working with whole body connections. There is a mix of asana practice and theoretical teaching of anatomy. Throughout the year, the course introduces students to the philosophy of yoga, pranayama (breathing practices) and the bandhas.

Course Fees: £675 – payable by £200 deposit on confirmation your place, followed by 6 monthly payments of £79 during the course (5% discount to students paying the full course fees in advance). The Inner Yoga Trust offer one bursary award per year and concessions for the low-waged are available.Pauline Sawyer

About the Teacher: Pauline Sawyer co-founded the Inner Yoga Trust in 1993 with Jenny Beeken and both are the Principle Teachers of the school’s teacher training programme which is delivered throughout the UK. Pauline has practiced and taught yoga on an inner level since 1979 and first qualified to teach in 1987.

Her deep insight and understanding of the body and its link to the mind and spirit comes through her personal practice and extensive study of other disciplines. Pauline’s teaching is informed by her work with (and study of) Kofi Busia, Jenny Beeken, Victor Van-Kooten and Angela Farmer, BKS Iyengar, Diane Long (who is her current teacher) and Sophie Hoare. Her teaching demonstrates a deep understanding of the inner body, inner awareness and movement. Pauline brings her insight and intuitive awareness into her teaching, emphasizing the balance of the inner energies and healing oneself and others through yoga.

For more information and to register for a place on the course please visit inneryoga.org.uk or you can download the course leaflet here.

Inner Yoga Trust Accredited Teacher

  • IYT Year 1 FC Weekend 2
    November 11, 2017 - November 12, 2017
    10:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • IYT Year 1 FC Weekend 3
    January 13, 2018 - January 14, 2018
    10:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • IYT Year 1 FC Weekend 1
    September 16, 2017 - September 17, 2017
    10:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • IYT Year 1 FC Weekend 4
    February 24, 2018 - February 25, 2018
    10:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • IYT Year 1 FC Weekend 5 (TBC)
    March 31, 2018 - April 1, 2018
    10:00 am - 5:00 pm