What if you had a chance to seize an opportunity that could change your life forever?!
Become a certified Yoga Teacher and inspiration within your community through this unique 250hr 12-month programme, incorporating key teacher training elements blended with mentoring and self-study.
No Prerequisites. Open to all.
The goal of this training is to produce inspiring Yoga teachers who are able to draw on their own practice and personal discipline in imparting the Yoga experience to others. The training will not be just an academic transferring of techniques; the teachings will be transmitted in such a way that the essence of Yoga can be absorbed into the heart of the student.
For any science to be useful, it must address two aspects: theory and practice. Even the best of theoretical knowledge is insufficient in itself to solve the problems of life. And if knowledge is not put into practice, it only serves the purpose of intellectual entertainment. This teacher training is not content with providing a lofty philosophical understanding of of Yoga; it will also instil clear-cut techniques for implementing its precepts for everyday living.
Teacher training demands a high level of self-discipline, affording a unique opportunity to extend the limits of one’s capabilities, including strength and stamina, with long lasting effects. Yoga teachers should also be Yogic practitioners; with this in mind the course is designed to be intensive, immersing the students in a balanced programme of Yogic theory and practise for all-round physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual development.
Teaching Yoga demands a complete mindset of serving others; sharing and respecting the traditions of Yoga with energy, enthusiasm, and joy.
“From the heart, I offer you all of my support, knowledge, and experience so that you can share it with others”
– Greg Angell
Each day you will both study and engage in practical hands-on learning as Gregory guides you as to how to teach asanas and pranayama.
The daily in-depth practise with individual corrections includes:
Pranayama, the science of breath control, consists of a series of exercises especially intended to keep the body and mind in vibrant health. Practise daily and study in detail both Kapalabhati and Anuloma Viloma (alternate nostril breathing), as well as being introduced to advanced pranayamas. Learn and experience how pranayama:
Responsible for building our physical body, the foods we eat also profoundly affect our mind, senses, and environment.
Course topics and details include:
Meditation is at the core of the practise of Yoga. It is both its main tool and its ultimate destination. This course teaches the practical techniques of a meditation practise while also exploring the stages one passes through on the spiritual journey to the realisation of the oneness of all existence.
Learn japa meditation, or mantra repetition. A sanskrit mantra is a mystical energy encased in a sound structure. Through repetition one creates a specific positive thought pattern and the energy then manifests itself, generating a positive creative force in our lives.
Yogic cleansing exercises, known as ‘kriyās’ assist nature in removing waste products from our bodies.
This cleansing is important as the Yogi regards their bodies as a vehicle in which to evolve toward higher consciousness. Learn and practise, with guidance, yoga kriyā exercises.
Yoga is a system of self-experience. The purpose of this study is to improve the physical understanding of your own yoga practice, and to apply it in your teaching practice as well.
Introduction to all bodily systems and the effects of asanas and pranayama on: the cardiovascular, respiration, digestion, skeletal, muscular, and endocrine systems. You will also explore Yoga and physical culture.
Explore the philosophy and aim of yoga. Look into the deeper dimensions of the mind, body, and spirit through the study of yogic philosophy, classical yoga text (including The Bhagavad Gita and Yoga Sutras Of Patanjali).
Kirtan is the singing of mantra, with devotion, love and faith. Practise and learn how it helps to purify the heart, calm the mind, and turn it inward towards the heart.
As an integral component of this course you will also be immersed in and study the lessons of the Four Paths of Yoga. Transforming detailed Yogic theory into practical, on-the-ground understanding.
The practise of selfless service helps to reduce selfishness and egoism and keeps you fit, healthy, and joyful.
Learn the Karmic principles behind the Law of Action and Reaction.
Bhakti Yoga, the Yoga of Devotion, teaches how to open the heart and purify the mind. Discover Kirtan (chanting of classical sanskrit mantras), Indian gods/goddesses and their energetic meaning, and other traditional Indian rituals.
Explore the Yoga of Knowledge. The path of attaining knowledge of the true nature of reality through the practise of study, meditation, self-inquiry, and contemplation.
Also known as Ashtanga Yoga, this is the science of mental and physical control where meditation is the chief practise. Discover the effects and experiences of meditation, how to meditate, the use of mantras, and how to cultivate concentration.
Gregory has been practising and studying Yoga for 25 years; teaching full-time for 17 years, taught approximately 7,500 classes; completed 1,700hrs of teacher training; and approximately 30,000hrs of personal practice.
Over 25 years Gregory has combined his exposure to Sivananda Yoga, Anusara Yoga, Ashtanga Yoga, and Jivamukti Yoga with his own extensive and intense personal practice.
This ‘melting pot’ of exposure, knowledge, and experiences has produced ‘Bhānumati Yoga’, which is Gregory’s own unique offering. Upon completion of the Teacher Training students will be able to teach a Bhānumati Yoga Class, with confidence, from the heart.
Bhānumati – भानुमती – shining like the Sun.
I was resistant about yoga for a while. I found it quite difficult because my skeletal system was out of balance. I then found Greg Angell! He is the most amazing yoga teacher for many reasons…
His classes are about so much more than yoga postures! He takes time to prepare e.g. plans beautiful music, prepares the room well in advance of class, and shares powerful wisdom and philosophy to make you think about what’s important in life. He will always encourage you to listen to what your body is telling you, not to push yourself, as we are all unique. Every week is different! I now recognise the power of yoga and why it is so important. I love Greg’s classes, my health has improved so much.
Despite the class challenging me, I know it’s a must in my weekly schedule. I would highly recommend Greg’s classes! His standard of class and teaching is a cut above because of the time, effort and dedication he puts into them. Thank you Greg for being an amazing yoga teacher! Namaste!
– Karen Marshall
Throughout the years I’ve been practicing yoga never have I come across a teacher like you. Your powerful presence coupled with the way you guide and suggest, rather than push and judge until I get it right, has been refreshing. It has enabled me to go deeper into my practice, far beyond merely executing a sequence of postures. I feel you embody the truth of your practice in a way that enables you to transmit deep wisdom and energy.
Your classes make me laugh, cry, burst with energy, and always provide food for thought. I have experienced an opening in my body, mind, heart, and soul. Thank you for all the beautiful classes and inspiring me in so many ways (and your choice of music rocks!).
– Laura Lommers
The below dates are all part of our 12-month teacher training programme, led by Gregory Angell.
The training days will always take place on a Sunday, at our Ebb&Flow studio in Farnham, and all days will run from 6am-8pm. Attending all of the dates in your course is your commitment to your future qualification. That being said, sometimes there’s a date that simply clashes in your diary and is non-negotiable, if that’s the case, we can sometimes work around this so please get in touch.
Yoga is relevant and transformational for everybody. It’s a a real concern that people who would make great yoga teachers don’t sign up for the training because they don’t feel they ‘fit’ the mould. And the world is a poorer place because of it. The world doesn’t need more flexible people. What the world needs is more authentic, and by extension imperfect, yoga teachers.
The Grace Of Imperfection – As a by-product of practice, a yoga practitioner might master yoga postures, but yoga is not about mastery of postures. Yoga is about mastering the art of simply being, by relaxing the body, soothing the emotions, and calming the mind.
There is no such thing as a perfect yoga teacher. Let’s celebrate our imperfections and encourage all students to do the same. This course will gift you with presence, mindfulness, compassion, patience and generosity. You will come to see how yoga exists in everything, and that every moment is an opportunity to practise. As a teacher, you will then share this wisdom with others. You will see that there is no finish line in yoga and that your teacher training is only the beginning of a new and exciting journey.
Yoga teacher training is a personal and unique journey. Your shifts, realisations, and experiences will not be the same as anybody else, but one thing’s for sure, you will no longer be the same person after this experience!
If you’re thinking about doing a yoga teacher training course, you may have heard many people say that it’s a life changing and transformative experience, even if you don’t intend to teach yoga. We’re not exaggerating when we say your life will never be the same after this yoga teacher training! It’s not like any other training course where you merely learn a new skill or develop an existing one. You might be surprised when you realise just how yoga teacher training changes you and, as a result, your entire life. Of course, you’ll dramatically improve your yoga practice, but you’ll get much more from it than just skills and knowledge.
We don’t enrol lots of students and are dedicated to small class sizes to offer each of you the best connection with your trainer. You will never be left alone with your text books either because this course has over 180 hours of contact and prioritises personal connection and support.
We will be meeting on 14 dates (0600-2000) which equates to 182 hours of study (not including lunch breaks). Outside of the 14 dates there will be a need for personal practice and study. To get the most out of the course we would suggest a minimum of 5 hours per week.
You are able to miss 2 contact days throughout the course and still graduate. However, we do recommend catching up all missed days on a subsequent course.
Be at least 20 years of age
Complete the online application for the course
Submit an application fee (deposit) of £475 (applied towards tuition, non-refundable)
Read through and agree to the terms and conditions (actionable through your application form)
Have an open mind and commit wholeheartedly to the training
A willingness to learn
The application fee (deposit) is non-refundable except in the case of a declined application.
This programme is non-refundable except in the event of unexpected medical circumstances (minus application fee/deposit).
No refunds will be made after the programme start date.
Yes! As this course runs for 12 months, following your deposit you have the option to either pay in full and receive an ‘up-front discount’, or commit to our interest free payment plan and pay your balance across 12 payments of £250.