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Why you should choose the Yoga1
300 hour Yoga Teacher Training?
Bridging ancient wisdom with modern science
Focused on creating exceptional & versatile yoga teachers
Strong yoga values
Highly Knowledge teachers
Teaching Placement at our studio
Planning for the future (personal, business, marketing planning)
Bridging the philosophy with modern life
Multi-style classes study and practice
5 finished and ready to use class sequences
Yoga1’s 300 hour Yoga Teacher Training is for the aspirant yogi who wants to have the best start in becoming a teacher, deepening their knowledge in authentic yoga, progressing in their seniority levels, and have a more intimate understanding of yoga as a whole.
With this course, you will have the knowledge and experience in designing (multiple) classes for different levels and styles (from beginner to advanced classes; from calm to power yoga). We will take you through a vast and diverse array of different practices; we will analyse it, deconstruct and re-assemble those practices with your input. We will provide you with a wholistic classical knowledge.
Together we will work on how to become an exceptional yoga teacher, having a clear personal and professional plan so you have a clear direction.
This is a course which prepares you for the world of teaching yoga and for your personal yoga journey and self-introspection .
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The course costs £3250.
This is around £10 p/hour excluding all expenses.
You also get more extras from your course with us:
5 complimentary hours for your placement, plus 5 hours after finishing your course.
10 hours of 1-2-1 mentoring with Prajnananda.
Our comprehensive course will make you a versatile, highly knowledgeable and confident yoga teacher.
Teaching methods will include lectures, discussions, practical workshops, group work, exercises for your personal journey of self-discovery, teaching practice, practice placement, revision of home activities.
Eligibility & Pre-requisites
Applicants should have a consistent yoga practice for the last 2 years.
Certificate in Sanatan Yoga, level 1
Certificate 300 Hours Yoga Alliance Teacher Training UK
Eligibility to Join Yoga Alliance Professionals, associate level 1
Eligibility for Yoga Alliance USA
Eligibility for REPs Level 3 (Yoga)
Our teachers have a deep understanding of yoga philosophy and practices.
Prajnananda (Marcio) is a co-founder of Yoga1 Studios. He has more than 900 Hours of Yoga Teacher Training. He has a degree in Music (Voice) and vast experience in Vocal coaching and public presentation; he has also done finance, marketing, managing people and managing organisations in his Masters. He is a sports therapist with insight on anatomy and physiology.
Yogachariya Jnandev was a Monk and studied on the top yoga ashrams (institutions) in India. In the good tradition of our lineage, yogachariya Jnandev details a degree in pharmacy and psychology.
Yogacharini Deepika has more than 3000 hours of yoga training. Fully dedicated to the values of yoga, karma yoga and a keen nada yoga practitioner.
We will provide you with a folder, separators and all course material.
You will have access to specific online content
You can acquire certain material like books, neti, and others required at our studio with your 25% discount or online.
Self-focus and self-practice
Yoga postures: deconstruction & reconstruction
Yoga postures: variations & modifications
Yoga postures: adjustments
Yoga Postures: Working with props
Sequencing a class
Sanatan Yoga Sequences:
Rishikesh Suriya Namaskar
Aruna Suriya Namaskar
Vedic Suriya Namaskar
Nada yoga (chanting, mantra and sound)
Philosophy: Study of key yoga texts and concepts
Schools of yoga and their teachings
Anatomy & Physiology
Common injuries & conditions
Teaching skills, public presentation & ethics
Business skills & health and safety
For more information, use the "Chat with us!" app here on our website, submit your interest or text Prajnananda (Marcio) on 07525165235
FAQs - Frequently Asked Questions
1. Where is the course held?
The course will be held in the Yoga1 Farnborough Sala, by North Camp.
You have parking in the street and Nappiers Garden Car park.
The closes train station is North Camp and Farnborough Main
There are busses to and from the studio and taxis just outside the studio.
You will be required to take a full week for the Yoga Satsanga Ashram Week in Wales.
2. How long is the course?
The course is 10 months. Your first 9 Weekend Modules will start at 9am on Saturday and Sunday at Yoga1 Farnborough Sala. There is a non- compulsory class at 7am on both Saturday and Sunday, except for the first day of the course.
Module 10 will be an intense week in the Yoga Satsanga Ashram, Wales.
You will also have your placement running from month 4. This will extend 4 months beyond your course. This will include mentoring.
3. How often do you run your course?
We have no plans of running the course more than once a year. Please make sure you make time for yourself and your sadhana (study).
4. Do I have to do the Yoga Satsanga Ashram Week in Wales?
Yes. This is a central point of your course and yoga journey. Please organise your work and family affairs. This week is mandatory and part of your yoga experience as in a traditional yoga ashram.
5. Chanting or yoga mythology is agains my beliefs (personal, religion). Can I skip that content and focus on the physical practice?
No. Though we are not converting people into the Hindu faith, we must acknowledge history, therefore we are not dissociating yoga from its tradition and roots like some other courses. If this is the case, then take it as a challenge for you to work, opening your mind, listening, search for meaning in your own beliefs and stick with the group.
Yoga is not a religion, it is a philosophy of life and is not optional.
6. Do I have to attend all of the course?, What happens if I miss a module?
We want to be as flexible as possible. For you to get your certificate you must fulfil all criteria on learning, homework, practical and timings.
Missing a module means you will have to take it later (next year) and that you might not get your certificate at the end of the course.
If you have to miss a full day or part of the day, you will have to get an appointment with your teacher. You will have to prove that you were able to learn the practices and theory of the missed modules before you get your certificate. If your teacher believes you were not able to catch up with the rest of the class, your exam and certificate might be delayed. Please talk to your instructor in advance.
Check extra costs for how much the appointment with your teacher will cost.
7. What style of yoga do you teach?
Yoga is one - you will learn. There are many practices. They originate from the tantra philosophy and were developed by the Hatha school of yoga. Therefore there is only one “style” of yoga asana, hatha. If you are asking what kind of trademarked yoga we teach?, then the answer is none. You don’t need it. In our course you will learn to be versatile and with the same knowledge you will be able to build a Kriya (movement), Asana (held poses), Virya (Power) and Sthira (calm) classes, just like the ones we teach at our Yoga1 Studio.
That said, we will teach you what’s now been taught around. For this you need to come to the non-compulsive 7 am practice on Saturdays and Sundays. We will touch on the most common “styles” like astanga, iyangar, yin, juvamukti, anusara, hot yoga, restorative, others.
8. Do I have to do other courses later so I can teach in other studios?
You will have the knowledge to teach in any style around. Yoga studios, might ask you for certificates, though, if they have the branded yoga practices like yin.
We don’t require that in our studio. Just a good Teacher Training Course like ours and fully dedication to the Yoga Values. You will have the knowledge to start your own classes for different populations. If you want to specialise in any specific practice, then you will have to look for that particular school and train under their rules and regulations.
We will add to your certificate that you audited classes in the style of…
9. How much practice do you recommend me doing?
We recommend a daily practice, including your self-practice. This could be only 15 minutes of pranayama or a bit of meditation, or just the practice you were instructed in your previous module.
Highly advisable to keep in contact with your teacher - you will have a discount for our studio’s classes. That said, you should check other teachers, as many styles, as you can and all the yoga studios you can. The more you go, the more you will know. This is very important if you really want to become a good yoga teacher.
Ultimately you will be teaching other people. Teaching others is nothing like you going to another person’s class. You will have different bodies, different minds, different egos to deal with. Instruct yourself.
You should also not fall in the trap of I’m only doing what I like. The yogic point of view is that you have to be prepared to work on things you might not prefer but be better for your audience. If you have 60+ of age in your class, you unlikely will be able to do handstands, just because of fancy it.
10. How much homework will have to do?
Homework is for your benefit.
You will be expected to practice your sequences at home so you are prepared to present them to the public in your course placement hours.
You will be expected to know the philosophy terms and their meaning.
We will be very happy if you learn the names of the poses in Sanskrit
We will also very happy if you know your anatomy.
We will expect you to write something in your diary and to submit your personal intake of the yoga concepts. This doesn’t have to be long, but if you are really dedicated and want to do research and write a book, we will very happy to read it and to publish it with you or take a part of the research and put it in our blog.
You will have to show your sequences before you teach your placement public classes.
If you need a number, then you should allocate 5 to 10 hours of study between modules. You will have to submit all your homework one week before the next module, except for your personal diary which you will share with your teacher on your mentoring hour.
11. When will I start teaching?
You will start teaching at our Course Placement on month 4. We will get you registered with Yoga Alliance. You will be then able to teach twice a week during your course.
We encourage you to teach friends and family so you start building confidence.
12. I’m not sure if I want to teach yoga straight away or if I want to do further studies after I finish my course. Do I still have to teach?
Not everyone has to become a teacher. Yoga is more than being a physical instructor.
You will have till month 4 to decide if you want to teach or not. Please don’t be shy, though. You will be required to teach in the classes with your fellow colleagues so is good to push yourself to do what we offer you. If you then decide not to teach immediately, you still got the experience for when you want to start.
If there is any stress, please talk to your teachers. They are here to help you.
13. Where will I be able to teach after finishing my course?
You will be able to set up your home studio, set up classes in community and church halls, gyms, go mobile (visit clients’ home), do voluntary classes, offices, business parks, parks, maybe even yoga studios, work on events, retreats, etc. plenty of opportunity. Your business skills module will help you look into the options.
The very best students might have the opportunity becoming assistant or junior teachers in our studio - which opens the opportunity for a rotational class so you can build on experience, essential for working in other yoga studios.
You will also benefit of our course placement
14. How much does the course cost?
The course full fee is of £3250 or £3500 if you decide on a Instalment Plan; A discount of £250 is deducted if you enrol until June 15th (Early Bird Discount). Please visit the Investment section of the syllabus or contact us for more details.
Deposit is non-refundable.
Course fees include tuition, monthly placement class, monthly mentoring meeting, course handouts, breakfast and lunch on Sundays at Yoga1 Studio and all meals and sleeping (room sharing) at Yoga Satsanga Ashram week,
15. Are there any extra costs?
Yes. You will have to register with Yoga Alliance for their membership and insurance. You will also pay a fee for the certificate.
All other costs are included or you will get information before commencing your course.
16. How do I apply?
Please refer to the Application section of the syllabus.
First you will register your interest by submitting the pre-application form on this website.
We will then contact you for you to submit a small introduction about yourself, why did you start yoga and your future expectations.
We will then contact you for a possible interview. You will have to come to Prajnananda’s (Marcio) yoga class so he can assess your yoga practice or bring a letter from your regular yoga teacher saying you have a regular practice of at least two years.
16. Do I get any other benefits from training with you?
Yes, you do. You will get a 25% discount on our studio passes and memberships.
You will get a complimentary hour with your yoga1 studio teacher (mentoring) each month for you to check on the personal and course progress (non-compulsive).
You will get a complimentary hour from Yoga1 Studios for your course placement each month, including 5 months after completing your course (non-compulsive).
We will give you also a 15% discount on retail (including books).
17. I. In my practice, I prefer to do calm classes. I can do neither the splits nor handstands! Can I still apply to become a yoga teacher?
Yes, yes, yes! Yoga is nothing to do with splits and handstands. That is gymnastics! Yoga is about self-evolution. Asana or the physical practice is just a fraction of what yoga is about. It is many times the starting point to most of us. To some the end point as well. That said, if you do a calm class you, most likely attuned to the more meditative side of yoga which is a big and important part of yoga.
Also, you will find out that yoga is not about the perfect pose. That obsession was created here in the west from our competitive and perfectionist minds. Everything comes with at the right time.
You will be asked to give it a go in the course, but if you cannot do the splits by the end of the course and you really want, then you have a life time and maybe others more to train. If you are not really bothered, then we are not bothered too.
18. I’ m 60 years old. Am I too old to apply to become a yoga teacher?
Absolutely not! If you felt the call for spreading the goodness of yoga at your 60s, then you have many years to speed the goodness. Even if you were 100 years old or more. You would be welcome to discover the teachings of yoga.
19. I have an injury or condition that might restrict my practice. Can I apply?
Yes, you can. You will have to give us all the details, maybe a letter from your GP giving the green light.
Yoga teaches us to deal with an injury, physical, mental and emotional conditions. The best teachers are the ones who been through the experience themselves.
20. I want to become a teacher but I’m afraid of getting injured. Can I skip some poses or practices?
Well, it is good that you care about your body, mind and spirit. You will never say to a child “don’t try to walk because you will fall”.
You will fall in your practice. Your body, mind and spirit (personality) will be shaken to some degree. That said, you shouldn’t try to do too much, too soon. For years I didn’t try to do handstands; for years I didn’t try to do meditation on my own. In my courses, I tried them because that is the place to try, not when I’m with students or when I have no support.
Yoga is gentle enough for you to be as safe as one can be. You will be working on building strength - body, mind and spirit.
Now, start walking. One day you shall be floating in a beautiful dance.
20. What happens if I become pregnant?
We will be very happy for you and we will support you in everything we can.
21. I have particular learning needs. Is support available?
Yes. This is at the very heart of yoga. We are here to help and have measures in place. Please discuss with us your situation.
22. What are the reasons for you to refuse a place in your course?
Each person is a different case.
We would refuse an applicant because we have no more places available on the course.
We would refuse if the applicant indicates he cannot commit to course investment and instalment payment.
We would refuse an applicant if there are clear indications of compulsive destructive behaviour like violence, verbal, alcohol, tobacco or drug abuse.
We would refuse an applicant if we think the course is not suitable for his/her expectations.
We would refuse an applicant which expresses wanting to become a yoga teacher but show an unwillingness to embrace the culture, lifestyle and values of yoga.
We would refuse an applicant if the student shows intolerance towards other people, ideas, beliefs, sex and sex orientation or any other type of discrimination as in the Discrimination Act
We will not refuse an applicant on the ground of colour, sex, sexual orientation, special needs, faith.
By refuse an applicant we mean:
not allowing the application to proceed to later stages of the application
current refusal of a place in the studio for a particular reason which can be discussed with the student, if she/he wishes.
If an application is refused we could:
advise the applicant on taking a foundation course
advise a more suitable course to his wishes and needs, including advising on courses available on other yoga studios;
advise to wait another year and to deepen their yoga practice before starting the teacher training.
A refusal, doesn’t mean the candidate cannot apply again for the next course. Normally will have to do with not being the right moment for the course based on our current selection criteria.
22. What happens if I want to leave the course?
Adult education is one of the most difficult jobs! All of us have ingrained ideas, concepts and values are change is difficult.
If you want to leave the course because you are finding it too yogic, we understand and we will facilitate your decision of stopping your training.
If you want to leave the course because of unpredictable circumstances, we will discuss, access what is going on and see if we can help in any way before you leave the course. If there is no option, then we will support you in your decision of stopping your training.
Remember we will not provide you with a certificate neither we will refund your deposit. Course fees for the remainder of the training are still due to your initial payment guarantee unless an exemption applies.
22. What are your complaints procedures?
Yoga teaches us to deal with things in an adult and calm way.
The first approach is to always talk to your teacher about your concerns, disappointments or any abuse or insult you might have felt.
If the problem is not solved in yogic ways, then we will implement a procedure to access and take measures.
Measures could even come to asking a party involved to leave the course.
If your complaint is related to the teachers or the content of the course, then you will need to be open and talk to your teacher. We will analysis why this is happening. Maybe expectations were too high or low and this was not detected during the application process. Measures and an agreement should be erased on the course to take.
Any further questions, please contact us on our website, email of give us a call.