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Advanced training for yoga teachers
October 2019 - September 2020

Embodied Yoga Principles Teacher Training – 4 day immersion

with Karin van Maanen and Jamie Abrams

Thursday 24th – Sunday 27th October 2019 from 9am to 6pm plus Saturday evening


Stand alone price: £660


The Embodied Yoga Principles (EYP) teacher training is a well-structured, intense and pragmatic course in Embodied Yoga for people wishing to grow personally and use EYP professionally. You may be interested in EYP teacher training for one or more of several reasons.

Apply if you would like:

  • a deep dive into self-awareness and personal growth 

  • to develop new aspects of your yoga practice & teaching, that's deep yet practical 

  • to use elements of EYP to psychologically enrich your own yoga classes and help students get their learning "off the mat"

  • to teach dedicated EYP classes

  • to join a supportive dynamic international community 

  • to learn postures that can be used as part of coaching & training outside of yoga 

  • to have fun learning something new and unique

  • It consists of four days, some pre-coursework (mostly watching videos)

  • and personal and teaching practice afterwards if you wish

The training is as much about developing as a person as it is about picking up new techniques and the principles themselves, so you can practice EYP in your own creative way. 

Because Embodied Yoga is a set of principles rather than a style, it can add a new dimension to any approach to yoga practice from yin yoga to viniyasa flow, and be used creatively. 

The training is not to be taken lightly as involves some work and much personal challenge. It will be deep, fun, personally and professionally enriching, but not all easy. 

We have an application process including informal interview with a lead trainer. It is for people who have already completed at least 200 hr yoga teacher training. As the course can be emotionally and psychologically challenging, it is not suitable if you have had a recent major life change or are having acute mental health issues.

About Karin



Compassion practice in yoga – 1-day module

with Karin van Maanen

Saturday 25th January 2020 10am5pm

Stand alone price: £80


How can we bring the active intention of compassion into the way we practice and teach yoga, and apply principles of compassion training into our work and daily lives? This can enrich our relationships with ourselves and others, prevent “compassion fatigue” and burn-out. Karin studied the neurology of compassion as part of her MSc in Mindfulness Studies and has explored the application of this extensively in secular and Buddhist mindfulness and embodiment training. The weekend will mainly be practical and experiential. More background on the research of compassion will be explored in the June module.

About Karin




Embodied anatomy – weekend module

with Beverley Nolan assisted by Karin van Maanen

Saturday 7th & Sunday 8th March 2020

Stand alone price: £160


Beverley Nolan is a highly skilled yoga, somatics and authentic movement teacher, yoga teacher trainer, certified embodied facilitator, and therapist based in Cambridge. She draws on BodyMind Centering® and the Feldekrais® approaches to intelligent movement. Expect an experiential and practical exploration of our human anatomy with attention to detail and a slow mindful approach to asana practice exploring the way we organise our body around our physical centre, our relationship with gravity and seeking balance between flow and stability.

Practical philosophy & embodied meditation – weekend module

with Vidyadasa Ady Griffiths and Karin van Maanen

Saturday 25th and Sunday 26th April 2020 10am5pm

Stand alone price: £160


Vidyadasa (Ady Griffiths) is a yoga and meditation teacher and senior Embodied Yoga Principles tutor. He is also an ordained lay member of the Triratna Buddhist Order, a web designer and a husband and parent. Karin and Vidyadasa regularly work together and are both keenly interested in applying principles of embodied yoga and Buddhist philosophy and meditation to life off the mat and cushion. This weekend will be a practical inquiry into how we can deeply engage with the richness of human life through community, practice and applied yoga and Buddhist philosophy.

About Karin




The neuroscience of yoga and meditation – 1-day module

with Karin van Maanen

Saturday 13th June 2020 10am5pm

Stand alone price: £80


Karin will share some of the latest findings in the science of yoga, meditation and embodied practice alongside a practical exploration of how these findings could help us adapt the way we practice and teach yoga so that it is as helpful as possible to our bodies and minds and our students’, and informed by some of the latest developments in movement and mindfulness research.




Yoga for healing and trauma awareness – weekend module

with Jude Murray assisted by Karin van Maanen

Saturday 5th and Sunday 6th September 2020 10am5pm

Stand alone price: £160

Jude Murray is a yoga teacher, healer and holistic body work and movement therapist and Yoga Elder member of the Independent Yoga Network. She specialises in yoga for people living with cancer, and is course director of Healing Space.  She is also a senior teacher of Embodied Yoga Principles, a certified Embodied Facilitator and hospital chaplain. Jude is particularly skilled in therapeutic applications of yoga, making yoga safe and accessible to those with long term illness, trauma and highly sensitive individuals (for example people with Autistic Spectrum Disorder and Attention Deficit Disorder). Jude will guide us through yoga practices particularly suitable in therapeutic and trauma-aware settings and open up an inquiry into how we can best serve yoga students with more complex needs.

Upgrade your  experience and understanding  of embodied yoga and meditation
with expert guest tutors in a range of yoga specialisms from around the UK


This uniquely tailored course is aimed at yoga teachers who want to refine their skills and find new inspiration and depth in their personal practice and teaching. Karin has invited highly experienced and skilled guest tutors to share their expertise in some very current and developing aspects of yoga. This will help you upgrade your teaching to be informed by some of the latest developments in the world of movement and mind training.


Detailed course materials will be provided and you will be encouraged to join an ongoing online community of teachers for continued support, inquiry and peer learning.


The weekend and one-day modules will be also be open to experienced yoga practitioners if not fully booked by October 2019 (but not the Embodied Yoga Principles Teacher Training, which requires you to hold a teaching qualification to apply).


The course venue is on the outskirts of Canterbury with easy access by road and rail:


Price for the whole course:

£1100 (saving of £200 if you book for the whole course)

Module prices are included in the course information below





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