Embodied Yoga Principles Teacher Training

About the EYP Teacher Training

This professional development course is a short pragmatic, training for yoga teachers wishing to deepen their asana classes psychologically, and help their students get yoga “off the mat”.


You may love this training if you want to:


  • learn practical tools to psychologically enrich your yoga classes

  • help students get their yoga learning into their whole lives

  • connect asana practice more fully with what you care most about, what’s real and what matters 

  • enrich your current style of yoga with a fresh perspective

  • develop a new aspect of your own yoga practice, that's both profound and practical 

  • become qualified as an officially certified EYP teacher

  • to join a supportive, fun, international community 

  • have a great time learning something new and unique

We have two versions of the teacher training:

1. Live in-person teacher training - see information on this web page below

 Online teacher training  see information via this website link - www.eyp.training

Live in-person training consists of four or five days live training, some
pre-coursework (mostly watching videos) and reading a few books, and personal practice afterwards if you wish to officially qualify as a certified EYP Teacher. 


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 practice 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. 

It is taught by EYP founder Mark Walsh, with a senior EYP Teacher supporting or by senior EYP Teachers.

Suitable for:

  • people experienced in any style of yoga looking to add a whole new dimension to their practice and deepen their personal awareness and growth

  • people already qualified to teach any style of yoga looking to add elements of depth, pragmatism and breadth from other embodied arts that they teach

  • those looking to be able to teach EYP as a stand-alone class
    (no guarantee, see below)


  • those up for a challenging emotional journey

  • people with a sense of humour (vital for the training)

  • people who care about social issue and the world beyond the yoga mat

  • people looking to join a community of like-minded teachers working non-dogmatically and creatively in an emerging field.

Course Content


  • the core method of EYP

  • thorough training in all the 26 main postures of EYP 

  • how to structure an EYP class

  • how to integrate EY principles into existing classes and 1-1 work 

  • how to teach 'real good!'

  • EYP partner and group work 

  • the yoga of walking, talking, and every other damn thing!

  • applying yoga to work, love and relationships

  • marketing EYP and yoga generally (always popular!)

  • trauma awareness for yogis (Mark's specialism)

  • ongoing embodied development and support

Teaching practice

Develop and refine your understanding of Embodied Yoga Principles postures with senior EYP teachers.

Teacher Trainings usually have visiting teachers to share their specific experience of practice, and to show a range of different teaching types as well as how the principles can be expressed in other ways with different embodiments.


Apply Embodiment principles to Yoga styles

EYP can be used within your existing teaching styles or methods of Yoga such as Hatha yoga, Yin yoga, Restorative yoga, Partner yoga, Vinyasa yoga or Acro yoga, (and many more).

Many yoga teachers who learn to teach Embodied Yoga Principles like to add layers of depth and subtlety to their current classes, workshops and retreats by adding simple embodiment inquiries and explorations (we call this EYP Light).

Tthis helps them integrate their learning as well as giving opportunities to their students on an accessible level, as well as learning to teach the more intensive deeper, 
stand alone EYP method.  




There is an ever expanding community of EYP teachers growing globally, with opportunities for developmental discussions to learn and share; including a private facebook community group for EYP Teachers, monthly online video  meetings, and online courses, as well as teaching opportunities. 

If you are also tired of new age or
instagram nonsense, or body beautiful bullshit we may be your tribe.

Pleasure and purpose

As well as serious support for life challenges, EYP places an emphasis on enjoyment, play and pleasure.

The training includes fun explorations as well as work with our deepest perspective and purpose of our practice, and the positive contribution we can make to the world via ethical life-enhancing practice. 

See more photos from Teacher Training in Brighton October 2018

About the EYP Teacher Training

The benefits of EYP Teacher Training

Yoga postures for daily life

What people say about the training

“Embodied Yoga is a refreshing take on yoga as a method of self-enquiry and transformation. Highly effective for transforming your patterns of behaviour.”


Oslo, Norway

"Embodied Yoga Principles Teacher Training was the most pivotal training I've participated in. It's added a layer to all my work and projects that has brought it all together. The EYP community is one I'm so proud to be a part of; the people are the most real, authentic, embodied people you'll ever meet! This training changes lives of teachers so we can change the lives of our students with the tools, language, and mindset learned during the teacher training. After the training, I still feel like I'm apart of the community with the resources given to training graduates. If you're on the fence about applying to become an EYP teacher, I have one bit of advice: JOIN US. 100% chance you won't regret it."

Sarah Liljegren

Kansas City, Missouri, USA

In 2017 I was looking for a course or training to enrich my regular yoga classes, but I was not interested in learning more pranayama, advanced postures or better alignment. I did not want to come back home with a big book of theoretical notes but very little experience on the content. I was looking for something practical, and also something more focus on the emotional layer and not the physical level during the practice. Just my chance, I came across EYP. 


I recommend it to anyone that would like to deepen in his/her own yoga practice, to get meaningful learnings far beyond the physical aspect of asanas and to enrich his/her own life through working with the body in a very simple, mindful but powerful way. 


Also, as a teacher, EYP has helped me to bring more creativity and never-ending possibilities into my yoga classes. It has helped me to realise that yoga can be much more relational, ethical and fun. It has helped me to understand how everything we do on the mat is related to how we live off the mat, and that way we can make choices. 


Finally, a great part of doing EYP Training is becoming part of a community of great mature people that supports each other and believe in making the world a better place through making oneself a better person in relation to others and to the environment. 


The teachers are outstanding communicators with a lot of experience and kind human beings. 

Pilar Corcuera Botana

Yoga Teacher Canary Islands, Spain

ETP TT has changed the way I teach as 'EYP light' is now a constant in my yoga classes and the students love how they can embody the principles in their everyday life in such a simple but profound way.  I cannot recommend EYP TT highly enough – Mark has done an amazing job in teaching how to incorporate yoga into the modern world.

Lynn Marsh Jones EYP Teacher and Coach

North London, UK

For me yoga is an exploration of who I am, what I embody, how I am connected to the world and how I can be a loving presence in it. That is also what I try to bring into teaching. In my own practice, EYP is helping me to explore and embody different ways to be that loving presence. EYP has changed things enormously, my practice has become less insular, more movement / asanas, less meditation, I am applying personal practice much more to teaching and life. And I am accessing fire which I barely could when I started. I am noticing deeper connection with students too.

Karin Van Maanen EYP Teacher


“It brings rigorous self enquiry into my physical practice.  It's a way of bringing self study to life in practical and playful ways. EYP is adaptable, you can use it in simple ways to enhance a general yoga class and in a life changing way in longer workshops.”

Amanda Brown,EYP TEACHER

Cornwall, UK

“Embodied Yoga offers a much needed fresh authentic perspective on yoga. Its not offering an opportunity to float off into spiritual la-la and distance oneself from life’s suffering, on the contrary it encourages the participant to become fully aware and to take responsibility for what is going on in their body and mind, becoming aware of patterns and shadows in a safe supported environment.”


Sussex, UK

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Teacher Training Locations


We currently have a few training locations, Brighton, London (UK), Austin, Texas, (USA), Tel Aviv, (Israel), Berlin, (Germany 2020) We also have information for Brighton in May 2020. There are trainings being planned for other countries. We have also run training in Dubai, Russia, Australia, and New Zealand.
See information below.

Please sign up to email list to receive details or email us 

Notes on qualification given

If candidates wish to teach EYP classes after the course they should also have a recognised 200hr yoga teaching qualification or equivalent. There will also be a (fairly relaxed) exam, an element of continual assessment on the course, some light reading and videos watching (max 5 books and 5 hours) and further personal development recommendations to qualify as a full EYP teacher.


Being an EYP teacher requires considerable emotional maturity and facilitation skills quite different from regular asana classes and we take this seriously. It is not guaranteed you will pass to the level of full EYP teacher qualification and if you do there are certain ethical and branding standards for EYP teachers (available on request). All participants will learn elements of EYP however that they can incorporate into existing classes that they teach irrespective.

Wed - Sun, 13- 17th May 2020
TRAINERS/TEAM: Mark Walsh, Vidyadasa, Tess Howell and guest teachers

COST: You can pay in full or by refundable deposit* of £200 (followed by remaining payment at agreed date).

*Deposit will be refunded if after an interview either you, or us think the training is not a good fit.


Early Bird Rate £750 (until 3 March 2020)

Regular rate £999 (until 20 April 2020)
Discounted rates may be possible, please discuss at interview.

Optional accommodation may be able to be arranged- £300 for shared Air B&B for 5 nights (Tuesday - Sunday) (for a place for 3/4 people). Please discuss at interview.

Fill out an application form here

or email Vidyadasa (Co-ordinator) Brighton Training

Brighton Training Venue
The Studio, 39 Whippingham rd, Brighton, BN2 3PF

Deposit £200

Sorry, this training has been postponed to 2021

DATES: New dates will be released later this year

TRAINERS/TEAM: Mark Walsh, Jamie Abrams, Joyce Brown

Email Joyce Brown

Early Bird Rate £750

Remainder payment £550
(if deposit paid previously)

Application process 

EYP is not for everyone so we like to see if it's a good fit ahead of the training. The application process involves : 


• attending a class/workshop with an EYP teacher (to get a taste of EYP if at all possible) see  EYP EVENTS  (note if you are unable to attend an event before please contact Vidyadasa or the course administrator for your chosen location it is possible for you to attend), we accept people who have some understanding of Embodied Yoga Principles through watching videos, attending online video courses or other embodiment trainings if seems suitable.

• a video call (view Skype, Zoom or Facebook video) which is an opportunity for us to let you know more about the training and for you to ask any questions.

• full or deposit payment upfront 
(non-refundable except in case of family emergency)


NB: This training is quite deep/intense and not everyone is ready to lead EYP classes, or in a good place for the training personally. We’d recommend not applying if you are not well emotionally resourced currently, have active mental health issues or have suffered a recent major loss. If that all sounds a bit scary we'd also note that while tiring all past TT's have been loads of fun! 

Mark Walsh - Founder of Embodied Yoga Principles

Mark founded EYP after 20 years of yoga of various styles (especially Scaravelli, Yin and Buddhist inspired teachers). He has an aikido black belt and an honours degree in psychology. He also founded The Embodiment Conference and The Embodied Facilitator Course and has worked in over 30 countries. See more

YouTube channel • Embodied Yoga Principles Facebook


Vidyadasa - Senior EYP Teacher

Embodied Yoga Principles Teacher Trainer,
Embodiment Facilitator, Hatha Yoga Teacher.

Vidyadasa has been practicing Yoga, Meditation and Buddhism for 25+ yrs, and teaching for since 2006. He is a trained Embodiment Facilitator, and Ordained member of the Triratna Buddhist Order, has a Dance and Visual Art Honours Degree, Shiatsu Professional Training Certificate, and leads retreats.

Mayan Patel
Jamie Abrams

International Yoga teacher – Senior EYP teacher, Creator of Embodied Badassery and Sexual Empowerment Coach



Jamie Abrams
Jane Dancey

Embodied Yoga Principles Teacher Trainer, embodiment facilitator, Anusara yoga Teacher, Trauma Sensitive Yoga Teacher, Teen Yoga and Mindfulness Teacher, Kids Yoga Teacher.



Jane Dancey
Karin Van Maanen 

Embodied Yoga Principles Teacher Trainer, British Wheel of Yoga accredited yoga teacher trainer, Hatha Yoga Teacher, Mindfulness Teacher, MSc Mindfulness Studies.



Karin Van Maanen
Mayan Patel 

Mayan Patel is a London based Yoga teacher and community organiser. He uses a variety of tools to increase wellbeing and social-emotional intelligence for entrepreneurs and freelancers struggling to stay resourced living a fast paced city life.




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