Embodied Yoga Principles Teacher Training
Bring embodied principles to your practice and breathe new life into your yoga classes
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 apply yoga learning to their everyday lives
Connect asana practice with what you care most about, what’s real and what really matters
Enrich your current style of yoga with a fresh perspective and approach
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
Training in Brighton, UK and Munich,Germany 2021
We have two versions of the teacher training:
1. Live in-person teacher training - see information on this web page below
2. Online teacher training see information via this website link - www.eyp.training
Our live training consists of 4-5 days live training, some pre-course work, reading a number of fascinating books and personal practice afterwards (if you wish to officially qualify as a certified EYP Teacher).
The training is as much about personal development as learning new techniques and principles. And because Embodied Yoga is a set of principles rather than a style, it can add a new dimension to any approach.
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 support from senior EYP Teachers.
EYP training is for you if you’re:
Experienced in any style of yoga looking to add a whole new dimension to your practice
Looking to deepen your personal awareness and growth
Already qualified to teach any style of yoga and looking to add elements of depth, pragmatism and breadth from other embodied arts
Looking to be able to teach EYP as a stand-alone class
Up for a challenging and enlightening emotional journey
Thick-skinned and have a sense of humour (vital for the training)
Care about social issues and the world beyond the yoga mat
Looking to join a community of like-minded teachers working non-dogmatically and creatively in an emerging field
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-to-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 effectively
trauma awareness for yogis (Mark's specialism)
ongoing embodied development and support
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 integrated 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 often 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.
This helps them integrate their learning as well as giving opportunities to their students on an accessible level. In addition, it helps them learn to teach the more intense, stand-alone EYP method.
There is an ever-expanding community of EYP teachers growing globally with many 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 the new age nonsense -- 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
Benefits of EYP Teacher Training
Yoga postures for daily life
What people say about the training
Teacher Training Locations
We usually offer training for Brighton, (UK), Munich (Germany) Austin, Texas, (USA).
See information below.
There may be other training being planned for other countries, however, nothing is confirmed just yet. We have previously run training in America, Dubai, Russia, Australia, and New Zealand.
Please email Vidyadasa to receive future training information, or sign up to email list.
EYP TEACHER TRAINING - Munich, Germany
DATES: We will release dates for 2022 soon.
TRAINERS/TEAM : Mark Walsh and Eva Klein
Training Language :
English ( Mark) & German (Eva)
Training will be held in German & English
Costs for FULL 5 days of training:
Early Bird Rate ( ‘till Dec 31st) 800€
Regular Rate: 1099€ (deposit to secure spot 299€)
Payment due 4 weeks before start of training, otherwise spot will be re-opened, due to limited space and only 17 spots available (Covid-19 Regulations)
more than 2 months in advance: full refund minus Admin. Fee of 50€
1-2 months in advance: 50% refund
30 days before the training: no refund
Please email Eva Klein to enquire and apply.
Email Eva course co-ordinator
THE STUDIO Munich
0049 (0)89 38367722
Munich Training Venue
THE STUDIO Munich
COVID CANCELLATION POLICY
If we are unable to offer the live in-person training, due to a lockdown or Covid restrictions we will provide an online live-streamed version.
If you are unable to attend this due to being ill with Covid we will give you access to the Online Teacher Training, and allow you to attend a future live in-person training.
EYP TEACHER TRAINING
Brighton UK Teacher Training
This training has been postponed- new dates will be released soon
TRAINERS/TEAM: Mark Walsh, Vidyadasa, Karin Van Maanen, Jane Dancey, Jamie Abrams, Mayan Patel.
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 January 31st)
Regular rate £999 (until April 31st)
Discounted rates may be possible, please discuss at interview.
Please make a payment to reserve your discount rate and then
Brighton Training Venue
The Studio, 39 Whippingham rd,
Brighton, BN2 3PF
EYP TEACHER TRAINING - Austin, Texas, USA
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
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.
EYP is not for everyone so we like to see if it's a good fit ahead of the training. The application process involves :
• ideally attending a class/workshop (can be online) 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!
EYP TEACHER TRAINERS
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 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. Yoga track co-ordinator for The Embodiment Conference 2020.
International Yoga teacher – Senior EYP teacher, Creator of Embodied Badassery and Sexual Empowerment Coach
Embodied Yoga Principles Teacher Trainer, embodiment facilitator, Anusara yoga Teacher, Trauma Sensitive Yoga Teacher, Teen Yoga and Mindfulness Teacher, Kids Yoga Teacher.
Karin Van Maanen
Embodied Yoga Principles Teacher Trainer, British Wheel of Yoga accredited yoga teacher trainer, Hatha Yoga Teacher, Mindfulness Teacher, MSc Mindfulness Studies.