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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

 Online teacher training  see information via this website link -

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

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-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

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 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

“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. This training changes lives of teachers so we can change the lives of our students with the tools, language, and mindset learned."

Sarah Liljegren

Kansas City, Missouri, USA

I recommend it to any teacher that would like to deepen their own yoga practice, to get meaningful learnings far beyond the physical aspect of asanas and to enrich their life through working with the body in a very simple, mindful but powerful way. EYP = creativity, never-ending possibilities, its relational, ethical and fun. 


EYP community is full of great mature people that support each other and believe in making the world a better place. The teachers are outstanding communicators with a lot of experience and kind human beings. 

Pilar Corcuera Botana

Yoga Teacher Canary Islands, Spain

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. 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.

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 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.


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

Times: (approx)

Wed: 10:30-7:30

Thur: 10:30-7:30

Fri: 10:30-6:15

Sat: 10:30-6:15

Sun: 8:00-6:30

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)

​Cancellation Policy:

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




Location Schwabing

Hohenzollernstr. 10
80801 Munich
0049 (0)89 38367722

Munich Training Venue


Location Schwabing

Hohenzollernstr. 10
80801 Munich


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.

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  

fill out an application form -click here

or email Vidyadasa (Co-ordinator) Brighton Training

if you have any further questions

Brighton Training Venue

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

Deposit £200

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Payment £500

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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.

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 : 


• 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! 

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. Facebook

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. Yoga track co-ordinator for The Embodiment Conference 2020.




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Mayan Patel
Jamie Abrams

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


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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.



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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.



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Karin Van Maanen
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