Embodied Yoga Principles Teacher Training
Austin, Texas, USA
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
It 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 Joyce Ayers supporting.
Yoga Embodiment facilitator, Embodied Yoga Principles teacher and coach.
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.
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
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 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
We currently have training locations in Brighton, London UK, Berlin, Germany, Tel Avia, Israel - see our main teacher training page for information.
We have also run training in Dubai, Russia, Australia and New Zealand.
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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.