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Embodied Yoga Principles Teacher Training

Brighton, UK

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 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 (for 2 days, and senior EYP Teachers Vidyadasa, Karin Van Maanen, Jane Dancey, Jamie Abrams, Mayan Patel.

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 2 training locations in 2021, Brighton, and Munich, Germany 
See information below.

We have also ran training in America, Dubai, Russia, Australia and New Zealand.
Sign up to our email list or email Vidyadasa to stay in touch about future trainings as we may announce other trainings including America for 2021. You can also check out our online training here


Brighton UK Teacher Training
This training dates below have been postponed - we will update the page with new possibilities for training soon. 
You can see the online training here

Wednesday 31 March - Sunday 4 April

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 2021)

Regular rate £999 (until April 31st 2021)
Discounted rates may be possible, please discuss at interview.

Please make a payment to reserve your discount rate and then  

click here to fill out an application form

or email Vidyadasa (Co-ordinator for Brighton Training)

if you have any further questions


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.

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

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