Embodied Yoga Principles Teacher Training
About the EYP Teacher Training
The EYP teacher training is a well-structured, intense, pragmatic, 4 or 5 day immersion into Embodied Yoga for people wishing to grow personally and use EYP professionally. You may be interested in EYP teacher trainings for one or more of several reasons.
Come if you'd like :
a deep dive into self-awareness and personal growth
to develop new aspects of your yoga practice & teaching, that's deep yet practical
to use elements of EYP to psychologically enrich your own yoga classes and help students get their learning "off the mat"
to teach dedicated EYP classes
to join a supportive dynamic international community
to learn postures that can be used as part of coaching & training outside of yoga
to have fun learning something new and unique
It consists of four days, some pre-coursework (mostly watching videos)
and personal practice afterwards if you wish to officially qualify.
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/s supporting and in 2019 senior EYP Teaches wil be leading trainings as well.
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 mat
people looking to join a community of like-minded teachers working non-dogmatically and creatively in an emerging field.
what exactly is EYP?
thorough training in the 24 main postures of EYP
how to structure an EYP class
how to integrate EY principles into existing classes and 1-1 work such as coaching and yoga therapy
how to teach well
marketing EYP and yoga generally (a big hit last year !)
trauma awareness for yogis (Mark's specialism) see video
fundamentals of meditation (Vidyadasa's specialism)
ongoing embodied development and support
EYP Teacher Training
NEW 5 Day Training
1- 5 May 2019
AUSTIN, TEXAS, USA
5 - 9 June 2019
UK Training Nov 29 - Dec 3 2019,
(London - venue: The Arc)
See more info below
how to teach well
'No' posture - 1 of the main EYP postures
Quotes about Embodied Yoga Principles
On all Teacher trainings, you are advised to come rested and take a day off after to integrate.
NEW 5 DAY TEACHER TRAINING
Wed - Sun, 1- 5th May 2019
TRAINERS/TEAM : Mark Walsh, Vidyadasa, Tess Howell
or email Ady (Co-ordinator Vidyadasa) Brighton Training
COST: Super early bird rate £500 available until 9 January 2019 :
You can pay in full (£500) or by refundable deposit* of £200 (followed by £300 at agreed date).
*Deposit can be refunded if after an interview either you, or us think the training is not a good fit.
Early Bird Rate £750 (10 Jan - 19 Feb)
Regular rate £999 (20 Feb - 20 April)
Accommodation - £300 for shared Air B&B for 5 nights(Tuesday - Sunday) (for a place for 4 - 6 people).
Brighton Training Venue
The Studio, 39 Whippingham rd, Brighton, BN2 3PF
Super early bird Deposit £200
Super Early Bird £500
EYP is not for everyone so we like to see if it's a good fit ahead of the training. The application process involves:
• a phone /video chat to see if it’s a good fit (contact on right)
• deposit or full payment upfront - refundable soon after interview if not a good fit, but after that (non-refundable except in case of family emergency)
• attending a class/workshop with an EYP teacher (we know for many people this isnt possible, so we recommend watching videos of EYP to have a sense of what it is.
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!
AUSTIN TEACHER TRAINING
AUSTIN, TEXAS, USA
TRAINERS/TEAM: Mark Walsh, Jamie Abrams, Joyce Brown
DATES: Wed - Sun, 5- 9th June 2019
COST: super early bird price $650 by 9th Jan, 2019
US early bird price $950 after 10th Jan
US Regular price $1,250
LONDON TEACHER TRAINING
DATES:Nov 29 - Dec 3 2019, 10am - 5pm
TRAINERS/TEAM : Jamie Abrams, Mayan Patel
Venue: The Arc, London
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.
This is the 3rd publicly offered EYP teacher-training in the UK,(there have been other teacher trainings in Lithuania and the Ukraine (contact us for information about other countries, or to host a training your country).
EYP TT Ukraine 2017
EYP TEACHER TRAINERS
Mark Walsh - Founder of Embodied Yoga Principles
Mark has been a practitioner of movements arts for twenty years, including several years as a full-time aikido student. His main yoga influences are Scaravelli, Yin and Buddhist inspired teachers. He has an honours degree in psychology. He founded and runs several organisations which bring embodiment into business, to aid workers and peace activists in war zones, and trains facilitators in around twenty countries annually.
He has worked with everyone from the House of Lords, to Unilever, to the Sierra Leonian Army to Occupy; and yoga teachers of all major styles.
His YouTube channel has over 10 Million hits and he’s now getting self conscious about boasting about himself in the third person so will stop.
See the new embodied yoga principles Youtube channel
Ady Griffiths (Vidyadasa) - Senior EYP Teacher
Embodied Yoga Principles teacher trainer,
embodiment facilitator, hatha yoga teacher
Vidyadasa has been practising yoga, meditation and Buddhism for 25+ yrs, and teaching for 10+ years. He's 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 teaches hatha yoga classes, yoga mornings, trains yoga teachers, leads retreats (Inspiring Yoga) and is a web designer.
Gayle Keenan - Belfast Training Co-ordinator
Gayle teaches with kindness and finds genuine joy in helping her students on their journey through yoga. As an ex Radiographer she has a deep understanding of the body.
Gayle offers variations throughout her classes, making them accessible to all who are looking to advance their practice. A firm believer in the incredible power of the body, she feels yoga deepens embodied awareness, bringing peace and consciousness to the mind and greater presence to your life on and off the mat.
Having been a student of yoga for over 23 years Gayle has developed a style of yoga which incorporates various aspects of Hatha, Ashtanga and Yin yoga. Gayle has also completed a Pre-Natal yoga teaching course. Gayle is a Yoga Alliance Experienced-Registered Yoga Teacher (E-RYT 200) and a Continuing Education Provider.
As an ex-university academic Gayle prides herself on understanding student’s needs. She brings with her a wealth of knowledge as a qualified teacher. Yoga is Gayle’s passion and not only does she love to share yoga but she shares the personal journey which she is on.
Gayle has over 2500 hours of yoga teaching experience.
Gayle’s main personal practise developed with the guidance of Nichi Green (Ekhart Yoga), from the lineage of Sri Krishna Pattabhi Jois from Sri Tirumalai Krishnamacharya. As well as intensive studies with David Garrigues and David Swenson. Gayle has completed a Professional Certificate in the Therapeutic Use of Mindfulness with the Institute of Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy.
Gayle is also a committee member of the Yoga Fellowship of Northern Ireland (YFNI).
EYP TT UK 2015/2016