Yoga Teacher Training Course // 2019

The next cycle of our 250hr Yoga Teacher Training Course will begin on Friday 18th January 2019 and will run for one weekend per month over 18 months giving time for the material to be absorbed, practiced, reflected upon and embodied. At Yoga Kula we feel a longer course supports a deeper dive into your yoga practice and teaching so you are well prepared for life as a professional yoga teacher.

There are a variety of yoga teacher training courses available throughout the UK, so why train with Yoga Kula?

  • Opportunities to apprentice and teach at Yoga Kula
  • The quality of the qualification is the highest in the industry and can be used worldwide
  • High-quality teacher trainers with a broad range of yoga expertise
  • Includes two residential weekends for group bonding and a deeper immersion into yoga
  • Two fully catered residential weekends
  • Trainee Insurance and membership to YAP for the duration of the course
  • Involvement with Yoga Kula external events to gain professional experience
  • Opportunity to teach Pay As You Feel classes at the studio
  • Trainees will receive an unlimited monthly yoga pass for just £35 per month (usually £70, saving 50%), plus discounts off selected workshops and selected day retreats for the duration of the course.

Course Dates Friday 18th January 2019—June 2020

The first Yoga Teacher Training Course weekend will run Friday 18, Saturday 19 and Sunday 20 January.

Course Venue: Yoga Kula, 114 Harrogate Road, Leeds LS7 4NY (off-site venues might be used throughout the course, full details will be provided).

Hours: 250 hours across 16 non-residential weekends and 2 residential weekends.

Application Deadline: Friday 7th December 2018

Hatha Yoga

Ashtanga Yoga

Vinyasa Flow

Yin Yoga

Somatic Approach

Restorative Yoga

Hot Yoga

Yoga Nidra





Yogic Diet and Lifestyle

Supporting pregnant and post-natal students

Supporting Injuries

Story telling


Creative class planning

Teaching beginners

Creative assessments

Teaching practice


Class room assisting

Involvement in Yoga Kula events and community

Q and A’s with professional teachers

2 weekend residential immersions

Becoming a yoga professional

Understanding the marketplace

Marketing, Branding and starting out

Opportunity to apprentice with Kula and become part of the teaching team


Approaches to Yoga

100 hours

The Yoga Kula TTC is Hatha based with the opportunity to explore a range of other approaches such as:


Yin Yoga

Restorative Yoga

Somatic Approach

Ashtanga Yoga

Vinyasa Flow

Teaching Methodology

55 hours

There is adequate time on the course to learn the important ‘how to teach’ element.

Embodied Anatomy and Physiology

20 hours

Our approach to Anatomy and Physiology is creative and exciting. Think building sculptures of the spine and feet and taking a trip all the way back to the fish body. 

Yoga Philosophy

15 hours

Explore the philosophical side of yoga which will offer exciting insights adding another layer to your experience and plenty of exciting content for your creative classes.

Yoga and Ayurveda

15 hours

Explore Yoga in relation to its sister science Ayurveda. Use the insights to add another dimension your life, yoga practice and teaching.

Expressive Yogic Arts

15 hours

Begin to more deeply explore your creative potential and meet our guest teachers who are teaching their truth.

Becoming a Yoga Professional/Yoga Ethics

10 hours

Explore marketing, branding, presenting yourself to a studio, ethics, boundaries and more all designed to prepare you in full to present as a professional yoga teacher in a competitive marketplace.

20 hours Practicum (Not included in total hours)

Trainees are expected to dedicate time to a yoga practice and self-study outside of contact hours.

Yoga Kula’s Teacher Training Course is registered with Yoga Alliance Professionals.

Yoga Alliance Professionals hold the highest standards in yoga training and in how they grade their teachers. YAP can offer a clear career path which can eventually lead towards becoming an SYT with the ability to create your own training.

Upon graduation of the Yoga Kula Teacher Training Course, students will receive a Yoga Teaching Certificate accredited by Yoga Alliance Professionals. Students will then be able to teach beginner and intermediate level students. In order to teach advanced yoga students, Yoga Kula Teacher Trainee graduates would be required to complete further training and gain more teaching experience.

Starts Friday 18th January 2019
Yoga Teacher Training Course runs the 3rd full weekend of each month
The price includes two catered residential weekends
Course Length: 250 hours over 18 months
Maximum 18 trainees

Two years regular yoga practice at the time the course begins (3-5 times a week at home or studio).

We offer two payment options for our Teacher Training Course, both options require a £600 deposit to secure your place on the course. Investment includes tuition and two catered residential weekends.

Option 1:

Total cost — £2970

An initial deposit of £600 followed by the remaining balance of £2370 being paid in full.

Option 2:

Total cost — £3200

An initial deposit of £600 followed by 8 monthly instalment payments of £325.

Weekend 1: 18, 19, 20 January 2019

Weekend 2: 15, 16, 17 February 2019

Weekend 3: 15, 16, 17 March 2019

Weekend 4 (residential weekend at The Old Mill): 19, 20, 21 April 2019

Weekend 5: 17, 18, 19 May 2019

Weekend 6: 21, 22, 23 June 2019

Weekend 7: 19, 20, 21 July 2019

Weekend 8: 16, 17, 18 August 2019

Weekend 9: 20, 21, 22 September 2019

Weekend 10: 18, 19, 20 October 2019

Weekend 11: 15, 16, 17 November 2019

Weekend 12: 13, 14, 15 December 2019

Weekend 13: 17, 18, 19 January 2020

Weekend 14: 21, 22, 23 February 2020

Weekend 15 (residential weekend at The Old Mill): 20, 21, 22 March 2020

Weekend 16: 17, 18, 19 April 2020

Weekend 17: 15, 16, 17 May 2020

Weekend 18: 19, 20, 21 June 2020

To start the application process please fill in the form below:

The deadline for all applications is Friday 7th December 2018.

Briefly outline why you feel you would be suitable for the Yoga Kula TTC 2019 course and how long you have been practising yoga (max. 200 words)

If you haven’t heard from the studio within a week of sending your application please forward it onto

What to Expect

Hatha Foundation

The Yoga Kula Teacher Teacher Training Course has a Hatha foundation the with the opportunity to explore several different approaches to yoga ranging from dynamic through to balancing, technique and restful. We explore approaches such as Yin Yoga, Restorative Yoga, Ashtanga Yoga, Vinyasa Flow and Somatic Approach. There is time dedicated to supporting pregnant and post-natal students and those presenting with injuries. Part of the course will look into yoga marketing, branding, the qualities studios look for when taking on new teachers and the steps you may take want to take when starting out. Our assessments are a mixture of written, practical and creative which have been designed to support trainees to develop useful skills and inspiration for professional yoga teaching life.

Develop into an Inspiring and Professional Yoga Teacher.

Our Yoga Teacher Training Course offers time, space, expert support and guidance for yoga teacher trainees to develop into professional and inspiring yoga teachers with an authentic and deeply personal offering. We offer a chance for trainees to fully connect with and deepen their personal yoga practice while learning how to teach yoga safely from presence, authenticity, with skill and creativity. Our Yoga Teacher Training Course offers the opportunity for trainees to study a range of approaches to yoga from which they take inspiration and support to create engaging, rich and exciting yoga classes, workshops and events.

Discover Your Yoga Power, Confidence and Yoga Niche.

This course is not only an opportunity to learn how to teach yoga but an opportunity to discover your inner power, confidence, your yoga niche and connect with your potential as a yoga teacher. With the support of the Yoga Kula team, trainees are given the necessary tools to grow into inspirational, creative and professional yoga teachers.
Over the duration of the course, trainees are supported to develop an area of particular interest and move deeper, realise their uniqueness and strengths as a teacher and begin refining their yoga offering.

Support Network.

The time spent on the course is an amazing opportunity to create strong and lasting bonds with fellow trainees and the Yoga Kula team and move into the yoga teaching world with an existing supportive network.

This course is suitable for those who would like to deepen their existing yoga practice but do not necessarily wish to become teachers on graduation.
Trainees will be allocated a Yoga Teacher Mentor and be placed in a peer study group in order to practice and stay in touch with the material introduced over study weekends. Trainees will be registered with Yoga Alliance Professionals at the start of the course.

The Yoga Kula Teacher Training course will be led by Senior Yoga Teacher Angela Sykes. Angela is an incredibly experienced yoga teacher and founder of Yoga Kula Leeds. Angela will teach 70% of the course with the support of the Yoga Kula Teaching team and specialist guest teachers.

“I am benefitting so much from this course in terms of my physical, mental, emotional and spiritual wellbeing. Thank you yoga Kula for the great organisation and committed teaching.”

Linsay Ballantine, TTC 2018 student.

“TTC at Yoga Kula offers an in-depth learning of many aspects of yoga. It is so much more than learning to teach a yoga class. All the tutors are extremely generous, sharing many years of experience with students. You will gain an understanding of mantra, mudra, anatomy and many other areas of yoga in addition to learning how to teach different styles of yoga. Tutors ensure everyone is comfortable with the pace of learning. I am looking forward to sharing everything I am learning with my students when I complete the course.”

Liz Somers, TTC 2018 student.

“There’s yoga teacher training and then there’s Yoga Kula teacher training. Eighteen months to immerse yourself, deepen your practice and learn from some of the most talented teachers. Yoga Kula’s TTC takes it one step at a time, and blends philosophy, anatomy and practice, giving you the chance to truly discover the yoga teacher you are destined to be.”

Gillian Felton, TTC 2018 student. 

To start the application process please fill in the form below:

Briefly outline why you feel you would be suitable for the Yoga Kula TTC 2019 course and how long you have been practising yoga (max. 200 words)

If you haven’t heard from the studio within a week of sending your application please forward it onto

To read our Teacher Training Course terms and conditions click here.