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25 Day 200-Hour Intensive Yoga Teacher Training in Wales, UK

Yoga Satsanga Ashram, Ardwyn Grange, Login, Whitland SA34 0UY, Wales, UK

Yoga Teacher Training UK

The program schedule contains the different elements of holistic Rishi Culture Ashtanga, and how they interact. After one month, it's guaranteed that you will have a deeper knowledge about yoga, the roots, the philosophy, the practices, and their positive impact in your self-development. You will be instructed as well in lesson planning and several techiques designed to improve your work as an instructor. Don't hesitate, come and learn from the best!

Meet the instructors

Yogachariya Jnanadev, Yogacharini Deepika, & Caroline
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  • Professional teacher training
  • Yoga philosophy theory sessions
  • Complete courses on several elements of yoga
  • Yoga Alliance International certificate at the end of the course
  • Yoga classes accompanied by different cleansing practices and techniques
  • Detailed feedback on your teaching skills
  • Daily delicious and healthy meals
  • 24 nights accommodation

Skill level

  • Beginner

Yoga styles

25 days with instruction in English
The organizer also speaks: Hindi
Group size: 3-6 participants
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  • Dining area
  • Environmentally friendly
  • Garden
  • Kitchen
  • Yoga studio
  • Laundry

Guests who stay for five days or longer may use the laundry facilities if required. They aim to be flexible with their accommodation by trying to fulfill every need. There is one double bedroom for couples, or if you need a private room (please note this is only for couples unless there are no couples booked or you are willing to pay a couples rate), there is a double bedroom.

Dormitory style accommodation (for shorter stays only)

There are 4 twin bed rooms. If your staying longer than 2 nights we will not usually expect you to share a bedroom.

The cabin

There are two cabins in the garden, one has its own en suit bathroom the other is without but off grid in the corner of the garden tucked away.

The caravan

The caravan is a cozy space that can accommodate up to two people. It is situated a little way from the main house in a quiet wooded corner with views out over the country fields.

The caravan has a small kitchen, useful for making hot drinks and light snacks if you wish. Again, guests may use the toilet facilities or the usual shower, bath, and restroom inside the house.


There’s a large garden and depending on the numbers, you can camp here for a short period using the compost toilet and the shared facilities. The guests are encouraged to use the toilet in order to be environmentally friendly, but there is also the choice to use the other conventional facilities.

Please note that you may have to share a bedroom with another student depending on how busy the course is. The aim is that every student has their own room and space in the week. On the weekend courses, there will be no option due to the influx of students and you will be required to share a room for one or two nights.

Please note during Covid restrictions there will be no sharing bedrooms.


Intensive residential yoga teacher training course

This intensive yoga teacher training course will include the following elements of holistic Rishi Culture Ashtanga.

Hatha yoga

Two daily sessions of kriya or flow work, asana, mudra, pranayama, and relaxation techniques. One led by Jnandev or Deepika, and the other led by the students as a practice for their teaching skills.

You will be learning six sets of intensive Hatha yoga practice with great benefits for the digestive system, the skeletal system, the pelvic area, general health, and well-being, hathenas for breathing, and loma viloma for energy balance.

There will be two intensive Vinyasa lessons and a few variations of sun-salutations for physical strength and vital energy. You will also learn quite a few classical pranayama and relaxation techniques in this residential teacher training.


A detailed study of Raja yoga philosophy and its application in daily life. The work will be focused on the eight limbs of yoga and the study of its applications from contemporary scriptures too.

Lesson planning

You will be teaching your own practice sessions. Regular feedback will be provided to help you increasing your teaching skills.

Homework and study time

You will need introspection time to do your homework and study. This is required in order to understand yoga as an autodidact.

Bhajans and mantras

You will have a daily session on bhajans and mantras with Deepika to give you the experience of bhakti yoga and its power for cleansing your body, mind, and soul.

Cleansing practices

You will know a few cleansing practices like jala neti, bhastrika, kapalbhati, and fasting; depending on the group, they would like to teach shankha prakshalana, the full intestinal cleanse too.


After satsanga, every evening is followed by silence to give you time and space to digest what you have learned all day.

Anatomy and physiology

A highly qualified physiotherapist will teach the basic anatomy and physiology that you need to know in order to be a safe yoga teacher.

Correction and modification

With each series of postures, they will also work on correction and modification so you can help your students.

Karma yoga

You will be allocated in different jobs daily to learn how to be a good karma yogi or yogini without judging.

Intensive yoga training outline

Day 1: Yoga in ancient and modern time

Yoga has evolved, transformed. Yoga used to be for a few of those seeking for enlightenment. In ancient India, the guru looked for a qualified disciple to learn yoga, while in modern times, yoga became available to everyone.

In modern times, many are using the term yoga as a fashion brand to teach the exercises for fitness purposes. In this section, you will explore how yoga has transformed from ancient to modern times.

Day 2: Introduction and meaning of yoga in different contexts

Yoga has many definitions but finding the right one depends on what you are seeking out of yoga. For example, it can be seen as a tool to keep fit, while others can see it as tool to relax, to stay calm, to concentrate, or meditate. In this chapter, you will explore various meanings and definitions of yoga in different contexts and scriptures.

Day 3: Raja yoga or ashtanga

Raja yoga or ashtanga is the highest form of yoga as a path to deal with physical, mental, emotional, spiritual, and karmic issues. In this chapter, the aim is to understand the steps of Raja yoga as a life path.

Day 4: The many paths of yoga

Yoga has many paths, approaches, and tools like jnanas (wisdom), dhyana (meditation), karma (action), bhakti (devotion), etc. In this chapter, you will study these overlapping paths and practices in yoga.

Day 5: Pancha yamas

In this chapter, you will discuss the importance of moral and ethics in overcoming problems that were caused by the animal behavior; this occurs when you are only driven by your desires and emotions.

Day 6: Pancha yamas

You will go into further detail to understand ahimsa (non-violence), satya (truth), asteya (non-stealing), brahmachariya (energy discipline), and aprigraha (non-greed).

Day 7: Pancha niyamas

Niyamas are codes of conduct on how to live as a good human being while evolving on the authentic yoga path. In this chapter, the aim is to understand the universal concepts of the first two niyamas, saucha (cleansing), and samtosha (contentment).

Day 8: Pancha niyamas or Kriya yoga

In this chapter, you will study other three niyamas, tapah (austerity), swadhyaya (self- study), and isvar pranidhana (faith in divine), as Kriya yoga.

Day 9: Asana

Asana is the third limb and it is very well explored and known in modern yoga. In this chapter, you will look into asana and its meaning in various contexts, its importance, and benefits in modern times.

Day 10: Asana and pancha kosha

In this chapter, you will explore the five bodies concept of yoga compared to the modern science concept of one body. You will have as well, an understanding of yoga in holistic health and well-being.

Day 11: Pancha prana and naris

Prana is the subtlest form of cosmic energy, which is all pervading and all sustaining. The whole universe evolves from this pranic energy. Subsequently, this energy evolves in various forms to sustain various activities in, and around us.

In this chapter, you will see the concept of pancha prana and its importance in day to day life.

Day 12: Adhy vyadhi or psychomatics and yoga

The aurevedic and yogic concept of bridging the links between the body and mind to live in harmony and balance.

Day 13: Pranayama

The science of the vital energy that gives life and vitality. Pranayamas are practiced though breath work, but the aim is to control the prana.

Day 14: Pranayama, autonomic nervous system, and mind

This chapter will explore and experience how the pranayama practices can have powerful effects on the body, and different breathing rhythms.

Day 15: Health and happiness through yogic living

By accepting yoga as a lifestyle choice, you will see how naturally you become healthy and happy. This chapter will also cover rebirth and reincarnation to explore life as an eternal divine blessing, to be free from fear of death, and letting go.

Day 16: Samaskaras, karma, and evolution

Samaskaras are deep ingrained behavior patterns. Karma is the action on physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual level. In this chapter, you try to understand the concept of karma and the choices that can lead you into many unconscious karmas and samskaras.

Day 17: Pratyahara meaning and importance

Pratyahara is the fifth limb of Raja yoga, which means sensory withdrawal. In this chapter, you study the senses in the modern and ancient concepts of yoga, upanishads, and explore the ways to discipline them.

Day 18: Pratyahara, how to practice?

You continue further from above.

Day 20: Tantra and Hatha concepts of union and evolution

On this day, you will know several concepts of yoga and exploring ways of union in aid to evolution. For example, Ha-tha, Loma-viloma, or masculine-feminine. You will study the concepts of tantra as balancing concepts of right and left (male and female) the energies in the human beings as individuals to become what we are.

Day 21: Creation, evolution, and dissolution

In this chapter, you will know concepts of Samkhya yoga, evolution, and manifestation to understand the divinity or eternity of the soul.

Day 22: Dharana or concentration

Patanjali says that concentration is an ability of the mind. In this chapter, you will see the sixth limb of ashtanga and explore various tools and practices.

Day 23: Contemplation and cultivating your thoughts, or learn how to think

The mind manifests or echoes through the body, and vice versa. In this chapter, you explore the importance and process of thinking, contemplation, and their influences.

Day 24: Dhayana and samadhi

These are the seventh and eitgth limbs of Raja yoga. They mean meditation and enlightenment, respectively. In this chapter, you will go deeper on the concept of dharana (concentration).

Day 25: Yoga as holistic life

In this closing chapter, you will understand the importance and value of yoga as a holistic way of living, and how to apply yoga in the daily life.


Savitri rhythm and sukha purvaka pranayama

Solar rhythm and easy but rhythmic breathing are gentle ways to introduce you into pranayama practices. These help balance, activate the energies, and harmonize the body, mind, and emotions all together.

Suriya and chandra nari pranayama

Sun and moon nostril breathing is helpful to find harmony between both sides of the brain in the day to day life.

Vibhaga and pranava pranayama

Sectional breathing and pranava aum pranayama are beautiful ways to activate the three sections of the lungs, and recharge vital organs.

Hamsa kriya nine days

A powerful Jnana yoga kriya and breathing technique for cleansing and releasing accumulated mental, emotional, and karmic impressions.


Nine cleansing and very useful breathing techniques to get rid of negative energies on every level.

Anuloma viloma, nari suddhi, and sodhana pranayama

These are balancing and cleansing pranayamas for mental and emotional peace, as well as spiritual growth.

Hatha yoga

Hatha for beginners and general health

A simple and progressive lesson plan to introduce people into holistic Hatha yoga to gain general health, and well-being.

Aruna suriya namaskar kriya one

This is set of postures in the form of sun-salutation as a Vinyasa, where body flows from one to other posture with conscious breathing in order to gain strength, flexibility, lightness, vitality, and health.


A set of postures to enhance the breathing.

Loma viloma series

A set of postures to balance loma and viloma, or right and left energies in masculine or feminine form.

Pelvic looseners and some key vinyasas

This series open the hips and pelvic area to strengthen pelvic and abdominal muscles.

Sharvanga asana series

These are a set of postures and kriyas around halasana, sarvangasana, and navasana series. These contribute to the core strength, spinal flexibility, and health, as well as refining or redirecting from lower chakras to higher.

Working on some key advanced postures

In this series you will be working on head stand, raja kapotasana, veera bhadrasana, hanumansana, and hand balancing.

Aruna suriya kriya two

Progressing from series one. This is a Vinyasa for regular and advanced yoga practitioners.

Suriya namaskars and meditative or sitting posture

In this set, you will work on a few variations of sun-salutation and sitting postures.

Ashtanga primary series with Sasha

She made her 200-hour yoga teacher training in the ashram and she has also been following the ashtanga form for many years.

Basic anatomy and physiology

This will be taught by a 200-hour qualified yoga teacher and expert in physiotherapy.

General teaching skills

You will be given the opportunity to practice teaching, and to work on your general teaching skills.

Mantras and bhajans

Daily mantras and bhajans as a part of Bhakti yoga and Nada yoga.

Daily schedule

  • 06:00 - 06:30 Aarti, then quiet sitting/ meditation
  • 06:30 - 08:00 Hatha yoga practice
  • 08:00 - 09:00 Breakfast
  • 09:00 - 09:30 Karma yoga
  • 09:30 - 11:00 Hatha yoga
  • 11:00 - 12:00 Midday pranayama
  • 12:00 - 13:30 Lunch
  • 13:30 - 15:30 Free time / study time
  • 15:30 - 17:30 Teaching methodology or philosophy, or yoga chikitsa
  • 17:30 - 18:30 Dinner
  • 19:00 - 20:30 Bhajans and satsanga
  • 20:30 Mauna (silence till morning) – free time/ bedtime


  • 09:30 Aarti, followed by Hatha yoga module
  • 11:30 Pranayama module
  • 13:00 Lunch
  • 14:00 Karma yoga
  • 15:00 Mantras and bhajans
  • 16:00 Teaching methodology / practice class
  • 17:30 preparing/cooking and eating dinner together
  • 19:00 Satsanga, followed by mauna (silence until the following morning breakfast) and bedtime


  • 06:00 Aarti followed by hatha yoga series revised
  • 08:00 Breakfast
  • 09:00 Karma Yoga
  • 10:00 Pranayama revision
  • 11:00 Anatomy and physiology or yoga therapy or teaching skills
  • 12:00 Lunch preparing /eating together
  • 13:30 Mantras/bhajans
  • 14:30 Satsanga
  • 15:30 Close


  • Arrive on June 2, 2017 to settle in anytime in the afternoon.
  • Please note that this schedule for the course is tentative and can be always flexible.
  • The weekend schedule will be running alongside other yoga teacher training 200-hour courses.
  • Other students will come to stay over some of the weekends as a part of the one year course and you will join in together.
  • There will be one day off per week. Thursdays after early morning, Hatha yoga until evening will be followed by bhajan singing (mauna relaxed for these evenings).

Included excursions

You will get one day off a week to explore the local area.


Yogachariya Jnanadev Giri

Yogacharini Deepika Giri

Caroline Partridge

Retreat location

This retreat will take place in Whitland, Wales, UK.

Unique features


  • Dining area
  • Environmentally friendly
  • Garden
  • Kitchen
  • Yoga studio


You will be served three daily healthy meals.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

The following dietary requirement(s) are served and/or catered for:

  • Vegetarian
If you have special dietary requirements it's a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation

What's included

  • 1 daily meditation session
  • 1 daily yoga philosophy and theory lesson
  • 1 professional teacher training course
  • 1 daily teaching lesson
  • 1 weekly teacher practice class with highly detailed feedback
  • 1 Yoga Alliance Professionals certificate at the end of the course
  • 3 daily delicious and healthy meals
  • 3 daily yoga classes accompanied by different cleansing practices and techniques
  • 24 nights accommodation

What's not included

  • Airfare
  • Airport transfer to ashram

How to get there

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Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Cardiff Airport (CWL) or Bristol are closest. Please note that you will need ground transportation to arrive (bus or train to Whitland).

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 16.94% of the total price.
  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid 1 days before arrival.

Value for money
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Minimum group size

This trip requires a minimum of 3 participants


Arrival: Thursday June 10, 2021
Departure: Sunday July 4, 2021

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