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Course Overview Krishna Yoga Teacher Training Diploma

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Aims & Objectives Aim

To enable student teachers to build and develop the knowledge, skills and attitude necessary to become an effective, professional yoga teacher. To provide a basis for the continued study of the philosophy, principles and practice of Yoga. Student Teacher Objectives:

  • Teach preparatory movements prior to traditional asana practice, including joint mobilising and muscle warming techniques
  • Progress with integrity into and out of a wide range of movements and hatha yoga asanas ranging from simple to the more complex
  • Confidently define and teach the difference between prohibitions and precautions and relate them to anatomical and physiological knowledge
  • Understand the reason for modifications within yoga postures and be able to teach and communicate these effectively
  • Students will be able to quote respected resources to give their teachings creditability and integrity
  • Recognise efficient breathing habits and teach progression from basic breathing to pranayama and meditation using a range of techniques including mudras and bandhas
  • Design and utilise a scheme of work with a course plan, and a detailed lesson plan showing student numbers, ability levels, aims and objectives
  • Assess their students’ progress and achievements
  • Evaluate their own teaching skills as they progress in their teaching career
  • Recognise the challenges associated with beginners, mixed ability and more experienced yoga students that attend their classes
  • Create a safe working environment for a yoga class which involves an interchange of information between students and teachers
  • Identify and apply the historical and theoretical principles of yoga with specific reference to Patanjali’s Yoga Sutra
  • State the English and Sanskrit names of Asanas and Pranayama

Course Venue:

Kingston Upon Thames

Course Structure:

8 weekends over the course of 8 months. Each day starts promptly at 9:30 am and finishes at 5:30 pm with a short lunch break.

Criteria for acceptance:

Applicants must have been practising yoga regularly for a minimum of two years.

A written reference is required from their current yoga teacher.

Predominant yoga style:

The style taught on this course is Hatha followed by Vinyasa Krama (sequencing )which in Sanskrit means ‘movement and sequence methodology’. Ramaswami (Author of “The Complete Book of Vinyasa Krama”) describes it as the “perfect method to study, teach and practice yoga by integrating the functions of mind, body and breath in the same time frame, a practitioner will experience the real joy of yoga practice, the mind closely follows the slow smooth ujjayi breathing and the joining of mind and body takes place with the breath acting as its harness.” It is through these techniques that students will gain true confidence in their teaching ability and skills together with enhancing their personal practice.

After the student receives their diploma, they will be able to teach any style of yoga they choose.

Assessment methodology & criteria:

Each module will have a mixture of teaching practice, written work and a personal practice requirement. All coursework must be handed by the deadline set by the course director. All coursework has a pass mark of 80%.  Prior to the first weekend, students must have familiarised themselves with the course syllabus and have read the core texts.

Core texts:



Yoga Sutra of Patanjali

Sri Swami Satchindananda

The Yoga Book

Stephan Sturgess

Asana Pranayama Mudra Bandha

Swami Satyananda Saraswat

Yoga Anatomy

Leslie Kaminof

The Power Of Breath

Swami Saradananda

The complete book of Vinyasa yoga

Srivasta Rama Swami

Recommended Reading:



Moving into stillness

Erich Schiffaman

Light on Yoga

BKS Iyenger

Yoga Nindra

Swami Satyananda Sarswati

Chakra Meditation

Swami Saradananda

Moving on (pathway to personal growth)

Margaret Pinkerton

Living Gita

Translated by Swami Satchidananda

Yoga Tradition

George Feuerstein

Ashtanga Yoga, The Practice Manual

David Swenson

Beyond Power Yoga

Beryl Bender Birch

Terms and Conditions

Practice Experience:

  • Students should have been practising yoga for at least 2 years and be able to demonstrate a high level of competence prior to embarking on a teacher training course
  • The full fee should be paid 30 days before the beginning of the course in order to qualify for any discount
  • If paying by instalments, money must be paid on time and full course fees must have been paid 2 months before the final assessment
  • Krishna Yoga reserves the right to refuse continuance of the course and/or final assessment to students who have not paid their full fees or instalments by the required dates
  • Fees must be paid in full before the graduation certificate will be issued

What is included in fee:

  • A full manual and other appropriate paperwork

What is NOT included in fee:

  • Flights/accommodation, food and drink for students
  • Insurance
  • Books

The certificate:

Having paid the fees does NOT guarantee that a graduation certificate will be issued to a student. To successfully pass, students will each have to submit all assignments and attend a minimum of 80% the course. The 9 pass mark is 80% of the aggregate module percentages


During the course:

  • Students are expected to behave in a respectable manner at all times and any kind of disruptive behaviour will not be tolerated
  • For the duration of the course, students are expected to do daily self-practice and to attend a yoga class taught by a fully qualified yoga teacher at least once a week and to keep a diary
  • Students are required to re-do any module in which they score a mark of less than 80%. Cost of extra tuition and re-assessment will be in addition to the course fee
  • Minimum attendance required is 80%
  • For the final practical assessment students must have minimum 6 students and can be friends and family.  Peer groups are NOT allowed to join in students final assessment
  • Coursework must be handed to the assessor by the due date

Refund Policy:

Any money paid for the course are strictly non-refundable

If a student fails to complete the course and/or fail the assessments or is dismissed from the course, any money already paid is strictly non-refundable