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Yomala, Vinyasa & Yoga Therapeutics 200hr Foundation Training. Weekend 1.

  • YogaTherapies 214a Rothbury Terrace Newcastle upon Tyne, England, NE6 5DE United Kingdom (map)


The 200hr Foundation training is delivered in 9 weekend modules. Each module consists of morning masterclasses, designed to teach the cornerstones of practice, anatomy and sequencing in an experiential and sensorial way. Sequencing moves progressively from the root, to the crown, discussing the energetic and physiological meridians that underpin both our physical movement, and the powerful effects modulated within our nervous system. 

The afternoons are a rich mixture of lecture, and debate based theoretical exploration of practice, alongside practical teaching exercises that convey both the science and the art  of successful yoga practice and instruction. Yogi's will also cover the theory of adjusting and how to support individuals with common injuries, low back disorders, hypermobility and fatigue.  Yogi's will begin teaching practice from the very first weekend, with homework tasks to deepen personal and professional practice to accompany each modules. Assessment is continuous throughout the course with a final multi-choice exam paper. 

Pre-requisites: Practitioners are recommended to have 12 months experience of regular yoga practice and an eagerness to study. 


Beginning the Journey Home. We begin by discussing what it is to be a Yoga teacher and discuss the principles central to the Yomala training. 

The Core: An Expanded Concept. We look at varying definitions of the core; its anatomical and energetic constructs, plus the myofascial meridians and how they relate to practice. We develop our work with the bandha alongside universal principles of alignment and three universal assists to ensure your students and yourself are always practicing with integrity.

Svadhistana: The Fluid Core. The biomechanics of the lumbosacral complex and pelvis are discussed, alongside a deeper exploration of pranayama and the nervous system in action.

Gravitation. Tension & Cohesion.  We consider how our body is affected by the forces in and around it, how to body read, and how to adjust practice, both to advance asana and to heal injury.

Recognition: Karma Unravelling. We explore the chakra system as both physiological and energetic constructs, we look at the three major Granthis & how they relate to modern practice. 

The End & Beyond. Hypermobility & Integrity in Asana practice.  We look at what it means to practice with integrity and safety, and how to expand those principles to specialist groups.

Anahata Infinite Practice. We look specifically at advancing practice through the heart centre. Advancing asana practice, specifically with reference to backbends and inversions. 

Vishuddhi: Expression, Reflection & Intention.  We continue our exploration with a deeper focus on the specifics of sequencing for  both vinyasa and yin styles of practice. We consider ethics, and our presence as a teacher. 

Samadhi: the Journey Continues. We conclude with a single day business course where we explain the legalities and logistics of working as a Yoga teacher in the Uk and abroad. Our final day is devoted to the graduation ceremony. 

2018 Dates

  • January 27/28
  • February 24/25
  • March 24/25
  • April 28/29
  • June 2/3
  • August 25/26
  • September 29/30
  • October 27/28
  • November 24/25

Approximate Daily Schedule

  • 9.00 - 12.00 Morning intensives, these will additionally be open to the public subject to space.
  • 1.30 - 3.30 Theory
  • 4.00 - 6.00 Practicals & Theory
  • Assorted homework tasks, assignments, case studies. 

Nb// times may vary slightly over the course. 

Pricing Options

Standard Rate, 1,900 (Non-refundable deposit of £300 due upon booking. Final balance due January 25th 2018).

Instalments, Non refundable deposit of £300 due upon booking. 3 remaining instalments of £550, due January 25th, April 25th and August 25th 2018. Please note YT will consider personalised instalments schedules, an administrative fee of £25 will be added per additional payment.

Cost includes the Yomala training manuals & workbooks  alongside our online training resource which includes videos to supplement the training and expands upon the hard copy manual, and entitles attendees to a special discounted membership at the YogaTherapies studio.  Furthermore, because we believe the study of Yoga is a lifelong practice,  you have a lifetime of free upgrades! That means, each time we improve and reconfigure the manual, or add new content to the online resource you will have access to it at no extra cost.

But don't just take it from us...

“I started the Yomala teacher training course to dig deeper into my own practice, and also explore my capacity as a prospect teacher. Taking into account that I’d only started practicing yoga 8 month prior, and my absolute lack of knowledge on the human body, I was a bit worried whether I can absorb the material adequately. However my experience of Chris’s yoga class beforehand, and his intuitive teaching style, gave me the needed confidence and faith to go ahead and join the programme.

My intuition did not fail me. Right from the start it seemed like the class was tailored for me. A beautiful balance of asanas, yoga sutras, sanskrit and theory, communicated masterfully in a simple stimulating format. Every day of the course I felt all my emotional, intellectual and spiritual centres activated! It all felt like a beautiful journey, with Chris taking us masterfully thru the transcendent world of yoga. I emerged lighter, stronger and more intrigued week by week ... with a better grasp of individual poses, and their relationship with the neuromuscular, skeletal and energy system of our bodies. I was also very pleased to learn that we’ll have to start teaching (to class members) from day one. This left a full year for my body and mind to gradually get used to and fall into teaching.

I found in Chris Jackson a remarkable master … someone who spoke directly to my heart ... took me thru a transcending journey and instilled within me the essence of yoga. If you’re looking to immerse yourself in the beautiful world of yoga and equip yourself with an invaluable skill set for life, the Yomala teacher training course is for you! 

— H. Nayernia. Software Developer.

Earlier Event: January 20
Shelter Fundraiser With Chris.
Later Event: February 3
Stretch Therapy with Manos.