1 Year Yoga Teachers Training Course
and/or 1 Year Self Development/Study


As many of you know I run yoga teachers training courses.  We have already had one successful teachers training course in 2020/21 which went so well that we decided to run a further 7 months training course afterwards to deepen our study and practice together.  You can have a look at a couple of the students' testimonials below from this training course.  Due to it's success, and also as some of you have been asking when I will run the training again, I have decided to run another teachers training course as of this September.  The great thing about this training is that I am also making some of the course available for those who are really keen to learn more about yoga philosophy and to go deeper into their own personal practice, self development and study, but without necessarily taking it to the level of becoming a teacher - so both options are possible with this new course.
This course can be quite life changing and will help you make sense of many of life's big questions. It will help you learn more about yourself on many levels - physical, mental, emotional and spiritual and you will be given the tools to help you find increased levels of harmony and happiness in a world that can sometimes be so stressful. From studying and practising the ancient philosophy of yoga you can greatly improve the quality of your own life and make a positive contribution to the lives of others.  
I really encourage you to take this journey with me.  You will get so much from it. 
Have a look below for full details on the training as well as testimonials from previous students.
If you have any questions regarding either of these options of the training then please contact me. 

Would you like to take your practice and understanding of the
Yogic teachings to a deeper level?  
Would you like to develop yourself personally, improve your health and experience deeper levels of peace and harmony.
Have you benefited a lot from your yoga practice already
and would like to share this with others? 

In 2022/23 I will be offering an inspirational and comprehensive 200 hour yoga teachers training course for those looking to share this ancient wisdom, or a shorter version of the training for your own personal study and development. The course offers a profound personal, often life-changing experience, helping you to build a firm foundation of inner discipline and providing you with the experience and wisdom if you chose to share that with others. This training will help you experience the transformational power of yoga and an enhanced quality of life and if you choose the teachers training option, will teach you safe, effective and clear ways of confidently passing these teachings on.

Course dates & Venue

What is great about this course is that you probably will not have to take much time off of work, which ever option of the training you choose, as It will be spread over a year and run mainly on Sundays, approximately once a month, with 4 Saturday & Sunday modules over the year. It will take place in Bromley at a student's garden holistic studio. All the days in Bromley will be both for the teachers training group and those taking the self development/study option, however the hours of study/participation will be different as mentioned below. For those wanting to take the full 200 hour teachers training course there will be a final module of 6 nights/ 5 full days at our retreat venue Casa Santosha in the Andalucian hills of southern Spain. So if you work full-time, you only need to take a few days' annual leave to take the course.
You can find full details of Casa Santosha on our website www.casasantosha.com. The closest airport is Malaga. 

The training will be on these dates at these venues in 2022/3. 

Sunday 18th September 2022- Bromley
Sunday 16th October 2022 - Bromley
Sunday  13th November 2022 - Bromley
Sunday 4th December 2022 - Bromley
Sunday 22nd January 2023 - Bromley
Sunday 19th February 2023 - Bromley
Sunday 26th March 2023 -  Bromley
Saturday & Sunday 15th/16th April 2023 -  Bromley
Saturday & Sunday 13th/14th May 2023 -  Bromley
Sunday 18 June 2023 -  Bromley
Saturday/Sunday 22nd/23rd July 2023 -  Bromley
Saturday/Sunday 12th/13th August -  2023

For those on the full teachers training course there will be this final module in Spain:
Monday 4th - Sunday 10th September 2023

For those taking the full teachers training course, the days in Bromley will run from 8.30am to 6pm. If you wish to take the purely self development/study course - your day will end at approximately 3/3.30pm.
Please see the outline of the daily schedule below for the days in Bromley:

8.30-9.30/45am - Guided Meditation and Satsang (chanting and a reading/teaching )
10-11.45am -  Yoga asana and pranayama practice with themes of study
Noon - A hearty vegetarian/vegan brunch
1-3/3.30pm - Main Afternoon Lecture
4-5.45pm - Yoga teaching study and practice - this class is for those on the full Teachers Training course.

In Spain we will have a similar structure, but with an earlier starting time -  In Bromley and Spain the aim is to create an authentic ashram experience where students feel safe and relaxed, supported and nurtured throughout their training.
For those on the full Teachers Training course there will be homework after each module, as well as theory and practical exams for you to qualify and gain your certification as a Yoga teacher or ambassador of peace.
For those on the self development/study training you will also be given the option of practical and theoretical homework - which is really advisable as I will mark and give feedback on your home works, which will help you integrate what you are learning. You will receive a certificate of completion to acknowledge your participation.
The main aim of the course is to help you establish a regular and inspired practice to help you experience the richness of the teachings and all that yoga can offer.

Curriculum - Course Content

The course is an in-depth study and practice in all areas of yoga science and philosophy to include practice in class and at home.

Everyone will be studying the following modules. The Teachers Training Course will study further modules on teaching listed further below:

Five points of Yoga as a method to understand the basic principles of Yoga.

1. Proper exercise – Yoga Asanas
2. Proper breathing – Pranayama
3. Proper relaxation – Savasana
4. Proper diet – Vegetarianism
5. Positive thinking and meditation – Vedanta & Dhyanam

Yoga Asanas/Poses Theory & Practice

  • The science of Hatha Yoga & Asana Practice

  • The sun salutation and the twelve basic yoga postures based on the Sivananda yoga method

  • Classical variations on the basic poses

  • Pawanmuktasana series ( from the Bihar School of Yoga lineage ) - a gentle series of movements for mobilisation of the physical and energy bodies. A good practice for the older or less able student and a good preparation for the Sivananda class.


Pranayama - Breathing exercises

  • The science of pranayama  (breath control) as a method to purify the nadis, the energy channels in the body, and to help us calm and control our mind

  • Basic breathing practices and their benefits

  • Advanced pranayama exercises with use of Bandhas ( locks ) to increase effect of the practices


Yogic Diet & Nutrition

  • Influence of diet on the body and mind

  • Proper diet

  • Nutrition according to Ayurvedic guidelines

  • Ethical, health and spiritual reasons for vegetarianism



  • Guidelines to meditation and setting up a practice

  • The benefits of meditation

  • Different meditation methods using focal points such as the breath, mantras, chakra awareness.

  • Mantras, mantra-initiation (if requested)


Yoga Philosophy and Psychology

  • What is the goal of Yoga?

  • The aim of life according to yogic philosophy

  • Understanding from a yoga perspective, the different levels of our being -physical, mental, energetical and spiritual and how they all connect/interrelate

  • An introduction to the basic philosophy and history of yoga with the study of classical texts

  • Understanding the mind and yoga psychology - to know ourselves better

  • The four paths of Yoga: Karma Yoga (selfless service), Bhakti Yoga (the path of devotion) Raja Yoga (mind control), and Jnana Yoga (the path of wisdom and realisation)

  • Techniques on finding more physical, mental and emotional harmony to access deep inner peace

  • The law of karma and reincarnation - being more the architect of our destiny

  • Hatha Yoga / Kundalini Yoga Theory

  • The astral body

  • The Nadis (energy channels) and Chakras (energy centres)


Kirtan (Sanskrit Chanting)

  • Introduction to Sanskrit/Devanagri

  • Positive effects of chanting on the mind and emotions

  • Correct pronunciation and mental attitude

  • Learning classical Sanskrit chants and phrases


Bhagavad Gita

  • How the Bhagavad Gita can be a tool on our path to help us overcome our weaknesses and limitations

  • Study and commentary of the classical scripture with some chanting of the Sanskrit verses

If you are taking the full Teachers Training Course you will also study the following modules:

Yoga Asanas/Pranayama continued:

  • The main physical, mental and energy benefits of each asana ( posture )

  • Proper posture alignment, deep relaxation, release of blocked energy

  • Asanas and their effect on the Chakras - 7 main energy centres



  • The six classical exercises for purifying/cleansing the body


How to Teach

  • How to teach Hatha Yoga following the Sivananda sequence and the Pawanmuktasana gentle sequence.

  • Setting up a proper environment for class

  • Establishing a healthy teacher/student relationship

  • How to teach beginners and general level students

  • Lesson planning

  • A class dedicated to how to adapt the practice for pre-natal yoga

  • Teaching Methodology - how to correct and adjust in a sensitive way, use of language and posture, when to demonstrate, setting up classes and venues.


Anatomy and Physiology

  • The effects of Hatha yoga practices on the major body systems

  • Muscles & movement


Teaching Experience

  • To help you put into practice the skills and methods of teaching in a class environment

  • Attending/observing other yoga classes during the training to see ways of presenting a class

  • Setting up your own class for friends and family

  • Teaching practice to other students on the course during the training

  • Positive feedback on teaching practice during the training


Main Course Tutor- Emma Brown -Senior Yoga Teacher
Emma is the director and founder of Yoga Bromley and has been teaching yoga, meditation and philosophy for more than 29 years. She took the Sivananda Yoga Teachers' Training Course in Neyyar Dam, India in 1994 and her Advanced Teachers' Training at Sivananda Headquarters in Canada and in Rudraprayag, Himalayas in India in 2000/2014.

After the teachers training course Emma stayed on as full-time voluntary staff with the Sivananda organisation for nearly 14 years, doing service and spreading the beautiful message and teachings of Yoga.

During her time as staff she directed the Paris, New York and Delhi Centres for several years, and has an in-depth training and experience in all aspects of yoga practice and philosophy.

Emma has been a teacher on the Sivananda Teachers Training Courses and now teaches regularly in Bromley and North London, as well as on other teacher trainings.
Emma is also a qualified Ayurvedic nutrition and lifestyle   consultant and an Ayurvedic chef and guides people on   all issues of health, well being and positive living.

As a result of years of practice, study and embracing yoga as a way of life, Emma is inspired to share the wisdom and joy of yoga from the heart. Emma’s inspiration for leading this course is to share with others what she has learnt from her teachers and personal practice and study of yoga. She seeks to help others become “Ambassadors of Peace” by finding a deeper sense of purpose and fulfilment in their lives and a profound experience of peace and happiness from within - enabling them, with skills and experience, to share this beauty and wisdom with others.


Participation Options & Investment:

Full Teachers Training Course to Include the 6 night/ 5 day fully residential module in Spain. All practical and theoretical homeworks, and exam must be completed to receive insurable certification:

Self Development/Study Option (without the teachers training certification but with certification of completion). It includes all 16 days study in Bromley:
Full day from 8.30am-3.30pm to include the morning meditation and satsang, yoga and pranayama practice class, vegetarian lunch and main afternoon lecture:

There is the possibility to join simply the main afternoon study lectures, with or without lunch, should you not wish to participate in the morning meditation and yoga practice session - please contact me if you are interested in this.

A non-refundable deposit of £450 is required to hold your space on either the full teachers training course or the self development/study course. The rest can either be paid in instalments or as a lump sum. The balance is due at the latest by the end of April 2023. If more time is needed for payment, this can be arranged and can be discussed with Emma Brown, the course leader. We can even make up a monthly payment scheme where the course can be paid for progressively whilst the course is taking place - and possibly longer if needed.

All training over the 16 days in Bromley, and the 5-day training in Spain if taking the full teachers training programme.
Vegetarian/vegan meals on all of the 16 days training in Bromley.
Class notes & Manual
Tuition and mentoring
Homework corrections and comments 
Personal guidance, feedback and support
Teaching Diploma or Certificate upon completion of the course

Should you be joining the full teachers training course this will also include accommodation in a shared twin room, and all meals during the  6 night/ 5-day training at Casa Santosha, Spain

Not included:
Suggested reading material - for all participants
Neti pot ( nasal douche - for easier breathing exercise practice)
Meditation beads ( optional -suggestion on where to buy will be given)​

For Teachers Training Participants:
Flights to Malaga for the training at Casa Santosha.
( Emma can advise on this on booking - cheaper flights can be found if booked earlier).
Return transfers to airport - approximately £49 - to be paid before the Spain module.

For bookings and any questions on the full teachers training course or self development/study course please contact Emma- on sivanandabromley@yahoo.co.uk or 07765 100436. 

I would be happy to meet up if you would like to discuss the course in person.

Teachers Training Course Graduates Testimonials
A couple of testimonials from our first training in 2020/21


"I thoroughly enjoyed Emma Brown's Yoga Bromley 200 hour teacher training course. Over a year we learnt a huge amount about the philosophical basis for yoga and spent a lot of time guided in practising the physical, mental and spiritual techniques. Emma teaches with a huge amount of experience, wisdom, dedication, and patience. I felt very well personally supported throughout the course. With increased awareness, insight, happiness, strength, and flexibility, I feel ready to teach! Thank you so much Emma for this life changing experience."
Rich Hurley

"If you’re considering becoming a Yoga Teacher, I would highly recommend studying with Emma Brown and the Sivananda approach.  It is a traditional-based philosophy with a handed-down lineage and Emma has terrific knowledge, skills, experience and a very personable style.  I found this Teachers’ Training Course a very pleasurable way to learn and a very important step in my  own journey as a yogi.  I think that it was good value for money too and I’m looking forward to sharing my new-found knowledge with others as I begin to teach.”
Annie Norton

With much love and light
Yoga Studio Bromley 
email: sivanandabromley@yahoo.co.uk
07765 100436

Lokah Samastah Sukhino Bhavantu
May all beings be happy, healthy and at peace. 

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