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


Starting May 2024- May 2025

As many of you know I run yoga teachers training courses.  We have already had two successful teachers training courses in 2020/21 and 2022/23. It is a very traditional authentic teachers training course based on the classical yogic teachings and principles and includes a final week in a traditional yogic ashram setting at Casa Santosha in Spain. You can enjoy some testimonials from our last group which we just finished in September 2023 from the video below and there are a couple of written students' testimonials further below too. 












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 next April 2024.  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 2024/25 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 The closest airport is Malaga. 

The training will be on these dates at these venues in 2024/25
Sunday  5th May - Bromley
Sunday 23rd June - Bromley
Saturday & Sunday 13th/14th 
July- Bromley
Saturday & Sunday  17th/18th August- Bromley

Sunday 13th October - Bromley
Saturday & Sunday 2nd/3rd November-  Bromley

Then a break till January 2025
Sunday  26th January-  Bromley
Saturday & Sunday 15th/16th February -  Bromley
Sunday 9th March -  Bromley

Sunday 23rd March - Bromley
Saturday and Sunday  5th/6th April-  Bromley

For those on the full teachers training course there will be this final module in Spain:
Monday 12th - Sunday 18th May 2025

For those taking the full teachers training course, the days in Bromley will run from 9am to 5/5.30pm. 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:

9am -10.30am - Guided Meditation and Satsang (chanting and a reading/teaching )
10.45am- 12.30pm -  Yoga asana and pranayama practice with themes of study
12.45pm- A hearty vegetarian/vegan brunch
1.45pm - 3.15/3.30pm - Main Afternoon Lecture
3.45-5/5.30pm - 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:

Yoga Asanas/Poses Theory & Practice

  • The science of Hatha Yoga & Asana Practice

  • The sun salutation and a structured set sequence of basic postures/asanas

  • 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 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 a basic set sequence of postures 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





Course Tutor- Emma Brown -Senior Yoga Teacher

Emma is the director and founder of Yoga Studio Bromley and has been teaching yoga, meditation and philosophy now for more than 30 years. Emma's main lineage is within the Sivananda yoga tradition but she has also been inspired by other teachers such as Thich Nhat Hanh, Osho and many others. Emma also spent nearly 14 years as a practising monastic where she was able to deepen her own practice and study as well as share with many others during classes, trainings and retreats.

Emma teaches regularly in Bromley and North London as well as on other teachers training courses.


Emma is also a qualified ayurvedic nutrition and lifestyle consultant, ayurvedic massage therapist and somatic movement teacher and guides people on all issues of health, wellbeing 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 homework 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 £495 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 March 2024. 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 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


"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 - Training 2021/22

"If you’re considering becoming a Yoga Teacher, I would highly recommend Emma and this training.  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 - Training 2021/22

“I thoroughly enjoyed my one year yoga course with Emma Brown. The course was skilfully crafted with a great balance between theory and practice. Emma delivered the lessons with great knowledge, in a relaxing environment. The topics were inspiring and discussed in a small group of likeminded people creating a sense of community and collective growth. Detailed guidance on the practice of asanas, pranayama and meditation gave me the opportunity to improve and better understand their benefits. The cherry on top was the lovely vegan and vegetarian meals we shared together. Thanks Emma for such an enlightening year!“

Estela Landro - Self development training 2022/23

With much love and light
Yoga Studio Bromley 
07765 100436

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

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