September 14th, 2019 - April 26th, 2020


(Payment plans available)

Price includes breakfast & lunch*

Accredited with IYN. Led by senior teacher Toni Roberts & our highly experienced & professional faculty.
This is a daily non residential, with the option to stay with us on the award winning camp site at Knepp Castle
Daniel Simpson
History & Philosophy
Toni Roberts
Principle Trainer
Silvia Laurenti
Anatomy & Physiology
Voice Coach
Nina Fowkes
Thai Massage & Aromatherapy
Lucy Funnell
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The Yoga Garden training was founded by Yoga Garden Owner Nina Fowkes and its principal teacher Toni Roberts in 2012.


Training days take place in our beautiful, heated yurt set in the inspiring grounds of Knepp Castle  www.kneppwildlandsafaris.co.uk, with a maximum of 15 students, we ensure exceptional, individual, personal guidance throughout the course. 


Our highly experienced and expert teaching faculty are committed to providing you with non-dogmatic, informed, safe and skilled teaching, enabling your self-development and growth as an original, authentic and inspiring yoga teacher.

(Tutors maybe subject to change through circumstances beyond our control).


MOD 1 - Sep 14 & 15 (2 Days) 
MOD 2 - Oct 5 & 6 (2 Days) 
MOD 3 - Oct 26 & 27 (2 Days) 
MOD 4 - Nov 16 & 17 (2 Days) 
MOD 5 - Dec 7 & 8 (2 Days) 

MOD 6 - Jan 11 & 12 (2 Days) 
MOD 7 - Feb 1 & 2 (2 Days) 
MOD 8 - Feb 22 & 23 (2 Days) 
MOD 9 - Mar 14 & 15 (2 Days) 
MOD 10 - Apr 4 & 5 (2 Days) 
MOD 11 - Apr 25 & 26 (2 Days) 


Our 200 hour Teacher Training 2019-2020 price includes all tuition fees, a bound manual, and certification with The Independent Yoga Network UK (IYN). 


We offer payment plans to help you spread the cost of training:

FULL FEE - £3200
£750 Non refundable deposit is due on acceptance onto the course.

Remaining balance of £2450 can be paid in 2 further instalments of £1,225 due:

1 May,  1 August 2019.  



6 equal payments of £425.00 due:

1 May, 1 July, 1 Sep,  1 Nov, 2019

1 Feb, 1 April, 2020

Our certification meets high standards and allows you to gain insurance to teach the public.


**Accommodation costs are not included. Breakfast and lunch are included on all days that start before 8am.



  • A consistent, regular practice of 2 years minimum

  • Reference from your most consistent yoga teacher/s

  • 15 minute Skype interview with Toni Roberts (Principle Trainer)

  • Commit wholeheartedly to the training

  • Be able to understand, speak and write English

  • Have a good level of fitness and health, mentally and emotionally, in order to be able to practice a minimum of 3-6 hours of physical practice per day on the training contact days 

  • Have an open heart and mind and a willingness to learn and share knowledge respectfully in a non-dogmatic way

  • Pay the non-refundable deposit in full by the agreed date

  • Make payment of all fees in advance of start of the course, unless on an agreed payment plan

  • Agree, sign and return the terms and conditions

  • Arrange and pay for student teacher insurance before the course commences

  • Gain first aid for yoga teachers certificate before the end of the training (not included in the price)


In line with the 200hr training standards of The Independent Yoga Network  (IYN ) you are required to study a minimum of  200 hours of yoga. However our training exceeds these requirements to ensure you obtain the best training and experience possible and offers you 230+  contact hours.

We have devised our programme to cover the following areas:

  • Techniques I Training I Practice

  • Teaching methodology

  • Anatomy & physiology

  • Yoga philosophy, ethics and lifestyle

  • Practicum & teaching skills

  • Photography, written and practicum assignments

  • Reading Assignments

  • Home self practice, journalling and teaching practice


A minimum of 95% attendance is required. If any time beyond the allocated 5% are missed due to: unused days, travel delays, personal issues, injuries or Mother Nature, then that time will need to be made up at the discretion of the Teacher Training Director and Principal Trainer at a cost to the student at a rate of £350 per day. It may be possible to spread this cost with other students that need to make up time or to make up lost hours remotely via Skype tuition. All is at the discretion of the Teacher Training Director and Principal Trainer.


All students are required to complete a basic First Aid certificate before graduation. 



The structure of the course includes intensive residential periods providing a nurturing and immersive format for learning. The Yoga Garden Teacher Training Program is an innovative, challenging, enjoyable and highly rewarding journey in the practice and principles of yoga as a constantly evolving, living tradition continually influenced and backed by new understanding and developments in the field of mind-body-medicine. 


The course content is taught in a practical, skills-based format, whilst allowing for and supporting the inevitable and personal journey of self enquiry and discovery. Each training day begins with an early morning pranayama and meditation practice followed by asana practice and then breakfast. The rest of the day is made up of a variation of asana/posture clinic, teaching skills and practice, formal study/lecture time, discussion time and time spent in silence and meditation.


During the training you will experience different Ha­tha yoga styles; Jivamukti, Astanga Vinyasa, Vinayasa Flow, Iyengar and also Yin and Restorative yoga. Whether we practice vinyasa flow or BKS Iyengar methodology we will explore the 'inner/ outer' techniques of the yoga tradition, to reveal the spiritual path underlying the practice.  Within these styles you will learn the principles of alignment, breath, bandhas, dristi, mindful awareness and techniques that tie the poses together into a seam­less 'moving meditation’, building momentum to stillness.


This training offers an authentic opportunity to delve deep into self-enquiry through the practice of yoga, moving beyond just the physical experience to make the practice relevant and a way of life.


This is a trans­formative journey which will explore and shine the light on all parts of you, with no doubt. It WILL be filled with; fun, laughter, tears, smiles, sadness, vitality, frustration, energy, tiredness, challenge, happiness, joy and everything in between. 


It will require; determination, growth mindset, calm, silence, reflection, dedication, self awareness, effort, kindness, compassion, understanding, gentleness, strength, desire, motivation, innovation, courage, respect and creativity, all in different measures at different times.


Beyond the training our ever growing community and network of supportive teachers offer the opportunity of on-going study with continuing professional development (CPD), workshops and further vocational training.


You will be provided with a well balanced set sequence to learn throughout the training to provided a basic structure on which to build your understanding of how to sequence a creative class. As you move through the training, and your knowledge and confidence grows you will be asked to develop and adapt  the sequence to incorporate different levels, timing, themes and peak postures. This training will provide you with the tools and the confidence to teach a safe and well rounded class for beginners and be able to adapt it for the more experienced student/s.

You will be encouraged to find your own voice to reflect your unique personality. As well as the 200+ hours of taught contact hours, you will be given practical and theoretical home-study to further enhance your learning and skills.

All asana teaching is grounded in an informed understanding of functional, individual anatomy. This understanding will provide you with the tools to offer modifications that suit your clients needs, something we consider to be very important. You will have ample teaching skills practice in session and will need to gather people to practice teaching in-between modules.


The Yoga Garden, Swallows Lane, Dial Post, Horsham, West Sussex. RH13 8NN. T: 01903 892459


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