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Learn to Teach Yoga

Become a certified yoga teacher
Become a certified children's yoga teacher

Yoga Teacher Training

Yoga Beach House is a registered Yoga School recognised and accepted by Yoga Alliance International to provide 200 hours Yoga Teacher Training programmes led by Rachel Hanberry, founder and co-owner of Yoga Beach House and the 95 hour Children's Yoga Teacher Training Certificate led by Bryony Duckitt founder of YogaBeez and the Kids Yoga Foundation. These transformative teacher training programmes enable you to obtain an accreditation to register with Yoga Alliance to teach yoga anywhere in the world.  The Yoga Beach House Teacher Training programs takes place during an intensive residential stay at Yoga Beach House where you get to live a yogic lifestyle by the ocean.   

The weeks I spent at Yoga Beach House for training were some of the best and most transformative of my life, albeit challenging. I felt safe there during the emotional times of our training. Rachel was supportive and understanding while maintaining discipline and providing confident guidance. We became close with her family and the community members who attended classes at the beach house as well. Doing our training at an active yoga studio helped to build our confidence. Yoga Beach House became a second home and the people I met there become family. Upon leaving we knew that we continue to have support even though our 200hr training was finished.
— Lily, USA, RYT200

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NEW Children's Yoga

Teacher Training

Learn more about the 95 hours Children's Yoga Certificate Teacher Training Program at Yoga Beach House with YogaBeez. 


All about the 200 hours Yoga Teacher Training Certificate Program (TTC)

This is a life changing experience which takes place over an intensive transformative month of yoga.  Designed to enable you to start teaching as soon as you have completed the training it encompasses all aspects of the yogic lifestyle for you to confidently incorporate into your own life.  The TTC is open to applicants who have been practicing yoga regularly for more than 2 years. We accept you onto the course if demonstrate your love for yoga and your motivation to further your own practice.  

Do you have the desire to become a yoga teacher and complete the yoga teacher training requirements, providing you with the confidence, humility, compassion and knowledge to teach yoga? Do you wish to learn how to creatively sequence Hatha based Vinyasa flow classes that will keep you and your students inspired indefinitely? Then this is the course for you. This is not a training that provides a one sequence class that you learn by heart and teach each time like in Bikram, Ashtanga or Sivananda. 

This course is a transformative program and a great personal opportunity for those of you who wish to teach yoga as a career and for those of you who are ready to embark on a personal journey of self-enquiry and transformation. It takes great courage and integrity to begin this lifetime's work.

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Learn to teach with lead teacher Rachel Hanberry

The Yoga Beach House TTC is the accumulation of Rachel Hanberry’s continuous study of herself and her students, combining her knowledge of yoga, psychology and life coaching to create one life changing program.  

Rachel began her yoga journey in 2011 when she took her first teacher training at the Sivananda Ashram. This transformative journey enabled her to start sharing her love for the practice. Using techniques that she acquired from her background in Psychology and life coaching Rachel created a teacher training that goes above and beyond a regular yoga teacher training.

Rachel created this program following her calling for her to impart the knowledge that has been passed down to her by her teachers and influencers - Swami SivanandaElena Brower, Shiva Rea, Jason Crandell, Leslie Kaminoff, Pixie LighthorseParamata Siri SadhanaRachael Cook and Laura Lair. Rachel radiates warmth, love, humility and understanding, creating a safe environment for learning and sharing.  As the training takes place Rachel's home, you will be invited to become part of the household and family, creating an environment of loving support.  The groups are small, this is a unique experience to live as a yogi in a fully functioning yoga house and studio.

This training requires courage, strength and a willingness to go within, to look deeply at yourself and transform the parts of your life that are not serving you. In turn you will able to then pass these techniques on to your students. 

Rachel provides a rich and complete teaching of Yoga that she transmits with great love. .... they welcomed me and six other participants (only and not 100), to Yoga Beach House in Biscarosse in their large house near the ocean with the adjoining studio for a complete immersion in the respect of the mode of Yogic. To sum up, I became a yoga teacher in a privileged setting where love, solidarity and respect are the key words and where the teaching is as intense as it is effective. I learned a lot more than I could have imagined and I feel like part of their community. A community in which I have practiced my lessons and to whom I have been able to teach during the course. I would be eternally grateful to them. .... Namaste
— Gwendoline, France, RYT200

The training focuses on 3 themes 

Practice

This module equips you with all you need to set up your own daily meditation, pranayama, asana, karma, kriya and kirtan practices. On completion of this module you will understand why these practices are essential to your own yoga practice as a yga teacher.  

Learn

In this module you will learn in depth yoga poses with relation to human anatomy, energy anatomy and the various energy bodies, you will gain an introduction into Ayurvedic medicine, you will study of the Bhagavad Gita in depth and be able to apply it’s teachings to everyday life, you will learn the ethics of becoming a yoga teacher and the yogic philosophy which supports this, you will learn about a healthy diet and nutrition for various body types, you will learn how to observe and adjust your students effectively, you will learn specific teaching methodologies.  On completion of this module you will be fully equipped to begin teaching yoga to other people.

Evolve

The Evolve module is where your transformation takes place. You will learn techniques to Evolve yourself and your practice, you will understand how to put into place boundaries and protection for yourself and your practice, you will understand how to stand in your power and not give it away, you will begin to follow the 8 limbs of Raja yoga, including utilising the yamas and niyamas in your everyday decision making and not just when teaching. You will create your own Seva project to implement on completion of the course. You will continue your journey of self discovery through daily journalling, you will begin to live a more sustainable life, practising mindfulness and humility. You will learn how to really live as a yoga teacher in the real world through abundance and marketing workshops. You will evolve into your best self, in harmony with your own intuition and higher self.

Upon completing this course you will be committed to your own daily practice and fully equipped to transmit teachings to others in a range of diverse settings.  You will become part of the Yoga Beach House family and continue to receive support, guidance and of course love!  This course allows you to become registered with the Yoga Alliance as a RYT200.

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Small intimate group, like a family

Teacher Training groups are small enabling you to benefit from one on one tuition with teachers, creating a close family environment. During the training you will meet like minded people and make friends for life who will be there to support you on your path.  You participate in living a yogic lifestyle from day one at the Yoga Beach House, encouraging and promoting this new lifestyle to become your new norm.  As the group is small everyone gets to participate fully and completely in the training, the more you give of yourself and open your heart up to the training the greater a transformation you will receive.

Holistic Approach

Our yoga teacher training offers a holistic approach to yoga which combines the wisdom of traditional yoga teachings with contemporary understandings in areas such as anatomy, emotional wellbeing and spirituality.   This creates the possibility to embark on your own personal self-enquiry which in turn will lead to life changing transformation within yourself.

Syllabus Includes 

Teaching Methodology

  • The use of language and voice in teaching
  • Addressing specific needs
  • Principles of demonstration, observation, assisting and correcting
  • The qualities of a yoga teacher and student
  • The Business aspect of Yoga

Practical

  • Observation of teachers
  • Assiting teachers and students
  • Giving and receiving feedback
  • Practice Lead teaching with Community Yoga Classes

Develop your own daily Pranayama and Asana Practice

  • Pranayamic techniques
  • Developing your own daily Meditation Practice
  • Meditation techniques
  • Daily guided yoga and pranayama practice
  • The Art of Sequencing
  • Indepth study of each Yoga Asana category including forward bends, backward bends, inversions, twists, standing poses and advanced poses
  • Asana benefits and contraindications
  • Restorative poses and yoga as a therapy

Anatomy and Physiology

  • Human anatomy
  • Energy anatomy
  • Yoga anatomy and physiology of the body
  • The Chakras and their functions

Highlights of the Training

The Yoga Beach House 200 hour training course gives you the opportunity to experience the true essence of yoga in a learning environment which is accepting, compassionate, non-judgemental, warm and full of love. 

  • You will have the opportunity to teach a 1 hour yoga class of your creation to the community under the guidance of one of the lead teachers.  This is a unique opportunity to obtain hands on experience with members of the public.  The Yoga Beach House operates as a Yoga Studio and runs daily yoga classes throughout the duration of the teacher training
  • At Yoga Beach House we are surrounded by the beauty of the Atlantic coast so we practice yoga on the beach, swim daily in the sea at sunset and meditate to the sound of the waves. All these practices are designed to bring you more in touch with your true self and your intuition
  • We offer headstand workshops which can take place on the beach or water, weather permitting
  • We have an onsite 80 sq m yoga studio fully equipped with Manduka mats and props
  • All meals are homemade using delicious fresh organic produce and you will have the opportunity to learn how to cook the recipes we use
  • SUP Yoga or surfing lessons can be booked during your free time (supplement applies, weather dependant)
  • You will create your own Yoga Project that you will launch once finishing the TTC with continued support from Yoga Beach House
  • As we welcome you to live with us in our family home we keep the number of teacher trainees to a maximum of 6 during any TTC so you are supported every step of the way and even after completion of your TTC, you become a member of the Yoga Beach House family
  • Yoga becomes your way of life as we live this way at the Yoga Beach House every day, not just during the training
  • You will gain insights into yourself and the tools to grow personally
  • You will learn what it means to teach with humility, compassion and integrity whilst maintaining your power

Comprehensive & Accredited Course

The Yoga Beach House Yoga Teacher Training 200 certification is a comprehensive yoga teacher training meeting the syllabus guidelines set out by the Yoga Alliance for Registered Yoga Schools.

Our teacher training concentrates on Classical, Vinyasa and Yin yoga poses, drawn from the both Swami Sivananda and T. Krishnamacharya lineages. The course is designed to provide a comprehensive foundation for teaching yoga skilfully with humility, compassion and mindfulness.  The course also provides an in-depth study into the practices of yoga.

As a student you will be guided to become an ethical leader, encouraging self enquiry leading to embracing yourself with mindfulness and acceptance, cultivating a philosophy of oneness. For those of you who wish to teach, the training provides the tools to undertake this calling confidently whilst maintaining humility and mindfulness.

You will be encouraged to tap into your own creativity and intuition, enabling you to create and teach classes from your heart. 

Learn how to live like a yogi

You will be fully immersed in a yogic lifestyle from Day 1 of the course living at Yoga Beach for the month. Room options include sharing a room with one other person, a private room with shared bathroom or a private ensuite room. House amenities and duties are shared amongst students and house residents as part of the course Karma yoga requirements.  Homemade organic vegetarian daily brunch and evening meal plus drinks/fruit/snacks are included.  We take full advantage of our beautiful surroundings practising classes on the beach, taking regular sea baths and meditating as the sun sets. 

A typical day is as follows -

6h30 -10h Meditation, Asana Practice, Workshop
10h00 Brunch
11h00 - 15h00 Workshops
15h00 Self Study/Karma yoga
17h00 Dinner
18h00 - 21h Workshop, Asana Practice, Meditation
21h Optional sunset walk & sleepy tea/snack

Everything involving yogi life style, I learn a lot about life. It was an amazing experience that changed my life, happy to had do my training with them by my side.
— Paulina, Mexico, RYT200
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Lectures take place daily in the studio

Students who complete the course will...

  • Be qualified to teach yoga and will receive a letter of completion and diploma evidencing your training at the 200 Hour level which is recognised by the Yoga Alliance
  • Possess the knowledge to teach group classes, workshops or private sessions in a range of settings
  • Develop a daily practice of mediation, asanas and pranayama
  • Practise teaching and adjusting students during community yoga classes at the Yoga Beach House studio
  • Learn how to sequence and teach various styles of yoga - Hatha, Vinyasa, Yin
  • Acquire a good understanding of yogic philosophy 
  • Understand anatomy and physiology pertaining to yoga and the body
  • Become part of the Yoga Beach House family
  • Develop the interpersonal skills required such as confidence and humility to begin teaching yoga
  • Learn how to structure and create cohesive, well-rounded classes
  • Use daily journalling to gain a deeper understanding of yourself
  • Be ready to create your own marketing materials to promote your offering
  • Be fully equipped to offer a course of yoga classes as Seva to a group within your own community
  • Be able to listen to and trust your own intuition
    The transformation you initiated and the process you set me up for is helping me to be much more with people, because I’m more with myself. I never thought things would start to happen so quickly! Thank you Rachel. Not many people have changed my life as much as you did and still do.
    — Julia, Switzerland, RYT200

    A personal investment in yourself

    We understand this is a big commitment for you, please rest assured we do not take this commitment lightly. We commit to sharing our yoga home and knowledge with you so that you are able to teach yoga effectively.

    Your investment includes all tuition, accommodation, bedding, towels and two organic homemade vegetarian meals per day. Fees start from 2,970€ for a standard shared room. Once accepted onto the course, a non refundable deposit of 1,000€ secures your place. Students may transfer to another date if unforeseen circumstances occur subject to availability. 

    There are 3 options for payments; 

    1. Payment in full and receive a 100€ discount for enrolments starting over 60 days from program date, on private room options only. 
    2. Part payments split in 2 equal parts, with the balance fully paid 60 days before the program date. 
    3. Monthly autopay the total balance split equally over the months leading up to your training date via Visa/Mastercard. Example, 3,000€ over 6 months would be an automatic 500€ payment on the 1st of each month over 6 months. 

      Payment online with Visa/Mastercard or bank transfer with option 1. 

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