vinyasa yoga teacher training india


Due to a sold out YTT in 2017, I will be heading back to India in the near future! Please read below about my last training to get an idea of what I will be offering like when we do it again! 


This is the birthplace of Yoga.  This is my Magic Land.

I first went to Rishikesh on a retreat with a group of other teachers and I fell in love. Set in the north of India at the foot of the Himalayas, my 200 hours Vinyasa Teacher Training course will be held at the Dewa Retreat Centre luxury boutique hotel.  For more details on the training course itself, including course structure and who it is suitable for, please have a look at the page on 200 hours Vinyasa Teacher Training.

India 2017, October 8th - October 29th

Within a day of leaving the UK, you will find yourself in the magic land.  The usual route is to take a flight to Delhi (via Dubai) and then a short internal flight to Rishakesh.  You get to arrange your own travel so you can be entirely flexible with what you need and shop around for the best prices.

Since we are in India, there will be a portion of the training dedicated to immersing ourselves in Indian culture. We will have part of our training hours outside of the studio to observe and participate in activities around Rishikesh. 

The course will be held at the beautiful Dewa Retreat Centre which I picked myself after staying there on a retreat with other teachers and friends.  Students will be staying in shared accommodation and you will be roomed with either two or three other people.  Single rooms are available for an additional cost (please let me know as soon as possible if you want to reserve a single room as there is limited availability).

Modules 1 and 2 will be held at the Dewa Retreat Centre from October 8th through to October 29th 2017.

Not sure you can be away for that length of time?  You can split your training between India and the UK.  Find out more about the course structure and where the modules are held on my page on 200 hours Vinyasa Teacher Training.  You can also arrange to have a chat with me over the phone or email.

Course Structure

Module 1 October 8th – October 19th 2017

This will be a 11 day intensive to dive deep into the teachings of yoga. Each day will include a 3 hour practice followed by a day of lessons. The morning practice will be rooted in Vinyasa and include meditation, pranayama (breath work) asana (physical practice) and shat kriyas (cleansing techniques). The afternoon lessons will cover yoga philosophy, history and subtle anatomy. Students can expect to dive deep into self study and leave having learned all about yoga and its roots, how to apply it to everyday life and a deeper understanding of the self. 

Module 2 – October 20th – 29th

Module 2 will begin after Module 1 has been completed.  Methodology, physical anatomy, business, hands on assists, lifestyle and ethics will be taught in addition to a practicum that will need to be completed. Shorter practices will be taught by Steph to allow for more time for students to practice teach. By the end of this module, students will leave feeling confident and prepared to teach yoga classes.

Please note there will be several required readings to be completed before the training begins.  To read more about the pre course work, exams and practicum please go to the 200 hours Vinyasa Teacher Training section.


The cost of the 200 hours teacher training course itself is $3800USD which breaks down to $1800USD for Module 1 and $2000USD for Module 2.  (The costings are given in US dollars as this is the currency used to pay the retreat centre.  You can convert to GBP or another currency here).

This includes:

  • Accommodation for the duration of your stay at the retreat centre
  • Healthy breakfasts and dinners (all food is vegetarian)
  • Surprise local activities 
  • High quality guest teachers specialising in their field (more details under the Instructor section here)
  • Training manuals 
  • Yoga Alliance approved certification (for those who complete the entire teacher training - rules and specific criteria do apply)

You will need additional budget for:

  • Flights 
  • Travel Visa (more info upon acceptance)
  • Any extra nights you choose to have before or after the training
  • Any optional activities you choose to do in town 
  • Books for training 
  • Lunches.  You will be given a long lunch break to explore the town which is a few minutes walk away so you can make the most of the local cuisine.  Lunch can also be purchased at the retreat centre’s amazing restaurant for less than $4 USD. 

If you don’t think you can do the whole 200 hours in India it is possible to split your training between India and Scotland.  Please feel free to arrange to speak with me or you can read a bit more about course options in the 200 hours Vinyasa Teacher Training section. 

A $1000 non refundable deposit is due to reserve your space and the balance will be due August 1, 2017. 

Payments are to be made to Steph by either e-transfer (Canada), BACS (UK) or Credit Card for a 2.9% charge. Further payment details will be given upon acceptance. 

I have a limited number of Partial Scholarships available so please go to the section on Yoga Teacher Training Scholarships to find out more.


The Registration Process

To be accepted on the programme there is a short application to complete.  This is so we can make sure the training is the right fit and the right investment for you.  Simply click on Apply and complete the form or download this application form and send it to me at  You can also arrange to speak to me beforehand so we can talk through whether this is the right training for you.

Please note, due to the nature of this course, only a limited number of people will be accepted for this training.