Women practising Yoga Warrior 1 posture in Barefoot Birmingham Studio

Sept ’23 Yoga Teacher Training. Early Birds Save £250!

APPLICATIONS NOW OPEN! Barefoot’s Yoga Alliance 200hr Yoga Teacher Training course with Tania Moutinho, Jon Moult and Kam Bola starts Sept 2023.

Save £250 with EARLY BIRD pricing – until 30 June 2023.
This is a non-residential, part-time, studio based course with some online Zoom sessions in between the weekends we spend together.

Our next course runs from September 2023 to May 2024, at weekends. Accredited by Yoga Alliance, this is an internationally recognised qualification of the highest standards. The training will take place at Barefoot Birmingham Yoga in Harborne, just a few miles from Birmingham City Centre and an easy walk from University of Birmingham and the train station. Easily accessible by all public transport.


Next course dates (Saturday and Sundays in-studio with some Zoom theory sessions in-between):

2023 Sat/Sun

Sept 30/Oct 01
Oct 21/22
Nov 18/19
Dec 09/10

2024 Sat/Sun
Jan  13/14
Feb 03/04 and 24/25
Mar 16/17
Apr 20/21
May 11/12

Plus one more weekend tbc!


History & Philosophy
What is Yoga? History of Yoga. Contemporary Yoga. Yoga philosophy and its relevance in today’s modern world, including issues of cultural appropriation.

Teaching Yoga
Knowing your Why; teaching from a place of authenticity. Asana & sequencing. Adapting postures for Flow and Hatha classes. Sanskrit names & terms. Body language & cues. Alignment. Adjustments & assists. Pranayama & breathwork.

Subtle Body & Meditation
Nadis. Chakras. Koshas. Granthis. Bandhas. Yoga Nidra. Meditation, mantra & mudras.

Directional terms. Postural issues. Body systems. Biomechanics. Safety & common injuries. Modifying postures for different abilities & conditions.

Broadening Your Yoga Landscape
Beyond Flow & Hatha: Introduction to Ayurveda and Yoga for Healing. Yoga diet & healthy eating. Prenatal Yoga. Yoga Nidra. Yin Yoga.

Business of Yoga
Working as a Yoga teacher. Setting up your own classes. Mindset and visioning. Yoga & business ethics. Marketing & promotion.

SEPT 2023 PRICING £2850

£2600 EARLY BIRD – pay deposit by 30 June, save £250!

There is an initial £20 Application Fee. If you are accepted on to the course, a £500 deposit will be required within 7 days to reserve your place. These fees are non-refundable. The remaining £2330 is payable by 10 August 2022. For bookings made after 10 August, payment is required in full.

Payment Plan – Instalments
If you prefer to pay in instalments you can spread the cost at no extra cost. £500 Deposit and £20 Application Fee required as above (non-refundable). Remaining balance can be made in 3 or 4 equal instalments, depending on time of booking. All payments must be made in full by 10 August 2022.

See full payment & course terms & conditions HERE

– All training by fully qualified Barefoot teachers with input from specialist practitioners, for example physiotherapists.
– A comprehensive training resource pack to support your learning through the course and beyond.
– All ongoing and final weekend assessment sessions for the course.
– ‘Ambassador’ discounted rate for Barefoot ‘Monthly Autopay’ membership for duration of course.
– Yoga Alliance accreditation
– New friendships for life!

As a minimum you will have been practising yoga for at least 2 years and be very comfortable holding the common asanas practised in Hatha or Flow based sequences. You’ll also be clear on why you’d like to teach or take your practice deeper. You do not need to know Sanskrit or to be able to perform advanced postures.

What we ARE looking for is compassionate, open-minded, yoga-mad life-lovers! Yoga teachers OF THE FUTURE to go out into the real world and make a difference to peoples’ lives on and off the mat.

If it’s been a while since you sat down to write an essay, please don’t worry. You’ll be assessed by various methods, including journal keeping and class observation, online testing, written assignments and practical teaching sessions. The course has been designed to give you plenty of time to practise your teaching skills and build confidence.

If you’d like to learn to teach this amazing thing we call Yoga in a supportive, down-to-earth way, the Barefoot way, apply now!
Super-keen but have a few questions? Email faye@barefootbirmingham.com or talk to Jon, Faye or Tania at the studios.

£39 Half Price Yoga For Newbies

Beginners Yoga Barefoot Birmingham Studio in Harborne, Welcome Offer.

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We’re Hiring!

Interested in working as a Studio Co-ordinator, part-time Studio Assistant, Yoga Teacher or part of our Karma Crew (volunteer – free yoga in return for getting stuck into anything and everything)? We’re hiring…and expanding beyond Harborne into Kings Heath from January 2018!

If you’re 110% into helping people, like to have fun with yoga, chatty yet professional, reliable, charismatic, patient, and an all-round LIFE-LOVER, get in touch:

Email faye@barefootbirmingham.com with your LinkedIn Profile or old skool C.V. and the answers to the following:

Name / Mobile /Email
Where do you live?
Position and location applying for (state Harborne or Kings Heath or both / either)
Relevant experience / training for role
Availability (specify exact days/evenings /times possible start-date)
Any holiday/time-off already in the diary? – Please specify
Why choose yoga?
Why choose Barefoot?
How will you contribute to our culture of helping people to stay happy, healthy and a yoga-addict for life?
What’s the best customer service / help you’ve ever received?
What’s the best you’ve ever given?
Why should Barefoot choose you?

We generally have more opportunities during evenings and weekends, but some daytime positions too. Drop me a line with ALL the deets above. Faye x

Jivamukti Wor Birminghamkshop

Jivamukti Yoga Workshop with Agata Makiela – 18 Nov 2017

Join us for an ‘Introduction to the method of Jivamukti Yoga’ workshop. Jivamukti yoga is a method that is physically and intellectually stimulating. The workshop is open to all levels of experience and is perfect for those wanting to explore the fundamentals of the Jivamukti method. We will be exploring balancing postures, philosophy from the 5 tenets of Jivamukti yoga (ahimsa – non-harming, bhakti – devotion, dhyana – meditation, shastra – scripture and nada – sound), Sanskrit chanting, breath work (pranayama) and we will round it off with guided meditation and deep relaxation.

Book early, Jivamukti workshops nearly always sell out!

Sat 18 Nov 2017 3-6pm
£30 / Early Bird £25 (Book by 18 Sept 2017)

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Charlie Haslam in an arm balance at Barefoot Birmingham Yoga

Finding Balance Within Imbalance – Workshop with Charlie Haslam – 23 Sept 2023

Sunday 23 September 2023, 2-4:30pm.
With Charlie Haslam

At Barefoot Birmingham, Harborne.

On this day, the Autumn Equinox, the Earth is in balance, evenly split between day and night, north and south, warm and cold, Yin and Yang. However, in this fast-paced, ever-changing world it is hard to find that sense of balance within our day-to-day lives.

In this workshop we will explore finding balance within imbalance! We’ll move through different paced sequences, delving more into the idea of Yin and Yang and of course lots of fun balancing postures to try!

Find Out More & Book

In-Studio: Barefoot Monthly Members £30 / Non-members £35

Yoga & Hiking Chamonix Retreat. Saturday 9th-16th Sept. 2023

Yoga & Hiking Retreat with Faye Fenton
Bluerise Retreats
Chamonix Mont-Blanc
Saturday 9th to 16th September 2023

Full price £1,485 (10% discount with code YOGAFAYE)

Join Faye Fenton, Barefoot founder, at Bluerise Retreats for a week of inspiring yoga, delicious food, incredible mountain hikes (the views from Chamonix’s hiking trails will blow you away) and plenty of relaxation time in a luxury chalet with it’s spa and on-site massages.

Enjoy beautiful mountain nature walks with an experienced guide, gourmet vegetarian food and plenty of free time to explore the Chamonix valley or relax in our luxury Alpine chalet.

Energising Flow Yoga in the morning, relaxing Yin and Wind-down Yoga in the evening. The classes will be suitable for all levels, including those new to yoga.

The retreat includes:

  • A full body welcome massage
  • 7 nights accommodation in a beautiful chalet
  • Healthy and delicious meals: Brunch, snacks and dinner (apart from one free evening to enjoy a meal at one of the fabulous local restaurants)
  • Fresh juices and healthy smoothies every day
  • A full week of yoga classes (check theretreat schedulefor detailed info)
  • All yoga equipment (mats, blocks, bricks, eye pillows, straps, bolsters and blankets)
  • Guided mountain hikes
  • A whole day at a local Italian spa in the centre of Chamonix
  • Transfers to and from Geneva airport according to these time slots
  • A welcome pack
  • Housekeeping
  • Toiletries


Questions? Email faye@barefootbirmingham.com

Claire Robinson Yin workshop

Nourish & Restore – Yin Yoga Workshop – 29 Oct. 2023

Sunday 29 October 2023, 2-4:30pm.
With Claire Robinson

In-Studio and On-Zoom at Barefoot Birmingham, Harborne.

An opportunity to slow down and soften with this seasonal, extended practice of self-care led by Claire Robinson. 

Autumn is when our fiery yang energy merges into the cooler, calmer yin; when leaves change colour, daylight shortens and there is the sense that the earth’s energy is gathering inward. A time of transition and release, Autumn invites us to slow down, rest, reflect and let go. This sumptuous practice offers you the time and space to retreat, while bringing you into balance by mirroring the nature of this evocative season.

Find Out More & Book

In-Studio: Barefoot Monthly Members £30 / Non-members £35
On-Zoom: Barefoot Monthly Members £20 / Non-Members £25

This workshop is FREE for Family Carers registered with Birmingham Carers Hub. Please show your BCH registration number when you arrive for the workshop. Enter discount code CAREYIN at final stage of online booking process to attend for free. Not yet registered or don’t know your registration number? Contact the Hub here.

Flip Your View! Inversions Workshop – Sat 13 May 2023

Flip Your View! Yoga Inversions Workshop

Saturday 13 May 2023, 2-4.30pm.
With Tracy Estefane
Harborne Studio

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Want to learn how to handstand, headstand, arm-balance? Of course you do. Come flip your view and feel your confidence soar.

We’ll be working on techniques to prepare for going upside down safely:

  • Learn the key foundations for stable inversions
  • Learn and practice drills to strengthen your inversions
  • Discover tips and tricks to find better balance upside down
  • Learn how to exit safely to overcome the fear of falling
  • Play with different variations suitable for your personal practice

Not suitable for complete yoga beginners, but no experience of inversions required.

New in Birmingham, Tracy is a Yoga Teacher from Lebanon and we feel very lucky to have her here at Barefoot. Let’s get ready to fly!

Barefoot members: £30 (Full Monthly Autopay members)
Non-members: £35

Ashtanga Primary series new monthly class with Dave Glover at Barefoot Birmingham Yoga Studio

NEW! Ashtanga Primary Series – Monthly from 19 March 2023

Full Ashtanga Primary Series is back! 90 minutes of purposeful, mindful yoga to take you out of your doubting mind and into your amazing body. Join Dave Glover every third Sunday of the month from 19 March 2023, 5.30-7pm.

Hands-on assists offered. In-person at Harborne Studio, no Zoom. All welcome but not suitable for complete yoga beginners. Perfect for moms though! 19 March is Mother’s Day 🧡


Yoga for Hips & Hamstrings – Dave Glover. 26 March 2023.

Sunday 26 March 2023, 3-5pm.
With Dave Glover
Harborne Studio and Virtual on Zoom

Booking Info

Do you struggle a little with flexibility in the hamstrings and hips?

You’re not alone. The majority of yoga students (Dave included) initially struggle with flexibility or strength in the hips and hamstrings. If touching your toes or sitting comfortably in lotus seems impossible, then this is the workshop for you.

Learn drills and techniques from Dave’s own experience to safely open up the hips and lengthen the hamstrings, bringing lightness and ease to your practice.

Suitable for all levels of yoga experience, including beginners.

Yin Yoga Workshop

Yin Yoga Workshop – Radical Rest – 12 Feb. 2023

Sunday 12 Feb 2023, 2-4.30pm.

In-studio at Barefoot Birmingham, Harborne – or virtually on Zoom.

Book Here.

Finding rest can be tricky in our overly active, sometimes stressful lives. Claire Robinson invites you to put aside your responsibilities and to-do lists in order to consciously choose rest, with this Winter Yin yoga workshop.

Yin and restorative styles of yoga aim to release tension and slow the turbulence of the mind. This will be combined with gentle movement, meditation, breathwork, yoga philosophy, seasonal anecdotes and poetry, leaving you feeling calm, grounded and relaxed… ready to make rest part of your journey through all seasons of life.

The Art Of Assisting – Workshop with Jon Moult. 22 Oct 2022

Saturday 22 Oct 2022. 1.00-4.30pm
With Jon Moult & Hannah Johnson
In-Studio at Barefoot Birmingham, Harborne.

Book Here.

A half-day workshop for yoga teachers, teachers in training, and anyone interested in deepening their yoga knowledge.

Have you lost confidence in how to help your yoga students with hands-on assists? Or perhaps you undertook your training during Covid restrictions when physical touch was off the menu?  Whether you’re a new teacher or simply feeling a bit rusty, this workshop will enable you to more fully connect with those in your classes and take your teaching to a new level.

Overview of the day

Learn safe, hands-on assists and adjustments for standing and seated asana.
How assists help to develop muscle memory in students.
Learn the principles for safe, respectful assisting.
Develop deep listening skills through assisting.
Explore the pros and cons of touch.
Consider best practices for conscious consensual touch – including when NOT to offer assists.
Learn how to adjust and approach students’ space with clear intention.
Encourage postures to come from within the individual with subtle but powerful assists.
Learn how to adapt poses for increased comfort, including offering props.

This will be a practical workshop with lots of partner work and playfulness. Bring a notebook and phone / camera to capture your learnings.

Pranayama Workshop with the ONE & ONLY Philip Xerri – Saturday 03 December 2022

Sat Dec 3rd  2022, 1.30pm -4.30pm.

With Philip Xerri.

In-Studio at Barefoot Birmingham, Harborne 

We are super excited to be hosting this afternoon workshop with renowned Pranayama trainer, Philip Xerri. 

Do a quick search on the best UK Pranayama teachers, and Philip’s name will keep coming up. He’s been living and breathing Pranayama 😀 since the 1970’s. 

Pranayama is the process whereby immense energy is accessed directly by the application of structured breathing practices. Philip has trained thousands of yoga students (and yoga teachers) in how Pranayama utilises this connection with the primary cosmic force to profoundly influence an individual on all levels – physical, mental, spiritual and emotional.

Book Here.

In-Studio: Barefoot Monthly Members £35 / Non-members £40