2021 Yoga Teacher Training

Our Jan 2021 200hr Yoga Teacher Training course with Jon Moult and Tania Moutinho is NOW FULL. Register your interest for the next course HERE.
This is a non-residential, studio based course with online ‘virtual’ sessions in between the weekends we spend together. In the event of a COVID lockdown we are fully prepared to re-order the learning modules and switch from studio to online for part of the course. We learnt a lot in 2020 and produced 18 amazing new yoga teachers, thanks to Zoom and a lot of dedication from our trainees and trainers

The forthcoming course runs from January to July 2021, with a 5-day intensive at the start, followed by 8 weekend sessions (final weekend is Fri-Sun) and is accredited by Yoga Alliance, giving you an internationally recognised qualification of the highest standards. The Training will take place at Barefoot Birmingham Yoga studios, with some sessions delivered online.

Our dedicated yoga studios are based in Harborne and Kings Heath, just a few miles from Birmingham City Centre and easily accessible by public transport.

Find Out More & APPLY HERE >>

2021 DATES

5-day Intensive – Wed 20 to Sun 24 Jan 2021


Weekends – Sat & Sun

06 & 07 and 27 & 28 Feb
27 & 28 Mar
24 & 25 Apr
22 & 23 May
19 & 20 Jun 
03 & 04 Jul


3-day Intensive & Assessment
Fri 16, Sat 17 & Sun 18 Jul


Two x 2 hour online ‘virtual’ sessions per month, Feb-Jul 2021.


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

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


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 30 November 2020. For bookings made after 30 November payment is required in full. Once payment is made in full your place will be confirmed.

See full payment & course terms & conditions HERE

– All training by fully qualified Barefoot teachers with input from specialist practitioners, for example physiotherapists.
– 180 contact teaching hours with Barefoot teachers and associates (a minimum of 35 non-contact hours in the form of assignments, pre-course study and ongoing self-study will be required).
– 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 (£49 instead of usual £79).
-Yoga Alliance accreditation

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, on-line 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.