Jan 2020 Yoga Teacher Training


Yoga Alliance registered 200hr course starts 20 Jan 2020. 

Current course now full – sign-up HERE to be notified when the next dates are released. Questions? Email faye@barefootbirmingham.com

I have a much deeper insight into yoga philosophy plus it’s been really fun getting to know like-minded people and sharing knowledge. I’d highly recommend this course” Geera Patel, 2019 YTT trainee.

Thinking about teaching yoga or taking your own practice to a whole new level? Applications for the Barefoot 200hr Flow & Hatha Yoga Teacher Training course with Tania Moutinho, Jon Moult and the Barefoot team are now open!


Prepare for a huge adventure and a transformative experience like no other. You’ll laugh, cry and emerge a totally different version of you. Ready to safely pass on your yoga knowledge and insight with compassion and confidence.

This part-time 8-month course is registered by Yoga Alliance, giving you an internationally recognised qualification of the highest standards.

Applications are on a first come, first served basis, with places guaranteed once fees are paid in full.


5-day Intensive
Mon 20 to Fri 24 Jan


Sat & Sun
15 & 16 Feb
7 & 8 Mar
4 & 5 Apr
2 & 3 May
6 & 7 Jun
4 & 5 Jul
25 & 26 Jul
5 & 6 Sept


3-day Intensive & Assessment
Fri 25, Sat 26 & Sun 27 Sept

Barefoot Yoga Harborne and Barefoot Yoga Kings Heath – Birmingham.


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 & breath work.

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. Yin Yoga. Restorative 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 then be required within 7 days to reserve your place. These fees are non-refundable. The remaining £2330 is payable before 30 December 2019. For bookings made after 30 December, payment is required in full.

Once payment is made in full your place will be confirmed.

Payment Plan – Instalments

Available when paying full course price of £2850. Deposit and Application Fee required as above. Payment to be be made in 3 or 4 equal instalments, depending on time of booking. All payments must be made in full by 30 December 2019.

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.

– Use of yoga mats and equipment during training and free Yogi teas

– Half price Barefoot Monthly Membership

– Internationally recognised Yoga Alliance registration, allowing you to teach almost anywhere in the world


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, some 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? Talk to Faye, Jon or Tania after class or email faye@barefootbirmingham.com to arrange an informal chat.

Upcoming Online Classes

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