What to expect: What you will study

Education needs inspiration, not just information. Only inspired human beings can transform their own lives and the lives around them: Sadhguru

Our 200hr Alliance registered Yoga Teacher Training in France is offered in 2 options.

Option 1: Is an unique One to One Mentoring experience, that will take you far deeper than the average 200 hours yoga teacher training.  It consists of 15 in depth modules, a separate Anatomy and Physiology Certificate, required reading of 7 different yoga texts, and relevant assignments, and pre and post Yoga Retreat mentoring, to give you the support to truly live your yoga, and develop a sustainable practice, both as a yogi or yogini and a authentic yoga teacher.

Who is this Yoga Teacher Training for?

This Yoga Teacher Training in France is the prefect option if you need flexibility of study dates, because I offer this option throughout the year. It is also excellent for students that thrive on a one to one basis and enjoy the deeper personal contact. It enables me to work much closer with the student and their individual strengths and weaknesses. It is also for students who want to really live their yoga practice, and dive deep into the teachings.

All of the modules must be satisfactorily completed before the certification is given, but there is more freedom to work at a slower pace if required.

Where is this Mentoring Yoga Teacher Training Held?

The one to one contact is both face to face and online. The face to face retreat program is held in South West France near Ruffec in the Charente, France. Here you will have your own private en suite double room, or private gite, where you have a quiet space to study, prepare and practice.

The online yoga modules can be started at any time, to suit your life commitments. The face to face intensive yoga retreat in France is available throughout the year, subject to availability. It can be divided into two 6 day retreats or one 14 day retreat with recuperation breaks scheduled.

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We also offer airport collection from either Poitier or Limoges Airport as part of this package, to make the experience as stress free and relaxing as possible.

Option 2: This option is our small group 200hrs Yoga Teacher Training and is also held in France. This is held at a set venue and run once or twice a year. The dates for 2021 will be released soon.

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The module requirements are the same, as option one, but is more suitable for students that enjoy the 'retreat' lifestyle, and have less individual requirements. This YTT is intensive but also fun, with the opportunity to spend time with like minded yogis, supporting each other to fulfill their chosen yogic life journey.

Module Breakdown

Module 1: Anatomy and Physiology:

A full and comprehensive course covering everything from connective tissue and muscular system to the anatomy of energetics with the breath and bandha, and how to bring this knowledge into your teaching. This in depth module will set you apart from many Yoga Teachers as we bring this knowledge out of the Anatomy book into your teaching. We also cover the vitally important concept of the students individual skeletal differences, understanding when they are feeling tension and when they are feeling compression, and how we can adapt the posture to suit their individual bodies.


Module 2: The History of Yoga and The Role of the Yoga Teacher in the West:

Here we cover the theories behind the roots of Yoga and  Patanjali, how Yoga come to the West and what brings people to Yoga. We also look at  the concept of working spiritually as part of a cooperative group and our ego driving modern society. We also discuss the impact of the Yoga Sutras on Yoga and its development and the connection with Yoga and religion. We will also look at the individual demands of teaching yoga in the West, such as the physical stresses on the body from a predominantly sedentary society due to hours spent seated.

Module 3: Different Styles of Yoga:

This course is based on Vinyasa Flow Yoga, but you will also learn how to offer both Yin Yoga and Restorative Yoga.  Whole Body Awareness Yoga Teacher Training offers you the opportunity to work on the whole body, the connective tissue as well as the muscles. Yang style yoga works on strength whilst the Yin style yoga works on the connective tissue and fascia.....to bring health and harmony back to the body we have to know how to connect with the whole body.....not just the muscles.

We also look deeper at the differences between the different styles available to us now and ask such questions as....

How would you explain to your students why there are so many different styles of yoga available?

Many students are confused by the different styles. Is it important that they understand the differences?

Module 4: The Eightfold path:

In this section we start looking deeper at what the true meaning of Yoga is and the 'Journey' of Yoga. We look at our individual relationship with the practice of Yoga and how that has developed and how it can develop. We discover that the art of yoga is to re-connect the mind body and spirit, and learn how to teach this to our students, and how we show this in our practice. We dive into the concept of Enlightenment and the journey towards this.

Module 5: The Yamas:

Assignment 1: Ahimsa

Assignment 2: Satya

Assignment 3: Asteya

Assignment 4: Brahmacharya

Assignment 5: Aparigraha

Module 6: The Niyamas:

Assignment 1: Saucha

Assignment 2: Santosha

Assignment 3: Tapas

Assignment 4 : Svadhyaya

Assignment 5: Ishvara Pranidhana

Module 7 Asanas : Vinyasa Sequencing and Yin and Restorative Practices:

Throughout this intensive course we look in great detail at the art of sequencing and how we target postures, themes or energy through the sequence. We learn how to create vibrant sequences that seamlessly flow from posture to posture.  Students start teaching from day one,  building their confidence and skills in a safe supportive environment. Throughout this process you are given a lot of support, feedback and encouragement to give you the tools to become a great teacher.We also look at Yin Yoga postures and the role of Restorative Yoga in a class environment.

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Module 8: Alignment and Adjustments:Working with Chronic Pain

Safe alignment is vital for the well being of our students, so we look in detail at each individual asana and how we can adjust the asana for different levels of student. Looking at contra indications to create safe teaching practices. The reality of teaching yoga is that the majority of your students will have some degree of past or present  injury history. Therefore part of your training is designated to helping you understand how injuries leading to chronic pain develops and how you can help your students both physically and mentally to deal with their chronic pain whilst still enjoying the benefits of Yoga.  It is estimated that up to 80 percent of the population will at some stage in their lives suffer from some form of chronic pain. These students need your help to bring back strength and flexibility. As the author of Breaking the Attachment to Pain, I will help you feel confident to deal with all students levels. We also look in detail at the importance of props in our practice. And how and when to safely use hands on adjustments.

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Module 9: Pranayama

Here we cover different types of Pranayama that are suitable to include in a class setting. The science behind the practice and the benefits of developing breath awareness and control. We also give you the tools and confidence to teach it to your students.

Module 10: Meditation:

Here we learn how to teach people to concentrate and then bring that concentration into the various types of meditation. You will learn how to teach meditation as part of a class or as separate workshops. We practice meditation daily to also develop our own practice and fully understand the science and benefits behind the role of regular meditation.

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Module 11: Pregnancy and Contra Indications:

Yoga is for everyone, and illness, chronic pain and pregnancy should not exclude people from gaining the enormous benefits from the practice. Many 200hrs Yoga Teacher Training courses do not cover this area and therefore leave new Yoga Teacher Teachers unprepared for the vastness of students demands and levels. As an experienced and qualified Yoga Elder and  Author of Breaking the Attachment to Pain I am passionate about this subject, and have spent many years helping people feel confident in the healing practices of Yoga. This module will give you the skills to create a safe yoga teaching environment for all levels of students.


Module 12: Professional Development and Marketing:

The structure of this final module will depend on the goals of the student and therefore tailored to them.


This is intensive yoga teacher training course in France, which is not suitable for beginners. You are required to have at least 2 years yoga experience, and a regular home practice. There is also online modules to complete and required readings and their relevant assignments.

Please also note that this course is both theory and practical based, with assignment and discussion work. This course is not suitable for students who are solely interested in developing their asana practice. There is a much deeper level of study that is required.


The aim of my retreats or Yoga Teacher Training, is not just for you to complete your 200 hours Yoga Teacher Training, or attend a asana based retreat,  but to feel inspired, nourished and passionate about Yoga, health and teaching. For each retreat or group yoga teacher training I chose venues, that offer you the ideal environment to achieve just that.

Yoga and Hiking in Spain with La Pause Yoga


Option 1: You can start this training at anytime. Start studying the required reading, build your physical practice and receive your logon details to start the online modules, where you will receive one to one support. The Mentoring Face to Face Yoga Teacher Training Retreat in France, is held throughout the year, subject to availability. If you have specific dates, then please contact me to discuss the potential availability and arrival dates that suit potential flight times.

Option 2: You can also start this training at anytime by beginning studying the required reading, build your physical practice and receive your logon details to start the online modules. However, you will have time in the group training to complete the online modules. The practical intensive happens once or twice a year in either France, Spain or Portugal. Dates for 2021 will be announced soon.


Option 1: All inclusive is 3874 euros

Not included are your travel expenses, insurances and books from the required reading list.

Option 2: All inclusive is 2485 euros

Not included are your travel expenses (including airport collection) insurances and books from the required reading list.

Payment Plans are available to help budget your training. Please contact me directly to discuss a suitable option for you.


The nearest airports are Poitier and Limoges International Airport. Private collection is available for an additional fee, however collection from Ruffec train station is free.

Required Reading List:

This will be sent to you on booking.