Teacher Training

Our 200 hour Teacher Training course is Yoga Alliance Global approved, so with our qualification you will be recognised as a registered yoga teacher anywhere in the world.

If you are interested in 2020 Teacher Training, it’s a good idea to attend our FREE Introduction to Teacher Training workshop where you can ask any questions (most people have the same concerns…you are good enough! :D) and meet your potential fellow course mates! There is no pressure to commit after this workshop, equally you do not have to attend the workshop before application. Sign up to Introduction to Teacher Training workshop here!


Intensive Week 1: Monday 11th May – Sunday 17th May


Saturday 23rd May & Sunday 24th May

Saturday 30th May & Sunday 31st May 

Saturday 6th June & Sunday 7th June

Saturday 13th June & Sunday 14th June

Intensive Week 2: Saturday 20th – Saturday 27th June

LOCATION: The Stable Yard, Spetchley Park, Spetchley, WR5 1RS

We have ensured that the content we deliver surpasses every criteria required not only to create powerful yoga teachers, but more importantly empowered individuals. As a Yoga Alliance Global registered yoga school, there are a set amount of hours which have to meet Yoga Alliance Global standards to ensure the core training topics are covered effectively, each individual yoga studio can then allocate additional hours to areas of training which are most aligned with their studio values.

At Soul Sanctuary, our USP is bringing psychology into yoga, it’s what makes our classes stand out and is what builds connection and community at our studio. In order to achieve this consistency, all of our Vinyasa teachers go through the Soul Sanctuary Teacher Training program, which has a heavy focus on Psychology, Coaching and Self-Enquiry.

Our program is perfect for those who have a passion for yoga, psychology, self-development and personal growth. Although we are a registered yoga school, we use yoga to learn about ourselves, and to teach others how to do the same. So really, this course is about self-discovery, as the practice of yoga helps us understand ourselves better, we begin to see the thought patterns that serve us and those that hold us back! Through this realisation, you are able to step out of your own way to achieve whatever it is that you want from this world, whether that’s teaching yoga or not. If you decided to teach, you will be an extraordinarily powerful teacher, but this course will also re-energise you and give you the support and focus you need to excel in all other areas of your life. Our course leader Laura Butcher, is a training psychotherapist, and has qualified psychotherapists at hand in the studio to support and safeguard this style of yoga training.

We believe that the power of our classes does not come from the physical ability of the teacher, but how they are able to share and connect with their students. It’s not about how good we look in a yoga pose, it’s all about good we can FEEL! So, you do not need to be able to do ‘advanced’ yoga poses to be a powerful yoga teacher, you just have to have a good understanding of yourself, be PASSIONATE about sharing the benefits of yoga with others and committed to continual personal growth. If you become a Soul Sanctuary Yoga Teacher after your course, regular Soul Sanctuary team reflective sessions are a part of your teaching requirements, to ensure you are always feeling supported as an individual and empowered as a teacher.

Soul Sanctuary 200 Hour Teacher Training course covers the essential requirements that every Yoga Alliance Global registered course must meet, but we also focus on psychology and self-enquiry. As a yoga teacher, your classes will only be as powerful as you are happy, so through our training program you will learn how to step out of your own way to create the life you desire, and so you will inspire others to do the same! In that way, some students who come to our teacher training program come purely to deepen their knowledge of yoga and self, with no intention of becoming a yoga teacher, others are unsure about teaching and then become powerful teachers! There is no ‘perfect path’ but through our training you will find out the perfect path for YOU!

To immerse yourself fully into the training, we run intensive training programs, so you will cover 200 hours in 2 weeks, with 4 weekends in between the two intensive weeks, every day is 8am – 6pm. When considering your availability, please do bare in mind that you will be expected to ‘practice teach’ a couple of times / week outside of contact hours, and maintain your own personal yoga practice.