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For information on my weekly classes in London, 2017/18 Yoga Teacher Training course, and upcoming retreats, please scroll down to find out more…

Vinyasa Flow is a contemporary approach to the ancient discipline of yoga. It involves intelligent, thoughtful sequencing and mindful breathing that in time can become not only a way to better understand our bodies but a way to better understand our lives. Soon the lessons we learn on the mat begin to follow us off the mat and not only do we become stronger, more in tune and connected to our bodies, we become happier, more in tune and connected to ourselves and the world around us.

Positive Psychology is a science based branch of psychology where the primary focus is on what’s already strong versus what’s going on. Different from the disease model typical of modern psychology, Positive Psychology is more concerned about building on what is already innately strong or going well for an individual in where the aim is to shift from functioning to flourishing.

My weekly classes cater to the more seasoned practitioner however all levels are more than welcomed if you enjoy a challenge.  Drawing on my studies of Coaching and Coaching Psychology, my classes are infused with Positive Psychology concepts and practices specifically, how to identify and use various core character strengths. This alongside working on cultivating a  Growth Mindset and the power of ‘Not yet’, will help inspire you to explore your practice in a more self-aware, sustainable and relevant manner.

Current London 2017 Schedule:

Mercedes Sieff photographed by Karen Yeomans, specialist in Sports, Fitness, Health, Well-being and Yoga Photography. Based in London.

Sunday 10:15 am Triyoga Chelsea Level 2

Monday 8pm Triyoga Chelsea Level 2

Tuesday 11:30am Triyoga Camden Level 2/3 (for experienced practitioners + teachers)

Classes are all drop-in however they do get busy so online booking ahead of time suggested.

Devon Schedule:
For those of you interested in joining a 5 day healthy lifestyle and fitness escape at my award winning retreat Yeotown, I am there most weeks and teach the vinyasa flow yoga on Wednesday, Thursday and Fridays alongside the meditation session on some of the afternoons. See the Yeotown page for full details.

For upcoming workshops and special classes please see Events page.

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After taking the past 3 years off from my YTT to focus on my own studies of Coaching and Coaching Psychology at the University of Cambridge, I am excited to be planning a new Yoga Teacher Training for 2017/18 in London, England.

Absolutely. Positively. Vinyasa Flow Yoga Teacher Training is a 200hr Yoga Alliance (US) registered course. This unique programme is the first YTT of its kind to combine both Vinyasa Flow Yoga and Positive Psychology, and utilises a strengths based approach to both teaching and practising Vinyasa Flow Yoga. This includes learning how to enhance and use key character strengths such as resilience, courage, curiosity and perspective to inspire both the student’s practice and the teacher’s teachings. Working hard to identify the teacher’s own inherent strengths and unique teaching voice , there will be a strong focus on intelligent and creative sequencing that takes into account the students and their needs and not a teacher’s pre-planned class or agenda.

02-YA-SCHOOL-RYS-200This 7 month 200hr training will cover aspects such as key postures, alignment, sequencing, simple mantras, anatomy, props and a plethora of effective enhancements and adjustments. There will be discussions and discourse around the roots of yoga, taking into account the hotly debated more recent discoveries and theories around yoga and its history put forth by respected scholars and historians alike. You will learn about the many life enhancing facets of the science of Positive Psychology including easy to apply yet effective tools and exercises. This course will also provide space for coaching one another using various positive psychology approaches and how to use them with your students. It will explore the seminal work of Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi including his findings around “Flow” (a highly focused mental state) and its connection to authentic happiness and a life of flourishing.

The next Yoga Teacher Training course begins in November 2017 and runs through to May 2018.

2017/18 COURSE DATES

2017

November 18th-19th
December 2nd – 3rd 

2018

January 13th – 14th
January 27th – 28th
February 24th – 25th
March 17th– 18th
April 21st – 22nd
May 12th – 13th
May 19th – 20th*
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Closing graduation party at Yeotown Kitchen in Marylebone Sunday, May 20th
Please note attendance of all weekend sessions are mandatory in order to graduate from the programme.

Location: All sessions take place in London at The Academy Mews Dance Studio in Camden.

Costs:
£3400 Early Bird Price (Paid in full by July 15th, 2017)
£3600 After July 15th, 2017
£3800: Payment plan of 4 instalments. A £650 deposit upon registration and remaining 3 instalments of £1050 every two months paid by end of course in May 2018.

Should you need to arrange an alternative payment plan other than the one above as outlined, please feel free to get in touch to discuss. We are happy to try to work with you on making the course fee manageable.

For full programme details, please download and review the 2017/18 Course Prospectus below.

 

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After reading the Course Prospectus should you wish to apply for a space on the programme please complete an application form by clicking on the link below. Once we have received your completed form, you will be contacted for a brief Skype interview. Please note acceptance onto the course is not guaranteed and you will be notified if you have been accepted within 48 hrs of your programme interview. Spaces are limited.

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Positively Yours,

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RETREATS

Bali yoga and surf retreat 2015

In addition to facilitating my weekly award winning healthy lifestyle retreats at Yeotown, a couple of times a year I like to zip up my board, get on a plane and offer a mix of yoga & surf in beautiful, exotic locals around the globe.

Please see Events page for any upcoming retreats and other 2017 events including workshops and wellbeing sessions.