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Mudra Meditation


This is hands-on - NOT an online course

Yoga is a practice of developing a deeper sense of conscious awareness. For many of us, that awareness, and then connection begins through the physical, on the mat.

Maybe you have enjoyed the benefits of Yoga for some time and would like to take your journey to the next level.


You may wish how to learn to take this incredible practice off the mat, into your life. Learning not only the physical, but also the philosophical aspects of Yoga, will deepen your practise and understanding of why this ancient system has stood the test of time, and has helped so many people improve their physical and emotional health.


This 200-hour teacher training course will give you all the tools you need to be able to teach Yoga with safety and confidence to a variety of clientèle of mixed levels, from beginners through to more advanced dynamic classes.

Our 200-hour Yoga Teacher Training courses are kept small to ensure you receive individual attention and are able to have all your questions answered. Performance Yoga’s 200-hour Yoga Teacher Training course runs over 3 long weekends as an intensive, face to face course.

Together with this, students will be set written assignments, which all goes towards their assessment.

THIS IS NOT AN ONLINE COURSE, but numbers are kept to a minimum to ensure not only individual attention, but give you the physical space for your safety.  Additional home study and practise non-contact hours are also part of the course. 

On completion of the course you will receive a Yoga Alliance Professionals Diploma and we can recommend a suitable insurance company to cover you for teaching a wide range of Yoga classes.

KEY DATES Autumn 2024


Thursday 19th - Sunday 22th September

Thursday 3rd - Sunday 6th October

Thursday 17th - Sunday 20th October



Book our intensive course now for only £2,495.

Non refundable Registration Fee £500

EARLY BIRD offer - pay in full before 30th June 2024.



Terms & Conditions

Larch Tree Branches

19 - 22 September

Thursday 19th September

with Paula Ahlberg


The role of a Yoga teacher.

What is Yoga?

Course overview.

Mixed level Vinyasa class.

Introduction to Tadasana.

Practical teaching.


Friday 20th September

with Paula Ahlberg & Harriet Thomson


Led class.

Brief overview of History and philosophy.

Comparison of Eastern and Western ideas around Yoga.

Tadasana and Standing postures.

Practice teaching of Standing postures.



Saturday 21th September

with Pema Clarke & Paula Ahlberg


Yoga and meditation practice.

History and Philosophy.

Structure of the mind.

Patanjali and the eight limbs of yoga.

Yamas and niyamas.

The ancient texts of Yoga and their meaning.



Sunday 22nd September

with Pema Clarke & Paula Ahlberg


Led class with meditation.

What is meditation?

Meditation techniques and teaching meditation.

Practice teaching.

Monstera Leaf
Chrysophyllum Cainito Leaf

3 - 6 October 


Thursday 3rd October

with Jacqueline Hale


Led Practise

Anatomy and Physiology.

Overview of the musculoskeletal system.

Anatomical terminology of movement.

Bones and their composition.

Joints and ranges of movement.

The upper body - shoulder girdle, neck, spine, back, and chest.

Lower body - pelvis, hips, knees, legs, and feet.


Friday 4th October

with Paula Ahlberg 


Peak pose sequence and inversions.

Functional Anatomy to the peak pose.

Practise teaching in groups.

Teaching mixed levels.

Modifying, use of props, and using hands-on assists.


Saturday 5th October

with Pema Clark & Paula Ahlberg


Led class.

Mindfulness with Asana

Meditation and teaching Practise.

The Reflective Teacher


Sunday 6th October

with Paula Ahlberg & Sahib Sohanpal


Led class.

Pranayama and the science of breathing.

Breathing techniques - how, when, and why to integrate them into teaching.


Arabis Hirsuta
Hoya Stem

17 - 20 

Thursday 17th October

with Lucy Hibben


Led class.

Class methodology.

Lesson planning.

Sequencing to peak poses and using a theme.

Practice teaching.


Friday 18th October

with Paula Ahlberg


Led class with Pranayama and meditation.

Integrating Philosophy into teaching.

Breakdown of sequence.

Practical teaching.


Saturday 19th October

with Lucy Hibben


Themed Led class with Pranayama and meditation.

Overview of the sequence.

Making Yoga into a career and how to run your business.

Having a presence as a teacher.

Practical teaching.


Sunday 20th October

with Paula Ahlberg & Pema Clark

Led class.

Overview and Q&A.

Practical teaching.

Bamboo Leaves
Autum 2022
Herbs of Grace



"The heart of Yoga" by TKV Desikachar

"The Perennial Psychology of the Bhagavad Gita" by Swami Rama,


"The Bhagavad Gita (A walkthrough for Westerners)" by Jack Hawley

(This is a slightly easier read than other versions of "The Bhagavad Gita")

"The Yoga Bible" by Christina Brown

"The Key Muscles of Yoga" by Ray Long 

"Yoga Anatomy" by Leslie Kaminoff

These are mainly reference books that you will find hugely beneficial for creating and developing both your ongoing study, as well as creating class sequences.

Fern Leaf



Our teacher training course has met the stringent requirements set by Yoga Alliance Professionals. Our graduates are trained to the highest standard and are eligible to register with Yoga Alliance Professionals.



Contact Paula about booking this course and for any other enquiries.

147 All Saints Road, Newmarket CB8 8HH


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