200-HOur Yoga Teacher training
Our experience at Indaba Yoga Studio allowed us to develop an understanding of some of the qualities that make a great teacher. With a strong desire to share this knowledge and enhance the teaching of yoga, we established “Indaba School of Yoga”, where the art of teaching can be learned from the finest yoga teachers today.
Led by a strong and experienced teaching faculty, our aim is for this training to be the highest standard of its kind. The course has been designed to provide teachers with both the technical and communication skills required to give their students a truly outstanding experience each and every time they attend class.
Expect a strong, safe and creative training where you will gain a wide and solid foundation of traditional yoga. The training will honour the traditional lineage of yoga and classical philosophy, whilst taking advantage of the many modern scientifically based advancements of asana techniques and teaching methods. The training is modules based and will equip teachers with the tools necessary for life as a certified yoga teacher.
Strong daily asana practice
Strong focus on excellent teaching methodology
Intelligent class sequencing
Effective class communication skills
Hands on practical teaching experience with individual guidance
Yoga Anatomy & Physiology
Learning confident yet sensitive adjustments that are sympathetic to your student’s need
Emphasis on modifications for different levels of students
Yoga Philosophy and History of Yoga - study of the three sacred texts; Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras, Hatha Yoga Pradīpikā and Bhagavad Gita
Exploration of Meditation, Mantra, Pranayama, Kriyas and Yoga Nidra
Focus on health and safety and ethical practices
How to run your yoga business - marketing and practical business tools
Monday 13th January - Tuesday 21st January
Thursday 6th - Sunday 9th February
Monday 9th - Friday 13th March
Thursday 19th - Sunday 22nd March
Example Daily Schedule
8:30am-10:30am - Pranayama, Mantra, Mediation, Asana Practice
10:30am-10:45am - Break
10:45am-12:45pm - Asana breakdown
12:45pm-1:45pm - Lunch
1:45pm- 3:45pm - Lecture based study (Anatomy/Philosophy/History/Physiology)
3:45pm- 4:45pm - Teaching practice
4:45pm-5:00pm - Break
5:00pm-6:00pm - Teaching methodology
Techniques, training and practice by Ambra Vallo
Yoga philosophy & the history of yoga by Naren Herrero
Anatomy, physiology & functional movement by Jambo Truong
Teaching methodology by Ambra Vallo
Practicum, teaching, observing & assisting by Ambra Vallo
Voice coaching by Deborah Hudson
Business of Yoga by Laura Blaya
ELigibility and Prerequisite
Applicants should have a minimum of 2 years consistent yoga practice.
The Indaba teacher training diploma is fully recognised and accredited by Yoga Alliance USA at 200 hours level.
post training mentoring
£3,500 (includes a £500 non-refundable deposit)
Up to 6 consecutive monthly instalments
First instalment includes £500 non-refundable deposit. The last direct debit payment must be made before training starts.
Included in the teacher training are 3 x 2 hr Mentoring Workshops with Ambra Vallo at Indaba studio Marylebone to support you post training. Please note these are not compulsory and will not be re-scheduled if you cannot attend.
April - May - June (Dates to be confirmed)
All sessions are 3:30-5:30pm
Yoga teacher training manual
Goodie bag (Neti pot, mala, ear plugs, candle, stationery)
Complimentary unlimited classes at Indaba during the training
Ambra Vallo -Lead Teacher
She is a former principal ballerina with the Birmingham Royal Ballet. She turned to yoga on a path to recovery from injuries and slowly over the years she fell in love with the more subtle, spiritual parts of the practice. Retiring from dance allowed her the time to focus on her passion and to undertake further training in Ashtanga Vinyasa (500hrs), Dharma Yoga (800hrs), Rocket Yoga (500hrs), Forrest Yoga (200hrs and Advance TT), Tripsichore (200hrs), and Gokul Vinyasa Yoga (300hrs).
Ambra’s teaching is fun and spontaneous following the lineage of Larry Shultz, Ana Forrest, and Sri Dharma Mittra. Since she retired from professional ballet she has been teaching regularly in teacher training courses, and has worked with athletes such as Aston Villa Football Club where she uses yoga to drive better performance. Her aim is to guide others so they may also experience the many amazing benefits of yoga to the body, mind and soul.
Xochitl Diva Correa - Assistant Teacher
Xochitl Diva Correa has dedicated her life in the area of fitness, yoga, healing arts and wellness. She began to compete at a very young age as a body fitness in parallel working as a certified personal trainer, unfortunately, she got injured and had to step off the competitive world and heal herself. That's when she began to study to be an MK Pilates instructor (level I, II and III), practice Hanusara, Iyengar and afterwards Ashtanga Vinyasa yoga, achieved the mastery of Usui Tibetan Reiki, esferokinesis, Krishnataki’s Dynamic Thai Massage, Yoga Anatomy and Power Vinyasa Yoga (200hrs YTT).
After recovering she began to heal through the devotional and holistic system of Dharma Mittra’s Hatha Raja yoga practice and the Active Meditation programs with Yoshio Hama and Mariangel Romero year after year until this present moment.
Naren Herrero - Philosophy & History of Yoga
Naren Herrero was born in Argentina, where his parents were already practicing yoga and following Indian spiritual teachings. After finishing his degree in Journalism, he lived in Italy, London and India, before finally settling in Barcelona where he became a journalist and writer specialising in Yoga, Indian Philosophy and Spirituality.
He teaches Philosophy, Mythology and History of Yoga combining his respect of the ancient Yogic tradition whilst delivering the teachings to inspire and engage a modern Western audience. He is a certified 200hr Dharma Yoga Teacher and he teaches regular hatha-raja yoga classes in Barcelona.
Naren is the creator of the Spanish website Hijodevecino which has been online for ten years and has become a reference source for many yogis.
Jambo Dragon - Anatomy & Physiology
Jambo is a Forrest Yoga Guardian and has been a yoga practitioner for almost 20 years. His degree was in Complementary Medicine with a special interest in diagnostic techniques.
His learning experience is a combination of muscle testing, acupuncture and myofascial structural bodywork.
Jambo brings into his teachings his background which includes assisting those with Chronic Pain and Trauma. In recent years, he has also developed an interest in exercise prescription for musculoskeletal rehabilitation.
Jambo’s teaching style introduces the anatomical and physiological aspects of yoga and how this is fundamental to teaching yoga safely.
Laura Blaya - The Business of Yoga
Laura is the manager at both the Indaba Yoga Studio and Indaba School of Yoga. She holds a BSc in Business Administration and Management and is the only Mindbodyonline certified business consultant in the UK.
Having managed one of Europe’s most respected studios, organised workshops with internationally renowned teachers, in addition to developing Indaba School of Yoga Laura has developed a wealth of knowledge on what it takes to run and develop a successful yoga business.
Deborah Hudson (BA Hons LTCL) - Voice Coaching
Deborah is an accomplished singer, singing teacher, Awareness coach and writer. Based in London, Deborah teaches singing to all ages over 16, working alongside students until they are confident. She has a special interest in singing-problem fixing and teaches people from all kinds of backgrounds and those who use their voices professionally. A trained Mindfulness Coach, she uses mindfulness techniques in her teaching to help those suffering performance anxiety, as well as exercises drawn from Qi Gong. Deborah studied singing acting and drama (Guildhall School and The Peoples’ National Theatre, France), Movement and Dance, Piano and Oboe. She also has a 2:1 Hons Degree in French Literature from London University with special emphasis on poetry. She has run festivals, small opera companies and artists’ management.
What type of yoga teacher will I be when I graduate?
You will be a Hatha-Raja Yoga Teacher certified by Yoga Alliance
What style of yoga will be taught?
The training will honour the traditional Hatha-Raja lineage of yoga and classical philosophy, whilst taking advantage of the many modern scientifically based advancements of asana techniques and teaching methods. Hatha-Raja is the traditional style of yoga that focuses on all eight limbs of Yoga (Patanjali’s Ashtanga system). Hatha, the outward quest (mastery of the body) and Raja, the inward quest (mastery of the mind) with the ultimate goal of Self-Realisation, the merging of the ego-self (which identifies with body & mind) with the Universal Self.
Is the course certified?
Our 200hr teacher training course is fully approved by the US Yoga Alliance Professionals and qualifies you to teach yoga on completion of the course. You will be recognised as an Indaba 200hr Yoga Alliance Certified Hatha-Raja yoga teacher and are eligible to register with the Yoga Alliance and become a Registered yoga teacher.
Why Yoga Alliance US?
Yoga Alliance US has a long and exciting history as a standards-setting organisation, they hold the highest standards of yoga teaching and the hardest to gain approval for a 200hr YTT course. Being a Yoga Alliance US Certified teacher means you are recognised to teach both in the UK and globally.
What is the course structure?
The format has been designed to be manageable with other commitments whilst immersing you in the course and giving space between trainings to digest and absorb the content. The course comprises of 23 days in total, with an initial 12-day programme starting on the 12th January and finishing on the 22nd March.
What are the course requirements?
We recommend you have had a regular yoga practice for at least two years, ideally with a self-practice and some understanding of yoga beyond the practical asana practice.
What happens if I miss a module?
Any modules you miss will need to be re-arranged and completed with the relevant teachers. Any costs incurred will need to be personally covered but can be shared with other students. It depends on which modules you miss but we estimate that if you miss a day of the course, this can be covered in two hours of online teaching with the teacher at the cost of £100 per hour for the teachers time.
Will there be a course graduation?
There will be a graduation ceremony at the end of the training where you will receive your Indaba School of Yoga 200hr YTT certificate. The teaching faculty will give approval for each student to graduate based on attendance, course participation and successful completion of assignments.
Will there be exams?
On going assessment throughout the programme will be set by the course teachers and include a final written exam.
Do I get a discount at Indaba during the training?
During the course period, you will receive unlimited complimentary access to all of Indaba’s studio classes.
Are payment plans available?
Full Payment - £3,500 (includes a £500 non-refundable deposit) or £3,800 - Up to 6 consecutive monthly instalments
First instalment includes £500 non-refundable deposit.
Where will the course take place?
The course will take place at King’s College London-Strand.
King’s Sport Strand Gym,
North West Wing, Bush House 57
Aldywch WC2B 4PA
Lockers and showers will be available.
Students will be able to use the canteen during the breaks.
How many people will be on the course?
The course is limited to 26 students and will be filled on a first come first serve basis. We suggest you apply as soon as possible to guarantee your place.
Will there be a reading list?
Yes we will provide you will a pre-reading list that will need to be purchased and also a suggested reading list.
Will there be mentoring?
It is really important to us to support you both the training, there will be chance to assist on future courses, teach community classes at Indaba and you also receive three x 2 hour complimentary mentoring workshops with Ambra Vallo.
Terms & conditions
Terms & Conditions
Refunds and cancellation
Course cancellation by student
£500 of your full payment or your first instalment will be the deposit required to confirm your course place and is non-refundable at anytime.
If you cancel prior to 8 weeks before the start of the course, we will refund the full course price minus the non-refundable deposit (£500).
If you cancel your place less than 8 weeks before the first day of the course, Indaba is unable to offer you a refund. Indaba will endeavour to offer the course place to another student, to the extent that this is possible Indaba will seek to refund some or all of the remaining balance (minus the £500 non-refundable deposit).
If you need to leave the course for any reason once the course has started, we are unable to offer you a refund or defer your course place.
If you are on a monthly payment plan, all instalments will need to be settled before the course starts (January 12th).
In the difficult circumstances of you sustaining a serious injury, Indaba School of Yoga team will support you and work out the best way for you to continue the course. You may still attend sessions and either adjust poses or just observe the classes. If you are unable to continue the training after consultation with a fully qualified medical practitioner we will defer the remaining modules to another course intake but cannot offer a full or partial refund.
It is compulsory to attend all of the teaching modules on the course. Any modules you may miss will need to be re-arranged and completed with the relevant teachers. Any costs incurred will need to be personally covered and can be shared between students. The teachers time is charged to you at £100 an hour.
Course cancellation by Indaba
In the unlikely event of extenuating circumstances, Indaba reserves the right to cancel the course at anytime. If the course is cancelled prior to the course starting, the course may be rescheduled and if students cannot attend the new course then 100% refunds will be made. If the course is cancelled part way through the course, Indaba will rearrange the remaining modules of the course and if this is not possible for students to attend, we will refund the remaining course on a pro-rata basis.
You will receive a pre-reading list prior to the start of the course, books must be purchased by the students and isn't included in the course cost.
Missed Modules on the Course
Any course modules that you miss must be arranged and completed after the course with the module teacher. The charge for this is not included in the teacher training and charged at £100 an hour to cover the teacher's fee. This charge may be shared with other students who have also missed the module.
Complimentary classes at Indaba Yoga Studio
You are entitled to attend as many classes at Indaba studio as you like between the course start and finish dates 12th January and 22nd March 2020.
We regret that we cannot freeze, extend or cancel memberships or class packs you may already have during this time.
These complimentary classes are solely for your use and cannot be transferred.
Please note that this does not include workshops, treatments, courses and towels.
The mentoring workshops are not compulsory but instead a way to support you after the course as you start your teaching journey. Unfortunately if you are unable to attend the three mentoring workshops, Indaba will not be able to rearrange them for you or offer you any form of refund.
We reserve the right to photograph or film during the programme and to use these images for our website and marketing purposes.