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Barefoot Body offers an embodied, trauma-sensitive, and inclusive approach to yoga education with trainings, courses and events for yoga teachers who want to make an impact beyond the mat. 

 

We actively support and encourage teachers bringing yoga into non-traditional settings and less-represented communities. 

© 2020 by Barefoot Body Training Ltd. All rights reserved. Privacy Policy

 

MAKE AN IMPACT BEYOND THE MAT

YOGA TEACHER TRAINING, ENRICHMENT & OUTREACH

AN EMBODIED, TRAUMA-SENSITIVE & INCLUSIVE APPROACH TO YOGA EDUCATION

We want you to feel empowered to share yoga that is authentic and accessible with the communities that matter to you.

 

We're committed to helping less represented communities in less privileged settings access yoga. That's why we dedicate our time and energy to nurturing yoga professionals through trainings, courses and events that are founded on ethical principles

YOGA TEACHER TRAINING

Unique, fully-accredited 200 Hour & 300 Hour teacher trainings, underpinned by embodied learning, trauma-awareness, and personal enrichment.

CPD

COURSES

A curated collection of short courses for yoga teachers and practitioners, facilitated by inspirational, expert tutors that think outside the box.

SPECIAL EVENTS

Embodied workshops, exploratory talks and other special events hosted by international guest tutors and speakers at the leading edge of the yoga world. 

OUR APPROACH

Our trainings, courses and events deliver to the highest standards, and always place you at the heart of your own journey. Professional ethics are at the core of all we do.

EMBODIED

 

We take learning off the page and bring it into the felt-experience that is uniquely yours

TRAUMA-SENSITIVE

 

Everything we do is informed by an awareness of the potential impact your experiences might have made

INCLUSIVE

 

We believe yoga is for everyone, everywhere. Regardless of the forms we inhabit, the communities we come from, or the circumstances we experience. That's why 

ACCESSIBLE

 

We believe yoga is for everyone, everywhere. Regardless of the forms we inhabit, the communities we come from, or the circumstances we experience. That's why 

OUR APPROACH

Our trainings, courses and events deliver to the highest standards, and always place you at the heart of your own journey. Professional ethics are at the core of all we do.

EMBODIED

 

We take learning off the page and bring it into the felt-experience that is uniquely yours

ACCESSIBLE

 

We ensure that our trainings, courses and events are readily accessible to all regardless of individual circumstances

TRAUMA-SENSITIVE

 

Everything we do is informed by an awareness of the potential impact your experiences might have made

INCLUSIVE

 

We help all people access the benefits of yoga with financial support, personal enrichment, and outreach projects

ACCESSIBLE

 

We believe yoga is for everyone, everywhere. Regardless of the forms we inhabit, the communities we come from, or the circumstances we experience. That's why 

OUR APPROACH

Our trainings, courses and events deliver to the highest standards, and always place you at the heart of your own journey. Professional ethics is at the core of all we do.

EMBODIED 

 

We respect the unique experience you have of your own body. Our approach to teaching and learning involves taking learning off the page, and bringing it into the felt-experience across the whole discipline of yoga - from anatomy to philosophy. 

INCLUSIVE

 

We believe yoga is for everyone, everywhere. Regardless of the forms we inhabit, the communities we come from, or the circumstances we experience. We actively encourage people 

TRAUMA-SENSITIVE

 

We understand that life impacts each of us in different ways. That's why everything we do (from the images on our website to the delivery of content on our trainings),  is informed by an awareness of the potential impact your experiences might have made. We believe this is the most respectful and compassionate way to fully empower you and your students. 

ACCESSIBLE

 

We offer financial support, personal enrichment, and a unique embodied and trauma-sensitive learning environment that helps you better access. To help as many as possible access the benefits of yoga and our trainings, we offer multiple bursaries, personal enrichment, and ensure. We put you at the heart of your own journey. That means that we help support each individual by nurturning their personal enrichments, offering financial support when needed, and keeping classes small. 

OUR CALENDAR

Enrich your yoga practice, knowledge and experience with our workshops and special events. Featuring exploratory talks from inspiring speakers such Sophie Ansari, Matthew Remski and Theo Wildcroft, as well as embodied workshops with guest tutors including Amy Matthews, Leslie Kaminoff, and Donna Farhi. 

EMBRYOLOGY, MOVEMENT & ENQUIRY
Fri, Feb 21
The Arc Centre
Feb 21, 10:00 AM – Feb 23, 5:30 PM
The Arc Centre, 98b St Paul St, Islington, London N1 7DF, UK
Explore the journey from cell to self through the lens of embryology with Aki Omori. Understand the origins of our adult form, systems and movement patterns through guided information and movement enquiry.
COMMUNICATION, CONSENT & CONTACT [CPD COURSE]
Fri, Apr 24
The Arc Centre
Apr 24, 10:00 AM – Apr 26, 5:30 PM
The Arc Centre, 98b St Paul St, Islington, London N1 7DF, UK
A sensitive exploration into the history, theory and practice of respectful relationships in the context of teaching yoga with Theo Wildcroft, Fabiano Culora and Ashley MacDonald. From language to touch, and the art of 'holding space' for others.
TRAUMA-INFORMED LEVEL 1 [CPD COURSE]
Sat, Jun 06
The Arc Centre
Jun 06, 7:00 PM – Jun 07, 11:00 PM
The Arc Centre, 98b St Paul St, Islington, London N1 7DF, UK
Unravel the principles of trauma-sensitivity in relation to yoga and other movement modalities on this stand-alone course with Ashley MacDonald. Ideal not only for yoga teachers but also movement facilitators and registered therapists.
SERVICE, VOCATION & BUSINESS [CPD COURSE]
Fri, Jun 19
The Arc Centre
Jun 19, 7:00 PM – Jun 21, 11:00 PM
The Arc Centre, 98b St Paul St, Islington, London N1 7DF, UK
A deep-dive into the ethics of service and community and how it fits into the commercial world of being a yoga teacher. From the Bhagavad Gita to business and brands; big ideas to practical know-how. With Theo Wildcroft, Tiffany Thorne, and Marion Poerio.
RESTORATIVE YOGA [CPD COURSE]
Fri, Jun 26
The Arc Centre
Jun 26, 6:00 PM – Jun 30, 10:00 PM
The Arc Centre, 98b St Paul St, Islington, London N1 7DF, UK
Deepen your understanding of the neuroendocrine system, tap into the long history of prop-supported practice, max-out on props, challenge yourself with prop-lite practice and some blanket origami. With Tiffany Thorne & Beverley Nolan.
EMBODIED SANSKRIT [WORKSHOP]
Sat, Jul 18
The Arc Centre
Jul 18, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
The Arc Centre, 98b St Paul St, Islington, London N1 7DF, UK
A one-day dive into the embodiment of sound and its evolution into the language of yoga for practitioners with Tiffany Thorne. Familiarise yourself through deep listening, vocalising and moving, and then get out crayons and paper for creating the sounds through the letter shapes.
BODY STORIES [WORKSHOP]
Sun, Aug 23
Location is TBD
Aug 23, 5:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Location is TBD
23 AUG 2020 | Cambridge "Regardless of one's strength, abilities, size or body type, we all live with cultural messages about the body." says Kimberly Dark, and through yoga practice, conversation and storytelling we can discover the stories we carry and the stories we have yet to create.
YIN YOGA: A SOMATIC APPROACH [CPD COURSE]
Fri, Sep 11
Chocolate Studios
Sep 11, 5:00 PM – Sep 13, 9:00 PM
Chocolate Studios, 7 Shepherdess Pl, Hoxton, London N1 7LJ, UK
11, 12, 13 SEP 2020 | Chocolate Studios, London An embodied exploration of the connective tissue system associated with the skeleton, with particular attention on periosteum and ligament. Explore introductory forms and sequences and identify best practice. Tutors: Beverley Nolan & Joanne Turner
BREATHING & PRANAYAMA: PART 1 [CPD COURSE]
Sat, Sep 19
Location is TBD
Sep 19, 4:00 PM – Sep 20, 8:00 PM
Location is TBD
19, 20 SEP 2020 | London Find essential support for your breath from understanding the location and relationships of the three main diaphragms, as well as the soft palate/pelvic floor connection. Practice embryological breathing and Vessel Breath, then refine Ujjayi. Tutor: Aki Omori
200 HOUR YOGA TEACHER TRAINING BEGINS
Fri, Sep 25
Location is TBD
Sep 25, 3:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Location is TBD
25 SEP 2020 - JULY 2021 | London A unique and accredited entry-level teaching qualification that takes an embodied approach to yoga practices and philosophy, weaves trauma-sensitivity throughout, and nurtures the personal enrichment of participants as well as their professional development.
TRAUMA-INFORMED LEVEL 2 [CPD COURSE]
Fri, Oct 02
The Arc Centre
Oct 02, 6:00 PM – Oct 04, 10:00 PM
The Arc Centre, 98b St Paul St, Islington, London N1 7DF, UK
Advance your understanding of trauma-sensitivity in relation to yoga and other movement modalities with the follow-on part of the first Trauma-Informed course with Ashley MacDonald. Ideal for yoga teachers, movement facilitators and registered therapists.
SEQUENCING & FLOW [CPD COURSE]
Fri, Oct 09
The Arc Centre
Oct 09, 5:00 PM – Oct 11, 9:00 PM
The Arc Centre, 98b St Paul St, Islington, London N1 7DF, UK
Discover the art of sequencing and learn how to design creative classes that are fluid, intentional, and safe for all bodies. Explore transitions, themes, voice, and movement, and how to weave these elements together with Rachael Moore & Beverley Nolan.
BREATHING & PRANAYAMA: PART 2 [CPD COURSE]
Sat, Oct 17
Location is TBD
Oct 17, 3:00 PM – Oct 18, 7:00 PM
Location is TBD
17, 18 OCT 2020 | London Explore the support and movement of the skeletal system that accompany breathing, paying attention to spine, skull, facial bones and ribs. Dive into the relationship of breath and nervous system, then refine your understanding of the bandhas. More soon. Tutor: Aki Omori
YOGA NIDRA [CPD COURSE]
Fri, Oct 30
The Arc Centre
Oct 30, 5:00 PM – Nov 01, 9:00 PM
The Arc Centre, 98b St Paul St, Islington, London N1 7DF, UK
A trauma-informed approach to yoga nidra that focuses on simplicity of form and content that respects the practitioner's choices. Discover the historical roots of the practice and create your own scripts with Beverley Nolan, Tiffany Thorne & Ashley MacDonald.
PREGNANCY YOGA [CPD COURSE]
Fri, Nov 20
The Arc Centre
Nov 20, 5:00 PM – Nov 24, 9:00 PM
The Arc Centre, 98b St Paul St, Islington, London N1 7DF, UK
Combining yoga and somatic education to investigate the changing female body and the infant's developmental journey in a theoretical and experimental way. With Beverley Nolan, Rachael Moore & Kerstin Wellhofer.
TEACHER TRAINING TASTER MORNING [EVENT]
Sun, Feb 09
The Arc Centre
Feb 09, 10:30 AM – 1:30 PM
The Arc Centre, 98b St Paul St, Islington, London N1 7DF, UK
9 FEB 2020 | 10:30-13:30 | ARC Centre, London Whether you're considering taking your first teacher training or you're looking for accredited CPDs, our taster morning might help. Meet faculty members, sample our embodied approach to content, and ask all of your nagging questions.

It's yoga teacher training but not as you know it. The breadth and depth of insight will take you deeper into your own practice and facilitate you sharing yoga in the future in an authentic but not identikit style: you'll be guided to find your own way

OUR APPROACH

We're on a mission to share the benefits of yoga with less represented communities in less privileged settings. That’s why we train aspiring (and current) teachers like you to make an impact on the mat (and beyond), to share the benefits of yoga in your own unique style, with the communities that matter to you. 

Embodied teaching environment - taking learning off the page and into the lived experience

Ongoing mentor access even after you graduate so you get all the support you need

Exceptional tutors, mentors and guests that think outside the box and are experts in their fields

Unique support in developing your own yoga outreach project so you can share yoga in less represented settings

Small group trainings that focus on your professional and personal development

Generous bursaries and payment plans available to minimise financial barriers to learning

A creative syllabus rooted in ethics and inspired by inclusivity with trauma-sensitivity woven throughout

Somatics and movement modalities as a method of exploration

It's yoga teacher training but not as you know it. The breadth and depth of insight will take you deeper into your own practice and facilitate you sharing yoga in the future in an authentic but not identikit style: you'll be guided to find your own way

OUR

COMMUNITY

Our yoga community is made up of highly experienced tutors and mentors as well as inspirational guest tutors, workshop facilitators and speakers. Our core faculty team has worked and studied together over the last seven years in various constellations. We are inspired by our individual interests and passions, and our shared vision for how and where the practices of yoga and embodied movement modalities might make tangible, positive differences in the world.

 

WHICH YOGA TEACHER TRAINING IS RIGHT FOR YOU?

All-important questions to ask yourself when you're considering teacher training programmes

What to look for including accreditation, course content and ethos

Advice on who to talk to, what to ask and how to approach teacher training providers 

A somatic-based exercise to help guide your decision-making process

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WHAT OUR STUDENTS SAY

"This training is a journey that takes you exactly where you need to be, not necessarily where you thought you were going. Go with an open heart and mind and it will be one of the greatest journeys of your life!"

- DAVID

"It's yoga teacher training but not as you know it. The breadth and depth of insight will take you deeper into your own practice and facilitate you sharing yoga in the future in an authentic but not identikit style: you'll be guided to find your own way"

- CHRISTINA

YOUR

YOGA TEACHER

JOURNEY

No two teachers will have the same journey. Each is as unique as our individual lived experiences. We have different bodies, different preferences, diff. But together we can create a tapestry of We want you to become the yoga teacher you want to become. 

DEEPEN YOUR YOGA PRACTICE 

If you're not ready to take the leap into teacher training but would like to deepen your yoga practice and knowledge, we offer a Foundation Course. 

​Our Yoga Events are a great way to delve into the world of yoga. 

BECOME A YOGA TEACHER

The first step to becoming a yoga teacher is to embark on our values-based 200 hour teacher training.

 

We offer knowledge, community and support. Expect the highest standards of teaching from our faculty.

ADVANCE YOUR TEACHING

Take your teaching to the next level with our advanced 300hr training.

 

We also offer CPD courses that contribute towards 300 hour trainings including Restorative Yoga, Yoga Nidra, Pregnancy Yoga, Anatomy and Sanskrit

 

QUESTIONS? 

WE VALUE ENQUIRING, CURIOUS MINDS 

We're sure you have plenty of questions and we warmly welcome them. We'd love to advise and support you on your journey to becoming a yoga teacher (whether you choose to train with us or not).

ABOUT  |  EVENTS  |  OUTREACH    CONTACT 

Barefoot Body offers an embodied approach to yoga education with trainings, courses and events for yoga teachers who want to make an impact beyond the mat. 

 

Our outreach efforts are dedicated to bringing yoga into non-traditional settings and to less represented communities. 

TEACHER TRAININGS

- 200 Hour

- 300 Hour

- Pregnancy

- Discovery

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COURSES

- Restorative 

- Yoga Nidra

- Trauma-Informed

- Anatomy

- Sanskrit