Shining Lotus Yoga

Free Yoga Teacher Training Taster Evening

Monday 10th January, 7 - 8.30pm online

Meet the teaching team, find out about the course and ask any questions you have.

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About Us

Shining Lotus 200 hour teacher training course provides a non-dogmatic, supportive, thorough and modern approach to yoga teacher training.

Our ethos is to provide a training that grows all the tools you need to be a knowledgeable, safe and inspiring yoga teacher. You will gain a good base of knowledge in anatomy and philosophy to underpin your teaching alongside in-depth and multilayered teaching skills. We strongly believe that yoga is for everyone and our course enables you to really understand how to teach yoga to the wide variety of students with different needs and levels of experience, so you can be confident in adapting your teaching to all.

As well as growing your knowledge and skills, yoga teacher training is a journey of personal growth and developing and refining your own yoga practice. And you will be part of an amazing supportive community with your fellow trainees and the course tutors on a course with limited numbers to ensure a great level of personal support and individual mentoring.

We are offering a hybrid/blended training course. This gives you the benefit of starting the course online and in the comfort of your own home as we study some of the more theoretical aspects of the course over 3 weekends and some Thursday evenings. From June - December we then switch to in-studio training in Hertfordshire for 6 weekends to enable you to diver deep in the more practical elements of the training. By having a large amount of in-person training you get to experience the nitty gritty of teaching in a room full of people that is difficult to replicate on line. We believe that this blended course gives you the best of both worlds and a really positive teacher training experience.

Meet the teaching team below!

Paula Gardiner

Principle Teacher, Course Director

Paula is a Senior Yoga Teacher, BWY teacher and also a trained Pilates teacher. She opened her first yoga studio in Hertforshire in 2016, followed by a second Hot Yoga Studio in 2017, and also has a successful online fitness business. She is passionate about passing on the tools of yoga whether that is to her students and clients or to budding Yoga Teachers in Training.

Dawn Wright

Principle Teacher, Course Director

Dawn Wright is a Senior Yoga Teacher with over 20 years of teaching and over 10 years of teacher training experience. As well as 200 hour training she has taught hundreds of yoga teachers around the UK with level 2 specialist training and is know for her warm, friendly and practical approach. Dawn is also a highly successful business coach working with yoga teachers and other wellness business owners

Paula Wade

Course Teacher and Mentor

Paula is a British Wheel of Yoga accredited teacher, having completed her teacher training at London's Triyoga with Jeff Phenix and Susannah Hoffman. She has since assisted on Triyoga’s teacher training program for four years from 2016 - 2020, giving her a large amount of experience of teacher training and mentoring teacher trainees. She is an extremely experienced and well respected teacher across London, Hertfordshire and Essex. Paula believes that a good Teacher Training forms the foundation for exploration as a teacher and is just the start of an ever-evolving journey of discovery.

Christine Blair

Course Teacher and Mentor

Christine is a Yoga Teacher around Buckinghamshire area offering classes, events and retreats to her students. She brings creativity, energy and fun to her teaching with a side helping of straight talking honesty! In her own words "I love playing with a fusion of movement and philosophy to explore what living authentically truly means and feels like".

Kelly Hopkinson

Course Teacher and Mentor

Kelly has been teaching yoga and meditation for over 5 years. She has a passion for creating classes that anyone can come along to and feel good, whether that is a strong flowing vinyasa or a soothing restorative - everyone can feel the benefits of yoga in the simplest of ways. A big believer in self-care Kelly will be there to support you on your journey as a trainee yoga teacher

We're here to support you all the way

Our course includes:

  • All training sessions
  • Training Manual
  • 2 x Group mentoring sessions
  • 3 x 1:2:1 mentoring sessions and Personal assigned course mentor
  • All required course books 
  • 5 pre-recorded classes with our course tutors
  • 5 credits to use with live zoom or in-person classes with our course tutors

Free Teacher Training Taster and Information Evening (online)

Monday 10th January 7pm - 8.30pm

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