200hr YOGA TEACHER TRAINING
The Frame Academy yoga teacher training course is an accredited 200 hours course to prepare you to teach in the real world with a strong programme in teaching techniques, postural alignment, yogic history, philosophy and anatomy & physiology. The course is also perfectly designed to that it is possible to do alongside a Full-time job.
The course is led by senior yoga teachers Michael James Wong and Emily-Clare Hill, (UK & US Yoga Alliance), alongside a team of senior yoga teachers & mentors. The course brings a balance of teaching expertise from anatomy with Matthew Huy, pre and post natal with Maisie Turpie, nutrition with Micki Ramondt, philosophy with Dimithu Fonseka, service & ethics with Jonelle Lewis, authenticity of being with Annie Rice. Our goal is always to provide a little bit more and keep the community long after the training is complete.
Check out the course dates, application form and FAQs below.
Week 1 5th - 12th October (Saturday - Saturday 9am-7pm daily)
Week 2 25th - 27th October (Friday 6pm-9pm / Saturday 9am-7pm / Sunday 9am – 7pm)
Week 3 1st - 3rd November (Friday 6pm-9pm / Saturday 9am-7pm / Sunday 9am – 7pm)
Week 4 15th - 17th November (Friday 6pm-9pm / Saturday 9am-7pm / Sunday 9am – 7pm)
Week 5 22nd - 24th November (Friday 6pm-9pm / Saturday 9am-7pm / Sunday 9am – 7pm)
Week 6 5th - 8th December (Thursday - Saturday 9am-7pm daily / Sunday 9am - 7pm)
Week 1 Intensive 14th - 21st March (Saturday - Saturday 9am-7pm daily)
Week 2 3rd - 5th April (Friday 6pm-9pm / Saturday 9am-7pm / Sunday 9am – 7pm)
Week 3 17th - 19th April (Friday 6pm-9pm / Saturday 9am-7pm / Sunday 9am – 7pm)
Week 4 1st - 3rd May (Friday 6pm-9pm / Saturday 9am-7pm / Sunday 9am – 7pm)
Week 5 15th - 17th May (Friday 6pm-9pm / Saturday 9am-7pm / Sunday 9am – 7pm)
Week 6 Final Intensive 4th - 7th June (Thursday - Saturday 9am-7pm daily / Sunday 9am - 7pm)
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Everything you need to know!
Sat in your office twiddling your thumbs, wondering what you’re doing whiling away the hours dreaming of your next downward dog or sleeping swan? Then this could be just what you’re looking for.
Not content with delivering some of the best Yoga classes in London over the past 8 years, Frame launched its first Yoga Teacher Training course in April 2017.
It’s an accredited 200 hour programme led by London-based yoga instructors Michael James Wong (you might know him as the founder of global project Boys of Yoga) and Emily-Clare Hill an experienced anatomy, asana and spiritual teacher. The pair have worked together for the past few years on Teacher development programs before collaborating to create this full sequential yoga teacher training at Frame. Read more about them here.
The ‘Anatomy and Physiology’ module will be led by specialist Matthew Huy, a Senior Teacher with Yoga Alliance Professionals who also teaches vinyasa flow and Pilates. With a Bachelor of Arts in Dance, 12 years' experience teaching yoga, and a passion for studying the body, he is known for his light-hearted and engaging approach to anatomy, which he always ties back to yoga. He aims to provide students with a broad framework for understanding the body so that they can have their own anatomical insights. He has been lucky enough to study with Karen Clippinger, co-author of Pilates Anatomy, and Andrew McGonigle (DoctorYogi) amongst others. Having formerly danced professionally, Matt still has a strong yoga and movement practice which informs his teaching.
The ‘Philosophy’ module will be led by specialists in this area with support from the lead teachers.
The course runs over 3 months and is spilt into 6 weeks/weekends you need to be available for all session to complete all 200 hours of training. Please see dates above.
Throughout the course, we will cover these topics in depth:
History & Philosophy
Anatomy & Physiology
Asana, techniques & training
Business of Yoga
The style of teaching for the Frame YTT will be very interactive with a strong practical element. There will also be a strong element of ‘sequencing’ to give you the skills to create intelligent and ‘themed’ sequencing once you begin your career as a yoga teacher.
As part of the course, you will learn the FRAME YOGA FOUNDATIONS and FRAME YOGA FLOW sequences, which will form part of your examination, but with the main focus that these sequences will help you to learn about Vinyasa sequencing so that you can happily take these as starting points and adapt ongoing.
Yes. Everyone who enrols on the Frame 200 hr YTT will receive 20 yoga classes to use across all Frame studios during the length of the course. This is something that is very specific to our YTT and invaluable to making sure that you fit in as much practice as possible throughout the course.
As Frame is not just about Yoga, all students will also receive 5 FREE non-yoga classes so you can try out other classes at Frame and relate back your learnings on sequencing, playlists, anatomy, and everything else that you’re learning as part of your course, to other genres of exercise.
The Frame ethos is that you should continue to grow and learn throughout your time as a teacher, and in order to help you get off on the right foot, everyone on the Frame 200 hr YTT will be matched up with a mentor from the current Frame teaching roster. These Yoga teachers bring with them a wealth of knowledge both in terms of teaching a class to suit the participants, how to create fantastic playlists, how to promote yourself as a teacher and to fill your schedule with classes.
They’ve also all been through exactly what you are about to, and so can be a shoulder to cry on, or someone who’s brains you can pick if you’re feeling a little bit lost or unsure of what direction you want to take.
You will be introduced to your mentor at the beginning of the programme and encouraged to have regular catch ups with them throughout the course and ongoing as you start your journey as a teacher.
The mentorship programme is something that is very special to this training.
Everyone who passes the Frame 200 hr YTT will automatically get a place on the Frame YTT Academy programme which will help you to get from a newly qualified Yoga Teacher, to one who is ready to teach classes in our Frame studios, or other top quality studios.
As part of the Academy programme, you will be required to shadow / assist a minimum of 10 classes with our selected group of teachers. At this point, once your 10 sessions have been signed off (and you have used your mentor as a sounding board) you will be guaranteed a trial to teach at one of the Frame studios. We have such a strong Yoga Teacher contingent that this is not something that is very easy to come by.
You will also get the chance to purchase a Frame Membership at 50% off the regular price for a 6 month period.
We have 2 intakes per year, Spring and Autumn. The detailed schedules can be found at the top of this page. To keep up to date, fill out the contact form at the bottom of this page or email firstname.lastname@example.org
As part of the History and Philosophy modules, we will be touching on the majority of the ancient and modern-day styles of yoga. However, the majority of the course is focused on a Vinyasa style of yoga, with the sequencing based around this. This course will give you a the ability to teach the Frame Yoga Sequences also with the knowledge and understating of postures and sequencing to create your own well balanced Vinyasa Flow classes. The repertoire of postures covered will give you the ability to teach both dynamic and more calm flow classes.
The Frame 200 hr YTT is a combination of continuous assessment, practical and written examinations. After each module, reading and small amounts of written work are set. Towards the end of the training, there are slightly longer pieces of work in each subject area to complete. We would suggest that you schedule in between 5 – 10 hours a week for reading and homework in addition to attendance at all the pre-set in studio sessions.
Teaching methods include: lectures, experiential classes, small and large group work, practice teaching time and individual homework and exercises to encourage in depth learning and discovery.
90% of the 200hr YTT will be live contact hours with your Teachers and Mentors, whilst 10% is personal study and practice.
We recommend that you begin regular classes (a minimum of 2x per week) with teachers approved by the course tutors. In addition, it is strongly recommended that you begin self-practice at home. This will enable you to experiment creatively, question and work toward integrating what you learn in class. Ultimately, this training is about you discovering your own understanding of yoga and teaching from your personal experience. To do this effectively requires self-practice, contemplation, meditation, acquired knowledge and experience.
As a requirement of the training students must attend a minimum 20 hours of taught classes at Frame as part of the course (these are included in the price of your course).
Not necessarily, but all contact hours will be in Central London, so you’ll need to find your own accommodation for the intensive week at the beginning, and all weekends following. The majority of training modules take place at Frame’s Shoreditch studio. On rare occasions modules may also take place at our other London locations, or in a hired studio in Zone 1 or 2.
Absolutely. Many of our students work full time and/or have families. The majority of the contact hours on the training take place over weekends, including Friday evenings. You will need to take one full week holiday for the intensive week at the beginning of the course and a long weekend at the end of it.
You will not be able to graduate from the course until you complete all the modules. If you do miss any module than you will need to agree a catch-up plan with your instructor, which will be charged at £150/hour (can be split between all students needing to repeat this module).
Students may not miss more than one module. If you know you will miss more, we advise you do not enrol until you can commit to the time.
The Frame 200 hr YTT is £2,900.
The Early Bird rate is £2,600. There will be 10 Early Bird spaces available for each Course.
Course fees include all tuition, mentoring, course manuals + handouts.
A short book list of literature that support the course will be required to compliment the course and will be need to be purchased by each student in addition to the course fees, the list will be supplied upon acceptance.
A non-refundable deposit of £500 is required on sign up. The remaining balance will be split into two payments as per the application form.
On signing up, you will be given a schedule of payments. All payments will be made through Go Cardless, via the link emailed to you.
Please factor in transport, accommodation (if required) and food/ drinks costs for the duration of the course.
In difficult circumstances e.g. injury, the Frame Academy administration team and course tutors will try to be as flexible as possible and support you to work out the best way forward. Subject to prior consultation with the course tutors and a fully qualified medical practitioner, if you suffer an injury you may come to sessions and adjust the poses to suit your condition or observe as is appropriate.
Our intention always is to try to find ways of helping students complete the training on the intake originally applied for. However, we understand that there may be some instances where it is not possible to continue and a deferral to another intake may be necessary.
Applicants will be accepted on a first come first served basis, on the basis that they will all have passed the application criteria (a minimum of 2 years practising yoga).
We will do our utmost to help all students who may be experiencing difficulties either with the training or in other areas of their life, to be able to complete the teacher training programme. However, we understand that in some circumstances this is not possible and students have no choice other than to leave the programme. In the unfortunate case that this was to happen, we will be unable to graduate you from the training and your course fees for the remainder of the training are still due unless an exemption applies.
We take a maximum of 34 new students onto each intake.
Two years of personal study is highly recommended before undertaking this course. It is strongly suggested that students ready to take the next step into teaching, will first have a serious and dedicated personal practice.
Once you have passed the Frame 200 hr YTT course and gain your insurance through the Yoga Alliance Professionals, you will be covered to start teaching classes.
We encourage students to start teaching friends and family as soon as possible, as practice is key and the more practise you have, the more confident a teacher you will become.
We believe that you will still have lots to learn, even once the course is finished, which is why we have devised the Frame YTT Academy Programme, to give you access to great teachers to shadow so you can practise assisting.
Included in the course is a module on The Business of Yoga, which is aimed to give you the skills to build a successful career in the yoga industry. In this module you will cover the process from becoming a new graduate to a fully-fledged Yoga teacher!
Absolutely! Though we are looking for students who have an established, serious practice, we know and understand that all bodies are different. We will be looking at your intention toward practice and how you work with your body as it is now. More importantly, we consider your potential for growth and development as a dedicated practitioner and teacher.
You will be ready to apply to start teaching in yoga studios, gyms, church halls, community centres or anywhere else where yoga teachers are required.
You may chose to go on additional courses to develop more specific skills, for e.g. Pregnancy Yoga, Yoga for Children, Meditation, Yin Yoga or Hot Yoga.
There are opportunities for our very best graduates to teach classes at Frame and to become part of our Mentor Programme for the following intake. We can also offer many corporate, promotional and large-scale event opportunities.
Frame YTTs receive 20 free Yoga classes during the training period, with 5 free passes for any other classes at Frame.
All successful trainees who pass the exams will then automatically graduate onto the Frame YTT Academy Programme, after which you are guaranteed a trial for a place on the timetable at one of Frame’s studios.
You will also get the chance to purchase a Frame Membership at 50% off the regular price for a 6 month period.
“Do it! Seriously, do it. Yoga teacher training will deepen your own practice in ways you had no idea were possible. And holding the ability to teach others is such an incredible privilege.” - Full Dose article can be found here
“The lead teachers, Emily and Michael, are fantastic - so lovely, knowledgeable and approachable... On the Frame course we started teaching each other from the get go, getting comfortable talking to a group, instructing others and finding your voice as a teacher." Read the Full Review Here.
- Kelly McGrath
“Amazing and transformational... Easy to fit in around having a job... I can't recommend it enough."
- Nicola Peters
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