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Transpersonal Yoga Teacher Training

Transpersonal Yoga brings together vast pools of knowledge from the wisdom and scientific traditions; incorporating what continues to be current and discarding what has naturally expired.  The uniqueness in our program, lies in the understanding that the body plays a vital role in the process of individuation. Furthermore, the program has been designed to deliver the theoretical aspects through the practical.  Which enables the students to comprehend the intellectual material through the lens of the body before seeking to understand with the mind. 

We use techniques from the Yogic and Earth-based traditions, fused with the use of ritual and ceremony to deliver experiences that the students undergo for the purpose of self-awareness, process of healing, integration and completion. We deliberately accompany our students on a journey of individuation, that enables them to effectively support others who are also walking towards wholeness.  The process requires that we integrate life’s learning and realise self as un-separate to the rest of reality, the cosmos and the universe.

Permission from the elders has been given to share any of the First Nation concepts or songs that are offered on the course. 

Transpersonal Yoga 200 Program

Transpersonal Yoga (TY) invites the participant to consciously claim their highest potential through experiential processes that journey through the cycle of life. There are five parts to the training; each corresponds to one of the five elements in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) and has a specifically themed journey that maintains the integrity of the section.

We teach people to curate multi-dimensional yoga experiences through profoundly transformative practices such as Kundalini Yoga, Hatha Yoga, Yin Yoga, Yoga Nidra and spontaneous movement. Using meditations and sacred sound continues to weave the magic of yoga together and each class becomes the potential birthing ground for a brand-new ceremony.

The journey of each module represents a ceremony in itself, there is specific content, and each has a defined beginning and end; the flow of the module will be unique to the group dynamic. We explore the five elements of TCM; the element holds each module, discover its archetype, delve into a part of the lifecycle, and learn about the associated organs. TY delivers the module through a combination of lecture, discussion, yoga, movement, meditation and group work, dyads and triads to support understanding and embodiment of the material.  The course manual is also explored through online seminars or in peer support groups between teaching times.

Learning Outcomes
  • Seeing the body as the manifest representation of the physiological, emotional and Spiritual worlds ~ from inner to the outer reality.
  • Learning to support transformative processes through embodied kundalini, spontaneous movement, yoga asana, breathwork, meditation, journeying, Yoga Nidra, sacred ritual and ceremonial work.
  • Sequencing to support self-awareness, healing process, integration and completion.
  • Working with the expression of lifeforce in the body to release somatically held tension, re-pattern the system, and move towards personal sovereignty.
  • Exploring the different methodologies that are required for working with groups and individuals.
  • Personal growth through conscious participation in challenging situations that may arise throughout a course.
  • Being witnesses for each other as individual processes unfold.
  • Imparting safety, kindness, and personal insight through the teachings of life
  • Deepening the ethics of practice as informed by Transpersonal Yoga’s principles using self-reflection, internal processing, somatic exploration, and deep meditation.
  • Curating courses and capturing the creative essence that wishes to express itself uniquely through each individual.
  • Language skills that promote clear, uplifting, and embodied direction that supports the growth of others.
  • Practicing facilitation skills for holding and sourcing space.
What It Gives

TY teaches through a Western lens that honours the timelessness of all wisdom traditions. We honour the sacredness of the spiritual journey rather than follow a particular lineage. Therefore, we share a rich and varied array of practices evolving with us and alive in our hearts.

A certificate of competency is awarded at  graduation by The Yogologist and further  accredited with Yoga Alliance Professionals.

We purposefully guide participants on a path that leads to an awareness of self, undefined by conditioned limitations, to support working with others who wish to access their potential.

Theme ~ EMERGE
Element ~ Water
Archetype ~ The Philosopher
Lifecycle ~ Unborn and through to the infant

Embodied Kundalini Kriya
Yin Yoga
Creative movement
Yoga Nidra
Shamanic Journeying
Sacred sound and mantra
Opening Ceremony

Integrative Sciences
Introduction to Meridian Theory
Basics of Embryology, cell biology and morphology.
The collaborative nature of the body
The cells of the nervous system.
The Spinal Cord
The peripheral nervous system.
The pañcha koshas of Vedanta.
The meridians of the kidney, urinary tract, and bladder.

Philosophy and Wisdom
The Story of the Lakota White Buffalo Calf Woman
Introduction to the Seven Sacred Virtues of the Lakota People
The role of ceremony in today’s world
The Yamas and Niyamas
Introduction to the Shakti and Shiva dynamic

Theme ~ AWAKEN
Element ~ Wood
Archetype ~ The Pioneer
Lifecycle ~ toddler through adolescent life stages.

Somatic exploration of Hatha flow yoga
Embodied Kundalini Kriya
Yin Yoga
Restorative Yoga
Creative movement
Yoga Nidra
Shamanic Journeying

Integrative Sciences
Introduction to trauma informed teaching.
Developmental milestones of complex movement patterns in the early years.
Understanding the connections between movement and posture and emotional habits.
The role of the autonomic nervous system (ANS) and homeostasis.
Neurobiology of the stress response.
The long-term effects of the fight-or-flight-or-freeze response.
Heart Rate Variability (HRV) and promoting coherence between systems.
Introduction to neuroplasticity.
The Energy Body in the pañcha koshas
The meridians of the liver and the gallbladder.

Philosophy and Wisdom
Introduction to Hanuman
The Bhagavad Gita and the types of yoga

Element ~ Fire
Archetype ~ The Wizard
Lifecycle ~ adolescence to early adulthood

Embodied Kundalini Kriya
Yin Yoga
Creative movement
Yoga Nidra
Shamanic Journeying
The five inner and five outer vāyus
Use of Ritual
Using the voice
Celestial communication meditations

Integrative Sciences
The enteric nervous system
The circulatory system
The electromagnetic energy of the heart
Agni and ama as two opposing energy forces
The inner and outer vāyus in movement and breathwork
The meridians of the small intestine and the heart

Philosophy and Wisdom
Introduction to Lord Agni
Agni Yoga

Theme ~ DEEPEN
Element ~ Earth
Archetype ~ The Peacemaker
Lifecycle ~ adulthood to middle age

Embodied Kundalini Kriya
Yin Yoga
Creative movement
Yoga Nidra
Shamanic Journeying
Tāntrik meditations
Drumming workshop
Storytelling and movement

Integrative Sciences
Deeper into the energy body in the pañcha koshas
The seven major chakras
The use of mudras
The meridians of the stomach and the spleen.

Philosophy and Wisdom
Explore the deities associated with the seven major chakras: Brahma, Ganesh, Vishnu and three forms of Shiva.
Return to Shakti
Explore Shakini (the next version of shakti)

Element ~ Metal
Archetype ~ The Alchemist
Lifecycle ~ elder to deep sleep

Embodied Kundalini Kriya
Yin Yoga
Creative movement
Yoga Nidra
Shamanic Journeying
Tāntrik meditations
Storytelling and movement
Closing Ceremony

Integrative Sciences
The respiratory system, oxygen saturation and the effect of mind-body practices.
The function of the lymphatic system and the impact of movement on it.
The meridians of the large intestine and the lungs
The use of ceremony in groups and one:one setting
Deep practices for spiritual development
Preparing for endings

Philosophy and Wisdom
The Devi Gita
Holding ceremony for closing and celebration

“We believe in the inherent goodness of humans. We believe in the power of transformation, and we have comprehended the freedom that arises as a result of taking personal responsibility for our lives and our being. TY invites you to sit with us when you are ready for an experience of your true nature.”

Shaura Hall

Course Curator

Entry Requirement and Suitability

In general, students who have been on path of discovery for above four years will get the most out of this course.  There is a requirement for students to have self-competency as a learner, to exhibit self-awareness and confidence, self-reflection and self-responsibility. 

Those with 200-hour foundation teacher trainings will go away with an understanding of ceremony and capacity to hold profound spaces, together with a fresh set of practices and perspective on teaching asana.  Those who enter via another pathway will learn to teach a movement-based practice that includes some of the oldest teachings known to yoga. 

* We will offer a 100hrs advanced course for those who wish to top up to a 300hrs certificate.

Flow of the Training

The course comprises of 198 in person contact hours, delivered on zoom or in person.  Each module includes 2 * weekends and at least 2 * 2-hour workshops that support the journey (additional workshops are scheduled when there are longer breaks between weekends).  We understand that students may not be able to make every workshop and will ensure that recordings are made available to all.

It is intended that the four modules be delivered online and the fifth in-person.  However, we will accommodate the group, if it wishes to meet in person for any of the other weekends.

Duration of the course 11 months
Completion of homework and integration period 3 months
Graduation Ceremony at 14 months


Training Methodology

The programme has specific content to be delivered on or between the teaching times. We recognise that each group has unique needs, and therefore there is an organic element to the course.  Students are invited to come with a willingness to participate and learn from the group dynamics.  We will model the ethos of Transpersonal Yoga throughout the course.  The cohort will hone their observation skills and pick up any subjects that are woven through the content.

Participants will explore the material and what arises in small groups, triads, online, and self-practice. Through their own experiences, they become proficient in curating sessions to work with the innate intelligence of potential students and clients. By learning to listen carefully to the body, the emotions, the mind, and the Field, the co-creative dance between people becomes possible.


Assessment Process

We continually assess the progress and process of each student as an individual participant, as a group member, and as a soul on a learning journey with Pilamaya.

The weekends and the residential have significant periods of time for students to work alone, in pairs, triads, and small groups for self-directed learning. As part of the assessment strategy, participants will deliver practices to each other, give feedback to group members, self-reflect, and complete a self-assessment form online. The online form records all of the assessment criteria for the course; it also allows the student to observe their TY journey from start to finish.

By the end of the course students will have the confidence to curate transformational journeys that are client appropriate.

We feel that lifelong learning experiences must be imprinted into our hearts. Because we know that this integration comes at different times and in individual ways, we do not grade students as such, rather, we have a level of competence that we expect will be reached by the participants.


Graduation Requirements
  • Attend all module weekends unless it is agreed otherwise.
  • Catch up on all recorded material if you have been absent.
  • Practice together in homegroups at least once a month.
  • Complete a self-assessment document for the duration of the course.
  • Create a full day workshop plan that is themed to an element and includes: the creation of an altar, a meditation or journey and physical practice and either a yoga nidra, sound work or further meditation.
  • Write one Yoga Nidra script for each of the modules.
Next Intake Dates 2022-24
Weekends are Saturday and Sunday 8am to 6pm 
December 10-11th
January 7-8th
March 4-5th
April 1-2nd
May 6-7th
June 3-4th
August 26-27th
September 23-24th
In-person Residential
Westwood Centre
October 24-29th

Workshops are on Friday evenings 6-8pm
December 30th
January 20th
March 24th
April 14th
May 14th
June 16th
July 7th
August 4th
September 8th
October 6th

Graduation Ceremony
2024 February 2nd



The full Investment for this training is £2700  a non-refundable deposit of £1000 is required when booking.The deposit will be taken once the student has been accepted onto the course, at this point the student becomes liable for the training.This price includes all of your training and accommodation on the 5 night residential. 

  • The Early Bird rate of £2500 ends 24th September 2022.

Following receipt of a deposit, the full balance is due prior to the commencement of training. However, we do understand that this is a serious investment and are happy to discuss payment plans that can extend after the first weekend on the proviso that a contract is signed between the student and TY to confirm student liability for the full fee.

We have made every effort to make this course financially accessible both in our pricing and payment structure. In line with the ethos of TY  we operate a 100% transparency policy, this means that we do not enter into special payment deals.

Student Liability

Once admitted onto the course, each student is liable for the full training fee; there is no obligation on the part of Shaura Hall under the trading name of The Yogologist or Pilamaya to refund monies if a student decides not to complete the training.

In the unfortunate event that a student becomes ill during the course, we will do our utmost to support the student to complete the course but we cannot refund any of the course fee.

Should the student have the good fortune to become pregnant, we will support the process but we cannot refund any of the course fee.

Please exercise due diligence and digest the material above fully to decide whether this course is for you. If this course calls to you, then come with an open heart. 

Further pathway to Integration Psychotherapy

For those interested in psychotherapy, our Integration Psychotherapy Diploma course is a two-year accredited course that is taught at level 5 (undergraduate degree level). Transpersonal Yoga 200-hrs is oriented towards level 4 and provides a pathway for those who wish to take our psychotherapy training.

Details are provided upon request. 

“I did not just learn how to be a yoga teacher, I learnt what steps to take to become an improved version of myself”

Muna Mcadie

Graduate 2016

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