150hr Yoga Practitioner Immersion Programme (PIP) 2023
Why we’ve created this programme

 

Our students told us that they wanted the opportunity to deepen their practice, learn more about their bodies and integrate a sustainable, holistic yoga practice into their daily lives.

 

We have created a course that offers just this, it’s called the Practitioner Immersion Programme (affectionately known as PIP) and offers 150hrs of intensive training.  It gives you the opportunity to really delve into your own practice, learn Sanskrit and philosophy and, through class and group tutorial time, develop and sustain a holistic yoga practice that supports your own health and wellbeing.  It gives those who don’t wish to teach the opportunity to focus on their personal practice at a new and challenging level.  And for those who do want to teach, the opportunity to develop the basic knowledge, skills and confidence in their own practice before learning to teach others.  To be an exceptional teacher, you have to have an established practice and this programme will support you to develop that for yourself.

Course Structure

 

The course is 150 taught hours with optional home study and practice. The course is taught over 11 months, beginning with a 5 day intensive followed by five long weekends.

 

We would recommend having a minimum of 2 years’ practice. If you have been practising for less than 2 years, please get in touch and we can discuss your application.

Topics Covered

 

  • Asana – the yoga postures
  • Sanskrit and English posture names
  • Establishing a daily yoga practice
  • Intelligent alignment
  • Functional Movement
  • Pranayama and breath work
  • Yoga philosophy
  • Mantra and chanting
  • Meditation and establishing a daily practice
  • Yoga lineages and styles
  • Complementary practices – self-care, Ayurveda, nutrition

 

Please note some theoretical elements of the course will be delivered online

PIP 2023 Dates:

 

  • 23rd – 27th Mar 2023
  • 18th – 21st May 2023
  • 13th – 16th Jul 2023
  • 21st – 24th Sep 2023
  • 23rd – 26th Nov 2023
  • 18th – 21st Jan 2024
Costs and Early Bird Discount:

 

We are offering an Early Bird Discount on the cost of the course until 31st October 2022. This means the cost of the course will be £2,250, saving you £250. (After 31st October, the cost will increase to £2,500).

We believe yoga is a life-long journey and our training programme is just the beginning. We want to inspire you to develop and grow in the practice, philosophy and principles of yoga.
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Who is this course for?

 

• Dedicated practitioners who would like to have the opportunity to deepen their practice

 

•  Students wishing to integrate a sustainable, holistic yoga practice into their daily lives  

 

•  Students interested in learning Sanskrit and philosophy

 

•  Those wishing to develop and sustain a holistic yoga practice that supports their health and wellbeing. 

 

• It gives those who don’t wish to teach the opportunity to focus on their personal practice at a new and challenging level. 

 

• For those who do want to teach, the opportunity to develop the basic knowledge, skills and confidence in their own practice before learning to teach others. 

 

• As a refresher course, for example for teachers who have had a break from teaching and would like to revise their learnings and regain confidence

Our teachers

PIP is run by Yoga Alliance Professionals Senior Teachers Jock Orton and Lucinda Pimlott. Hover over their below images to read more about them.

Jock Orton

Jock Orton

It is said that we all come to healing in our own time and this was true for me when in 2000, I fell down a mountain snowboarding, breaking my back in four places and shattering my collarbone. After numerous unsuccessful operations, I decided to take matters into my own hands so that I might stand a chance of being mobile by the time I hit forty.

 

I began a regular yoga practice and as the ancient saying goes – ‘when the student is ready the teacher will appear’, I moved back to Cornwall at the same time as Bridget Woods-Kramer, a world renowned Anusara teacher. I spent six years studying and teaching with Bridget and have developed a style that is physically challenging with attention to posture and alignment and above all, playful. My experience has taught me to cherish the physical practice of yoga, but it is the connection between mind, body and soul that inspires my practice.

 

I have been teaching for 19 years and over this time I feel deeply privileged to have been taught by some of the worlds best teachers. In my classes I call upon the teachings of all of my teachers to best serve my own students, with a blend of the styles, techniques and adjustments I’ve learnt along my yoga journey.

Lucinda Pimlott

Lucinda Pimlott

The practices of yoga and meditation have been a way of life for me since 1998, although I had no idea in those early days to what extent they would profoundly change my life. It has been a journey of learning to trust that we are in exactly the right place at the right time.

 

I began teaching over 25 years ago, and even though in the beginning the subject was different, teaching has been my path since I left university. In 2000, I was initiated into the practice of Buddhist meditation with Goenkaji in the Vipassana tradition and since then have been taught and inspired by Thich Nhat Hanh and teachers from the Insight and Thai Forest traditions.

 

In 2005, my first yoga teacher, Beth Shay, took me under her wing as an apprentice. I then went on to train formally in the Anusara tradition and have been teaching yoga for 15 years. More recently, I have been practising with senior teachers in the Iyengar tradition and am grateful for the insights and guidance that all of my teachers have brought.

 

About 10 years ago, I began practising Ayurveda, which shares its underlying philosophy with yoga. After studying the Foundations of Ayurveda with Doctors Claudia Welch and Robert Svoboda, I understood this to be a key ingredient in spiritual practice. Raising our awareness of the state of our body and mind is not only conducive to good health, but is inherent in our journey towards knowing the inner essence of our being.