Yoga 200hr Teacher Training
16th September - 26th November 2023
About the course
The Breeze YTT is a 200hr Vinyasa Yoga course taught by senior yoga teacher Hassan Hassan focussing on practical learning complimented by other tutors teaching anatomy and philosophy.
Like Yoga Practice our Teacher training course is always evolving to stay current and relevant while staying rooted in traditional yogic principles. Our training course is a personal journey to help you discover or bring out the teacher within. We have certain modules that we cover every time but we allow space for each group to be in their process so they can embody their teaching rather than intellectualise the course.
As The Bhagavad Gita informs us ‘Yoga is a journey of the self through the self to the self’ so straight from the start of the course you will be invited to delve deeper into your internal space individually and as a group. We keep our numbers to small groups so everyone has the time and space to be acknowledged and heard.
You will learn 2 sequenced classes (Vinyasa & Hatha) which you can learn rote or create your own. Along the course you are given teaching tools to keep in your teaching tool kit to use when you need in life or along your teaching career. Everyone that teaches on the course is a yoga teacher so they can relate their subjects back to teaching yoga.
How long is the course?
The course runs over 3 months and is split into 6 weeks/weekends.
Please see the 'schedule' section for full details.
What style of yoga is taught?
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 the ability to teach a vinyasa flow class as well as a traditional hatha class. The repertoire of postures covered will give you the ability to teach both dynamic and more calm flow classes. There will also be a module on teaching in the hot room safely and effectively.
How is the course material delivered?
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.
How much homework is there?
The Breeze 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.
How much practice will I be expected to do throughout the course?
You will be given the sequences that you will learn on training so you an practice them and feel them in your body. We recommend that you begin self practice with these and attend 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.
Do I need to live in Beckenham?
Not necessarily, but all contact hours will be in Beckenham, so you’ll need to find your own accommodation for the intensive week at the beginning, and all weekends following.
Is it possible to work full time alongside the training?
Absolutely. Aside from the week intensive 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.
I have particular learning needs, is support available?
Do you take on everyone who applies?
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).
How many students do you take on the course?
No more than 12
What level yoga practitioner do I need to be?
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.
What if I’m not super flexible, and my inversions aren’t perfect? Can I still apply?
Of course yoga is for everybody and at Breeze we believe that anyone can practice yoga and encourage all body types to attend training if you feel called to. In your training you will learn firstly how to practice for your body and then learn how to safely teach other body types and making yoga accessible for all.
Will I be able to come to Breeze classes throughout the YTT?
Yes. Everyone who enrols on the Breeze 200 hr YTT will receive a TT pass to classes to use at the studio 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 part of our exclusive mentor program, you will have the opportunity to teach our community classes right after you graduate to put into practice everything you have learned. We believe that your TT is just the start of your teaching career and you should continue to grow and learn throughout your time as a teacher, so after training we will be around to help you with any guidance you may require. The mentor programme is something that is unique to Breeze training.
When can I start teaching yoga?
Once you have passed the Breeze 200 hr YTT and hold a valid first aid certificate and insurance, you will be covered to start teaching classes. We encourage students to start teaching friends and family and our community classes as soon as possible, as practice is key and the more practice 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 Breeze mentorship Programme, to give you access to great teachers to shadow so you can practice 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!
Where can I work after I’ve graduated?
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 Breeze and to become part of our Mentor Programme for the following intake. We can also offer many corporate, promotional and large-scale event opportunities.
16th –23rd September (Saturday - Saturday 9am-5pm daily)
30th Sept – 1st Oct (Saturday 9am-5pm / Sunday 10am – 5pm)
13th - 15th Oct (Fri 6pm-8pm / Saturday 9am-6pm / Sunday 9am – 4pm)
28th - 29th Oct (Saturday 9am-6pm / Sunday 9am – 5pm)
10th - 12th Nov (Fri 6pm-8pm / Saturday 9am-6pm / Sunday 9am – 5pm)
23rd - 26th Nov (Thursday - Saturday 9am-6pm daily / Sunday 9am - 5pm)
The Breeze 200 hr YTT is £3,000. The Early Bird rate is £2,800.
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. Payments plans available please email the team at firstname.lastname@example.org for further infomation.
Please factor in transport, accommodation (if required) and food/ drinks costs for the duration of the course. If you have further questions email email@example.com
Meet your teacher
Incredibly gifted teacher Hassan Hassan will be your lead teacher for the 200hr Breeze yoga teacher training.
Hassan was born in London with Turkish Cypriot roots and comes from a social services background working with children in inner London in youth justice and children with additional needs. Working with children and families was very rewarding but highlighted the importance for self care. Hassan’s yoga adventure began in the gym practicing hatha yoga for a good stretch to escape the stresses of working shifts and an emotionally challenging job. After 6 months of practice Hassan felt some profound changes and well, like many others the rest is ….. Becoming a yoga teacher was a natural progression and a heartfelt decision for Hassan and he is so grateful to be able to teach one of his passions in life. Instead of assessments and support plans with young people, he now helps adults go upside down, twist, backbend and forward bend all in the name of health and personal development.
Hassan has over 10 years experience working with people on a personal level, has taught in America, Sweden, Norway, Turkey, Thailand and all over UK. He also teaches on teacher trainings, yoga shows and holds his own retreats. Hassan is a REPs level 3 personal trainer, Bikram, Vinyasa and Yin qualified teacher. Hassan is based in Kent and teaches regularly in East London, South east London and Beckenham, his sessions are person centred, motivating and compassionate with a focus on technique and a little fun!
When not teaching or practicing yoga Hassan can be found looking after his dogs, rabbits and tropical fish, talking to his plants, training in the gym, chilling on the sofa or doing one of his favourites teaching a yoga retreat.