You prefer experiential learning, like to explore and investigate through sensation and activation.
You are comfortable with answers that begin with “it depends.”
You prefer critical thinking and questions that uncover new questions because you understand that learning never stops.
You are invested in genuine inquiry, lifelong learning, open-mindedness and growth.
You recognise that there are many perspectives, tools and practices, and you are keen to apply those in real-world situations, social activism and allyship.
You want to learn about the vast & rich history & evolution of yoga and other wisdom traditions.
You are grounded in empathy and compassion and actively encourage self-efficacy and diversity.
You celebrate human variation and value a multi-disciplinarian approach to movement, meditation and philosophy. You embrace concepts from modern somatic psychology, neuroscience, and mindfulness research.
A week-long in-person immersion at the stunning Upwey House in Dorset (UK). This will be the hub of our learning, connection and experimentation.
We will use the beautiful grounds of Upwey House to engage, experiment and learn.
The on-demand modules create an accessible and engaging learning experience to support you through the training.
After spending a week-long immersion together, we embark on the live calls spread out over six months.
Toni and guest facilitators will continue to provide a modular-based, fresh, practical and experiential education. Together we practice, inquire, discuss, feedback and build knowledge and confidence to teach.
As a yoga teacher trainer and mentor, Toni has a great ability to deliver complex issues and subject matter in a way that makes them interesting, understandable and thought-provoking. Toni demonstrates excellent group facilitator and leadership qualities, enabling group discussion and managing group dynamics.
Lisa Jaques - Nurse & Yoga Teacher
Toni Roberts is a senior yoga teacher with 16 years of full-time teaching of classes, training, retreats & workshops in the UK and internationally. Together the team brings many years of practice and experience in yoga, movement modalities, Buddhist mindfulness, meditation, yoga therapy, sound therapy, and psychotherapy.
Director of Training
Yoga history, philosophy, asana, movement, pranayama, subtle anatomy, meditation, teaching methodology and the intersection of Eastern & Western psychology & Buddhist mindfulness.
Guest Teacher TBC
More info coming soon
To FEEL is to focus, engage, experiment and learn. To FEEL is to build greater sensitivity whilst fostering the ability to be with feeling. To FEEL is to nurture emotional regulation, healthy; emotional attachment, social interaction, movement, empathy, connection, creativity, empowerment, activism, and growth.
A focused mind is vital, stable, creative, patient, tolerant, clear, insightful and powerful.
We will explore concentration and focusing practices from both the traditional to the contemporary.
Insight without action is useless. Engagement and action are essential in building confidence, providing real-world experience and feedback necessary for change, personal growth, sovereignty and accountability.
Knowledge is created by transforming experimentation and experience, improving conceptual thinking, enhancing creativity, and encouraging open-mindedness, observation, and critical thinking.
To learn is to grow, to feel is to know, to know is to liberate, to liberate is to love.
"Toni's teaching style is hugely encouraging. She builds your confidence to teach in ways that you may never have considered. Introducing students to different forms of teaching yoga and allowing everyone to grow in their individual styles. P.S Toni’s Hatha/Vinyasa classes are AWSOME too!!!!!!"
Gabrielle Day - Yoga Teacher
"Toni was my lead teacher at yoga teacher training: she is an amazing teacher, compassionate and kind and her knowledge is incredible! Her teaching had a huge effect on my life."
Silvia Laurenti - Physiotherapist
"Toni has such a huge wealth of knowledge and passion for Yoga and she shares it in a way that is accessible to everyone, whatever your background. I've been lucky enough to go on several of Toni's trainings and would absolutely recommend her to anyone."
Claire McGill - Co-Director at Lushtums
This multi-disciplinary training respectfully integrates Eastern philosophy and wisdom practices with Western science and psychotherapeutic understanding. We offer a non-dogmatic and collaborative approach to facilitate a training that draws on yoga & modern movement, sound therapy, Buddhist mindfulness, psychotherapy, meditation and yoga therapy. Experimentation and critical thinking are encouraged throughout.
A thorough overview of the history & evolution of yoga and it's application for social responsibility, activism and liberation in our world today.
Learn how to confidently guide yoga postures, movement, breath work and meditation. Through the lens of psychotherapy learn the importance of appropriate, sensitive (trauma informed) and accurate language to promote autonomy and facilitate inclusivity and adaptation in your classes.
We will learn and practice together the fundamentals and components of a sustainable yoga and meditation practice.
Learn mindfulness & contemplative practice from the Buddhist tradition and its practical application through awareness, compassion and the path of liberation for all.
Learn about natural resonance, sound therapy, and mantra. Develop your personal sound practice and how to use your voice for mantra and chanting in a class situation. Introduction to working with singing bowls.
We will look at the fundamentals of structuring and sequencing a vinyasa based movement class.
You will learn both traditional pranayama and contemporary breath work. We will look at the current scientific understanding and importance of breath work support health and wellbeing.
You will be supported in creating a community project from its conception to delivery. You will be guided and mentored to create something that supports & empowers marginalised and underserved people in your community.
Understand anatomy from an experiential perspective. You'll learn the difference between active and passive stretching, and the importance of mobility and strength for a sustainable practice.
Explore the rich variety of methodology & practices of focus, concentration and meditation.
For lots of people self-promotion feels like a challenge particularly set against the noise of the social media landscape. You will learn how to promote yourself authentically and with integrity.
Understand the nervous system, the importance of rest & relaxation and learn to teach essential practices for balance and wellbeing.
Early bird rate: £3550 until October 1, 2021. £3950 thereafter.
Payment plan options are available for those who need them with a £1420 deposit to secure your place.
Fees include all tuition (in-person on retreat, Zoom, and on-demand), a manual, assessments, certificate, food and accommodation at Upwey House.