“Becoming A Better Teacher” Workshops
Weekends of CPD Yoga Study for Teachers & Teacher Trainees
Cheltenham

with Ian Davis


These weekend workshops fulfil CPD requirements for Yoga Alliance. 18 contact hours.

Got any questions? Drop Ian an email - davisian@me.com.


Teaching Actions not Postures


Tiny shifts in the alignment of a pose can move the work from one muscle to another without really changing the way a pose looks.  We need to see those shifts and changes and teach our students to feel and make them deliberately in their own practice.  This weekend focuses on alignment and the super important skill of teaching actions to our students, not poses.

Saturday 21st and Sunday 22nd September 2019
9am-6pm
£120
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Yoga is for Every Body


We will spend the weekend considering inclusivity.  Yoga has the potential to become seen as something for the beautiful and young.  But yoga’s greatest strength has always been it’s ability to work in and on every body and mind.  We will consider how we spread the message to wider audiences.  Particularly young and old, the overweight, the poorly, those with learning difficulties, anxiety or depression.

Saturday 9th and Sunday 10th November 2019
9am-6pm
£120
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Growing as a Teacher and as a Student

Taking a look at both our yoga practice and our teaching and working out what we need to really grow in both.  Every teacher is individual, we will work to create a bespoke plan for the teacher and student you’d like to be.

Saturday 25th and Sunday 26th January 2020
9am-6pm
£120
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Awesome Skills for Yoga Teaching

Storytelling, weaving themes through a class, better cuing, ways to use our voice, sequencing, connecting to our students and helping them to connect to themselves.  This weekend is all about becoming a better teacher.

Saturday 29th February and Sunday 1st March 2020
9am-6pm
£120
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A Happier, Healthier Life


Considering the great texts and teachings of yoga - chakras, kosha’s, Sutras and the Gita.  Not treating them as historical or scholarly works but as incredible tools to help us and our students transform ourselves and lead truly happier healthier lives.

Saturday 25th and Sunday 26th April 2020
9am-6pm
£120
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Advanced Anatomy and Physiology


How muscles get stronger. How we use slow twitch and fast twitch muscles differently in the body.  Understanding what effects our energy.  The difference between strength and stamina.  And learning to create more stability in the body.  We’ll also spend a day considering the mechanics, importance and value of good breathing.

Saturday 9th and Sunday 10th May 2020
9am-6pm
£120
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Muscles in Focus


Yoga works brilliantly right through the body and should touch all of our muscles from quads to cardiac.  Some are real problem areas for people, so we will take a look at those to understand why and have a plan for how we can make a difference in them.  Particularly glutes, serratus, psoas, transverse abdominus and pelvic floor.

Saturday 4th and Sunday 5th July 2020
9am-6pm
£120
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All sessions are held at The Yoga Studio, 53-57 Rodney Road, Cheltenham. We find parking easiest in the car park at Sherborne Place and walking down, takes about 5 minutes. Bring a lunch and we can sit together and eat at break time.