“Becoming A Better Teacher” Yoga CPD Workshops, Cheltenham

Workshops for teachers and teacher trainees with Ian Davis.

Venue: The Yoga Studio, 53-57 Rodney Road, Cheltenham, GL50 1HX - a great, dedicated space for Cheltenham’s yoga community.
These weekend workshops fulfil CPD requirements for Yoga Alliance. 18 contact hours.

Ian has been a student and teacher of Yoga for more than 18 years. Inspired by his first teacher Tina Pashumati James, he qualified with David Swenson and then with both the British Wheel of Yoga and Yoga Alliance. He continues to train and learn every day. He loves sharing his passion and knowledge of Yoga with others.

The idea for these Teacher Workshops is about us not just being good yoga teachers but great ones and what we learn here will make a huge difference in our classes. We want to deepen our knowledge, our individuality and become better teachers.

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


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 9th and Sunday 10th February. 9am-6pm. £120.


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 2nd and Sunday 3rd March. 9am-6pm. £120.


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 11th and Sunday 12th May. 9am-6pm. £120.


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 8th and Sunday 9th June. 9am-6pm. £120.


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 3rd and Sunday 4th August. 9am-6pm. £120.


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. 9am-6pm. £120.


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. 9am-6pm. £120.


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.