Yoga Space Academy Vinyasa Training Course

One specialist course spread over 10 months that is designed to provide students the knowledge to teach Vinyasa style Yoga. A very comprehensive, and hands-on course for students who are passionate and dedicated Yoga students. The course is a 200hr Course with options to take discounted extra electives in Kids Yoga, Yin Yoga,( see our yin page) Ashtanga Immersion days and guest workshops. Mentorship programme available for 6 months via email and Skype ( or at studio assisting classes) after course completion.


Join us for our fantastic Vinyasa Training which starts with a weeks intensive retreat at a beautiful chateau in the south of France. This full immersion will really help you start your training and get ready for the course ahead.

A fully comprehensive very hands on training for students who are passionate and dedicated Yoga students. The course is taught by Nichi Green, Lucy Beckwith and Sarah Blenkhorn and has evolved from over 12 years of experience training teachers to an excellent standard.The course allows you to add in extra elective days in areas that interest you at a discounted rate. The course is very practically based with a strong focus on alignment, anatomy and teaching practice. Following the 1 week intensive the core modules will take place in Leeds.

Meet Nichi. Here she answers questions about Training Teachers;


The course covers  teaching  Vinyasa Flow style to beginners and how to adapt and design classes to suit your student group.The core course runs over 20 days and over an 8 month period.You will also be expected to do 20 hours assisting/observing with a Yoga Alliance or Senior Teacher teacher on top of your core course hours.The course is approved by Yoga Alliance Professionals. At the end of the course you will be able to teach  beginners yoga with confidence. You are encouraged to join YAP as a student once the course begins and it is recommended that you take out insurance with them. On top of the core course you then choose an elective say in  Kids Yoga Training at discounted rate.

The Syllabus covers:

  • History of yoga
  • Physiology of breath
  • stretching principles
  • philosophy
  • class planning and teaching practice
  • Functional anatomy
  • Principles of asana
  • Alignment and adjusting
  • Business of Yoga
  • Use of voice
  • Shatkarmas
  • Modifications, yoga for pregnancy
  • Vinyasa Krama and  Intelligent sequencing
  • Hip, shoulder, core and back-bending sequences
  • Inversions
  • Yin and Restorative Yoga
  • Meditation and Relaxation
  • Use of Music
  • Yoga and neuroscience

Course Syllabus is listed here; https://docs.google.com/document/d/1w714xfHYS2tYX62q7CwaL0-uTnqc4dnh6kCo2ZbMJkE/edit?usp=sharing

Chateau De Goas- Venue For France Intensive Week.


The course schedule is as follows in France and Leeds.


  • Intro Sessions with Nichi Green and Teacher Training Students 18th January 2020 and 22nd February 2020.
  • Intro DayCourse Starts Sunday 3rd May 2020- (7hrs) History of Modern Yoga, Breath and Bhanda. Course Introduction and Overview, Core Sequence, Use of Voice, Mantra and Meditation, Sun salutes. Journaling, Relection and Observations. Group Work.
  •  Matt Giordano Workshops 14th-17th May 2020. (optional elective- 32hrs)
  • Intensive Week Retreat in South of France 23rd May to 30th May with Nichi Green and Lucy Beckwith.- (60hrs)
  • Weekend 1– Leeds 12th-14th June 2020 with Nichi Green and Sarah on Friday-Functional Anatomy Module with Stu Girling from https://loveyogaanatomy.com/  on Saturday and Sunday. (28hrs)
  • Weekend 2– Leeds 25th-27th September with Nichi Green (28hrs)
  • Weekend 3– Leeds 6th-8th November 2019 with Sarah Blenkhorn (28hrs)
  • Weekend 4- Leeds 9th-10th January 2021 with Nichi Green (16hrs)
  • Weekend 5– Leeds 6th-7th March 2021 with Nichi Green and Sarah Blenkhorn (16hrs)

Contact Hours-180-211hrs


Your Teachers

Nichi Green will be teaching 50 percent of the course in Leeds, and 70 percent in France supported by Sarah Blenkhorn and Lucy Beckwith. She is registered with Yoga Alliance Professionals as a Senior Yoga teacher and has been training teachers in Leeds for over 12 years. She teaches online for Ekhart Yoga and runs retreats in the U.K as well as managing a busy yoga studio.She has over 23 years experience of practising and teaching yoga.Sarah is also registered as an SYT with Yoga Alliance and has been teaching for over 10 years. Lucy has been teaching in Barcelona for the last 8 years and has become known for her beautiful flows accompanied by live music. With this wonderful team of teachers you can expect creative and inspiring teaching with endless knowledge, expert guidance and mentoring. Lucy flowing with live cello here;

Nichi Green
Sarah Blenkhorn
Stu Girling


Certified Yoga Alliance Training Centre

Our Teacher Training courses have met the stringent requirements set by Yoga Alliance Professionals. Our graduates are trained to the highest standard and are eligible to register with Yoga Alliance professionals. The course has a set 180 hours contact time and the core teacher is a registered Senior Yoga teacher with Yoga Alliance.

The Intensive Week 23rd-30th May 2020

It begins;

Staying in a luxurious chateau near Toulouse all you really have to do is arrive with your yoga gear, notebooks and an inquiring mind. Bringing together 18 students from Europe and the U.K we will dive in to the study, practice and teaching of  Yoga with Nichi and Lucy as your guides. All veggie/vegan food is provided in this glorious location and accommodation is in shared twin rooms. On site there is a swimming pool, private grounds and a fully equipped yoga shala.

Daily Schedule; Run over 5 full days- 2 half days on arrival and travel days

7am-7.40am Meditation and Pranayama               

7.45am-9am Guided Vinyasa Class


10am-12.30pm Teacher Training Programme

12.30pm-2.30pm Lunch and Free Time

2.30pm-6.30pm Teacher Training Programme.

6.30pm-7.45pm Dinner

7.45pm 9.30pm Discussions, Philosophy, Ethics




Alongside the core course students are requested to do 10 hours observing of classes taught by a Yoga Alliance registered teacher who has been teaching for at least 2 years. You can observe classes in any style of Yoga, preferably a mixed level class or beginners. A log of hours must be kept and signed by the teacher you observe.

Once observation hours are completed and you are past your 2nd Weekend of study you will be asked to then start assisting a Yoga Alliance registered teacher. This can be at our studio or a studio nearer to home if you are travelling. A log of hours must be kept and signed by the teacher you assist.

Self study is an essential part of the course. keeping a practice journal, reading and submitting assignments prior to each weekend you attend is an integral part of your learning and development. At least 1 full day a month should be set aside for completing your written assignments. You will be set work prior to your functional anatomy days and asked to write up teaching practice as well as reflections on reading, practice and philosophy.


Video from Liz from https://www.holistichealthderbyshire.com/holistic-health talking about her Yoga Teaching since graduating in 2017

“… The course has taught me so much.. how to teach yoga effectively, and safely and to different people as well as an immense amount about the wider yoga practice…I never imagined the personal and physical change that I would discover and learn on this course, the dedication that I would practice and the passion I feel for teaching from my learning on the course. Through the combination of homework assignments, observations, assists, teaching practice and workshops. To quote from a book on our reading list; “the more I learned, the more I changed my mind, until, finally, clarity emerged” ( Erich Schiffmann)” Kate April 2018


” My friend asked me the other day how Im so ready to get going and i said its because I chose this course. Its given me the practical and functional skills that are needed in the ever developing and  now competitive yoga world.This course has been an incredible journey that has offered me a fortune of knowledge and experience. As students we have been pushed and driven to achieve brilliant results. We have had the opportunity to explore yoga through various lenses and have broadened our knowledge and perceptions of the practice. I feel ready to teach and that is rewarding. ” Georgie April 2018

” I knew several amazing and inspiring teachers who had trained at the yoga space so I knew it would teach me how to teach well the yoga that I love. The course has been challenging in a good way. The more i learn the more I want to learn” Susie April 2018



Early bird Fee £2500 if paid in full by start of course. ( Save £300 )            ( Register before February 29th 2020.) Please note registration requires payment of course deposit to secure your place.

  • Possible easy payment structure as follows; ( please note the admin charges if paying in this way.)
  • £1250 Registration Fee – must be paid prior to 30th April 2020 in order to secure a place. Or before 29th Feb if booking with early bird offer.
  • Monthly Installments – by special arrangement only prior to course starting. Admin charge applicable. 8 payments of £200 after the deposit is paid.
  • Total Cost £2850 paid by 31st December 2020

Fees if registering after February 29th 2020.

Full fee payment: £2800

Fees include 1 weeks intensive retreat, transfers, food and accommodation on this retreat. Flights are not included. Manuals, teaching, homework support and mentoring during course are included in fees.


Prerequisites For Students

-You must have at least two years steady Yoga practice with a qualified teacher. This can be in any discipline of Yoga but asana practice much be of a certain standard with a good understanding of alignment.  Experience of vinyasa yoga is preferred. This will be assessed from application and on assessment day or via interview.


Yoga teacher training should not be undertaken lightly. Trainees are expected to maintain a regular Yoga practice whilst taking the courses. Homework and reading should be completed in time before each weekend so that the student is prepared. Extensions on homework can be granted where necessary. Students may be asked to resit or redo modules/ assignments. We will give you guidance and examples of homework to help you with assignments.

English not your first language? Don’t worry Lucy is fluent in Spanish and we have lots of experience of teaching European students and have graduates from all over Europe.

How To Apply

Come to our Intro sessions in Leeds on 12th October, 7th December, 11th January or 7th March and meet Nichi and Sarah. Join a vinyasa class followed by a Q+ A and meet a couple of our graduates from last years course. Book here;https://theyogaspace.co.uk/workshops

Not In Yorkshire? Set up a skype meeting with Nichi and send in a video of you practicing. Email Nichi at yogini.green@gmail.com


Candidates will be asked to attend a class at the studio followed by an interview with Nichi. If you wish to be considered for the course please submit an application form. Any questions can be directed to Nichi at info@theyogaspace.co.uk. We take a maximum of 15 students on the course. All applications must be submitted no later than the 25th June 2018.


Course Syllabus and Course Documents can be viewed here;



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