Bodhiyoga offers a comprehensive yoga teacher training programme of hatha yoga practice based firmly upon Buddhist mindfulness principles and meditation.
We are offering a 200 and 500 hours training built around yoga and meditation retreats in Scotland and Spain.
The role of the yoga teacher in today's world is an important one. We are aiming in Bodhiyoga to bring about an integral and whole approach to yoga teaching, that especially incorporates mindfulness, meditation and a spirit of enquiry. As a yoga teacher, we are involved in a process of helping others learn about themselves. We use a series of methods, classical and modern, which are the tools for helping people grow and change.
What we teach and how we teach, may have far reaching effects in the lives of our students. We never really know the full extent of the effect our yoga teaching will have. Some students will stay with you for many years, devoted to practising with you. Others will just be passing through, but non-the-less, they may still gain alot through your classes.
As a yoga teacher develops experience they become more apt at developing classes that are appropriate for the groups that they are teaching and therefore more beneficial. We move from the more generalised, to the more specific. In ancient times, yoga would have been an oral tradition whereby one student studied with a teacher and received individualised teaching based on the needs of the person in front of them. In modern times, classes are the more common teaching context. So we have to adapt to the needs of the people in our environment.
With guidance and encouragement, you will find yourself developing the confidence and clarity you need to lead groups and teach others. We will see to it that you develop to the best of your ability and really shine, as a teacher. Time, practice and patience bring about the best, in this respect. Bodhiyoga is therefore committed to training teachers to a high standard. We will give you all the support and training that you need to fulfil the role as a teacher.
"The Bodhiyoga TTC offers a beautifully thought out integration of yoga and Buddhism. I had spent many years unknowingly looking for this course, and these teachers Sudaka and Sadhita. Having just finished it, I can describe it as comprehensive, hard-work, inspriational and transformative. Sudaka and Sadhita are teachers with integrity who encompass that which they teach; this is their vocation. I feel very fortuante to have done this course and feel ready to teach Buddhism-inpired yoga." - Kate Marks, Liverpool, UK.
"The Bodhiyoga teacher training programme has taught me how to deepen my practice of mindfulness and metta on the mat, and how to guide others into their experience of these qualities. The wisdom and compassion of the two teachers creates the space for a deep exploration of practice, helping to draw out each of the students innate and learned skills and to imbue us with confidence to take our knowledge out into the world" - Andrea L Campbell , Norwich, UK.
"I spent a week practising yoga under Sadhita’s tuition at Dhanakosa and subsequently attended a weekend course whilst I was 6 months pregnant. Both groups contained a wide range of abilities, nonetheless Sadhita’s instructions and teaching made the courses accessible yet challenging for all. He has an in-depth anatomical knowledge of the human body which gives his instructions exceptional clarity and precision. It also enables him to tailor his instructions according to each individual’s specific needs. For me, the biggest revelation for my practice was learning how to breathe properly. His dedication and enthusiasm for the practice of yoga makes him a truly inspirational teacher." - Ele Arbuckle, Edinburgh, Scotland
"Sadhita has been teaching yoga for many years. His method is an integral system of hatha yoga which involves Buddhist principles and meditation. I have been on retreat with Sadhita several times and I can wholeheartedly recommend him for his patience, wisdom, humour and expertise." - Tina McCallan, Turkey
"I have always enjoyed Sudaka's teaching and his precise yet playful approach to yoga. I have been to several of his retreats which were wonderfully led, allowing the individual to sink deep into their practice in a fully supported environment. I would fully recommend Sudaka as a teacher and cant wait to practice with him again soon." - Holly Greenwell, Newcastle upon tyne, UK.
"Bodhiyoga is the most valuable teacher training, weaving together mindfully the Buddha's teachings, yoga asana, and meditation. Sadhita and Sudaka's wisdom and knowledge are a true gift to any aspiring yogi. I am truly honoured to have studied with Bodhiyoga and feel confident as a yoga teacher and having a deeper committment to meditation practice. So much thanks and gratitude for this transformational insightful training" - Nancy Schneider, USA.