The TYA regularly offers talks and workshops by a wide range of speakers which are open to the public and to teachers from all schools.

Deeper Practice Workshops


Arthritis and Yoga with Swami Ambika ………………………1 October 2017

What is it?
What should we do?
What should we avoid doing?
How can Yoga help?

According to NHS figures more than 10 million people in the UK have been diagnosed with arthritis. This means that each of us teachers probably has students in our class with the condition. Unfortunately, as arthritis is often used to describe aches and pains in the joints, it can become very confusing ~ especially when we learn that there are, in fact, over 100 different types of arthritis.

Our Arthritis Workshop will cover some of the most common arthritis conditions and their symptoms and how they relate to Yoga ~ what people should be doing and what should they avoid in our classes. We will also look at how different aspects of Yoga can help with the condition.

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Cost : £45


Yoga and Ayurveda with Ami Roy ………………………..…21 May 2017

Yoga and Ayurveda are two interrelated branches of the same great tree of Vedic knowledge that encompasses all of human life and the entire universe. When combined, they are a powerful tool to help us unlock the deep mysteries of health, vitality, balance and realisation.
In this workshop, Ami will introduce Ayurveda; its history, philosophy and its practice and its deep links to its sister, Yoga. Inquiring within our own bodies, we will explore our individual constitutions as seen through the Ayurvedic lens, and discuss practices which can bring the mind-body back into balance. Exploring herbs, spices, oils, foods and rituals, we can unlock some of the secrets of this ancient healing body of knowledge. The workshop will enable us to bring Ayurvedic tools into our Yoga practice and integrate the two as we seek greater harmony.

Ami truly believes that those who are interested in Yoga will benefit from studying and exploring Ayurveda.

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Cost : £45


Strength versus Flexibility – Finding balance with Ben Parkes…………5 November 2017

Personal anecdotal evidence from conversations with Osteopaths and Chiropractors suggests there is a steady stream of Yoga teachers presenting to bodyworkers with pain, problems or injuries in their body often resulting from an imbalance of strength and flexibility. Usually the teachers are bendy, hyper-mobile and super-flexible but lack the core strength and overall body stability required to hold together a healthy,

Ben Parkes was one of these teachers and the imbalance contributed to 10 months of painful misery and physical shutdown. He has now embarked on a journey to make his practice and his teaching the best blend of strengthening and stretching. He discovered that this was actually always present in traditional Yoga asana practice and although the journey involved learning new techniques and broadening the physical work, it turned out overall to be a return home to the true spirit of Yoga asana.

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Cost : £45

Sanskrit Tongue Twisters with Swami Ambika………….26 November 2017

Like asana, Sanskrit names are meant to challenge ~ and just like asana, as we 'do' them, we are transformed.

Many of us want to honour the tradition by using the Sanskrit names for postures but find them truly tongue twisting. In this 3-hour workshop Swami Ambika will cover as many posture names as time allows and everyone will have a chance pronounce/ chant and have some fun as we get our tongues used to another way of being.

We will add a tiny bit of research looking at the benefits of chanting, and a few chants along with the asana and vinyasa names.

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Cost : £45

See Also:
  Foundation Course
  Teachers Training Course
  Bridge Yoga® Course
  Sage Yoga® Course

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