Yoga + Spiritual Development Teacher Training

200-hour Independent Yoga Network

Are you ready to immerse yourself in the teachings of yoga at a deeper level?

Are you ready t share the joys of yoga as a fully qualified teacher?

This course offers an opportunity to deepen into a life blessed with all aspects of yoga. It also offers the opportunity for you to grow into a fully fledged teacher passing on your knowledge and experience to other people.

But the course is more than that. In addition to gaining your teaching qualification, the course will enable you to cultivate compassion within you, empathy for others, gratitude for what you have and acceptance of everything that is.


How to Teach Yoga:

How to develop a safe teaching style which is always inclusive and comes from a place of healing and compassion. Finding your own inner teacher, learning how to hold a space so that a yoga class can become a healing practice and finding your own voice as a yoga teacher.

Practicalities: How to Structure Classes:

How to adjust safely and use props effectively. How to adapt for various anatomical and physiological issues as they arise in the class setting. How to market your yoga classes from a yogic perspective, how to set up classes and advertise. How to bring spirituality to business.

Karma Yoga:

Offering yourself as a volunteer in an environment such as care work, a soup kitchen, food bank or refugee camp. Dedicated service to humanity asking nothing in return. Choosing the karma yoga service which comes from within you to offer healing out into the world. 

Intensive Chakra Development:

Monthly intensives on the world of the chakras and how to deepen into the experience of the chakra system. Using the chakras as a model for understanding the manifestation of spiritual blocks, physical symptoms and experiences in deep meditation. 

Yoga Philosophy:

What is Yoga? Process and Conclusion - more in-depth and explaining our path and progress. Relative reality vs Ultimate Reality. Life of Frequency - Understanding the 3 Gunas. Karma Yoga - Spiritualising your Life’s Actions. Classical Hatha Yoga - What’s the goal of the Practice? Raja Yoga - Understanding the Royal Practices. Ego vs. Atman - What is What? Staying motivated on your path. Understanding the nadis. Acceptance of death as a part of life and reincarnation of the soul. 


Anatomy and Physiology:

Understanding the human body and all its intricate systems. Understanding muscles, joints and connective tissue. Understanding fascia. Using anatomy and physiology to be a better teacher and student of yoga. Going deeper into common ailments presented in yoga classes. Using knowledge of anatomy to practice and teach safely. Enabling yoga to be a Healing System.

Prices and Course Dates:  

Full price £2600. This breaks down as £250 per weekend plus £850 for the immersion.

You pay £250 deposit then £250 each time we meet for the weekends. Immersion deposit £150 due in November. The final weekend you pay the immersion balance of £700.

2019: 5/6 October, 2/3 November, 7/8 December and 2020, 4/5 January, 25/26 January, 29 Feb/1st  March,  21/22 March and a week intensive 12th to 19th April. Weekends held in Bristol, Intensive at Shanticentre, Italy. 

Meet Your Teachers

Stephanie Shanti

Stephanie Shanti Bosanko is the director and co-founder of Shanticentre. She has taught yoga and Reiki retreats and trainings as well as organized over 100 visiting teachers.

Her original teacher training was with Sivananda organisation in 2000. Since then she has completed many yoga programs in UK and India.


Lila Lolling

Lila Saraswati Lolling is a 500hour advanced yoga teacher with nearly 20 years of teaching experience in the fields of classical yoga philosophy, yoga therapy, and yoga spirituality.


She is the author of Walking the Ancient Path of Yoga, a devotional book on Raja Yoga. She is the founder of EcoYoga Life and co-director of ASL Yoga Kula.


Bristol, United Kingdom

London, United Kingdom

Abruzzo, Italy

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