Unity Partner Yoga™ Teacher Training (IYN)
A 7-day postgraduate diploma recognised by the Independent Yoga Network as a Post Qualifying course. The next course will start on 23rd April 2020.
The diploma is open to existing yoga teachers or those soon to train/certify.
Created and taught by Sevanti, this is the only IYN-recognised Partner Yoga course, and the first Partner Yoga training that we know of in Europe, being established in 2012.
This course offers an extensive range of partner yoga asanas for duos, trios and groups. The focus of this course resides in qualities of trust, presence, authenticity, connection, giving & receiving, nurturance, acceptance and surrender. Unity Partner Yoga™ is a sacred practice, of release and rejuvenation, it can also be a gateway to a much lighter form of yoga with plenty of fun and laughter too!
What is Unity Partner Yoga™?
Unity Partner Yoga™ is the poetic movement of two or more people dancing through yoga asana together.
It is appropriate for all ranges of experience, and all relationships from friends to partners, and children to pregnant women. Unity Partner Yoga™ is a deep, restorative, playful and sacred practice of Yoga. It can awaken an inner oasis of deep peace, where we relate with another, and with our self, through truth, trust and tenderness.
If you would like to find out more about Unity Partner Yoga™, we have various Partner Yoga Workshops throughout 2019.
Below you can find Sevanti’s short video trailer for the Unity Partner Yoga DVD.
“…my practice and teaching have been taken to another level; with a deeper understanding of how bodies work when they come together… Everyone should experience Partner Yoga as it would enable us to make better connections with each other and ourselves.” – Bev Heatherington
Through joint- back/forward bends, spirals, inversions and balances, we can gain more strength, balance, endurance, elasticity and fluidity. By allowing another person to guide us deeper into our individual possibilities, we often reach new realms of openness and softness. We share the give and take of being active or passive in a pose, and understand more about alignment and safety. We can learn so much by assisting our partner, often find ourselves in a range and depth of asanas we do not easily experience alone. We can also become more conscious of caring communication. All of these aspects help with how we relate, by being authentic and responsive to our own needs, whilst recognising and allowing space for the requirements of another.
Practicing with a partner raises the necessity of clear and honest communication and feedback. Not only must one be responsible for oneself, but equally, we can expand our awareness and sensitivity to our partners needs too.
Unity Partner Yoga Teacher Training dates 2020
Times: Thursdays 9.30am – 5.30pm / Fridays 9am – 6pm
- Session 1: Thursday 23rd & Friday 24th April 2020
- Session 2: Thursday 25th & Friday 26th June 2020
- Session 3: Thursday 8th & Friday 9th October 2020
- Coursework deadline: 12pm 4th December 2020
- Exam: Friday 11th December 2020
- UK Course cost: £895
- £250 deposit due now to confirm your place
- Remaining balance £645/£600 is due by 9th April 2020
- Catch-up session is £180
PLEASE NOTE: A minimum of 6 students are required to run either of these courses, a full refund will be given if you book and this is not fulfilled
10% discount for current and past Unity Students or those enrolling for the 2019 Yoga Teacher Training Diploma (IYN)
Taught by IYN Yoga Elder Sevanti who has been running her Unity Yoga Teacher Training annually since 2002. In 1998 Sevanti established her practice of Yoga (and Massage & healing), naming it ‘Unity’. Since then Unity has expanded to become a Training School, where she has lovingly created her own Yoga Teacher Training Diploma (IYN) and Holistic Massage (MTI) Diploma since 2000/02.
In the early days of 2000, Sevanti spent extensive hours researching and practicing with her friend Sarah Jennings. Sevanti started teaching her practice in 2002, demonstrating her creation of Unity Partner Yoga™ at the ‘Yoga Show’ in 2003.
Is an interview required to be accepted onto the diploma?Yes. This will be possible by telephone.
Who will conduct the interview?Sevanti
Will I need to pay a deposit?Yes.
How much will the deposit cost?£250
Can I spread the cost of the diploma?Yes, but the full fee must be paid before the start of the course. Please contact Rosie, the Unity School Manager, to discuss payment options.
Are there grants/bursaries available for the Unity Partner Yoga Teacher Training?
Is accommodation included in the price?No.
Is there accommodation?Yes, but at the Brighton studio only. Students can stay at the studio. There is a bathroom, kitchenette, bed, garden, towels and bedding. For students the studio is £25 per night, if the student brings their own bedding, or £35 if Unity provides the bedding. If you are happy to share with other students then cost can be split.
Will I have to fill out a medical form for the diploma?Yes.
What if I don’t have a doctor?We are happy for you to give this form to a nutritionist, holistic doctor or yoga tutor that meets with you on a regular basis.
Is there coursework?Yes.
If I can’t make every date can I reschedule?Yes, but this will be an extra fee as stipulated in the prospectus. Often a catch up session will be mandatory in order to thoroughly understand the course material.
If I miss a class due to illness or unforeseen circumstances will I need to pay to retake the class?Yes, in most cases. Unity will offer as much flexibility as possible, and will aim to support the student as best as we can.
If I fail the exam will I need to pay a fee to retake the exam?Yes.
Is there parking near the studio and is it free?There is free parking on Bear Road, which is about a 15-minute walk from the studio. There is pay & display parking nearby.
Do I need to bring lunch?Yes or you can pop to one of the shops or cafes along Lewes Road.
“Sevanti’s course was challenging, enriching and inspiring. It came at a pivotal time for me and prompted a change of career to dedicate my passion to this joyful and collaborative practice.” – Cat Duval