Unity Yoga Teacher Training (YTT) 300 hrs

A personal and professional journey to share the benefits & depth of inclusive yoga.

The next course starts in January 2025

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New start date of January 2025.

Unity Yoga Teacher Training  300 hours YTT with 214 direct contact hours & 86hrs of supplementary webinars, workshops & online classes. Options to extend  to 400hrs with an extra year of study.

Accessible pricing with sliding scale available, with prices from £2916.

Places are limited, register your interest now.

What is Unity Yoga Teacher Training?

The Unity Yoga Teacher Training 300hr diploma recognised by Yoga Teachers Together (YTT). It offers an in-depth syllabus, covering the foundations of yoga. You will graduate from the course confident to teach yoga, with a recognised and respected qualification. Established in 2002 for small groups, focussing on the meditative heart of yoga, emphasising breath work, somatic embodiment and genuine inclusive facilitation.

The programme was established and is taught by Sevanti, Founder and Director of Unity. Additional respected and renowned teachers share their passion and experience in specific subjects, bringing a diverse range of subjects and approaches to the heart of yoga. The core of meditation and authentic practice runs through all facilitators to deliver a dynamic and fresh framework for each student to blossom as an individual and as a teacher. Unity offers the option to extend your training to a 400hr diploma, with an extra year of study.

Should you wish to experience some Unity Yoga, we have a wonderful 7 day Chakra Yoga course, designed and recorded by Sevanti in 2021, available for download here. You can also try Sevanti’s teaching with our compliments, here: Complimentary Heart Chakra Yoga Class (2 hours).

When is the next course?

The next course begins in January 2025 and runs two to four days a month until November 2025. The full schedule and timetable is below. The schedule of dates may be subject to slight change but will largely remain as below.

You are welcome to join the morning class with Sevanti and enjoy one hour of Unity Yoga!

Should you wish to practice in a more private environment and visit the venue we can arrange a complimentary yoga class with Sevanti on Friday morning. Please contact us on school@being-in-unity.com to book.

For a more immersive experience you can also join Sevanti’s half day retreat experience at Barcombe Village Hall. There is the much-loved annual week-long retreat, this time in Andalusia, Spain, starting at the end of July. Sevanti also has a weekend autumn retreat coming up in Wales, in October. Enquire now for places and early bird prices.

Please see the 2024 prospectus below.

This video was filmed in 2021. The next diploma starts in January 2025.

“Unity Yoga has a special place in my heart. I started this course hoping to learn more about how to teach yoga and I left feeling inspired and changed not just as a teacher but in all aspects of my life. Unity Yoga has nurtured my body, my mind and my soul. This 9 months teacher training course feels more like the beginning of a new direction in my life and I can’t wait to find out where it will take me. What I love most about this course is how it allows you to let you find out about the teacher you want to be as opposed to following someone else’s path that’s already laid out for you. It requires you to dig deep and it was more challenging than I could have imagined, but then all things worth doing are. So if you want a true yoga practice I can’t recommend this course more. Sevanti is an incredible teacher.”Hilde

The Diploma

  • A thorough, intensive and enlightening training that will prepare you and guide you through the running and teaching of your own classes.
  • A nine-month diploma, with over 300 hours of contact tuition, recognised by Yoga Teachers Together (YTT), made up of 214 hours of contact teaching + 86 hours of online classes (classes, workshops and pre-recorded sessions), a min of 1hr per person of private mentoring support.
  • Monthly long-weekend sessions (2 or 3 days) at the Unity Centre in Lewes: Thursdays and Fridays 9.00am-6.00pm and Saturdays 9.30-6.00pm.
  • Set coursework (written assignments, asana charts and a journal)
  • Teaching 4 months external weekly classes, plus three months of one-to-ones, with written feedback.
  • A practical exam, anatomy & physiology exam and a written paper set as homework.
  • Asana, Mudra, Pranayama, Meditation, Kirtan, Ritual, Yantra, Mantra and Sound Healing. A thorough foundation in Yoga, covering a spectrum of subjects, welcoming all styles of yoga.
  • Understanding Unity Yoga. Day two of each training weekend will include 90-minute Unity Yoga classes with Sevanti.
  • Unity Partner Yoga™
  • Specific Anatomy & Physiology sessions lead by A&P lecturers Earle Abrahamson & Chris Swain. Two Anatomy & Physiology classes from 10am-6pm with Earle and one day with Chris. Plus one exam (one hour).
  • Small groups; a maximum of 12 students to allow a supportive, family-like atmosphere.
  • Created and run by Sevanti, Founder and Director of the Unity Centre & School, plus visiting respected & renowned teachers offer sessions in specialised areas such as  yoga for the deaf & blind community, yoga for specialist mobility needs, neurodiversity, brain injuries, dementia, trauma survivors (PTSD, domestic and sexual violence), somatic and embodied healing in a specialist, dedicated venue used daily for the these groups in our funded programmes, teens, children mother and baby, pregnancy, fertility and gynae and hormonal yoga, sound and mantra, mudras and more… the diversity and depth of the course illustrates Sevanti’s lifes work and dedication, which she shares with her students.
  • Previous teachers have included Ellen Lee, then chair of the Independent Yoga Network.
  • Supportive teachers.
  • Beautiful space to learn in at the Unity Centre, you become part of a dedicated, caring CIC centre with the wellbeing of our community at its heart, whilst being a soothing and beautiful oasis within the town.
  • A fun, awakening and inspiring personal journey.
  • An excellent, highly regarded professional certificate with the most supportive and authentic body, YTT.

Prerequisites

  • ​The course requirements suggest that you have had a regular yoga practice for at least three years. This means practicing around 3 times per week, including at least one weekly taught class. This guideline is flexible so please call to discuss your experience. Often a strong current passion and commitment to the path may be more worthy than years of a weaker relationship with yoga. Each student is unique.
  • ​A face-to-face or telephone interview will be required before acceptance on the course.
  • ​Students must read the the full terms and conditions and students learning contract. These are in the prospectus, which you can download from this page. We require signed contracts to show that you understand and agree with the terms and conditions, including that if the student chooses to not continue the course the full course fees must still be paid and no monies are refundable.

Plus

  • ​Ongoing support with admin and payment organisation.
  • ​Information regarding bursaries and grants for those on a low income. Please contact Lu at school@being-in-unity.com
  • ​Teaching manuals downloadable on Dropbox.
  • ​Becoming a member of the awarding body, with access to information and support.
  • ​A discount on student insurance.
  • ​Graduates are eligible to register with CIMSPA.
  • A one day Emergency First Aid at Work (RQF) qualification taught by Flora Schnider (Elements First Aid Training). This practical one day course not only includes the topics required by the Heath and Safety Executive (HSE) for the Emergency First Aid at Work (EFAW) qualification certificate, but has been developed further to incorporate common situations that may occur whilst doing yoga and studio work. This is an extra £100.
  • ​The opportunity to teach at Unity with marketing support after the course.

To consider

  • ​Students are required to take four hours of workshops (including as part of a yoga retreat) with Sevanti through the duration of the diploma. This is in addition to the Friday morning yoga classes that Sevanti will teach as part of the training (these classes will also be open to the public).
  • ​As a student, you will be experiencing a powerful group journey together. We honour the yogic principles to create harmony and flow within the group.
  • ​Our values underpin the flavour of the atmosphere that we create at Unity. Please read through these on our Unity Core Values section and feel if this is in harmony with what you are looking for.
  • In addition to the internal and external assessment, the student is also assessed informally throughout the course in practical application, in addition to theoretical input and general conduct. The student must demonstrate the appropriate personal qualities expected of a yoga teacher during the course in order for them to receive their certificate.
  • ​Students are required to arrive to classes and exams on time and hand in assessments and coursework on time. Download the prospectus for the full Ts & Cs.
  • ​Unity has the right to terminate the students participation on the course. Download the prospectus for the full Ts & Cs.

“Thank you Sevanti for another wonderful course with an amazing group of people. I’ve learnt so much personally and professionally”Ali

“What an amazing course, what an amazing teacher! Thanks so much Sevanti, for your authenticity and realness!”Nathan

What is Unity Yoga?

Unity Yoga is a deep and meditative flow through seated meditation, asana, pranayama and savasana. It is an enquiry into organic, natural movement; moving inwards through focussed awareness to then open outwards into a spectrum of authentic yogic postures with sensitivity and strength.

The heart of this practice is about ‘being with oneself’, letting go and enjoying the process of unfolding rather than judging or forcing. We establish our practice through the recognition of our miraculous, intelligent body and mind, therefore moving naturally and uniquely to our personal form and personality.

Through this sensitive authenticity we are able to explore a diverse spectrum of asanas with various approaches and dynamics. Meditation, breath, letting go, depth, humility, these are the entry points to a long-term nourishing and inspiring practice. Our style changes as we change, but this diploma is interested in the underlying thread of Yoga, the ability, primarily to connect with our ultimate truth and live our potential of love and joy. The dynamics and content may vary between Unity Yoga Teachers, but the central focus is on the fluidity of natural and authentic movement, relationship with breath and the awareness of our fundamental state of being.

A Unity class usually starts with seated meditation, followed by mantra and pranayama. The body is warmed up before flowing through restorative/flowing/dynamic asanas, weaving through an awakening and cleansing journey through the chakras. The approach is sensitive, attentive and sacred. The body-mind is respected as a whole system, honouring the felt sense of emotions, thoughts and beliefs stored within the physical body. With courage, surrender and lightness we tune in to the intelligence of our system, and the simplicity of letting go of the tension held within the body and mind.

Care is taken to be true to our unique body, enjoying a wide range of possibilities and variations to maintain safe and effective alignment. Moving and still postures are carefully chosen to take each practitioner on a deep but fun journey of awareness. The purpose of a Unity Yoga session is to allow each person time to pause, to listen to the body, mind and emotions and to un-do any accumulated tension. We can then replace tension with an open heart, spaciousness, positivity and trust.

Yoga brings awareness to all parts of ourselves, inspiring balance and clarity and ultimately a greater connection with our higher self, and all that surrounds us. Swami Satchidananda (Founder of Integral Yoga) said “(Yoga) is a flexible combination of specific methods designed to develop every aspect of the individual; physical, emotional, intellectual & spiritual. It is a scientific system which integrates the various branches of Yoga in order to bring about a complete & harmonious development of the individual”.

“It has been an amazing journey, which has had a profound effect on me and my life, I am so glad I found you and your course.”Sophie

“This course has been life changing! :-)”Carla

Unity Yoga Teacher Training Sessions

SESSIONS IN MONTHS 1–9

Two-three days per month starting in October 2024. Dates may be subject to slight changes.

​​Session 1: Thursday 16th – Sat 18th January 2025

Session 2: Thursday 13- Saturday 15th February 2025

Session 3: Thursday 13th and Friday 14th March 2025

Session 4: Friday 25th and Saturday 26th April ’25

Session 5: Friday 6th – Sunday 8th June ’25

Session 6: Thursday 3rd – Saturday 5th July 

Session 7: Thursday 11th – Saturday 13th September 

Session 8: Thursday 9th and Friday 10th October 2025



SESSION TIMES

  • Thursdays: 9am–6.00pm
  • Fridays: 9am–6pm
  • Saturdays: 10am–6pm
So that we can start and finish on time, and everyone has the full benefit of these hours, please always arrive 10 minutes early and be prepared to leave 10 minutes later than the finish time.

ASSESSMENT (MONTH 9)

  • Coursework: Monday 10th November 2025
    Exams: Thursday 20th – Friday 21st November 2025

Anatomy & Physiology dates

A&P session 1:  Saturday 29th March 2025 with Earle Abrahamson

A&P session 2: Saturday 3rd May 2025 with Earle Abrahamson

A&P session 3: Saturday 14th June 2025 with Chris Swain

 

AP&P coursework deadline:  Monday 14th July 2025

AP&P mock exam: Friday 18th July 2025

AP&P final exam: Friday 19th September 2025

First Aid Course

  • 2025 First Aid Course tba. We are looking at dates in June, e.g. Saturday 21st or 28th June 2025.

Cost & Payment Options

Access rate plus

£2916

20% off standard rate

Pay a £700 deposit
Spread over 4 months

Choose this if

This rate is supported by the supporting, standard and sustainability rates. Please feel welcome to choose this rate if the following resonates with your current situation. You might be:

  • experiencing severe financial hardship or instability
  • Balancing educational expenses with limited income
  • Facing unexpected and long term medical or personal expenses
  • Supporting dependents with limited financial resources
  • Dealing with unemployment or reduced income
  • Living paycheck to paycheck with no savings
  • Experiencing financial hardship due to systemic issues related to marginalisation; such as  POC, neurodivergent people or disabled people.

Access rate

£3098

15% off standard rate

Pay a £700 deposit
Spread over 4 months

Choose this if

  • experience housing, employment, or income instability
  • live paycheck to paycheck and lack funds in times of need
  • are dealing with unexpected expenses or emergencies
  • are balancing multiple financial responsibilities with limited income
  • are a student, retiree, or someone on a low/minimum income
  • experiencing financial hardship due to systemic issues related to marginalisation; such as  POC, neurodivergent people or disabled people

 

Sustainability rate

 £3280

10% off standard rate
Pay a £600 deposit
Spread over 4 months

Choose this if

  • You comfortably meet your basic needs
  • You easily afford rent or mortgage payments
  • You are able to enjoy new items and experiences
  • You have a stable and predictable income
  • You have a modest financial safety net for unexpected expenses
  • You can save money without strain
  • You have discretionary income for leisure activities
  • You can invest in personal and professional development
  • You wish to contribute to the program while maintaining your own financial comfort

Standard rate

£3645

Pay a £600 deposit
Balance due Friday 6th December 2024

choose this if

  • you are comfortable financially (stable access to food, shelter, emergency funds)
  • you are passionate about supporting others who are in financial hardship to access the course
  • you have a steady and reliable income
  • you have savings or a financial cushion for emergencies
  • you are able to cover your personal and household expenses comfortably
  • you want to contribute to the sustainability of the program and support its accessibility for others
  • you value the course and are willing to invest in your personal and professional development
  • you want to ensure that others can benefit from the course through your financial support

Supporting rate

£3795

Pay a £600 deposit
Balance due Friday 6th December 2024

Choose this if

We are so grateful for those who are able to, and choose to, give so generously. Several people on a lower income are able to join this course directly because of your contribution.

This rate is for you, if…

  • the support rate applies to your personal situation
  • your company covers part or all of your participation
  • you are dedicated to making the teachings more accessible to others and support the financial sustainability of the program
  • You have a strong desire to give back to the community
  • You value the impact of the course and want to ensure it reaches a more diverse and inclusive audience
  • You are committed to philanthropy and supporting educational initiatives

Additional cost info

The course includes:

  • 300hrs of learning, made up of 214hrs of contact teachings + 86 hours of online classes included Zoom classes, workshops and pre-recorded sessions. Also inc is 1hr per person of private mentoring supportIn person teaching includes:
    • 21 days of practical teaching with Sevanti (and other specialist teachers for specific sessions)
    • 3 sessions of A&P teaching with an external, highly qualified and experienced tutor, plus exam
  • Downloadable or digitally accessible manuals

Payments are non-refundable and non-transferable

EXAM FEES
Exam fees are additional to the overall course investment. The fee for the exam, and for any additional exam retake required, is as below.
Practical: £150
A&P: £150

FIRST AID TRAINING
All students are required to hold a current First Aid certificate, gained within 3 years of their Unity graduation date (July 2028). A dedicated one-day course will be held in March 2025, which will be an extra fee of £100. All students must attend unless they can provide valid certification.

If the course is not accessible to you because of cost, please see the sliding scale above, and inquire as we can talk you through this. Sevanti and The Unity Centre operate with the intention to create an accessible space, and to share holistic well-being with all people. 

Please contact us to find out more.

Note: In the event that you choose to withdraw from the course, the full course fees must still be paid and no monies are refundable. 

Extending to 400hr diploma

The course includes the above:

  • 300hrs of learning, made up of 214hrs of contact teachings + 86 hours of online classes included Zoom classes, workshops and pre-recorded sessions. Also inc is 1hr per person of private mentoring supportIn person teaching includes:
    • 21 days of practical teaching with Sevanti (and other specialist teachers for specific sessions)
    • 3 sessions of A&P teaching with an external, highly qualified and experienced tutor, plus exam
  • Downloadable or digitally accessible manuals

PLUS 

  • Either Unity Post Grad Yoga program, and a choice of one of
    • Unity Partner Yoga Teacher Training
    • One week retreat
    • 2 weekend retreats
  • Opportunity to assist with preparing and running Unity events, giving valuable insight into the whole aspect of being a teacher. Assistant hours can be pre or post event. Including:
    • Learning how to set up retreats, workshops, social media and marketing
    • Mentoring
    • Related workshops such as Open Floor conscious movement, barre-yoga, sound baths, massage

Cost: £1250 with complimentary entry to the assisting workshops 

Please contact us to find out more.

Grants & Bursaries

If you would like to learn more about the different grants and bursaries, we have recommend visiting the links below in the past:

  • Princes Trust – Offers up to £500 for those aged up to 30 who are not employed. Find out more
  • Al Mizan Charitable Trust – Offers up to £500 for people to access training who would be in hardship – e.g single mothers. Find out more
  • The Thomas Wall Trust – Up to £1000 to help people offer vocational courses – prioritise those who have faced hardship. Find out more
  • Turn2Us grant Search

These will be updated as we find alternatives. Students are responsible for applying to bursaries but do feel free to get in touch if you have any questions that we can support you with.

To register your interest for a place on the Unity Yoga Teacher Training 2024, please contact school@being-in-unity.com.

Once we have received confirmation that you would like to join we will contact you to arrange a telephone or face-to-face interview with Sevanti. You will then be asked to complete the booking forms and contracts and pay the deposit to secure your place.

Course Tutors

Sevanti

Sevanti

Unity Yoga Creator & Teacher
Earle Abrahamson

Earle Abrahamson

Anatomy, Physiology & Pathology Tutor
Chris Swain

Chris Swain

Anatomy & Physiology Teacher
Amarjeet Bhamra

Amarjeet Bhamra

Assisting Tutor
Amber Ward

Amber Ward

Assisting Tutor
Cathy Stanton

Cathy Stanton

Assisting Tutor
Kathryn Varley

Kathryn Varley

Assisting Tutor
Lex Titterington

Lex Titterington

Assisting Tutor
Narayani Baker

Narayani Baker

Assisting Tutor
Paul Collins

Paul Collins

Assisting Tutor

“Things I have liked the most – The loving, kind & supportive teacher & class, the variety of topics covered and the variety of visiting teachers, Nariani’s voice workshop was the most incredible experience, a beautiful, comfortable studio & fully equipped and that we have to set up our own classes”.Victoria