Unity Partner Yoga™ Teacher Training is a 7-day postgraduate diploma recognised by the Independent Yoga Network as a Post Qualifying course. 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.
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.
An in-depth postgraduate training that will give you the skills to teach Unity Partner Yoga™ to a range of ages and abilities.
Six days of practical training forming 3 x 2 day weekends and 1 further day. Students present a 30 minute class on the final day.
Sessions start on the Friday at 10am until 6pm, and Saturday and Sundays will be from 9.30am-6pm.
This teacher training is open to teachers and yogic practitioners of three years or more.
Non-yoga teachers may also apply. In this case a certificate will be held for 2 years after the PYTT and given if a general YTT is completed in that time.
Recognition and possible membership from the IYN (this can only be given to those that are already certified yoga instructors)
A daily yoga class, led by Sevanti (individual practice). Theoretical investigation into the meaning of Unity and the concept of partner yoga, partner massage and relaxation, moving meditations, group sharing and partner-listening, extensive practical exploration & understanding.
Modules specifically cover Meditation/Pranayama/Mantra/Tantric exercises/Trust exercises/Improvisation of duo-yoga (mirror/contact)/Partner Yoga Asanas: Warm ups, seated, standing, inverted, balances/Choreography of a Partner Yoga sequence/Partner-Massage (Seated/Thai-based Acupressure, Holistic Oil Massage)/Partner-Relaxation (Energetic healing and passive movement)/Yoga Nidra/Teaching Trios, quartets and larger groups/Airborne balances/Duo work/The dance of Unity Partner Yoga™ /Partner Yoga for Friends, Romantic Partners, Family Members & Children/Partner Yoga for Pregnancy/Safe Practice/ Adjustments/Class & Workshop planning
The opportunity to teach classes at Unity following the teacher training, with the availability of marketing support.
A chance to be a part of the Unity community.
Half-price Unity Partner Yoga™ DVDs during the course.
Only 10 places available for a close and supported experience.
A telephone or face-to-face interview prior to acceptance on the course.
Ongoing support with admin and payment organisation
Teaching manuals downloadable on Dropbox.
A face-to-face or telephone interview will be required before acceptance on the course.
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 ‘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 Unity Partner Yoga™ Teacher Training (IYN) will be held at Unity Studio. This peaceful haven has a small equipped kitchen providing basic cooking facilities and complimentary herbal teas. The venue is also equipped with Yoga mats, bolsters, backjacks, blocks, belts, eye pillows and blankets. There is also free wifi available. A pretty courtyard garden is often used for study and breaks. There is free parking nearby on Hartington Road and plenty of buses outside.
Unity Partner Yoga™ Teacher Training dates 2018
Session1 – Thursday 8th February – Friday 9th February 2018
Session 2 – Thursday 24th & Friday 25th May 2018 (this date is subject to change)
Session 3 – Thursday 27th to Thursday 28th September 2018
Coursework Deadline 12pm 27th November 2018
EXAM Friday 30th November 2018
Preceding her creation of Unity Partner Yoga ™ in 2002, Sevanti had established her Yoga Teacher Training & Holistic Massage Training School in Brighton. She had previously trained extensively in Dance, gaining a BA(Hons) in Dance Theatre at the Laban Centre, London.
Her interest in authentic movement and meditative dance continued throughout her practice of 5Rhythms and training in Biodanza. Her massage, bodywork and healing practice also contributed to a sacred and sensitive research into the relationship between mind, body, emotions and spiritual connection. Sevanti grew deeply interested in working with others through movement and bodywork, and started exploring the connection of two people practicing Yoga asana together. Her experience in contact improvisation, choreography, yoga, sufi and tantric practices became a melting pot for what emerged as Unity Partner Yoga ™.
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.
Since then, she has taught it across the world, created DVDs and established the first Unity Partner Yoga ™ Training Diploma (IYN) in Europe. Sevanti is passionate about making Partner Yoga acessable, and ensuring that the practice remains sacred and meditative. It is a beautiful practice to perform together, however the primary concern is to ensure connection and support rather than to create aesthetically pleasing images and entertainment.
She is currently working on an extensive book, and continues to teach at various events, retreats, and from her Brighton based Unity studio.
Cost of the diploma
Course cost: £895.
Early Bird price for bookings before 8th December 2017: £850.
The initial deposit is £250, which must be paid one month before the start of the course.
Catch-up session is £180.
10% discount for current and past Unity Students or those enrolling for the 2017 Yoga Teacher Training Diploma (IYN).
Made your decision? If you would like to book your place on the Unity Partner Yoga™ Teacher Training, please contact Louise at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01273 778400.
Download the application form & brochure via the website or drop us a line and we’ll email you the forms.
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