Level 2 Teacher Training


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Monday, 30 Nov 2015 to Sunday, 27 Dec 2015
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Julie Martin teacher training


 - Julie Martin
 - Emil Wendel
 - Rhys Beynon


 30 November 2015 to 27 December 2015


 Satsanga Retreat Centre Goa , Goa
 Goa IN

 Yoga Alliance registered RYS 300


 Through a daily immersion into the depths of Asana, Philosophy, Pranayama and Meditation, Julie and Emil will guide you to unfold as a practitioner, a teacher, and a yogi. Through practice, interaction and feedback participants will learn to integrate skills and knowledge beneficial not only for teaching, but also for an advanced understanding of yoga.

This course equals a total of 26 days. Students will have the 6th and 13th off completely. Please come prepared for 8 to 9 hours of work per day. The programme contains 262 contact hours (including evening sessions) and there is a minimum of 50 hours of pre-course homework. Total hours 300 registered with Yoga Alliance.  

This residential course includes accommodation and a daily yogic diet prepared by Ayurvedic chef Mani of Satsanga Retreat.


Course Contents

From both Emil and Julie you will receive teaching and guidance that take you further in your own practice and be taught skills to share with your students. Subjects to be covered will include:

  • Vinyasa Flow sequencing Brahmani-style
  • Enhancing communication skills with feedback
  • Putting together and teaching workshops
  • Understanding the biomechanics of our own bodies and how that affects our practice
  • Daily Pranayama and Dhyana to enhance your home practice
  • How to teach basic Pranayama
  • Daily chanting of Mantras
  • Study of ethics in Yoga
  • Yoga as a business/career
  • Understanding Yogic Rituals
  • Making good sense of Yoga's history
  • Tools to enhance your ability to be an authentic teacher and inspire others.

You will also learn to bring living philosophy into the Asana class and the importance of improvisation and creativity in teaching. Part of our curriculum will be participating in, or understanding, Puja, ritual, Seva and Bhakti in a yogic context.



You must have completed a 200 hour level 1 teacher training and be teaching regular classes for at least 18 months. You have had a regular daily practice for at least 4-5 years. Students who have completed a Brahmani training or a training with Emil Wendel will get first consideration. Please apply for this course with a willingness to go through the processes of understanding classic Yoga history as well as being open to new ideas regarding the process of yoga.

Please complete the application below and answer all the questions thoroughly, then submit to Joanne to be considered for this course.

Brahmnai Yoga is a Registered Yoga School (RYS) with Yoga Alliance as a RYS 200, RYS 300 (formerly RYS 200 & 500). Trainees that complete the 200-hour foundational and 300-hour advanced trainings with a RYS and have taught yoga at least 100 hours after completing either the 200-hour or 300-hour trainings are eligible to earn the Registered Yoga Teacher designation at the 500-level (RYT 500).


Sample Daily Timetable

06.00 - 07.30
 Pranayama and Meditation with Emil.
Tea break.

08.00 - 10.15
 Asana practice and chanting with Julie.

10.30 - 11.30
Break time.

13.30 – 15.30
 Sessions with Emil.
Snack Break.

16.00 - 18.30
 Sessions with Julie.

20.00 - 21.00
 Evening programme that will include Kirtan, Yoga Nidra, sharing, and personal development, and movies and media relevant to a Yogic life (3 evenings a week).


Bear in mind that the individual sessions vary in content from day to day. The above schedule is a sample and may change slightly.


Emil Wendel philosophy class



£2,760. Fees include all tuition, shared accommodation at Satsanga and daily Ayurveda-inspired meals, transfer to Satsanga from Goa airport or train station. Does not include flights or costs of books for pre-homework. (£400 non-refundable deposit is payable once you have been accepted in order to reserve your space. The balance for the course is due before the 15 September 2015. For more details see the cancellation policy at the bottom of this page.


About The Instructors

Emil Wendel, E-RYT 500

Emil was born in Switzerland and has been living in Asia since the mid-seventies, studying Sanskrit and Indian Dharma on the Subcontinent, as well as Chinese Philosophy and Taoism in East Asia.
His long residency of 25 years in India and Nepal has allowed Emil an exceptional insight in to the depth of Indian civilization and its philosophical current.  He is sharing this insight in teacher training courses, retreats and workshops all around the world, serving to develop and deepen the yogic process.
He has been part of the Brahmani faculty since it's inception more than 7 years ago, offering meditation modules, Mantra Vidya, Mudra sequences, Pranayama and philosophy courses.
For more information on Emil’s yoga and his tour schedule see.  www.beyond-the-asana.com

Julie Martin, E-RYT 500

Julie Martin, Director of Brahmani Yoga is an internationally recognized teacher of Vinyasa Flow. She has been teaching for over 20 years and running highly respected teacher training programmes since 2004.
A former professional dancer, Julie imbues her classes with grace and fluidity, and the process of discovery guided by the continual emergence of anatomical information applied to this modern asana practice.  The questions are always: “How does it feel to be in this body now?” and “How can I be in this experience without risking injury?”
Through encouraging play, curiosity and awareness, each class becomes a journey through body and mind, fusing the qualities of traditional yoga with personal discovery and self expression.
Julie’s aim is to guide students towards awareness and inspire presence, to find freedom in movement, and move towards stillness, to our true practice, our true selves.

“The practice is not in the asana, it is in the awareness.”  Julie Martin


Rhys Beynon, RYT 500:

Rhys has worked as a medical doctor since 2002 and currently works as a consultant in Emergency Medicine with a specialist interest in Children’s Emergency Medicine in a major trauma centre in London.  He is also a certified yoga teacher since 2011 (RYT500).

Rhys is fascinated by the possibilities that arise with the integration of his medical knowledge with his yoga practice.  The structured anatomical and physiological knowledge that he learnt in medical school has been transformed since he has been practicing yoga.  His own playful practice has allowed him to develop a deeper awareness and understanding of the body, which he is passionate to share with others.

He is also fascinated by new research involving the body and its relationship to movement.  His aim during this level 2 teacher training course will be to interweave this knowledge into the programme in an interactive way so that it will feel relevant and practical to you as a yoga teacher.


Application Form



Cancellation Policy For Teacher Training Programmes


A non-refundable deposit is required to hold your place once you have completed an application and have been accepted on the course.


Due 60 days prior to the beginning of the program unless otherwide stated above.

 Refund and cancellation policy

In extenuating circumstances, such as bereavement or serious illness, the course can be deferred to a later date, subject to availability and deferral fee. NO REFUNDS, CREDITS OR TRANSFERS ARE AVAILABLE ON CANCELLATION PRIOR TO, DURING OR AFTER THE START DATE OF ANY TEACHER TRAININGS.



Included for £2,760

Fees include
- all tuition
- shared accommodation at Satsanga
- daily Ayurveda-inspired meals
- transfer to Satsanga from Goa airport or train station

Schedule / Itinerary

Sample Daily Timetable

06.00 - 07.30 Pranayama and Meditation with Emil.
Tea break.
08.00 - 10.15 Asana practice and chanting with Julie.
10.30 - 11.30 Brunch.
Break time.
13.30 – 15.30 Sessions with Emil.
Snack Break.
16.00 - 18.30 Sessions with Julie.
20.00 - 21.00 Evening programme that will include Kirtan, Yoga Nidra, sharing, and personal development, and movies and media relevant to a Yogic life (3 evenings a week).