University Of Cumbria Yoga
We are delighted to welcome Sonja Appel back to the studio to deliver an excellent yoga teacher training course in partnership with The Yoga Studio. Janet, our studio owner, completed her 300 hour teacher training with Sonja in India in 2013. You can check out the blog she kept during her time in India on this website, which will give you an insight into what to expect if you embark on this training programme.
Sonja is the founder of Sushumna Yoga and is based in India. She started her journey in yoga with the late Shri Pattabhi Jois from Mysore. Learning the authentic mysore self practice of Ashtanga Vinyasa. She is certified by the ‘British School of Yoga’ in Hatha & Meditation & also certified as a ‘Vibrant Living Teacher’ in Hatha Flow. Having studied intensely, mainly in India, then London she believes that ‘living yoga’ in it’s essence helps to impart her knowledge better and more succinctly. She started practicing yoga eighteen years ago and has sixteen intensive years of experience teaching yoga. She is also registered with Yoga Alliance, E-RYT 200. She has taught over 10 000+ hours of Yoga & Teacher Training. Sonja has devised her own practice in yoga called ‘Sushumna’ which is a carefully worked out vinyasa flow, meditation or pranayama, that allows one to do the practice as a meditation and in the process, this helps to unleash within ourselves, all of our innate, kundalini Shakti. The flow is spontaneous and she mixes up the asanas in interesting ways, with the help of inspiring music, always ending with a deep relaxing meditation (Yoga nidra). As in Ashtanga – drishti, bandhas, ujjayi breath, counting & vinyasa is always employed.
We train dedicated Yoga Practitioners to teach confidently and safely, arming them with age old lessons of self-discovery. We particularly encourage our students to find their own unique teaching style as the course unfolds. Here is the breakdown of what you will study.