Living Yoga Method

Teacher Training

Teacher Training Programme: Level 1

Master the Method

Embody the Wisdom

Share the Teachings

March - October 2025

Applications Now Open

This 200+ hour Living Yoga Teacher Training Programme, accredited by the Independent Yoga Network, offers a comprehensive, in-depth immersion in the five life transforming components of the Living Yoga Method. The programme is open to all sincere LYM practitioners who desire to dive deeper into the ancient technology and philosophical underpinnings of the Living Yoga Method, whilst simultaneously developing the skills to confidently and effectively guide others along its life changing path.

The Living Yoga Teacher Training Programme is an 8 month commitment, with training weekends running one weekend per month from March to October, so you experience the full beauty and expression of Wildwood Yoga Ashram during the Summer months.

  

  

The Method

The Living Yoga Method is the distilled essence of decades of yogic practice and exploration by its founder Steve Harrison. The Method comprises of the most select and effective tools for self-transformation drawn from the ancient tradition of Hatha Yoga, delivered in an innovative and modern context. The power of the Method lies in its simplicity, supreme efficiency and accessibility , enabling any practitioner with a little self-commitment, to systematically take back control of their body, breath and mind and reclaim their power.

"The LYM TT course isn't only for budding teachers, or just about learning about the heritage of the method or applying more consciousness to how you practise yoga with consistency, humility, and awareness.  The course has been pivotal to anchoring myself and kick starting a transformative journey beyond the yogic teaching pathway. Over the nine months and beyond, I have felt totally supported and encouraged to discover my authentic self, learn how to transfer the method in a relatable way and to adapt the practice however my body meets it. With the nurturing support of Jules, Sarah, the Sangha, and the mastery of Steve’s teaching I have been gifted with a bounty of opportunity to access tools to support me to coexist with whatever life brings and propel continual self-transformation."

~ Chloe, LYM Teacher

"I undertook the YTT with Steve after 10 years of LYM practice. It is more than a course: it’s a journey of self-discovery which will enable you not only to teach the practice but most importantly to embody it in order to share it from an authentic place. The programme will transform your life and how you think about it! The peaceful environment of the ancient woodland provides you with the ideal setting to do it in. I would recommend the programme without hesitation to anyone who wants to deepen their practice or start teaching."

~ Elodie, mother & LYM Teacher

"I spent nine months travelling the length of the country to complete the Yoga Teacher Training course at Wildwood, and it was totally worth it. I feel privileged to have been able to deepen my yoga practice as well as hone my teaching skills in such a fabulous location and with such inspirational guidance. Steve's knowledge, experience, enthusiasm and dedication are underpinned by Sarah's indepth understanding and support, while Jules is an inspirational figure bringing nature's power into the learning. If you are looking for an authentic yoga course to deepen your own practice, whether you have a drive to teach or not, this is the course for you. If you already feel driven to teach, this course will leave you feeling empowered and fully equipped to take the next steps."

~ Gael, Mother of two & LYM Teacher in Scotland

"Undertaking the Living Yoga Teacher Training programme was a wonderful transformative process, not only I learnt how to teach the beautiful method but most importantly the 9-month course positively altered my life, becoming true to myself. As a result, I have let go of many preconceptions on how I needed to act, be, have …. I am so much more engaged with life as a result."

~ Sebastien, LYM Teacher & Breath Coach

"If you want to do something that completely positively changes the trajectory of your life, then the LYM Teacher Training will do just that! From the minute I walked into Wildwood and found my place in the giant tipi, I felt like I had come home. I cannot put it into words how special this journey has been, it really is something you need to experience. Steve's phenomenal teaching skill allowed me to step up and grow into myself and become a very proud LYM teacher. This has to be one of the best things I have ever done."

~ Kerry, mother of two, LYM Teacher & Breath Coach

"The LYM teacher training course is priceless. It is a 9 month deep dive into the fundamental works of Yoga that will give you what you need to fully understand what you teach because you have had the opportunity to embody the practices, which in-turn facilitates an incredible self transformation."

~ Tom, Cognitive Behavioral Therapist & LYM Teacher

"I came to yoga to fix my body and it has taken me on a wild and wonderful journey of exploration! I am happier, more able to embrace whatever life throws at me. I feel truly grateful and fortunate to have found the Living Yoga Method. The support from the teachers and the Sanctuary has had such a positive impact on my life!"

~ Natalie, LYM Teacher

"The LYM teacher training program made my life better... I have grown in confidence, built a resilient nervous system, happier in all my relationships and it unveiled a much more profound meaning to life! Wildwood has been a magical setting for discovering the yoga philosophy and learning about myself through Steve's teachings. Get ready to practice, learn, evolve and grow. The training program doesn't just last 9 months, but for the rest of your life and it will equip you with all the tools for a happy, healthy and satisfying life. Plus, of course the gift of the Living Yoga Method to share with the world!"

~ Maria, LYM Teacher

"Carrying out the Teacher Training programme has been one of the best decisions I have ever made. Despite being relatively new to the Living Yoga Method I felt a yearning to dive deeper into the practice and ancient Yoga philosophy. Well, my already high expectations were surpassed and I am eternally grateful to Steve and Sarah who were able to deliver a very inclusive, structured, authentic programme which in turn has not only increased my knowledge, ability to pass on to others who are willing to learn; but has truly reaffirmed my inner strength and confidence personally in my day to day life."

~ Steve, LYM Teacher

"I feel extremely grateful and happy to have joined the Living Yoga Method teacher training programme. The course has given me the confidence to be true to myself and a self mastery to realise my intentions. Through the nine month journey I felt beautifully guided and supported by Steve, Sarah and Julie. Significantly, the course has given me a renewed and enhanced sense of curiosity and awareness, to interact and experience in the riches the world has to offer."

~ Henny, Gardener & LYM Teacher

"I was completely blown away with the LYM Teacher Training course and it completely exceeded any expectation. It was beautifully choreographed but also tailored to the energy of the group, enabling me to open myself to new ways of thinking and grow in my self understanding through self exploration, self awareness, practice and the guidance of ancient yogic philosophy. I have not only transformed my experience of the world but also how I would like to proceed and for this I am truly grateful"

~ Kate, Mother of 2

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The Course Objective

The course is designed to offer you a  deep, rounded  and professional  yogic education  that will enable you to master the Level 1 Living Yoga Method, embody its wisdom and teachings, confidently conduct a Living Yoga Beginners Programme and effectively teach a Level 1 Living Yoga Session.

Training to be a Living Yoga Teacher

The Living Yoga Method consists of 5 components; Breath Training, Posture Training, Digestion Training, Cold Training and Mind-Set Training.  As a Trainee Living Yoga Teacher you will receive rigorous training in the practice, theory and background philosophy of all 5 components. We firmly believe that as Living Yoga Teachers we can only share what we ourselves have experienced, and we can only inspire others to do what we ourselves have done.

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Breath training

In this component you will undertake an in-depth exploration of the two ‘master breaths’ of the Living Yoga Method: Double Breathing and Ujjayi Breathing . You will learn the most effective means to guide practitioners in the practice of these two breathing techniques and how to refine the practices in order to gain the maximum benefit. You will also become familiar with the extraordinary effects these two master breaths can have on our internal chemistry and how they can be used to reset the mind and create a positive state-change.

Posture Training

With the help of Steve’s special ‘Posture Clinics’ you will learn how to dismantle and rebuild each of the 25 postures of the Living Yoga Method. Together we will explore the mechanics, alignments, pulse actions, variations and adaptions of each posture along with their physical, energetic and mental effects, enabling you and your potential students to gain maximum nourishment from all of the asanas. Along with the Posture Clinics, you will also unlock the energetic intelligence behind the specific sequencing of asanas.

Digestion Training

In this component you will learn the ancient yogic method for activating inner fire, through the progressive practices of Uddhiyana Bandha, Agni Sara and Nauli . By the completion of the training programme you will feel confident, competent and well informed to deliver a short workshop on the practice and theory of these amazing techniques so as to further inspire yourself and others to take on these digestion-boosting techniques.

Cold Training

In this important aspect of the Living Yoga Method you will explore a step-by-step, progressive approach to cold training that is both safe and sustainable. We will look into the latest scientific evidence verifying the extraordinary healing and strengthening effects of this revolutionary component of the Living Yoga Method. Together we will also make good use of the ‘Fire & Ice’ facilities at the Yoga Sanctuary to delve into the more advanced aspects of ‘Cold Training’.

Mindset Training

This final component of the training is wide reaching, and in many ways specific and unique to the Living Yoga Method. In Living Yoga it’s not just ‘what’ we do, but ‘how’ we do it that is of greatest importance. Liberating ourselves from the tyranny of our own egos is key and for this we have four extraordinary principles unique to the Living Yoga Method that inform everything we do in the practice: Sukha (ease), Spanda (pulse), Lila (play) and Poorna (Fulfilment), combined with the ‘6 Keys To Success’ and a generally life-positive outlook. This Mindset training allows us to gradually transcend the limitations of our psychology and gain greater and greater mastery over our minds. If you have ever wondered what makes Living Yoga feel so special, but not quite been able to figure out why, it is probably this component. Throughout the training programme you will learn to infuse your own, and other’s practice, with certain life enhancing ideas that more effectively allow the practice to take you out of your head and bring you back to your heart.

Yoga Philosophy

As well as mastering the Method of Living Yoga, a Living Yoga Teacher must also be fluent and well versed in the ancient philosophical framework of yoga, which serves to underpin the Method itself. Together we will engage in a profound study of yoga’s wisdom tradition, which has been handed down from teacher to student for millennia. Our studies and discussions will include the yogic theories of:

Pancha Kosha (the 5 bodies)
Pancha Bhuta (the 5 elements)
Pancha Marga (the 5 paths of yoga)
Pancha Vayu (the 5 inner winds)
Tri Nadi (the 3 energy channels)
Shat Chakra (the 6 chakras)
Ashtanga Yoga (the 8 limbs of yoga)
Yama & Niyama (the 10 precepts)

In true Living Yoga style, all of these profound topics will be explored in a modern context, which makes them relevant and approachable for the yogic practitioner of today.

"Whether you are looking to become a Yoga Teacher or keen to deepen your own practice, the Yoga Sanctuary Teacher Training Course will do both! It has has strengthened my knowledge and understanding of Hatha Yoga which I continue to build on every day.  Life changing!" ~ Carly Brown

"The YS Teacher Training Course delivers an entirely systematic framework which enables you to share this powerful,  practical method of Living Yoga with beginners and fellow practitioners!" ~ Sarah Spooner

"The knowledge, guidance and support the Sanctuary and other course members have given me has changed my life forever, it's giving me the confidence to live my life how I want to and the belief I can achieve anything!" ~ Kev

Course Requirements

Passion, commitment and a love of the practice are the key requirements.  We tend to be our own worst critics, so remember your practice does not need to be ‘perfect’ in order to join the Teacher Training Programme, but you do need to be practicing LYM regularly with Steve either in-person or online, have a good understanding of the Method and be confident in the 6-6 rhythm Ujjayi breath.

The programme is designed as an alchemical process that will not only transform you into a teacher, but also into a yogi. For this alchemy to occur it is necessary to bring a great deal of purity to our body and mind. For this reason each participant will be required to adopt a prana-positive vegetarian diet and an alcohol & drug free lifestyle for the duration of the programme.

Please take time to honestly reflect on your capacity to fulfil these requirements before making your application.

Course Structure

The Living Yoga Teacher Training Programme is an 8 month commitment, consisting of 8 modules covered over 7 non-residential training weekends plus a closing 4-day residential retreat. All of the training days and the closing residential retreat, are held at Wildwood Yoga Ashram in Hamble. 

Each module has a specific home sadhana for you to practice and includes a comprehensive Teacher Training Manual to support your home study.

Throughout the Programme it is necessary to maintain regular contact with Steve in between the programme training days, through attending sessions with Steve (online or in-person). 
Teacher Trainees receive 30% discount on full Ashram Membership. 

Wildwood

Our training days will take place in the heart of nature at Wildwood Yoga Ashram in Hamble near Southampton. Wildwood is a captivatingly peaceful woodland, hidden away on the banks of Badnam Creek, a tributary of the River Hamble. The Ahsram facilities include a Giant Tipi where we share mealtimes and discussions around the fire; a  bespoke yoga cabin for our Posture and Breath training and a  handcrafted sauna and cold plunge facility for our Fire & Ice training. There are also opportunities during the training weekends to immerse ourselves in the magic of the woodland, taking quiet time to reflect and absorb the teachings. The beauty of Wildwood adds a unique and special component to truly enrich our training programme.

Facilitators

STEVE HARRISON - Founder of Yoga Sanctuary and the Living Yoga Method

SARAH HARRISON - Co-Director of Yoga Sanctuary & LYM Teacher

JULIE HYPHER - LYM Teacher and Custodian of Wildwood

ELLIOT HOUSE - LYM Teacher, Breath Coach & Pioneer of The Lunchtime Breathe

2025 Training Dates

Please note it is essential to attend all of the training sessions without exception to attain the LYM Teacher Certification.

Opening Non-Residential Weekend @ the Ashram in Hamble:

 
Friday 21st March 6:30pm - 9:00pm
Saturday 22nd March 7am - 5pm
Sunday 23rd March 7am - 5pm

Six Non-Residential Weekends (Saturday & Sunday) 7:00am - 5:00pm @ the Ashram in Hamble:

 
26th & 27th April 12th & 13th July
17th & 18th May 30th & 31st August
14t & 15th June 27th & 28th September

Closing 4-Day Residential Retreat @ the Ashram in Hamble:

 
Thursday 16th October
Friday 17th October
Saturday 18th October
Sunday 19th October

Programme Fee: £2,950

INCLUDES:

  • 18 full training days over 7 weekends plus a closing 4-day residential retreat;
  • Lunch on each training day;
  • Full board accommodation for the closing 4-day residential retreat;
  • Comprehensive LYM Teacher Training E-Manual;
  • 30% discount on full Ashram Membership for the programme duration.


PAYMENT PLAN:
Once you have been accepted onto the programme, a deposit of £850 is required to secure your place, followed by 3 instalments of £700 due on 1st March, 1st June, & 1st September 2025.

Application

Applications are now OPEN for the 2025 Programme.

Please email Steve at  yoga@yogasanctuary.co.uk and outline the following:

  • Your reasons for wishing to enrol on the course;
  • Your commitment to the programme & willingness to undertake a process of self-transformation;
  • Your yogic journey to date;
  • Confirmation of (1) your capacity to meet course requirements & (2) ability to attend all of the training dates.

We look forward to hearing from you.

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