Living Yoga Method

Teacher Training

Teacher Training Programme: Level 1

Master the Method

Embody the Wisdom

Share the Teachings

September 2022 - May 2023

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. We are delighted the programme will be held at Wildwood, a purpose-built Living Yoga Retreat Centre in a captivatingly peaceful woodland in Hamble.



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.

"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, LYM Teacher

"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

"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

"The LYM teacher training literally transformed my experience of life from mediocre to magnificent. It taught me courage, discernment, to surpass my limitations, to connect with the joy in my heart and to say a big 'YES 'to life. On the course you will not only learn how to teach yoga - you will also take a deep dive into yourself to experience your own strength, stability, and unique voice. I now feel I could teach yoga to anyone, anywhere. If you're feeling there is more to yoga than you have experienced already and you want to find out what the essence of that could be, this is the course for you!"

~ Katherine, LYM Teacher

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 4-day or an 8-week 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. Remember, 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 and drug free lifestyle for the first 6 months of the programme. After which, with your system purified, you will be able to discern your own personal requirements in order to maintain inner health and well-being.

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 a 9 month commitment, consisting of 9 modules covered over 9 weekend training sessions at the Wildwood Retreat Centre, Hamble. This includes a closing 4-day residential retreat at Wildwood.

Each module has a specific home sadhana for you to practice and includes a comprehensive Teacher Training E-Manual to support your home study. For the duration of the course you are also required to continue with regular Living Yoga sessions with a qualified Living Yoga teacher (either online or in-person). Please note that for the duration of the course we offer Teacher Trainees a 30% discounted rate for Unlimited Membership. 

Training Dates

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

Opening Non-Residential Retreat Weekend @ Wildwood Retreat Centre, Hamble:

Friday 9th September 20226:30pm - 9:00pm
Saturday 10th September 20217am - 5pm
Sunday 11th September 20217am - 5pm

Seven Non-Residential Weekends (Saturday & Sunday) 7:00am - 5:00pm @ Wildwood Retreat Centre, Hamble:

8th & 9th October 20224th & 5th February 2023
5th & 6th November 20224th & 5th March 2023
10th & 11th December 20221st & 2nd April 2023
7th & 8th January 2023

Closing 4-Day RESIDENTIAL Retreat @ Wildwood Retreat Centre, Hamble:

Thursday 4th May 2023
Friday 5th May 2023
Saturday 6th May 2023
Sunday 7th May 2023


Our training days will take place in the heart of nature at our purpose built LYM facility at Wildwood in Hamble Le Rice near Southampton. Wildwood is a captivatingly peaceful woodland, hidden away on the banks of Badnam Creek, a tributary of the River Hamble. The LYM purpose-built 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 will also be opportunities during our 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.


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

Programme Fee Total: £2,595


  • 20 training days over 8 weekends and closing 4-day residential at Wildwood;
  • Lunch on each training day;
  • Full board accommodation of closing 4-day residential retreat at Wildwood;
  • Comprehensive LYM Teacher Training E-Manual.

Once your place has been confirmed, a deposit of £795 is required to secure your place on the programme, followed by 3 instalments of £600 due on 1st September 2022, 1st December 2022, 1st March 2023.


To apply for your place on the LYM Teacher Training Programme 2022, please email or click below 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.

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