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Unique life-changing Yoga Teacher Training Course

Yoga Teacher Training Course

Unique life-changing Yoga Teacher Training Course

- fully accredited and certified
- 12 month course
- London and Online
- Sept, 2023 – Aug, 2024
- 5 modules
- Personalised mentoring

 Faculty incudes:

Catherine Annis,
Gary Carter,
Neville Cregan and
Jody Barber

Intelligent Yoga Teacher Training (IYTT) is unique amongst teacher training courses. We offer an incisive, thoughtful and intelligent approach to yoga teacher training, driven by the most current scientific developments in anatomy and movement research.

Delivered by an elite group of senior yoga teachers at the top of their field, IYTT offers a spacious, immersive modular structure which provides time and space for profound learning, integration and growth. Each of the teaching team draws on decades of practical experience of yoga, including particularly the work of Vanda Scaravelli and somatic, embodied practices.

Described by some as radical and provocative, this approach to practice demands a fundamental shift in our practice and teaching.

Throughout the course, we’ll investigate how our bodies move, how we respond to stimuli and how we can cultivate an atmosphere of authentic enquiry and exploration. We’ll support and encourage you to gain a clear understanding of how you personally engage with yourself through movement and how you can use that knowledge to create new, healthier approaches to living and moving, for yourself and your students.

Ben Wright

Choreographer/Movement Artist/Teacher

"The Intelligent Yoga Teacher Training programme has radically liberated my movement practice and expanded the way I hold space for others.

The programme encourages deep attention to the realities of our bodies - to better support our ability to find freedom and facilitate our students to do the same. The course offers a sophisticated approach to study, rooted in sensorial attunement, philosophical discourse and the most up to date research in anatomy.

It is a life changing experience, highly relevant for its insights into Yoga’s past and in its commitment to foster dynamic, curious teachers for the future."

Dana Andrew

Yoga Teacher

"Really enjoying the yoga teacher training course with Catherine Annis. I’m finding it life changing. So thought provoking , challenging, inspirational and progressive. All the trainers have so much experience, knowledge and passion to share.

I can't recommend this training enough. The teachers are extremely generous with their knowledge and are very supportive. They really encourage us to celebrate our individuality and creativity as yoga teachers (within a safe framework grounded in the latest anatomy research) and are not interested in churning out 'robotic' yoga teachers who teach by rote or teach set sequences. The students I have started to teach have responded really positively to this approach."

Michael Spark

Yoga Teacher

“This is such a wonderful life-changing yoga teacher training course. Challenging and hard work but incredibly rewarding.

Catherine and the other great tutors have given me so much confidence with their depth of knowledge and experience. The way the course is structured works really well and it has been working just as well now it has had to move online to Zoom. The fact that the course takes 18 months gives time to digest all the learning and properly research the home study elements.

I chose the course more to develop my own practice and learn more about yoga and was not convinced I would or could end up teaching. I feel very lucky to have found this course.”

Annie French

Physiotherapist | Counsellor | Yoga Teacher

"I have thoroughly enjoyed my yoga teacher training at IYTT. After many years of thinking my body wasn’t “good enough or flexible enough to be a Yoga teacher”, this training has deleted all those thoughts and given me the confidence to help myself and others investigate, explore, play and have fun with yoga practice.

The whole faculty have a wealth of many years of different experience. They teach in a safe and interesting way that encompasses the latest scientific research in fascia and anatomy plus using other modern movement and creative influences.

Highly recommended!"

Marta Martinez

Data scientist | Yoga teacher

"The intelligent yoga teacher training has been a truly transformational experience. I chose this course because I wanted to really deepen my practice. I wanted to explore, to learn, to question, to feel, to embody, to listen, to understand and to develop the confidence to "maybe" teach some day. And I can honestly say - it was one of the best decisions I've ever made.

Catherine and the team are remarkable teachers, not only for all the knowledge they generously share during the course, but for the incredibly supportive and safe space they created for us to make this journey truly ours."

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Meet the Team

Our faculty have over 200 years of combined yoga experience.

With all this knowledge, wisdom and guidance, you know you’ll be in safe hands.

Catherine Annis

Course leader

Yoga Teacher Training, Catherine Annis

Originally a professional dancer, Catherine Annis has been practising yoga since the late 1970s. She has explored Sivananda, Iyengar, Astanga and various forms of Hatha yoga, and has been strongly influenced by the teachings of Vanda Scaravelli. Catherine holds an MA in ballet studies, and is a qualified Thai massage therapist, and this interest in the body underpins her teaching. As one of the leading teachers of Scaravelli inspired yoga, she's taught on several yoga teacher trainings and continues to expand her personal interest in the role of yoga in working with stress and anxiety.

She created the Scaravelli Inspired Yoga Immersion Course – a six-day residential intensive for teachers and teacher trainees, which has been running annually since 2009, and teaches regular workshops and courses around the UK and Internationally.

Gary Carter

Anatomy and myofascial connections

Yoga Teacher Training, Gary Carter

Gary Carter has been teaching and practising yoga and various other movement practices for 25 years. He has studied Shiatsu, Chi Ne Tsang, CranioSacral Therapy and in 1998 met Tom Myers and studied the Anatomy Trains theory in depth, completing the KMI Structural Integration training.

Over the past 15 years he has lectured in Movement Anatomy for Yoga, Yoga teacher trainings, Pilates teacher trainings and massage schools all over the UK. He has run the Science of Movement course at Middlesex University from 2007- 2011 and studied Dissection at the Institute of Anatomy in Vienna. He ran his Natural Bodies centre in Brighton for over 20 years offering several yoga teacher trainings and continues to run his Anatomy and Yoga courses in England, Scotland and Ireland.

Jody Barber

Introduction to anatomy

Yoga Teacher Training, Jody Barber, Physio

Jody Barber has been practising yoga since 1998 and has experienced several styles, Mysore Astanga, Yin, Hatha and Scaravelli and is a qualified yoga teacher.

Jody is also a Chartered Physiotherapist of 26 years and has a special interest in treating people with a neurological diagnosis. As a physiotherapist she is trained to an advanced level in the Bobath Concept, which is a specialist assessment and treatment approach for individuals with disturbances of function, movement and postural control. The rationale of this approach is based upon present day knowledge of motor control, motor learning and neural plasticity, as well as a knowledge of biomechanics.

Jody works for the NHS and as a private physiotherapist and teaches yoga classes and workshops in West Hertfordshire. She has a passion for understanding the anatomy of the body and how it moves and how to restore normal movement when dysfunction arises. Jody has clinically supervised many undergraduate physiotherapy students.

Neville Cregan

Yoga Philosophy

Yoga Teacher Training, Neville Cregan, Philosophy

Neville Cregan has been teaching the history and philosophy of yoga since 2003. During a trip through India in the 1980s, he accidentally ended up at an ashram, and the experience inspired his curiosity. On his return to the UK, he completed a Humanities BA focusing on Indian religions and philosophy.

He is interested in issues of cultural appropriation and exploring whether modern Western scientific knowledge is changing our approach to yoga. Neville is also an accredited British Wheel of Yoga (BWY) teacher, and a qualified Thai massage therapist and reflexologist.

Supportive Mentoring

We believe in supporting all trainees throughout their training and beyond.

At IYTT, you are never just a number, and we will stay in touch and continue to support you well beyond your time on the course. We have created a mentoring program for all trainees which includes structured 1:1 mentor meetings and group supervision meetings facilitated by the leading yoga teachers and there is an active Alumni programme.

Each module is supported by two teaching assistants who are both recent intelligent yoga teacher training graduates. Our assistant teachers are available to offer advice and support throughout the course.

At the end of each yoga teacher training programme, there will be opportunities for two graduates to join the teaching team as teaching assistants. This is a valuable chance to review the training from the other side, and to work closely with the teaching team, learning how to hold space and deliver a yoga teacher training programme first hand.

London, Yoga Teacher Training Course, BWY, Accredited, Certified

Intelligent Yoga Teacher Training (IYTT) is a thought-provoking teacher training course, which actively encourages a questioning approach to yoga practice and teaching. During the course, we will encourage you to develop a deeper understanding of your own embodied experience of yoga and how to adapt that to offer creative and inspiring yoga classes which are relevant to modern yoga students.

At IYTT we are inspired by the most current scientific research into anatomy and movement. We support your yoga practice and teaching throughout the course and beyond as you make the radical shifts and face the transformational changes which occur as you transition from yoga trainee to established yoga teacher.

Would you like to sample a yoga class hosted by the founder of this IYTT training course, Catherine Annis? If so, please go to to make your online booking by clicking here.

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