Advanced yoga training in 2020

Upgrade your experience and understanding of embodied yoga and meditation


with expert guest tutors in a range of yoga specialisms from around the UK

Booking links are included in the programme on the



One day modules:



(saving of £15)


Early bird available up to

1 month before the event

Weekend modules:



(saving of £35)


Early bird available up to

1 month before the event

Supported places:

A limited number of donation places are available for these events for people who would otherwise be unable to attend. Please email Karin to request a supported place.

This uniquely tailored training is for committed yoga practitioners and yoga teachers. Karin has invited highly experienced and skilled guest tutors to share their expertise in some very current and developing aspects of yoga. This will help you upgrade your understanding of yoga to be informed by some of the latest developments in the world of movement and mind training.

By attending this training expect to:

  • Refine your yoga practice and teaching skills

  • Find new inspiration and depth of understanding yoga

  • Work with highly experienced teachers who do not normally teach in Kent

  • Touch base with practitioners who have a deep interest in yoga

  • Learn about contexts that are influencing yoga, including:

    • neuroscience and psychology

    • compassion training

    • embodiment

    • trauma awareness

    • how yoga can heal

Detailed learning materials will be provided and you will be encouraged to join an ongoing online community of practitioners for continued support, inquiry and peer learning.

​The training venue is on the outskirts of Canterbury, Kent with easy access by road and rail including high speed trains from London St Pancrass (50 mins):

* Reduced price places available for people on low incomes, email Karin*




Moving from the centre – embodied yoga anatomy

with Beverley Nolan

assisted by Karin van Maanen

Saturday 7th & Sunday 8th March 2020 10am – 5pm

Early bird available up to 17th February



SATURDAY - Finding the Centre

An exploration into the pathways of connection from the limbs to the centre including the early embryonic spirals of the limbs for a renewed sense of alignment and integrated support.

SUNDAY - Finding the Axis

An exploration into aspects of the spine including early embryonic development of the nervous system and digestive system as fluid and organic support for the bony spine.


Expect to move freely with guidance and invitation, to share insights, and to apply your experiences to familiar yoga forms.

Beverley Nolan is a highly skilled yoga, somatics and authentic movement teacher, yoga teacher trainer, certified embodied facilitator, and therapist based in Cambridge. She draws on BodyMind Centering® and the Feldenkrais® approaches to intelligent movement. Expect an experiential and practical exploration of our human anatomy with attention to detail and a slow mindful approach to asana practice exploring the way we organise our body around our physical centre, our relationship with gravity and seeking balance between flow and stability.

About Beverley

Practical philosophy & embodied meditation – weekend

with Vidyadasa Ady Griffithsand Karin van Maanen

Saturday 9th and Sunday 10th May 2020 10am – 5pm


Early bird available up to 1 month before the event


Vidyadasa (Ady Griffiths) is a yoga and meditation teacher and senior Embodied Yoga Principles tutor. He is also an ordained lay member of the Triratna Buddhist Order, a web designer and a husband and parent. Karin and Vidyadasa regularly work together and are both keenly interested in applying principles of embodied yoga and Buddhist philosophy and meditation to life off the mat and cushion. This weekend will be a practical inquiry into how we can deeply engage with the richness of human life through community, practice and applied yoga and Buddhist philosophy.


About Vidyadasa

About Karin


The neuroscience of yoga and meditation – 1-day

with Karin van Maanen

Saturday 13th June 2020 10am – 5pm


Early bird available up to 1 month before the event


Karin will share some of the latest findings in the science of yoga, meditation and embodied practice alongside a practical exploration of how these findings could help us adapt the way we practice and teach yoga so that it is as helpful as possible to our bodies and minds and our students’, and informed by some of the latest developments in movement and mindfulness research.

About Karin


Yoga for healing and trauma awareness – weekend

with Jude Murray assisted by Karin van Maanen

Saturday 12th and Sunday 13th September 2020 10am – 5pm


Early bird available up to 1 month before the event

Jude Murray is a yoga teacher, healer and holistic body work and movement therapist and Yoga Elder member of the Independent Yoga Network. She specialises in yoga for people living with cancer, and is course director of Healing Space.  She is also a senior teacher of Embodied Yoga Principles, a certified Embodied Facilitator and hospital chaplain. Jude is particularly skilled in therapeutic applications of yoga, making yoga safe and accessible to those with long term illness, trauma and highly sensitive individuals (for example people with Autistic Spectrum Disorder and Attention Deficit Disorder). Jude will guide us through yoga practices particularly suitable in therapeutic and trauma-aware settings and open up an inquiry into how we can best serve yoga students with more complex needs.

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