Teacher training stories

“Yogafurie is a special place. Walking into the studio is like getting a warm hug, the space and the instructors make you feel safe. I talked to Ed about my yoga curiosity and my concerns about teacher training because I was new to yoga and wasn’t sure if I was ready for the course yet. Ed listened and gave me the reassurance that I needed to make my decision.”

Jo discusses the journey which led her to join the 200-hour yoga teacher training course in 2022.

“The yoga course offered time for me and my growing baby to connect in meditation and breathing. An incredible teaching deepening my knowledge and understanding of yoga, the world, myself. It opens up new perspectives, getting the brain whirling with thought provoking concepts..”

Helen shares her experience of studying Yoga Teacher Training whilst pregnant.

“I can’t recommend the course enough. You’ll meet an incredible group of people, who you’ll likely become great friends with, and be taught by an array of experts in areas such as facia, Sanskrit, history of yoga, anatomy, kirtan, meditation, yin yoga, among many others.”

Jess’s journey from redundancy to a year of learning, self-discovery, new career opportunities and a more suitable working life!

“I feel so ready and so excited to continue my yoga teacher journey for years to come. I’m so grateful for the experience and couldn’t be more glad that I took the leap of faith and chose to study yoga.”

How Ainsley, a mother to a young family, took the leap despite her nerves. And how much of a success that risk was!

“I didn’t expect this time last year to have handed my notice in at work to pursue my dream in yoga – but here I am and who knows where this 200 hours could take you!”

Lizzie offers you her advice for getting the most out of your Yoga Teacher Training journey.

What Happens Next?

Reflections after a Yoga Teacher Training

“Teaching yoga has been revealing in so many ways.  Physically, mentally, emotionally, energetically.  One important thing I’ve learnt, is to ‘just start.’ The truth is, if you really want to learn something – teach it.”

A Life-Changing Yoga Teacher Training

Seana had already completed a Yoga Teacher Training before she joined Yogafurie

“The key take away from the course has been to find balance and start to create a life that I have chosen,  as opposed to one that I stumbled into.
This was the first step in a journey that has been so entirely beneficial to me.”

Layla's Empowering Journey

Layla found what she was looking for when she discovered the Yoga Teacher Training

“I was overwhelmed with emotions, all of which were good. I felt it was a new, fresh start and although I could tell it would be a challenge I knew this course would arm me with science, philosophy and practise elements which I didn’t see available anywhere else.”

A Busy Working Mum's Journey

Finance Director Katie's Yoga Teacher Training Story

Prior to taking her 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training, Katie was balancing a full on full time job, a family and a dog and a horse. Here she shares about the value in finding the time to study with Yogafurie.

“Personally, I feel like there’s never a perfect time to do things in life, and it’s better to listen to your inner voice for guidance and work out the rest on the way!”

A Beautiful In-Between Careers Story

Ella's Yoga Teacher Training Story

After finishing her Yoga Teacher Training in the summer of 2021, Ella started to teach Hot Yoga at Yogafurie. We caught up with her to find out what happens once the training is over.

The Inside Scoop

Joy's Yoga Practice Diary

Whilst studying with us, you write your own personal practice diary as you progress through the course.

Joy has kindly volunteered her Teacher Training diary to offer a unique insight into a Teacher Trainee’s progression throughout the course!

A fantastic way for you to learn what to expect whilst on your Yoga Teacher Training journey.

The Story of a Charity Training Coordinator

Lou's Yoga Teacher Training Story

When Lou signed up to take her Yoga Teacher Training course in Bristol with Yogafurie Academy, she was was balancing a music project and working as a Training Coordinator at a charity organising training for front line services in domestic abuse. 

A brilliantly dedicated mind with many talents, Lou has kindly offered to share her story of her time on the Yoga Teacher Training course.

The Story of a Doctor (GP)

Lisa's Story

Lisa is a highly trained, skilled and caring Doctor working in Bristol. Coming from a strong background in medicine and science, Lisa has been helping our country stay healthy. Both before and during the Coronavirus pandemic.

Having taken part in various Yoga classes, Lisa couldn’t help but notice the abundance of physical and mental benefits. After taken her Yoga Teacher Training with Yogafurie, Lisa has kindly offered to share her story of Yogafurie Academy’s 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training course.

James' Yoga Teacher Training Story

James is a General Manager of a well known, national restaurant chain. Working in hospitality comes with plenty of challenge! Long hours, often working late into the evening, and of course, keeping a level head with all situations that can arise.

With a background in martial arts, James was drawn to the practice of Yoga. Having spoken with a good friend of his who works for Yogafurie, he discovered Yogafurie’s 200 hour Teacher Training course in Bristol.


The Story of a Support Worker

James' Yoga Teacher Training Story

James, a caring, warm and professional Support Worker, joined Yogafurie Hot Yoga classes in 2014. He went on a journey of self discovery through Hot Yoga, and joined Yogafurie Academy Yoga Teacher Training in 2018.

Now a teacher at Yogafurie, and a Mentor and Course Instructor for our 200 hour Yoga Teacher Training, James has kindly shared his story and experience with us.

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