To psychologically deepen yoga and improve students' actual lives
Some years into practicing yoga I became bored and pissed off with “traditional” approaches. While I’d found yoga relaxing and good for my health, I wanted my human pretzeling to directly impact what matters most to me: MY LOVED ONES AND MY LIFE. Though I was surrounded by strong and flexible people in great leggings, I saw benefits often didn’t transfer to their outside lives. Painfully, I realised that yoga as typically done, rarely impacts people’s relationships to money, sex, confidence, parenting, or any of the day-to-day matters of being human. Let’s face facts, downwards dog doesn’t bloody cut it, and there’s way too many yoga-wankers, so something is missing.
So how to do yoga for our lives and not just our hamstrings, I thought? Well, I also noticed that asana could reveal stuff if we’re paying attention, and the body can be a key way to develop ourselves if done intelligently. It became clear that poses could be used for insight and to guide our lives - as a kind of self-coaching. I found that the body wisdom that sometimes spills out in practice, could be greatly enhanced, and in a way that was “Western but deep”. This could be done in an accessible way, for people who eat cake not light, don’t live in Bali, and aren’t into unicorn horn fellatio.
Combining modern postural yoga with other practices, myself and a group of BS-weary senior yoga teachers created Embodied Yoga Principles (EYP). Since then we have tested it, fine-tuned it and made something genuinely original. In a world of people sticking feathers up their pretty arses pretending to be spiritual chickens, you may find it refreshing.
We’ve now trained facilitators in 20+ countries, annoying many breathy-voiced fake gurus, skinny Instagram girls, and old-school yoga fascists along the way. I’ve always wanted to make EYP available to people online, who may not be able to get to a face-to-face training, so here it is, crystal-shaggers! Lovingly created by myself, a fancy film crew, and my dearest geek colleague V. Take a look - hell, if you made it this far without getting triggered, you’re probably a good fit.
- Mark Walsh, Brighton 2019
You may love this training if you want:
Not suitable for:
for your career
Be an EYP teacher
at your own pace
as a teacher
What the training is
This online training consists of stuff that you can't get elsewhere.
High quality professional shizzle
Clear posture guide
Practical guidance, tuition & workshops
Easy to use online learning
This course consists of a simple online system with clear modules and straightforward navigation. You can track your course progress (so you know where you are) and tick things off. You don't need to be a tech geek to use it.
Private Facebook group
There’s a lively and active group on Facebook for anyone who has done a teacher training with us, online or in person. This is a great place to learn from experienced teachers, share marketing tips and events, reflect on your own process, and to connect with the global EYP community. Unlike most Facebook groups it isn't an utter waste of time.
Free regular community calls
Opportunities for questions with senior EYP teachers, further learning (different topics each month) and community shenanigans. EYP teachers are nicer than yoga teachers who wear fancy leggings - fact!
New yoga poses
EYP helps with such things as boundaries (saying “no”), intimacy, vulnerability, passion, humour, inspiration, money (most of us have “stuff” around this!) being seen (this tends to come up around marketing and sexuality), leadership, and a load more themes not common to the average asana class!
This training includes all 26 poses from the EYP system taught in-depth.
Here are a few examples.
Different types of videos
Personal experiential videos
To guide you through a deep personal experience of the EYP poses.
Technical teaching videos
Practical guides to teaching EYP poses.
Themed workshop videos
Examples of themed mini-workshops including partner work, group work and deep process work.
Good looking senior teachers share their personal experience to guide your learning.
Embodiment & EYP theory
The underlying theory of embodiment and what makes EYP work.
EYP + yoga styles
EYP combined with various styles of yoga - hatha, vinyasa, yin, restorative, partner, acroyoga.
Making yoga more meaningful
Theory basics - focusing on taking yoga off your mat into your life.
Working with normal people
How to not talk crap and help more people.
Centring - why mindfulness alone isn't enough
Getting it together under pressure.
Core teachers on the training
Mark Walsh delivers the majority of the training, Vidyadasa is the course administrator, and they’re supported by a gaggle of senior EYP teachers.
Mark founded EYP after 20 years of yoga (especially Scaravelli, yin and hatha approaches). He also founded The Embodiment Conference, The Embodied Facilitator Course, and The Embodiment Podcast. He has an Aikido black belt, and psychology honours degree. He has worked in over 50 countries. He isn’t a proper yoga teacher and doesn’t even know Sanskrit.
V is a proper hatha yoga teacher and Buddhist meditation instructor. He organises web content for live and online events (including Meditation Embodied and The Embodiment Conference), is a father, and author of 'Mindful Thoughts for Fathers', and a web designer.
Karin Van Maanen
British Wheel of Yoga accredited yoga teacher trainer, Tibetan Buddhist, Hatha Yoga Teacher, Mindfulness Teacher, MSc Mindfulness Studies.
EYP + 5Rhythms Teacher specialising in working outdoors. Contemporary dance producer. Creativity coach. SpiritRock Dharma Yoga Facilitator.
California, USA and UK.
Embodiment Coach, Rites for Girls Facilitator, empowering women and girls through transitions of menarche to menopause and beyond.
Yoga teacher and community organiser, focuses on increasing wellbeing and social-emotional intelligence for entrepreneurs and freelancers.
Founder of Embodied Badassery. Erotic Blueprint Coaches, Embodied Facilitator. 20 years experience teaching yoga, facilitating and coaching people internationally.
Chichester, UK & USA
Ciara Collins Atkins
Restorative, Yin, Hatha yoga teacher, draws from Dance Movement Psychotherapy, degree in Contemporary Dance.
Pilar Corcuera Botana
Therapeutic yoga instructor. Creator of photo galleries of Yoga for your daily life and yoga for your mornings video series in Spanish. NLP Coach.
Canary Islands, Spain
Bonus content for early bird offer only
We are limiting the number of opening sales and giving it a stupidly low launch price to encourage your lazy-arse to get it now. We also want some feedback as while it’s been tested on 20 EYP graduates, frankly it’d be good if 30 people saw any mistakes not 300. This offer is open for two days only and is first come, first served.
Vinyasa flow with EYP
2 EYP influenced vinyasa flow classes with Mayan Patel.
Restorative yoga with EYP
An EYP-esque restorative yoga class with Ciara Collins Atkins.
Yoga for your life online event
Yoga for sex, love & intimacy
3 hours of recorded videos from this live EYP event.
Yoga videos from Embodiment Conference
10 yoga videos from international teachers including Peter Blackaby, Tara Judelle, Lisa Petersen, Julie Martin, Christopher Wallis, Christopher Gladwell, and Darya Pepelyaeva.
How does it work?
Generally, each module requires you to watch videos, reflect on learning, and make notes for yourself.
You can post questions or comments to the private Facebook group for EYP teachers and trainees, and can attend regular community video calls.
Would you like a sneak preview?
We would like to try to ensure that you know what you will get when you join the training, and how the content is structured. Watch this video about the online course system to get you a feel of how it works.
Summary of the EYP Online Teacher Training
PLUS FREE BONUS MATERIAL
(bonuses normally sold for £200 if bought separately)
what people say
"Embodied Yoga is a refreshing take on yoga as a method of self-inquiry and transformation. Highly effective for transforming your patterns of behaviour."
Yoga teacher, Oslo, Norway
"I am totally impressed by the quality and content of the videos! WOW!!!"
Professor, Doctor, Yoga Teacher, Germany
"It gets your life onto the yoga mat, and then yoga into your life."
Yoga teacher, Moscow, Russia
"EYP Teacher Training - the most pivotal yoga training I've done."
"EYP added a layer to all my work and projects. The EYP community is one I'm so proud to be a part of; real, authentic, embodied people! This training changes lives of teachers and students with tools, language, and mindset. Resources are great. If you're on the fence about applying to become an EYP teacher, I have one bit of advice: JOIN IN."
Yoga Teacher, Missouri, USA
"EYP enhanced my yoga classes and my coaching sessions"
Yoga teacher, life coach, Luxembourg
"There wasn't anything in the yoga world serving my needs or interests until EYP."
"EYP is accessible to everyone, I like the non-guru apporach, and found it different to my yoga training."
Yoga teacher, Texas, USA
"EYP has helped me to bring more creativity into my yoga classes."
"Yoga can be more relational, ethical, and fun. EYP has a community of great mature people that support each other and believe in making the world a better place. Teachers are outstanding, experienced communicators and kind human beings."
Yoga teacher, Spain
Sid, renunciate, India
What some experienced yoga teachers have gained from EYP
To celebrate releasing this training, to get initial feedback and frankly pay the fancy film people, we are offering early bird special offers.
Early bird open until mid December - 50% off
£500 (normally £999)
You can enroll with either a one-off payment of £500
(approx. $640/€580 - thank Brexit!) or three monthly payments of £200.
Click on an enroll button below, and you will be directed to a secure payment page to pay by card, or paypal. After payment you will receive an email receipt and be redirected to the training welcome page.
x3 monthly payments
Includes 3 x 50 minutes private coaching with senior teacher.
Special pricing for skint people and Lulu Lemon
If you genuinely can’t afford the training but think it looks great and are involved in using yoga in charity work (e.g. with homeless people, trauma survivors, or special needs kids), then mail us and we’ll work something out. If you’re a Lulu Lemon board member however then the price is three x £666 (because you’re Satan).
100% money back guarantee
If you have questions before enrolling you can contact me.
Alllriggghhtt (thats Scottish for hello). I will be your training course administrator, I have set up this online learning system for your benefit, and will be here to help you, every step of the way. I'm on the other end of an email, whats app message, video call or send a raven if you prefer. If you have any issues you can contact me and I will respond swiftly.
Arrange a call?
Phone call, or video call using Zoom or Skype.