TSYP training – an overview

TSYP exists to widen and enable participation in the practice of yoga, specifically in the tradition of Professor Krishnamacharya and TKV Desikachar. It offers training courses so that this style of yoga is more widely available to the public, whether that is as a yoga teacher, yoga therapist or Vedic Chant teacher. TSYP offers quality yoga teaching, delivered by dedicated and experienced teachers. Our teacher training pathway exceeds current UK yoga teaching requirements, to meet the highest European and international standards.

Foundation Courses

Foundation courses are an opportunity to explore the rich and influential tradition of T Krishnamacharya and his son, TKV Desikachar. These courses are for students who wish to develop and deepen their personal practice and study of yoga, or are considering undertaking teacher training.

Yoga Teaching Training

TSYP teacher training provides you with many tools to enable you to teach students with a wide range of needs. All our courses are based on the guiding words of Krishnamacharya: Teach what is within you. Not as it applies to you, but as it applies to the one in front of you.

Yoga Therapy Training

TSYP yoga therapy training builds on the skills and knowledge you have acquired as a yoga teacher, introducing you to Yoga models of health and healing and how to work with the tools of yoga therapeutically with the each individual care-seekers needs.

Yoga Teacher and Yoga Therapist Continuing Professional Development

A natural progression for many of our teachers is to further develop their teaching skills. TSYP offers various paths for those seeking challenging and rewarding continuing professional development.

As well as training to become a tutor for various TSYP courses our CPD events cover a wide range to topics including Yoga philosophy, supporting mental health and wellbeing and supporting individuals recovering from Covid and with Long-Covid.

Vedic Chanting

The ancient tradition of Vedic chanting is gaining recognition all over the world, not just because it collectively represents the fount of ancient Indian wisdom but also because the practice of chanting has multiple benefits:

  • Vedic chanting links body, voice, mind and emotions in a profound way. 
  • Vedic chanting produces certain vibrations that can enhance physical and mental health. 
  • The close attention needed to listen and reproduce accurately what the teacher is doing means that Vedic chanting is very useful in improving concentration and memory. 
  • The vast range of Vedic chants allows us to use them in many different contexts and different ways and therefore is a particularly helpful and flexible tool in yoga, healing and therapy. 
  • Vedic chanting can also help to calm the mind, whether by practising, listening or silent mental repetition. For this reason, chanting can be an important form of meditation 
  • Vedic chants help in relieving stress and promoting clarity.

Our Vedic chanting courses were developed in close consultation with Radha Sundararajan who was a long time student of TKV Desikachar and was appointed by him to run the Krishnamacharya Yoga Mandiram Vedic Chanting division