Yogacampus was set up in 2003 as the educational arm of The Life Centre, one of the UK’s oldest and most respected yoga centres. We are a not-for-profit body whose goals are to share knowledge about the centuries old and ever-changing tradition of yoga, to inspire the yoga community through quality teachings and training, and to be at the forefront of the development of yoga in the 21st century. Consistent with our not-for-profit status, we keep course and tuition fees as low as possible in order to make our training accessible.
We offer one of the UK’s top Yoga Teacher Training Diplomas (accredited by Yoga Alliance US and by the Independent Yoga Network), in London and West Yorkshire. This is taught by a group of experienced UK based teachers, all of whom share a passion for passing on the teachings of the yoga tradition in a 21st century context. They are augmented by some of the world’s very top yoga teachers – including Rod Stryker, Richard Freeman, Judith Lasater, Tias Little and Shiva Rea – who have joined the Yogacampus family as visiting teachers. And, like our international teachers, we pride ourselves on our international students and graduates. Indeed, we’re proud to say that we have trained over 600 students – some now regular teachers at The Life Centre and other top yoga venues, and others with their own yoga centres in the UK and beyond.
We are also proud to be at the leading edge of the growth of yoga therapy as a discipline in its own right. We offer a comprehensive and highly-regarded Yoga Therapy Diploma for yoga teachers wishing to expand their skills in working therapeutically with different patient populations.
Our specialist courses, intensives and workshops offer everything from pregnancy yoga, baby massage and womb yoga, to meditation and mindfulness, yoga nidra training, anatomy and physiology, chanting and pranayama, ranging from a few hours to several weeks.
Our key word is authenticity. And our talented teachers represent just that. We are honoured to work with some of the very top names in yoga who have helped authenticate and develop yoga in the West today. We are also proud to be the only organisation in the UK to offer such a vast breadth of training qualifications; from teacher training and yoga therapy, to specialist courses such as pregnancy yoga and yoga nidra, as well as intensives and workshops. Our trainings cover the whole range of yoga – from restorative yoga to Astanga Vinyasa, from pranayama to anatomy. For us, what’s important is that every path of the centuries old and constantly changing tradition that is yoga is acknowledged and recognised.
While we are keen to reflect our focus on yoga education, it’s equally important that our identity reflect our close sense of community and our long and fruitful relationships with loyal supporters and friends – from our earliest fellow travellers on the yoga journey and our own first teachers to all those who have participated – as students, teachers and behind the scenes – in our courses and events. Our early visiting teachers have now become old and valued friends, new visiting teachers continue to join the faculty, and our community of yoga friends continues to grow.
Together, these are some of the things we hold true:
- Yoga is so much more than just an exercise system
- Yoga can change your life and transform your outlook – we know, we’ve been there
- Yoga is for everyone: female or male, young or old, stiff or bendy
- Yoga teachers should each retain their own unique style, approach and creativity
- Yoga requires YOU to believe in nothing but yourself