200 Hours Yoga Teacher Training

Carlisle, Cumbria, UK-Starting Aug 24th 2018


Sonja Appel: Founding Director (ERYT 500, YACEP, PPNCT, Mindfulness Educator)
Sonja started her journey in yoga 20 years ago with the late Shri K Pattabhi Jois from Mysore, learning the authentic Mysore self practice of Ashtanga - Vinyasa. From whom she has his blessing to teach. Sonja is certified by the 'British School of Yoga' in Hatha & Meditation & also certified as a 'Vibrant Living Teacher' in Hatha Flow and a pre + post natal, children + teens teacher with Santosha Yoga in Bali.

Having studied intensely, mainly in London, India and Bali she believes that 'living yoga' in its essence helps to impart her knowledge better and more succinctly.
Sonja started practicing yoga and mindfulness many years ago and has intensive years of experience teaching yoga. She is also registered with Yoga Alliance, E-RYT 500 and has taught over 60 000+ hours of Yoga & Teacher Training.

LEVEL 1, 200 HOURS (RYT 200)

Sonja Appel (ERYT 500) is leading this intensive 3 week programme. She has a great depth of knowledge in all things yogic and has 20 years of experience teaching and leading workshops and YTT’s in London, India & Nepal. She will also be teaching pranayama & meditation, kirtan, chanting, taking you through the ‘Tree of Yoga’ and the 8 limbed path to Enlightenment. As well as her 2 Teacher Training Manuals.

Assisting Sonja on this programme are:

Janet Richards who has trained under Sonja and will focus on adjusting techniques, Hatha yoga modules, practise teaching and alignment with the benefits of the asanas.

Ruth Wesoby will focus on living yoga philosophy. 

Gail Jefferson will be teaching the Anatomy & Physiology modules, she has enough knowledge of yoga to relate it to the postures. Gail currently works as the head of Department at University of Cumbria, teaching Under and Post graduate radiographers, primarily covering Medical Image Interpretation and Advanced Practice. She also teaches anatomy to Medical students at Lancaster University Medical School and provides in-house teaching at the Cumberland Infirmary for medics. She is also employed as a Reporting Radiographer for North Cumbria Hospitals Trust and teaches CPD for Health Practitioners via two companies.

Our teachers come from different schools of yoga to give a broad perspective, within a structured teaching syllabus.

Our teacher training programmes are internationally accredited, have exclusive recognition and qualify for 200 hours of Yoga Alliance Registration.


The 21 day intensive includes 20 days of training with one half day off per week.
The combination of in-class contact hours together with out-of-class non-contact hours, (prerequisite reading, reports and home play) totals the hours at 200. Yoga Alliance requires 200 hours for a basic teacher training registration.

Yoga Alliance is an international governing board for yoga teachers and training programmes in the World. http://www.yogaalliance.org

Graduates of our programme, who have demonstrated an understanding of the material and completed all requirements, will be eligible to register as a RYT (Registered Yoga Teacher).

Becoming a RYT increases your status, brings you international recognition as a yoga teacher and optimises your opportunities for employment as a yoga teacher worldwide.


  • Dates: 24th Aug to 13th Sept 2018

  • Venue: The Yoga Studio, Carlisle, Cumbria