Ongoing Training for Teachers


Friday 21st to Sunday 23rd November 2014
(Please note the information below refers to the 2013 OTT weekend and gives you a basic structure of the event. 2014 details TBC.)

at Commonwork Farm, in Kent


We are pleased to announce details of our annual Ongoing Training for Teachers weekend at our homely training venue Commonwork Farm in Kent, UK. 


This year we will enojy teachings from two Yoga Academy faculty members – Gary Carter and Gill Lloyd – alongside Yoga Academy Principal Simon Low


Gary CarterGary Carter will be leading workshops on Friday under the theme of The Bearable Lightness of Being Inverted. Gary will be looking at safety in inverted postures, focusing on tensegrity within the spine and how to create lightness from the ground up – both key elements of safely performing inverted postures.


Gill LloydGill Lloyd will be with us on Saturday sharing sessions on Vedic Chanting. This is what Gill would like to tell you about her day: "Vedic Chanting keeps us in touch with the very origins of Yoga and how it was handed down through the generations. It has many purposes but one of the main things for me is that it is something we can do and share together, fostering friendship and harmony. It has a role in study and deepening knowledge and can link us to aspects of the universe that offer nourishment and support. It plays a huge role in the process of healing both from the healing vibrations of certain chants and through using chants for general or specific health needs. In the sessions at this weekend, I will offer examples of these ideas through experiential sessions."


Simon LowSimon Low will teach the led classes on all three mornings and a Restorative Yoga class on Saturday evening with a focus on breath. The two study sessions on Sunday will be devoted toward exploring practical teachings for the sharing of therapeutic asana and somatic awareness. As always, participants are also encouraged to send pertinent questions in advance about any issues relating to the subject matter or the teaching of yoga that they would like to have addressed among a group of fellow teachers.


Please email your requests to


Our schedule for the weekend is as follows:


Friday 22nd November

10.30 am Arrival
11.00 am Led class with Simon
1.00 pm Brunch
2.00 pm Session I with Gary
5.30 pm Tea and break
5.30 pm Session II with Gary
7.30 pm Dinner


Saturday 23rd November

8.00 am Led class with Simon
10.00 am Brunch
11.00 am Session I with Gill
1.00 pm Break
2.00 pm Session II with Gill
4.00 pm Tea and break
5.00 pm Restorative class with Simon
7.30 pm Dinner


Sunday 24th November


8.00 am Led class with Simon
10.00 am Brunch
11.30 am Session I with Simon
1.30 pm Break
2.00 pm Session II with Simon
4.00 pm Closure




Commonwork FarmCOST

£425 – early bird price until 1 September
£455 – after 2 September


Price includes tuition, full board and twin-shared lodging over 3 full days and 2 nights.


Single rooms are available with a supplement of £24.50 per night in the Old Stables and £28.50 per night at Bore Place House.






Contact Mary Elliott
07824 600619


Payments can be made by cheque or PayPal. Direct account transfer is also possible. Bank details available from Mary Elliott in the office.


Please post your cheques to:

Mary Elliott

Administration Office
9 Derwent Close
West Sussex
PO20 2FQ



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