Advanced Yoga Practices International

Welcome to Advanced Yoga Practices International

Meditation  |  Pranayama  |  Samyama  |  Asana  |  Jnana Yoga  |  Karma Yoga  |  Bhakti  |  Tantra

´“An eternal relationship exists between the Divine and humans. But in the play of the Divine, it is sometimes there and sometimes severed, or rather appears to be severed; it is not really so, for the relationship is eternal. Again, seen from another side, there is no such thing as relationship.”

[Sri Anandamayi Ma]

About The School

Advanced Yoga Practices (AYP) is a full-scope system of yoga. Integrating hatha yoga practices with raja yoga, kundalini yoga and Tantra, AYP covers all of the eight limbs of yoga. The system includes practices that can be taken on by people who are new to yoga. Practices are then gradually added, until the practitioner has built up an advanced level yoga practice…

Hills behind Eden Rise

5-day Residential Retreat with Tristan

Near Totnes, Devon, England

19th to 23rd October 2022

Lessons on building up a daily yoga practice at home, by Yogani.

Various media for learning about the AYP system and building up a daily practice at home. 

Yoga is an often mis-understood word in the West, usually being reduced to a physical practice or fitness training program. So, what is it really? 

Online retreats and workshops using Zoom, covering different aspects of the AYP system. 

Retreats are a great way to deepen your practice and learn more about the teachings and practices. 

200-hour Yoga Teacher Training Course including meditation, pranayama and asana. Yoga Alliance registered.

The Main Techniques of the AYP System

  • Deep Meditation
  • Spinal Breathing Pranayama
  • Mudras and Bandhas
  • Asana
  • Samyama
  • Self-inquiry

~ Inner Silence

“Inner silence is something that we start to feel at some point along the way. In reality, it’s always there, it’s just that we’re usually too busy noticing other things, like thoughts or sense objects. But as the mind begins to calm down through spiritual practices, we begin to realize that even when things are present in the mind, such as thoughts, emotions, or sensations, they still exist inside and are surrounded by peacefulness and silence. In fact, the stillness and the silence of the mind are as vast as the ocean, and the mental objects and the objects of the senses simply come and go in this silence. Gradually stillness and silence come more to the foreground of our experience and objects of the senses and mental objects appear more in the background. Inner silence becomes our foundation and our natural way of operating in the world. In yoga, we speak of samadhi, and to experience it is a bliss that deepens into the experience of unconditional love.”

~Tristan

The Eight-Limbs of Yoga

Yama, Niyama, Asana, Pranayama, Pratyahara, Dharana, Dhyana, Samadhi

Reviews

Amandine
“AYP have changed my life. I don't think another yoga teaching would have. This Yoga system focuses on meditation, not only mainly on asanas. Thus it is full-scope and covers the eight limbs of Yoga. It teaches us how to become autonomous in our practice to transmit that in return to our students. This yoga system has been wonderfully designed, nothing has been left over. The teachers have been passionate, kind, open-minded, funny and very knowledgeable. The atmosphere within the group was like a loving family. This AYP TTC has been one of the most beautiful experiences in my life. I definitely recommend it, thank you so much!”
Amy Glandville
“The whole retreat was beautiful. The practises were easy to follow and had a really powerful effect. By the end of the weekend I felt like I'd done some really deep energetic work and feel inspired to continue a regular meditation practise. Tristan and Amandine were really laid back, knowledgeable and kind. The food cooked by Sally was amazing - perfect nourishment! And the location was just wonderful, so many lovely walks, places to swim in the river, and to hear the brook from my bedroom at night was very relaxing. Thank you!!”
Bev Pinnell
“This was my first AYP yoga retreat. I really enjoyed it, instruction from both instructors was good and clear, vegetarian and vegan food was amazing by the cooking fairy! Workshop was good and helped me understand more about AYP yoga. Will definitely go back."
M.D.
“It were special days, time for practice, for beautiful experiences, and a good brisk walk. Time to reflect, time for questions and answers, time for silence and good laughs. Lovely to be there in good company of likewise souls.”
Nathalie
“Passed with distinction the yoga teacher training course. The level of individual attention given to us by enlightened teachers is beyond words. We are all grateful and full of joy for such teachers. Even people who are already yoga teachers and did this training say it is like no other. I can highly recommend the Advanced Yoga Practices Teacher Training. It is so much more than a teacher training course, it was also a retreat and a means to connect with colleagues from around the world. And above all to learn from great teachers who know ...and make dear life long friends and begin changing ourselves fundamentally.”
Sujata Mathur
“What a great retreat… , it was intensive but very beautiful for the soul. The practitioners were from all walks of life, reminding me that seekers are all around us, if we only open our hearts to ask or smile. The food was exceptional, the place stunning and peaceful . It will remain with me forever and I took many teachings away with me. There is a great fellowship in practicing together with a worthy teacher. I would encourage anybody to attend at whatever point you are at in your path.”
T.H.
“Just wanted to thank you for such a wonderful experience last weekend. We loved every moment. As total newbies we had a lot to learn and embraced each moment. It has left us with amazing memories and a different approach to life.”
V.H.
“I just wanted to thank you for yet another lovely retreat weekend.  It really helps to keep me on track and motivated in my practice.  I feel blessed to have found a true teacher, and the opportunity to take time out to deepen my practice with a great group of people.  Your wonderful work inspires and encourages those around you…”
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“An effective method of meditation leads us to an experience of profound stillness, an inner silence that defies description”

~ Yogani

A Series of Podcasts on Different Aspects of Yoga

A new series of short podcasts on different aspects of yoga by Tristan, available on YouTube, Spotify and Apple Podcasts.

We are currently working to make the AYP teachings more available around the world through live-streaming events and through pre-recorded video courses. To make this possible we are raising money to purchase filming and video editing equipment, and to help with publicity. If you would like to donate towards this project, please click the link below.