A Y P Yoga  with Tristan Dorling


AYP 200-hour

Yoga Teacher Training Courses

    AYP is a registered Yoga Teacher Training School with the Yoga Alliance. We are currently running annual yoga teacher training courses.  At the moment all the courses are being taught in the English language, but we hope to run courses in other languages as well in the future.

    The teacher training courses are run as residential retreats, so they are a great opportunity to deepen your own personal practice, as well as to learn how to spread the joy of yoga to others in the world.

    We are currently also in the process of developing an ATTC 300-hour training curriculum for people who have already completed a 200-hour training.

    The next course is being planned for September 2020 and details will be announced here when they are available.  

    If you would like to be kept informed about future Teacher Training Courses as they come up, as well as other AYP Yoga retreats and workshops taking place around the world, you can sign up to the mailing list here.

Completed 200-hour courses:


Dordogne, Central France.

The first AYP teacher training.

For photos from the course click here.

Status: Completed


Koh Tao, Thailand

The second AYP teacher training.

For photos from the course click here.

Status: Completed


Andalucia, Spain

Spain TTC 2019

The third AYP teacher training.

For photos from the course click here.

Status: Completed

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Reviews from previous AYP Teacher Training courses

      "Over our month-long journey together on the AYP Teacher Training Course we deeply explored all eight limbs of yoga, not just as an academic exercise but as a set of powerful practices that bring about as much purification and spiritual evolution as any person could want. Our teachers gave us clear instructions on how to apply these practices for a safe, comfortable, and enjoyable yogic journey.

      The retreat environment was very supportive, friendly, fun, and often lighthearted while still remaining professional. It was quite evident that each of our instructors taught us from the perspective of considerable experience and deep inner silence. There were no questions about yoga that our teachers couldn't answer, and no difficulties in practices that they couldn't help us overcome. I greatly deepened my own personal practice, met my yoga family, and had the time of my life."

Joel, USA


    “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.”

Nathalie Ishizuka, Singapore  


    “Participating in the AYP Teacher Training Course was one of the most beautiful experiences of my life, so intense emotionally and energetically. Meeting all these people from around the world (there were 13 different nationalities), each one was different but so special, sensitive, aware, caring, full of love ... You could feel a boundless bhakti! What a great human experience ... Discover what it was for everyone in our lives, how long we had practiced (9 years for some!), how we had arrived there, sharing our experiences and discussing the effects of practices. We did not know each other for the most part, but we had this strong connection through AYP.

    From the first day, we felt like part of the same family. And our "Teachers"! All passionate (and therefore exciting) and open to share with us all their knowledge without restraint, each with his specialty.

Devrim: Pranayama, mudras / bandhas,

Alex: Asanas and more generally anatomy,

Tristan: Meditation, the subtle nervous system and its functioning.

    Beyond the content of the training, we practiced a lot (3 to 4 sessions per day) and experienced for the most part a certain energy surcharge, generating a lot of laughs (sometimes collective!), and crying too. We shared strong moments together, which created a strong cohesion in the group. We left rich of lessons, meetings, and a foolproof bhakti .

    If you have the opportunity to participate in one of the next training sessions AYP TTC, do not hesitate ...


Amandine Perrin: France


    “Excellent teachers and teaching. I would certainly highly recommend this AYP teacher training.”

Isabelle, France


    “This course was everything I had hoped and more. Full-scope yoga training taught by true yogis who were both available and approachable. Despite having studied yoga for many years prior to the course, I still learned a tremendous amount. It drew a diverse array of students from all over the world, a group that came to feel more like family than mere friends. My only regret was that it all had to end. I would highly recommend this program to anyone interested in learning to teach about all of the limbs of yoga.”

Richard, USA


    “Thanks to the instructors, staff, and fellow students on the AYP Teacher Training Course 2017. It was a privilege to know you all. You have made it possible for me to enjoy this course and I felt at home amongst people I could trust.”

Alain, Canada


    “Advanced Yoga Practices (AYP)’s 200-hour teacher-training prepares its trainees to begin teaching the principles and techniques of yoga safely and competently.”

Wolfi, Austria


Click here for a full list of reviews from past students, on the Yoga Alliance website.

Continuous Professional Development (CPD):

    If you are a registered yoga teacher (RYT) with the Yoga Alliance, either having trained with the AYP Yoga school, or with another yoga school, then some of our retreats, training courses and workshops count as continuing educational hours for your Yoga Alliance membership.

    Click here for more information on this.