EARLY BIRD £2,500 for 

BOOKING BEFORE 15th SEPTEMBER 2019 after that £2,750.


A deposit of £500 must be paid at the time of registration for the programme. All deposits are non-refundable.​​ The outstanding balance of the full fee should be paid before 15th November 2019. 



This 200 hours Yoga Teachers Training Programme by Ace Pittapan consists of 200 hours contact time. The achieved students will receive 200 hours Teacher Training by Ace Pittapan, accredit by Yoga Alliance Professionals.


The programme is based on a solid understanding of body and mind, consisting of asana practice and knowledge of functional anatomy and anatomy of movements, pranayama, meditation, Patanjali yoga sutra, discussion of yoga history and philosophy, teaching essentials, and marketing for a yoga teacher in business. 


Ace has blended his experience from years of teaching yoga with what he has learned from attending a yoga apprentice programme and an intensive yoga teacher training programme. 


This programme includes mentoring during the study period and also for 1 year post certification.





The programme is delivered in a weekend format. All training takes place on Saturdays from 2.30pm-6.30pm and Sunday 9.30am-12.30pm

Free access to Ace's yoga sessions at the Parsonage Farm School 3 times per week during the period of Teacher Training Course.


Post training mentoring

As part of our commitment to produce the finest teachers we feel it is important that our students have access to a supportive mentoring programme. Upon successful completion of the programme, new yoga teachers certified by Ace Pittapan are welcome to participate in the following year’s Weekend Apprentice Programme.





Applicants must have at least two years of consistent yoga practice experience. A letter of recommendation from a yoga teacher may be required with the application. 


Certification as a Yoga Teacher from Ace Pittapan is not automatic and will require preparation and examination after the last day of the course.





Programme designed in two parts



Part I : Master of Practice


Module 1, 2, 4

Date: 1st, 7th, 8th, 14th, 15th, 21st December 2019,

4th, 5th, 11th, 12th, 18th, 19th, 25th, 26th January 2020,

1st, 2nd, 8th, 15th, 16th February 2020


Test I : 22nd, 23rd February 2020


Module 1 :  Fundamentals of Asana, Anatomy of Yoga, Functional Anatomy and Movements in Yoga 

This module covers the fundamentals of yoga practices & anatomy movements in yoga.


Build an understanding of yoga from the perspective of a day one student, study from the beginner level with extra knowledge of physical function, anatomy of movements in yoga, how to protect yourself from injury, and the movement of mind energy through Astanga and Vinyasa Flow practice. This module will build up the understanding of the interaction between the physical body and the mind.




Module 2 : Pranayama and Vipassana Meditation

Bridging body and mind


The breath is a true bridge that connects body and mind. Students learn the basic science of breathing and the benefits of Pranayama, including several styles of Pranayama from easy to intermediate.   


Ace uses a Vipassana meditation technique to strengthening the bridging of Pranayama in his own practice, which often merges into his teaching. Students learn to understand the simplicity of Vipassana meditation and how to use it to enhance their practice. 



Module 3 : Scouting and Mentoring

Developing individual teaching style


This module starts from Day 1 until the completion of the programme.


Students are encouraged to practice different styles of yoga from different teachers. Ace provides 24 contact hours of mentoring. The aim of this mentoring is to clarify any questions that students may have in their scouting, encourage students to find yoga styles that complement their lifestyle, challenge students to step out of their comfort zone, and deepening their knowledge of yoga. Students will have the opportunity to teach mock classes and receive feedback from experienced teachers on their delivery. Students will also have complimentary access to the full range of classes with Ace at the Parsonage Farm School during the teaching apprentice training. 



Module 4 : History and Philosophy of Yoga


This module ranges from the mythology of yoga to the history of the relationship between each style of modern yoga, the biography of the father of modern yoga, Sri Tirumalai Krishnamacharya, and the yoga journeys of his four lead students: Indra Devi, K. Pattabhi Jois, B.K.S Iyengar, and T.K.V. Desikachar.


Part II : Train to Teach


Module 5 date: 29th February 2020,

1st, 7th, 14th, 15th, 21st, 28th, 29th March,

4th April 2020


Test II : 18th, 25th, 26th April 2020


Module 6 date: 9th, 10th, 16th, 30th, 31st May,

6th, 7th, 13th, 20th, 21st June 2020


Test III : 27th June, and 4th, 5th July 2020



Module 5 : Yoga Teaching Methodology One


Introduction to teaching One-on-One or Two or Three, including sequencing techniques that reflect Yin and Yang energy, asanas and counter asanas, pacing and voice control.


Requirement for entry : Completion of Modules 1, 2, and 4.


This module has a hands-on approach to teaching practice to enable students to deliver classes of different lengths and themes given by Ace. Ace will observe and give feedback after each teaching practice session. 

Students are encouraged to try different teaching techniques i.e Asanas practice, Meditation, Mantra, Pranayama, and Yoga Nidra to keep their flow smooth. 



Module 6 : Yoga Teaching and Methodology Two

Teaching Skills & Communication and teaching techniques for a larger class.


Requirement for entry : Completion of Module 5


This module starts as a group study. Students learn how and when to give their own students the best adjustments in any yoga pose, how and when to give verbal adjustments and when to give physical adjustments.


This module is to strengthen the knowledge from Module 5 and expand the One-on-One teaching skills to larger class sizes with mixed ability students. 


The teaching techniques include rapport and recognising students who need special attention, and how to teach a group class that makes students feel like they just had a private class. This module will also include basic marketing knowledge for a yoga business.




There are many reasons why people turn to yoga and I am no exception to the rule, and like most people my ego came along for the ride. I would turn up at the gym, ignorant of the benefits of practising yoga.


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Ace’s mild manner and expertise soon became evident, as we delved into the science of breathing, smoothly traversed our way in and out of asana’s, strengthening / flexing / twisting, all bring small changes within, so subtle, that they might easily be missed. Until one day, standing on your mat, you realised you feel grounded, at ease and, just for the next hour, nothing else matters, no matter how arduous or grave the situation externally, internally you are at one with yourself and fellow yogis. All there to practise the one thing we have in common-yoga !!!


Thank you Ace, for extending your expertise and courage, to be at liberty to offer a yoga apprenticeship, for this wishing to teach others, or just to extend their own knowledge thus aiding their understanding of this ancient practice.


Ace’s courses /  apprenticeship / retreats are well worth the investment, as his guidance insight and knowledge are delivered in a pleasant, authentic ambience, to guide you on your journey, to where you need to be. 


With gratitude and friendship


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