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  • I participated in the Banyan teacher training course of 2017. The course was excellent. Great teaching material, taught very well in a great location. Banyan delivered much more than I expected. I learned a great deal about yoga and how to prepare and deliver yoga classes. I also learned lots about safety, morality, philosophy and spirituality that transcends religion.
    I'm now confidently teaching yoga, including a weekly class for older people with body damage (eg sciatica, hip replacement, lumbago). My yoga students are reporting really encouraging results in terms of reduced pain and improved mobility. Throughout the process, I also met some great people, who I think will be lifelong friends. Choosing to do this course is one of the best decisions I've ever made.

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    Mike Jones
  • I have recently completed my 200hr yoga teacher training at the Yoga Hub with Stu & Frank, amongst other fabulous teachers. The Hub is a warm and welcoming environment where you are made to feel at home from the minute you kick off your shoes and step into the studio or relax in the lounge area.

    Our group was and is a close collection of people who Stu & Frank brought together to commence our yoga teacher journey. The training was an invaluable journey and experience from start to finish. It encompassed the holistic approach to yoga history, branches, philosophy, anatomy & physiology, practical asana practice and the ethics, morals and values of not only being a yoga teacher but a person.

    This journey has changed my life in every aspect and opened up a whole new way of life for me. But above all, I met an amazing group of people from all walks of life and through our training became a family.

    Stu, Frank and the amazing other teachers were supportive, proactive in helping us drive forward when we felt stuck, lost, in a funk. They helped guide us along. The structure and content of the course were in depth and covered all aspects in a way in which was delivered with great humour, support and knowledge.

    I would recommend anyone go and pop along for a class, or to go and do their training with these guys.


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    Jennifer Bennett
  • "Before I embarked on my teacher training, I had lots of concerns about not being ready. From the outset however, all of the teachers set me at ease and throughout the course gave an incredible level of support and guidance. The balance between their input and the need for me to take responsibility for my own learning and teaching style meant that by the end of the course, I felt confident in my ability to teach. There was so much more to the course than learning to teach yoga though - it was literally life changing for me and I got to spend many weekends with an amazing group of yogis and teachers."

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    Helen Tang
  • I trained with the Banyan Tree School of Yoga in 2016. Very thorough and professional delivery. Very experienced teachers. The knowledge and experience from the course provided me with a platform from which I could go out to teach. When I started the course, I was already an experienced and qualified teacher, but not in yoga. Doing something I was not fluent/confident with was a massive challenge - but I think I am the better for. The course gave me a new perspective on yoga and life acceptance. I currently teach adapted yoga and wellbeing to adults with disabilities and isolated older learners. My learners like the fact that I can explain why I adapt asanas for them - knowledge I gained from the course. Thank you.

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  • I trained with Banyan Tree Yoga School three years ago and have taught yoga ever since. Within a few months of starting the course, I already felt confident enough to start teaching myself. The course allowed me to go deeper into my own practice, adapt my teaching for different abilities and develop my own teaching style. It was great to learn from several different teachers who specialised in physiology, pranayama and Kriyas. I have really fond memories of the weekend sessions and felt fully supported both during and after the course.

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    Roxy Baron
  • My name Lee Burns and I was a student at the YogaHub for 3 years and loved every moment of it. All the staff are so friendly and the teacher's are amazing. I found my yoga really improving so the next step of my yoga journey was to become a yoga teacher. I was guided through the intense teacher training course by Banyan Tree school of yoga teacher training by Stuart and Frank. The course was great and I learned so much and gained a wealth of experience and knowledge to become a yoga teacher. I also met fellow yogis on the course who I still keep in touch with. I have now been teaching yoga for over 4 years now and would highly recommend Banyan Tree school of yoga to any budding yoga teacher. Thanks so much to all the teachers and guest teachers for helping me through my journey in becoming a Yoga teacher especially Stu and Frank.

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    Lee Burns
  • I would highly recommend the teacher training course at yoga hub, all of the teachers are highly knowledgeable and each bring different aspects to the course which is great. Stu and Frank offer lots of support to everyone and always make the time to have a chat and offer guidance and encouragement when it is needed. The continued support which I have had since my training at yoga hub has finished has been really great and I know if I need it then words of advice will always be given. If you are looking to expand your knowledge of yoga or want to go into teaching then this is a really great course to begin your journey. The training I received has given me the confidence to go out and teach what I love and I am really happy that I chose yoga hub to do my 200 hours teacher training,

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Entering it’s 11th year, our Yoga Alliance accredited Teacher training programme commences April 2024 at YogaHub Liverpool.

    The course is a 6 month general yoga course covering all areas of Yoga and includes a Hot Yoga and teaching Online module as added extras.

    Why Choose Banyan Tree School of Yoga?

    • 4 Senior Yoga Teachers each with a minimum of 15 years teaching experience.
    • Each teacher focussing specifically on their prefered area of expertise.
    • Senior teachers teach 98% of the course face to face.
    • Highest course standards observed and approved by Yoga Alliance to ensure training is of the highest quality.
    • We have designed ‘The Art of Teaching’ module and a unique step by step ‘learning to teach with confidence’ system to get you teaching your individual style of yoga  with confidence.
    • Since 2012, 11 completed courses and over 200 qualified teachers.
    • More hours spent learning how to teach and practice teaching .
    • Post training support and mentoring.
    • Competitive pricing and Pay As You Go payment options from £266/month.

    Earn As You Learn

    Banyan Tree students can start teaching public classes mid-way through their training course. This presents an extraordinary opportunity to gain teaching experience while you are continuing your education, and offers an opportunity for the training to pay for itself. Teaching is made possible with “Student Teacher” insurance. For more information about Yoga Trainee Insurance, please ring Stu on 07904639599

    We Love Our Banyan Tree Graduates Enough to Give Them a Job

    Outstanding graduates of the course have the chance to become part of the Yoga Hub teaching team. You’ll have the chance to join a reputable accredited studio/school and get experience on your CV.

    When and Where

    The primary venue is Yoga Hub Liverpool, 21 Old Hall Street, Liverpool L3 9BS. Our venue offers teacher trainers the opportunity to practice teaching in a purpose built yoga studio. Banyan Tree School of Yoga is a Registered Yoga Teacher Training School in Liverpool city center.

    Who are the teachers?

    Our teaching team consists of six highly experienced teacher trainers, each bringing their own unique strengths to the teaching team and their specialist areas, to ensure your journey is as rewarding as possible.

    Frank Perry (Senior YogaTeacher) has been teaching various styles of yoga from Ashtanga to Yin and remedial forms of yoga since qualifying with David Swenson in 2003.

    Stuart Alexander (Senior YogaTeacher) founder of Yoganation and Yoga Hub Liverpool, began teaching karate 25 years ago before discovering yoga in 2005. He later qualified with Yoga Alliance in 2010 and opened Liverpools first Hot Yoga studio. He teaches hot and non hot yoga at Yoga Hub Liverpool which he founded in 2013.

    Niamh Kavanagh a teacher of yoga and meditation for over 20 years with influences from Tantra, Breath work & Buddhism as well as contemporary teachings. Niamh is now teacher of Hridaya Yoga & Meditation.

    Mike Cragg of Harmony Holistics (Senior YogaTeacher) has been teaching Yoga for over 35 years and holds the British Wheel of Yoga Teachers’ Diploma. Mike has taught several Foundation Courses for the BWY and is now a Yoga teacher trainer and assessor for the Yoga Alliance.