New Bank Details

We have now changed banks and all new payments or existing direct debits/standing orders should be amended to the following account:

Account Name: Sadhana Mala Yoga Training
Bank: Co-operative bank
Sort Code: 089299
Account number: 69851847

For International payments
IBAN: GB27CPBK08929969851847

P.O. Box 250

Online Yoga Sutra Study

We are delighted to announce that we are beginning our online in-depth Yoga Sutra study series. We have a short Introduction to the Yoga Sutra course commencing on Friday June 5th and the more detailed Chapter 1 of the Yoga Sutra following on Friday July 3rd.

Check out the links to the right for more details!

And our new digital platform will soon be available!

Teacher Training in Malvern Jan 2020

We are delighted to announce our next teacher training based in Malvern starting in 2020, which has been a bit overdue! This will be the first modular course which will allow a little more flexibility on content and schedule so that missed modules can be made up on other courses as they become available. That brings a degree of complication, so we will be running a series of modules over the next 2 years that will form a complete course. If you want to do the training now and keep it simple just do the current series of Malvern modules that we are scheduling!


The dates for the first year are as follows:

1/2 Feb Asana Essentials
7/8 March Foundations of Practice Planning
18/19 April and 9/10 May Foundations of Teaching Yoga
13/14 June and 4/5 July Asana Study 1
31 July – 3 Aug (4 days) Essential Yoga Sutra 1
19/20 Sept and 17 18 Pranayama Essentials
7/8 Nov and 12/13 Dec A&P Essentials

These have slipped a bit from our original post!

Costs And Registration

Each module is independent and paid for at the time of enrolling for that module. There is also a teacher training registration fee of £600 that includes course assessment and up to 8 hours tutorial time with one of the tutors. This must be paid at least before enrolling on the the Foundations of Teaching Training module, and ideally at the point of committing to teacher training. Once formally enroled on the teacher training programme, students may obtain teaching insurance from Balens Insurance Brokers under the Sadhana Mala Block Scheme. We also offer a regular payment scheme which allows students to pay for the course on a monthly direct debit over 2 years (enquire for details).

To register for the teacher training you will need to complete a short application form and we will send you an information sheet with further information on requirements and additional costs that you are likely to incur (e.g. books, insurance, external teaching assessements etc).


Registration for the teacher training course is dependent on completion of the Art of Viniyoga foundation course or equivalent (other foundation courses covering the same approach will be considered at the tutors discretion). Students cannot enrol on the teacher training course without satisfactory foundation level study, although it may be possible for there to be some overlap between the foundation modules and qualifying teacher training modules.

The First Weekend

The 1/2 Feb weekend is both part of the course and an “info” weekend about the course if you want to find out more before you commit. It would be also possible to start on the Mar weekend but you will then have to make up the credits on a future module. Some of you may have already done the A&P with David Wilkinson, in which case you don’t need to do it again unless you want to (you would get a heavily discounted rate to repeat it). Most of the above modules are also open to keen yoga students who don’t necessarily want to do the teacher training, with the exception of Foundations of Teaching Yoga.

New website for the book which you can now order direct from us!

As most of you will know by now, the book is finally here and you can order it direct from us in advance of its offical UK publication date (and, if we are honest, we get a better royalty rate than if you buy from amazon, although we aren’t as quick!). We have also created a bit of website for the book with some other resources. Check out   where you can also find out how to order.

Sādhana Mālā Yoga Studies/Training Programme

The Concept

The Sādhana Mālā Yoga Studies Programme offers a comprehensive approach to deepening your understanding and practice of Yoga, inspired by the teachings of T. Krishnamacharya, his son TKV Desikachar and their principle students. The Yoga Studies Programme is aimed at any interested and committed students, both those wishing to train as Yoga Teachers, and those who simply want to learn more and develop their practice

Yoga Teacher Training

We offer a modular route for those who want to take a basic Yoga Teacher Training, or for prospective teachers who want advanced training that focuses on one-one teaching and the therapeutic application of Yoga.

You don’t have to train as a teacher to study with us

Most of our modules are also offered as part of a non-teaching study programme, so you can study Yoga and develop your practice to a high level without the need to become a Yoga teacher.