A Y P   Yoga   with Tristan Dorling


AYP International 200 hour

Yoga Teacher Training Course (TTC)

Dordogne, France

21st April - 19th May 2017

Note:   This course has been completed.


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The course

In the Spring of 2017 we will be running a 29 day residential AYP Yoga Teacher Training Course in Central France.

The course will cover both practice and theory, with 3 or 4 hours of practice each day and 2 or 3 hours of theory classes each day. Practice classes will include asana, pranayama, meditation and samyama. There will be one day off each week.

The focus of the training will be on qualifying teachers to be able to teach asanas (postures), Spinal Breathing Pranayama, Deep Meditation practice, Samyama and mudras and bandhas.

The course will also cover many other aspects of yoga, from subtle anatomy to advanced pranayama practices and from yoga philosophy to self-inquiry (advaita).  The yoga will be full-scope, covering all eight limbs of yoga, as taught by Sri Patanjali.

There will be three teachers on the course, including myself, and it will be taught in the English language. The curriculum for this course has been approved by the Yoga Alliance.Course Teachers

The Centre

We will be running the Teacher Training Course at the Moulin-de-Chaves retreat centre, which is a large country retreat, near Perigueux, in the Dordogne region of Central France.  The house is set in 5 acres of land, by a river in a wooded region of France.

There is a meditation hall within the grounds, which we will use for all the sitting practice sessions.

Food on the course will be vegetarian with two meals served each day. Fruit and hot drinks will be available throughout the day. Vegan/ gluten free diets etc. can be provided, if you let us know in advance.

 There will be a 45 minute karma yoga (communal service) session each day, either in the morning after brunch, or in the evening after dinner.

Course Curriculum

The course will focus as much on the development of personal practice, as on tuition.  

Many  aspects of yoga will be covered, including some of the most subtle and effective aspects of yoga practice.

The full course curriculum can be found here.Course curriculum

Who can take this course?

To enrol for this course you will need to have been practising yoga for at least a year, including breathing practices (pranayama) and meditation.  


Upon completion of the course, participants will become qualified as a yoga teacher and will be able to register with the Yoga Alliance as a Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT 200). Qualifications will be given at the end of the course.


The cost of the course depends on the type of room you would like. The cost includes accommodation, food, and all the tuition and classes.

Single room        £3,200

Shared room       £2,900  (2 or 3 people sharing)

Dormitory bed    £2,700  (8 sharing)

Camping             £2,500

A deposit of £300 is required to secure a place on the course. The balance is then due three months before the course starts. Prices are in British pounds.

Getting there

Directions for getting to the retreat centre, can be found on the Moulin-de-Chaves website here.  Arrival will be from 2pm on the first day with departure by 12 noon on the last day of the course.  


To apply to enrol for this course, please complete the application form here. Sign up

Frequently asked questions :

Does this course lead to an international Yoga Teacher qualification?

Why is this course different from other Yoga Teacher Training Courses?

How are the course participants assessed?

What happens during the karma yoga period?

Can I pay in instalments?

Is all of the training completed on the course?

Is there wifi at the retreat centre?

Is there a recommended reading list for the course?


If you have any questions about the Teacher Training Course that are not answered above, you can contact me here.

Places still available:

Single rooms:                                 no

Twin rooms:                                  no

Shared rooms (female):                no

Shared rooms (male):                   no

Dormitory (women):                    no

Dormitory (men):                         no

Camping:                                       no

Typical daily schedule


6:30 am                        Wake up bell

7:00-8:10 am               Asana, pranayama, meditation and samyama

8:20-9:10 am               Pranayama, meditation and samyama

9:30 -10:30 am            Morning lecture

10:30 am                      Brunch

Afternoon weeks one and two

2:00 pm -3:00 pm       Afternoon lecture / subject class

3:15 pm-4:00 pm         Asana class

4:00 pm - 5:00 pm      Pranayama, meditation and samyama

5:00 pm                        Dinner

7:00 pm                        Evening lecture/ questions and answers                                       

Afternoon weeks three and four (Saturday 6th May onwards)

2:00 pm  -2:45 pm        Asana class / Teaching practice

2:45 pm - 3:45 pm        Pranayama, meditation and samyama

4:00 pm - 5:00 pm       Pranayama, meditation and samyama / Teaching practice

5:00 pm                         Dinner

7:00 pm                         Evening lecture/ questions and answers  


Wednesdays will be free for people to relax or explore the local area. The Meditation hall will also be available for people to do their own practice.

Making Payments

If you have already been accepted onto the course and need to make payment you can do that here.