Yoga Workshops and Courses

200 Hour Vinyasa Krama Yoga Comprehensive Practitioners Course –

With Optional 100 Hour Certified Teacher Training Programme

Harmony Yoga & Ayurveda UK  & Ananta Yoga & Ayurveda, Wicklow, Ireland present –

Vinyasa Krama Yoga Practitioner Course VKY PC

atha yoganusasanam
This is Traditional Yoga 
Yoga Sutra 1:1


This course has been introduced for sincere and dedicated practitioners of Yoga who wish to explore and deepen their practice but who do not necessarily wish to teach. 

It offers a comprehensive training in authentic traditional Yoga, informed by teachings received directly over many years by lead teacher Stephen Brandon from Sri T. Krishnamacharya’s direct and most dedicated students. The course format is based on the original system and learning methodology which requires the passing down of teachings in an undiluted manner, teacher to student, in a transmission that is in concord with the source teachings.

This in depth and comprehensive course is the first programme of its kind in Europe. It offers interested, sincere and dedicated yoga students – of all levels and traditions of practice – a unique opportunity to participate in the revival, practice and future propagation of pure & authentic Classical Yoga teachings under the guidance of an extraordinarily gifted and knowledgeable teacher – Stephen Brandon of Harmony Yoga UK and his experienced faculty.

Stephen has been leading Teacher Trainings, Practitioners Programmes & Workshops throughout the UK & Europe since 2007 and has studied in this tradition for 20 years, directly with Srivatsa Ramaswami,  A.G. & Indra Mohan, T.K Sribhashyam and T.K.V Desikachar (the latter two being sons of Krishnamacharya) and senior students of these teachers.

The following is a brief overview and presentation of the course.

In this two year Practitioners Course – you will learn your craft and cultivate a strong and established self practice which will be backed up by in depth knowledge, understanding and embodiment of the principles of the philosophies and important texts which inform the practice.

The Practitioners Course is open to all students who simply would like to develop a solid and well informed home practice and to explore the subject more deeply – but who do not necessarily wish to teach.

Those who aspire to teach can then proceed into a third year where the emphasis shifts to the art of teaching and the entire course if taking the extra 100 Teacher Training option following the initial 200 hour Practitioner Course – leads to a 300 hour Teaching Certification.

We believe this two year learning and integration period is the minimum requirement necessary for developing a well informed personal practice. Having completed the two year practitioner programme you may then choose to continue onto a further one year teacher training programme for certification if you aspire to teach.

In the relatively unregulated domain of teacher training worldwide –  there are many very short (from as little as one month) and expensive 200 hour training programmes on offer.  Standards of yoga teaching are falling worldwide and precious knowledge and information from the source teachings are being lost in programmes that do not allow time for integration and understanding to evolve.

It is our aim to ensure the highest teaching standards possible are maintained on this programme and that all students will receive a yoga education which is worthy of the great teachings it embraces.

Course participants will receive ongoing support and mentorship in one to one and group classes following this programme so that the seeds which are sown can blossom.

A full and detailed prospectus and information regarding dates & fees for the next training is available immediately upon application in pdf format via email or hard copies can be posted directly upon request.


Practitioner Training in traditional Yoga for healing, health and spiritual development.

STAGE 2 (Optional)
Teacher Training for individual and group class situations including therapeutic application of Yoga (optional). For details of the full 300 hour programme please click here.

Introductory weekend – “The Essentials of Vinyasa Krama Yoga”.  (See date options below).

200 Hour Practitioner Training followed by an optional 100 Hour Teacher Training. For full details click here. 


Two Year Practitioner Course – 200 contact hours

One Year Teacher Training Course – 100 contact hours   (optional – following the two year Practitioners Course – For full details click here.)

Tuition fees available on application.

Venue –  All pre-requisite workshops and training modules  will take place at –Ananta Yoga & Ayurveda, 5 Wentworth Place, Wicklow, Ireland.

Course format will consist of Weekend Workshop Modules and an annual 4 day Summer module.

200 Hour Practitioner Training – Module Dates to be confirmed.

Times for each weekend module will be:
Friday evening 7.00pm – 9.30pm
Saturday             9.30am – 5.30pm
Sunday                 9.30am – 4.30pm

Times for 4 Day summer modules will be:
Day 1 – 3           9.30am – 5.30pm
Day 4                  9.30am – 4.30pm

Introductory Weekend – “The Essentials of Vinyasa Krama Yoga” 

Please note – The Introductory “Essentials of Vinyasa Krama” weekends can be taken without prior commitment to the full Practitioner Course and are open to all students.  This will allow you to meet the course tutors and help you make an informed decision regarding possible enrolment on the programme.

There is no obligation to commit to the full programme following the weekend.   However – it is not possible to enrol on the full programme without having attended a pre-requisite weekend so it is strongly advised that interested students should book onto one of these with plenty of notice.

Priority for spaces in the Introductory weekends will be given to students who are already committed and enrolled on the the full programme.

Bookings for the introductory weekends can be made to Liz Richards (contact details below).


1. Complete the pre-requisite weekend – “The Essentials of Vinyasa Krama Yoga”  Workshop.
2. Submit a course application & have an interview  (in person, by phone or Skype).
3. You will then be notified if your application has been successful.

Art & Science of Vinyasa Krama Yoga
Yoga Therapy
Yoga & Ayurveda
Pranayama Methods
Yoga Psychology & Meditation Methods
Yoga Subtle Anatomy -Marma, Nadi, Chakra, Mantra; Body, Mind & Spirit
Anatomy and Physiology for Vinyasa Krama Yoga
Philosophy – Classical & Contemporary Texts: Samkhya, Yoga and Vedanta, Hatha-yoga-pradipika, Yoga Yagnavalkya, Yoga Rahasya and Yoga Makaranda
Developing a Personal Practice

The course tutors all have knowledge and experience far in excess of any required current training standard. We will maintain a register and full worldwide indemnity insurance will be available to graduates.


Stephen Brandon MCMA

Dr Norah Nelson

Liz Richards SYT

For further information and full prospectus contact:

Liz Richards 
Mob – 00353868963425
Email Liz Richards –

Register Your Interest by Emailing with “200 Hour Vinyasa Krama Yoga Comprehensive Practitioners Course” in the subject line or fill in the form below.

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