Retreat Yoga Studio



With Becky Farbstein

Anatomy module led by:

Elodie Frati

Assistants TBC

9th January - 7th March 2021

1 week intensive + 6 weekends

Full dates breakdown below


This 200-hr foundational yoga teacher-training course will give you the tools you need to effectively teach intelligent, well-balanced vinyasa yoga classes. Through daily asana practice, subject-specific lectures, group discussions, and many hours spent practicing teaching, you will become a skillful, authentic, informed yoga teacher. The senior yoga teacher, Becky Farbstein, has a unique background, having trained and worked as a prehistoric archaeologist for more than 15 years before becoming a successful yoga teacher. Her deep understanding and respect for how modern science can help us better understand ancient history guides and informs her approach as a yoga teacher.


This course covers all the key topics of a foundational yoga teacher training. 

Modules topics include:

  • Asana

  • Applied anatomy

  • History of yoga and philosophy

  • Teaching methodology

  • Sequencing

  • Assisting and adjusting

  • Pranayama and meditation

  • The business of yoga.


what to expect from this training

All students will learn to apply contemporary science, anatomy, sports medicine, and injury management strategies to help them teach smart, safe, physically sustainable asana-based classes that are appropriate for modern practitioners. One homework assignment will focus on injury-management in common injuries for yoga practitioners. Participants will learn how to teach a set sequence, and homework will also teach students to write their own sequences and build a comprehensive teaching curriculum, using a guided methodology for planning classes. All participants will also have an opportunity to teach a public community class at Retreat Studio near the end of the training.

Certification will be based on a two-part examination: practical, in which the trainee teaches a full 60-minute class to other YTT participants with assessors in the room; and written. Participants will also be expected to complete the two homework assignments and do independent reading before and during the course (30 non-contact hours).

To save your spot fill out the registration form and click the button below to pay a deposit of £250

about becky

Becky took her first yoga class at a local gym in 2004, shortly after moving from America to England to attend graduate school. For several years, she practiced Sivananda yoga to help balance the stresses of graduate school. She later discovered dynamic vinyasa yoga, which remains her passion. Becky considers herself a yoga “mutt,” and she has studied and takes inspiration from many diverse styles and schools of yoga (including Ashtanga, Iyengar, Dharma, power, and Jivamukti), but she is proud to remain independent from any “brand” or school of yoga.

Becky is fortunate to have trained with the very best teachers across the globe. She is proud to be an advanced student (500-hr YTT) of Jason Crandell, who remains her main mentor and inspiration. She completed her 200-hr YTT in London under the guidance of Stewart Gilchrist. Since then, she has also studied Ashtanga Vinyasa yoga in Mysore, India with Shri Sheshadri, completed a 40-hour CPD certificate in teaching Ashtanga (Primary Series) with David Swenson, and trained in adapting vinyasa for pre- and post-natal practitioners (with YogaBright/Claire Saunders).


Becky teaches physically and intellectually challenging vinyasa yoga classes. Her classes are informed by contemporary anatomical knowledge, which supplement her deep respect for the more than 5,000 years of yoga tradition. She believes as 21st Century teachers of yoga in the West, we must all understand and respect of the history of yoga, while incorporating modern science that helps us adapt the practice to modern practitioners. She is passionate about helping other teachers strike this important balance.

about ELODIE

Elodie wasn’t always a mover: it took the whole of 18 months before she decided it might be interesting to see what happened on the other side of the room, and therefore get up and walk! Since then however, there has been no looking back. Moving to the UK from her native France to train as a contemporary dancer, she discovered yoga for its physical benefits, and eventually fell in love with the wider practice in all its variety, adaptability, physicality and spirituality.

She is often described as ‘the smiling assassin’ so come to class expecting to work hard… whilst having fun! Elodie is passionate about helping students cultivate respect and awareness of the body and mind, whether in the most dynamic or restorative styles, so that they can develop an expressive, strong and fluid practice (mentally and physically)! Elodie is proud to also be a student of University College of Osteopathy.

As ever, she is grateful for all the teachers (official or not), that have crossed, cross and will cross her path in the future.



9-10 January 2021 (8a-6p both days)


17-24 Jan 2021 (8a-6p, 8-day intensive)


29 Jan 2021 (6-9pm)

30-31 Jan 2021 (8a-6p)


5 Feb 2021 (6-9pm)

6-7 Feb 2021 (8a-6p)


19 Feb 2021 (6-9pm)

20-21 Feb 2021 (8a-6p)


26 Feb 2021 (6-9pm)

27-28 Feb 2021 (8a-6p)


6 March 2021 practical exams

7 March 2021 written exams/graduation

To save your spot fill out the registration form and click the button below to pay a deposit of £250

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