Path of Yoga Teacher Training is an amazing experience. I could not recommend this course more strongly. I learned more about Yoga than I could have imagined beforehand, and just as much about myself. The teachers were wonderfully kind, inspiring and professional. The environment was beautiful. I left there feeling exhausted but completely uplifted. If you take this course, you will not be disappointed.
Los Angeles, (Chiang Mai, September, 2019)
The Path of Yoga Teacher Training was a life changing experience for me. It helped me see and feel who I really am and who I want to be. The Instructors are amazing people that helped me realise I can also be at peace with myself and life in general. Besides the loads of mind blowing information I gathered, I discovered something much more valuable: the real Monine.
South Africa (Chiang Mai, October 2018)
I attended Path of yogas 200 hour TT in October in Chiang Mai. Everything with this course is truly amazing. Staying at Mala Dhara was a blessing. The food was so delicious EVERY meal 🙂 The staff were so nice and friendly. We were blessed having James French, Susan Marrufo, Candy Alderson & Izzie Katya and with their authenticity we couldn’t have asked for better teachers. They meet our needs at all times. From having questions before signing up till today they are still delivering. They made everyone feel seen and got to know everyone of us. The curriculum is as well perfectly planned and the knowledge they are able to share in a month would take others years. All the asana classes was amazing and inspiring as well. I am so glad I did choose Path of yoga. Thank you! 🙏 Namaste
Sweden (Chiang Mai, Oct 2019)
This training is unlike most YTT’s – from the small class sizes (this is huge), the knowledge and accessibility of the teachers (also, HUGE), room for questions and discussion, the self-inquiry and introversion practices, the beautiful locations and amazing FOOD. There is nothing I don’t recommend about this training. You will come out with a very solid base of knowledge and lifelong teachers. I am very grateful I found this one.
America, Chiang Mai Oct'19
It was a wonderful experience! I had an amazing month in an amazing place, with amazing teachers & friends, amazing content and full of surprises.
I came back home as a different me, less anxious, more happy and peaceful. I didn’t only learn things about yoga but life. Thank you so much!
Turkey, (Chiang Mai, May 2019)
Everything. Amazing teachers, course material, and has just the right amount of intensity of learning to challenge but not overwhelm the student. There is more quality material in this course than most courses, for a 200hr you learn a lot not just about yoga, but yourself and the world around you and how theyre connected. The locations are ineffably beautiful and the views alone are something to behold. HIGHLY recommend!
Los Angeles, (Rishikesh, April, 2019)
Last year I took the plunge and went on Path of Yoga’s 1-month 200-hr teacher training in the birthplace of yoga, Rishikesh. There is so much I would want to write about this experience that so completely overwhelmed my expectations.
But firstly, why Path of Yoga? I had previously been to several of James French’s classes (a founder of Path of Yoga) at Triyoga in London. His classes were so very clearly the product of much love and intention – from the innovative and expertly choreographed vinyasa sequencing, to the generous and insightful references to yogic principles and philosophy, all synchronised and enhanced by the most perfectly-timed playlist. At the end of one of these classes, James was offering flyers to his TTC in Rishikesh… and the rest is history.
Looking back, it is surprising how little I knew about what was in store. I might have expected this month to be a “spa” for body and mind, to have been exposed to encyclopaedic knowledge on the most diverse of “on” and “off-the-mat” yogic topics and to have connected and made friendships with wonderful human beings. And, yes, this all came overflowing and in abundance beyond dreams. But there was more. More even than the perfection of our silent contemplations over breakfast among the mango trees following early morning practise or our invigorating afternoon swims across the chilly rip currents of the Ganges or the singing of Sanskrit verse that we did not truly understand but cherished nonetheless, guided by guitar around an improvised open fire at night.
Thanks to James, we had the benefit of two teacher assistants, Amy and Amritha, each equally passionate about and authentic to yoga as a path of life and equally loving with the generosity and humility of their teachings. James, Amy and Amritha created magic between them and us students reflected our magic right back at them. We ended the course with the knowledge, skills and confidence to begin teaching yoga and the sense that a life-long seed had been planted.
But to stop here would be to ignore the biggest blessing of all – the fountain of love that was created and that I feel so privileged to have experienced and will always treasure. To my Path of Yoga family – thank you from the bottom of my heart. To prospective new students – I have mixed feelings about how these words may inflate your expectations. Best to have none and just take the plunge!
Portugal, (Rishikesh, April 2018)
My 200hr YTT in September 2019 was such an amazing journey with Path of Yoga. I knew I wanted to learn more about myself and gain my yoga teacher qualification but this course was so much more, I feel I have so much more awareness, knowledge and confidence and grown as a person more than I knew I could. It was an intense month, physically, mentally and spiritually, but it was definitely for the best to enable me to really dig deep into myself and learn about areas of yoga I had never known about. I literally couldn’t thank my incredible teacher’s enough for guiding and supporting me through this experience, as well as the other lovely students I met on the course who quickly became friends. I can’t wait to continue these friendships, build on my knowledge and teach the beauty of yoga to people, and I can’t thank Path of Yoga enough for planting all these seeds to allow me to do this! There is no time better than now to believe in yourself and take this adventure!
London, (Chiang Mai, September, 2019)
Path of Yoga is a wonderful yoga teacher training course which provides you with an amazing experience and all the tools you need to succeed as a yoga teacher. The teachers are very knowledgeable and you can tell that they enjoying teaching and care about each and every one of their students. The course is well structured and has a good balance between different topics. You start teaching already the first week to build confidence as a future teacher. In addition, the group of students is not too big, which creates a great atmosphere and ensures that you get to know all of your fellow students. As a bonus the resort and the yoga shala are absolutely beautiful and the food very tasty. I would highly recommend Path of Yoga for anyone looking for a yoga teacher training.
Marthe Marie Tangen
Denmark (Chiang Mai, July 2018)
Spending a month training I was truly blessed with being totally immersed in a yogic way of life. We had a comprehensive course content, with great attention to detail with respect to asana alignment and adjustment workshops. We were supported pastorally and had deep spiritual practices learning about Chakras, Mantras and Pranayama.
I loved the accommodation which was so beautiful at the Eco Resort @Maladhara .
This experience will stay with me for a lifetime and some.
If you thought you were passionate about yoga, try this course and see how deepening your knowledge with Path of Yoga will ensure it will remain a passion for life.
London, (Chiang Mai, May 2019)
It was such a magic experience, it’s hard to put in words!! Absolutely recommend it, it’s a transformational month in every way! The teachers (James, Amritha, Lorna and Dora) were amazing, I couldn’t get enough of their lectures and experience. We had an amazing connection within the group and the place (Mala Dhara/Chiang Mai) was stunning….the perfect environment for personal growth.
And all the course is structured in a way with practical experiences teaching your peers, that you really feel (and are!!!) ready to go out there and teach after only 4 weeks.
Loved it all the way….go for it if you have the opportunity!!
Germany (Chiang Mai, October, 2018)
Attending this training was one of the best things I’ve ever done for myself. I searched for months for the ideal program for me (in all corners of the world) and I couldn’t be happier that I chose this one. Not only are the instructors incredibly knowledgeable and proficient, they are kind, open-hearted, fun, and do all things with love. They truly live what they teach and it’s inspiring to be around. The course is structured incredibly well, instilling confidence in you from day 1, which increases every day as you learn more and more. I would never have believed I’d feel comfortable teaching a class immediately after completing a YTT, but I do and I’m excited to do so!! If you are looking for a truly transformational and educational month then Path of Yoga is for you. I am endlessly grateful
USA (Chiang Mai, May 2018)
Amazing four weeks with Amy and Rory in Chiang Mai! Very very professional and organized! Both of them have so much passion and knowledge and they made the group feel like a big family:) Loved everything about the course!!!!!
Japan (Chiang Mai, May 2018)
Such an incredible experience! Rory held all of us to such a high standard to make sure that we got a quality education in the short one month that we spent together. This program had so much to offer past the physical aspect of Asana practice and exceeded my expectations of any sort of yoga teacher training course. I am very fortunate to have found Path of Yoga while browsing Facebook, as I realize now that this program goes above and beyond the average YTT experience.
The instructors and assistants care so deeply about us and our success and do it with such a great sense of humor and grace.
My favorite extra parts were the acro yoga classes and the chanting circle.
Thank you, thank you, thank you, SO very much from the bottom of my heart for believing in me and challenging me in all of the best and most rewarding ways!
Lisa Jean Marie
USA (Chiang Mai, May 2018)
A month of truly inspirational teaching, wisdom, insight and shared knowledge as well as laughter, joy, tears, release… It is hard to articulate what I received on this beautiful training for it is so much more than words can convey. My heart is full of gratitude and I am ready to share it with others… May the light that I received ignite the light within all those whose path crosses with mine…
Tanya Marie Green
UK (Rishikesh, April 2018)
I completed my 200-hr TTC in Rishikesh this year with Path of Yoga. It’s hard to describe with words exactly how wonderful this teacher training was because when you start moving into the waters that we were swimming in, you’ve moved beyond words, into pure energy. And what an energy we got to experience that month – as students, as teachers, as friends swapping stories and advice, as family eating meals together, as a group enjoying the collective power we were raising, and as individuals, working on our own growth and sincerely looking inwards.
The overall journey and incredible vibe were a “group effort”, but so much credit must go to our teachers James, Amy and Amritha – each brought their individual expertise, approaches and personalities into the mix to create a month of learning that was constantly engaging, challenging, fun and supportive. There’s no doubt that any yoga TTC is going to be a rollercoaster ride of emotion, a ‘deep cleansing’ of the inner body, a challenge on all levels of your being, but with Path of Yoga, you’ll feel like you’re moving through whatever you need to move through with the nurturing support of a family.
As we were told on the first day, one of the main goals of POY is to “plant seeds”, which I think is the absolute best thing that a mere month-long course could hope to achieve. We were assured that with the waters of our dedication and curiosity, the seeds that are meant to will begin to flower, and I’ve been amazed to watch this exact thing happen since the course ended. The paths and adventures I’ve found myself on are a direct result of this ‘flowering’; I’m just enjoying watching it all unfold.
Worth noting: I taught my first yoga class the day after I left the course. And because of the constant teaching practice from day one, I felt fully capable of doing so, something that many others I spoke to in Rishikesh who’d completely other TTCs didn’t feel comfortable with immediately. Many of us were already teaching after a week – that’s pretty successful by anyone’s standards. But what was even more remarkable was the spiritual and emotional growth of everyone on the course, something perhaps that can’t be so easily measured but that I can vouch for and could just as tangibly be felt.
I feel genuinely privileged to have met every single person who was on this course. I think it’s no coincidence that this school attracts the wonderful people that it does. If you’ve been drawn into its orbit, my advice would be to think or look no further – just do it. You will have no regrets, and it’ll probably change your life, too.
Much love to the Path of Yoga fam, and to all you future family members – I’m so excited for you!
Ireland (Rishikesh, April 2018)
I recently completed the 200 yoga teacher training course in Chiang Mai with Path of Yoga and I can honestly say that it was an incredible experience and probably not too much of an exaggeration to say life changing……..in a good way!
The teaching was engaging with the different styles of the instructors complementing each other. All of the lectures/practical sessions were fascinating, informative and enlightening. Rory and James are authentic and have a profound understanding and belief in the subject. They also injected humour, anecdotes and quotes and brought the subject to life. Week on week we built up our teaching practice, so that in the final week we were able to teach a 1 hour class to other members of the group.
As well as now feeling I now have the skills to be a good yoga teacher, I learnt a huge amount on a personal level. I hadn’t considered the personal development aspect of the experience when I booked onto the course, but I value that as much as, if not more, than the teaching skills I now have. Can’t recommend it enough!
UK (Chiang Mai, October 2017)
Rory and James were my 200 hours ttc teachers and I learnt so much from them that, even after 2 years, I often think about what they would say in a given situation. They both have a strong practice and teach from a place of deep knowledge and understanding.
With them, I embarked on an inner journey where I explored the different dimensions of yoga. I learned a lot about postures and adjustements, but also about breath, philosophy, ethics, mantras and all that make yogis dedicated and passionated human beings.Vibrant and humble, disciplined and funny, charismatic and friendly, they complement each other in a fabulous way. For instance Rory is incredibly knowledgeable in yogic philosophy and postures while James excels in breath work and adjustements.
They have immensely helped me in building the foundations of my practice as a yoga teacher. I am so grateful to these two!
France (Chiang Mai, March 2017)
For all of you who want to dive deeper into the practice of Yoga and maybe even take on the path of becoming a yoga teacher themselves – I’d like to wholeheartedly recommend my teacher James and his friend Rory to you. I had the great fortune of studying with James on my own training and his wealth of knowledge, wisdom and empathy were such a rich source of inspiration, driving my connection with Yoga and I am thankful for all that I have learned from James.
(Spain, September 2016)
I did my level 2, 300 hour training with Rory and James. Both of them have incredible knowledge and deep understanding of yoga tradition, which they gathered from their multiple teachers and gurus and their own experience. With very authentic style of teaching they help students to unfold their inner potential and access higher states of consciousness.
Rory has very strong straight forward personality, great sense of humour and his voice can bring one into very deep meditative state. Limitless knowledge, good experience and fantastic lecturing skills make him an amazing mentor and support through any level of trainings and beyond.
James shares great understanding of subtle bodies, energy centres, and how one can accept embrace and transform “dark” sides of human nature.His work is very deep, creative and transformative.
They both are very committed and discipline teachers who provide quality classes and trainings around the world.
Russia (Goa, March 2015)
There have been some subtle yet powerful shifts within me over the past few years since I stepped into an Ashtanga class back in Jan 2014 and in March 2017 I followed this pull and headed to Thailand for a yoga teacher training with an open mind and open heart. I wanted to be around people that knew about the transformative quality of Yoga, equipped with the experience knowledge to help me make sense of it myself and dive deeper into its teachings…I was not let down and have nothing but great things to say about Rory our main teacher on that particular training. Rory comes with a grounded and attentive energy that makes him skilled at helping each student get the most out of their journey throughout the training. The depth of his experience and passion shines through, yet he delivers a class or lesson with a lightness, humility and humour that makes learning accessible, fun and never dull. I’ve just heard the news that Rory and his equally awesome Yogi friend James have recently launched their own Yoga Teacher Training School and I am more than happy to say if you’re interested in getting certified or simply diving deeper into the transformative power of Yoga it’s a perfect place to be.
UK (Chiang Mai, March 2016)
James and Rory were my tutors on my Level 2, 300 Yoga Teacher Training. These two not only have a deep understanding of yoga asana and yoga philosophy but a very efficient way of communicating and sharing their knowledge, which is such an important skill. I learned so much from both Rory and James. They both have slightly different asana teaching styles, and I feel that they compliment one another in providing a full spectrum of approaches to asana and teaching it. Expect deep philosophy lectures, but to never be bored. I am really grateful for my time training in with them, and I can highly recommend the path of yoga to anyone wanting to dive deeper into their practice and teaching.
UK (Goa, March 2015)
My training with Rory and James was an amazing experience – they were incredible! If I would recommend anyone as teachers for your yoga teacher training journey, it would be the two of them! They were super caring, thorough in their teachings, yet pushed me enough to where I was able to establish and grow my practice.
I was truly a beginner, and now, after about one year and a half since my yoga teacher training, I practice daily and have started to teach yoga at my local gym. Thank you!
USA (Goa, February 2015)
Best TT! I did my 200hrs training with Rory, and then went back again for my 500hrs training which says it all about how great i think his style of teaching is. He is an inspiring teacher who imparts his knowledge from an honest place with an open heart and a strong mind. I still keep his pearls of wisdom with me to this day when I teach 🙂 I highly recommend this school- be prepared to immerse yourself in not just the physical practice but also the spiritually transforming practice of yoga.
UK (Goa, March 2015)