Preventing injury in Asana – a weekend with Kate Ellis and Catherine Annis

The Art of Teaching – a weekend dedicated to refining your teaching skills with a focus on preventing injury in asana.

Teacher Training Weekend: 9-11th March, 2018

Join Kate Ellis and Catherine Annis for a weekend devoted to the art of teaching.  This weekend is designed specifically to help teacher trainees develop their teaching skills and gain confidence in their ability to manage common issues and prevent injury whilst teaching.  During our time together, we’ll cover:

  • Body reading and anatomy
  • Touch and adjustments
  • Common issues and how to support them
  • Preventing injury


There will be plenty of time to explore personal practice and for questions you may have about any aspect of teaching, including questions about postures, the art of teaching, adjusting, and how to support students who present with a range of common injuries and issues.

Suitable for all teacher trainees and newly qualified teachers who have questions and would like to refine their teaching skills.



4pm Arrival

5-7pm – practice session

7.30 dinner

8.30pm meditation



8-9am breakfast

9.30 – 11.30 – practice with focus on preventing injury and simple modifications


11.45-1.30pm – Working with visualisations and sequencing

1.30pm lunch

3pm departure



8-9am breakfast

9.30 – 11.30 – practice with focus on common issues and how to support them


12-1pm – Anatomy/Posture clinic Q&A

1-2.30pm lunch

2.30-3.30- Anatomy/Posture clinic Q&A


3.45 – 5.45 – body reading, touch and adjusting


6.00-7.15pm – developing self practice

7.30pm – dinner

8.30pm discussion/walk to pub







£280 …… (early bird rate) per person for bookings before 31st January 2018
£320 …… for all bookings after 1st February 2018.

Included:   All yoga, accommodation and meals.
Excluded:  Getting there, insurance.

To book…

Please send deposit for £100 (non-refundable) to Catherine Annis – email:


The environment and ambience at Gayles encourages an open, safe, relaxed and intimate atmosphere. Gayles is set in ten acres of land adjacent to the Seven Sisters Country Park (an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty), The National Trust Crowlink Estate and Friston Forest.

With its open fire, high ceiling and refreshing artworks, The Stables, a beautifully converted 1930s stable and adjoining property, provides a warm and practical area for eating, chatting and relaxing. The ground level has an open-plan, well equipped, kitchen and dining room with under-floor heating. Immediately outside there is a large, decked, seated eating area which is wonderful for informal meals and gatherings in more clement weather.

There is extraordinarily beautiful countryside and excellent walking opportunities all around.



There are 17 beds divided between two comfortable dormitories, and four camping spaces.  All accommodation is equipped with toilets, showers and washing areas.  There are good quality, sturdy single and bunk beds with individual storage drawers.  Duvets, pillows, linen and towels are provided.  There is a hard surface tennis court and an open air pool that you are welcome to use.



We arrive on Friday at 4.00pm, and start our first yoga session that evening at 5pm.  Yoga classes take place in the spacious yoga building, with its wooden floors and beautiful calming atmosphere.

Getting there …

Gayles is situated within 2 hours from London and 30 minutes from Brighton by car or 1 hour 25 minutes via train from London.  Trains leave Victoria every 30 minutes for Eastbourne.


Food at Gayles is delicious, vegetarian / vegan and based on fresh local produce ……. fruit, vegetables, pulses, nuts, cheeses and yogurt.  Three meals a day are included in the price, as are unlimited cups of herbal drinks, tea and coffee.

Dietary Requirements

If you have specific food allergies, please let us know in advance – Derry cooks all the food for us himself, with only very limited help, so he respectfully asks us to give him plenty of notice of any gluten / diary / or other allergies.