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Training - Overview
YOU & ME Yoga is aimed at clients with learning difficulties and disabilities of all abilities right across the age range.

YOU & ME Yoga certificated training is for yoga teachers or trainees and for therapists with two years' yoga experience who wish to teach yoga to individuals and groups with learning disabilities. This modular programme is user-friendly with and/or online tuition from Maria Gunstone, author of the system. The full programme is accompanied by YOU & ME Yoga teaching materials, ongoing tuition and assessment with three case studies (200 hours) More details

Training counts towards your Continued Personal Development (certification is available on request). The full YOU & ME Yoga Teacher certificate can be gained through demonstrating one’s understanding of the system and teaching competence with three case studies of clients who have contrasting abilities.

This unique modular design enables an agency to bring together staff and parents with varying experience and expertise for yoga training.

Open training can be arranged to suit requirements for individuals and groups. This may be for teaching a specific client or group, or for some intensive YOU & ME Yoga training. Places for open training and personal support with Maria Gunstone are now available.
Contact us for further details.

Training applicants should complete an online
application form and arrange for a discussion.

YOU & ME Yoga Therapy
Maria also provides yoga therapy for clients with special needs with their carers, providing first hand experience and motivation to practice yoga together in a venue of their choice; no previous yoga experience is necessary!

YOU & ME Yoga distance learning programme

There are three levels for the certificated YOU & ME Yoga Trainers’ modular programme. Involving 200 hours distance learning: 50 hours study, 60 hours personal practice, 60 hours teaching practice and 30 hours written case study. Each level comprises 2 modules with YOU & ME Yoga materials including a step-by-step Learning Guide + tuition and assessment with Maria Gunstone.
Usually candidates start their teaching practice after 60 hours study and personal practice, i.e. by the second half of Module 3. However, with this modular programme it is possible to complete all of the study and personal practice (110 hrs) before starting the teaching practice and case study (90 hrs).
A CPD Certificate for each module will be issued for each completed Module and the YOU & ME Yoga Trainers’ Certificate is issued on completion of all 6 Modules.