Level 2 Yoga Teacher Training with Julie Martin and Emil Wendel

Julie Martin Level 2


Julie Martin, E-RYT 500
Emil Wendel, E-RYT 500
Rhys Beynon, RYT 500


3 December 2017 to 30 December 2017


Satsanga Retreat Centre Goa , Goa
Goa IN

Julie Martin and Emil Wendel are forerunners in the world of modern yoga.  Both are advocates of examining what the practice of Yoga really means at present.  What really makes sense for us in the Yogic Philosophies and how do we utilise it.  What we have learned about human movement and importance of natural movement and exploration within an asana practice.   Through a daily immersion into the depths of Movement, Philosophy, Pranayama and Meditation, Anatomy, Chanting, Sacred Dance and more you will unfold as a practitioner, a teacher, and a yogi.

Not only do we focus on practice, but we place importance on interaction and feedback of information.  You will be presenting and voicing your own experiences, telling your own stories throughout the programme.  Participants will learn to integrate skills and knowledge beneficial not only for teaching, but also for an advanced understanding of yoga.

This course equals a total of 27 days. Please come prepared for 8 to 9 hours of work per day. The programme contains 262 contact hours (including evening sessions) and there is a minimum of 50 hours of pre-course homework. Total hours 300 registered with Yoga Alliance.

This residential course includes accommodation and a daily yogic diet prepared by Ayurvedic chef.

Course Contents

From both Emil and Julie you will receive teaching and guidance that take you further in your own practice and be taught skills to share with your students. Subjects to be covered will include:

  • Vinyasa Flow sequencing Brahmani-style
  • Enhancing communication skills
  • Useful tools to work with beginners and those with limited ability
  • Sacred Dance - improvisational movement, looking at therapeutic quailities of non verbal communication
  • Understanding natural movement, anatomy and fascia in our own bodies and how that affects our practice
  • Daily Pranayama and Dhyana to enhance your home practice
  • Putting together and teaching workshops
  • Chair yoga
  • How to teach basic Pranayama
  • Daily chanting of Mantras
  • Study of ethics in Yoga
  • Yoga as a business/career
  • Bhakti and Kirtan chanting
  • Understanding Yogic Rituals
  • Making good sense of Yoga's history
  • Tools to enhance your ability to be an authentic teacher and inspire others.

You will also learn to bring living philosophy into the Asana class and the importance of improvisation and creativity in teaching. Part of our curriculum will be participating in, or understanding, Puja, ritual, Seva and Bhakti in a yogic context.


You must have completed a 200 hour level 1 teacher training and be teaching regular classes for at least 18 months. You have had a regular daily practice for at least 4-5 years. Students who have completed a Brahmani training or a training with Emil Wendel will get first consideration. Please apply for this course with a willingness to go through the processes of understanding classic Yoga history as well as being open to new ideas regarding the process of yoga.

Please complete the application below and answer all the questions thoroughly, then submit to Joanne to be considered for this course.

Brahmnai Yoga is a Registered Yoga School (RYS) with Yoga Alliance as a RYS 200, RYS 300 (formerly RYS 200 & 500). Trainees that complete the 200-hour foundational and 300-hour advanced trainings with a RYS and have taught yoga at least 100 hours after completing either the 200-hour or 300-hour trainings are eligible to earn the Registered Yoga Teacher designation at the 500-level (RYT 500).

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Sample Daily Timetable

06.00 - 07.30 Pranayama and Meditation with Emil.
07.30 - 08.00 Tea break.
08.00 - 10.15 Asana practice and chanting with Julie.
10.30 - 11.30 Brunch.
Break time.
13.30 – 15.30 Sessions with Emil.
Snack Break.
16.00 - 18.30 Sessions with Julie.
20.00 - 21.00 Evening programme that will include Kirtan, Yoga Nidra, sharing, and personal development, and movies and media relevant to a Yogic life (3 evenings a week).

Please bear in mind that the individual sessions vary in content from day to day. The above schedule is a sample and may change slightly.

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£2,900. Fees include all tuition, shared accommodation at Satsanga and daily Ayurveda-inspired meals, transfer to Satsanga from Goa airport or train station. Does not include flights or costs of books for pre-homework. (£400 non-refundable deposit is payable once you have been accepted in order to reserve your space. The balance for the course is by before the 30 September 2017. For more details see the cancellation policy at the bottom of this page.

About The Instructors

Emil Wendel, E-RYT 500

Emil was born in Switzerland and has been living in Asia since the mid-seventies, studying Sanskrit and Indian Dharma on the Subcontinent, as well as Chinese Philosophy and Taoism in East Asia.

His long residency of 25 years in India and Nepal has allowed Emil an exceptional insight in to the depth of Indian civilization and its philosophical current.  He is sharing this insight in teacher training courses, retreats and workshops all around the world, serving to develop and deepen the yogic process.

He has been part of the Brahmani faculty since it's inception more than 7 years ago, offering meditation modules, Mantra Vidya, Mudra sequences, Pranayama and philosophy courses.

For more information on Emil’s yoga and his tour schedule see:  www.beyond-the-asana.com.


Julie Martin, E-RYT 500

Julie Martin wants you to think outside the box, get off your mat, shake up the old dogmas and find freedom to unfold into the beauty of a yoga practice that emerges from the inside.  With over 25 years of experience and an international following of students and teachers alike, Julie’s greatest aim is to inspire.  Her particular passion for human movement means continual investigation of new anatomical approaches, working with natural movement, range of motion, integrated stability and letting go of some of the old asana myths in order to move with the body and not against it.  The practice is always an enquiry, a somatic exploration of sensation, movement and stillness.  

15 years ago Julie set up Brahmani Yoga in Goa, India after teaching in Brighton, UK  for over 8 years.  The largest motivation for the yoga centre was to create a community that could join together each winter season and practice without judgement, learn to let everything evolve and be totally inclusive to all yogis.  What grew out of that is an international reputation especially in training teachers to challenge the “norms” of the yoga world when they no longer work for us.  Julie’s work as a teacher trainer leaves students inspired and empowered.   

She encourages people to find their own pace, fluidity and strength in a structure that is only a "suggestion". No longer asking people to get "into" a pose, but if stillness arises in a moment then space is given to pause, feel and sense.

“Coming from a dance background and starting an asana practice to save my knees (which it did) I was initially so thankful for the practice.  But as I moved over into the deeper world of yoga and teaching it (25 years ago) I was soon riddled with injuries. I had to rethink how this method that had initially "saved" my body was now the source of pain and injury and why everyone in the midst of it was so intent on a "right way" to do the practice. So I stepped away from the strict methodology (which lost me students in some cases) and worked on combining information from modern anatomy and fascia research, including some of my dance knowledge, with natural movement and letting people find their own alignment instead of forcing ideas of what anything should look like. For me it's about allowing students to find a somatic practice that nurtures and heals the body and mind.”

Your yoga practice should invite you into relationship with your self, your body, your mind and emotions.  This is not Instagram yoga or circus skills class.  This is moving through layers, feeling, experiencing and observing process, moving towards stillness, moving towards self.  

The practice is not in the asana, it is in the awareness - Julie Martin


Dr. Rhys Beynon, RYT 500

Rhys Beynon has worked as a medical doctor since 2002 and currently works as a consultant in Emergency Medicine with a specialist interest in Children’s Emergency Medicine in a major trauma centre in London.  He is also a certified yoga teacher since 2011 (RYT500).

Rhys is fascinated by the possibilities that arise with the integration of his medical knowledge with his yoga practice.  The structured anatomical and physiological knowledge that he learnt in medical school has been transformed since he has been practicing yoga.  His own playful practice has allowed him to develop a deeper awareness and understanding of the body, which he is passionate to share with others.

He is also fascinated by new research involving the body and its relationship to movement.  His aim during this level 2 teacher training course will be to interweave this knowledge into the programme in an interactive way so that it will feel relevant and practical to you as a yoga teacher.

Application Form

Cancellation Policy For Teacher Training Programmes


A non-refundable deposit is required to hold your place once you have completed an application and have been accepted on the course.


Due 60 days prior to the beginning of the program or once the program is full, whichever comes first, unless otherwise stated above.

Refund and cancellation policy

In extenuating circumstances, such as bereavement or serious illness, the course can be deferred to a later date, subject to availability and deferral fee. NO REFUNDS, CREDITS OR TRANSFERS ARE AVAILABLE ON CANCELLATION PRIOR TO, DURING OR AFTER THE START DATE OF ANY TEACHER TRAININGS.