N E W T E A C H E R T R A I N I N G
Brahmani Yoga Excellence & Empowerment Programme
A Level 2 Teacher Training in Embodied Yoga
12 MONTHS | ONLINE & IN PERSON
This is a course like no other. Combining years of experience, research and skill, with a fully supportive online learning platform, this programme is the new evolution of Brahmani Yoga's inspiring teacher trainings.
Being a teacher comes with great responsibility. As a teacher you have a role to play to empower and inspire your students on the path to yoga. Do you want to teach from a place of guidance, questioning and inciting curiosity in your students as well as encouraging them to find their own exploration beyond rigid structures?
THIS IS THE PATH OF EMBODIED YOGA
It doesn’t stop at the mat. It doesn’t stop at the skin. It guides people to discover their inherent intelligence and gives permission to find growth and evolution in all aspects of life. Embodied yoga isn’t about shapes, or contortion, or ‘rights’ and ‘wrongs’. It’s a path to freedom and is anchored in empowerment.”
If this sounds like the kind of teacher you want to be and you are ready to embrace excellence and empowerment then keep reading!
A powerful teaching which allows our being to reveal itself in its uniqueness, to feel in connection between its body and its spirit. A training where the strength is us. A training that reconnects us to our freedom to think, to move and to our inner voice. The teaching of Julie Martin is of rare subtlety with great intelligence and delicacy. I recommend and cannot thank her enough for what she gives.
Delphine - SoDakini Yoga, Switzerland
Join an international community of students and learn
Programme Director, Founder of Brahmani Yoga & Lead Teacher
Movement Educator & Author of Yoga Deconstructed®
Yoga History & Philosophy Educator
Founder of "Natural Bodies" Myofascial Movement trainings
Serge & Leyth
Marketing and Promotion & Founders of Digital Lotus
Senior Assistant Teacher & Mentoring Coach
How is this Training Organised?
Interactive Zoom Sessions
16 x weekend sessions
(3hrs per day)
Monthly mentoring in intimate groups
Attend live Zoom classes
Assignments of 40+ hours pre-recorded content
Optional retreat (attendance encouraged)
Pranayama & Meditation events
Interactive Zoom Sessions
The bulk of this training will be 16 x weekend sessions via Zoom over a 12 month period. Each session will be three hours long on Saturday and Sunday. Recordings will be available if timings do not work for you. See the bottom of this page for the full schedule including dates.
Mentoring & Peer Groups
Mentoring group calls with intimate peer groups of 3-5 participants facilitated by Julie Martin and Deborah Rossi (senior Brahmani assistant). These groups will be organised by location & common language so they can support and study together during the training.
Access to weekly Live Online Masterclasses. Attending these classes live or via the recording is part of the curriculum for the course.
We have created a dedicated online learning space to fully support you through this training.
- Online learning dashboard - a dedicated space for students attending this training including the schedules and homework plus a space to ask questions and share with other students.
- 15 months access to the Teachers Pathway. As part of this training you will need to complete homework that includes watching our pre-recorded content on our Online School. We have over 40 hours of lectures and classes available to you!
- Our website is fully responsive on all devices and there is an App - all to make learning easier whether it's on your phone, tablet or computer.
9 Day Module in Turkey
We will finish this training with a 9-day retreat style module in Turkey September 2022 (Retreat location yet to be confirmed). Accommodation and food included in the total price of the course.
This retreat is not mandatory but strongly recommended. To not attend this retreat you must have a good reason and we will organise for you to have more live zoom sessions instead. The price of this training will not change if you can’t attend the retreat as the time will be replaced with more live sessions.
Special Live Workshops
Access to 2 x Pranayama and Meditation 4-week series during the training. Attending these workshops live or via the recording is part of the curriculum for the course.
Get 10% discount on all other Online Brahmani Products
Julie Martin is one of the best teachers I've ever had in my life. She is the kind of person that appealed to me instantly with her great humour, clarity and passion. Julie opened up to me different way's of moving and teaching yoga. Everything became more fun! She has inspired me so much that I decided to do my Level 2 training with her and the wonderful Emil Wendel at Brahmani Yoga. I am extremely grateful for the time I had with these amazing teachers.
Tómas - Yoga Teacher
What Will You Learn?
A more in-depth look at what you will learn during this training
Brahmani style vinyasa flow sequencing
The History of Yoga Philosophy and its importance on the Modern Yoga World
Movement Science Meets Asana
Communication and language skills
Working with beginners, seniors and students with limited mobility
Understanding natural movement, movement anatomy and fascia
Pranayama and Dhyana
Workshops, retreats and class series creation and presentation
Study of ethics in Yoga
Marketing and promotion in yoga
Teaching yoga online
About Brahmani Yoga Teacher Trainings
As well as deepening your personal understanding, Julie holds great importance on interaction and feedback of information. You will be presenting and voicing your own experiences, telling your own stories and learning from them throughout the programme. Participants will learn to integrate skills and knowledge and make it applicable for teaching and personal growth.
At Brahmani Yoga you will never learn a script or be told to teach only a certain type of sequence or asana style. Julie and all the Brahmani team provide skills to equip you for the creative process as a teacher. Our ‘philosophical unfolding’ and ‘anatomical myth busting’ classes stand in equal measure with the movement work. Yoga is about bringing wholeness to life - to be lived and to be present and to share that with others in a professional and open way.
Pardon the pun, but there are no “sacred cows” in the Brahmani school. Our motto is “Question everything”. Remain curious and know that there are no ultimate rights or wrongs.
Everyone is different, each body is different, every story is different. The true Tantric lineage of yoga should be embraced and enhanced instead of asked to conform to something that isn’t suitable. Our students are encouraged to remain in dialogue with the information. Julie and the team will not preach but will encourage and inform without bias. We’re also interested in the evolution of our training. Many students return to attend courses a few times to remain updated and gain new inspiration.
Above all we bring you quality. Each aspect is thought through to ensure that when you finish the training not only will you have new information and new tools to draw from, you’ll be excited and inspired to teach, to practice, to move into life with an open mind and heart.
Meet Your Teachers
Lead Teacher & Programme Director
Raised as a Vedantist, Julie grew up immersed in the philosophy of yoga. As a young adult, she turned to the asana practice to heal from an injury. That was 25 years ago. When yoga began to injure her, she did her research and integrated insights about anatomy, natural movement, range of motion, and integrated stability into her practice and teaching. The result is unorthodox, inventive yoga that moves with the body, not against it.
She teaches yogis around the world to break free from a limited linear practice and outdated dogmas and embrace an embodied Yoga practice based on a sensory experience - how it feels, not what it looks like. She has a reputation for challenging asana myths that hurt and exclude people. She empowers students and teachers alike to own their practice, tap into their curiosity, and trust their own experience.
Trina Altman, B.A., NCPT, received her training through STOTT PILATES® and is an E-RYT 500, YACEP®. She’s the creator of Yoga Deconstructed® and Pilates Deconstructed®, which take an interdisciplinary approach to foster an embodied understanding of yoga and Pilates and their relationship to modern movement science.
Trina has presented at Kripalu, the Yoga Alliance Leadership Conference and Momentum Fest, among others. Her work has been published in Yoga Journal, Yoga International, and Pilates Style magazine and her classes have been featured on Yoga International and Yoga Anytime. She also consulted for Equinox to help develop their signature program Best Stretch Ever, which utilizes the mobility stick to improve functional range of motion, body awareness, and total body strength and has presented an online training for Yoga International entitled Yoga Deconstructed®: Creative Sequencing with Somatics.
Her book, Yoga Deconstructed®: Movement Science Principles For Teaching is available everywhere books are sold. For more information on Trina and her online classes and courses, visit trinaaltman.com. Follow her on Instagram & on Facebook.
Yoga History & Philosophy
Originally from Madrid, Spain, Carlos has been steeped in all aspects of the yoga tradition during more than 40 years of practice and study. He spent 18 of those years as a monk of the Saraswati order, under the name Swami Gitananda, including 9 years of traditional training and practice in India.
During this time he learned the various systems of Indian Philosophy and immersed himself in the practice of yoga, becoming one of the senior monks of the tradition and teaching meditation and philosophy to tens of thousands of students around the world. He combines this experience and traditional training with his academic background, which includes two Masters Degrees: one in Sanskrit, from U.C. Berkeley (where he has taught) and another one, in Religious Studies, from U.C. Santa Barbara. He is currently working on a book on the topic of “Karma and the Journey of the Soul”, as well as an updated History of Yoga and a new translation of the Śivasūtra, an important Tantric text of the Kashmiri tradition .
Carlos currently lives in the US, and travels extensively around the world conducting a variety of retreats, courses, seminars, workshops and lectures on the Wisdom of Yoga and related subjects. As a teacher, Carlos is renowned for the breadth of his knowledge and the clarity with which he conveys it. His great love of the Indian yoga traditions, his insight, his humor and his deep connection with his audiences give him the ability to transmit the deepest scriptural teachings in a way that is clear, meaningful and applicable. Studying with Carlos is an enjoyable and transformative experience. Learn more on his website.
Gary Carter has over 30 years of experience in movement physical training, anatomical study and bodywork practices. With a background in athletics, competition cycling, bodybuilding, martial arts, yoga and manual therapies, he himself has studied with many inspiring teachers. trainers and masters in their fields including the training in ‘elasticity of the spine and stretching’ at age 14 by a professional cycling coach. From this background he has created his own unique way of working and ‘seeing’ which he incorporates into his teachings, trainings and practices, where students learn techniques and methods of training that bring long term results to the Feel, Movement and Look of the body.
This has culminated in a movement Training called ‘Myofascial Movement Training’; this training has profound effects for movement professionals of any modality.
He works with Athletes and runners with ‘Elastic running’ techniques which has culminated in training with Team GB Masters athletes in the World Championships in Brazil 2013 with Gold Medal results.
He hosted Tom Myers for the first groundbreaking Anatomy Trains courses in the UK from 1998 through to 2003 and, after graduating with the KMI school in 2001, Gary co-taught with Tom on Anatomy Trains courses in the UK and USA. He studied his Yoga Teacher Training in 1991 with Mary Stewart, Sophy Hoare, Peter Blackaby and fascial movement genius John Stirk and, after a brief time with Vanda Scaravelli, met and studied with Diane Long in Florence and Rome.
He studied in Shiatsu, Chi Kung & Chi Ne Tsang, CranioSacral Therapy.
Over the past 15 years he has lectured in Movement Anatomy and Fascial Anatomy for Yoga, Yoga teacher trainings, Pilates teacher trainings and massage schools, Hospital Physiotherapists, Dance Trainings and Martial Arts trainings all over the UK and Ireland.
Senior Assistant Teacher
Senior Assistant Teacher & Mentoring Coach
Born in the 'Swiss-Italian' part of Switzerland where nature is stunning and the culture mixed, Deborah never fit into rigid rules. During her extensive travels throughout Asia, especially in India, she deepened her interest in the holistic world, studying energetic therapies and found Yoga in 2008. She started teaching yoga while working as an event organiser for the Swiss TV and has since taught yoga also in Spain and India. Deborah is fluent in 5 languages and is known for her approachable, sociable, compassionate, pragmatic and organised nature.
Deborah met Julie for the first time in 2016 and decided attended the Brahmani Yoga 350 hour level 2 teacher training. Since then Julie has been her mentor. In 2018 she participated in Julie's Level 2 TT for a second time in the role as as Julie's assistant. Deborahs practice keeps evolving and changing and her purpose is to take Yoga off the mat to live a joyful life and say no to things that aren't aligned with her calling.
Serge and Leyth
Marketing & Promotion
Sergio and Leyth are the magical duo who coach yoga teachers and other wellness professionals to find their voice and then shout it out to all that will listen!
Leyth loves launching start-ups. He's worked with blue-chip companies on digital strategy to the European Union on climate impact projects. He now focuses on business coaching in the wellness sector. You can learn more at leythhampshire.com
Serge is a User Experience designer (UX) specialising in wellness and learning communities. His experience is diverse, ranging from coliving management to business design. This 'Swiss army knife' of tools and skills allows him to support entrepreneurs at every stage of their growth.
Hear from Brahmani Graduates
Julie gives me not only confidence to explore my own relationship to yoga and movement but also the courage to be unconventional, break free of shapes and the total focus on alignment. Everything in the world changes and why should not Yoga so Julie inspires me to evolve by her bringing in the latest science in anatomy, movement and other non yoga styles like animal movement, martial arts and 3D training and more.
I attended Julie's month long TTC in Goa a couple of years ago and it was amongst the best trainings I've done. Julie is so vibrant, amusing and keen to pass on her knowledge in a really accessible way, but she's not a push over - she said right at the beginning of the month words to the effect of 'I'm not here to be your friend so if I need to pull you up, I will' - however, along with that there is a huge width to experiment with, which was exactly what you need in a teacher. Someone to really help you to understand and not just gloss over but who encourages you to 'be curious'. As with her classes, she builds your knowledge layer by layer. One of my students actually said to me not so long ago how much my teaching had matured from a 3/4 years previously. I put that down to the Lovely Julie Martin and her equally smashing team.
What does it mean to be a modern yoga teacher?
The world of embodiment has grown considerably throughout the last few years, and while many teachers are looking to now upgrade their approach it entails a vast set of skills that very few trainings address. The Excellence and Empowerment course answers the question: What does it mean to be a modern yoga teacher? The world has changed. How we teach and practice yoga is in constant flux. But our work as teachers is to guide our students back to their sense of self, to be in the body without judgement or expectation. We must use conscious leadership to hand the power back to the student who is ultimately in charge of their body, mind and emotions.
Inspiring Yoga Teachers for 18 Years
Julie Martin, Founder and Director of Brahmani Yoga, has been inspiring and empowering yoga teachers throughout the world for over 18 years. From the very beginning, Brahmani Yoga training programmes have gone beyond the industry standards and created courses that make a difference. As life evolves so does yoga and our understanding of how it meets the modern practitioner. This evolution, research and continual passion to empower people has been the driving force behind refining and developing the structures and content of all Brahmani trainings.