Yoga Sequencing Teacher Training

Immerse yourself into this 4-day training to give you the tools to confidently, creatively and intelligently devise your own yoga sequencing. This training has a strong emphasis on exploration and giving students a variety of skills, from lesson planning to how to effectively integrate music.

Yoga Sequencing Teacher Training | Online | 40 hours

24–27 March 2022 | with Melanie Cooper & Jennie Wadsten


This 4-day course is both theoretical and creative, giving you the tools and the inspiration with which to confidently create your own sequencing. It can be attended as a stand-alone course or as an optional module on our 300-hour programme

Course Overview

Melanie Cooper and Jennie Wadsten will take you through what it takes to create intelligent yoga sequences, which work energetically and anatomically. They place a strong emphasis on exploration and creativity, alongside practical building blocks to create a solid foundation from which to work. The course will cover a wide range of topics from modifications and transitions to peak poses, inclusivity and playlists. From the training you will gain:

  • a framework to guide your sequencing 
  • guidance on how to adapt week-to-week 
  • how to include mobility and stability in your sequence 
  • exploration of embodied movement 
  • somatic inspiration
  • an opportunity to create your own sequence and receive individual feedback on it
  • follow up feedback on scripts or recordings
  • access to an online group for peer support and free resources

Learning how to sequence will greatly expand your horizons as a teacher, equipping you with the tools to keep your classes alive and inspiring. 


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  • Course Content

    You will learn how to:

  • get started with a new sequence 
  • plan, write down and remember your sequence 
  • seamlessly build options and modifications into your sequencing 
  • use mini flows and natural free movement to explore movement stillness, expansion      contraction, mobility and stability, foundation and freedom 
  • build up layers so you can work with multi-level classes and build from more static alignment based to a powerful flow in a way that is inclusive and safe 
  • make sure that your transitions are seamless and your whole class FLOWS and gels together 
  • find your voice as a teacher 
  • make the sequences safe and intelligent, compassionate and inclusive 
  • build to a peak pose and calms back down to rest
  • sequence a theme 
  • embody anatomical knowledge to make your sequences safe and aligned with your body-mind in each moment 
  • build a nourishing but challenging home practice and how to use that as a basis for your teaching 
  • adapt a sequence to make the most out it 
  • adapt your sequencing for drop in classes, courses, retreats
  • make play lists and work with music so it integrates and supports your practice and teaching 
  • respond to the needs of the class in the moment 
  • Practicalities

    • A 200-hour yoga teacher training is usually a prerequisite for joining any of our Level 2 trainings but not essential 
    • This course can be taken as a stand-alone course or as part of our 300-YA accredited programme
    • The course is VIRTUAL LIVESTREAM 
    • You will receive 40 accredited Level 2 hours as a stand-alone course or towards our 300-hour training; 32 contact hours plus 8 hours of prep and homework
    • Once you have completed your 300-hour training you can register as a RYT 500 teacher
    • The course is VIRTUAL LIVESTREAM. Catch up recordings will be available for the duration of the course for you to recap and revisit as well as for an additional 2 weeks after completion of the course. In exceptional circumstance you can submit a request for an extension for access but note this will be at an admin cost of £25.

    Teacher Bio

    Melanie Cooper (E-RYT 500) & Jennie Wadsten(E-RYT 500) 

    Melanie and Jennie have worked together for 10 years (yoga teacher trainings and retreats in India and Europe) and have 22 + 15 years full time experience of teaching yoga and teacher trainings. They have extensive experience teaching yoga and yoga teacher trainings – and what they keep coming back to is how important it is to be authentic, to find “your voice” as a teacher and to have the courage to be YOURSELF when you are teaching.

    Working as a yoga teacher is amazing – but it also takes a lot of energy – and can be very draining if you do not look after yourself. It’s very easy to not give ourselves that time/attention/self care – so in the training we will also place emphasis on how to create space for your own health and practice: to stay balanced and mentally strong.

    Read Melanie's full biography here.

    Read Jennie's full biography here.

    • "

      Melanie is a fantastic teacher with an enormous knowledge of yoga. I have been to retreats, workshops and teacher training with Melanie, and I will go again


      Tina Larson

    • "

      If you get the chance to study with Melanie & Jennie don’t think twice!


      Marije Adinda

    • "

      Melanie is an inspirational font of wonderful knowledge and wisdom. She has a gentle quality that leads you in, delivering flowing classes or teachings with clear love, passion and experience


      Natasha King

    • "

      I cannot recommend Jennie enough. She is a very compassionate and knowledgeable teacher- you know you’re in safe hands with her. I’ve attended classes, workshops and teacher trainings with her and they have all been exceptional. I have a huge respect for Jennie and always learn so much from her


      Rachel, UK

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    Course Dates

    The course has the following modules scheduled:

    Thursday 24 March 2022

    9am - 5:30pm –VIRTUAL LIVESTREAM

    Friday 25 March 2022

    9am - 5:30pm –VIRTUAL LIVESTREAM

    Saturday 26 March 2022

    9am - 5:30pm –  VIRTUAL LIVESTREAM

    Sunday 27 March 2022

    9am - 5:30pm –VIRTUAL LIVESTREAM


    • The cost is £495 for the full 4-day training IN STUDIO (or LIVESTREAM ONLINE if you are unable to travel to the studio). 
    • A non-refundable deposit of £150 is required on booking.
    • To reserve your place, please >>click the PAY DEPOSIT button>> select HYBRID for IN STUDIO option or VIRTUAL ONLY for livestream attendance > >click ENROLL >> select the payment item >> choose deposit or pay in full
    • Note it is sometimes possible to change from IN STUDIO to VIRTUAL but not generally possible to change from VIRTUAL to IN STUDIO
    • If you do not pay in full, please ensure that you save your credit card details so we can process the final payment of £345. This will happen 21 days before the start of the course and a receipt will be sent to you when the payment has been taken.
    • 300 hour students get a 10% discount on this training if they have booked three trainings with us including the core. Email us if this is the case and the discount will be applied when the balance is taken
    • Students who have already completed this course who want to study again as a refresher pay 50% of the full price cost

    • Deposit £150, non refundable but can be transferred to another person 
    • The remaining balance is refundable up to 1 month before the event.  
    • Cancellation 2 - 4 weeks before the event: 50 % of the balance in refund only
    • Cancellation less than 2 weeks before the event: no refund


    Trainings at the Shala are run independently and all payments for training services are accepted on behalf of Yoga Treat.

    • The livestreamed elements of this training will be recorded and anyone who is unable to attend this part can email us to request a link to the recording, which will be available for 14 days after the event. In exceptional circumstance you can submit a request for an extension for access but note this will be at an admin cost of £25.
    • Late cancellations and no shows will be charged as if you had attended. 
    • In the event that a training is cancelled by the Shala you will be offered a refund or the option to be transferred to an alternative event
    • The course leaders and the Shala reserve the right to photograph or film during the programme and to use these images for our website and marketing purposes

    We are fully committed to providing the most accurate experience on the course based upon the description and we encourage open and honest communication throughout. Should you wish to make any complaints or raise any issues, please follow the procedure laid out below so we can find a resolution as quickly as possible.

    You may involve someone else to support you at any stage.

    Stage One: Speak to the teacher training manager by emailing concerned within 3 days after your experience and try to resolve informally. The teacher training manager will aim to come back to you within 2 working days with a resolve. If you are not satisfied with the response you have received, follow stage two.

    Stage Two: Outline the details of your complaint by email to the teacher training manager who will investigate the complaint. Your complaint will be acknowledged within 3 working days from the date it is received. Please include the following information in your email:

  • The date(s) that the incident happene
  • Class/course/workshop the complaint stems from
  • Why you are complaining and what resolution you would expect?
  • Whether you want to make the complaint anonymously or not ( in the case of anybody at risk we have the right to break confidentiality in order to try and prevent the risk)

  • The teacher training manager will then investigate the complaint through reviewing the details, and in some cases possibly writing to the tutor or person about whom the complaint has been made. The letter will outline the main elements of your complaint and ask for a full written response.

    At this point, if further relevant information comes to light, you may be asked for your comments to ensure the investigator has a balanced understanding. When your response has been received, the investigator will consider all the information available to them and make a decision.

    The response will include the following information:

  • Details of the investigation
  • A decision about whether the complaint was upheld or not
  • The reason for the decision
  • The re-dress, if appropriate, will be offered to you, for example, an apology, additional help or directing you to other sources of advice or support
  • Any other action that may be taken in light of the complaint

  • If it is not possible to provide a full answer to your complaint within 30 working days, the letter will outline reasons why and give a date by which a full answer is expected.

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