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Best Yoga Teacher Trainer

Nominated by
OM Yoga magazine
Best Yoga Teacher Training 2023

Laughing Yoga

Lead. Teach.

The NEW Teacher Training programme commences

full dates available soon.

As featured in OM YOGA Magazine

Akram Yoga Studio / Addlestone Yoga Teacher Training

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If you have any questions or would like to discuss our teacher training, contact us using the link below or you can call us on

07577 422132.

We look forward to hearing from you.

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"We don't teach dogma; instead, we create an environment that nurtures your growth."

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This 200-hour course is run one weekend per month for 10 months and is fully accredited by the Yoga Alliance UK.

Cost - £3400.00
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Akram Yoga Teacher Training Class

meet the faculty

Paul Allen Yoga teacher, Weybridge

Senior Teacher
- Paul Allen

Paul Allen is a senior Yoga teacher registered with the Yoga Alliance UK.


Paul has 12 years background which initially began with Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga. Other journeys followed by Paul led him to Iyengar Yoga, Shivananda Yoga, Baptiste Yoga, Jiva Mukti and the restorative practice of Yin Yoga.

Over the years Paul's own practice has taken elements from all these styles and continues to evolve to this day. 

Paul's Yoga Mantra is that "You listen to the body, You practice accordingly and then you pass on the magic".

Laura Akram, Yoga Teacher, Weybridge

Yoga Therapist - Laura Akram

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Laura is a qualified Yoga Therapist as well as a yoga teacher so is able to offer valuable insight into why and how yoga ‘works’.


You will gain an understanding of how different practices impact the nervous system, giving you the confidence to deliver various techniques safely to your students.


Laura is also a practising Chartered Accountant so is able to give practical advice on the business of Yoga and how to manage your financial obligations.

Featured in OM YOGA magazine.

Zahir Akram Yoga Teacher and Personal Trainer
muddy-awards 2019

Zahir Akram

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Winner of the award for the best Yoga teacher in Surrey 2019, Zahir teaches the anatomy sections of the course and helps us understand how to apply the understanding of basic human anatomy to our poses.

Featured in Om Yoga Magazine as one of the top 10 Male Yoga teachers to know about.

Zahir is also the author of; 'Yoga - Madness or Meditation?' which is part of the reading list. 

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Embark on a life-changing yoga journey with Akram Yoga's 200-Hour Yoga Teacher Training program, verified by the Yoga Alliance. Discover the transformative power of becoming a certified yoga instructor and unlock a world of possibilities.


Here's why our program stands out:

  1. In-Person Training: Immerse yourself in a hands-on learning experience with our in-person training. Step into our welcoming studio and connect with a supportive community of fellow yogis, creating lasting bonds and shared growth.

  2. Experienced Teachers: Learn from our dedicated team of experienced Yoga Teachers who are passionate about guiding and empowering you on your teaching path. Benefit from their wealth of knowledge, personalized mentorship, and expert guidance.

  3. Comprehensive Curriculum: Dive deep into the foundations of yoga through a comprehensive curriculum that covers asanas, anatomy, philosophy, sequencing, and more. Gain a holistic understanding of yoga, empowering you to teach confidently and authentically.

  4. Teaching Practicum: Put theory into practice with our teaching practicum, where you'll have the opportunity to lead classes under the guidance of experienced teachers. Develop your teaching skills, build confidence, and receive valuable feedback to refine your craft.

  5. Yoga Alliance Certification: Upon successful completion, you'll receive a Yoga Alliance certification recognized globally. Open doors to teaching opportunities and gain credibility as a qualified yoga instructor.

  6. Personal Transformation: Experience personal growth as you deepen your practice, enhance self-awareness, and cultivate mindfulness. Discover a profound connection between mind, body, and spirit, fostering a balanced and fulfilling lifestyle.

  7. Supportive Community: Join a supportive and inclusive community of aspiring yogis who share your passion for yoga. Surround yourself with like-minded individuals who inspire and uplift each other throughout the training journey.

Enrol now in Akram Yoga's 200-Hour Yoga Teacher Training program and embark on a rewarding and transformative path. Let us empower you to share the gift of yoga with others.


View our prospectus and then fill in your application form to take the first steps towards becoming a certified yoga teacher.


“Teaching yoga itself is great karma yoga because it reconnects people to the source.”

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Akram Yoga Studio / Addlestone Yoga Teacher Training
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The total cost of the course is £3400.00

A non-refundable deposit of £500 is required to reserve your space on the programme.



The programme is held at the Akram Yoga Studio in Addlestone, Surrey, KT13 0XN, UK. 

There is on-site parking available on a first come first serve basis.


Our teacher training programme is fully accredited by the Yoga Alliance UK who are one of the two governing bodies for yoga teachers in the UK.


The programme requires a commitment of 1 weekend per month over 10 months. More information available on our prospectus.


Fill out the application form by clicking on this link.
Once we receive your form, we will forward you our bank details so you can pay your deposit (£500) to secure your place, or you can pay securely by following the options below - including the option to pay via Klarna.

Payments are secure and made with WiX - our cloud-based software provider. 

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Akram Yoga Studio opened its doors in Woking in early 2013 with a clear vision in mind. Our primary goal was to create a hot yoga studio where students like yourself would leave a class discussing the transformative power of yoga before even mentioning the heat.

In that same year, our owner Zahir Akram and senior alliance teacher Christine Felix made a decision based on popular demand. They initiated a teaching course, initially thinking it would be a one-time occurrence. However, the overwhelming response and positive feedback propelled them forward, and for 11 years, we have successfully conducted this program annually.

Sadly, in 2020, we experienced the loss of Christine Felix. Nonetheless, her impactful legacy continues to inspire and guide us. Our team since then include's Laura Akram, Zahir's wife, a qualified yoga teacher and yoga therapist, along with the expertise of senior alliance teacher Paull Allen.

Our mission is not to impose any particular dogma upon you. Instead, we strive to equip you with all the necessary tools to become a thriving yoga teacher. Throughout the program, you will gain comprehensive knowledge, from static hatha yoga to dynamic vinyasa flow and even teaching techniques in a heated room.

At Akram Yoga, we aim to empower you as a teacher and provide an enriching learning experience. We believe in cultivating a nurturing environment where kindness and growth go hand in hand.

We hope you will join us in continuing to share the magic of Yoga.

Warm regards,

The Akram Yoga Team

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Elevate your yoga teaching skills at the award-winning studio 🏆 voted as the best in Surrey in 2023.


We firmly believe in the immense value of in-person yoga teacher training. It provides a unique opportunity for you to not only receive guidance from experienced tutors but also learn from your peers. In-person training fosters profound connections and a sense of community that often extends long after you've completed your teaching journey.

Imagine this: attending an in-person training is like embarking on a transformative adventure with like-minded individuals who share your passion for yoga. Together, you form lasting friendships that enrich your personal and professional life. These connections become your support system, guiding you even after you've stepped into the role of a yoga teacher.

Moreover, in-person training allows you to witness firsthand the wonders of yoga in action. By being in close proximity to your fellow students, you have the opportunity to observe real bodies in motion, understanding the nuances of different yoga postures and learning to identify potential challenges or areas of focus. This real-time interaction with real people provides an invaluable learning experience that cannot be replicated through virtual platforms like Zoom.


Our course leader, Zahir, recently shared his profound reflections on the life-changing experience of in-person teacher training alongside the class of 2022/23. His heartfelt account resonates with the deep impact that can only be achieved through face-to-face interactions and shared physical experiences. READ BLOG


No virtual setting can truly replicate the transformative power and lasting memories created during in-person yoga teacher training.

Join us in embracing the richness of in-person training and embark on a journey that will shape not only your teaching skills but also your personal growth and connection to a vibrant yoga community.

Zahir & Laura Akram Yoga Teacher

“A teacher takes a hand, opens a mind & touches a heart.”

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Yoga Teacher Training Day Breakdown:

Morning Session:

- Start of day: 08:30
- Location: Upstairs studio
- Focus: Theory-based sessions covering various modules (see prospectus)
- Topics covered: Using our anatomy module as an example, the morning session begins with a deep dive into functional anatomy. We explore the intricate workings of different joints and muscles, understanding how they impact our yoga practice. By delving into the connection between anatomy and yoga poses, we gain valuable insights into maintaining the safety of our students, which is always our top priority.
- Interactive learning: Throughout the morning, we encourage participants to actively engage by posing thought-provoking questions. By discussing the practical implications of a basic understanding of human anatomy (for example), we foster a dynamic learning environment where everyone can contribute their perspectives and experiences.












Breaks: We provide two breaks during the morning sessions, each lasting approximately 15 minutes. These breaks offer an opportunity to recharge, make a cup of coffee, and enjoy some biscuits in our office (both provided). It's also a chance to stretch your legs and rejuvenate before diving back in.

Lunch Break:

Time: 12:30-13:00

Facilities: Our training facility includes a convenient fridge and microwave on-site, allowing you to bring your own lunch and store it if needed. You can also enjoy your lunch within the building. If you prefer to explore other options, there are plenty of choices available just a few hundred yards away. Tesco, as well as various coffee shops and eateries, provide a range of dining possibilities to suit different tastes and preferences.

Afternoon Session:

- Start: 13:00
- Location: Main downstairs studio
- Focus: Practical-based activities
- Application of morning's knowledge: The afternoon session is designed to put the theoretical understanding gained in the morning into practice. We engage in various activities that allow participants to apply their newfound knowledge of anatomy to actual yoga practice. This hands-on approach enhances comprehension and builds confidence in incorporating anatomical principles into teaching and personal practice.
- Exploring poses and teaching practice: Additionally, the afternoon session may involve in-depth exploration of specific yoga poses outlined in your training manuals. We provide guidance and support to help you understand the nuances of each pose, its benefits, and modifications. Moreover, there will be opportunities for teaching practice, allowing you to refine your instructional skills and receive feedback from experienced trainers and fellow trainees.





End of Day:

Finish time: 16:00
This structured training day aims to equip you with the necessary tools and expertise to become a confident and competent yoga teacher.


Note: The schedule and specific activities may vary slightly based on the particular training program and its curriculum.

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Booking your class at our studio couldn't be any easier. View our price list and select an option to purchase. 


If you don't have time to book, don't worry. Just turn up and we will find you a mat.


The Old Barclays Bank

157 Station Road,

Addlestone, (near Weybridge),


KT15 2AT


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