200 Hour Yoga Teacher training in Carlisle 

NEW! 200 hour Course @ The Yoga Studio in Carlisle

For our 10th training we are teaming up with The Yoga Studio Carlisle to use their lovely cosy studio in the historic heart of Carlisle.

This 200 hour course will consist of 10 in person weekends & 10 monthly online or in person Friday 5.45-6.45pm classes with YTT Yoga Elder Debbie Farrar.

Feel Now Yoga is Somatic Yoga

We teach you the philosophical principles of yoga so that you can apply them to any style of yoga, or use them to develop your own yoga teaching style.

“Debbie you are the reason why I teach the way I teach and I practice the way I practice. With compassion, curiosity and exploration <3 love you millions x” (CT)

about the course

Feel Now Yoga Teacher Training is an integrated course that weaves the theory, anatomy & philosophy into our yoga practice to bring you a course that is deep without being academic; practical without just being exercise; & thorough without being too long.

Feel Now Yoga invites each individual to listen to their own body & trust its inherent wisdom as they refine their personal practice & develop their own teaching style. To honour this, we provide you with the opportunity to deepen your own experience & understanding of how Yoga works, so that you can help others access its full potential.

Feel Now Yoga has trained over 90 Yoga Teachers who are now teaching yoga in schools, universities, physiotherapist clinics, hospitals, prisons, as part of their psychology practice, in social prescribing schemes, leisure centres and yoga studios. Some are teaching entirely online, some entirely in person. Many deliver specialist classes in areas they chose to research on their training course.

Our 10th teacher training starts in January 2024. We have a maximum of 16 students per course so we can ensure each student is supported throughout, and beyond. Although our final weekend together is in November 2024, you have until 31 December 2024 to complete your 2500 word research project. You will be given as much guidance as you require. Debbie is an education professional, an ex secondary school teacher, currently working part time designing and delivering bespoke education & employability packages for young adults with learning difficulties. So even if you have been out of education for a while, or need extra learning support, her trainee centred approach will help you complete a valuable and useful project. Our aim is that by the end of your 200 hour, 12 month training you will be able to teach your own style of yoga from a confident place of embodied understanding.

about the course tutor

Debbie Farrar, is a lifelong yogin with over 40 years of dedicated personal yoga practice & research, 24 years yoga teaching, 8 years teaching secondary school science, and extensive professional experience of supporting the educational and yogic journey of people with a variety of different learning needs. So our course walks the lines between experience & education; science & art to bring you a balanced & somatic Yoga Teacher Training.

2024 Course Details

contact hours (150)

The weekends: Sat 1-7pm & Sun 11.30-6pm (in person only)

EARTH TERM – support

20-21 January, 17-18 February & 16-17 March 


20-21 April, 18-19 May & 22-23 June 

FIRE TERM – transformation

20-21 July, 21-22 September & 19-20 October 

16-17 November – Internal Teaching Assessment Weekend

The Fridays: 5.45-6.45pm (live online or in person)

EARTH – 2nd February & 1st March

WATER – 3rd May, 4th June & 5th July

FIRE – 2nd August, 6th September, 4th October, 1st November & 6th December

Additional 15 contact hours to be 12 x 75 min live online classes with Debbie on Tuesday or Wednesday evenings from 6.45-8pm. 

non-contact hours (50)

20 hours – 2500 word Research Project – this can be on any area of yoga that interests you, giving you a chance to develop your own yoga speciality.  Topics to be agreed upon with the course tutor, who will help you plan your project if needed. 

10 hours – Class attendance with Senior Yoga Teachers / Yoga Elders e.g. Emma & Martin, or another teacher who has been teaching for at least 10 years.

10 hours – Self practice diary

2 hours – Anatomy & Physiology Presentation

2 hours – Philosophy Presentation

2 hours – 2 Class observations

2 hours – 2 Evaluations of your own teaching

2 hours – External Teaching Assessment

Course End Date is 31st December 2024 – all assessed work is to be handed in by then.


  • Attend at least 80% of the contact hours (120 hours) in person or live online.

  • Submit all the coursework described in the non-contact hours section.

  • Successfully deliver 3 presentations; 1 anatomy, 1 philosophy & 1 on your research project topic.

  • Achieve a pass grade in your 2500 word research project.

  • Pass your internal teaching practice on the final weekend of the course.

  • Pass your external teaching assessment.

  • Trainees will be prepared for the teaching practices as they will be continually and informally assessed throughout the course with mini teaching practices.

You are strongly advised to read the course prospectus thoroughly before applying. For a copy of the prospectus email: debbiefarraryoga@gmail.com



Application is a 2 stage process.

Stage 1: Please request an application form by emailing emma@theyogastudiocarlisle.co.uk

Stage 2: If your application form is successful, you will be invited to attend a practical evaluation session (yoga class) with Debbie on a Friday from 5.45-6.45pm. This can be online or in person. Please specify which date you will be attending on the application form. You will be contacted by email a few days after the evaluation to let you know whether or not your application has been successful.

Once you have been offered a place, you can enrol on the course & pay your deposit or the full course fees by clicking on the enrol button above, but the preferred payment method is bank transfer. Details of how to do this will be sent to you in your acceptance letter. Please do not pay your deposit until you have been offered a place on the course. The deposit or full payment is expected within 2 weeks of being offered your place.

Course fees £2400: £600 deposit & 9 monthly instalments of £200

Early bird payment in full option: £2100

(£300 discount available if you pay in full within 2 weeks of being offered a place on the course.)



Feedback from previous courses:


Final assessment and project completed in Nov… last bits and bobs completed in Dec. SOOoooo I can now say after 16 months of continuous study … I am a fully qualified Yoga Teacher! Thank you Debbie Farrar for your continuing support, teaching and all round general fabulousness during COVID times…always finding new and valid ways to continue our yoga journey.

I have loved every minute of the course and so glad I chose you as my teacher.. the best decision. I still feel a complete novice but a novice with the best grounding possible. My plan is to attend as many of your Friday night immersions..very exciting..so much still to learn and so you haven’t got rid of me yet! (SW 3/1/21)


After attending my first weekend on the yoga teacher training with Debbie, I knew I had picked the right course for me.

The conversations from this first weekend were profound; we talked about yoga (obviously) but there was no much more to the discussions which touched upon politics, capitalism, consumerism, feminism, psychology, and link between mind and body. Debbie is clearly a very intelligent person who draws upon a number of modalities to support her thinking. This is however, delivered in a way that is both accessible and engaging – a perfect combination.

I took so much from the Feel Now Yoga teacher training and I put this down to the well thought out timetable and contents. I certainly do not think I would have achieved the same level of insight and confidence from a shorter teacher training course.

As a psychologist I went into training with a specific agenda of developing tools to enhance my clinical practice but the well roundedness of the course helped me massively in a personal capacity as well as professionally.

I am excited about my continuing yoga journey and would like to thank Debbie and Ross for their input, compassion and valuable feedback which comprises this incredible teacher training course. Thank you! (HH 23/4/20)

Hi debbie. Thank you ever so much for facilitating that course for us. It must not have been easy. Thank you for your capacity for understanding and guidance for healing. It’s one of the best things I’ve ever done. It has brought me a lot of healing. It’s something I hope to be able to provide for people in the future. (RN 14/12/2020)

Email debbiefarraryoga@gmail.com to get your copy of the course prospectus.

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