ONLINE | Traditional Hatha Yoga, Prānāyām and Meditation

11th – 17th July 2021

Led by Hali Schwartz

I am delighted to be offering this 50 hour Traditional Hatha Yoga, Prānāyām and Meditation teacher training program, in collaboration with Yoga Hero, Leeds.

This unique program will bring us into the world of the classical hatha yoga system to explore some of its oldest and most important practices.

As yoga teachers in the modern era, it has become more important than ever to have a deep and clear understanding of yoga’s earliest roots, so that our offerings as yoga teachers can feel as authentic as possible. This program will focus primarily on the classical hatha yoga system of āsana, prānāyām and dhyān (meditation) to learn about their long and fascinating journey through time and lineage.

This will help us to develop an entire new skill set both as yoga practitioners as well as yoga educators and instructors. Āsana and prānāyām have long since been known as the gateway into meditation, and so when these three are merged together in practice, a direct experience of our true Self can unfold.


Sunday 11th – Saturday 17th July 2021, 12noon – 6:00pm


The price for this 50 hour module is £750

The price for Yoga Hero teacher trainees and graduates is £700

Teacher Training Online: How it Works

There are many benefits to attending an online training including:

  • You get to attend from your own home, so no travelling each morning and evening
  • We’re able to share information in a range of ways; with images and text in a digestible format
  • There’s real clarity to all the information
  • You’re able to record lectures for future reference
  • You can attend where ever in the world you are, as long as you have an internet connection and a smartphone / tablet / computer

Course Leader

Hali Schwartz

Hali Schwartz

Hali says:

I have been immersed in the world of yoga since I was a young girl. My very first yoga teacher was my mother. I have such a clear and distinct memory of being 8 years old and asking my mother: “What is Yoga?”  Her answer mystified me, being so young. She answered: “Yoga means ‘balance.’” In those days I didn’t quite understand what that meant. At that time it had already been a few years that she had been studying and practicing yoga and meditation with great devotion. I went with her to all the classes and sessions she was taking with an Indian guru who was touring Canada and the US. It was the 1970’s and there was a growing group of people who were truly pioneers in exploring the world of yoga and finding out how its teachings can transform lives. Every day they would come to my house for their yoga meetings and I would sit and listen and laugh and absorb the energy of it, even though I didn’t really know what they were talking about.

Years later, in 1988 I traveled to India for the first time to the ash ram where my mother had decided to devote her life. I have traveled there every year since, delving into all aspects of the yoga tradition at the International Meditation Institute (I.M.I. ) in Kullu, in the North Western Himalayas where my mother still lives nearly 40 years later! It was at the institute that I was introduced to yoga philosophy in all its glory. I studied the Sanskrit language, several yoga and vedantic scriptures such as the Upanishads, The Bhagavad Gita, Patanjali’s Yoga Sutra (to name but a few) as well as chanting, meditation, hatha, kriya and restorative yoga.

In 1999 I started teaching yoga in Toronto, while continuing my studies in Ashtanga Yoga with the incomparable Ron Reid at the Downward Dog. In 2001, I began teaching yoga philosophy, Sanskrit, chanting and meditation in various teacher training programs around the city, and have trained hundreds of teachers since then at Yoga Space, Octopus Garden, IAM Yoga and Sananda Yoga. I love mentoring new teachers as well as introducing new students in the amazing benefits of this awesome tradition.

In 2002 I took my first  group of yoga students with me to India, and have since lead several pilgrimage voyages to the Himalayas, Goa, Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Varanasi, Rajasthan, New Delhi and Mumbai.

I am so passionate about this subject. It is my life’s joy to share this knowledge and this practice with anyone and everyone who has the interest to dive into it!

Who is this course for? 

This course is open to all yoga teachers who have a 200 hour accreditation from Yoga Alliance Professionals, and / Yoga Alliance Organisation.

This course is also open to any aspiring or trainee yoga teachers, or anyone with an interest in learning more about the incredible practice of yoga.

Please note that by enquiring and / or attending this course, you are consenting for your name and email address to be shared with Hali Schwartz.

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About Yoga Hero

300 hour teacher training

Yoga Hero has been established since March 2013. Initially, classes were ‘popping up’ in church halls, arts galleries, cafes, skateparks… you name it! Over time, we eventually found a beautiful home in Leeds Dock.

Yoga Hero has three studios, one with a capacity of up to 80, one with a capacity of 20, and the third is perfect for small private groups or one to one sessions. At Yoga Hero, we offer everything from Introduction to Yoga Courses, Pay As You Feel Classes, up to 200 hour Foundation Teacher Training Qualifications and Further Training, such as Yin Yoga, Restorative Yoga, and much more!

Course Policy Documentation

Please note that this course is subject to our Course Policy Documentation, please read >