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Zen Yoga Shugyo Course – 1yr Immersion

22 January @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Tuition fee: £495

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Shugyo Course - 1yr zen yoga immersion

Join senior Zenways teacher Mark for a year-long, immersive journey into the practice of Zen Yoga

Designed for those who:

  • want to deepen their yoga practice by studying Zen Yoga movement and theory with an experienced teacher
  • connect and work with like-minded others
  • have at least 1 year of yoga experience (in any tradition)

One full-day workshop per season: Winter, Spring, Summer, Late Summer & Autumn/Fall.
Shorter workshops every month to cover the whole year.

All sessions will be online via zoom.

In this course you will gain a foundation in zen yoga practice and theory.
This is not a teacher training (but if you are a teacher there’ll be plenty in the course that’ll hopefully inspire your classes).

Shugyo is a Japanese word that means ‘sustained mind-body training’. It has two translations:
修業 (shūgyō): to acquire knowledge in an academic or technical discipline
修行 (shugyō): to refine your character while acquiring knowledge in something like a practice or discipline

Overview of the course

Start or develop your regular yoga practice with adaptable sequences that connect to the seasons and energy meridian channels (of traditional Chinese medicine).

Learn how to weave yoga and all of its health, wellbeing and wisdom aspects into your everyday life.

If you’re a teacher, learn to modify, adjust and build on these sequences in your ongoing classes

Study the traditional Chinese/Japanese energy systems of the meridian channels and organs in depth, with perspectives from the traditional/esoteric and modern/scientific.

Learn basic Zen meditation practices.

Become part of a friendly, supportive sangha/community all sharing the journey together, with regular workshops and check-ins through the year.

Learn under the guidance of senior Zenways yoga teacher Mark and other experienced Zenways yoga teachers.

When you can join

Each season will act as a fairly self-contained module. That means you can join the course at the beginning of any season throughout the year.
If you’d like to apply or discuss this course, please get in contact using the form here and we’ll get back to you.


£495 – with £150 deposit to secure your place
(concessions or payments by instalments available by application)

To book, use the contact form below.

What’s included:

  • Teaching/practice workshops and monthly supporting check-in sessions over the course of one year (see schedule below)
  • Supporting material including practice videos & talks
  • FREE access to regular weekly yoga classes (all available to join online)

Dates for 2022

We will meet once per season for a longer workshop, and then once per month in-between for a shorter get-together and check-in.

22 Jan, 10-4pm
19 Feb, 10-12pm

26 Mar, 10-4pm
23 Apr, 10-12pm
21 May, 10-12pm

18 Jun, 10-4pm
16 Jul, 10-12pm

Late Summer
13 Aug, 10-4pm
17 Sep, 10-12pm

22 Oct, 10-4pm
19 Nov, 10-12pm

Here’s a short preview of the zen yoga sequences for each season we’ll be exploring.


22 January
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Mark Westmoquette (yoga)


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