Two Birds Yoga Days & Retreats


Though no longer running Foundation or Teacher Training courses for the British Wheel of Yoga (see 'Links') Michael still offers In-Service Training (IST) on Pranayama, as well as day seminars and weekend retreats on various in-depth topics (see below) which will count as CPD for BWY teachers.

NEWS: Michael will be involved in the running of a Teacher Training course for those wishing to join the TSYP and CNHC registers of Yoga Therapists in the tradition of TKV Desikachar. This course is planned to start in Salisbury in early November 2019. A prospectus is now available to download. Click here to download a Prospectus (.pdf file 171kb) Click here to download directions to Sarum College (.pdf file 171kb) Contact Andy Curtis-Payne for more details

Day Seminars

Each year, Michael offers day schools or 'seminars' on a common theme associated with Yoga. In 2019, his theme will be 'Opening the Heart'. In these days when so many people are bent over tablets and phones, the need for restorative work to open the area around the heart, encouraging the breath to gain full access to that area, has never been greater. Also, this approach will improve alignment of the the positive consequences for well being at the physical level and beyond. A second half-day seminar, entitled "Points of Power" and focussing on the Cakra-s will be held at the Ambrose Allen Centre, Tadley, Hampshire RG26 4ER on Saturday 18th May 2019. An enrolment form to download will be available soon. These seminars are well-attended and places are limited - so book early.

Click here to download a flyer and application form for Saturday 18th May (.pdf file 86kb)> Click here to download map and directions (.pdf file 42kb)

Click here to see unsolicited testimonials from some of Michael's recent seminars (.pdf file 27kb)

Weekend Retreats

Both this year's retreats, Spring and Autumn, went very well and were fully attended. This year's Autumn retreat was at a new venue - Sarum College, Salisbury - and was co-tutored by Andy Curtis-Payne. This again was fully booked.

The next residential retreat (or 're-treat') for teachers and committed students will be with Liz Murtha and will take place at Sarum College in Salisbury Cathedral Close on 24-26 May 2019.

  • Sarum College
  • Our Spring Retreat will be on the theme 'The Inner Form of Asana'. There is currently ONLY ONE place left. Price including en-suite accommodation 370 including all meals and tuition, lower prices for shared and standard rooms. Click here to download a flyer and booking form for our Spring Retreat (.pdf file 86kb) Click here to see unsolicited testimonials from the May 2017 Retreat (.pdf file 27kb)Click here to see unsolicited testimonials from the May 2016 Retreat (.pdf file 27kb) The Autumn Retreat this year will be back at St Katharine's Parmoor from 27-29 September. Our theme will be 'Clearing the Path' - what are the obstacles that prevent us from experiencing a state of Yoga? Click here to download a flyer and booking form for our Autumn Retreat (.pdf file 86kb)

  • St Katharine's retreat centre

  • Last Updated: 12 May 2019