Principle-Based Partner Yoga Level I Training with Elysabeth Williamson

For everyone with minimum one year of yoga practice. This training is suitable for yoga teachers, other healing arts professionals or students of life interested in deepening their ability to connect with others through conscious touch and compassionate presence.

Expand your yoga practice into the realm of relationship and authentic connection. Principle-Based Partner Yoga™ is a visionary healing art that combines ancient yogic wisdom with contemporary mind-body understanding. Partner Yoga works directly with the root principle of yoga: union.

This Level 1 training is designed for everyone interested in an in-depth exploration of Partner Yoga topics including: 

-Understanding and implementing the principles of Partner Yoga
-Cultivating clear, compassionate and confident touch
-Healthy boundary, intimacy and safety guidelines/ethics
-Skillful assisting and adjusting, Partner Vinyasa, Mirrored postures, Creative composition of postures, Inversions and Group Practices
-Partner alignment skills for strength, balance, ease and flexibility
-Understanding the dynamics of gravity and traction in Partner practice

Partner yoga activates your individual practice in profound and surprising ways. It takes unity out of the conceptual realm and offers a direct sensory experience of this underlying principle of yoga.

A comprehensive training Manual is provided at the training.

FAQ's about Partner Yoga

FAQ's about the Training

Our offering:

1. A 21-hour training open to yoga teachers and students with at least 1 year of experience. Everyone gets a certificate of attendance that counts towards the continuing education program of Yoga Alliance with which you can teach partner yoga.

2. Anyone who wishes to receive "Certificate of Completion of Level I" should complete another 4 hours long distance education.

3. An open Partner Yoga Class with Elysabeth on Sunday July 2nd at 14.30-16.30.

Dates and Hours

Friday: 09.00-13.00 [lunchbreak] 14.30-17.30
Saturday: 09.00-11.00 [lunchbreak] 12.30-16.30 [break] 17.00-18.00
Sunday: 09.00-13.00 [lunchbreak] 14.30-17.30
Open session: 02.07.17 Sunday 14.30-16.30

Training: 400 Euros (+96 Euros VAT)*
Open session: 25 Euros + VAT

*Students wishing to receive a signed "Certificate of Completion of Level I" need to pay the fee of 25 Euros for the extra 4 hours. All students will receive a certificate of completion.

Elysabeth Williamson

Elysabeth Williamson, E-RYT 500, a yoga innovator for more thna 30 years, is internationally recognized as the foremost authority on partner yoga.  

Elysabeth has a particular gift for articulating and transmitting esoteric teachings in ways that are accessible and practical for everyone. Her primary passion is how to use Yoga as a tool to open the heart and cultivate healthy relationships.

Elysabeth is deeply committed to sharing the transformative power of Partner Yoga through presenting international classes, workshops and Teacher Trainings.

Elysabeth has had a lifelong connection with Yoga and experienced spontaneous, intuitive movement into yoga postures throughout her childhood. She began formal studies at the age of seventeen, including many diverse Yogic traditions such as Kripalu, Iyengar, Ashtanga, Anusara, Kundalini, Kriya, and Power Vinyasa Yoga. Certified as a Phoenix Rising Yoga Therapist, Elysabeth incorporates a wide variety of healing modalities into her teaching including Thai Yoga massage, Cranial Sacral, Shiatsu and various meditation techniques.perienced, registered, Yoga teacher.

She is the author of  ‘The Pleasures and Principles of Partner Yoga’ a seven year undertaking, and recently released ‘Partner Yoga Touch’, a state-of-the-art iPhone app, both award winning projects.

More about Principle Based Partner Yoga:

Partner Yoga is not a substitute for individual Yoga practice – it is an accelerated path to experience directly the root principle of Yoga – union. It deepens and sensitizes our individual practice while awakening our direct experience of how we are all intimately connected.

During partner yoga practice challenges arise and we often experience emotions and internal conflicts. As partners work together, supporting one another, a context is created for examining larger principles of our human nature in relationship.

The excitement, mistrust, anger, and love we feel reflect our interpersonal patterns outside of Yoga practice. Through seeing how we are in the practice, we are empowered with more choices in our lives. Principle-Based Partner Yoga™ integrates the body-heart-mind-spirit connection through the use of universal principals such as trust, compassion, creativity.

Because Partner Yoga is nurturing and playful as well as instructive, it is accessible to a wide range of students. Partner Yoga provides a pathway into Yoga that may have previously seemed intimidating or inaccessible.

While suitable for intimate partners, this practice allows everyone to explore interpersonal dynamics in ways that nurture all of our relationships — making it a powerful tool for teachers and counselors, corporate groups, parents and children, and all individuals seeking personal growth.

Elysabeth’s breakthrough work integrates principles like trust, surrender, silence, grounding and union into hands-on partner practices which can then be brought into your partnerships and other relationships. Not just for yogis, this work can change how you relate to all beings and create a profound sense of connection to the world around you.

As a yoga teacher, Principle Based Partner Yoga practices also expand your ability to give meaningful, deep hands-on assists and adjusts in your regular yoga classes.This new format of Level 1 training has been designed to offer you the heart and soul of the practice in just 25 hours worth of training and 4 days of experiential work.

 Principle-Based Partner Yoga™  was developed by Elysabeth Williamson and is a visionary practice that expands the traditional practice of Yoga i Designed for two or more people, Partner Yoga utilizes the forms and principles of individual posture while incorporating the presence of another to deepen the impact of the experience. This particular style of Partner Yoga awakens our human potential through the integration of universal principles such as compassion, trust, balance and creativity.

The Principle-Based Partner Yoga™  Training is an opportunity to explore and develop skills that elevate our human potential, both personally and professionally. This visionary art expands the traditional practice of Yoga into the realm of relationship and authentic connection with others, and is designed for both Yoga practitioners and teachers alike.


The purpose of this course is to empower individuals with the skills and confidence needed to share Partner Yoga with others while accelerating their own understanding of Yoga.

Level I Topics include (additionally to the above mentioned):

-Overview of various approaches to Partner Yoga 
-Practice postures presented in ‘The Pleasures and Principles of Partner Yoga’ as well as additional postures presented in the Training Manual
-Safely navigating Partner Inversions and Aerial postures
-Creating private and public class/workshop formats and themes
-Guiding group dynamics
-Role of the Teacher/ Projecting presence and voice with confidence
-Physical/energetic warm-ups including Thai Yoga Massage techniques
-Partner and Group Meditations
-Physical and subtle anatomy of the pelvis and sacrum

Booking conditions

In case of cancellation:
2 months prior to the event, 100% refund (except possible money-transfer fees)
1 month prior to the event, 50% refund
Less than a month prior to the event, no refund

For more information contact Athens Yoga at and +302130383611.

Testimonials from Teacher Training Participants:

“I have learned more about my individual practice through this Partner Yoga training than all of my traditional Yoga training combined.”
Shelby Ceraffati, Yoga Teacher

“Thank you for an amazing and transformational experience – from one to two to one. Let’s take the world hand by hand into harmony and unity.”
Tom Zamir, Musician and Partner Yoga Teacher

“Whatever I imagined this Partner Yoga journey to be, it continues to exceed my wildest dreams. I am so grateful you are putting this out into the world.”
Lisa Fierer, Writer, Yoga Teacher

“Thank you Elysabeth, for creating change in the world – for giving us such beautiful and magical ways to know and support ourselves and each other.”
Joanna Kennedy, Life Coach/Tantra Teacher