Teacher Training


Never mind what I have been taught. Forget about theories and prejudices and stereotypes. I want to understand the true nature of life. I want to know what this experience of being alive really is. I want to apprehend the true and deepest qualities of life, and I don’t want to just accept somebody else’s explanation. I want to see it for myself.” Bhante Henepola Gunaratana

Teaching yoga is what we love and it is both a unique privilege and a huge responsibility. Becoming an inspirational teacher requires humility, integrity, experience and a commitment to practice and personal growth.

We have designed a 300 hour Teacher Training Programme delivered over 12 months, to allow time for students to learn at their own pace and have the opportunity to put learning into practice in a safe and supportive teaching environment. Besides a thorough grounding in yoga practice, philosophy, anatomy and business, each student will also receive 1-1 mentoring with the principal teachers throughout the course.

We are passionate about supporting individuals on their person journey of growth. This teacher training programme isn’t just for people who want to teach, but also those who wish to deepen their understanding of the practice, theory and philosophy of yoga.

Course Structure
The course is 250 taught hours plus 190 hours of home study and practice, leading to 300 hour status with the Yoga Alliance Professionals. The course is taught over 12 months, beginning with a 7 day intensive followed by 9 monthly weekends and ending with a 4 day intensive which includes your final exams. Each course has a maximum of 14 students.

Topics Covered
Asana – the yoga postures
Adjustment and intelligent alignment
The art of teaching
Teaching practice – structuring, sequencing, theming
Anatomy and physiology
Pranayama and breath work
Yoga philosophy
Mantra and chanting
Meditation and establishing a daily practice
Yoga lineages and styles
First Aid for yoga
Complementary practices – self-care, Ayurveda, nutrition
One-2-one and group tutorials
Building a yoga community – social action and social responsibility
The business of yoga
Understanding your learning style and how to teach others
12 months post-course supervision

For full details download our course programme here.


  • 300hr accredited Yoga Alliance Professionals certificate – over 400hrs training
  • Senior Teaching Faculty – 27yrs teaching experience
  • Maximum of 16 students – ensuring personal attention
  • 10 days residential / intensive – giving you dedicated time and space to focus on your learning and bond with your peer group
  • Internationally recognised learning style questionnaire – enabling you to understand your personal learning style and how to effectively teach others
  • First Aid certificate included
  • Monthly 1-2-1s and tutorials with the main teachers
  • 1 year’s post-course supervision – because we understand that it can be tough when you’re starting out


Entry Requirements
Students who apply for the teacher training programme must meet the following entry requirements:

A minimum of 2 years yoga practice
Submission of a completed application form
Interview with one of the teaching faculty

Applicants should recognise that the course will be demanding, both during and between taught modules. Successful completion of the course will require significant effort, focus and practice. Students should ensure they have both the time and the personal support they need to commit to the course fully. Please discuss any concerns you may have or additional support needs at interview.

We believe yoga is a life-long journey and our teacher training programme is just the beginning. We want to inspire you to develop and grow in the practice, philosophy and principles of yoga.

Our Teachers
Our programme is run by Yoga Alliance Professional Senior Teachers Jock Orton and Lucinda Pimlott. Please click here for their biographies.

Becoming an inspirational teacher starts with your own personal practice and we will expect students to develop a daily practice. This is the foundation for your ongoing learning and growth. The course will include a mixture of theory and practical learning and will have a number of assessments including exams, observed teaching and essay papers.

In order to graduate students must attend 100% of the taught course and successfully complete all homework, written and practical assessments to the required standard. Should a student miss a module then they will be required to catch up by agreement with the tutor. Additional tutor time will incur an extra charge.

Costs and Payment
The total cost of the course is £3070 including 10 days full board residential, all drinks and lunch on your taught weekends, course manuals, optional discount on Yoga Alliance Professionals (YAP) Trainee membership and subsidised join up fee to upgrade your YAP membership within 14 days of your graduation.

Not included is: travel, accommodation on taught weekends, books and reference materials, personal teacher insurance, class attendance fees and the cost of your YAP membership.

A deposit of £570 is required to secure a place for this Teacher Training Course. Please note that the deposit is non-transferable and non-refundable on acceptance of application.

Read our full list of terms and conditions here and our complaints procedure here.

Jan – Nov 2020
10 – 17 January 2020 (7 day intensive residential), 7 – 9  February, 6 – 8 March, 17 – 19 April, 15 – 17 May, 12 – 14 June, 3 – 5 July, 7 – 9 August, 18 – 20 September, 23 – 25 October, 27 – 30 November (4 day intensive residential and final teaching observation)