YOGA TEACHER TRAINING
BECOME A YOGA TEACHER WITH OUR 200 HOUR TRAINING
Our 300 hour yoga teacher training offers unique and in-depth content that takes your knowledge and skills to another level. Curating your course around a set of mandatory units of study with additional content that suits your interests or specialisms means you continue to become the yoga teacher that you want to be.
Structure: 18 days of Core Modules and 20 days of Electives
Accreditation: 500 Hour certification with Yoga Alliance International & The Independent Yoga Network (in progress)
Dates: Jan-Jun 2020 but start at any time with pre-course study and Electives
Venue: The ARC Centre in Islington, London
Groups: 10-16 people
Fees: from £3,976 (bursaries and payment plans available)
The 300 hour training requires you to log 270 hours of studio-based contact. This is divided into Core Modules (18 days) and Electives (20 days). While Core Modules are mandatory, Electives can be selected from our collection of Courses. The remaining 30 hours are 'non-contact' and completed in your own time with study and assessment.
Core Modules are mandatory units of study that are divided into modules and represent 18 days of contact time. Each module is condensed into 3 days so that each weekend stands alone, making it easier for you to spread the training.
UNIT 1 TECHNIQUES, TRAINING & PRACTICE
Asana and Movement Fundamentals - practice, sequencing and teaching. Applied anatomy. Pranayama Fundamentals - practice and teaching. Relaxation methods. Meditation/Concentration techniques.
UNIT 2 TEACHING METHODOLOGY
Class and Course Planning, Teaching Techniques and Methodologies, Yoga Access and Outreach Matters, Health and Safety Matters, Being Trauma-Informed, Ethical Matters & Codes of Conduct, the Business of Yoga.
UNIT 3 ANATOMY & PHYSIOLOGY
Physical Anatomy with an experiential approach (finding the felt-sense of systems and structures). Alignment and Adaptations - what, when and why. Subtle Anatomy - chakra system, pranic system, kosha model.
UNIT 4 YOGA PHILOSOPHY, LIFESTYLE & ETHICS
History of Modern Postural Yoga - as it is told today. Contemporary Yoga Culture - thorny issues, Selected Texts for Study, including but not exclusively, the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali, and the Vijnanabhairava Tantra. Sanskrit Fundamentals - key terminology. Philosophy Fundamentals - getting to grips with concepts.
UNIT 5 PRACTICUM
Teaching Practice in peer to peer setting. Giving and receiving feedback. Self-evaluation techniques. Teaching your own 6 week course to friends/family/colleagues.
"This training is a journey that takes you exactly where you need to be, not necessarily where you thought you were going.
Go with an open heart and mind and it will be one of the greatest journeys of your life!"
DATES & VENUE
The following dates and venue are relevant for our next 200 hour yoga teacher training starting in September 2019.
The Core Modules will be held over 6 weekends (Friday-Sunday) once month from January to June 2020 (dates below). You'll make up the rest of your course contact hours (Electives) by signing up for individual Courses, which you can easily fit in to your schedule.
Training days are held at The ARC Centre in Islington, London. The centre is easily accessible with good transport routes as well as accommodation options for those that need them. Free tea is included on all training days!
What kind of study is involved and how will you be assessed?
STUDY & ASSESSMENT
Throughout the 300 hour training, you'll need to set aside time to dive into the required study. This is necessary for building up your 30 hours of non-contact time required to reach the 300 hour expectation. You'll also need to complete various assignments, practical assessments as well as attend training days and observations in order to graduate. Details below.
You'll need to complete 30-40 hours of study before you begin the course (such as reading, research and self-reflective work). You can start this study at any time. This contributes to your non-contact hours.
ONLINE ANATOMY COURSE
If you haven't already completed the online Anatomy Course (part of the Barefoot Body 200hour Training) you'll need to set aside time for that. This will contribute 20 hours of your necessary contact hours requirement. Please note that you'll also need to pay a £150 fee.
You'll be required to do some reading or research to prepare for each training weekend so that you can fully participate in discussions. Your tutors will guide you on this, but as a guideline you should aim to allow a couple of hours a week for home study.
Before the first training weekend you'll be sent a course reading list which includes texts that you'll need to get hold of. All other materials including course handouts will be provided for each module as necessary. You'll also need access to a computer, internet, camera, printer, and stationery. Mats and props are provided on trainings days at the ARC Centre.
In addition to studio contact hours, you'll need to successfully complete a number of written assignments and practical assessments. These are designed for you to demonstrate your skills and learning, and for tutors to offer constructive feedback.
ASSESSMENTS FOR CORE MODULES
3 written assignments and a variety of worksheets
Self-reflective practice journals
Glossary of yogic terms & concepts
Personal teaching reference portfolio
6-week "improvers" course to be taught to a small group (4-8 people)
Ongoing assessment of teaching skills through core modules
Video recording of your class teaching
You are also required to attend and log at least 20 yoga classes over the course of the training as well as 4 class observations with a suitably qualified teacher
ASSESSMENTS FOR ELECTIVES
Each of the Electives will have their own assessment methods and criteria along similar lines to the Core Modules (see above). Find out more on each individual course page. View collection of Electives here >
There is a minimum requirement for successful Yoga Alliance certification of 270 contact hours or studio time distributed throughout Core Modules and Electives. You don't have to attend all the Core Modules in one year so if you miss one, you're able to make it up the following year. If, however, you're signed up to attend a training for a Core Module or Elective and are unable to make one of the days, we'll help you catch up the content you missed with the relevant tutor, usually via Skype/Zoom. Please note that an additional fee is payable in these cases.
How much does it cost? Are payment plans or bursaries available?
FEES & PAYMENT
Course fees start from £3,976 with payment plans to help spread the cost. Bursaries and scholarships are available, and we're pleased to offer Barefoot Body 200 hour graduates a 10% discount.
18 days of face-to-face tuition on Core Modules
20 Elective says from our portfolio of Courses
4 hours of one-on-one mentoring via Skype
Unlimited tea on training days!
We're committed to minimising financial barriers, which is why we offer generous payment plans. If these options aren't suitable, please contact us to discuss a plan that works for you.
£2,976 before 31st December 2019
12 monthly payments of £265
books from the required reading lists (although we do our best to locate free online resources)
making up missed training days
resubmitting practical assessments
admin fee of £40 for payment plans that include installments
travel, accommodation, and catering/subsistence costs
costs associated with attending 20 yoga classes and 4 class observations with a suitably qualified teacher
costs associated with access to a computer, internet connectivity, email account, printer, stationery, and camera for video assignment (contact us for Learning Support)
First Aid course (not essential but highly recommended)
Online Anatomy Fundamentals Course (additional fee of £150 added to deposit payment if not already completed)
In order to secure your place on the teacher training, you'll need to pay a deposit of £1,000. Please note that the deposit is non-refundable in all circumstances.
We will only refund fees paid-to-date, minus your deposit before 31st December 2019. No refunds will be offered on fees paid-to-date after 31 December 2019, and you will be contractually responsible for any fees outstanding. Fees are non-transferable to another training.
As part of our commitment to accessibility, we're proud to offer a bursary and scholarship scheme for this yoga teacher training course.
Applicants must be able to demonstrate their need for financial support, their dedication to the practice of yoga, as well as present their vision for taking the practice off the mat and out into community/outreach settings.
To make an application, please complete our short, confidential form.
Who will be teaching on the training programme?
I doubt you could find better teachers to guide you. They share their knowledge and experience with integrity, and create a safe, supportive learning environment.
Our core faculty of senior tutors are experts in their fields. Click on the photos to find out more. You'll also have access to some exceptional guest tutors and two world renowned anatomy tutors for your online anatomy course.
Founder & Senior Tutor with expertise in embodied anatomy and professional practice
Senior Tutor with expertise in history, philosophy and sanskrit
Senior Tutor with focus on trauma-sensitivty & pedagogy
Senior Tutor with expertise in somatics and pranayama
Guest Tutor with expertise in sequencing and flow
Guest Tutor with expertise in somatics and pedagogy
Founder & Senior Tutor with expertise in embodied anatomy
Guest Tutor with expertise in inclusivity and community
Online Anatomy Tutor
Online Anatomy Tutor
What are the application requirements? Is graduation guaranteed? How is the training accredited?
In order to be eligible for a place on this teacher training, you should have an existing 200 hour yoga teacher certificate. You'll be asked to scan and send this in to us as part of your application process.
Participating in the training is not enough to graduate from the course. To graduate successfully (and acquire 300 hour accreditation) you'll need to meet the following criteria:
Attend 270 hours of studio contact time, equivalent to 38 training days (ie. 18 days of Core Modules + 20 days of Electives) within 3 years
Complete written assignments and practical assessments to a satisfactory standard
Attend and log 20 yoga classes
Attend and log 4 class observations
This course is undergoing accreditation with Yoga Alliance (International) at 300 hour level, and the Independent Yoga Network. Once you've graduated successfully (and based on your current 200 hour status) you'll be eligible to:
Register with Yoga Alliance as a RYT500 (once you've accrued a further 100 teacher hours after graduation)
Update your membership status with the Independent Yoga Network (UK) based on their requirements
Add your new training hours towards any further courses with Yoga Alliance Professionals or the Independent Yoga Network
GET IN TOUCH
We're sure you have plenty of questions and we warmly welcome them. We'd love to advise and support you on your continuing professional development as a yoga teacher. Send us an email or simply fill out the form below.
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