300-hour Yoga Teacher Training | Advanced Course
The start date for our 300-hour programme is flexible. Courses run in various formats IN STUDIO at the Shala, VIRTUAL LIVESTREAM and ON DEMAND
Our unique, 300-hour Yoga Teacher Training (level 2 yoga teacher training) allows you to create a personalised 300-hour, modular-based advanced teacher training course, where you can further your studies with a team of inspiring teachers as and when you have the time, funds and inclination. On completing your 300-hour training, you can register your 200 hour + 300 hour Yoga Alliance courses to certify as a 500-hour qualified teacher.
The flexible structure of our advanced trainings means there are just two mandatory core modules (Enhanced Skills and Advanced Teaching Skills) and then you can choose modules from a selection of 1 to 6-day teacher training courses IN STUDIO at The Shala, HYBRID or VIRTUAL livestreamed. You need to have already completed an accredited 200 hour course and then all hours accrued from individual modules are gathered towards a 300-hour certification, from which you can claim RYT-500-hour status. Most modules are also certified stand-alone CPD courses, should you decide not to go for the full 500-hour status.
This diverse and flexible 300-hour Yoga Teacher Training programme will give you the opportunity to continue your education, expand your knowledge and delve deeper into specialist topics of your choice. This will help you create an advanced portfolio to master yoga teaching as a life path, career and practice.
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This collaborative teacher training with the Shala and Yoga Treat has a faculty that comprises an incredible team of senior teachers who have run a plethora of teacher trainings including 200-hour programmes and advanced trainings. Everyone on our hand-picked team has a wealth of teaching experience (usually 15+ years) and a huge depth of knowledge in their specialised subject area. Here are some of the teachers who teach on our training programmes.
Our mission is to cultivate teachers to truly find their unique and authentic voice, supporting and inspiring you to follow your own passions within the vast realm of yoga. We are committed to passing on our years of teaching experience and empowering yoga teachers to evolve and deepen their knowledge on their path as teachers.
A 200-hour Level 1 training is just the beginning of a teacher’s journey and our Level 2, 300-hour programme is devised to ensure continued growth and evolution happens at a pace that is sustainable and attainable.
The programme will continue to challenge, refuel and inspire you as a teacher, expanding your knowledge, increasing your confidence and nurturing and supporting you on your yogic path to be the best teacher you can be.
How the 300-hour Training Programme Works
In order for you to attain our 300-hour level 2 yoga teacher training certificate, there are two mandatory courses:
The remaining hours can be gathered from a broad selection of modules, taken in any order, in the UK or abroad, online or in studio and at any point in time (within a period of 5 years). It is useful, where possible, to do the Enhanced Skills Core module in your first year of studying with us, but not essential.
You can effectively create your own bespoke programme: choose the focus, choose the dates, even choose the format and spread the payments. It is also possible to do some modules with us and then retrospectively allocate those to the 300-hour programme (as long as you have not registered those modules for CPD hours).
Find out more about the accreditation process and what Sets our Programme Apart in the video (see left).
Find out More About YA Accreditation & What Sets our Programme Apart
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Enhanced Skills Core Module
Our 6-day Enhanced Skills Core module of 60 hours, is mandatory for the completion of our 300-hour yoga teacher training programme.
This extensive and wide-ranging course takes place over 6 days with the option to do three of those days in studio or do all 6 days livestreamed. It runs once a year with a highly experienced team of teachers from our faculty. This module can be taken at any point in your training journey with us but we generally recommend you do this part of the training in your first year if you can.
This course will cover aspects of teaching that are relevant to all, whatever your focus. Find full details here.
Advanced Teaching Skills Core Module
This four-day Asana-focused module is led by our lead trainers Gingi Lee and Melanie Cooper. This course is mandatory for students joining our 300-hour programme.
The module takes place IN STUDIO and ONLINE LIVESTREAM over four consecutive days once a year. This module can be taken at any point in your training journey with us.
If you are not teaching asana-based classes and this course is not relevant to your teachings, then please email us and we can discuss options to not include this as part of your training journey.
Find full details here
The remaining hours can be selected from a diverse range of 1-5 day modules. Here is an example of the modules we usually offer each year (subject to some changes). To see an up-to-date full list, please click here
- Yin Yoga
- Yoga Nidra
- Adjustments & Assists
- Creative Yoga Sequencing
- Aerial Yoga
- Accessible Yoga Anatomy
- Accessible Yoga Philosophy
- Breathwork, Mindfulness & Meditation | Mental Health Empowerment
- Pregnancy Yoga
- Business of Yoga
- Children’s Yoga & Mindfulness
- Restorative Yoga
- Chair Yoga
- Advanced Teaching Skills
- Sacred Sound & Ceremony
These modules can be stand-alone CPD qualifications if you choose not to go for the full 300 hours and register as a 500 RYT teacher.
Training Courses offered by affiliated partner Yoga Treat, (Melanie Cooper & Jennie Wadsten Sharma) may also be included in your 300-hours programme. You just need to email a copy of your certificate to the Shala School of Yoga.
- Yoga Nidra Level 1 & 2
- Yin Yoga Level 1 & 2
- Yoga Nidra Script Writing
Why Become a 500-RYT
√ Strengthen your credibility and expand your knowledge as a teacher.
√ Discover new areas of interest and delve deeper into these topics to create a meaningful vocation
√ Ignite the areas that you feel passionate about teaching, helping you to create a sustainable and rewarding life path as a yoga teacher.
√ Top up and enhance existing knowledge to evolve as the yoga worlds evolves too
√ Give yourself a competitive edge and further strings to your bow to expand your audience
√ Be part of a wider community of teachers
remaining 200 hours can be selected from a diverse range of 1-5
Benefits of Being 500-RYT
After completing a 200 hr-teacher training, many students find themselves yearning for further understanding of all the many layers that are so integral to the practice of yoga. By completing The Shala’s 300-hour yoga teacher training course, you can delve deeper into the areas of the practice that you have discovered you are personally interested in and gain skills and knowledge to help you create a meaningful and purposeful vocation.
If your 200-hour is accredited by the Yoga Alliance (USA), the 300-hour training (level 2 yoga teacher training) will allow you to gain a 500-hr certificate accredited by the Yoga Alliance (200 hr + 300 hr = 500 hr certificate). This will strengthen your credibility and expand your knowledge as a teacher. The bespoke nature of the course allows you to ignite the areas that you feel passionate about teaching to students, helping you to create a sustainable and rewarding life path as a yoga teacher.
If you have a 200-hour accredited by a different governing body such as Yoga Alliance Professionals (UK), you may still enroll on our 300-hour programme, you just will not be able to combine the 200 + 300 into one certification.
If you need more information before you apply contact us on Teachertraining@theshala.co.uk
If you have a 200-hour accredited by a different governing body.
- 200 hour Yoga Alliance registered certificate to gain accreditation with Yoga Alliance
- Students with a 200 hr qualification not registered with Yoga Alliance are also welcome but may not be able to apply for the Level 2 certification
- Currently teaching or planning on teaching
- Regular personal practice
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