300-hour Yoga Teacher Training

This diverse and flexible 300-hour advanced teacher training programme gives you the opportunity to continue your education and delve deeper into specialist topics of your choice, creating an advanced portfolio to master yoga teaching as a life path, career and practice.

Yoga Teacher Training | 300-hour Advanced Course

in South London

Our unique, advanced 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.

The flexible structure of our advanced trainings means there is just one mandatory core module training (4 days Friday–Monday at the Shala in London and 2 Saturdays online) and then you can choose from a selection of 3 to 5 day teacher training courses at The Shala and some other studios around the UK and Europe. You need to have already completed a 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. Each module is also a certified stand-alone course, should you decide not to go for full 500-hour status.

This diverse and flexible programme will give you the opportunity to continue your education and delve deeper into specialist topics of your choice, creating an advanced portfolio to master yoga teaching as a life path, career and practice.

Apply below. More information can be found further down the page.

Teaching Faculty

Our teacher training faculty comprises of an incredible team of senior teachers who have collectively run teacher trainings including 200-hour programmes and advanced trainings. Everyone on our hand-picked team has a wealth of teaching experience (15+ years) and a huge depth of knowledge in their chosen subject area. Here are some of the teachers who teach on our training programmes

Gingi Lee

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Norman Blair - Yin Yoga Training
Jennie Wadsten

Our Mission

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 subject that is 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 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, deepening your knowledge, increasing your confidence and nurturing and supporting you on your yogic path to be the best teacher you can be.

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How the Programme Works

In order for you to attain a 300-hour Level 2 certificate, there are just 60 mandatory core hours (4 days of which are at the Shala in London, 2 of which are online), and the rest of the hours can be gathered from a broad selection of our courses, taken in any order, in the UK and abroad and at any point of time (within a period of 5 years). You can effectively create your own bespoke course: choose the focus, choose the dates, even choose the location and spread the payments.

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Core Module

There is a 6-day core module of 60 hours that is mandatory for completion of our 300-hour programme. Four days take place over a long weekend in The Shala in London (Friday– Monday) with two Saturdays online. We will run the core module twice a year - one in the first half of the year and one in the second to allow students to find a date that suits them. . The core module can be taken at any point in your training journey. This core will cover aspects of teaching that are relevant to all, whatever your focus, and will include essential subjects such as:  

  • Yoga Ethics 
  • Use of Language 
  • Modifying Asana for all Levels 
  • Breathing 
  • The Subtle Body
  • Intelligent Sequencing 
  • Self-Care & Sustainability 
  • Authentic Business Practices & Marketing

The core module is mandatory as it will help you as a teacher to choose your training path. Most of the topics we offer on the core are tasters into subjects that you can study with us in the future as part of your 300-hr training. You can choose to study on the core module at any point, you don't have to start with this to fulfil the hours. Students that are unsure of which direction they may want to delve in may find that studying this module within the first year of their training is helpful. 

See more on the core module dates and content here.

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Optional Modules

The remaining 240 hours can be selected from a wide range of 3-5 day modules. Here is an example of the modules we will be offering.

  • Yin Yoga (40 hours)
  • Yoga Nidra (30 hours)
  • Adjustments & Assists (40 hours) 
  • Yoga Sequencing (40 hours)
  • Anatomy Level 2 (40 hours)
  • Yoga Philosophy Level 2 (40 hours
  • Science of Yoga Level 2 (30 hours)
  • Pranayama (30 hours)
  • Meditation (30 hours)
  • Chanting & Voicework (30 hours)
  • Breath work (30 hours)


  • Pregnancy Yoga (60 hours)
  • Post-Natal Yoga (40 hours)
  • Family Yoga (30 hours) 
  • Kids yoga (40 hours)
  • Mum & Baby Yoga (40 hours)
  • Aerial Yoga Level 1 (30 hours)
  • Aerial Yoga Level 2 (30 hours)
  • Chair Yoga (40 hours)
  • Restorative Yoga (40 hours)
  • Private Classes (30 hours)
  • Business of Yoga (30 hours)
  • These modules can be stand-alone Yoga Alliance qualifications, if you choose not to go for the full 300 hours and register as a 500 RYT teacher.

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    Benefits of Becoming a 500-RYT

    After completing a 200 hr-teacher training, most teachers are still hungry for more knowledge and find themselves yearning to further their understanding of all the many layers that are so integral to the practice of yoga. By completing The Shala's 300-hr course, you can delve deeper into the areas of the practice that you are personally interested in and gain skills and knowledge to help you create a meaningful and purposeful vocation. The 300-hour 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 need more information before you apply contact Teachertraining@theshala.co.uk

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    • 200 hour US/UK Yoga Alliance registered certificate 
    • Currently teaching on a regular basis
    • Regular personal practice 
    • Fill in the application form at the top of the page
    • If your application is accepted, you will be sent a link to pay the deposit which confirms your place on the core module
    • For each individual module you choose you simply sign up via the individual webpage

    The mandatory core module is £495. The total cost of the course will be dependent on the modules you select - see pricing for each individual module.

    • A deposit is required for registration on to each module.  
    • All module payments must be paid in full by the start of each course 
    • After you have signed up for 3 or more modules with us then you will receive a 10% discount on subsequent module bookings.

    Each time you complete a course, your hours will be logged. On completion of your 300 hours you will receive a 300-hour Level 2 certificate and you will be able to claim RYT-500-hour status. Our Advanced training is registered with Yoga Alliance (US) and Yoga Alliance Professionals (UK).

    As a student of our training course, you consent to your contact details (name, email and phone number) being passed onto our partners, Yoga Alliance US and Yoga Alliance Professionals, so they can contact you directly and invite you to register as a Trainee and Teacher. Please note that you have the option to opt out of this registration process and it does not invalidate your certification.

    Teacher Trainings at the Shala are run independently and all payments for training services are accepted by the Shala on behalf of the individual teachers. The teacher's terms are given below. In the event that you wish to cancel any course, please email the Shala as soon as possible, stating your reason for cancellation and providing medical notes where relevant. The refund policy for all courses is as follows: 

    • With 12 weeks or more notice: the fee minus the deposit will be refunded 
    • With less than 12 weeks notice the full fee will be payable. We will do our best to reallocate your place and if we are able to, we will, at our discretion, refund the full fee, minus the deposit, minus a 10% admin charge 
    • Course leaders reserve the right to cancel the course at any point. If the course is cancelled prior to starting the course, refunds will be issued in full including deposits.
    • Regardless of the reason for cancellation, a refund cannot be offered for compensation of airfare, hotel bookings or other travel expenses
    • In the highly unlikely event that the course is cancelled by us partway through due to extenuating circumstances, we will a) defer the rest of the course or failing that b) refunds will be given on a pro-rata basis based on how much tuition has been received

    Upcoming Schedule

    Friday, 29 Jan 2021

    09:00 - 17:00

    300-hour Advanced Yoga Teacher Training

    This event runs from 09:00 on Friday until 17:00 on Friday