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 a Yoga Alliance 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 full 500-hour status.
This diverse and flexible 300-hour Yoga Teacher Training programme will give you the opportunity to continue your education and delve deeper into specialist topics d of your choice, creating an advanced portfolio to master yoga teaching as a life path, career and practice. If you have taken any courses with Yoga Treat your hours may be able to accrue towards the 300 hrs. Get in touch to find out more.
Apply below. More information can be found further down the page.
This collaborative teacher training with the Shala and Yoga Treat has a faculty that 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 (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.
Dr Matthew Clarke
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 2 300-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, deepening 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 Yoga Teacher Training Programme Works
In order for you to attain a 300-hour level 2 yoga teacher training certificate, there are two mandatory courses which can be taken at any time:
Enhanced Skills (6o hours)
Advanced Teaching Skills (40 hours)
The remaining 200 hours can be gathered from a broad selection of our courses, taken in any order, in the UK, online 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.
Enhanced Skills Core Module
There is a 6-day Enhanced Skills Core module of 60 hours, which is mandatory for completion of our 300-hour yoga teacher training programme.
The broad and wide-reaching course takes place over three weekends ONLINE LIVESTREAM and runs once a year with a team of teachers from our faculty. This 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
There is a four-day Asana focused module of 40 hours led by our lead trainers Gingi Lee and Melanie Cooper. This new course is mandatory for students joining our 300 hour programme from January 2023 and strongly recommended for those joining prior to this).
The course takes place IN STUDIO and ONLINE LIVESTREAM over four consecutive days once a year. This can be taken at any point in your training journey with us.
If you are not teaching asana based classes and this course if 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 200 hours can be selected from a wide 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
- Yoga Sequencing
- Aerial Yoga
- Accessible Yoga Anatomy
- Accessible Yoga Philosophy
- Breathwork, Mindfulness & Meditation
- Pregnancy Yoga
- Business of Yoga
- Children’s Yoga & Mindfulness
- Restorative Yoga
- Chair Yoga
- Teaching Beginners
- Yoga Teaching Skills Coaching
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.
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-hour yoga teacher training 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.
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 enrol 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
- 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