300 hour advanced yoga teacher training

Overview

Deepen your knowledge, expand your awareness and develop your teaching with Nourish Yoga Training’s inspiring, inclusive and intimate advanced teacher training program.

Our advanced training is designed to enable trainees to explore their teaching practice with trainers who are highly-experienced and hold expertise in their respective fields.

Trainees are supported personally throughout the course, offering an enriching, engaging and collaborative learning environment.

Course content covers a breadth of topics essential to contemporary yoga teaching, including an evidence-based approach to teaching asana, pranayama & meditation, and detailed explorations of ethics, consent, trauma and accessible yoga.

Structure

17 modules + our Professional Development & Mentoring Module

You can take one module as stand-alone Continuing Professional Development (CPD) or work towards your 300 hour certificate, taking up to 3 years to complete all 17 modules plus your mentoring module.

Modules can be taken in any order, and at a pace that suits you.

Designed to balance expanding and deepening knowledge with teaching experience, support, feedback and guidance.

In-depth modules

Each 15 hour module is designed to take you in-depth into a given topic or area, leaving you feeling inspired & confident. Modules can be taken in any order.

  • Leading Simple Yoga Nidras
  • Teaching Inclusive Yoga 1: Yoga & Social Action
  • Teaching Inclusive Yoga 2: Making Asana Accessible
  • Introduction to Restorative Yoga
  • Trauma & the Nervous System
  • Pranayama & Speech
  • History of Modern Yoga & Post-lineage Yoga
  • Embodied Anatomy 1: Feet, Legs & Hips
  • Embodied Anatomy 2: Torso, Arms & Spine
  • Embodied Asana 1: Breath & Movement
  • Embodied Asana 2
  • Exploring Energetics
  • Ethics, Consent & Boundaries
  • Heart-centred Practice, Compassion & Bhakti
  • Overview of Yoga Philosophy & Yoga Sutra Book 1
  • Yoga Sutra Books 2 & 3 
  • Teaching, Sharing, Building

Online modules are delivered as either 5 x 3 hour sessions, over 5 weeks or over one weekend (6-9pm Friday, 10am-1pm and 3-6pm Saturday & Sunday, all times GMT). Please see modules schedule below for individual timings. These will be recorded for you to have access to upon completion of the module and for 1 year following.

We are currently not scheduling in-person modules, but if and when this returns these will be held as 2 x 7.5 hour days (9 hours with breaks included).

Modules are scheduled on a rotating basis, with a mixture of weekday and weekend sessions available.

Please see our Workshops & Short Courses page for a current list of upcoming modules. 

If you have completed Nourish’s Teaching Inclusive Yoga or Leading Simple Yoga Nidras in 2020, these count towards the completion of the 300 hour program.

Professional Development & Mentoring Module

Nourish’s Mentoring Program offers an opportunity for yoga teachers to support each other and grow together in a community of care, attention and learning. You’ll be able to seek advice, ask questions and share concerns that arise in your teaching practice. 

Through a mixture of small-group mentoring (3 people + Harriet per group) and one-to-one support, you’ll be guided through a 6 month program intended to look at every aspect of your teaching practice. Whilst the program may look quite detailed, we will enjoy and encourage the natural adaptability and flexibility we can embrace in small groups to tailor to your needs and questions. 

A new group starts every three months or so, depending on demand, for a maximum of 12 students per year. Spaces are limited and you’re encouraged to honour your commitment to your group and the program.

This can be completed any time during your training, and is available as a standalone CPD program if you prefer. 

Please read more about the Professional Development & Mentoring Program here

Pre-Reading

In total, there are sixteen (16) hours of pre-reading required for various modules. All texts that are required for pre-reading will be provided in a digital format. Pre-reading hours also include time spent answering short reading questions, which must be submitted in order for each module to be completed.

Course Size

Each module is limited to 16 students per module (3 people per group in mentoring), for a personal and intimate training experience.

This is one of our key features: for many teacher training programs there are often 25-35 other trainees in the room. With Nourish’s small intakes, you’ll receive a greater level of personalised attention, feedback and learning throughout the course.

Eligibility & Prerequisites

Please note if your initial teacher training is not registered with Yoga Alliance, completing Nourish’s 300 hour advanced teacher training does not automatically qualify you to register with Yoga Alliance.

In-depth modules have a range of suitability. Some are suitable for yoga students and current 200 hour trainees, while others are only suitable for those with a 200 hour certification or significant yoga experience. Please check each module for suitability, and pop us an email if you have any questions.

You must hold a 200 hour teacher training certification in order to complete our Professional Development & Mentoring Program.

There is no age limit. If you are pregnant or breastfeeding, or have an injury or condition that you are concerned might effect your capacity to participate, please get in touch with us to discuss how we can accommodate you. We’re committed to making our trainings accessible and inclusive.

If you are unsure or would like to discuss the eligibility criteria, please do get in touch: harriet@nourishyogatraining.com

Graduation Requirements

Graduation is not a given, and subject to:

  1. Attendance at all modules, including personalised mentoring module
  2. Engaged & interested participation in group discussion & activities
  3. Satisfactory completion of all assessment pieces, including written assignments, reflections, pre-reading, and final teaching project.

Accreditation

Nourish’s advanced teacher training is accredited as a 300 hour program with Yoga Alliance (US). 

Upon graduation and receiving their certificate, graduates will be able to register as a RYT-500 (if their initial certificate is recognised, please see Yoga Alliance for information on membership requirements).

Attendance & Rescheduling

To complete the 300 hour certification, attendance is required at all 17 modules, and mentoring sessions. Leaving modules early is not permitted unless agreed with lead trainer prior. 

In-person attendance

If you cannot attend a session for any reason, you will be required to make-up this session privately (for absences up to 2 hours) at an additional cost of £65 per hour. 

For absences over 2 hours in duration, you will be required to reschedule the session for the following year, which will delay your completion of the course and receipt of your certification. Your first rescheduled day is at no charge. Subsequent reschedules will incur an additional administration charge of £75 per day.

Online attendance

Live attendance is strongly preferred at all online learning sessions. For each module, you are able to watch one 3 hour session via catch up without effecting your completion. 

Scholarships

There are 2 partial scholarships available per year for Nourish’s 300 hour advanced teacher training, for individuals who identify as either LGBTQ+ and/or BAME. 

Successful applicants receive 50% off the cost of each module and the Professional Development & Mentoring Program.

If you are eligible to apply, please email harriet@nourishyogatraining.com for further information.

Materials

We will provide a list of recommended props to have on hand for each modules.

Upon signing up, a reading list is provided. Book purchases are not included in the course fee.

Handouts, manuals and other materials are provided, where necessary, for each weekend.

Cancellation Policy

Payments for individual modules are non-refundable, but can be transferred to another module. Payments for mentoring module are non-refundable.

Cost:

Our 300 hour advanced teacher training is offered on a modular, sliding scale system. You pay for modules as you attend them, meaning you’re not locked in to a restrictive payment plan. 

This means you can decide to pause your training at any time without financial penalty. All fees for modules and the associated professional development program are non-refundable, but can be transferred or deferred to future modules or courses.

In-depth Modules 
Community Price £139
Standard Price £169
Supporter Price £199

(There are 17 in-depth modules in total)

Professional Development & Mentoring Program
Community Price £249
Standard Price £269
Supporter Price £299

We are happy to discuss payment plans on an individual basis, please send us an email to enquire.

Praise for our 200hr training:
"I'm extremely happy with the choice of Nourish Yoga. The teacher training was a mind opening and stimulating experience that will stay with me for a long long time. Every module led by skilful, caring teachers sharing their knowledge, leading interesting discussions, nudging us to think and reflect, opening up a space to learn deeply not only about yoga but also ourselves. Professional and light hearted guidance through asana alignments, inclusivity, accessibility, meditation, philosophy and history was a delight during wobbly, pandemic times. I've graduated feeling supported and empowered to share the benefits of yoga practise with others."
Kasia
2020
"My journey with Nourish Yoga Training over the past 6 months has been amazing. Despite moving online for most of the course due to Covid-19 restrictions, the teachers continued to deliver outstanding teaching and support. I would absolutely recommend Nourish Yoga Training to anyone looking for a training program."
Vicky
2020