200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training Course

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Become a certified Yoga teacher

This 200 hour Yoga Teacher Training course held at our Sunderland studio is spread over 22 days, with 180 on course hours.

Course Modules and Structure


Learn a variety of different postures and how to teach them including; alignment cues, dristi focal point, benefits and aims, teaching points, modifications, adaptations, contraindications, common errors, tactile cueing (the art of adjustment). Postures in the following positions are taught -

Sun Salutations
Standing Postures
Balance Postures
Seated Postures
Forward Bends
Back Bends


Learn how to compile lesson plans appropriate for a beginner, intermediate or advanced Yoga session, with a structured warm up, standing poses, balance poses, floor poses, including specific modifications and adaptations for clients of varying abilities.


Understand the professional qualities of an instructor, ethics and code of practice. Teaching skills such as:

Communication Skills (screening, active listening, building rapport, open questions, giving feedback)
Voice projection and intonation
Reasonable adaptations, modifications and progressions
The art of adjustment
Teaching position and demonstrations
Layering technique
Observation and correction
Learning styles


Understand the various types of prana and their location within the body. Practice different breathwork techniques such as: Anuloma Viloma, Bhastrika and Kapalabhati.


Learn the three main body locks and gain an insight into their power to redirect and contain prana within the body. Identify a variety of different hand positions and their meanings and significance when performing them during meditation.


Undertand the power of mantra to clear the throat chakra, open the heart and it's role in thought control. Learn the key mantras in yoga, their meaning and significance. Understand the power of sound.


Understand the real meaning of meditation - to reach the state of mind called Dhyana, which is the 7th limb on the 8 limbs of yoga - the penultimate stop before Samadhi or enlightenment. Understand the importance of proper relaxation, learning various meditation techniques and the practice of yoga nidra.


Learn the location, colour, yantra, qualities and shadow aspects of each of the seven chakras and gain an understanding of the health implications if there is a blockage in any of them. Identify yoga asanas to assist in correcting any imbalances.


Learn musculo-skeletal anatomy as related to movement and posture. Identify the major bones and joints of the body. Understand origins, insertions and muscle actions of the individual superficial and deep muscles of the body. Identify which groups of muscles act together to produce specific movement.


Gain an understanding of the five thousand year history of yoga from it's origins in the Vedic scriptures, to Patanjali's Yoga Sutras. Learn the true essence of this spiritual practice and the Eight Limbs of Yoga.


Experience teaching individual asanas in partners throughout the course, culminating in a mock assessment, teaching a whole class from your designed lesson plans and get feedback to improve performance in time for the final practical assessment.

Course Dates for 2021

Friday 23rd April - Sunday 25th April 2021 (3 days)

Friday 14th May - Sunday 16th May 2021 (3 days)

Friday 4th June - Sunday 6th June 2021 (3 days)

Friday 9th July - Sunday 11th July 2021 (3 days)

Friday 3rd September - Sunday 5th September 2021 (3 days)

Friday 1st - Sunday 3rd October 2021 (3 days)

Saturday 30th - Sunday 31st October 2021 (2 days)

Saturday 13th - Sunday 14th November 2021 (2 days)

Exam dates are Saturday 4th and Sunday 5th December

Pricing Structure and Fees

Course Cost

The total cost for the 22 days (200 hours) course is £2,200. If paid in full, the price is reduced to £2,100.

An initial deposit of £200 guarantees your place followed by regular monthly instalments until the final balance is settled. The balance must be paid in full before the end of the course.

Manual Cost

The cost of the instructor manual is £21.99

Final Assessment Fee

The cost for your assessor to view your end of course exam class is £45


You can take this training course if you are not in the fitness industry, since you will be taught everything from scratch

Attendance at a yoga class for a minimum of six months. If you have less than six months attendance, exceptions can be made under certain circumstances, depending upon your existing background experience.

Assessment Information

This consists of Lesson plans for a beginner, intermediate and advanced session

Yoga theory paper

One hour practical exam teaching an intermediate yoga class

How do I sign up?

You must pay your initial deposit (see fees above) and complete the application form to be accepted onto the course. The form will be emailed to [email protected]

General Terms and Conditions of Course Booking

I, the undersigned understand and acknowledge the following conditions: -

No refunds are offered under any circumstances. I may apply to postpone my place to a later course (if one is available) or transfer my place to the online course (when available) by request in writing.

The 200 hours is made up of 22 days training. This equates to 180 hours of contact hours plus a minimum of another 20 hours distant learning (homework tasks, projects, etc.).

I understand the costs involved in taking this training including the cost of the course itself (£2,200) and the course manual (£21.99 due before start of course) plus the exam video assessment fee (£45 due 7 days before the date of your assessment).

I understand that upon payment of minimum of £200 deposit, my place on the course is guaranteed. A monthly payment plan is offered, with the full balance must be settled (totaling £2,200) and all payments must be finalised by 1st November 2020.

I understand that to gain certification, I must gain a minimum of 85% attendance on the 22 training dates. In addition, I must successfully pass the one hour practical assessment (teaching a yoga class to a minimum of 4 students); Design a yoga lesson plan; Yoga Theory Paper (70% pass mark).

I understand that as part of the certification requirements, I will be expected to complete all homework tasks, which include teaching friends and colleagues; written worksheets and designing lesson plans.

Pilates Union UK reserves the right to cancel any course under which circumstances, the tuition fees will be refunded in full.

Pilates Union UK reserves the right to refuse any student onto the course if the prerequisites are not satisfied or for other similar reasons.

Pilates Union UK reserves the right to expel any student from the course, due to academic misconduct, non-attendance on course, violent or threatening behavior or other similar circumstances, without notice. Upon such circumstances, the student will lose any financial fees or expenses paid.

Full attendance on every training date is required to successfully complete this course

Refunds and Cancellations

No refunds are offered under any circumstances. Should you wish to postpone your course to a different date (if one is available), or transfer the course to the online version (when available), then you must put that in writing via email to [email protected] and to your course tutor.

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