Avid Yogi Training Pathway

Advanced training for experienced teachers of yoga


Advanced 300 Hour Yoga Teacher Training

In this extended Training, we are collaborating to bring you the next level of study, diving deeply into:

  • Asana & the art of vinyasa sequencing
  • Advanced use of props (including chair yoga)
  • Philosophy
  • Sutra & mantra
  • Anatomy of the subtle body
  • Ayurvedic anatomy
  • Contemporary biomechanics
  • Specialty yoga modules for Pregnancy & Recovery
  • Innovative teaching techniques for current & prospective yoga teachers

With over 60 years of combined practical experience in yoga, our passionate Teacher Training team Karen Kirkness, Nadine Watton, and Amy Hughes offer a range of expertise in teaching techniques, anatomy, and philosophy.

The 300 Hour Advanced Training is comprised of 3 summers’ worth of advanced training. Each of these three 9-day Summer Intensive modules is designed by one and delivered by all three of our lead teachers: Nadine, Amy, and Karen. You can start any summer and build up to 300 Hours over 2 subsequent summers. You can start next summer, 2020, by following the registration links below.

2020 Curriculum

100 Hour Summer Immersion 2020: Nadine’s Syllabus
(9 days): Sat 20th – Sun 28th June 2020 (for previously qualified 200 Hour Teachers only)

  • Advanced Restorative techniques
  • in-depth study of the Bhagavad Gita
  • Cue refinement & intelligent modifications
Registration: Summer 2020
The 300 Hour Curriculum

Higher-level exploration of asana

Lead small and large group learning sessions

Anatomy of the Subtle Body, Ayurvedic Anatomy, Biotensegrity

Chanting, Sanskrit & Bhakti

Giving and receiving adjustments

Contemporary yoga philosophy & current discourse

Refine cueing instruction

Building a career in yoga

Who can apply?

Our Advanced 300 Hour Training is for experienced students of yoga who have previously qualified as a 200 Hour teacher trainee.

Start with our foundational 200 Hour Training, or build on your 200 Hour Certificate from another registered yoga school (RYS).

Our 100 Hour Summer Intensives are available as stand-alone 100Hour modules and can be booked as a period of in-depth study.

Asdvanced Trainees completing our 300 Hour Certificate with their previous 200 Hour Training can register their total of 500 Hours with the Yoga Alliance.

Registration: Summer 2020
Keen to enrol for 500Hours?
The 300 Hour Certificate in a nutshell:

Develop community with other advanced trainees

Progress in personal asana practice to the next level

Practice adjustments at the 300-hour level

Learn more about the subtle body in practice and philosophy

This 300Hr YT Certificate is accredited by Yoga Alliance USA

Investment for each 100 Hour module: £1,250

Rolling Curriculum Format

100 Hour Summer Immersion 2021: Amy's Syllabus (9 days): dates tbc (for previously qualified 200 Hour Teachers only)

100 Hour Summer Immersion 2022: Karen's Syllabus (9 days): dates tbc (for previously qualified 200 Hour Teachers only)

Each subsequent year rolls over to the next Curriculum; do all 3 for a full 300 Hour Avid Yogi Certificate from Meadowlark Yoga!

Avid Yogi Training Pathway: Every journey starts with a single first step

The 200Hour Yoga Training Certificate 

Registration: Feb 2020
Registration: June 2020

Immerse yourself in the study of yoga. This 200Hour course gives you the opportunity to deepen your practice and lays a foundation for beginning to share your passion for yoga. Our teaching faculty are professional and accomplished yoga teachers with world-class expertise in a wide range of specialties within this field; such as asana, anatomy, chanting, philosophy, restorative and community building.

The Avid Yogi approach is energetic, yet relaxed and inclusive. Trainees can expect to prioritise their personal practice under the guidance of our teachers. Day by day, trainees will gain confidence within the group by practising their growing knowledge of basic class instruction. Very early in the training, all members of the group will get their feet wet in the fundamentals of leading a group through basic yoga practice and from there transformation happens on an individual basis.

Start your journey at Meadowlark Yoga with a foundational 200Hour Yoga Training, and gradually work your way up to a 500Hour Certificate.

Based on the lineage of T. Krishnamacharya, the Avid Yogi approach to YT embraces Patanjali’s Ashtanga Yoga and the asana disciplines that have emerged since the start of the 20th century. With a survey of classical texts such as The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali, The Hatha Yoga Pradipika and the Bhagavad Gita, the Avid Yogi Training Course is fundamental training for anyone interested in taking their practice to the next level of study.

Whether you aspire to become a yoga teacher or not, studying yoga in-depth will broaden your understanding of yoga as a discipline, philosophy, and creative form of self-realisation.

All Training Registration


200 Hours: A Foundational Training in Yoga

In-depth, detailed asana study


Chanting, Sanskrit & Bhakti

Detailed anatomy instruction

Classical & contemporary yoga philosophy & texts

Led asana cueing instruction

The business of yoga/freelancing

Progress to 300 + 500 Hours

This Training is a journey that starts in the first 200 hours but lasts a lifetime. The Avid Yogi Training Pathway is a journey that continues to support your continued development as a practitioner. Establish your roots in yoga with the basic 200Hour qualification and make contact with others who are as passionate about yoga as you are.

Keep scrolling to find out more about the Avid Yogi Training Path. Any of our previously qualified, Avid Yogi 200Hour graduatess can upgrade to 300 and 500Hour certificates through our offering of immersion and long weekend courses. The course capacity at Meadowlark is limited to 18 Trainees in order to provide the highest standard of instruction.

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Training Investment

100Hour Training Module investment: £1,250

200Hour Yoga Training Course investment: £2,500

The school created a really supportive environment and a variety of teaching methods were used, which kept it diverse and interesting using lots of practical work. For example, paint to study anatomy which was enjoyable, helpful group work and the chance to practice adjustments and assist and observe teaching. There was also the opportunity to practice teaching and gain feedback which I found invaluable.*

Frankie ``Frankly Wellbeing`` Culpin

‘Great teaching. In-depth anatomy focus. Great preparation for the world of yoga teaching. Thank you!’


Completing this Intensive Yoga Training course has not only improved my practice, but it’s also changed my life for the better. It’s an excellent course. Everyone should do it! My practice has changed completely since I started the course. I am stronger & more focused and I just want to keep learning! The curriculum is thorough and clear and the teachers are knowledgeable and inspiring. I loved every minute of it. I got so much more than I ever expected!*


Web Developer, Link

‘Course was brilliant – I learnt so much. Karen was a great teacher’*


Product Manager

‘We were very lucky to be in the company of several senior teachers who all brought something different with their teaching; everything from teaching beginners, adjustments, self practice, anatomy and much more! Demanding and insightful.’

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