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 Applying for the Advanced Training.

Application: Summer 2020

2020 Curriculum

100 Hour Advanced 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
  • Build toward a 300 Hour Certificate
We designed the annual intensive model of advanced training to be convenient, affordable and - for Scottish teachers - local, to make this higher level certification more accessible to those already committed to yoga teaching.
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
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; complete all 3 for a full 300 Hour Avid Yogi Certificate from Meadowlark Yoga!


Avid Yogi Training Pathway

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. The pathway continues with our:

  • Pregnancy Yoga
  • Vinyasa Training
  • Yin & Restorative
  • Advanced YTT Summer Intensive modules
All Training Registration
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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