200hr courses

  • Is there a reading list for the course?

The reading list for the 200hr Hatha course can be found on our website here and for the 200hr Ashtanga and Yin course here. If you would like the reading list for the 300hr click here.


  • What happens if I miss a day or some of the content on the training course?

It is really important that you come to all the modules and we encourage you to make sure you are free to attend all the dates listed. This is so you meet the requirements of the course and cover the number of training contact hours set by the Yoga Alliance Professionals. However, If you have to miss a day due to extenuating circumstances we can arrange for you to catch-up on the content you have missed. Please note that we charge for this and simply cover the associated costs of teaching, venue and administrative time.


  • Are there written assignments that I need to complete as part of the course?

Assignments are set during both our Hatha training course and our Ashtanga and Yin training course. You will be given full guidelines on these when you start the course. They include:

  • Observing 6 classes
  • Teaching 6 class plans for beginners (you will be given the plans to teach)
  • Presentations to your fellow students about Anatomy and Physiology and the Yoga Sutras
  • Written reviews of key yoga texts, including the Bhagavad Gita and the Hatha Yoga Pradipika
  • Open book A&P exam
  • Main essay
  • Final written exam on all aspects of the course
  • Practical Assessment


  • Do I have to pay for the course in full or are there payment options available?

You can either pay for the course in full once you have been accepted or you can pay the deposit for the course followed by several monthly instalments to complete payment, see the bottom of course pages for more details.

  • Do you offer discounts?

We have an Early Bird discount available on our 200hr teacher training for the first 3 months of the course being advertised.


  • What time do the training days start and finish?

On the 4 day Hatha Yoga course training, days run from 9.30am– 5.00pm.

On the 2 day weekend Hatha Yoga course training, days run from 9.00am – 5.00pm

On the Ashtanga and Yin Yoga course training, days run from 8.00am – 5.00pm

Intensives mostly run 9:00am – 5:00pm.
See indvidual course pages for more details.


  • How long do I need to have been practising for before I apply for the course?

We ask that trainees applying to our courses have had a regular yoga practice for a minimum of two years with a studio or yoga teacher.


  • I don’t live in Bristol, do you have any recommendations for places to stay?

The studio is situated close to a Holiday Inn (BS1 3LE), Premier Inn (BS1 3LP) and backpackers The Full Moon (BS1 3PR). There are also numerous Air BnB options close by (our postcode is BS2 8QW).

  • Where can I park near the studio?

There is metered parking on Upper York Street and Wilder Street with a 2-hour maximum stay, charges apply Monday – Sunday 8am – Midnight (cheaper after 18.00).  Please do not park in the spaces along Backfields Lane as unauthorised vehicles are often fined.

Outside the hours of 9am – 5pm Monday – Friday you are free to park in St. Pauls permit holders parking without having to display a permit.

Alternatively, the nearest car park to BCY that has no limit on the time you can stay in St James Barton, approximately 5 minutes walk from the studio.


  • What assessments does the course involve?

There is a personal practice assessment and a final teaching assessment as part of the Hatha Yoga training course. The personal practice assessment assesses whether you have understood the key aspects of yoga, such as alignment in asana or how to modify postures e.g. if you are menstruating or have an injury. The final teaching assessment assesses your yoga teaching of beginner students. Independent assessors, that are neutral, and that have not been involved in the training course, will assess you.


  • I really want to apply for the course but am worried I don’t have enough time because or work and/or family commitments. What would you advise?

It is possible to start the training course on one intake and complete the course on another intake e.g. the following year. This gives you more time to complete all of the assignments and/or attend all of the training modules. There is a 10% deferral fee if you chose to do this and it is only possible to defer to a later intake once. In some cases, trainees start course assignments early e.g. completing class observations prior to the start of a course. If you are interested in doing this please get in touch.


300hr course


  • Is there an official start date to the 300hr diploma course?

There is no official start date to the 300hr diploma course. You can start the course at any time with any of the core training modules.


  • Do I have to complete the training modules in a certain order?

It doesn’t matter what order you complete the training modules in, for example, you could take Subtle Body III first and then Subtle Body I & II.


  • It says on the website the 300hr diploma course is flexible and modular, do I have to complete it within a certain amount of time?

There is no deadline on how long you take to complete the course. Modules run every 12-18 months. If you miss a training module you can complete the content the next time the module takes place. This means some people take 2-3 years to complete the course. We understand life happens and the 300hr course is designed to work around your other commitments


  • Do I have to take the two additional specialist intensive courses at BSY?

You can study the additional intensives (a total of 70 hours) at BSY or elsewhere. Please ensure if you study with another training provider that the course hours are accredited by either Yoga Alliance Professionals or Yoga Alliance USA so that they can contribute towards your 300hr diploma.


  • Do I have to pay for the course in full or are there payment options available?

You can either pay for the course in full once you have been accepted or you can pay the deposit for the course followed by several monthly instalments to complete payment.


  • I’ve seen from the website that you offer an apprenticeship. What does this involve and how does it work?

The apprenticeship is an opportunity to learn closely with an experienced teacher, and to be guided in your teaching practice, so as to shape the training to fill any gaps you may feel you have. This could be improving your teaching skills and/or adjustment skills in class, learning how to run a yoga workshop or assisting or running a yoga retreat. The apprenticeship is designed to take place as one intensive so that it makes up 35 hours of your training.


  • Are there written assignments that I need to complete as part of the course?

We ask you to write a 5000-word essay on a topic of choice that is agreed with your course tutor.



  • I’m not a yoga teacher; can I still book on to an intensive?

You can do a stand-alone intensive if it is in an area that interests you. You don’t have to be a yoga teacher and can take part in the intensive simply to deepen your own practice.


  • What do I receive as part of an intensive?

Each intensive comes with a dedicated manual specific to that area of yoga. You will also receive a certificate of attendance.


  • Are there specific texts I should read beforehand?

Each intensive has a specific reading list. The key text(s) for each intensive are listed on the relevant page on our website.


  • Do I have to pay for an intensive in full or are there payment options available?

You can either pay for the intensive in full once you have been accepted or you can pay a deposit followed by the remaining amount prior to the course starting. All payments for intensives must be received prior to the start of the course.


  • I still have more questions, where can I go to find out more?

We have a number of open evenings that can be found on our website in the ‘meet the team’ tab.
Or Kassia in the office is happy to have a chat over the phone, you can call her on 0117 290 0273