We’ve been doing a lot of soul searching over the last few months and as a result we won’t be running our Teacher Training programme in 2023 however it will return in 2024.

This pause has given us the opportunity to respond to what we’ve heard from our community. What we’ve heard is that practitioners want the opportunity to deepen their practice, learn more about their bodies and integrate a sustainable, holistic yoga practice into their daily lives so we have created the ‘Practitioner Immersion Programme‘.

Teaching yoga is what we love and it is both a unique privilege and a huge responsibility. Becoming an inspirational teacher requires humility, integrity, experience and a commitment to practice and personal growth.

About This Training

300Hr Teacher Training

We have designed a 300 hour Teacher Training Programme delivered over 12 months, to allow time for students to learn at their own pace and have the opportunity to put learning into practice in a safe and supportive teaching environment. Besides a thorough grounding in yoga practice, philosophy, anatomy and business, each student will also receive 1-1 mentoring with the principal teachers throughout the course.

Course Dates 2024 - 2025

  • Feb 2nd – 9th – 2024
  • March 15th – 17th – 2024
  • April 19th – 21st – 2024
  • May 17th – 19th – 2024
  • June 21st – 23rd – 2024
  • July 19th – 21st – 2024
  • Sept 13th – 15th – 2024
  • Oct 18th – 20th – 2024
  • Nov 15th – 17th – 2024
  • Dec 13th – 15th – 2024
  • Jan 17th – 20th – 2025

Course Structure

The course is 250 taught hours plus 190 hours of home study and practice, leading to 300 hour status with the Yoga Alliance Professionals. The course is taught over 12 months, beginning with a 7 day intensive followed by 9 monthly weekends and ending with a 4 day intensive which includes your final exams. Each course has a maximum of 14 students.

Topics Covered

  • Asana – the yoga postures
  • Adjustment and intelligent alignment
  • The art of teaching
  • Teaching practice – structuring, sequencing, theming
  • Anatomy and physiology
  • Pranayama and breath work
  • Yoga philosophy
  • Mantra and chanting
  • Meditation and establishing a daily practice
  • Yoga lineages and styles
  • Complementary practices – self-care, Ayurveda, nutrition
  • One-2-one and group tutorials
  • Building a yoga community – social action and social responsibility
  • The business of yoga
  • Understanding your learning style and how to teach others
  • 12 months post-course supervision
  • Please note some theoretical elements of the course will be delivered online

For full details download our course programme here.

Entry Requirements

Students who apply for the teacher training programme must meet the following entry requirements:

  • A minimum of 2 years yoga practice
  • Submission of a completed application form
  • Interview with one of the teaching faculty

Applicants should recognise that the course will be demanding, both during and between taught modules.  Successful completion of the course will require significant effort, focus and practice.  Students should ensure they have both the time and the personal support they need to commit to the course fully.  Please discuss any concerns you may have or additional support needs at interview.

Book Course

Places start from £3250 which includes lunch on all the taught days. The cost includes lunch on your taught weekends, course manuals, discount on Yoga Alliance Professionals (YAP) Trainee membership and subsidised join up fee to upgrade your YAP membership within 14 days of your graduation.

Not included is: travel, accommodation on taught weekends, books and reference materials, personal teacher insurance, class attendance fees and the cost of your YAP membership.

A deposit of £500 is required to secure a place for this Teacher Training Course. Please note that the deposit is non-transferable and non-refundable on acceptance of application.

There is an option to pay your remaining balance by instalments spreading the cost over six or eleven payments.

By paying the deposit you are agreeing that you have read our full terms and conditions.


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Your Teachers

Jock Orton

I did my first two teacher trainings with no intention of ever teaching yoga, I just wanted to further my knowledge for my own practice. It was my first teacher Bridget Woods-Kramer who dropped the bombshell on me that she needed cover for a Saturday class that forced me into teaching my first class. I absolutely loved it, completely terrified………but loved it!

It is said that we all come to healing in our own time and this was true for me when in 2000, I fell down a mountain snowboarding, breaking my back in four places and shattering my collarbone. After numerous unsuccessful operations, I decided to take matters into my own hands so that I might stand a chance of being mobile by the time I hit forty.

I began a regular yoga practice and as the ancient saying goes, ‘When the student is ready the teacher will appear.’ I moved back to Cornwall at the same time as Bridget Woods-Kramer, a world renowned Anusara teacher. I spent six years studying and teaching with Bridget and have developed a style that is physically challenging with attention to posture and alignment and above all, playful. My experience has taught me to cherish the physical practice of yoga, but it is the connection between mind, body and soul that inspires my practice.

In the last few years my personal practice has moved towards Ashtanga and have undertaken Ashtanga teacher trainings with David Swenson, Manju Jois and John Scott.

I have been teaching for 19 years and over this time I feel deeply privileged to have been taught by some of the worlds best teachers from a range of different schools of yoga, including Richard Freeman, David Williams, Sianna Shermann, Rod Stryker, Doug Keller, Bruce Bowditch, John Friend, Nancy Gilgoff, and Doug Swenson. In my classes I call upon the teachings of all of my teachers to best serve my own students, with a blend of the styles, techniques and adjustments I’ve learnt along my yoga journey. I am also co-founder and director of Lime House Yoga with my partner Emma and a Dad to two wonderful daughters who constantly inspire and challenge me to be more present in the world and on my mat.

Join Jock’s classes at Lime House on Monday and Wednesday evenings and Thursday and Saturday mornings.


The practices of yoga and meditation have been a way of life for me since 1998, although I had no idea in those early days to what extent they would profoundly change my life. It has been a journey of learning to trust that we are in exactly the right place at the right time.

I began teaching over 25 years ago, and even though in the beginning the subject was different, teaching has been my path since I left university. In 2000, I was initiated into the practice of Buddhist meditation with Goenkaji in the Vipassana tradition and since then have been taught and inspired by Thich Nhat Hanh and teachers from the Insight and Thai Forest traditions.

In 2005, my first yoga teacher, Beth Shay, took me under her wing as an apprentice. I then went on to train formally in the Anusara tradition and have been teaching yoga for 12 years. More recently, I have been practising with senior teachers in the Iyengar tradition and am grateful for the insights and guidance that all of my teachers have brought.

My classes include a mixture of flow and close attention to alignment in asana, pranayama and meditation. For me, the science of yoga can only be understood through embodiment of the teachings.

Om mani padme hum.