300hr Yoga Teacher Training

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. If you want to be taught by senior teachers who embody the all the many aspects of the yoga practice, in a beautiful bespoke yoga studio set within stunning gardens then you have found the right place.

We run our 300 hour Foundation Yoga Teacher Training programme every other year with the next one due to begin in January 2026 (sign up for our newsletter to receive all the latest news and dates as they are released).

I’ve loved every minute of this yoga teacher training course. I’ve met some amazing new friends, grown as a person and have picked up the confidence and skills to take my yoga journey to the next stage.
I’m so glad I signed up for this course – it’s solidified my personal practice, harnessed me with the tools to teach yoga, and set me up for an exciting onward journey! Ellie

About This Training

300Hr Teacher Training

We have designed a 300 hour Yoga 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

  • Our next 300 hour Foundation Yoga Teacher Training is due to commence in January 2026.
  • Final dates to be confirmed – sign up for our newsletter to received all the updates.

Course Structure

The Yoga Teacher Training 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
  • 1-2-1 and group tutorials
  • Building a yoga community – social action and social responsibility
  • The business of yoga

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.

Lime House Yoga Teacher Training has exceeded my expectations; it has been life changing! I enrolled to develop my own practice; I thought it would mainly be my asana that improved, I didn’t realise that I would discover an inner calm and increased confidence. The ‘family feeling’ on the course has given a safe, fun space in which to learn to teach.  Nachelle

Your Teachers

Jock Orton

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 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 Bridget who dropped the bombshell on me that she needed cover for a Saturday class that forced me into teaching my first class. I was completely terrified………but I loved it!

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.  Over the last decade, my personal practice has moved towards Ashtanga and I have undertaken Ashtanga teacher trainings with David Swenson, Manju Jois and John Scott.

I have been teaching for 20 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 children who constantly inspire and challenge me to be more present in the world and on my mat.

Jock teaches:

Dynamic & Strong Vinyasa – Mondays | 6pm

Vinyasa: All Levels – Wednesdays | 6pm

Vinyasa: All Levels – Thursdays | 9:30am

Mysore – Fridays | 7-9am

Ashtanga Vinyasa – Saturdays | 8am

Lucinda

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 16 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.

I first met Jock around 2007 when we crossed paths while training with Bridget Woods-Kramer in Cornwall. We quickly became friends and started practising together and covering each others classes and when Jock founded Lime House, he invited me to come and teach classes and workshops at their first, smaller studio at the back of Jock’s house. After a few years, Jock suggested we look into running a Teacher Training programme together, combining our different energies and areas of expertise to bring a comprehensive training to our students. We ran our first one in 2018 and they now run bi-annually, and I am so grateful for the ability to continue sharing these ancient teachings and the joy that teaching alongside a friend brings.

About 10 years ago, I began practising Ayurveda, which shares its underlying philosophy with yoga. After studying the Foundations of Ayurveda with Doctors Claudia Welch and Robert Svoboda, I understood this to be a key ingredient in spiritual practice. Raising our awareness of the state of our body and mind is not only conducive to good health, but is inherent in our journey towards knowing the inner essence of our being.

My weekly classes in Penryn 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.

“Yoga is a quest to know the nature of the true Self. Since the philosophy of yoga views a human being to be a microcosm of the macrocosm, by connecting with our inner being, we connect with Universal Consciousness, whose nature is utter peace and boundless love. I can’t think of anything more important.” Lucinda