Anatomy & Philosophy Refresher

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Advanced Yoga Teacher Training: Anatomy and Philosophy Refresher – 50 hours

Part of Yoga Hero’s 300 hour Advanced Yoga Teacher Training Course


3rd July, 4th July & 5th July


31st July, 1st August & 2nd August, 8:30am – 5:30pm


Yoga Hero’s 300 hour advanced yoga teacher training course is designed to take your yoga teaching to the next level, and beyond! This is a well-rounded course, covering all aspects of deepening your yoga teaching; anatomy, philosophy, Sanskrit, chanting, sequencing, teaching methodology, and so much more…

This 50 hour module can be attended as part of our 300 hour course, or on its own.

All Yoga Hero Teacher Training Courses are underpinned by the following philosophy:

Safety first; how to help students modify for their energy levels, strength and flexibility at each moment. A focus on safety throughout each practice keeps both student and instructor mindful and present.

Secondary to that is improvement; personal, professional, mental and physical improvement. At Yoga Hero, we believe every time you step on your yoga mat; it’s a hero move. It can be easy to turn on the telly, or go to the pub, so the decision to yoga or meditation instead, is the work of a hero! Every time you decide to do your yoga, or your meditation, or both, it’s a huge contribution towards that continual improvement.

We all have strength to build, or patience to cultivate, or philosophy to learn, or alignment to understand. As Yoga Heroes, understanding and respecting this is stage 1, and working towards your own personal and professional improvement is stage 2; which lasts a lifetime.

Anatomy & Philosophy Refresher

50 hours

Led by Holly Mcfee


This 50 hour module is to ‘refresh’ the knowledge of those joining the 300 hour programme, or any yoga teachers who may not have covered this information in their 200 hour programme (or who – perhaps unsurprisingly – don’t remember it!).

Anatomy content:

The anatomy content covered includes:

  • Anatomical terms of action
  • Anatomical terms of location
  • Main bones of the skeleton
  • Muscles of the hips, shoulders, back, trunk and chest, legs and feet, arms and wrists, and neck
  • Different types of joints and relevant safe movements 

Philosophy content:

The philosophy content covered includes:

  • What is yoga? 
  • The four ancient schools of yoga: Jnana, Bhakti, Karma and Raja
  • The nature of the human mind
  • A brief study of the Bhagavad Gita
  • A brief study of Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras 1.1 & 1.2
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300 Hour Course Information

The advanced yoga teacher training course comprises the following modules:


Philosophy and Anatomy Refresher

50 hours
Led by Holly Mcfee

Advanced Philosophy, Meditation, Chanting and Sanskrit

100 hours
Led by Hali Schwartz
15th – 25th October 2020


Advanced Yin: Diving deeper in to the myofascial lines, meridians, the chakras, and the relationship between the three along with five element theory

50 hours
Led by Angela Jervis-Read
19-25th June 2020, Can Limon, Ibiza

Advanced Anatomy: Systems of the body; nervous, endocrine, lymphatic, respiratory, cardiovascular, and yoga’s impact on these

50 hours
Led by Pip Waller
Spring / summer 2021

Advanced Anatomy: The musculoskeletal system in yoga; understanding the musculoskeletal system in asana, intelligent sequencing, accommodating common injuries and conditions

50 hours
Led by Angela Jervis-Read
Spring / summer 2021

How it works:

Each module can be booked and attended individually, or attend all six for the full 300 hour accreditation.

Modules will be re-run in 2021 and beyond, and new modules may be added at any point. All modules and their associated assessments must be completed within four calendar years in order to gain the accreditation.


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All dates are 2020:

Friday 3rd July, Saturday 4th July & Sunday 5th July, 8:30am – 5:30pm


Friday 31st July, Saturday 1st August & Sunday 2nd August, 8:30am – 5:30pm


The price for this 50 hour module is £750

The price for Yoga Hero teacher trainees and graduates is £650


Payable in instalments – please see Payment Plan below



If you book on to two modules of our 300 hour Advanced Yoga Teacher Training Course, we will offer a 5% discount on the total cost

If you book on to three modules of our 300 hour Advanced Yoga Teacher Training Course, we will offer a 7.5% discount on the total cost

If you book on to four modules of our 300 hour Advanced Yoga Teacher Training Course, we will offer a 10% discount on the total cost

If you book on to all modules of our 300 hour Advanced Yoga Teacher Training Course, we will offer a 15% discount on the total cost

Payment Plan

Payment in installments is available:

Deposit of £200 – this is non-refundable, and required to confirm your place on the course

Payment of £200 required by 1st February

Balance required by 1st June


What’s Included?

Those enrolled on the full 300 hour course will receive a massive 50% off Yoga Hero Membership from the date of payment of the non-refundable deposit, until forever. That’s right, there’s no end date to this discount!

Also included is your qualification (on successful assessment), your qualification certificate, non-compulsory teaching hours for the Pay As You Feel classes at Yoga Hero, teacher training manual(s), use of yoga equipment whilst at the Yoga Hero studio

Please note that the investment costs do not include any transportation, food, accommodation, yoga equipment to take away with you or anything else not explicitly stated above.

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Course Leader

Holly Mcfee

Holly Mcfee is the owner of Yoga Hero Ltd. Holly has been practicing yoga since 2010, and teaching since 2013. Holly embarked upon her 200 hour Yoga Teacher Training here in Leeds, and after balancing a full time job and teaching yoga for just six months, went full time in to teaching.

In August 2015 Holly opened the Yoga Hero studio in Leeds Dock, and in June 2017 this studio expanded to become one of the largest dedicated yoga spaces in the North of England.

Holly’s experience in opening two busy studios, and years of self-employment, will be shared to help trainees build a thriving yoga business, should you wish to. Holly is an experienced Ashtanga, Rocket, Vinyasa Flow and Yin teacher, and the diversity across these disciplines combined with her passion for spreading the benefits of yoga, and her dedication to make teachers be the best they can be, mean that teacher trainees will receive a vital combination of learning about the many aspects of yoga practice, philosophy, and teaching.

Aside from teaching and practising yoga, Holly loves to walk her pug, see friends and family, have the odd beer and explore the world.

About Yoga Hero

Restorative Yoga Teacher Training

Yoga Hero has been established since March 2013. Initially, classes were ‘popping up’ in church halls, arts galleries, cafes, skateparks… you name it! Over time, we eventually found a beautiful home in Leeds Dock.

Yoga Hero has three studios, one with a capacity of up to 80, one with a capacity of 20, and the third is perfect for small private groups or one to one sessions. At Yoga Hero, we offer everything from Introduction to Yoga Courses, Pay As You Feel Classes, up to 200 hour Foundation Teacher Training Qualifications and Further Training, such as Yin Yoga, Restorative Yoga, and much more!

About Leeds Dock

Leeds Dock

Yoga Hero is based in a beautiful part of Leeds called Leeds Dock. Leeds Dock is a 10 minute walk from Leeds Train Station, or there’s a free water taxi service between the train station and the Dock!


Around Leeds Dock are many affordable hotels, such as:
* Holiday Inn Express (Two minutes’ walk)
* Jury’s Inn (Five minutes’ walk)
* Ibis (Five minutes’ walk)
* Malmaison (Ten minutes’ walk)


There are also many very reasonably priced AirBnBs on the Dock


Leeds is a quite small city with loads going on. The whole city is walkable by foot, probably 40 minutes’ walk from one end to the other at a steady pace. There’s many independent restaurants and cafes, with our favourite North Star Coffee Shop just two doors down from the studio, serving incredible coffee and food during the day.


If you have any questions about Leeds; what to do, where to stay, or how to get here, just ask the team: // 07743513225