Advanced Training: The business of being a yoga teacher

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Advanced Training: The business of being a yoga teacher

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

19th – 24th October 2021, 8:30 – 4:30pm


Yoga Hero’s 300 hour advanced yoga teacher training course is designed to take your yoga teaching to the next level, and beyond!

This module is no different; in order for your offering to be focussed and quality, you need to be eating well, sleeping well, and not worrying constantly about money.

Earning a living as a yoga teacher can be a controversial topic; but it really shouldn’t be. This module breaks down everything about generating income from your passion, and how to keep from burning out and losing the love for the practice.

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

The Business of Being a Yoga Teacher

50 hours

Led by Holly Mcfee

This practical 50 hour training is designed to give you the tools that you’ll need to run your yoga business; but more than that, the confidence and self-assurance that many teachers need, to know that they deserve to earn a living. Finally, this course delivers strategies for efficiency, to ensure that your passion for sharing yoga stays just that; a passion.

Course Content

Our course will cover:

  • Starting a business
    • A review of the different types of businesses in the UK and which one would be right for you
    • Ongoing legal requirements to fulfil in running your business
    • Start right! Habits to get in to, to make your own life easier


  • You do you
    • This is one of the most important aspects of running your yoga business. With more ‘competition’ coming on to the market all the time, it’s vital that you know 1) who you are 2) what you’re offering and 3) who you’re trying to reach. This course will help crystalise all of these important points
    • How to determine what’s special, and unique, about your offering
    • How to talk about this offering in a way that won’t make you cringe!


  • Building, and retaining your tribe, your community, your following, via:
    • Social media
    • Email newsletters
    • Talking to everyone!
    • Attending and creating social events
    • Tools for encouraging your tribe to stay with you
    • Tools for encouraging your tribe to bring their friends and family
    • Getting feedback on your offering, for continual improvement


  • Staying focused, and energised
    • How to evaluate opportunities over and above just the financial aspect; taking in to account: preparation, energy, travel, potential income, potential related opportunities and alignment with your offering
    • Making plans for the future to keep you on track and passionate, and enthusiastic
    • Making time for your own yoga practice, meditation practice and self-care


  • Avoiding burnout
    • Burnout is really a combination of too much work, and too much of ‘the wrong’ work; what to do when these sneak in to your business
    • Ensuring your classes work for you, as well as you working for them
    • How to stop, even in the busiest of times, and reassess everything that you’re doing for your business


  • Opportunities for generating income as a yoga teacher, including:
    • Weekly classes
    • Workshops, courses and events
    • Workplace classes
    • Retreats
    • And much more
    • How to evaluate all the above against your ‘You do you’ learnings


  • Running a business
    • The importance of cash flow
    • Avoiding common pitfalls
    • What to do in hard times
    • One, five and ten year plans
    • Staying on top of legal, and ethical requirements as a yoga teacher, e.g. adjustments, one to ones in private spaces, employing others, etc
    • Conflict resolution as a yoga teacher


  • Non-negotiable aspects of running a yoga business; outside of the business
    • Keep practicing yoga
    • Work / life / yoga balance
    • Taking your own good advice!
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Tuesday 19th – Sunday 24th October 2021, 8:30 – 4:30pm


The price for this 100 hour module is £775

The price for Yoga Hero teacher trainees and graduates is £700


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 £150 – this is non-refundable, and required to confirm your place on the course

Payment of £300 required by 1st April 2021

Balance required by 1st September

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Coronavirus Contingency Planning 

Updated 9th April 2020

Should social distancing and / or lock down measures be in place to stop the spread of COVID-19, we will offer part, or all, of this course online, using ‘Zoom software’; or something similar.

Our priority would be to hold the teacher training altogether in the Yoga Hero studio, however, should part or all of the training move online, it’s great to know that there are many benefits to attending an online training including:

  • You get to attend from your own home, so no travelling each morning and evening
  • We’re able to share slides with images and text in a digestible format
  • There’s real clarity to all the information
  • You’re able to record lectures for future reference

If part or all of the training will be held online, in advance of the training, we will hold a ‘test’ online session for all to attend; to get a feel for the software and for the format. It can feel alien at first to consider learning online, but we’ve experienced great success with this so far.

Our Teacher Training team will keep you posted at all stages, and if learning online is not something that works for you, we would happily postpone your place to a future training.


Course Leader

Holly Mcfee

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.

Who is this course for?

This course is open to all yoga teachers who have a 200 hour accreditation from Yoga Alliance Professionals, and / Yoga Alliance Organisation.

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300 hour Advanced Teacher Training Course Information

The advanced yoga teacher training course comprises the following modules:


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, held online
Module repeated 18th – 24th June 2021, in Ibiza!


Advanced Training: Philosophy, Sanskrit and Chanting
100 hours
Led by Hali Schwartz
15th – 25th October 2020


Advanced Anatomy: Systems of the body; nervous, endocrine, lymphatic, respiratory, cardiovascular, and yoga’s impact on these
50 hours
Led by Pip Waller
Tuesday 20th – Sunday 25th April 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
Tuesday 18th – Sunday 23rd May 2021


Advanced Teaching Skills: Balancing yin & yang beyond asana for classes, workshops & retreats
50 hours
Led by Dina Cohen

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.


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