200 hour yoga teacher training

Highgate, London

September 2021- March 2022

Jessica has been running Yoga Teacher Trainings for 7 years abroad and now in London. Jessica works with a great team of internationally acclaimed teachers such as Olivia Marley, Victoria Grove and more.


We emphasise a friendly non-dogmatic approach with high level content delivered in a smaller group for quality of tuition, mentorship and self development. The yoga training is held online and at Jess' studio, state in Highgate, North London. 

NEXT INTAKE: September - March 2021



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You can join the yoga training in 2 formats: as a full 10 weekend/6 month course, or in modules which can be taken within 3 years in any order to gain the 200 hours, or can be taken as stand alone uncertified courses for those not wishing to teach.


For the brochure of our 6 month full course click here. 


Module 1 | The art of yoga practice (techniques, training and practice) (75 hours) - read brochure


Module 2 | Anatomy & physiology for yoga with Olivia Marley (31 hours) - read brochure


Module 3 | The ethics, history & philosophy of yoga (30 hours) - read brochure

Module 4 | Teaching yoga with confidence, authenticity and integrity (50 hours) - read brochure

Module 5 | Mentorship and yoga kula (15 hours) - read brochure




Many people start a YTTC with no intention to teach. This course has been designed to foster a deep understanding and love of yoga, whether you choose to go on to teach or not. If you do go on to teach this training delivers a non-dogmatic intelligent foundation with a clear teaching strategy to begin your teaching career with an authentic teaching voice. 

Our 200 hour YTTC will: 

  • build greater depth of understanding about, and immerse you in the advancement of, your own personal practice

  • coach you in clear, strong teaching skills for hatha and vinyasa yoga

  • explore in depth the anatomy, technique, philosophy and mindfulness that underlies an authentic yoga practice.

Below we have answered some of the questions we have been asked most often about this course. But if you have any other questions please send us a message and just ask!


This course is verified by Yoga Alliance International. On full completion of the course you will be eligible to register as a yoga teacher, should you want to, and apply for public liability insurance. You will then be ready to teach within the UK and internationally.

We ensure this course is kept to a carefully considered group size, where all students receive plenty of support and attention. The course is managed to ensure high-level tuition, lots of individual time with the course leaders, and a safe, supportive environment for self-development. We are very proud of the support, warmth and intimacy of our TTC community that distinguishes it from the very large YTTCs on offer in London.

Our course works through an inspirational method of classical and anatomically-aligned sequencing of hatha and vinyasa yoga. Our technical approach to postures and clear explanation of anatomy is met with deep exploration into the philosophy, energetics and mindfulness integral to the tradition of yoga.

Our training advocates a balanced ‘east meets west’ approach. It is non-dogmatic and respectful of other disciplines. This lays a non-biased foundation for understanding the world of yoga, and allows students to find their position within it. We aim to inspire a unique and powerful voice in each student, in both their own practice and any teaching they go on to offer.

The curriculum has been curated to balance up-to-date anatomy and alignment content, alongside a thorough understanding of the traditional roots of yoga that is rarely achieved in a 200 hour programme.


When we bring together a group of people that are ready to learn and passionate about the course content, the rate of learning is far more rapid and enables every person to thrive. We therefore want to make sure it truly is the right time for you to attend a teacher training so that you get as much from it as possible.

As a team we pride ourselves on supporting your practice and teaching skills, and want to ensure you get neither injured nor overwhelmed by the often intense process of a YTTC.  So we meet every potential student and observe their practice before accepting them on to the course. This ideally happens in person but given the current covid-19 pandemic, wea re currently teaching and meeting prospective students online. This is not about being extremely bendy or strong. We are looking for an intelligent, informed practice and open-minded, discerning attitude to learning. This also means each student can be assured they will be in a group of like-minded people who are eager and willing to learn.

As teachers, we value providing an authentic and close relationship with our students. Our programme intake is carefully managed to ensure high quality coaching and tuition, and a supported, motivated community of students. We insist on small group sizes to allow students to excel during the course, and for us to be able to continue to support them after graduation.


6 month format

This course runs over 10 weekends from September 2021- March 2022 at state yoga and wellbeing studio, Highgate, London.


  • Fridays 6-8pm

  • Saturday & Sunday 12:00am-7:00pm

  • 200 hours+ of YTT tuition


  • Advised self study - approx 2 hours per week

  • 2 hour zoom seminars every other week on Wed evenings 6-8pm

  • 38 public classes with course teachers across the 6 months online or live

  • 10 hours assisting teacher in public class at state. 


12:00-13:00 Lecture

13:00-14:00 Led practice embodying lecture points


15:00-16:00 Posture templates

16:00-18:00 Teaching practice

18:00-19:00 Meditation and breath-work


JESSICA STEWART, course leader (E-RYT 700+)

Jessica leads experiential lectures and workshops on history, philosophy, energetics, anatomy, physiology, alignment, sequencing and teaching skills.

Jess is a teacher, mentor and writer at London's top studios. Her classes balance anatomical and alignment detail, with creative steady sequencing, tradition and philosophy. To practice online with Jessie click here

OLIVIA MARLEY, anatomy and physiology (E-RYT 700, YACEP, FRCms)

Olivia leads the anatomy and physiology section of the course. She also teaches class sequencing, asana technique and alignment, teaching skills and the business of yoga.

Olivia's classes are down to earth, accessible, and fun. She blends a laser focus on technique and a constant drive to improve with warmth and humour. To practice online with Olivia click here

VICTORIA GROVES (voice coach)

Integrating her many years of experience as an actor and as yoga teacher, Victoria leads a workshop on voice and presence and mentors students in the art of commanding attention. She guides students in how to use their voice and body to educate, connect and deliver a class that carries students on a journey.

DATES are yet to be announced. Please email us to register your interest. 



The course can be accessed online, but if you are taking the course live our training is hosted by state, in Highgate. 


2-3 Broadbent Close


London N6 5JW


Click here to see our beautiful new studio on Google maps.



Our training offers a unique and distinctive approach to practice, teaching, sequencing and self development. In addition to the course content delivered live with the lead teachers, and students receive access to comprehensive online resources for revision and further learning. Every student also receives a detailed training manual, with the entire course content, revision prompts, self-study and a self development workbook.

Course curriculum


Anatomy & physiology:

  • Principles of applied yoga anatomy

  • Feet & legs

  • Hips & pelvis

  • Spine

  • Shoulders, arms and neck

  • Nervous system

  • Respiratory system


Physical practice:

  • Asana (alignment break-down)

  • Pranayama (practice and theory of breath work)

  • Meditation (exploration and practice of selected models of meditation)

  • Kriya (practice and theory of cleansing practices)

Students are encouraged to make feedback notes on public classes attended throughout the training.


History & philosophy:

  • Timeline on the development of yoga

  • Philosophical schools and principles that shape yoga

  • Modalities and influential figures of modern yoga


Teaching skills:

  • Teaching principles

  • Working with beginners

  • Sequencing for level 1-2 classes (hatha and vinyasa)

  • Voice work

  • Embodying confidence and authenticity

  • A modern approach to assists and adjustments

  • Teaching hot yoga (NB. none of the course is taught in a hot room)

  • Business of yoga and thriving as a teacher


Yoga energetics:

  • Prana

  • Pancha kosha

  • Kundalini

  • Chakras

  • Nadis

  • Bandhas

  • Yoga mind & kleshas

  • Yoga nidra


“Jess is energetic and passionate, with high expectations and even higher levels of compassion.”

— NSS, TT student 2018/19



Studio apprentice scheme

Following graduation you can apply for a place on the studio apprenticeship scheme, with one months studio teaching mentorship from Jessica Stewart, and mentorship given for one month of public classes at state. 

Graduate YTT assistant scheme

Want to work on your mentoring skills and revisit content from the 200 hours? Following graduation we offer a limited number of places to our graduates to attend the course again as a mentor and assistant. 

Yoga Roots - yoga in the community

Jessica has founded a social branch to the training, to enable new teachers to get experience teaching and share their love of yoga with people across society with limited access to classes. The Yoga Roots project is building links with homeless shelters, community groups and schools across London so that graduates can both practice teaching and offer something back to members of our community. We run a day-long intensive training annually for those that would like to get involved.

Olivia observing students practising teaching each other in a small group


1. ​Email Jessica and State here

2. Attend a live class with Jessica or Victoria here and ask to be observed

3. Email Jessica to receive info on how to book. 



The cost of the 6 month course is £2900, which includes a non-refundable deposit of £500 to hold your place. We offer an early bird price of £2750 if booked in full before 31st July 2021. You can pay in full, or spread the total cost over 3 instalments of:

  • £500 deposit

  • 3 x £800 instalments.


Your deposit can be paid online, and any subsequent payments are due by bank transfer. Once you have booked we will send you our bank details.

Early bird discount 

If you pay in full before July 31st 2021 you are eligible for a discount of £150 (making the total cost £2750). 


In this video watch two of our current trainees answer these questions:

- What are you enjoying most about the course?

- Is there anything that surprised you about it, that you weren't expecting when you booked on?

- How are finding the workload outside the training weekends; how many hours are you spending on the course per week?

- Is there anything that you wish you'd known before you booked?

- Are there any other nuggets of information you'd like to pass on to potential future trainees?

They also talk about never feeling quite ready to start the course, and about the value of going to one of our pre course information evenings.  





'The perfect balance of modern anatomy, philosophy and teaching practice. I couldn't ask for more. Thank you so much Jessica! And thanks Olivia for teaching me stuff that I never in a million years thought I could learn (I really should have paid more attention in Biology!). And for your support and encouragement. Much love' ~ JW

'Olivia was an amazing anatomy YTTC teacher. Not only is her teaching down-to-earth and non-dogmatic, it is also just fun and interactive. Each hour of theory was followed by a practice which put into a real life context what we had just studied. I was worried I would have to learn by heart thousands of Latin names, instead I was left with a clear understanding of how and why the different body parts are shaped the way they are, how they interact with the rest of the body and how they might differ from one person to the next. It really informed the way I am looking at and adjusting poses on different students now' ~ MG


'Jess and the team delivered the course with expertise and rigour, but also humility and humour. They did not seek to create clones of their (brilliant) selves - rather, they equipped us with the tools to build our own honest, and authentic, teaching practice - in whatever form that might take.' ~NSS


'I enjoyed such an amazing course. The knowledge, warmth and compassion made all the difference, as did the intimacy and size of the group. I would highly recommend this course.' ~DM


'This training fosters an incredible journey of self growth and awareness, and will set you up to be an excellent teacher. Two weeks after graduation I was able to teach a public class described by one student as "the clearest instruction she had ever received" in a yoga class.' ~JT


'Thank you for your chilled, real, funny, warm approach to everything' ~KG


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