top of page
IMG_8178 2.jpg

Become A Yoga Teacher

200HR Holistic Yoga Teacher Training

Accredited by Yoga Alliance

Joy Yoga and Wellness offers Holistic Yoga Teacher Training right here in Dorset, UK. With years of teaching experience and a dedication to supporting the local yoga community, we aim to offer one of the highest-quality teacher training courses, designed to give you a profound understanding of yoga from within. If you want to become a qualified Yoga teacher, or simply deepen your own knowledge and practise, then our Vinyasa  Yoga Teacher Training 200-hour course is an excellent place to start.

Enter a journey of self-discovery where you'll benefit from our combined experience in studying and teaching Yoga across the globe. We'll encourage you to explore your own abilities and guide you in finding your unique voice as a yoga practitioner or teacher. This course primarily focuses on Vinyasa Flow Yoga and its alignment and methods as tools for teaching and practising, while also looking in-depth at other associated practices to support our understanding of yoga in a holistic approach, such as meditation, pranayama, chanting, philosophy, and Ayurveda. It is designed for those who are ready to delve deeper into learning and exploring this wonderfully intelligent system of yoga.

Our lead teachers, Joy, the founder of Joy Yoga and Wellness, proudly organised numerous retreats worldwide specialising in Chinese Medicine Theory, along with Alvaro Esteban, an osteopath specialising in Ayurveda, are dedicated to ensuring that your training adheres to the highest standards. We draw on ancient texts to understand how traditional yoga philosophy relates to us today, and how it can nourish our yoga path. Our course offers a broad philosophical framework for study but also delves into the detail of teaching asana. You will love the sense of community that comes with our training, and you'll be encouraged to share knowledge and your own reflections throughout the course, so you can fully develop your teaching skills and style.

  • Train with exceptional yoga teachers who offer a wealth of worldwide experience, and can help you become the best teachers you can be.

  • Transform your understanding of yoga, and deepen your practice.

  • Teach worldwide, be part of an international community

Course Content

This course will offer you a holistic view which encompasses multiple branches of yoga philosophies, asana practice, anatomy, pranayama, meditation, alternative therapies, kirtan, and teaching methodology. Delve into the authenticity of this ancient practice, which offers you a solid foundation for your future teaching career. This program is transformative, from your inner self, to your connection with the outside world, it will give you a new way of viewing the interconnectedness between the two. How our program helps you grow is like nurturing a plant, from the germination of a seed, to a robust tree with deep running roots.

  • Learn about yoga philosophy in an interesting way and how it can be applied and integrated into  your teaching.

  • Understand the internal and external posture alignment, and how that applies to your own practice and teaching.

  • Learn about anatomy and physiology and how it applies to your practice and teaching.

  • Improve your skills in communicating the art and science of yoga, through demonstration, speech, touch, humour and reference to relevant texts and studies.

  • Learn how to accommodate different needs of your students and sequence your classes so that they are suitable for all levels

  • Learn the authentic way of teaching meditation and pranayama

  • Introduction to the Ayurveda system and yogic diet

  • Understanding of yoga ethics and how to embody the teachings of yoga, to set up an ethical yoga business

  • Learn to teach clearly and compassionately through demonstration and hands-on adjustments

Why Train With Us

We are thrilled to have Alvaro Esteban as one of our lead trainers for this course. With many years of experience offering yoga training, ranging from 200-hour courses to specialised training for yoga therapists, Alvaro has guided numerous alumni toward successful careers in yoga. His former students have gone on to establish their own studios, host retreats, and lead workshops globally.

By training with Alvaro and Joy Yoga and Wellness combined, you will be guaranteed ongoing support throughout the course, access to the depth of knowledge offered by our exceptional tutors and an authentic and creative training program which incorporates scientific methodology.

Course Teachers

Alvaro Esteban

With more than 15 years of teaching experience, Alvaro is certified to train teachers to the highest standards from 200h to 300h and yoga therapist. Alvaro offers his in-depth knowledge and understanding of yoga tradition, which has been nurtured over the years by his ongoing studies and travels .   (Learn more about Alvaro and what he does...)

 200HR Vinyasa Flow Yoga Teacher Training with Joy Yoga and Wellness

Joy Bennett

Joy has lived a life infused with yoga in every aspect of her life, and studied with many experienced teachers throughout Asia for more than 10 years. She gathers her diverse range of yoga education to create an environment that supports self-awareness and deep healing. Joy has taught Yoga for nearly 10 years and is currently a resident teacher at the 5 star Chewton Glen Hotel, as well as teaching at various locations across the Dorset and Hampshire area of the UK.

Tuition Fees & Payment Options

Total price £2780, or early bird price of £2641

The early bird discount is available until end of June 2024

Payment Plans

After your application is accepted and you've paid a £500 deposit you will be automatically signed up to a monthly payment plan. Your first payment is due 1 month after the date that you pay the deposit. 

We offer an early bird  5% discount which runs until June 2024.

  • Early Bird Payment Plan (until June 2024)

£500 deposit followed by 12 months ​payments of £178.4 via BACS, total fees £2641 (including 5% early bird discount)

  • Long Payment Plan (from June-October 2024 )

£500 deposit followed by 12 months ​payments of £190 via BACS, total fees £2780.​

  • Short Payment Plan (available from October 2024-course start date )

£500 deposit followed by 6 months payment of £380 via BACS, total fees £2780.​

We offer three payment plans, which are available depending on when you enrol in the course. Please get in touch if you feel an alternative payment plan would make the course financially accessible for you.

200HR Vinyasa Flow Yoga Teacher Training with Joy Yoga and Wellness in Bournemouth Dorset







Course Dates & Location

It is important that you attend all the training days that we have scheduled, to meet the requirements of graduation and certification which is required by Yoga Alliance.

If you have to miss a day due to extenuating circumstances, we will be as flexible and accommodating as we can to arrange catch-up sessions.  Please note that there will be extra fees applied for arranging this.

Module Dates:

The course consists of two 10  day modules (9am-6pm with lunch break 12-1pm)

Module 1


Module 2



We have selected a beautiful spacious venue in Southbourne.  A space which provides a deep sense of tranquility and peace for you, while we conduct the course. You can take a walk along the Southbourne beach nearby during your lunch break which will help you to cleanse and reclaim a peaceful mind in between classes.  There are plenty of restaurants and cafes around for lunch or refreshments. Local advice for places to eat and visit can be given.


The teacher training course was amazing! Beautiful moments of union, friendships, studies, learning and practice, which made me one before and another after the course. I was looking to refine my knowledge in alignment and execution of asanas, but I also left there with special teachings for life!

- Fernanda



When I decided to take the yoga teacher training, I was looking for something that could improve my practice, body awareness and strength in the way of self-realisation, however, after the first class I forgot everything I had been looking for (laughs), I realized that I was exactly where I was supposed to be, where I was going to be challenged, step out of my physical, emotional and spiritual comfort zone, was really a dip, dip into the earth, becoming a seed and open to all the nurturing that was to come. We call it Formation, but for me it was an empirical experience, I learned about asanas, philosophy, scriptures and relationships, and yoga is that, relationship, isn't it? With the other, with the whole and with yourself! I strengthened the body and the bonds, we watered the seed with sweat (it's chaturanga after chaturanga) and tears (of joy, love, longing), the ears were getting more and more accurate and the Sanskrit sounded like a known friend, I was present and I got the sangha as a gift. Finally, I am grateful for the decision I made back there, when I decided to perfect myself on this Yoga path, this path that we build every day. Training is a stage of discovery, of giving a lot of dedication, study and love, and it was certainly the right fertilizer for me to continue with more strength the challenges that are to come. 

- Elaine

Further Information

Reading List

See the reading list here.


  • 1 year practice, including online or in person

  • Reference from one yoga teacher (if possible) and one character reference. But if you don't have a regular yoga teacher, and  you can't provide 2 references, you can make a short video (5 mins max) introducing yourself and demonstrating the following poses.

    • Adho Mukha Shvanasana

    • Trikonasana​

    • Parsvottanasana

    • Vrksasana

    • Setu Bandhasana

Course Certification

This course is registered with and certified by Yoga Alliance International.

Terms & Conditions

See attachment

Ready To Start Your 200hr Training?

Our next 200 hour Vinyasa & Yin Yoga Teacher Training course starts on 28th March 2025. Don’t miss out!

Our Previous Trainings
200HR Vinyasa Flow Yoga Teacher Training with Joy Yoga and Wellness in Bournemouth Dorset UK
200HR Vinyasa Flow Yoga Teacher Training with Joy Yoga and Wellness in Bournemouth Dorset UK
bottom of page