Gem Yoga 200hr Yoga Teacher Training

“Attachment to the world makes it seem real, while detachment makes it a wondrous play.” Amma

200hr Vinyasa Yoga Teacher Training – Tavistock, Devon

September 2024 – April 2025

Are you ready to turn your passion for yoga into a career? Once you’ve graduated from the Gem Yoga 200hr Yoga Teacher Training program, you’ll be eligible to register with Yoga Alliance and certified to teach worldwide.

The Gem Yoga 200hr Vinyasa Yoga Teacher Training (YTT) course takes place at the beautiful Chapel Barn Studio, Tuell Farm with a beautiful old, converted farm barn in the countryside of Tavistock, Devon.

On completion of this 200hr YTT course, you will be fully qualified to teach yoga worldwide.

The course is a 16-day (200-hour) training program set over 8 months, allowing time to integrate your experience. The course has space for 12 students. You will learn in a relaxed, fun, inspiring environment and be fully supported from the beginning to the end of your journey.

Gem Yoga is offering you the unique opportunity to express your love and enthusiasm for yoga – for life. Take your yoga practice and inner exploration to the next level with our 200hr YTT course. You will be given the tools, skills and knowledge to establish your own successful yoga business. Whether you want to teach, deepen your own practice methods, need help with finding an authentic voice or build on experience gained on other yoga courses, this program is for you.


About Gem

Gem is registered with the Yoga Alliance, is an experienced advanced teacher (E-RYT 500) and is a Yoga Alliance Continuing Education Provider (YACEP).

Gemma Williams (Gem) has been practising yoga since 2001 and teaching yoga since 2011. Gemma’s approach to teaching and mentoring is fun, inspiring, compassionate and supportive, helping you trust and feel safe in your body to connect with your innate intuition and wisdom.

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Open the door to a world of yoga, opportunity and self-exploration with Gem Yoga.

“I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Gem’s teacher training to others looking for a course that is more than just asana practice. If you understand the word Yoga then this course is ‘yoga’ and if you’re yet to really understand the word ‘yoga’ then this course will reveal it.” – Jess



  • Deepen your own personal asana practice
  • Meditation, pranayama and mantra
  • Study of asana – alignment, benefits, modifications, contra-indications, props
  • Plan safe and effective Vinyasa classes
  • Sequencing and class theming
  • Yoga anatomy and physiology
  • Yoga philosophy
  • Study of Yoga Sutras of Patanjali
  • Yoga history and Sanskrit
  • Introduction to Ashtanga & Yin yoga
  • Ayurveda principles and nutrition
  • The Energy Body – nadi and chakras
  • Teaching methodology & ethics of a yoga teacher
  • Building confidence as a yoga teacher
  • Finding your unique teaching style and voice
  • Adjustments and assists
  • Yoga business and self-employment


ASANA PRACTICE: Daily asana practice. Morning class will be a Vinyasa flow class. Classes will demonstrate dynamic sequencing to achieve peak postures and help you delve into your practice and being, observing the daily shifts and magic happening in your body. You will also cover and practise Ashtanga and Yin yoga.

PRANAYAMA (breathing techniques): Daily morning practice. Learn the importance of pranayama as part of your yoga practice. Prana is the life force energy that allows us to be. It is a good way to alleviate stress and tension, supporting optimal bodily function. Pranayama practice allows you to build mental and emotional strength to help maintain a sense of wellbeing – on the mat and in life.

MEDITATION AND MANTRA: Daily morning practice. Exploring a variety of meditation techniques. Understanding what it means to meditate and its health benefits. Self-exploration of a meditation practice. Learn to sing mantras and experience the spiritual and transformational effect on the body and mind.

ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY: Understand the body’s mechanics and functional movement patterns. Learn basic body systems, muscles and bone structures relative to teaching yoga asana and aiding your students. Learn how to modify asanas and how to assist students with areas of weakness. You will also learn about fascia and its relationship to the mental and emotional body.

ASANA WORKSHOPS: Afternoon workshops will be fun and interactive covering alignment focus, function and form, inversions, transitions, safe back bending and sequencing theming planning.

TEACHING METHODOLOGY: Learn to plan and teach safe, effective Hatha and Vinyasa classes. You’ll be encouraged to find a unique voice and style and guided to help find your inner confidence as a yoga teacher. Teaching methodology sessions include opening a class, sequencing for Vinyasa flow, instructions, relaxation techniques, demos, prop use, corrections and modifications, and closing a class.

YOGA PHILOSOPHY: We will explore the insightful in-depth yogic philosophies. We will study Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras and discuss how they can be incorporated into your daily life.

YOGA BUSINESS & ETHICS: You will learn practical tools to help you run a successful business as a self-employed yoga teacher. We will cover accounting, marketing, admin, time management and social media. We will look at your money blocks and see how to improve your current money beliefs, to move towards a life of financial freedom and abundance consciousness.


“Gem is a fantastic yoga teacher trainer! Her knowledge and experience of yoga (philosophy and practice) is amazing. The support and encouragement throughout the course was exceptional. I highly recommend anyone wanting to embark upon their YTT get in touch with Gem – she is truly inspiring.” – Hannah


7 – 9am – Meditation, Pranayama, Mantra, Asana

9 – 10.30am – Breakfast

10.30am – 1.30pm – Asana Breakdown Workshop

1.30 – 3pm – Lunch

3 – 5.30pm – Anatomy / Philosophy

5.30 – 6pm – Yoga Nidra / Meditation / Yin

Ethical guidelines & code of conduct: 

Please respect the yogic principles of yamas and niyamas during the course. You are training to be a responsible yoga teacher and role model to your students. Learn more about the ethical guidelines on my blog here.

You will also be invited to explore your own lineage and ancient philosophy of your cultural background during the course, for example, Pagan or Celtic. This is an invitation to understand your background and your ancestors’ philosophy about life and nature.

Tavistock is located on the west of Dartmoor. Weather permitting we have a practice outside.


Accommodation (excluded from price):

If you are travelling for the course there are options to stay around Tavistock. Contact Gem to enquire about options.

“Cannot recommend this beautiful course or the kind, knowledgeable soul who runs it enough. Hands down the best decision I’ve made enrolling on Gem’s course. The course was so thorough, informative and fun! I feel so comfortable teaching now and it’s all down to Gem.” – Alex, Raw Flora




Tea and coffee are provided. There is a kitchen with fridge, kettle and oven you can use. You are welcome to bring your own meals. We are 10-15 mins drive away from town where there are lots of food options, and a large Lidl, Tesco and Morrisons.



Open to all ages, abilities and walks of life. You should be already regularly practising yoga with a keen interest in yoga practice, philosophy and taking your personal practice deeper. Prospective students must fill out a course application form and have an interview with Gem, before being accepted onto the course, to make sure the course is right for you and you are right for the course. This is also a great opportunity to ask any questions you may have and to meet Gem.

Evaluation & assessments:

During the course, students will be expected to teach a one-hour safe, effective Vinyasa class. Students must commit to 100% attendance – special circumstances of absence will, of course, be considered.

Written homework will be given upon application and throughout the course. Students will also practise teaching their classes to friends and family at home between course training days.

Certification:  Upon successful graduation from the Gem Yoga 200hr Yoga Teacher Training program, participants will be eligible to register with Yoga Alliance, and will be certified to teach worldwide.

Investment:  £2,995 (Instalment plans available) £2,795 (If paid in full)

*£500 non-refundable deposit required when booking *Monthly payment plans available (eg. £200/month)

Gem Yoga Teacher Training policies can be found here.

Training Dates: The course will run over 8 monthly weekends – Saturday and Sunday 7am – 6pm:

14th 15th September 2024 (History of Yoga, Asana breakdown, Anatomy & Physiology)
19th 20th October 2024 (Asana breakdown, Yoga Anatomy)
2nd 3rd November 2024 (Asana breakdown, Yoga Philosophy)
14th 15th December 2024 (Lesson Planning, Ayurveda, Chakras & Energy Body)
11th 12th January 2025 (Backbending & Inversion workshops, Fascia, Sadhana)
8th 9th February 2025 (Mock Teaching Assessment)
8th 9th March 2025 (Teaching Assessment)
5th 6th April 2025 (Adjustments, Business & Ethics of Yoga)

*You are responsible for your own body. Gem Yoga Teacher Training is not liable for any injury you may receive during the course.


Location Address: Tuell Farm Cottages, Milton Abbot, PL19 8PY, Tavistock


“I feel confident starting my journey as a yoga teacher. I cannot recommend Gemma enough if you are thinking about doing your 200 hour YTT, she is an extremely knowledgeable and inspiring teacher and the course has truly changed my yoga journey, life perspective and made me excited to start teaching and learn more!” – Imogen


Tuell Farm, Tavistock, Devon

Photos from previous courses

What previous students have to say…

Cheryl Demesa, Brighton

"Inspiring, skilful and encouraging – Gemma is an excellent yoga teacher. Her 200HR YTT is a wonderful blend of sharing her knowledge, helping improve skills and confidence, giving us time to practice and creating a supportive class atmosphere."
Cheryl Demesa, Brighton
Jennifer Nicholas, Brighton

"Gem is a brilliant teacher who delivers a strong practice in a gentle way. I’ve attended many classes run by her – which have all been amazing! She has a deep understanding of every aspect of yoga, which she beautifully weaves through her teaching."
Jennifer Nicholas, Brighton
Georgina Collins, Hove

"Gem’s teaching style belies her commitment to the practice of yoga, sharing her infectious energy and love for life. YTT covers all the basics: love of yoga combined with keen business acumen and an appreciation of the competitive world we live in."
Georgina Collins, Hove

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