BWYQ 300 hrs Certificate Course in Teaching Yoga
Learn to Teach your Passion
Are you thinking about becoming a Yoga Teacher?
You love Yoga and have enjoyed all its goodness for at least the last two years and know that you would like to deepen your knowledge and share this wonderful practice with others?
The BWYQ Certificate Course for Teaching Yoga is an exciting opportunity to transform your passion for Yoga into a passion for sharing Yoga with others.
What to expect?
The 300 hrs BWYQ Certificate Course in Teaching Yoga is a rich and integrated programme.
- The course will teach you about the anatomy of the body helping you understand and analyse yoga postures so that you can tailor them to your students.
- You learn how to design Yoga courses and sessions using themes that inspire you and your students.
- As a Yoga teacher it is important to know about teaching techniques, ways to convey your message, how to teach beginners and more experienced students alike.
- The BWYQ courses are focusing on inclusivity, being able to cater for students of different abilities, some might have lower back or joint issues, some suffer from illnesses, and others are experienced and mobile, how to design sessions that suit all using modifications, props and advancing with variations.
- And many more.
Deepen your personal Practice
Part of training to become a Yoga teacher is establishing and/or maintaining a deep personal practice exploring postures, breathing and meditation, to be inspired to explore all aspects of Yoga and share with your potential students.
Change your Perspective
Each body is different in its structure and needs.
This training helps you to transition from your own practice to understanding the bodies of your potential students.
You learn you how to use props and make sensible adjustments with confidence.
Discover your Creativity
Teaching yoga is an act of creativity, tapping into your potential by teaching you how to theme courses and classes, how to develop sequences as a creative expression of your experience and understanding of Yoga.
You will be supported during designing and teaching your first 10 week course.
Explore new Worlds
During the 300 hrs Certificate Course we explore the enriching philosophy of Yoga.
We are going to read and discuss texts such as the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali and Bhagavad Gita, the Hatha Yoga Pradipika, discovering their relevance to our life on and off the mat as well as how to use as themes for our sessions and courses.
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- The 300 hrs course moves along the syllabus of the BWYQ Teacher Training Certificate offering a Level 4 Qualification of the National Educational Credit Framework, equivalent to a HNC/ first year of a foundation Degree. The course is overseen and quality assured internally as well as an external organisation and recognised by the UK education system, by schools, colleges, universities and employers.
You are required to attend a minimum of 160 contact hours which are made up of 11 weekends (Friday 6.00 – 9.00 pm, Saturday 1.00 – 6.00 pm and Sunday 9.00 am – 4.30 pm) and additional one to one tutor contact; together with your home study it will total 300 hrs.
This course will be blended learning with the Friday evening session offered online via zoom and the weekend sessions are in person. Should any Covid restrictions still be in place the in person sessions will be delivered online as well as long as needed.
Throughout the duration of the course you are going to receive teachings by the course tutors, composing of a mixture of lectures, discussion and interactive group and partner work, including starting to teach asanas, basic breathing, and relaxation. In addition regular guest tutors are going to share their expertise in specialised fields.
All will be delivered in a non-competitive and nurturing environment, enabling you to become a confident and competent yoga teacher.
Both tutors are BWY Diploma Course tutors, having undergone extensive Yoga tutor training.
British Wheel of Yoga is the largest yoga membership organisation in the UK, committed to promoting a greater understanding of yoga and its safe practice through experience, education, study and training.
British Wheel of Yoga Training offers Ofqual-regulated, Level 4 yoga teacher training qualifications that are on the Regulated Qualifications Framework (RQF). These qualifications are overseen and quality-assured by the external Awarding Organisation British Wheel of Yoga Qualifications (BWYQ) and recognized recognised throughout the UK education system, by schools, colleges, universities and employers.
Finding the yoga teacher training that is right for you can be a challenge. The dates, time for home study, accessibility, the structure of the course, financial investment and the tutors need to be considered.
To be able to find out if this course is the one for you, we are organising a free online information session:
Sunday November 22nd, 10.00 am – 12.00 pm.
The Information Session will offer you an introduction into the structure of the course and how to apply. You can meet Laura and me, the course tutors, and ask questions. You can of course also contact us beforehand by sending an email to email@example.com.
To book the information session, follow below link. Until end of November 2020 you are able to get the Super Early Bird 🙂
A very regular yoga practice of at least 2 years with an approved yoga teacher or completion a BWY Foundation Course 1.
The course covers a variety of subjects, such as the anatomy and kinesiology of the human body and learning the practicalities of how to teach Yoga. A keen interest in learning and an open mind are very important.
Prior to the course, interviews are going to take place and you would have the opportunity to experience a taste of a typical meeting at the Induction Day, which takes place January 17th 2021 or the Information Session on November 22nd 2020.
Throughout the course you would need to attend weekly yoga classes with your teacher which need to be signed off. Personal practice with a teacher is an invaluable part of becoming a yoga teacher.
Prior to its start, you would need to complete the BWY distant learner A&P (Anatomy and Physiology) course or any other equivalent to get a foundation in the anatomy.
Course Dates and Timing
Free online Information Session is held on November 22nd, 10.00 am – 12.00 pm.
Introduction Day, which is a sample of a typical meeting day: January 17th 2021, 10.00 am – 4.30 pm.
Structure of the Course Weekends
13 weekends: from March 2021 – April 2022
Friday 6.00 – 9.00 pm online teaching via zoom
Saturday 1.00 – 4.30 pm in person
Sunday 9.00 am – 4.30 pm
- March 26th – 28th
- April 23rd – 25th
- May 28th – 30th
- June 25th – 27th
- July 16th – 18th
- September 3rd – 5th
- September 24th – 26th
- November 5th – 7th
- December 3rd – 5th
- January 7th – 8th
- February 6th
- March 6th
- April 2nd
The course covers the principles of kinesiology and practical application of A&P to ensure safe practice and appropriate modification of asanas, lesson planning and course planning, assessing your students, evaluating your own teaching, class management and the teaching of adults, and the business of setting up your own yoga class.
The course is divided in different Units which will be assessed through formal assignments and marked homework. There is a variety of formats in which you are able to present your work, such as in written, audio or vlog format.
This is often the scary part of the training, but it truly helps you to transform from a yoga practitioner into a yoga teachers.
5 Units taught non-sequentially aim to equip student teachers in the theory and practice of;
Principles of Anatomy and Physiology and the Teaching of Asana
Breath Awareness, Breathing Techniques and Relaxation
Stress & Relaxation Teaching & Learning, Lesson Planning & Setting up a Class
The Business of Yoga – Course and Class Planning
Teaching Skills – the Art of Teaching Yoga
Safe and Inclusive Teaching
The Historical and Philosophical Background of Yoga
The Certificate Course is very practical and encourages you to start thinking of yourself as a Yoga teacher from day one. Each unit will include presentations and written assignments to ensure you get plenty of practice in teaching on the course in preparation for teaching your own classes.
The syllabus asanas are going to be taught to deliver you an in-depth understanding of their anatomy, how to modify them and their possible effect on the vulnerable areas of the body.
Early bird discounts
Super Early Bird
There will be an online Information Session on November 22nd, to introduce the course and teaching. By applying and being accepted onto the course by November 30th 2020, the course fee will be £3600 paid in full due by the end of November 30th,
By application and acceptance after the Induction Days, January 27th 2021, the course fee will be £3900, the non-refundable deposit of £950 will be due by the end of January 27th 2021 in order to secure the place on the course.
By application and acceptance from January 28th 2021 onward the full course fee of £4200 will apply, the non-refundable deposit of £950 will be due by the end of January 28th 2021.
Ready to Apply?
- Please contact me for any questions and download the full Information Pack including Application Form below.
- Read the course syllabus.
- Book your interview slot below. It sounds very official, but is the opportunity to have a one to one talk and asked questions that you might like to ask during the Information Session or the Induction Day.
- Book into the free online Information Session on Sunday, November 22nd, 10.00 am – 12.00 pm.
- Confirm your application to join (considering the Super Early Bird and Early Bird discount)
- On acceptance to the course please pay the deposit or full Super Early Bird and set up the Standing Order, starting with the first meeting or earlier if you wish. If you have signed up with the Super Early Bird, then you have paid already, so no need for the Standing Order.
Download your Information Pack
Find all necessary information regarding our 300 hrs BWYQ L4 Certificate in Teaching Yoga.
I loved the way she used practical aids…
Much as it was tough, I also really valued the thorough marking of essays! This made me dig REALLY deep. Also encouraged me to reflect and understand the writings such as the Yoga Sutras, The Upanishads, Hatha Yoga Pradipika and the Bhagavad Gita better.
Meeting Katja and the other students was a highlight each month and being put through our paces in the practical sessions. I have definitely come out the other end a different person and am very grateful for the learning that I have received.
I have found the past 3 years both engaging and fun…
Meet the Tutors
Katja Patel is a British Wheel of Yoga Diploma Course Tutor and an accredited BWY Yoga Teacher, based in north west London. She is teaching Foundation Courses and BWYQ 500-and 300-hr courses. Katja is an Ayurveda Massage Therapist and studying to become an Ayurveda Nutrition and Lifestyle Consultant with a strong interest in women’s health including Pregnancy and Postpartum. Her yoga classes are in north west London and online.
Laura Le Feuvre
The course venue is; 1st Ickenham Scouts, London UB10 8RE.
It is conveniently located within 5 mins walking distance from Ickenham Tube Station and 10 mins from West Ruislip Tube and Train Station.
Accessibility by car is 5 min from the A40 and 10 min from Junction 16 of the M25.
Car park is 1 min from the hall, free parking on Sundays.