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, you have opportunity to join our last information/induction session:

Sunday March 7th, 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 katjapatel@zestforyoga.com.

To book the information session, follow below link.  Until December 30th, 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 Introduction Day, which takes place February 7th  2021 and the Information Session on March 7th 2021, both 10.00 am to 1.00 pm via zoom.

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.

1Course 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 – 1.00 pm face to face if possible.

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 – 6.00 pm in person

Sunday     9.00 am – 4.30 pm in person


  • February 7th and March 7th  – paperwork, housekeeping, and some teaching 10.00 am – 1.00 pm via zoom
  • March  26th – 28th – 1st proper weekend
  • April 23rd – 25th
  • May 28th – 30th
  • June 25th – 27th
  • July 9th – 11th
  • September 3rd – 5th
  • September 24th – 26th
  • November 5th – 7th
  • December 3rd – 5th


  • January 7th – 8th
  • February 6th
  • March 6th
  • April 2nd

Course content

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.

Investment Details


 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 December 30th  2020, the tuition fee will be £3600 to be paid in full due by December 30th,  BWY and BWYQ Registration Fees apply.

Regular Course Fee

By application and acceptance from  December 31st  2020 onward the full tuition fee of £4050 will apply, the non-refundable deposit of £950 will be due by December 30th 2020 or as soon as accepted. The BWY and BWYQ Registration Fees apply. 

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 full Super Early Bird or the deposit.  Unless you paid the super Early Bird, please set up the Direct Debit starting with the March 14th 2021, ending March 14th 2022.

Download your Information Pack

Find all necessary information regarding our 300 hrs BWYQ L4 Certificate in Teaching Yoga.


I have found the past 3 years both engaging and fun…

After years of practising yoga, I initially enrolled on Katja’s teacher training to gain deeper knowledge of all aspects of yoga, I never believed I would have the confidence to actually teach. However, with Katja’s gentle support and thorough teachings my confidence quietly grew. Having recently completed the course I have been teaching for two years and am astounded by all that I have managed to learn. I believe I have been given the best foundation with which to continue my yoga teaching path and am profoundly grateful to Katja for the gift of her passion, knowledge and experience. I have found the past 3 years both engaging and fun and I cannot recommend Katja’s BWY diploma course enough to anyone wishing to embark on the rewarding art of teaching yoga or to those just wanting to know more about this beautiful subject, you will gain much more than you ever expected!

Cindy Welland

I loved the way she used practical aids…

When I started the Yoga Diploma course, little did I know how much it was going to challenge and humble me. There is so much more to Yoga than we see on first encounter and I have to say that I have learnt a great deal from Katja. I loved the way she used practical aids, giving a very visual guide to anatomical learning… using yoga straps placed in a formation illustrating the pelvic floor muscles for example.

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.

Kam Phagura

Meet the Tutors

Katja Patel

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

Laura Le Feuvre is a British Wheel of Yoga Diploma Course Tutor and BWY Yoga Teacher, she is based in south west London. As well as teaching Foundation Courses, and CPD courses, she has taught as specialist tutor on training courses and as Course director on the BWY 500-hour course. She has a strong interest in communication, the science of meditation and the healing therapeutics of yoga. Laura is a qualified nurse and has done extensive work offering yoga to some of the most vulnerable people in London.


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.

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