BWY Teacher Training Courses for Teaching Yoga

Train to Teach your Passion

Are you thinking about Yoga Teacher Training? The BWYQ Certificate Course for Teaching Yoga is an exciting opportunity to transform your passion for yoga into teaching it to others. Maybe your yoga practice has been a considerable part of your life for a few years and you would like to take it to a totally new level.

What will the course be about?

This 300 hrs course works along the syllabus of the BWYQ Teacher Training Certificate which offers a Level 4 of the National Educational Credit Framework.

You are offered 160+ contact hours plus one to one tutor contact and  home study which will lead you 300 hrs by the end of the course.

Throughout the time you are receiving teaching by the course tutors, which will be a mixture of lectures, discussion and interactive group and partner work. All will be delivered in a non-competitive and nurturing environment, enabling you to become a confident and competent yoga teacher.


You would need to have a very regular yoga practice of at least 2 years with an approved yoga teacher or you have completed a BWY Foundation Course 1.

As the course covers a variety of subjects, you would need to have a keen interest in learning about the anatomy and kinesiology of the human body and in learning how to teach Yoga. You would need to have an open mind .

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 Days, which takes place January 17th and 24th 2021 or the Webinars November 20th and 27th.

Throughout the course you would need to attend weekly yoga classes with your teacher which need to be signed off.

After being accepted to the course and prior to its start, you would need to complete the BWY distant learner A&P (Anatomy and Physiology) course.


Course Dates and Timing

Introduction Day: January 17th 2021, 10.00 am – 4.30 pm.

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

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, marked homework. In order to ensure our course is accessible there is facility to submit information in written, audio or vlog format. This is often the scary part of the training, but it really 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 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.

Costs and payment details


Early bird discounts

 Super Early Bird

There will be 2 online Webinars, November 15th and 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, the non-refundable deposit of £950 will be due by the end of November 30th in order to secure the place on the course.


Early Bird

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.

Application process

  • Please contact me for the syllabus and application form.
  • Read the course syllabus.
  • Book into the Induction Days/Webinars and transfer the contribution of £50.
  • After the interview and Webinar/Induction Day put your name down.
  • The application form is due 2 days after the Induction Day, together with the non-refundable deposit.
  • On acceptance to the course please set up the Standing Order, starting with the first meeting.


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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