BWYT Teacher Training Certificate and Diploma Courses

The 300-hour Certificate and 500-hour Diploma courses take between one and three years to complete. They are run throughout the country by BWY course tutors.

The Diploma Course comprises of 8 units of study. 

The Certificate Course comprises the first 5 of these units. Students completing this course have the opportunity, to upgrade their qualification to the Diploma, by completing the final three units at a later stage.

Those wishing to enrol on a Certificate or Diploma course will have practised yoga for over two years. Often they will also have completed the Foundation Course. 

Students on both qualifications are insured to teach yoga from the start of the course. 

Students explore a practical and theoretical syllabus that covers: 

  • Anatomy and physiology (including common medical conditions)
  • Applied anatomy and physiology 
  • The teaching of asana Yoga breathing practices and relaxation
  • Planning for teaching and the responsibilities of a yoga teacher
  • Observation, adjustment and protection of vulnerable areas of the body
  • An introduction to the history and philosophy of yoga


 Those students on the Diploma Course will also cover the following in more depth:

  • developing subtle teaching skills
  • pranayama
  • meditation 
  • more complex asana 

 Find BWYT Teacher Training Certificate and Diploma Courses in your area

If you are already a teacher, trained through another tradition/organisation but would like to achieve the BWYQ qualification, see the Integration Course for Yoga Teachers.

In Service Training

To maintain teaching status, we require all BWY teachers to continue their learning through gaining Continual Professional Development, for example through attending any of the In-Service Training Days held in the BWY regions. See  Continuing Professional Development for more details.

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