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BWYQ Level 4 Certificate in Teaching Gentle Years Yoga with Laura Bissell

11th June 2022
at The Wellbeing Hub

BWYQ Level 4 Certificate in Teaching Gentle Years Yoga with Laura Bissell

Tutor: Laura Bissell

Date: 11th June 2022

Time: 09:00 - 18:00

Location: The Wellbeing Hub

Type of Event: BWYQ L4 Gentle Years Yoga

Places Available: 9

BWYQ Level 4 Certificate in Teaching Gentle Years Yoga with Laura Bissell
Start Date:11-12 June 2022 -  Unit 2 Face to Face Days [GLASGOW, SCOTLAND]
End Date: 10th June 2023 - End of Course
Time: 09.00 - 18.00
For an application form and to receive further information, please contact:
Information about the course:

This Level 4 Certificate in Teaching Gentle Years Yoga (GYY) course uses a ‘blended learning’ model comprised of:  

UNIT 1:  42 hours (4 credits) - E-Learning theory to be done at home with interactive videos and written worksheets submitted by email, to be completed prior to 11 June or as soon as possible aferwards. Past students have done Unit 1 intensely in one to two weeks, others have done it in one month and some prefer a more leisurely pace over a two to three month period.

UNIT 2:  84 hours (9 credits) - Face to Face practical days on 11th-12th June at the Wellbeing Hub, 1st floor studio, in Glasgow – to observe a GYY class, to practise chair-based yoga techniques and dharana activities and to teach the techniques face to face in small groups.  After the weekend, you will have access to a video gallery of techniques to practise at home and a chance to teach your peers online via Zoom, to be arranged later in June or July, with informal assessment and feedback.  Coursework: planning and preparing to teach a 6-week GYY course, then delivering it either face to face or online, with one session being observed/assessed by a qualified assessor.  The final assignment is to write case studies on two of your older adult students with different health conditions.


To be conducted by BWY DCT Rosemary Bennett, a GYY tutor and experienced GYY Teacher who taught online GYY classes during two waves of the Research Trial.


Upon successful completion and quality assurance of the assessments for Units 1 and 2 (126 hours or 13 credits), you will be able to submit a claim for the BWYQ Level 4 Certificate in Teaching Gentle Years Yoga, a national qualification on Ofqual’s Regulated Qualifications Framework (RQF). 

You will also be placed on the Gentle Years Yoga register so that interested agencies, health commissioners and/or social prescribers will be able to locate you as one of the fully qualified Gentle Years Yoga teachers.


Level 3 Teaching Yoga qualification or equivalent (any tradition)


Adapting physical activity for older adults including adults at risk or those with disabilities (SKAEF)


Learning how to protect adults at risk when teaching in the community, residential care home or online


The overview of the BWYQ Level 4 Certificate in Teaching GYY qualification is available with this link:

If you think you already have credits for a unit, you can apply for Recognised Prior Learning via an application form provided by the tutor.  


£660 in total is payable in full to BWY upon acceptance to the course.


The Wellbeing Hub, 14 Rogart St, Bridgeton, Glasgow G40 2AA is a new, modernyoga venue near Glasgow Green.  The studio is on the first floor, up a short flight of stairs. It is located 0.2 miles from Bridgeton Station, a 4 minute walk, and bus numbers 18, 46, 165, 263 stop close by.

PUBLIC TRANSPORT:Railway transport is easy from most areas of Scotland and northern England.

Popular budget airlines flying into Glasgow from across the UK include LoganAir and Easyjet. There is an Airport Express Bus service between Glasgow Airport and the City Centre, then a 5 minute train from Glasgow Central Station to Bridgeton Station near the venue.


The Premier Inn at Cambuslang/M47 (off London Rd) at around £100 per night is handy for someone travelling by car and meals are available in the on-site restaurant, plus there are several nearby cafes/take away restaurants. It is less than 3 miles to the venue.

If you would prefer to stay in the West End, near the centre, the  Sandyford Hotel, 904 Sauchiehall Street has two single ensuite rooms reserved for the evenings of 10th and 11th June; accommodation sells out quickly in June.  The additional cost for an out of town attendee wanting B&B accommodation for two nights is£157.25  -- please contact Laura if interested. There is an Indian restaurant across the street and an affordable Japanese restaurant nearby.


Street parking near the venue is available on weekends.


There are cafes, coffee houses and mini-markets near the venue. There is a kitchen area with teamaking facilities at the venue which allows sandwiches, etc. to be brought in as long as everyone removes waste from the premises when they leave.
Start of Unit 1 –  Ideally, you need to have completed the 42 hours prior to the unit 2 start on 11 June or as soon as possible afterwards. Unit 1 takes 1-3 months for most people, but during lockdown some students accomplished it in 2 weeks.

Unit 2 Practical Days with tutor – 11th-12th June at the venue from 9:00 to 18:00 

The practical weekend will be followed by Zoom sessions to be arranged for later in June/July with Laura and Rosemary.  Students will then plan and deliver a 6 week course with one session to be assessed.


The Wellbeing Hub
1st Floor Studio
14 Rogart Street
G3 7DS


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