At BWY we have a reputation for excellence in our own yoga teacher training qualifications and we share that commitment to excellence with others.
Scroll down to discover a BWY Accredited Training Organisation near you.
We believe it is important that UK yoga teacher training should be diverse in both teaching and traditions. We help support that by offering recognition to the high standards of yoga teacher training offered by other organisations.
As the National Governing Body for yoga, BWY offers accreditation, via a rigorous application process. Organisations successfully completing this process are awarded Accredited Training Organisation (ATO) status.
Becoming a BWY ATO is a way for organisations to demonstrate that their teacher training programmes meet a high-quality standard. The BWY ATO logo is intended to be a benchmark of quality and validation.
Adamo School of Yoga
Adamo School of Yoga aims to provide all the essential elements of the BWY course, plus additional aspects which come from the extensive experience of the tutors in delivering courses and classes.
They are led by Richard Adamo, one of the most experienced teacher trainers in the UK who has a background in Ashtanga and Iyengar yoga. He works with Kat who trained with BWY and has also qualified in teaching children and Yin yoga.
Teacher training is face to face with online backup and a library of recorded lectures. They also have an online development course for those who want to further their yoga knowledge.
Intelligent Yoga Teacher Training
Are you looking for a new perspective on yoga teacher training?
Intelligent Yoga Teacher Training (IYTT) offer an incisive, thoughtful and intelligent approach, driven by scientific developments in anatomy and movement research.
Delivered by an elite group of senior yoga teachers at the top of their field, with decades of practical experience, IYTT offers an immersive modular structure which provides time and space for profound learning, integration and growth.
Described by some as radical and provocative, this approach is inspired by Scaravelli, dance, Feldenkrais and somatic, embodied practices and demands a fundamental shift in our practice and teaching.
Catherine Annis (core tutor and course leader)
Gary Carter (myofascial connections)
Teach Yoga Ltd (TYL) offer teacher training courses, together with therapeutic yoga training, workshops and retreats.
TYL was founded in 2001 by Elena Voyce PhD, who was a pioneer of therapeutic yoga in the UK and is well known for her unique system that combines ancient wisdom with principles of rehabilitation and modern science.
Elena is joined on the course by tutors who are experts in the fields of asana, pranayama, meditation, anatomy and physiology. Senior course tutors include Swami Saradananda and Krishnaa Devi, who is also one of the only Sanskrit scholars in the UK.
Are you searching for a teacher training which will help you develop a more playful and exploratory approach to bodywork? Curious to learn more about the meridians? Fascinated by the Scaravelli approach to yoga? Interested in Qigong and exploring the common ground between the wisdom traditions?
Meridian Yoga was created and developed by yoga, dance, shiatsu and qigong teachers at The Shiatsu College, founded in 1984 – not a style but an approach rooted in connection.
Our expertise in bodywork and teacher training supports your inner, confident teacher to blossom and your Yoga practice to deepen and transform.
True Yoga is a training and teaching organisation led by Colin Dunsmuir dedicated to supporting, encouraging and facilitating education, research and clinical expertise in yoga and yoga therapy. It delivers foundation training, teacher training, postgraduate training, one-off workshops and private consultations, according to the tradition of T Krishnamacharya and TKV Desikachar.
As means of complementary therapy, the philosophical schools of yoga and ayurveda are given a real-life application in the western therapeutic context, to target the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual aspects of health and disease.
Yoga Academy was founded in 2003 by Simon Low and since then has established itself as a world leader in yoga teacher training, offering foundational teacher trainings as well as ongoing training for teachers.
All courses are held at residential venues. The foundational training is not specific to any one contemporary school or style of yoga, but offers broad based education in yoga, offering a sound platform of knowledge.
Ongoing training is offered as study immersions of different lengths with a focus on specific topics that enhance teachers’ teaching skills, inspire their further education and develop their personal practice.
Yogacampus offers Yoga Teacher Training Diploma for an authentic, inclusive and non-dogmatic learning experience with one of the UK’s longest-running yoga teacher training courses.
Rather than limiting students’ focus to any particular school or mode of yoga, their training covers a wide spectrum of yogic teachings, empowering you to embody your practise and teaching style without ego and dogma.
Over 16 months, immerse yourself in the lineage and traditions of yoga and develop your own unique teaching style that uses yogic principles to enrich 21st century lives.
Locations: London, Manchester, York
Yoga Satsanga Ashram
Yoga Satsanga Ashram is the home of Sanatan Yoga, an authentic yoga teacher training school run in an ashram style, as yoga was taught in ancient India. Students live with the guru (one who leads us from our darkness or ignorance towards the light of eternal truth or Sat in a highly structured routine of yoga sadhana (practice).
The ashram in Carmarthenshire, Wales, is associated with the International Centre for Yoga Education and Research (ICYER), Ananda Ashram, based in Pudicherry, South India which was founded by Yoga Maharishi Dr Swami Gitananda Giri. The teachers here Yogacharya Jnandev is a senior mentor of the tradition, training yoga chikitsa students with Dr Ananda Bhavanani (son and successor of Swamiji) and likewise Yogacharini Deepika is also a senior mentor and the pranayama lead trainer within the tradition.
Yoga Wise School of Yoga and Ayurveda
Yoga Wise was founded in 2019 by Emma Turnbull, a BWY teacher and ayurvedic consultant.
Courses offered include the BWY Foundation courses and a 500hr Diploma in Ayurvedic Yoga Teacher Training accredited by BWY.
Yoga Wise aim for their teacher training students to learn all the essential skills, plus business and marketing for yoga teachers as well as ayurvedic wisdom and how to apply it to your practice and teaching, self-care and boundaries as a yoga teacher.
Courses are held over two years, in person at Yoga Wise Studio in Essex.
Other benefits of being a BWY ATO include:
- Students who qualify via an ATO become BWY-accredited teachers.
- As BWY Teaching Members they can benefit from our full range of membership benefits and offers.
- ATO-qualified tutors achieve BWY accredited teacher status.
- Access to the BWY as an opportunity for information exchange, co-operation, networking and sharing good practice.
- BWY arranges networking and training events for ATOs.