This course is for you if you are:

  • Keen to teach yoga and have attended regular classes for more than two years.
  • Looking to build on the skills developed through a BWY Foundation course or similar.
  • Eager to delve deeper into yoga philosophy, breath control and advanced postures.
  • Wanting a good balance between theory and practical teaching experience.

On completion of this course, you’ll gain:

  • Practical and in-depth knowledge of complex asana (yoga postures), breath control (pranayama), relaxation and meditation techniques and how to teach them safely and effectively to meet different needs.
  • An understanding of the responsibilities of a yoga teacher, supporting your professional practice.
  • Effective course and class planning skills supported through peer, tutor and external assessment, for increased teaching confidence.
  • An in-depth knowledge of yoga history and philosophy and how to integrate them within a modern class setting.
  • A BWYQ Level 4 Diploma, the highest level qualification for yoga teacher training.

It’s been a wonderful two years, navigating the learning landscape of anatomy, asana, pranayama, meditation, business, taxes and so much more. It’s been great having real feedback as I find my voice as a yoga teacher.

Wengyee Loke

BWY Yoga Teacher, London


The BWY course was brilliant. If focused on how to teach in a staged approach and teach students with different health conditions.

Ciara Bomford

BWY Yoga Teacher, Abergavenny


For me the course was transformational – life changing and life affirming. Studying with our group of 12 has been such an amazing period of my life.

Allie John

BWY Yoga Teacher, Cardiff


The course curriculum includes:

Unit A: 
Professional responsibilities of a yoga teacher.
Basic breathing and relaxation and how to apply them to meet different needs.
The key principles of anatomy, physiology and movement.

Unit B: Different approaches to teaching asana, basic breath control and relaxation.

Unit C: Effective planning, teaching, assessment and evaluation.

Unit D: The classical foundations of modern yoga with a deep dive into the key yoga texts, including Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras.

Unit E: Integrating philosophy, pranayama (breath control) and advanced asana for class progression.

The Diploma in Yoga Teacher Training Course is approximately 500 hours.


BWY has a new partnership, with Andrew McGonigle, aka Dr Yogi. BWY Training recommends and recognises his 30-hour online training in anatomy and physiology. BWY teacher training students can interact with Andrew live each month during an online Q&A held for trainees taking the course. Many of BWY’s yoga teacher training tutors deliver their A&P with Andrew, who says:

My goal is to make anatomy applied to yoga fun, practical and inclusive.