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.
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.
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.
BWY Yoga Teacher, Cardiff
The course curriculum includes:
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.
Meet the Teacher Training Courses lead – Belinda Emberson
All tutors for the Diploma, Certificate and Progression to Diploma courses have taught for a minimum of five years and have completed extensive tutor-assessed study with the BWY for a further two years.
Leading the team of tutors, Belinda Emberson has been a BWY yoga teacher since 2002 and has led teacher trainings for over six years. She is responsible for training teachers to a high-quality standard to deliver L4 Certificate & Diploma Yoga Teacher Training.