Courses to get you started

Courses to get you started YO

Yoga is becoming more and more popular as a career for those interested in the benefits of combining fitness with wellbeing. Our ever-popular Diploma in Teaching Yoga course is based on Hatha Yoga. So whether you want to teach classes or one-to-one sessions, this is the course for you.

Diploma in Teaching Yoga

The popularity of Yoga for its health and fitness benefits continues to grow with both gyms and yoga centres are seeing an increased demand for yoga classes on their timetables. There are many different styles of Yoga. This Yoga Professionals course is based around the practice of Hatha Yoga – the foundation from where many popular styles of yoga have developed. On the course you will learn yoga asanas (positions), pranayama (breath control), mudra (hand positions), as well as meditation and yoga kriyas (cleansing techniques).

Looking for a career in fitness?

Find out about the different routes into the industry and we'll help you to choose your career path.

Open evenings

Join us on a free open evening to get answers to your questions, meet the tutors and speak to our students.

Becoming a Yoga Instructor

Find out how to have a successful career as a Yoga Instructor with advice on the skills you'll need and how to get started.

How to book

To book with us, you can give us a call or request a callback so we can make sure we're providing the right service, tailored to your needs.
Continued professional development courses

Continued professional development courses allow you to further your career in fitness. After taking an entry level course, you can broaden your skills with a more specialist area, allowing you to build up your portfolio and learn new things. You can choose from a range of courses and areas of interest.

Vinyasa Yoga

Breathe new life into your classes with Vinyasa. This unique 2 day workshop will train you to plan and teach sequences that integrate postures designed for flexibility, strength and relaxation. Using Vinyasa poses, you will energise your clients' bodies and refresh their minds.

Yoga Nidra

Yoga Nidra is a practic of deep relaxation and is essential training if you wish to progress to higher practices of yoga, such as meditation. This workshop will teach you how to withdraw the senses from the outside stimuli bringing positive effects on the entire body and mental processes.

Level 4 Lower Back Pain

The Level 4 Lower Back Pain will give you the skills to help treat back injuries using specially designed exercise and lifestyle programmes. You'll learn about the causes and risks of lower back injuries and how exercise can be used to relieve the symptoms. Research has shown that exercise is one of the best remedies, so you'll be playing a vital part in your clients' recovery.

Ante and Postnatal Exercise

Ante and postnatal clients are the mothers of your community and they need your support to stay fit and healthy. This specialism will provide you with the expertise and confidence to deliver safe and effective exercise programmes for women who are pregnant or have recently had a baby. 

Why choose YMCAfit

Helping you be your best is our top priority. We'll train you for a longstanding career, not just to pass a test. We've developed the largest portfolio of courses in the UK and we're investing in this world-class training to continually make it better and always relevant for the fitness industry today - that's why 97% of students would recommend us!

As a charity, we truly believe that everyone should have access to the health benefits of regular physical activity and our graduates are helping to make this happen.