Prices from
£1100
Locations
Brighton, Bristol, Cambridge, London, Manchester, Nottingham
Accreditations
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Level 2 courses as a gym instructor and exercise instructor or Level 3 courses in personal training and yoga teaching.
About this course

The Level 3 Diploma in Teaching Yoga (Practitioner) course has been developed using 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).

It is suitable for individuals who do not hold a fitness related qualification but have experience practising yoga and would like to develop a new and rewarding career in teaching yoga. It is also the ideal course for Level 2 Fitness Instructors and Level 3 Personal Trainers who have a keen interest in yoga, practise regularly and are looking to invest in or diversify their career.

The benefits of taking this course  

  • Sharing your passion with others is a joyful experience
  • A YMCA Awards recognised qualification provides opportunities to teach both group classes and one to one sessions in gyms, leisure centres and yoga studios
  • Obtain a qualification that is both CIMPSA and REPs recognised (minimum standards for the Health & Fitness sector)
  • Work freelance delivering classes in various settings to build a regular committed, clientele, which will provide you with a regular income
  • You will be taught by our highly qualified and experienced tutors who present the practical content with passion. Tutors will adapt their delivery to suit your individual learning style
  • Learn how to provide a positive customer experience and how to best support clients in terms of their lifestyle and health choices
  • You'll have unparalleled student support to help you along your way
  • You’ll be able to create and plan structured group classes, which you will deliver with confidence to a diverse clientele
Location and dates

Brighton

Start date
Saturday 3 Oct 20
Format
Classroom and home study
£1250
Course dates
03 Oct 2020 - 04 Oct 2020
10 Oct 2020 - 10 Oct 2020
24 Oct 2020 - 25 Oct 2020
31 Oct 2020 - 01 Nov 2020
07 Nov 2020 - 08 Nov 2020
05 Dec 2020 - 06 Dec 2020
Venue
Start date
Saturday 3 Oct 20
Format
Practical Module (Classroom)
£1100
Course dates
03 Oct 2020 - 04 Oct 2020
10 Oct 2020 - 10 Oct 2020
24 Oct 2020 - 25 Oct 2020
31 Oct 2020 - 01 Nov 2020
07 Nov 2020 - 08 Nov 2020
05 Dec 2020 - 06 Dec 2020
Venue
Start date
Saturday 10 Apr 21
Format
Classroom and home study
£1250
Course dates
10 Apr 2021 - 11 Apr 2021
17 Apr 2021 - 18 Apr 2021
01 May 2021 - 02 May 2021
08 May 2021 - 09 May 2021
15 May 2021 - 15 May 2021
12 Jun 2021 - 13 Jun 2021
Venue
Start date
Saturday 10 Apr 21
Format
Practical Module (Classroom)
£1100
Course dates
10 Apr 2021 - 11 Apr 2021
17 Apr 2021 - 18 Apr 2021
01 May 2021 - 02 May 2021
08 May 2021 - 09 May 2021
15 May 2021 - 15 May 2021
12 Jun 2021 - 13 Jun 2021
Venue

Bristol

Start date
Saturday 7 Nov 20
Format
Classroom and home study
£1250
Course dates
07 Nov 2020 - 08 Nov 2020
14 Nov 2020 - 15 Nov 2020
28 Nov 2020 - 29 Nov 2020
05 Dec 2020 - 06 Dec 2020
12 Dec 2020 - 12 Dec 2020
09 Jan 2021 - 10 Jan 2021
Venue
Start date
Saturday 7 Nov 20
Format
Practical Module (Classroom)
£1100
Course dates
07 Nov 2020 - 08 Nov 2020
14 Nov 2020 - 15 Nov 2020
28 Nov 2020 - 29 Nov 2020
05 Dec 2020 - 06 Dec 2020
12 Dec 2020 - 12 Dec 2020
09 Jan 2021 - 10 Jan 2021
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Start date
Saturday 20 Feb 21
Format
Classroom and home study
£1250
Course dates
20 Feb 2021 - 21 Feb 2021
27 Feb 2021 - 28 Feb 2021
13 Mar 2021 - 14 Mar 2021
20 Mar 2021 - 21 Mar 2021
27 Mar 2021 - 27 Mar 2021
24 Apr 2021 - 25 Apr 2021
Venue
Start date
Saturday 20 Feb 21
Format
Practical Module (Classroom)
£1100
Course dates
20 Feb 2021 - 21 Feb 2021
27 Feb 2021 - 28 Feb 2021
13 Mar 2021 - 14 Mar 2021
20 Mar 2021 - 21 Mar 2021
27 Mar 2021 - 27 Mar 2021
24 Apr 2021 - 25 Apr 2021
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Start date
Saturday 5 Jun 21
Format
Classroom and home study
£1250
Course dates
05 Jun 2021 - 06 Jun 2021
12 Jun 2021 - 13 Jun 2021
26 Jun 2021 - 27 Jun 2021
03 Jul 2021 - 04 Jul 2021
10 Jul 2021 - 10 Jul 2021
07 Aug 2021 - 08 Aug 2021
Venue
Start date
Saturday 5 Jun 21
Format
Practical Module (Classroom)
£1100
Course dates
05 Jun 2021 - 06 Jun 2021
12 Jun 2021 - 13 Jun 2021
26 Jun 2021 - 27 Jun 2021
03 Jul 2021 - 04 Jul 2021
10 Jul 2021 - 10 Jul 2021
07 Aug 2021 - 08 Aug 2021
Venue

Cambridge

Start date
Saturday 5 Sep 20
Format
Classroom and home study
£1250
Course dates
05 Sep 2020 - 06 Sep 2020
12 Sep 2020 - 13 Sep 2020
26 Sep 2020 - 27 Sep 2020
03 Oct 2020 - 04 Oct 2020
11 Oct 2020 - 11 Oct 2020
07 Nov 2020 - 08 Nov 2020
Venue
Start date
Saturday 5 Sep 20
Format
Practical Module (Classroom)
£1100
Course dates
05 Sep 2020 - 06 Sep 2020
12 Sep 2020 - 13 Sep 2020
26 Sep 2020 - 27 Sep 2020
03 Oct 2020 - 04 Oct 2020
11 Oct 2020 - 11 Oct 2020
07 Nov 2020 - 08 Nov 2020
Venue
Start date
Saturday 10 Apr 21
Format
Classroom and home study
£1250
Course dates
10 Apr 2021 - 11 Apr 2021
17 Apr 2021 - 18 Apr 2021
01 May 2021 - 02 May 2021
08 May 2021 - 09 May 2021
15 May 2021 - 15 May 2021
26 Jun 2021 - 27 Jun 2021
Venue
Start date
Saturday 10 Apr 21
Format
Practical Module (Classroom)
£1100
Course dates
10 Apr 2021 - 11 Apr 2021
17 Apr 2021 - 18 Apr 2021
01 May 2021 - 02 May 2021
08 May 2021 - 09 May 2021
15 May 2021 - 15 May 2021
26 Jun 2021 - 27 Jun 2021
Venue

London

Start date
Saturday 5 Sep 20
Format
Classroom and home study
£1250
Course dates
05 Sep 2020 - 06 Sep 2020
12 Sep 2020 - 13 Sep 2020
26 Sep 2020 - 27 Sep 2020
03 Oct 2020 - 04 Oct 2020
10 Oct 2020 - 10 Oct 2020
14 Nov 2020 - 15 Nov 2020
Venue
Start date
Saturday 5 Sep 20
Format
Practical Module (Classroom)
£1100
Course dates
05 Sep 2020 - 06 Sep 2020
12 Sep 2020 - 13 Sep 2020
26 Sep 2020 - 27 Sep 2020
03 Oct 2020 - 04 Oct 2020
10 Oct 2020 - 10 Oct 2020
14 Nov 2020 - 15 Nov 2020
Venue
Start date
Monday 5 Oct 20
Format
Classroom and home study
£1250
Course dates
05 Oct 2020 - 09 Oct 2020
19 Oct 2020 - 22 Oct 2020
16 Nov 2020 - 17 Nov 2020
Venue
Start date
Monday 5 Oct 20
Format
Practical Module (Classroom)
£1100
Course dates
05 Oct 2020 - 09 Oct 2020
19 Oct 2020 - 22 Oct 2020
16 Nov 2020 - 17 Nov 2020
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Start date
Saturday 31 Oct 20
Format
Classroom and home study
£1250
Course dates
31 Oct 2020 - 01 Nov 2020
07 Nov 2020 - 08 Nov 2020
28 Nov 2020 - 29 Nov 2020
05 Dec 2020 - 06 Dec 2020
12 Dec 2020 - 12 Dec 2020
09 Jan 2021 - 10 Jan 2021
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Start date
Saturday 31 Oct 20
Format
Practical Module (Classroom)
£1100
Course dates
31 Oct 2020 - 01 Nov 2020
07 Nov 2020 - 08 Nov 2020
28 Nov 2020 - 29 Nov 2020
05 Dec 2020 - 06 Dec 2020
12 Dec 2020 - 12 Dec 2020
09 Jan 2021 - 10 Jan 2021
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Start date
Monday 30 Nov 20
Format
Classroom and home study
£1250
Course dates
30 Nov 2020 - 04 Dec 2020
14 Dec 2020 - 17 Dec 2020
11 Jan 2021 - 12 Jan 2021
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Start date
Monday 30 Nov 20
Format
Practical Module (Classroom)
£1100
Course dates
30 Nov 2020 - 04 Dec 2020
14 Dec 2020 - 17 Dec 2020
11 Jan 2021 - 12 Jan 2021
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Start date
Saturday 16 Jan 21
Format
Classroom and home study
£1250
Course dates
16 Jan 2021 - 17 Jan 2021
23 Jan 2021 - 24 Jan 2021
06 Feb 2021 - 07 Feb 2021
13 Feb 2021 - 14 Feb 2021
20 Feb 2021 - 20 Feb 2021
20 Mar 2021 - 21 Mar 2021
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Start date
Saturday 16 Jan 21
Format
Practical Module (Classroom)
£1100
Course dates
16 Jan 2021 - 17 Jan 2021
23 Jan 2021 - 24 Jan 2021
06 Feb 2021 - 07 Feb 2021
13 Feb 2021 - 14 Feb 2021
20 Feb 2021 - 20 Feb 2021
20 Mar 2021 - 21 Mar 2021
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Start date
Saturday 6 Mar 21
Format
Classroom and home study
£1250
Course dates
06 Mar 2021 - 07 Mar 2021
13 Mar 2021 - 14 Mar 2021
27 Mar 2021 - 28 Mar 2021
10 Apr 2021 - 11 Apr 2021
17 Apr 2021 - 17 Apr 2021
15 May 2021 - 16 May 2021
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Start date
Saturday 6 Mar 21
Format
Practical Module (Classroom)
£1100
Course dates
06 Mar 2021 - 07 Mar 2021
13 Mar 2021 - 14 Mar 2021
27 Mar 2021 - 28 Mar 2021
10 Apr 2021 - 11 Apr 2021
17 Apr 2021 - 17 Apr 2021
15 May 2021 - 16 May 2021
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Start date
Monday 12 Apr 21
Format
Classroom and home study
£1250
Course dates
12 Apr 2021 - 16 Apr 2021
26 Apr 2021 - 29 Apr 2021
24 May 2021 - 25 May 2021
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Start date
Monday 12 Apr 21
Format
Practical Module (Classroom)
£1100
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12 Apr 2021 - 16 Apr 2021
26 Apr 2021 - 29 Apr 2021
24 May 2021 - 25 May 2021
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Start date
Saturday 1 May 21
Format
Classroom and home study
£1250
Course dates
01 May 2021 - 02 May 2021
08 May 2021 - 09 May 2021
22 May 2021 - 23 May 2021
29 May 2021 - 30 May 2021
05 Jun 2021 - 05 Jun 2021
03 Jul 2021 - 04 Jul 2021
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Start date
Saturday 1 May 21
Format
Practical Module (Classroom)
£1100
Course dates
01 May 2021 - 02 May 2021
08 May 2021 - 09 May 2021
22 May 2021 - 23 May 2021
29 May 2021 - 30 May 2021
05 Jun 2021 - 05 Jun 2021
03 Jul 2021 - 04 Jul 2021
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Start date
Monday 7 Jun 21
Format
Classroom and home study
£1250
Course dates
07 Jun 2021 - 11 Jun 2021
21 Jun 2021 - 24 Jun 2021
19 Jul 2021 - 20 Jul 2021
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Start date
Monday 7 Jun 21
Format
Practical Module (Classroom)
£1100
Course dates
07 Jun 2021 - 11 Jun 2021
21 Jun 2021 - 24 Jun 2021
19 Jul 2021 - 20 Jul 2021
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Manchester

Start date
Saturday 5 Sep 20
Format
Classroom and home study
£1250
Course dates
05 Sep 2020 - 06 Sep 2020
12 Sep 2020 - 13 Sep 2020
26 Sep 2020 - 27 Sep 2020
10 Oct 2020 - 11 Oct 2020
17 Oct 2020 - 17 Oct 2020
21 Nov 2020 - 22 Nov 2020
Venue
Start date
Saturday 5 Sep 20
Format
Practical Module (Classroom)
£1100
Course dates
05 Sep 2020 - 06 Sep 2020
12 Sep 2020 - 13 Sep 2020
26 Sep 2020 - 27 Sep 2020
10 Oct 2020 - 11 Oct 2020
17 Oct 2020 - 17 Oct 2020
21 Nov 2020 - 22 Nov 2020
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Start date
Saturday 23 Jan 21
Format
Classroom and home study
£1250
Course dates
23 Jan 2021 - 24 Jan 2021
30 Jan 2021 - 31 Jan 2021
13 Feb 2021 - 14 Feb 2021
27 Feb 2021 - 28 Feb 2021
06 Mar 2021 - 06 Mar 2021
10 Apr 2021 - 11 Apr 2021
Venue
Start date
Saturday 23 Jan 21
Format
Practical Module (Classroom)
£1100
Course dates
23 Jan 2021 - 24 Jan 2021
30 Jan 2021 - 31 Jan 2021
13 Feb 2021 - 14 Feb 2021
27 Feb 2021 - 28 Feb 2021
06 Mar 2021 - 06 Mar 2021
10 Apr 2021 - 11 Apr 2021
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Start date
Saturday 15 May 21
Format
Classroom and home study
£1250
Course dates
15 May 2021 - 16 May 2021
22 May 2021 - 23 May 2021
05 Jun 2021 - 06 Jun 2021
19 Jun 2021 - 20 Jun 2021
26 Jun 2021 - 26 Jun 2021
24 Jul 2021 - 25 Jul 2021
Venue
Start date
Saturday 15 May 21
Format
Practical Module (Classroom)
£1100
Course dates
15 May 2021 - 16 May 2021
22 May 2021 - 23 May 2021
05 Jun 2021 - 06 Jun 2021
19 Jun 2021 - 20 Jun 2021
26 Jun 2021 - 26 Jun 2021
24 Jul 2021 - 25 Jul 2021
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Nottingham

Start date
Saturday 12 Sep 20
Format
Classroom and home study
£1250
Course dates
12 Sep 2020 - 13 Sep 2020
19 Sep 2020 - 20 Sep 2020
03 Oct 2020 - 04 Oct 2020
10 Oct 2020 - 11 Oct 2020
17 Oct 2020 - 17 Oct 2020
14 Nov 2020 - 15 Nov 2020
Venue
Start date
Saturday 12 Sep 20
Format
Practical Module (Classroom)
£1100
Course dates
12 Sep 2020 - 13 Sep 2020
19 Sep 2020 - 20 Sep 2020
03 Oct 2020 - 04 Oct 2020
10 Oct 2020 - 11 Oct 2020
17 Oct 2020 - 17 Oct 2020
14 Nov 2020 - 15 Nov 2020
Venue
Start date
Saturday 16 Jan 21
Format
Classroom and home study
£1250
Course dates
16 Jan 2021 - 17 Jan 2021
23 Jan 2021 - 24 Jan 2021
06 Feb 2021 - 07 Feb 2021
13 Feb 2021 - 14 Feb 2021
20 Feb 2021 - 20 Feb 2021
20 Mar 2021 - 21 Mar 2021
Venue
Start date
Saturday 16 Jan 21
Format
Practical Module (Classroom)
£1100
Course dates
16 Jan 2021 - 17 Jan 2021
23 Jan 2021 - 24 Jan 2021
06 Feb 2021 - 07 Feb 2021
13 Feb 2021 - 14 Feb 2021
20 Feb 2021 - 20 Feb 2021
20 Mar 2021 - 21 Mar 2021
Venue
Start date
Saturday 8 May 21
Format
Classroom and home study
£1250
Course dates
08 May 2021 - 09 May 2021
15 May 2021 - 16 May 2021
29 May 2021 - 30 May 2021
05 Jun 2021 - 06 Jun 2021
12 Jun 2021 - 12 Jun 2021
17 Jul 2021 - 18 Jul 2021
Venue
Start date
Saturday 8 May 21
Format
Practical Module (Classroom)
£1100
Course dates
08 May 2021 - 09 May 2021
15 May 2021 - 16 May 2021
29 May 2021 - 30 May 2021
05 Jun 2021 - 06 Jun 2021
12 Jun 2021 - 12 Jun 2021
17 Jul 2021 - 18 Jul 2021
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Course details

You may wish to study the Diploma in Teaching Yoga either as a full-time week day course or as a part-time weekend course. Both options are combined with home based and on-line study.

  • Format: Classroom-based learning and home study
  • Duration: 9 days plus 1 day assessment

You'll need to book this course a minimum of 6 weeks in advance to allow enough time to complete the theory learning online ready to sit the exams during the course.

Please note: If you have already passed a Regulated Qualification Framework (RQF) qualification, you may be exempt from one or more units of the course. Please contact one of our Course Advisors for more details.

What you will learn

Theory modules

  • Level 2 Anatomy and Physiology for Instructors
  • Level 2 Providing a Positive Customer Experience
  • Level 2 Lifestyle Management and Health Awareness
  • Level 3 Applied Anatomy and Physiology
  • Fundamentals and Philosophy of Yoga

Practical modules

  • Instructing group Yoga sessions
  • Instructing one to one Yoga sessions
  • A wide variety of asanas (positions), pranayama (breath control), mudra (hand positions), as well as meditation and yoga kriyas (cleansing techniques).
  • How to adapt yoga practises to meet clients’ needs during a yoga session
  • How to review yoga sessions with individuals
  • Plan, prepare, instruct and adapt yoga sessions
  • Design a progressive programme of yoga
  • How to deal with common conditions encountered in a yoga class

Develop your communication skills

  • Manage group dynamics and different abilities.
  • Learn how to communicate with clients effectively to promote wellness and exercise.
  • Understand how rapport and soft skills can be used to motivate and change client behaviour.

How you will be assesed 

A combination of practical and written assessments including:

  • Multiple choice theory papers
  • Worksheet
  • Workbooks
  • Practical assessment
  • Practice journal
  • Lesson plans

What you qualify with

  • YMCA Awards Level 3 Diploma in Teaching Yoga (Practitioner)
  • 20 REPs points / Entry to REPs at Level 3
  • 10 CIMSPA points
Who can do this course?
  • Anyone over 16
  • We recommended two years' experience of practising yoga
How to book

Call us on 0203 944 2533 (Local rate) to book your course or fill out our request a call back form.

Payment options

We accept debit or credit cards over the phone or in person at our London head office. Our office is open 9am - 5pm, Monday to Friday. You can either pay the full amount or by setting up an interest free direct debit in six monthly installments.

Financial support

Advanced Learner Loan

If you are over 19, you can apply for an Advanced Learner Loan that could help cover the cost of the course. Find out if you are eligible.

When you book your course with an Advanced Learner Loan, you'll need to pay an upfront payment of £250 which is refunded upon receipt of full funding. If eligible, you will receive funding for the full price of your course.

Adult Education Budget (AEB)

You may be able to fund all or part of your course with help from the Adult Education Budget. This fund is designed to help you gain the skills and learning you need in order to be successful in the fitness industry. 

Speak to our Course Advisors to find out more.

Special offer

Save 10% on course fees when you book and pay in full, two or more months in advance of the course start date.