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BWY L4 Certificate in Teaching Yoga (QCF)

Starting June 2018 in Oxted, Surrey

The Certificate in Yoga Teaching is a new qualification designed to meet the needs of aspiring Yoga teachers who need the basic skills to start running general classes for the public at large. You will learn essential teaching skills like:

  • Course planning
  • Lesson planning
  • Posture profiling
  • Legal aspects
  • Marketing

… as well as the basic philosophy that underpins modern Yoga practice. This is a practical course that will equip you with all the tools required to teach with confidence. The course will last for 12-15 months and will run on Saturdays and Sundays about every 2-3 weeks during term time from 10-5.30pm.

The course is co-tutored by Tarik Dervish and Cathy Mae. As we are both Ayurvedic practitioners, this training places special emphasis on Ayurveda. For this reason, we are only inviting students with a background in the basic principles of Ayurveda to join the programme. To fulfill this requirement, we are offering a 6-day Ayurveda Module immediately prior to the Teacher Training Programme from April- June 2018.

Information for the BWY Ayurveda Module is available here. 

Course Content

The Certificate comprises the following 5 units:

Unit 1: Applied anatomy and physiology and the teaching of Asana

Unit 2: Yoga breathing practices and relaxation

Unit 3: Planning for teaching and the Responsibilities of a Yoga teacher

Unit 4: Planning and Delivering a Yoga Course

Unit 5: Teaching Asana: observation, adjustment and protection of vulnerable areas of the body.

In addition, students are expected to have completed an anatomy and physiology at Level 3 via the BWY Essentials of Anatomy and Physiology for Yoga Teachers online course or equivalent.

Ideally you will also have done a few years of Yoga and a BWY Foundation course or similar and be able to commit time to assignments, teaching preparations and lesson planning out of contact hours for the duration of the course!

What’s Next?

If you are interested in finding out more, please join us for an Introductory Day held on Saturday 17th March 2018 in Oxted, Surrey.

Please also find full course details in the downloads below.

Student Pack
Certificate Programme Details
Application Form

If you would like to enquire about this course, please email CMI.