Our online Yoga Teacher Training course is designed to help you become an effective, safe and successful yoga instructor. Whether you are looking to turn your passion for yoga into a career, or you simply want to improve the quality of your own yoga practice, this course will offer you the tools you need, including movement (asana), breathing (pranayama), meditation and yoga philosophy, sequencing and teaching.
Our course is fully accredited and insurable, enabling you to work as a professional yoga teacher.
Today, yoga is a holistic form of exercise used by many to create a stronger connection between the mind, body and spirit, develop flexibility, improve posture and aid relaxation. There’s also a growing audience of athletes and other sports professionals using yoga to increase their performance and reduce the risk of injury. Reports in recent years suggest that yoga is the single most popular form of group exercise in the UK with over 1.2 million people taking part in classes in any given month. In 2020, the number of people following online yoga classes increased dramatically.
This Yoga Teacher Training course is taught and assessed online and includes 20 hours of video or audio examples and tutorials. It focuses largely on the principles of Hatha yoga, embracing meditation, yoga philosophy and pranayama (breath work) but it will prepare you for a successful career teaching other traditions of yoga too.
This course is written and assessed by experienced yoga teacher and trainer David Haworth E-RYT.
What does the course cover?
There are 6 modules to study:
- Yoga anatomy & physiology
- Yoga history & philosophy
- The power of the breath
- The physical practice of yoga
- Teaching yoga
After this qualification you will:
- have a fundamental understanding of your role as a teacher
- understand the history, traditions and philosophies of yoga
- be able to plan, sequence and deliver yoga classes safely and effectively
- be able to identify common issues in alignment and understanding
- understand and accommodate some of the physical, mental and emotional issues your students may face.
What are the entry requirements?
The qualification is suitable for learners of any age, but we recommend that you are aged 18 or older. There are no other specific entry requirements.
Although it is not an entry requirement, it is important that you have a good level of understanding of the physical practice of yoga. As a recommendation, we recommend that you have been practicing with a teacher regularly for at least 2 years.
How long does the course take?
We recommend 60 guided learning hours for this qualification (the course content, contact with your course tutor and post-assessment feedback), and a minimum total time of 120 hours to complete the course (including your own practice, completing the self-reflection questions and preparing and submitting your assessment material). As the course is all online, you study completely at your own pace, however from the date that you enrol you will have 12 months to complete the course, including all of your assessment material.
How is the course assessed?
Once you are enrolled on the course you will have access to all of our online and distance learning resources, examples and assessments. The course structure guides you through the course criteria step by step. At the end of each topic there is usually a self-reflection question but these are not assessed.
In addition to completing the short written assessments at the end of the course you are also required to present a 30 minute taught class. You don’t need to have students present, but you can if you wish. You’ll video your lesson and upload it along with any supporting material (such as your sequence for the class and any accompanying notes), for assessment and feedback.
Throughout the course you will have access to a course tutor who is available to support your progress and answer any questions you may have. Your course tutor will mark your assessments and your taught class and give you feedback along the way.
On successful completion of this course, you will receive a certificate. Our course is fully reviewed and accredited by the Complementary Medical Association (CMA) and many insurance companies will offer you insurance to practice as a yoga teacher once you are qualified to do so at the end of this course. Natural Touch Training has ensured that this course is recognised and insurable by Wellbeing Insurance and BGi UK, amongst others.
This course does not infer membership of any specific professional body, and some professional bodies require you to attend specific courses in order to attain membership. As yoga teaching is currently unregulated in the UK, membership of a professional body is not required in order to teach as a professional yoga teacher.