50+ years of yoga teaching excellence

Transformational learning for all

Industry-leading yoga teacher training

Industry Leading Yoga Training

For 50+ years, Yoga Scotland has provided transformational educational programmes throughout Scotland. For prospective yoga teachers, our diploma-level teacher training awards graduates with the highest achievable qualification for yoga teachers in Scotland, which is externally verified and recognised worldwide. Our Foundation Yoga and Living Yoga courses offer students a pathway to further deepen their practice and knowledge and are often used as a precursor to teacher training.

We are one of the UK’s most experienced yoga training providers, offering learning opportunities for everyone eager to discover more about yoga. We’ve trained thousands of yoga lovers and teachers and have developed a range of time-tested, comprehensive training programmes which honour the ancient traditions of yoga.

Yoga Scotland is a registered Scottish Charity and the Governing Body for yoga in Scotland. Governing body status is recognised by Sport Scotland, the national agency for sport in Scotland. We are also recognised by the Chartered Institute for the Management of Sport and Physical Activity (CIMPSA) as an Education Partner. We welcome yogis from all schools.

Our Yoga Training Courses

September 2024 Course Applications Are Now Open!

Yoga Scotland is building a diverse, inclusive community accessible to all, based on a safe culture that enables all our students and members to be their true selves. We will ensure that all applicants are provided for in the application process. If you require assistance or accommodation of any kind, please mention this in your application; we would love to hear from you!

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Yoga Foundation Course

One-year, part-time certified foundational programme.

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Yoga Teacher Training

Two-year, 500-hour diploma-certified training programme.

People practicing yoga

Living Yoga Course

Develop a deeper understanding of yoga and  your personal practice.


Why should I choose Yoga Scotland?

We offer best-in-class training programmes, our highly experienced, inspiring tutors host a range of classes, workshops and retreats utilising our time-tested curriculum, which honours the ancient philosophy of yoga. Trainees who successfully complete the course will be awarded Yoga Scotland accredited awards, widely recognised as best in class and globally recognised.

I’m not sure what training is right for me, can Yoga Scotland help?

Yes! Our yoga advisors can answer any questions or queries you might have about our training programmes. Email your query to admin@yogascotland.org.uk, and we’ll get back to you.

Is there bursary support to help with costs?

Yes! See details of our bursary fund here.

What qualifications or experience do I need to apply for Teacher Training?

We highly recommend completing our Foundation Training programme before applying for our Diploma course. You will also need to have attended regular yoga classes for at least two years. We also accept students who have not completed our Foundation Training if they have completed other similar courses. 

Can I do the courses online?

At Yoga Scotland we believe training needs to be an in-person experience, while some elements of our courses are delivered online, in-person training is fundamental to developing our yoga students 

What is the difference between Foundation and Living Yoga courses?

Living Yoga is a progression course for many who have completed the Foundation training but don’t wish to pursue a teaching qualification.  

50+ Years

Providing teaching excellence

3,000+ Alumni

Scotland’s largest teacher network

5* Curriculum

Extensive training programmes

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