50+ years of yoga teaching excellence

The Governing Body for Yoga in Scotland

Industry-leading yoga teacher training

Yoga Foundation Training

Our Yoga Foundation Course is often the first formal yoga training students take. It is also a prerequisite for those wishing to advance to the Teacher Training Diploma. This comprehensive 60-hour course is designed to enable you to explore yoga in more depth than in a typical class as well as expand and consolidate your personal practice.

You will explore many aspects of yoga, including asana, pranayama, concentration (dharana) and meditation (dhyana) – alongside topics such as the history and philosophy of yoga and its different paths and schools. You will develop the ability to plan simple personal sequences to meet your needs and experience a deeper immersion into personal practice and its impact. A Yoga Scotland Foundation Course Certificate is awarded to students who attend a minimum of 80% of the course.

For 50+ years, Yoga Scotland has provided industry-leading educational programmes throughout Scotland. Through inclusive, accessible, safe and equitable practice, our courses encourage all to explore their practice, deepening it through experience, education, discussion, study and training.

Course Information – Now Accepting Applications! Closing date 30th June 2024

Edinburgh Yoga Foundation Training 2024 – 2025 with Melanie Cook

2024
Sat 7 Sept (1) 
Sat 5 Oct (2) 
Sat 9 Nov (3) 
Sat 7 Dec (4)
2025
Sat 11 Jan (5) 
Sat 8 Feb (6) 
Sat 1 March (7) 
Sat 5 April (8) 
Sat 3 May (9) 
Sat 7 June (10)

Glasgow Yoga Foundation Training 2024 – 2025 with Lindsey Porter

2024
Sat 21 Sept (1) 
Sat 19 Oct (2) 
Sat 16 Nov (3) 
Sat 14 Dec (4) 
2025
Sat 25 Jan (5) 
Sat 22 Feb (6) 
Sat 8 March (7) 
Sat 26 April (8) 
Sat 17 May (9) 
Sat 14 June (10) 

Edinburgh Venue Location

Blazin’ Studios, 151 London Road., Edinburgh EH7 6AE

Blazin’ Studios, 2nd Floor, St Margarets House, 151 London Road, Edinburgh EH7 6AE

Glasgow Venue Location

Shiatsu and Thai Massage Training Scotland, 72 Berkeley Street, Glasgow G3 7PH

Shiatsu and Thai Massage Training Scotland, 72 Berkeley Street, Glasgow G3 7PH

FAQs

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How and when do I apply

Please complete the Application and Reference Forms available on this page and submit to foundationlivingyogaapplications@yogascotland.org.uk The closing date for applications is the 29th of April 2024. Our courses are in high demand, and applications will be considered on a first come, first served basis.

What are the prerequisites for teacher training?

Applicants must have regularly attended yoga classes taught by a recognised teacher for a minimum of two years. Students must be able to attend the mandatory first day of the course.

How much does the programme cost?

The cost of the Foundation Course is £600 and begins from September 2024 and must be paid before 1 August 1st. A deposit of £225 is payable on acceptance to the course and £375 before 1st Sept. Paying by Instalments: A deposit of £225 is payable on acceptance to the course and payment by 2 further instalments on 1st November and 1st February of £225 each, is available. (includes additional admin fee). All monies paid are non-refundable. 

Bursaries are available subject to certain criteria, including low waged or in receipt of certain benefits.

For more information, please contact us.

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Is there any bursary support available to help with costs?

Yes! Bursaries are available under specific criteria, including low waged or if you are receiving certain benefits. For an application form and more information, see here

What is the duration?

60 hours, comprising of ten days (mostly Saturdays) of six hours each.

Ensure availablity for the given dates of your course.

I have a neurodiversity condition/or require other special accommodation, can I apply?

Yes! Yoga Scotland is an inclusive, supportive community, and we make every effort to ensure our education programmes are accessible to all. Please note your accommodation requirements in the application form.

50+ Years

Providing teaching excellence

3,000+ Alumni

Scotland’s largest teacher network

5* Curriculum

Extensive training programmes

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