50+ years of yoga teaching excellence

The Governing Body for Yoga in Scotland

Industry-leading yoga teacher training

Industry Leading Yoga Training

Yoga Scotland provides industry-leading training courses for prospective yoga teachers. Our part-time diploma-level Teacher Training programme awards graduates with the highest achievable qualification for yoga teachers in Scotland, which is externally verified and recognised worldwide.

Consisting of 500 hours running over two years, the course starts each September.  Student teachers will explore a practical and theoretical syllabus that covers anatomy and physiology (including common medical conditions), the practice and teaching of asanas and pranayama, the history and philosophy of yoga, and class management.

Our highly experienced, inspiring tutors host a range of classes, workshops and retreats throughout the two-year programme, utilising our time-tested curriculum, which honours the ancient philosophy of yoga. Trainees who successfully complete the course will be awarded the Yoga Scotland Teaching Diploma and become a Yoga Scotland Accredited Teacher.

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.

Applications closed for 2024, Applications for Glasgow 2025 open in the new year.

Edinburgh Teacher Training 2024 – 2026

14-15 September
25-26 October
29 Nov-1 December (residential)
11-18 January (online)
22-23 February
29-30 March
26-27 April
14-15 June
13-14 September
25-26 October
28-30 November (residential)
10-17 January (online)
7-8 March
25-26 April
13-14 June

Venue Location

Studio 6.02 Edinburgh Palette St. Margaret’s House 151 London Road Edinburgh EH7 6AE

Studio 6.02, Edinburgh Palette, St. Margaret’s House, 151 London Road, Edinburgh EH7 6AE 


How and when do I apply

Please complete the Application and Reference Forms available on this page and submit to teachertrainingapplicants@yogascotland.org.uk. The closing date for applications is the 29th of April. 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?

You should have been practising for a minimum of two years. Ideally, we look for applicants who have completed our Foundation Course and/or Living Yoga Course or equivalent, however experience will be considered. 

How much does the programme cost?

The cost of the Teacher Training Course 2024 -2026 is £3750, with £1875 payable by 1 September each year. A deposit of £595 is required on acceptance on to the course.

Payment by instalment is available, details can be found in the course prospectus. 

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?

 500 hours running over two years. This includes 26 weekend days, 4 single days(virtual) and two residential weekends. There is also regular homework following Hatha, Philosophy and Advanced Anatomy and Physiology sessions

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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