Teacher Training

The highly respected and challenging Yoga Scotland Teacher Training is a part-time course, consisting of 500 hours running over two years.

The highly respected and externally verified Yoga Scotland Teacher Training is a part-time very challenging course, consisting of 500 hours running over two years. The next course to start will be September 2024.  Student teachers will explore a practical and theoretical syllabus that covers anatomy and physiology (including common medical conditions), the practice and teaching of asanas, pranayama, the history and philosophy of yoga, and class management.

If you would like to register your interest in this course, please email admin@yogascotland.org.uk.


                                                     Here is a 2-minute video of the Edinburgh & Glasgow Teacher Training. 


Graduates are awarded the Yoga Scotland Teaching Diploma. 

“The theoretical and intellectual challenge has been terrific. Not easy but very rewarding. Homework has been tough time-wise but if planned well it engenders self-discipline.”

“I think the course is brilliant but can be difficult and challenging at times – but in a good way. The Hatha involves more work than expected, the Anatomy & Physiology is a little easier than expected and the philosophy is as difficult as I expected, but I think the levels of difficulty are appropriate.”

“Asana home practice has been a challenge time-wise when working full time BUT priorities change and have to.”

“Both tutors are excellent and clearly have a wealth of experience to share. It is my hope they carry on inspiring others for a long time. They complement each other and are brilliant teachers with different styles. Both are very approachable.”

“Assessments are challenging but have been well thought-out and targeted appropriately.”

“The course has more than met my expectations and has been both challenging and informative.”

“I love the tutor’s style of teaching. I think she is gentle yet takes control and is very informative.”

Course Information


  • You should have been practising for a minimum of two years.
  • You should have taken our Foundation Course and/or Living Yoga Course. Equivalent experience will be considered. 


500 hours running over two years. This includes 26 weekend days, single days and weekends and two residential weekends.

There is regular homework following Hatha, Philosophy and Advanced Anatomy and Physiology sessions


The cost of the Teacher Training Course 2024 is tbc

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

For an application form and more information see here

How To Apply

Please complete the Application form and Reference forms below and submit to teachertrainingapplicants@yogascotland.org.uk

Closing date for applications is the 29th April 2024


Edinburgh Teacher Training 2024-26




Central Scotland 


Course Dates Years 1 & 2:


 September 2024

October  2024

November (residential) 2024

January 2025

February 2025

April 2025

 May 2025

 June 2025

 September Year 2

 October 2025

 November (residential) 2025

 January 2026

 March 2026

April 2026

June 2026

Edinburgh Teacher Training 2022-24


G25, St. Margaret’s House

Edinburgh Palette
St. Margaret’s House
151 London Road

Course Dates Years 1 & 2:

17-18 September 2022

29-30 October  2022

25-27 November (residential) 2022

78 January 2023

25-26 February 2023

2223 April 2023

27-28 May 2023

1-2 July 2023

16-17 September Year 2

21-22 October 2023

24-26 November (residential) 

13-14 January 2024

2-3 March 2024

27-28 April 2024

15-16 June 2024

Course Tutors

Judy Cameron - Co-Ordinating Senior Teacher Training Tutor, Anatomy & Physiology Specialist Tutor

Co-ordinating Senior Teacher Training Tutor,

Anatomy & Physiology Specialist Tutor: Judy Cameron

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Judy has practised yoga for many years and has been teaching since 1995. She trained initially in South India at the Sivananda Vedanta Ashram in Kerala. She subsequently went on to train for a further 2 years with Janet Balaskas, Lolly Stirk and Yvonne Moore at the Active Birth Centre in London. It was at this time that she came to understand how a more intuitive approach to Yoga, based on the teachings of Vanda Scaravelli, could allow something more beautiful to evolve in her practice.

Judy spent 6 years living in Bhutan and while there met her spiritual teacher. Meditation became an important part of her life from this point – not as a way of fixing her life but more as an attitude to life in


Judy gained her Diploma in Teaching Yoga with the British Wheel of Yoga in the late 1990’s and also holds teaching certificates in Baby Yoga, and Yoga for the Special Child. She is a qualified midwife and Hypnobirthing therapist.

Judy teaches a mixture of classes in the Scottish Highlands. Her classes include Mixed Ability, Chair Based, Pregnancy, Postnatal Mother and Baby, and Special Yoga for Children. As Tutor for both the BWY Pregnancy Module and the Postnatal Module, she has a deep interest in passing on her knowledge to other teachers.

Judy continues to live and explore her yoga by working with the ground, the breath and the spine. Her current teachers, from whom she draws great inspiration, include Diane Long, Sandra Sabatini, and Gary Carter.

Susannah Dean - Teacher Training Tutor

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Glasgow Lead tutor: Susannah Dean

Susannah has been doing yoga for decades, did her first teacher training in 2005, and has been teaching ever since.  Susannah is trained with Inner Yoga, YogaBirth and The British Wheel of Yoga. Her other careers lie in graphic design and teaching, both of which still play a role in her life. She continues to teach part time in primary school as well as writing yoga and wellbeing resources for Twinkl International Publishers. She has also written, illustrated and self published a pregnancy yoga book. Susannah is passionate about transformation through movement, nurture and adding a little more colour to life. 

Graham Burns - Philosophy Specialist Tutor

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Dr Graham Burns has been teaching yoga for more than 20 years. A passionate student of the complex history and philosophy of yoga, Graham holds a master’s degree and PhD on Indian religion and philosophy, has taught yoga teacher training for many years and lectured on yoga history and philosophy.

Document Downloads

Documents for Teacher Training course

Details available soon for Sept 2024- June 2026 Teacher Training Course

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