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 will be in Edinburgh and starts in September 2022 whereas we are half way through our current Glasgow  Teacher Training course which started in September 2021 (finishes June 2023).  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.

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

https://youtu.be/K6zNxA7M3FM 

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

Prerequisites

  • You should have been practising for a minimum of two years.
  • You should have taken our Foundation Course. Experienced applicants who have not taken the Foundation Course will be seriously considered. However, because of the challenging nature of this training, if you have practised for less than three years, your application for a place on this course is very unlikely to be successful.

Duration

500 hours running over two years. This includes 13 weekends and two residential weekends.

Cost

The cost of the Teacher Training Course is £3,355 for the 2-year course. This includes:

  • The cost of the 13 weekends and the 2 residential weekends.
  • Insurance to teach from Year 1.
  • Membership of Yoga Scotland.

Student teachers are asked to undertake Emergency First Aid Training in Year 1.  This is available though Yoga Scotland’s On-going Training Programme at a cost of £55.

Students who are offered a place on the course will be required to pay a non-returnable deposit on acceptance of their place as well as an annual course fee. All monies paid are non-refundable. Each year’s fee must be paid before the year commences. The student will be responsible for their own travel and buying any books (although each course has an extensive library of books from which to borrow).

Bursaries are available under certain criteria, including low waged or in receipt of certain benefits. Students can request a bursary application form on being accepted on the course, please contact us for more details. Bursary applications must be sent with course applications – deadline for Sept 22 course is Mon 20 June 2022.

How To Apply

Download our forms and prospectus at the bottom of the page.

If you would like more information on any of our courses please email us through our Contact page. 

Edinburgh Teacher Training 2022-24

Venue:

G25, St. Margaret’s House

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

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

Glasgow Teacher Training 2021-23

Venue TBC

Course Dates Year 2:

Course Tutors

Susannah Dean - Glasgow Teacher Training

Lead tutor Susannah Dean, Elizabeth Roberts and Graham Burns (philosophy tutors), plus visiting tutors.

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. 

Judy Cameron - Edinburgh Teacher Training

Judy Cameron (lead tutor), Graham Burns (philosophy tutor), plus visiting tutors.

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 general.

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.

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