Where is the course held?
The course is held in Hastings and Norwich. In these uncertain times, we are accepting applications for September 2020 with a plan to postpone until January 2021 if necessary.
How long does it last?
The first year is a stand alone 300 hour programme. Eleven weekends running from September 2020 to September 2021. We strongly recommend a 500 hour programme for all Yoga teachers but you can teach after this year if you decide to postpone your second year or if you have an existing 200 Yoga teaching qualification.
The second year is a 200 hour programme. Ten weekends also running from September to September.
A combination of 500 hours, creating a comprehensive and rigorous teacher training course.
One of your 21 weekends will be a residential in which branches combine to enjoy learning together.
Which institutions certify the course?
We are currently engaged in applying for accreditation from the British Wheel of Yoga Approved Schools Scheme.
Existing certification is by the Independent Yoga Network (IYN). The Register of Exercise Professionals (REPs) recognises 300 hour and 500 hour yoga courses certified by the IYN.
The optional, additional Certificate in Education and Training is a Government recognised teaching qualification. It is accredited by the Shiatsu College’s accrediting body, Laser Learning Awards and allows you to teach in Further Education colleges.
Please note that the additional Certificate of Education and Training, graduate registration with IYN, student registration with BWY and residential accommodation incur extra costs.
Who can apply?
You need to have a regular Yoga practice for two years to apply. Experience of the approach of Vanda Scaravelli and/or a knowledge of the meridian system is not necessary. We welcome all enthusiasts who want to share their love of Yoga – we have the skills and expertise to support your endeavours to become confident and capable teachers.
How is the course assessed?
Throughout the course you will build a portfolio of evidence. This will include marked assignments, teacher and peer observations, evidence of teaching practice and your reflective diary. Your anatomy is evidenced and marked online with class consolidation. Assignments for each module are detailed in your Course Manual.
What is included?
All tuition, assessment, Training Manual, the Level 4 Anatomy & Physiology course, online resource bank.
What is not included?
Residential weekend accommodation, travel, books, First Aid training (this is offered during the course with a discount) Insurance, BWY student fees.