Your Questions Answered
What will I study on the Yoga Teacher Training course?
The relevant anatomy and physiology of the body for yogic exercise. The origins of yoga and its range of health benefits. The spiritual principles underpinning the development of yoga. A wide variety of yogic routines and postures known as ‘asanas’ to teach in a yoga class.
Will I be qualified to teach Yoga after I complete the course?
Yes, you will. Once you have successfully completed the Level 3 Diploma in Teaching Yoga you will be qualified to teach independently with appropriate insurance.
How much experience do I need to do the course?
You should have an established yoga practice. This would ideally be regular participation in yoga for at least two years. To lead a class, you need to be able to speak from experience and lead by example. It’s therefore important to have a foundation in yoga before you start the course. You are not expected to have any teaching experience before starting your studies. The course is designed to build your confidence in the classroom helping you to find your voice when speaking in front of others and to be responsive to other needs in a dynamic class setting.
How much time do I need to commit to the course?
Over the duration of the course, you will invest more than 200 hours of your time to complete the qualification. Over a 10-month period you will attend weekend training days where you will receive face to face in-class lessons. The lesson content will be dedicated towards the three main topics: Anatomy, Philosophy & Practical Asanas.
To ensure you progress in your personal practice and ability to teach others - you will maintain a reflective journal that records a minimum of 60 hours’ worth of yoga practice.
What resources are there to support my learning?
Outside of the classroom you will use an online learning platform (Google Classroom) which gives you access to an abundance of learning resources including:
Who is the awarding body for the qualification?
YMCA Awards is the first UK awarding organisation to specialise in health and fitness qualifications. They are recognised as the gold-standard of education in the fitness sector by employers around the world. The Level 3 Diploma in Teaching Yoga is regulated by Ofqual and aligns to the Chartered Institute for Management of Sport and Physical Activity (CIMSPA) professional standards.
What equipment will I need?
You should have a yoga mat, two blocks, a strap, and a bolster for your physical practice in the classroom. For the theory side, you will need to keep yourself organised so a pen, paper, and a folder for keeping your work in order! A laptop or other device to access Google Classroom. A reading list will be supplied and there are several books you may wish to purchase.
What is my finanical investment?
We want to make this course accessible, both for time and financial investment. The course fees are lower than many other face to face trianings while maintaining the highest quality of teaching and resources.
The full fee is £1749. A minimum deposit of £599 secures your place on the course. An instalment plan can then be arranged to spread the remaining fee over five monthly instalments of £230. Alternative payment arrangements can be discussed during your Discovery Call.
Where is the course held?
The face to face teaching is held at weekends at akarmalife studios in the heart of Ampthill, Bedfordshire MK45 2AY. Ampthill is a beautiful Georgian market town with plenty of on street parking, a Waitrose, cafes and restaurants and a large park.
Is it possible to earn a living being a yoga teacher?
Teaching only classes full time can be unrealistic. You need to find your niche. Your trainers have years of experience in the health and fitness sector along with education, charity and corporate work. Train 108 offers a FREE business coaching workshop to graduates. Through this coaching we will help you build valuable skills in business, marketing and managing so that you can launch yourself as a marketable product with a successful yoga teaching career ahead.
Who will I be taught by?
Your trainers are all highly skilled yoga, movement, education and body specialists with advanced yoga qualifications, relevant post-graduate education and direct experinece of running a yoga studio. You can read more about them here and ask any questions through our contact form or book a Discovery Call.
How do I apply to start my journey?
Get in touch with Tom using the Train108 email address. We will then arrange a discovery call to discuss your interest in the course and explain the enrolment process. We can then secure you a place on the next available course.