Become a Yoga Teacher

250 hour Yoga Alliance Professionals accredited online course

13th March 2021- December 12th 2021

Train with Registered Senior Yoga Teacher (SYT)
Yoga Alliance Professionals and Faculty


“I am delighted to share my knowledge, passion and long time practice of Yoga with serious students who wish to study Yoga in more detail for their own personal development and to learn how to teach this wonderful, life affirming practice to others. I see Yoga as an integral part of my life not only in the way I move, but in the way I think and interact with others. Yoga has taught me so much more than just practicing on the mat! My approach in designing and delivering this teacher training is to encourage you to fully embody the practices of Yoga so that you become an example to your students of good health, compassion and empathy- things I believe make for a great Yoga teacher

I also offer mentoring and support and further training to help you develop as your experience and love of teaching grows”


Yoga-Yoga Teacher Training

250 hour Yoga Alliance Professionals accredited online course

March 13th 2012- December 12th 2021


We have been praised for our course delivery by other Yoga teachers and for our rigorous, comprehensive content by our awarding body and by other tutors. We have 100% graduation record. We like to think this course is a little bit different to most that are currently being offered in that as a student on this course you will:

  • Receive a high degree of personal attention from the main tutors.
  • Meet experts in their given fields relevant and helpful to beginning your journey as Yoga teacher
  • Be given the opportunity of quality one on one time with the course director and mentoring throughout
  • Learn about effective communication, how people learn, how to encourage people and engage them in effective learning. And other teaching methodologies that are not offered on all Yoga teacher trainings. These will not only inform you as a potential Yoga teacher but will be useful in other aspects of your life too. Louise is a coach and we often have another coach onto the course to participate in our module on ‘core values’ and integrity in Yoga teaching
  • Participate in highly interactive and practical sessions throughout and in particular,
    sessions concerned with the ethics of teaching
  • Be helped on your journey into teaching Yoga professionally. A successful business
    women, Louise also has an experienced social marketing professional join the course to help you understand how to set yourself up in your new role

Course Ethos

Respecting all traditional styles and teachings as we continue to embrace modern masters too, our aim with this training is to develop your understanding of the mechanics of movement, of breathing and energetic practices so that you can safely teach irrespective of how you choose to present yourself as teacher. You will learn how to plan classes and develop a deep understanding of the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual benefits of Yoga so as to create a harmonious and integrated practice space for your students. 

We will equip you with a comprehensive understanding of how the body works and moves in physical practices. Teach you keen skills of observation and an ability to suggest alternatives based on your knowledge and what you observe. If you can do this well you can teach a fluid practices or a more static class with posture holds, as you will know how to put a programme together that allows for adjustments as necessary in a way that is safe
and beneficial to your students. 

There is of course much more to teaching Yoga than learning to teach asana. Yoga is one of the philosophical traditions in India and as such has a rich spiritual content. As part of the course we will encourage you to explore some of the more esoteric and spiritual practices of Yoga. Over the years I have found studying the philosophical aspects of Yoga immensely helpful and it has taught me transferable skills that have assisted me in all aspects of my life from relationships to business management

Course Requirments

  • An established regular Yoga practice of three years or more [regular meaning two or more practices a week – either in a class or your own practice]
  • Some knowledge and practice beyond asana to include Pranayama, at least two basic practices Relaxation, concentration and meditation techniques. Other practices such as mudras or bandhas or kriyas Philosophical concepts and or other paths of Yoga e.g. Bhakti – practice of Kirtan
  • A regular personal practice is a plus point or at least a strong desire to develop one
  • Attendance at one or more of the following over the last five years, Yoga workshops, Yoga retreats/holiday, Yoga intensives/courses
  • Above all else bags of ENTUSIASM and COMITMENT and COMPASSION

Course Overview

The course is divided into 6 modules and each module varies in subject matter and length. Each module’s content is a combination of presentation/lectures, – pre-recorded and live [mainly online live] practical / experiential learnings, Yoga practice and break out discussions. 

The following is to give you a brief overview of subject matter only and is not the full detailed syllabus.

  • The course structure & student/tutor expectations
  • Teaching Yoga
  • Introducing the systems of the body
  • Putting Yoga in historical and cultural context
  • Introduction to Sanskrit and chanting
  • Developing and maintaining a self-practice

Experiential Anatomy & Physiology

Understanding movement, breath, circulation and the relaxation response
Including cautions and contraindications for common injuries/conditions

Anatomy of Asana & teaching inclusively
Adapting and modifying asana so everybody no matter age, size, level of fitness/health or gender can enjoy Yoga safely. Breathe, relax, meditate; the physical response to breathwork and relaxation, the art and science of meditation

Introduction to Kriyas

The Energy Body and the ancient Wisdom of the Yogis.
The three bodies and five sheaths and the four states of consciousness (aspects of Upanishads) Prana, Nadis and Chakras- Understanding energy anatomy and an introduction to Hatha Yoga Pradipika. Brahman, Maya and the three Gunas.

Practice and practical learning

Practice of Kriyas on the syllabus. Pranayama on the syllabus. Bandhas and Hasta mudras for pranayama. Yoga Nidra. Understanding of the 5 main Prana Vayus in practice of asana

Embodying Yoga philosophy on and off the Yoga mat

  • Ethical being; self-practice and commitment to learning
  • Who are you? Core values
  • Compassionate teaching
    • Creating space for spiritual growth
    • Communication skills/language of Yoga teaching


  • How people learn
  • Observing skills
  • Planning and preparing classes and courses
  • Demonstrating, adapting and adjusting
  • Teaching individual clients
  • Health & safety considerations [offline & online teaching]


  • Class observations
  • Teaching postures/sequences/classes
  • Preparing a course
  • Teaching 1:1


  • Core values considerations in promoting your teaching
  • Financial planning /understanding Marketing mix featuring tips on websites, social media posting


  • Putting together a business plan and marketing strategy for your new job as “Yoga

Wrapping up

  • Yoga as lifelong learning
  • Keeping your practice going
  • CPD and further training

And graduation celebration

To graduate students will have: –

  • Attended all sessions [or caught up in their own time if sessions are missed note there is an attendance requirement]
  • Completed all written work to a good standard [indication of ‘standard’ will be given]
  • Completed all reading assignments
  • Completed all observing and teaching assignments
  • Developed a written business/marketing plan
  • Become wonderful beginning teachers

Attendance and accredited hours

Trainees are expected to attend all course days and should only be absent for good reason. Except where special considerations are in evidence, trainees are required to register 90% attendance in order to graduate and if this is not met additional time and costs may be incurred in order to graduate. If a course day is missed, it is student’s responsibility to make up the content. This may be done in a variety of ways and your tutor will advise you on what is most appropriate in the circumstances.

Outside the course days, trainees will also be required to attend:

Outside the course days, trainees will also be required to attend:

  • Your regular Yoga class and keep a record of this
  • Attend a class with Louise and Kate twice every month during course dates
  • Up to 5 hours special classes / workshops with recommended teachers
  • 20 hours documented [and in some cases recorded] self-practice
  • Up to 3 hours of class observation (two/three classes) with experienced teachers
  • 3 hours mentor meetings and professional supervision
  • 10 hours practise teaching with a group set up by you after completing certain aspects of the course (we will encourage you as to when!)

There will be reading and written work given after each course weekend this totals some 20 further hours. Pre- recorded material review between course dates up to 20 hours

Trainees will be expected to hold a First Aid certificate (usually renewable every three years) prior to setting up their own classes. Your tutor will advise suitable courses for attendance near the conclusion of the course. This is an additional 6-8 hours approximately


The Yoga-Yoga TTC is a non-graded course. The emphasis is on competence to teach Yoga in terms of a trainee teacher’s ability to:-
  • Create an appropriate environment for teaching Yoga
  • Provide clear, comprehensive and correct instruction
  • Use effective language that encourages and inspires students
  • Be fully aware of health and safety considerations and demonstrate their ability to adapt for individual needs.

All trainees will be assessed on an on-going basis throughout the course. Regular feedback will be given and mentoring provided for specific assignments and throughout the course. All trainees are required to participate in all aspects of the course days and complete homework assignments by the deadlines given.

Graduation is only possible once all the elements from written work and practical work / teaching practice and assignments have been completed.

Course Venue

This is an online live course over a video streaming platform. Our training is offered from our home / training location to your home or wherever you happen to be – the beauty of modern technology. We will inform you of the relevant technology platforms we will be using for the course and it might be necessary to download certain applications such as a learning management system App like CANVAS or equivalent which are free for users


Course Dates

The course adheres to the guidelines and exceeds the minimum requirements set out by Yoga Alliance Professionals for a Foundation Yoga Teacher Training Course – in this case a 250-hour training and includes

  • 15 weekends 2021 either every third week or on occasions every second week.
  • Teaching final class assessments (60 minutes class) will take place over two consecutive weekends [in this case last weekend of October and first weekend in November 2021]
  • Graduation is the last course date in December
    Each Saturday and Sunday will run from 9.30- 16.00 with a 45 minutes lunch break and two further short breaks.

Please always arrive on time. The video link will be open ten minutes earlier if you need it so as to arrive fully prepared and ready to begin at 9.30.

March 13th & 14th

Module 1

Introduction – One weekend

March 13th & 14th

March 27th, 28th, April 17th-18th, May 8th-9th, And 22nd-23rd

Module 2

Western Anatomy And Physiology – Four Weekends

March 27th, 28th, April 17th-18th, May 8th-9th, And 22nd-23rd

June 12th-13th, July 3rd-4th and July 24th-25th

Module 3

The Energy Body and philosophical concepts – Three Weekends

June 12th-13th, July 3rd-4th and July 24th-25th

Please note for this module there will be assignments and preparations given at the end of the July weekend for completion in the August break September 4 & 5 and 25 & 26; October 9 & 10 and 30 & 31; November 6 & 7

Module 4

Teaching Methodology and Skills – Five weekends

Please note for this module there will be assignments and preparations given at the end of the July weekend for completion in the August break September 4 & 5 and 25 & 26; October 9 & 10 and 30 & 31; November 6 & 7

November 27th-28th

Module 5

The business of Yoga – One weekend

November 27th-28th

December 11 & 12

Module 6 & Graduation

Continuing the Journey – one weekend

December 11 & 12

Course Date Summary

Each Saturday and Sunday will run from 9.30- 16.00 with a 45 minutes lunch break and two
further short breaks. 

Please always arrive on time. The video link will be open ten minutes earlier if you need it so as to arrive fully prepared and ready to begin at 9.30.

March 2021 to December 2021

March 13 14
March 27 28
April 17 18
May 8 9
May 22 23
June 12 13
July 3 4
July 24 25

September 4 5
September 25 26
October 9 10
October 30 31
November 6 7
November 27 28
December 11 12

Course Costs

£ 2,600
  • Pay in full
  • Pay In full and therefore a £200 discount is applied, fee is £2,400.

  • Pay in installments - option 1
  • option 1

    The registration fee and a deposit, total of £850 on acceptance to the course and thereafter: -

    £1,650 on 1st March making the total £2,500 a discount of £100

  • Pay in installments - option 2
  • Option 2

    The registration fee and a deposit, total of £850 on acceptance to the course and thereafter: -

    Three instalment payments of £ 650 by 1st March 20121,

    £600 by 1st May 2021

    and £500 by 1st August 2021

Please note your place is only guaranteed once payment (deposit or in full) is received.
Limited Spaces

Fee excludes

  • Essential pre-course study and course reference books
  • Any essential Yoga props
  • First Aid course (around £80) before teaching [in the current environment exceptions may need to be made]
  • Compulsory Yoga Alliance Student Teacher Membership currently £ 30 for duration of the
    course and then membership and insurance fees on-going after graduation
  • Any incidentals cost
  • If students are required to teach a further final class then a £100 fee will apply (plus any
    additional costs)
Teacher trainees are encouraged to join one of the co-tutors Yoga retreats or workshops running during the course dates at an additional cost however this is not compulsory 

Fee includes

  • Registration fee, all tuition and mentoring throughout the course
  • Course handbook and any printed and recorded teacher training resources
  • Yoga Alliance Professionals accredited teacher training certificate
  • Assignments and assessments feedback and assistance as required and final class, unless circumstances arise that additional private tuition is required then that will be priced and
    agreed accordingly (but unlikely).

Terms of Payment, cancellation and refund policy

You are required to pay for the course in full as spaces are limited and even if we can offer your place to someone else, within the 90% attendance ratio, the registration fee and deposit for the course is not refundable under any circumstances- even if you have paid in full £850 will be retained. If you pay for the course and are unable to take part in the course, or are unable to complete the course, for whatever reason, any remaining fees due must be paid or may be credited to do another course, depending on the circumstances, but a transfer or credit is completely at our discretion. Our training has a high ratio of tutor to student for an optimal learning experience and as such every place is precious on the course and its likely we have turned someone away in order for you to join. Of course, there may be special circumstances which mean you cannot complete the course and we will review that on a case by case situation we hope that you do not become serious ill for example but of course we never know. If you have queries about the terms please contact me at [email protected].

Grievance Procedure

A complaint is an expression of dissatisfaction, either written or spoken. A complaint can be made by an individual or by a group. You may wish to complain if you are not satisfied with the way you have been treated, the service you have received or the tuition you have received from your teacher. Your school herein referred to as Yoga-Yoga Teacher Training (TT) recognises that complaints are an important part of customer’s feedback.
All complaints will be investigated fully and fairly. Complaints will be dealt with in confidence. The only exception to this is when others could be put at risk by matters referred to in the complaint. If the complainant is not happy with the result of the response to the complaint, they will have the right to appeal Yoga Alliance Professionals and there is a clearly identified procedure for involving Yoga Alliance Professional this will be given at first
course day.


It is hard not to devise an exhaustive list about Yoga for a teacher training course. In addition, there will be interesting articles and news  items/blogs/new videos to pick up on as we go through our course. We have tried to maintain a sensible number of books for the course and suggest that you look into purchasing them second hand to keep the costs down. A reading list will be forwarded to you on request or as part of your acceptance pack when accepted onto the course.

Application Process

Please use our online application to send in your application and please note the deadline for applications on the form. Please also arrange for the references asked for. Once we have reviewed your application, we will contact you to meet [online at present] and discuss your application and the course in detail If we all agree that this is the course for you – you will receive a written offer letter to join the course.

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Meet the Team

Louise Cashin

Course Director & Principal Tutor
Louise has practiced Yoga for over 27 years and taught as a full time joy since 2002. A qualified Sivananda, British Wheel of Yoga diploma teacher and BWY Foundation Course tutor; qualified in Yoga Therapy with Yogacampus; Louise also completed advanced Yoga training with Donna Farhi (2006) and has assisted at Donna‘s intensives for teachers in Europe and teacher training in New Zealand. She has studied with Judith Hanson Lasater since 2005 undertaking her Experiential Anatomy training and Restorative Yoga programmes. She has extensive training in pre and postnatal Yoga and women’s health. She continues her studies with notable teachers and always exceeds her CPD requirements. Louise is a hands-on, practical teacher who is passionate about the healing, life affirming qualities of Yoga; she is also an experienced facilitator, coach and trainer, which just adds to her ability to make her teaching and training workshops a transformational and interesting experience. Louise leads the refining and practical analysis of the syllabus practices, teaches all aspects of Yoga teaching and ethics, anatomy and physiology (western) on this course.
Teaching Yoga since 1975 Swami Saradananda is a “Yoga Elder” of the Independent Yoga Network since 2005; U.K.REP level 3 since 2004; U.S.A. Yoga Alliance E-RYT 500 since 2000. A senior-most student of Swami Vishnu-devananda, Swami Saradananda worked with the Sivananda Yoga Centre for almost thirty years. She served as director and main teacher of their facilities in New York, London and Delhi.  She primarily provides training for Yoga teachers and philosophy modules for Teacher Trainings: – Teach Yoga (philosophy module of Teacher Training) in London, Westminster School of Yoga (philosophy module of Teacher Training) Yoga London (philosophy module of Teacher Training).  Swami has also taught philosophy and meditation courses at Jivamukti Yoga Centres and the Special Yoga Centre in London, frequently travels to Germany to teach at Yoga Vidya’s, various locations.  On the Yoga-Yoga TTC Swami Saradananda teaches history and philosophy and energy anatomy.

Swami Saradananda

Principal tutor - Philosophy

Ute Laggner

Principal tutor - Anatomy & Physiology

A qualified medical Doctor and PhD research immunologist, Ute has been practicing Yoga for ten years, but she really caught the Yoga bug after the recent births of her children. Time on her Yoga mat feels like a refuge and a place to gather strength and resilience And with time, Ute has started to feel the profound influence of Yoga on her life off the mat – more grounded and calm. She felt an urge to share this transformation with other people, so while being on a career break to look after her 3 small children, she completed her 300 hour Yoga teacher training with Louise in September 2019 and has since been teaching regular classes from her home. Ute is passionate about exploring the science behind Yoga and putting it into the framework of Western understanding of human physiology and anatomy, which she has studied extensively at medical school and through her work as a pathologist. Ute teaches our A&P Syllabus, applied anatomy and the Science behind Yoga.

Paula has been practicing various styles of Yoga for over 15 years. Originally from Germany she spent over 10 years in a busy corporate environment in Ireland and the
UK. Following this she decided to deepen her understanding of Yoga and it was after the birth of her son in 2013, that she began her Yoga Teacher Training with Louise and
became qualified as a 200 hour Yoga Alliance Professionals accredited Yoga teacher in September 2015. Learning more about Yoga and deepening her practice has
helped her to adapt well to becoming a mum and to develop a greater appreciation of the benefits of Yoga and how to adapt a Yoga practice to physical and emotional
needs. Paula loves how Yoga makes her feel good, physically and mentally, on and off the mat. In her teaching Paula aims to convey her passion for Yoga, guide students to listen to their own bodies and to simply enjoy being in a Yoga class. Paula will be assisting the team throughout the course primarily as administrator but also as course mentor.

Paula Sheehan

Administrator & Course Mentor

Kate Mundie

Teaching Methodology & Ethics

Kate has been practicing Yoga for over 12 years. She qualified to teach Hatha Vinyasa in 2011 after finishing her Yoga Alliance 500hours teacher training with The Radiant Hand between South West London and Sri Lanka. She then went on to study with Briohny Smyth and Dice Lida Klein in Dublin in 2018 where she completed her 300 hour advanced teacher training. Kate’s approach to teaching is inspired by her teachers past and present. Her methods are fun and creative whilst keeping the traditional disciplines and philosophies of Yoga at the heart of what she teaches. Kate will be assisting Louise throughout the course and teaching on our modules concerning teaching methodology & ethics.

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