More Than a Yoga Teacher Course

Master ancient yogic concepts, concepts, philosophies and techniques like never before

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Online Level 3 Diploma in Teaching Yoga

Give your career a new shape with our fully online yoga teacher training courses. This qualification is everything you need to launch a new career as a professional yoga teacher, and includes:

  • Fully Online Delivery:

    The course comes to you with live, virtual attendance

  • Worldwide Recognition:

    YMCA, Awards, Ofqual-regulated qualification

  • Flexible Learning:

    Study at own pace, achieve in as little as 8-10 weeks

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Book your place for only £100 deposit

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  • Pay in full

    Total payable £945.25 5% discount £49.75
  • 6 month payment plan

    1 x £150 and 5 x £149 Minimum deposit £100 Total payable £995

Starting from £945.25


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Payment Options

  • Pay in full

    Total payable £945.25 5% discount £49.75
  • 6 month payment plan

    1 x £150 and 5 x £149 Minimum deposit £100 Total payable £995
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Online Yoga Teacher Training and Instructor Course

Our fully online Level 3 Diploma in Teaching Yoga is recognised worldwide, accredited by YMCA Awards and endorsed by CIMSPA. This programme includes supported home study, live online training days, over 50 hours of exclusive video lectures, expert asana demonstrations and much more.

Course Overview

The word yoga originates from the Sanskrit word ‘yuj’, which literally translated means to join or unite. Yoga is about creating unity – unity between the mind, the body and the spirit. It’s a journey of self-discovery, which includes a physical, mental and even spiritual exploration.

Our online yoga teacher and instructor courses provides a comprehensive insight into all things yoga, and will equip you with the knowledge and skills you need to succeed. Throughout the course, our team of expert Course Tutors will teach you about different styles of yoga, including Hatha, Vinyasa, Ashtanga and many more. While our online yoga teacher training course primarily focuses on Hatha yoga, you’ll get the opportunity to broaden your knowledge and understanding of other styles and lineages throughout the programme.

Our online yoga instructor courses and teacher training is truly flexible, in every sense of the word, and that includes how you pay for it. We believe in an open, honest and ethical pricing model for all our aspiring yogis which is why our pricing is there to see for all. There are a variety of ways that you can pay for your online yoga teacher training course, including our low deposit, interest-free payment plans.

We’ve supplied a little more information below about how we deliver our online yoga programmes. However, if you do have any specific questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us and our team will be more than happy to help you.

  • Entry Requirements

    There are no formal prerequisites to enrol on this programme. All you need is a passion and commitment to learn, some practical experience in performing yoga as a participant, and a willingness to immerse yourself in the course content for the duration of your studies. We typically advise students should try to find an hour a day to commit to their learning.

  • Outstanding Learning Materials

    On enrolment, we'll supply you with a host of comprehensive materials, including print and digital training manuals, over 50 online lectures, asana demonstrations, mock exams and much more.

  • Accreditations

    This programme is a fully regulated Ofqual qualification that is awarded by YMCA Awards. It is the industry-standard yoga teacher training course and is recognised around the world as passport of competence as a yoga teacher.

  • Career and Progression Opportunities

    On completion of this qualification, you'll be able to apply for work, either freelance or as an employee, as a professional yoga teacher. If you have an appetite for more knowledge, or you want to specialise and focus on working with specific populations, you might want to consider our yoga for older adults or yoga for pre and postnatal clients.

Supporting Your Yoga Journey

Throughout your online training experience, you'll be supported by a team of highly experienced Course Tutors and Learning Support Tutors that are adept with all things yoga. Let our tutors share their knowledge, skills and wisdom with about yoga to advance your future career.

Some of the more common ways we provide our support services include:

  • Phone

  • Email

  • Video Call

  • Webinar

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What You'll Learn

To become an effective yoga teacher, it is necessary to understand how the body creates and controls movement, so anatomy, physiology and kinesiology are fundamental to this skill. You'll also need an understanding of some of the more philosophical and spiritual elements of the practice.... Here's a summary of some of the content you'll learn on this leading online yoga teacher training course.

  • Anatomy, Physiology and Kinesiology

    - Anatomical terminology
    - The muscular system
    - The skeletal system
    - The nervous system
    - The endocrine system
    - The cardiorespiratory system
    - Energy systems

  • History and Philosophy of Yoga

    - Pranayama and yogic breathing
    - Yogic gestures and mudras
    - History of different yogic linages
    - Kriyas and cleansing practices
    - Ayurdedic practices

  • Planning and Teaching Yoga Sessions

    - Sun salutations
    - Yoga asanas practice
    - Pranayama practice
    - Meditation practice
    - Opening and closing yoga sessions

  • Health, Safety and Professionalism

    - Health screening techniques
    - Informed consent
    - Providing a safe exercise environment
    - Managing risks in exercise environment
    - Professionalism in yoga
    - professional organisations and registers

  • Principles and Fundamentals of Exercise Programming

    - Progressive exercise programming
    - Principles of exercise
    - Variables of exercise and fitness
    - Exercise and fitness guidelines
    - Healthy eating and basic nutrition

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*Images and videos are for illustration purposes and may not depict specific course materials.

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How You'll be Assessed

This level 3 online yoga instructor course includes a range of formal and informal assessments that are embedded seamlessly into the programme to ensure that you make continued progress. Informally, you'll complete a series of knowledge checks at the end of learning sections to ensure that you're on the right track. More formally, you'll need to complete a number of knowledge and skills assessments to demonstrate you are able to practice as a professional yoga teacher. These are summarised below.

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Coursework:

  • Progressive yoga case-study
  • Yoga lesson plan
  • History and philosophy worksheets
30%

Theory:

  • Anatomy and physiology
  • Principles of health and fitness
  • 70% pass mark
30%

Practical:

  • Group yoga session
  • Minimum of 6 participants
  • Submit online for marking

Frequently Asked Online Yoga Questions

Looking for more information about our online yoga instructor courses? We've answered the most frequently asked questions.

  • How is the online yoga teacher training different from the face-to-face training?

    There are two main differences and many similarities between the two versions of our yoga instructor course. Firstly, this online course doesn’t require you to attend practical training at one of our nationwide venues. Instead, you’ll take part in four days (split across two weekends) of live yoga workshops. To access these, you’ll just need an internet-connected device and to make sure you have your yoga mat to hand and enough room to practice. The workshops are led by our expert team of yoga teachers so you’re in no way missing out because you’ve decided to do an online course.

    With regards to the assessments, theory exams are completed online and accessed with LES (Learner Engagement System). For the practical side of things, you’ll be required to film yourself delivering a yoga class to a group of participants and submit this to your tutor for marking. The class itself can be taught in your local studio, an appropriate outdoor venue or within your own home if you have enough space.

    In terms of learning resources and unlimited support, the two courses are exactly the same. You’ll still receive access to print and digital manuals, alongside mock exams, over 50 hours of video lectures and demonstrations of over 20 yoga poses (asanas).

  • How do I complete my theory exams and practical assessments?

    Theory exams for your online yoga instructor course are taken within LES and this is also the student portal where you’ll complete your online learning. One of the biggest benefits is that you have complete flexibility to fit the online exams around your schedule as they can be taking at any time on any day. Plus, you’ll also get instant access to your results.

    The online exams themselves are invigilated by an online proctor who will use your PC/laptop/Mac’s microphone and a webcam to monitor your conduct through the exam. Essentially, you’ll just be treating it in the same way as you would if you were sitting it face-to-face.

    Once your theory exams have been completed, it’s time to start thinking about the practical assessment. For this, you’ll need to film yourself delivering a safe and effective yoga class to a small group of participants and these can be friends or familiar.

    Don’t worry, they won’t need any prior yoga experience as you’ll be teaching them everything they need to know. The yoga class can be performed in a studio, outdoor space, a community hall or even your own home, essentially it’s wherever you can find space and feel comfortable.

  • What learning resources are available when I study this online yoga instructor course?

    With our online course, you get precisely the same level of support and world-class learning materials as you would with our face-to-face Level 3 Yoga Teacher Training.

    In terms of what exactly that looks like, it starts with instant access to LES, the Learner Engagement System, when you enrol. You’ll use this innovative platform to take mock exams, complete workbooks, case studies and lesson plans, and access over 50 hours of exclusive video lectures. We’ve also included over 20 asana demonstrations, essentially showing yoga in motion. To complement your online learning, we also provide bespoke hard copy and digital learner manuals.

    At every stage of your journey, you’ll have a dedicated Learner Support Tutor on hand to answer your questions, guide your learning and provide helpful revision tips and tricks as and when you’ll need them. Their support is unlimited and they can be contacted Monday – Friday via phone or email.

  • What options are there for paying for the course?

    Becoming a fully qualified yoga teacher enables you to do some pretty life-changing things for your clients. Because of this, we don’t want anything to stand in the way of you enrolling onto our online yoga instructor course. Our open and honest pricing model means that every single student is treated fairly.

    If you’re in a position to pay for your whole course in full, we can offer you a 5% discount. Alternatively, if bite-sized payments are more suited to your budget, we have a 6-month, 0% interest payment plan available. For this, it’s just an initial £100 deposit to secure your place and then six low monthly payments after that.

  • How long will it take to qualify as a yoga teacher?

    Over a decade of delivering fitness courses and qualifications has taught us many things, including that every student is unique and will learn at a different pace. Our online yoga teacher course is structured to reflect this very fact. We’ve created an in-depth study guide which helpfully breaks down the course into manageable units and allows you to plan your learning and revision accordingly.

    Typically, we find that students can complete their yoga teacher training in around six months, some will get their quicker and others may take a little longer.

    It’s important to bear in mind that even when the learning has been completed, your yoga journey is far from over. It’s for this reason that support from our tutors is on-going and they’ll be on hand for any career guidance or marketing guidance that you might need.

    We’ve also created a series of yoga instructor career guides and articles for you to dive in to and these cover everything from qualifications to employment.

  • Do you offer guaranteed interviews for qualified yoga teachers?

    Just as there are many schools and styles of yoga, there are perhaps a limitless amount of ways in which you can apply yourself as a fully qualified yoga instructor or teacher. It’s for this reason that we don’t engage in the practice of guaranteed interviews and jobs. After all, a career in the fitness industry is all about freedom, choice and flexibility.

    Over the years, we’ve had the pleasure of training thousands of yoga students who have done on to work with some of the world’s biggest gyms, health clubs and boutique studios. Alongside that, we’ve seen graduates launch successful careers with teaching yoga online, open their own studios and even go on to create the world-renowned YogaFit Retreats. Ultimately, there is no definitive right or correct path to take, just the one that feels best suited to your career ambitions as a yoga teacher.

    To give you a helping hand once you’ve completed your online yoga instructor course, we’ve created CV Connect. This is a game-changing way for you to connect with employers. The steps are simple, once you’ve completed your course, all you need to do is upload your CV, select the employers in your area and apply directly.

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