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HFE yoga instructor assisting a student with the warrior 2 pose
HFE yoga instructor assisting a student with the warrior 2 pose

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Yoga Instructor Courses and Qualifications

Breathe new life into your career with our internationally-recognised yoga teacher training courses and qualifications. Our yoga programmes have been developed by some of the UK's foremost yoga professionals and educators to bring to you a highly engaging content-rich yoga teacher training qualification.

Gold Standard Yoga Education

Our yoga qualifications are highly recognised around the world and are one of a few yoga teacher courses that lead to an Ofqual regulated qualification.

A Career Without Limits

Designed and delivered by a team of highly experienced yoga teachers, our yoga courses will help you to realise your full potential as a professional yogi.

Professionally Backed

Our yoga teacher courses are certificated by YMCA awards, recognised by CIMSPA and lead to qualifications that are highly sought after by employers.

Unlimited Tutor Support

Our team of friendly and experienced yoga tutors are always available to provide you with any help, guidance or support that you need.

A Reputation for Yoga Training Excellence

Over the years, we've trained thousands of Yoga teachers and many have gone on to forge successful careers in Yoga. Here's a few reviews from a handful of our yoga graduates. If you want to see more, head over to Trustpilot or the Review Centre.

Brilliant Experience

The service I receive from HFE is outstanding. Due to COVID, the course itself had to be moved and changed twice and HFE were supportive, accommodating to my needs and...
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had a flexible approach to ensure I could access everything I needed to. HFE representatives and in particular Rick and Ruth, were helpful, friendly and proactive throughout. Cannot fault.

Julia

Best experience with HFE

Best experience with HFE. Excellent material, tutors and support!

Andrea

10000% Recommended for Yoga Teacher Training

This course has taught me so, so much and equipped me with so much knowledge and skills that I will take with me throughout my yoga teaching journey.

Kirsty Baines

Yoga/Pilates

I have been working for HFE as a tutor for a couple of years and I love every minute of it. HFE is a professional training company I am very...
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proud to work for and to be part of the team.

Anonymous

CYQ Level 3 Diploma in Teaching Yoga

The best course out there! In-depth training with expert yoga teachers. the person I dealt with is amazing, she is inspiring, authentic and very knowledgable.

Emmi Lou

Today marks the day when I became more!!!

I started my level3 teaching mat pilates course almost a year ago. Had some delays cause of lockdown, being stuck overseas, etc., and today officially completed my course. For me...
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2020 will be a year to remember for hard work and success, not a waste year cause of covid. I couldn't recommend enough starting something new for yourself! I loved the course and the people at HFE. Janine was so helpful as my online tutor, Amber answered all my questions willingly, my workshop tutor Tracey was FANTASTIC!!! Learned a lot from Anne in my final weekend too. My classmates were amazing. I am going to do pre post natal course too. I loved everything about the course. Couldn't recommend enough.

Merve Güldoğan Clamp

Very pleased with the course overall

Good customer service and support team. The learning environment, tutors and course material for practical sessions were all excellent. I really felt like I learnt a lot and can now...
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deliver yoga confidently. The written course assessments were a bit lengthy but I suppose it did help with my learning. Good online learning system and very thorough textbooks. Very pleased with the course overall.

Oliver Wheatley

Yoga Teacher Training Level 3

I was so unsure and nervous but my tutor (Lindsey) and weekend tutor Emese were excellent. Supportive but also honest with what I needed to improve and focus on. Good...
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manuals and videos to learn from.

Colette English

I am doing my level 3 yoga

Just done 2 days online zoom part of the course. it was brilliant, better than being actually in the room in person. Dawn- the instructor was awesome

Kate Maltby

Given I’d had an accident…

I found this course gave a good grounding for new teachers to go forward and find their own unique way of teaching, based on their own practice and experience.

Nicola Gorringe

I really enjoyed this course

I really enjoyed this course, the content and online resources were excellent. Stacey was my support tutor and helped keep me on track and was available for any queries or...
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support. Many Thanks

Vivienne Haynes

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Excellent support from HFE and my course tutors Dawn Rafferty and Angela Carrington who were both amazing. I couldn't of passed without both their guidance and teaching

Kerry Georgiou

Rated 5/5 based on 82 reviews. Showing our 4 & 5 star reviews.

Yoga Teacher Career Packages

Breathe new life into your career with our range of yoga teacher career packages. These packages have been specifically created to provide you with the best value combinations of our yoga instructor training courses and there are packages available to suit all budgets and career aspirations.

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Essentials

£995.00 level-3

Get your career as a professional yoga teacher off on the right foot with our essentials yoga teacher training package.

Courses Included:

  • Level 3 Diploma in Teaching Yoga

Extras and Exclusives:

  • Discounted CIMSPA membership
  • CV Connect
  • 12 months yoga career support
  • Exclusive equipment discounts

Key Benefits

  • No entry requirements
  • 10-12 weeks to qualify
  • Recognised worldwide

Interest-free payment plan - £149 per month
5% discount for prompt payment - save £49.75

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Specialist

£1260.00 level-3

Become a specialist yoga teacher and discover how to adapt and deliver yoga for pre and postnatal clients.

Courses Included:

  • Level 3 Diploma in Teaching Yoga
  • Level 3 Award for Adapting Exercise for Pre and Postnatal Clients

Extras and Exclusives:

  • Discounted CIMSPA membership
  • CV Connect
  • 12 months yoga career guidance
  • Exclusive equipment discounts

Key Benefits:

  • No entry requirements
  • Qualify in 12-16 weeks
  • Worldwide recognition

Interest-free payment plan - £168 per month
5% discount for prompt payment - save £63

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Advanced

£1625.00 level-3

Differentiate your yoga teaching and expand the scope of your yoga practice by learning how to work in a referral scheme with participants that have specific medical conditions (e.g. asthma, diabetes, obesity, hypertension).

Courses Included:

  • Level 3 Diploma in Teaching Yoga
  • Level 3 Diploma in Exercise Referral
  • Level 3 Nutrition to Support Physical Activity

Extras and Exclusives:

  • Discounted CIMSPA membership
  • CV Connect
  • 12 months yoga career support
  • Exclusive equipment discounts

Key Benefits:

  • No entry requirements
  • Qualify in 16-20 weeks
  • Worldwide recognition

Interest-free payment plan - £114 per month
5% discount for prompt payment - save £81.25

Flexible Yoga Instructor Courses

There's more than one way to find your yoga flow and that's why we offer a range of individual yoga programmes that allow you to take a step-by-step approach to becoming a fully qualified yoga instructor or teacher.

  • Level 3 Diploma in Teaching Yoga
  • Level 3 Yoga for Older Adults
  • Level 3 Yoga for Pre and Postanatal Clients
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Course Dates & Locations

We deliver most of our Yoga courses from a range of hih-quality facilities across the UK.

Most of the venues we operate from are premium health clubs, like David Lloyd, Nuffield Health and The Village, although we do also use a select number of prestige hotels, particularly in busy locations where we need more space.

We have training venues located across the UK, including London, Manchester, Liverpool, Birmingham, Leeds, Cardiff and Glasgow.

If you want to know more about our venues and locations, feel free to get in touch with our Careers Team on 0800 612 4067.

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Frequently Asked Yoga Questions

We've listed below a small range of questions that many of those interested in becoming a yoga teacher often ask us. Feel free to review these questions and answers below and if you don't find specific information you are looking for, you can always reach out to our Careers Team on 0200 612 4067. They'd love to hear from you and will be more than happy to answer any questions that you may have.

  • How do I become a yoga instructor or teacher?

    Before you formally begin your yoga journey, it’s useful to know if you have the right qualities. The best yoga instructors and teachers have strong communication and observation skills, sensitivity and empathy, a commitment to their own practice and expert knowledge about all that yoga encompasses.

    If you feel that’s you to the letter, the first thing you’ll need to do is complete accredited yoga teacher training. This can be done one of two ways, either the face-to-face Level 3 Diploma in Teaching Yoga or the online yoga instructor course. Both are the same in terms of course content and support, it’s just a case of deciding how you’d like to complete your theory and practical assessments.

    Alongside individual yoga courses, we also have a trio of career packages to choose from. These combine the entry-level yoga course with other qualifications such as Level 3 Exercise Referral and Level 3 Pre and Postnatal Exercise Instructor. It’s the perfect way to make a flying start with your yoga teaching career.

    If you’re keen to discover more about the world of yoga, we’ve created a comprehensive guide to becoming a yoga teacher. Our career guides and articles also cover things like the history of yoga, essential books for yoga teachers and a look at yoga instructor jobs and opportunities.

  • Do you run yoga instructor and teacher courses near me?

    We’re proud to be with partnered with some the UK’s most well-known and best-equipped clubs, gyms and leisure centres. This means we can deliver our yoga courses in the best environments possible.

    For complete flexibility when it comes to your studies, we have over 10 venues across England, Scotland and Wales. Our most popular venues include London, Glasgow, Cardiff, Manchester, Leeds and Birmingham.

    You can find a full list of where we deliver our courses by visiting our yoga teacher training course locations and venues page. There’s plenty of extra information here as well, including a break down of each venue’s facilities and a route planner.

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

    If you’ve enrolled onto any of our yoga courses, it’s important to note that it’s not a matter of how quickly you complete your teacher training, but how well you grasped the content and how confident you feel to teach.

    Our Essentials yoga career package, which is comprised of our Level 3 Yoga Teacher Training, can be completed in 10-12 weeks. The Specialist package, which combines yoga and the Level 3 Pre and Postnatal Instructor course, takes approximately 12-16 weeks to qualify. Finally, there’s the Advanced career package which brings together the yoga instructor course and the Level 3 Exercise Referral Diploma (including Level 3 Nutrition for Physical Activity) and this takes approximately 16-18 weeks to complete.

  • What learning resources are available while I study?

    Our yoga courses and teacher training utilise the blended learning model and we believe this offers aspiring yogis the most flexibility with their studies. Essentially, this involves a period of home study combined with practical weekend attendance at one of our nationwide venues.

    To ensure you’ll have guidance at every stage of your journey, as soon as you enrol you’ll be assigned a dedicated Learner Support Tutor. Your tutor is an expert in all things yoga and they’ll be on hand Monday – Friday via phone or email to answer all your questions.

    Alongside tutor support, you’ll also have access to LES, Learner Engagement System. This easy-to-use online platform is available 24/7 and it’s where you’ll find a range of resources to further your learning. These include mock quizzes, workbooks, video lectures delivered by experts and step-by-step video demonstrations of a range of asanas (yoga poses).

    The online resources are used in conjunction with our bespoke training manuals and they are available in print and digitally via the HFE app.

  • Do you offer guaranteed yoga teacher jobs and interviews?

    We get asked this question all the time as it is often a thing other training providers claim to offer. While it may suit some, this doesn’t fit with our ‘become more’ ethos. It’s our job to train you to be the best yoga teacher or instructor you possibly can be and feel confident enough that you can go out into the world and teach whoever and wherever you want.

    Firstly, it’s why our yoga courses are accredited by YMCA Awards and recognised by CIMSPA. It’s these stamps of approval that you mean you could potentially walk into any gym, health club or yoga studio in the world and secure work.

    We’ve found that instilling this attitude, that you can teach anywhere, has inspired our students and graduates to do some amazing things, including starting the internationally-renowned YogaFit Retreats, opening their own studios and much more.

    Instead of claiming we can guarantee an interview or get you a job, we’ve created CV Connect. As soon as you’ve completed your yoga instructor course, you’ll gain access to this innovative platform. We’ve personally sourced hundreds of employers and a thousand active vacancies.

    To connect with them, all you need to do is upload your CV, select employers in your area and hit send. If any of the employers you’ve contacted like what they see, they’ll be in touch with directly – no hidden fees, no recruitment agencies, just a simple connection to a potentially life-changing career move.

    If you’re interested in learning more about employment in the yoga world, we’ve created an article specifically about yoga instructor jobs and opportunities that is very much worth your time.

  • What payment options are available?

    If you’re certain that yoga teacher training is the right career move for you, why let anything stand in the way?

    We treat all our aspiring yogis the same. There are no special discounts because you’ve booked before a certain date, no flash sales or anything like that, just a transparent and open pricing model.

    For those in a position to sort everything upfront, we can offer you a 5% discount if you pay for your yoga instructor course or career package in full.

    Spreading the cost is also something you’re able to do. We have 0% 6-month and 12-month payment plans available and you can secure your place with a small deposit.

    For serving personnel or service leavers, select yoga courses and career packages have also been military approved. If this applies to you, please contact our Careers Team on 0800 612 4067 to learn more about the MOD’s Enhanced Learning Credits Scheme (ELCAS).

In The Words Of Others....

Over the years we've trained a few famous faces. Here's what a few of them have had to say about our 5-star training service.

James Crossley, also known as Hunter from Gladiators, endorses HFE's fitness courses

"HFE is the ultimate fitness training provider, without a doubt their personal training courses are the best in the industry."

- James Crossley

(Hunter from Gladiators)

Laura Massaro is a World 1 squash player who studied yoga with HFE

"The course has really helped me to better understand yoga so that I can improve my performance and remain World No. 1."

- Laura Massaro

(World No. 1 Squash Player - 2016)

Team GB Olympic pole vaulter Holly Bradshaw is an HFE personal training student

"HFE have produced some of the best materials I have seen in education."

- Holly Bradshaw

(Team GB Olympic Bronze Medalist Pole Vaulter, 2020 Olympic Games)

Kardy Laguda is an internationally renowned fitness instructor

"HFE is the most professional and cutting edge fitness provider I have ever seen."

- Kardy Laguda

(International Fitness Presenter)

Yoga Teacher Advice and Guidance

If you are serious about becoming a professional yoga teacher and you want to know more about what it takes, how to qualify, where you can secure employment and a range of other related subjects, take a look at our range of yoga career guides and articles below. You can also head over to our blog to find more interesting content on yoga.

Becoming a Yoga Teacher
Become a Yoga Teacher

Becoming a Yoga Teacher

This is your definitive guide to becoming a yoga teacher or instructor. Discover everything you need to know about the industry, qualifications, careers opportunities and more


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A Brief History of Yoga
A Brief History of Yoga

A Brief History of Yoga

We delve into the rich 5,000-year history of yoga and explore the ideas, philosophies and key figures that have shaped it into the practice we know today


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Yoga Instructor Qualifications
Yoga Instructor Qualifications

Yoga Instructor Qualifications

It may seem the case but not all yoga instructor or teacher qualifications are the same. Our guide will help you avoid any potentially hazardous pitfalls


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Essential Books for Yoga Teachers and Instructors
Essential Books for Yoga Teachers and Instructors

Essential Books for Yoga Teachers and Instructors

As many yoga instructors and teachers will attest to, it's important to never stop learning. Here we have some essential yoga reading for you


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Yoga Instructor Jobs and Opportunities
Yoga Instructor Jobs and Opportunities

Yoga Instructor Jobs and Opportunities

Getting qualified as a yoga teacher or instructor really is just the start of your journey as a yogi, now it's time for the world of work


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Ongoing Yoga Career Support

Once you’ve become a qualified yoga teacher, our support service will still be available to help you navigate those early weeks, months and years as a newly qualified instructor. Whether you want a little friendly advice, or you need an expert opinion, our support team will be on hand and ready to help as and when you need them.

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Connect With Fitness Industry Employers

CV Connect is our trademark recruitment flatform that will put your CV directly in front of hundreds of fitness industry employers in your area once your qualified.

The CV Connect module will unlock once you’ve finished your training and from here, you’ll have 6-weeks to get your CV in shape, upload it and share it will employers in your area you’re interested in working with.

In our database, there are thousands of employers across the UK ready and waiting to receive your CV.We work with most of the large operators, including Pure Gym, The Gym Group, Bannatyne, David Lloyd and many more.

Each year, we connect tens of thousands of graduates with real employment opportunities in the fitness industry. And because we only ever send CVs from qualified and skilled instructors, employers trust and respect the HFE name as a mark of quality.

  • Stand out from the crowd
  • Trusted by employers
  • Easy and simple platform
  • Thousands of opportunities UK-wide
  • Rapid CV delivery
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Yoga Graduate Offers and Discounts

We’ve forged relationships and professional partnerships with a number of carefully selected organisations in order to secure for you a range of exclusive offers, discounts and freebies for our graduates.

Once you’ve completed your yoga course and we’ve issued your certificate, we’ll pass on to you a host of discount codes that you can redeem from a variety of organisations, including equipment suppliers, specialist insurance brokers, supplement retailers and other fitness industry organisations. These exclusive offers will really help you to hit the ground running when you launch your yoga career.

Naturally, we always respect our student’s privacy and we never pass on your details or data to any of our partners. We don’t receive any commission either, so you can rest assured that there will be no pressure tactics from us to purchase. We simply want to pass on the saving to you.

If you’d like to know more about these exclusive discounts, feel free to contact our Careers Advisors who will be more than happy to answer any questions that you have.

  • Yoga equipment
  • Yoga teacher insurance
  • Nutrition supplements
  • Booking software
  • Professional membership

Reach Your Potential With Our Ongoing Yoga Career Support

When your yoga studies are complete and you’ve achieved your qualification, you’ll likely want to turn your attention to securing work as a yoga teacher, starting a yoga business, or getting yourself on the cover list for as many health clubs and yoga studios as you can. This is where our ongoing career support and advice will become invaluable. Our team of yoga tutors and support staff have decades of shared experience and will always be on hand to offer any advice and guidance you need.

  • Unlimited access
  • Friendly and supportive
  • All things yoga
  • Impartial advice
  • Experienced yoga professionals

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Yoga Courses with HFE

Yoga has a rich and incredibly interesting history dating back well over 5,000 years. Today’s modern yoga is an incredibly powerful form of exercise that appeals to those of all ages and abilities, regardless of religion or spiritual beliefs. Blending ancient ideas with current principles and practices means participants, or students as they are often known, can reap a wide range of physical and mental benefits from a class.

If you have a passion for yoga and you’re looking to formalise what you already know and further expand your knowledge, it’s time for you to embark on your yoga teacher training. For those brand new to the practice, this begins with the Level 3 Diploma in Yoga Teacher Training. It’s an entry-level yoga course that doesn’t require any prior qualifications but it is your gateway to what has the potential to be a long and successful career as a yoga instructor or teacher. For complete flexibility, we also have an online yoga instructor course available.

Our Level 3 yoga instructor course is internationally-recognised and approved by CIMSPA. This means that whether you have designs on teaching classes in your local gym, opening your own boutique studio, delivering sessions online or teaching at international retreats, you absolutely can. The only limit to how far you take your yoga career is your own ambition. Our yoga course can be completed stand-alone, alternatively, it can also be combined with other courses to form a comprehensive yoga career package.

The Specialist package brings together Level 3 Yoga Teacher Training with the Level 3 Pre and Postnatal Exercise Instructor and primes you for safely adapting and delivering yoga for pre and postnatal clients. There’s also the Advanced career package and this combined Level 3 Yoga Teacher Training and Level 3 Exercise Referral Diploma. Upon completion, you’ll be able to greatly expand the scope of your yoga practice by getting involved with exercise referral schemes.

Once you’re qualified, there are a range of yoga instructor and teacher jobs and opportunities that open up for you. Leading gyms, health clubs, studios and fitness retreats are always on the lookout for qualified, enthusiastic and ambitious yoga teachers. To help you find your footing, we’ll also open up access to CV Connect once you’ve completed your yoga teacher training with us. This innovative and exclusive system means you’re only a few clicks away from getting your CV in front of 1000s and of health and fitness employers.

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