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Yoga teacher training courses and qualifications

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

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Our standard

There’s nothing standard about our programmes. Our reputation for excellence in yoga reaches far and wide which is why our yoga teacher training courses are considered by the fitness industry as the standard to aspire to. We place more energy on mastery of subjects than the passing of assessments, which is why graduates of our yoga courses are highly skilled and in-demand by all leading employers.

  • Gold standard yoga education

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

  • Professionally backed training

    Certificated by YMCA Awards and endorsed by CIMSPA, you can rest assured once you’ve attained your qualification your achievements will be recognised.

  • Premium venues, national locations

    The practical aspects of our yoga training are delivered from premium health and leisure facilities across the UK to enhance your learning experience.

Multiple ways to study

We have a range of yoga teacher training courses and qualifications to meet your specific learning and career needs. Whether you want a face-to-face delivery, online, or a combination of the two, we’ve got you covered. Our courses are readily available with options to start learning today.

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Yoga courses near you

Blended courses combine supported home study with intensive practical face-to-face yoga teacher training from one of our nationwide venues to give you the knowledge and skills to succeed.

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Virtual yoga courses

Let the practical course come to you with one of our virtual live online yoga courses. You’ll get the same high-quality yoga teacher training experience without all the hassle and cost of travel.

Introductory yoga teacher training courses

Get your career as a qualified yoga teacher off on the right foot with our Essentials yoga teacher training package. Leading to a Level 3 Diploma in Teaching Yoga, this is the industry’s most recognised qualification and the perfect introduction to teaching yoga.

Accelerate your career in teaching yoga

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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Specialist (From £1260)

Become a specialist yoga teacher and discover how to adapt and deliver yoga for pre and postnatal clients. Combining the Level 3 Diploma in Teaching Yoga (YMCA Awards) with the Level 3 Award in Adapting Exercise for Pre and Postnatal Clients (YMCA Awards).

Courses Included:

  • Level 3 Diploma in Teaching Yoga

  • Level 3 Award for Adapting Exercise for Pre and Postnatal Clients

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Advanced (From £1585)

Learn how to make your yoga sessions more inclusive for clients that have a range of medical conditions, including high blood pressure, high cholesterol, low back pain, asthma, arthritis and many more (14 in total).

Courses Included:

  • Level 3 Diploma in Teaching Yoga

  • Level 3 Diploma in Exercise Referral

  • Level 3 Nutrition to Support Physical Activity

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Master (From £2030)

Our Master Yoga Teacher Training package is specifically designed to equip you with the knowledge, skills and confidence to teach yoga to a diverse range of participants, including those afflicted with low back pain.

Courses Included:

  • Level 3 Diploma in Teaching Yoga

  • Level 3 Diploma in Exercise Referral

  • Level 3 Nutrition to Support Physical Activity

  • Level 4 Exercise for Low Back Pain Specialist

Yoga extras and exclusives

When you train with HFE you can be sure that you’ll get more than your money’s worth. As standard, with our yoga teacher training courses we’ll supply you with a range of HFE exclusive added value services and features to help get your career off to a flying start.

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CV Connect

On completion of your yoga teacher course, you can connect your CV with thousands of fitness industry employers via our flagship CV Connect platform.

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Offers and discounts

We’ve negotiated some seriously hefty discounts with a wide-range of leading fitness and yoga brands to get your career on track.

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Ongoing career support

Our team of expert support tutors will be on hand to share their decades of combined yoga wisdom and experience.

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CPD courses

Give your knowledge and skills a boost with some free professional development training on us.

Supporting your journey

Like all of our programmes, our yoga courses are rich in learning support provided by our friendly and encouraging team of tutors. We’ll also equip you with a host of study materials and resources to guide you on your path to yogic enlightenment.

We pride ourselves on our 5-star support service and our team of dedicated learning support tutors are readily available to answer any questions that you might have. We can provide support in a variety of ways, including:

  • Phone

  • Emails

  • Webinars

  • Video calls

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Individual 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 teacher training courses that allow you to take more of a step-by-step approach to becoming a fully qualified yoga instructor.

Level 3 Diploma in Teaching Yoga

Level 3 Diploma in Teaching Yoga

£995


Become a world-class yoga instructor by mastering ancient yogic principles and philosophy with this intensive, industry-leading course.

Level 3 Yoga for Older Adults

Level 3 Yoga for Older Adults

£440


Get the knowledge, skills and confidence to adapt and deliver yoga classes to older adults. This programme will teach you how to make your yoga classes truly inclusive.

Level 3 Yoga for Pre and Postnatal Clients

Level 3 Yoga for Pre and Postnatal Clients

£440


Give your yoga career a new shape with our Level 3 Yoga for Pre and Postnatal Clients. This course will teach you how to adapt yoga and other forms of exercise to meet the needs of new and expectant mothers.

Industry leading

We have a reputation for training excellence because amongst other things, we have a multidisciplinary team of exercise and clinical professionals, including medical doctors, physiotherapists, nutritionists, dieticians and midwives to produce engaging learning content guaranteed to help you to accelerate your future career in yoga.

  • Comprehensive training manuals

    Print and digital manuals that contain everything you need to achieve.

  • Engaging online lectures

    Technical information simplified by leading subject specialists.

  • Extensive support resources

    Get ahead of the programme with a range of practice tests, study guides, lesson plans and much more.

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

Reputation is everything

Over the years, we've trained thousands of yoga teachers and many have gone on to forge successful careers in teaching yoga and other disciplines. We’ve also worked with a few famous faces and you can see what they have to say too.

Read our 5-star reviews

You can see some of our reviews by clicking the button below, or you can head over to Trustpilot or the Review Centre to see more.

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james crossley hunter

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

Laura Massaro

(Former World #1 Squash Player)
HFE graduate Holly Bradshaw holding GB flag at Olympics

"HFE have been fantastic and have produced some of the best materials I've seen in the fitness industry."

Holly Bradshaw

(Team GB Olympic Bronze Medalist Pole Vaulter, 2020 Olympic Games)
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"HFE were understanding and the course is really flexible. I knew this would be perfect for me."

Louise Fiddes

(GB Paralympic Swimmer World Champion )
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"I did my ETM and yoga teacher training with HFE and thoroughly enjoyed both... I highly recommend them."

Antonia Johnston

(Co-Founder of YogaFit Retreats)

"I've seen a lot of providers in my career and HFE are by far the most professional and committed provider I've seen."

Kardy Laguda

(International Fitness Presenter)

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 0800 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 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. Take a look at our yoga teacher sample manual to get a real feel for the quality you can expect.

  • 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).

  • How many hours of yoga practice will I need to do?

    Ideally, prior to enrolling on your course you’ll have some experience of attending yoga classes as a participant. So, you should already have a few hours of yoga practice under your belt.

    If you’ve never attended a yoga class or session, then it’s no major problem, but you will need to take a little longer with your course so that you have time to go to some classes and get some physical practice behind you.

    Throughout your course, you’ll need to evidence at least 60 hours of yoga practice in a dedicated journal. On enrolment, you’ll receive a printed yoga journal to support you with this task. In reality, most students clock up more than the required 60 hours throughout their course, not least because self-practice also counts.

  • Who are your yoga courses recognised by?

    Our Level 3 Diploma in Teaching Yoga is regulated by Ofqual and is the only regulated yoga qualification in the UK. It is certificated by YMCA Awards, recognised by the Chartered Institute for the Management of Sport and Physical Activity (CIMSPA) and is recognised the world over as a credible and reputable yoga teaching qualification.

    In yoga, there are membership organisations, like Yoga Alliance for example, who have their own endorsement pathways for training courses (which aren’t qualifications). Here at HFE, we specialise in delivering regulated qualifications that maximise the employment opportunities of our gradates, so we don’t tend to affiliate with non-regulated organisations. We acknowledge some of these organisations are credible, but their lack of regulation is not something we support.

Yoga course dates & locations

We deliver most of our Yoga courses from a range of high-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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Yoga career 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 career guides and articles below. Alternatively, you can also head over to our blog to find more in-depth articles on yoga.

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