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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 content is written and delivered yoga teachers who are not only highly experienced but have also taught classes and retreats worldwide. It's time to learn from the best with HFE.

Internationally-recognised yoga qualifications

Highly sought after by UK health and fitness employers

Yoga courses are fully CIMSPA approved

Yoga Instructor Career Packages

More than a course and more than a qualification, our career packages are your direct route to yoga instructor success. Expertly-delivered yoga courses, cutting-edge learning content, interest-free payment plans and hands-on training at a nationwide venue.

Essentials

£995.00 See more

Your introduction to this ancient practice. Perfect for new yogis


Courses
Level 3 Yoga Teacher Training

The root of the word yoga in Sanskrit is ‘yuj’ and one of its many translations is ‘unite’. Our yoga teacher training is a qualification designed to do just that. It brings together over 5,000 years of ancient yogic history and philosophy and unities it with modern exercise ideas and scientific approaches.

Over the course of three intensive, hands-on practical weekends, you’ll gain a deeper understanding of yoga, breathing techniques, anatomy and physiology, and how to effectively plan and teach a yoga class.

Our Level 3 Yoga Instructor course is one of the industry’s most popular yoga qualifications. It’s accredited by YMCA Awards, has full endorsement from CIMSPA and is internationally-recognised by all active leisure employers.

Level 3 Pre and Postnatal Exercise Instructor
Level 3 Exercise Referral Diploma
Level 3 Nutrition for Physical Activity

Extras and Exclusives
  • Discounted CIMSPA membership
  • CV Connect
  • 12 months of yoga career guidance

Key Benefits
  • No entry requirements
  • 10-12 weeks to qualify
  • 14-day money back guarantee

From £149 per month with our 0% interest-free payment plans

Specialist

£1260.00 See more

Discover how to adapt and deliver yoga for pre and postnatal clients


Courses
Level 3 Yoga Teacher Training

The root of the word yoga in Sanskrit is ‘yuj’ and one of its many translations is ‘unite’. Our yoga teacher training is a qualification designed to do just that. It brings together over 5,000 years of ancient yogic history and philosophy and unities it with modern exercise ideas and scientific approaches.

Over the course of three intensive, hands-on practical weekends, you’ll gain a deeper understanding of yoga, breathing techniques, anatomy and physiology, and how to effectively plan and teach a yoga class.

Our Level 3 Yoga Instructor course is one of the industry’s most popular yoga qualifications. It’s accredited by YMCA Awards, has full endorsement from CIMSPA and is internationally-recognised by all active leisure employers.

Level 3 Pre and Postnatal Exercise Instructor

It’s a fact that recovery and rest are important for mother and baby. Modern guidance has also stressed the importance of regular exercise and physical activity, both in the pre and postnatal stages.

The Level 3 Pre and Postnatal Instructor course is designed to equip fitness professionals with the skills and knowledge they need to develop safe and effective programmes for pre and postnatal clients.

To guide your learning, you’ll receive an extensive range of print and digital resources, including comprehensive training manuals, ongoing support from a dedicated tutor and an extensive range of online video lectures presented by a specialist midwife.

Level 3 Exercise Referral Diploma
Level 3 Nutrition for Physical Activity

Extras and Exclusives
  • Discounted CIMSPA membership
  • CV Connect
  • 12 months of yoga career guidance

Key Benefits
  • No entry requirements
  • 12-16 weeks to qualify
  • Our specialist yoga package

From £168 per month with our 0% interest-free payment plans

Advanced

£1625.00 See more

Expand the scope of your yoga practice by working with exercise referral schemes


Courses
Level 3 Yoga Teacher Training

The root of the word yoga in Sanskrit is ‘yuj’ and one of its many translations is ‘unite’. Our yoga teacher training is a qualification designed to do just that. It brings together over 5,000 years of ancient yogic history and philosophy and unities it with modern exercise ideas and scientific approaches.

Over the course of three intensive, hands-on practical weekends, you’ll gain a deeper understanding of yoga, breathing techniques, anatomy and physiology, and how to effectively plan and teach a yoga class.

Our Level 3 Yoga Instructor course is one of the industry’s most popular yoga qualifications. It’s accredited by YMCA Awards, has full endorsement from CIMSPA and is internationally-recognised by all active leisure employers.

Level 3 Exercise Referral Diploma

With this qualification, you’ll be able to work with an expanded range of clients, helping them manage chronic illnesses and conditions like asthma, obesity, arthritis and diabetes.

As the name suggests, the Level 3 Exercise Referral Diploma enables you to get involved with exercise/GP referral schemes and work alongside various public and private health organisations referring clients.

The course tackles a wide-range of subjects, including professional practice, pathophysiology of various conditions, programming exercise for medical conditions, the role of medications, and assessing and monitoring referred clients. To really bring the subjects to life, your learning will be enhanced by a range of extensive video lectures presented by a leading GP who is well-versed with exercise referral.

Level 3 Nutrition for Physical Activity

Diet and nutrition are key components when it comes to helping clients achieve their goals and in fact, they can be just as important as exercise. With that in mind, Level 3 Nutrition to Support Physical Activity is a must-have qualification.

In just a few short weeks you’ll have gained the knowledge and real-life solutions to improve the dietary habits of your clients. It’s a great standalone qualification to have but even better and more effective when it’s combined with personal training.

Throughout the course, you’ll encounter a range of topics including popular nutrition myths and diets, healthy eating guidelines and weight management best practices.

Level 3 Pre and Postnatal Exercise Instructor

Extras and Exclusives
  • Discounted CIMSPA membership
  • CV Connect
  • 12 months of yoga career guidance

Key Benefits
  • No entry requirements
  • 16-18 weeks to qualify
  • Be the difference

From £114 per month with our 0% interest-free payment plans

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Featured Yoga Packages

We've built these yoga career packages with your lasting success in mind. Discover more about the course content, and extras and exclusives that await you on your journey to becoming a leading yoga teacher.

Essentials

£995.00

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Intro

This the start of your journey to become a fully qualified yoga instructor. The Essentials career package contains the Level 3 Yoga Teacher Training course and it’s the perfect introduction for those brand new to yoga. There are no entry requirements and you could be qualified in just 12-14 weeks.

As soon as you enrol onto the Essentials package, you’ll be assigned a Learner Support Tutor who is there to guide you through your studies. Support is unlimited and they can be contacted via phone or email. You’ll also have access to bespoke hard copy and digital manuals and LES, our innovative Learner Engagement System. Here you’ll find practice quizzes, online workbooks and video demonstrations over 50 asanas (yoga poses).

For your weekend practical training and assessments, we’ve handpicked some of the country’s best equipped gyms, health clubs and leisure facilities. Our flagship centres include Birmingham, Cardiff, Glasgow, London and Manchester.

Content

In order to become a leading yoga instructor, you must master the principles of the practice and various techniques and philosophies. Here’s an outline of what you’ll encounter on your yoga journey:

  • Anatomy and Physiology

  • History and Philosophy of Yoga

  • Understanding Yoga Asanas

  • Benefits of Yoga Practice

  • Planning and Teaching Yoga Asanas/Postures

  • Meditation and Yogic Breathing

Exclusives

=CV Connect is HFE's exclusive recruitment solution

CV Connect

Using CV Connect is as simple as uploading your CV, selecting the employers in your area and pressing send.

=An HFE tutor providing career guidance to a student

12 Months of Career Guidance

The course is over but support continues, we're here to offer 12 months ongoing career advice if you need it.

=HFE is a recognised CIMSPA training provider

Discounted CIMSPA Membership

Graduates are entitled to discounted CIMSPA membership which gives you easy access to a range of benefits including free CPD, exclusive learning resources, industry recognition and status, and much more.

Payment

  • 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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Level 3 Yoga Teacher Training

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Specialist

£1260.00

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Intro

Our Specialist career package has been specifically designed for those instructors looking to make yoga as inclusive as possible. Not only does the package include the Level 3 Yoga Teacher Training qualification, but we’ve also added Level 3 Pre and Postnatal Exercise Instructor. This special populations course provides all the knowledge and skills you’ll need to safely adapt and modify exercise yoga for pre and postnatal clients.

Alongside the two courses, you’ll also receive a range of learning resources. These include bespoke print and digital manuals, exclusive video lectures and yoga demonstrations, practice quizzes and much more. To further guide your learning, you’ll be assigned a dedicated Learner Support Tutor. They’ll be on hand via phone or email to answer your questions and provide revisions tips throughout your courses.

With no entry requirements, this Specialist career package is ideal for those who are brand new to yoga and exercise for pre and postnatal clients. Alternatively, it provides a great progression route for those qualified in other group exercise disciplines such as exercise to music or Pilates.

Content

The Specialist package contains all the Essentials content, so everything you need to become a fully qualified yoga instructor. It also delves into the following:

  • All Essentials Content

  • Physical Conditions Associated with Pregnancy

  • Nutrition and Pregnancy

  • Pre and Postnatal Exercise Guidelines

  • Benefits and Risks of Exercise

  • Anatomical and Physiological Changes

Exclusives

=CV Connect is HFE's exclusive recruitment solution

CV Connect

Using CV Connect is as simple as uploading your CV, selecting the employers in your area and pressing send.

=An HFE tutor providing career guidance to a student

12 Months of Career Guidance

The course is over but support continues, we're here to offer 12 months ongoing career advice if you need it.

=HFE is a recognised CIMSPA training provider

Discounted CIMSPA Membership

Graduates are entitled to discounted CIMSPA membership which gives you easy access to a range of benefits including free CPD, exclusive learning resources, industry recognition and status, and much more.

Payment

  • Pay in full

    Total payable £1197 5% discount £63
  • 6 month payment plan

    1 x £170 and 5 x £168 Minimum deposit £250 Total payable £1260

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Level 3 Yoga Teacher Training

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Level 3 Pre and Postnatal Exercise Instructor

Online Exam

For those with a computer and internet access.

Test Centre Exam

For those nearby to one of our venues.

Once you've completed your booking you'll be sent an email to arrange your online exam

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Advanced

£1625.00

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Intro

The Advanced career package is ideal for those firstly looking to become fully qualified as a yoga instructor and then work with exercise referral schemes. The package itself contains the Level 3 Yoga Teacher Training and the Level 3 Exercise Referral Diploma, which also includes Level 3 Nutrition for Physical Activity.

The abundance of referral schemes continues to increase as more medical professionals embrace the restorative power of exercise. With this package, you’ll truly be able to improve the lives of clients with your yoga expertise.

Throughout your studies, you’ll have unlimited contact from your dedicated Learner Support Tutor. Via phone and email they’ll be available to guide your learning. We’ve also invested considerable time and effort into developing world-class learning resources to aid your journey. These include video lectures from a leading GP, video demonstrations of over 50 yoga poses, practice quizzes, bespoke print and digital manuals and more.

The Advanced package utilises the blended learning model and your online study is complemented by practical training and assessments at one of our venues. We have locations nationwide for you to choose from our flagship centres include Birmingham, Cardiff, Glasgow, London and Manchester.

Content

The Advanced package covers a range of topics relating to yoga, exercise referral and nutrition. The following is by far an exhaustive list but should give you a strong idea of the topics you’ll be covering:

  • Anatomy and Physiology for Exercise and Fitness

  • History and Philosophy of Yoga

  • Nutritional Strategies for Health and Fitness

  • Yogic Breathing Concepts and Techniques

  • Pathophysiology of a Range of Medical Conditions

  • Planning Exercise for Referred Clients

Exclusives

=CV Connect is HFE's exclusive recruitment solution

CV Connect

Using CV Connect is as simple as uploading your CV, selecting the employers in your area and pressing send.

=An HFE tutor providing career guidance to a student

12 Months of Career Guidance

The course is over but support continues, we're here to offer 12 months ongoing career advice if you need it.

=HFE is a recognised CIMSPA training provider

Discounted CIMSPA Membership

Graduates are entitled to discounted CIMSPA membership which gives you easy access to a range of benefits including free CPD, exclusive learning resources, industry recognition and status, and much more.

Payment

  • Pay in full

    Total payable £1543.75 5% discount £81.25
  • 6 month payment plan

    1 x £230 and 5 x £229 Minimum deposit £250 Total payable £1625
  • 12 month payment plan

    1 x £121 and 11 x £114 Minimum deposit £250 Total payable £1625

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Level 3 Yoga Teacher Training

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Level 3 Exercise Referral Diploma

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Level 3 Nutrition to Support Physical Activity

Online Exam

For those with a computer and internet access.

Test Centre Exam

For those nearby to one of our venues.

Once you've completed your booking you'll be sent an email to arrange your online exam

Checkout Change
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One Career. Unlimited Possibilities.

Join our yoga graduates working with some of the world's leading studios and health clubs.

HFE graduates work with David Lloyd clubs across the countryHFE graduates with at Virgin Active gyms across the countryHFE graduates work at Nuffield Health facilities across the country
HFE graduates work at Bannatyne gyms and health clubs across the countryYogaFit Retreats was co-founded by HFE graduate Antonia JohnstonHFE graduates work with popular fitness brand PureGym

FAQs

From payment options to teaching possibilities, we've answered the most frequently asked questions about our yoga instructor courses.

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 and teacher training 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 are my payment options?

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).

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  • 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"

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    (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 Pole Vaulter)

  • Antonia Johnston is an HFE graduate and co-founder of YogaFit Retreats

    "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)

  • Rating: 5 out of 5

    I loved doing this course. It took me a while but thanks to the encouragement and support of my tutor and the rest of the amazing team I accomplished my goal of passing my course first time. There were times when I missed my tutor's call but she did not give up on me, She persisted and helped me retain focus.

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5

    The course was brilliant the information supplied from HFE was excellent, easy to follow and understand. So much so that I passed my course earlier than I originally expected.

    Graham Davidson

  • Rating: 5 out of 5

    The support and resources you have access to while completing the qualifications are great, online presentations and a workbook that guides you through the study. Good experience and seems like a great price when compared with the competitors.

    Lewis Platts

  • Rating: 5 out of 5

    HFE will always take the time to arrange weekly time slots with their students and ring up exactly the time they give you. All in all, an excellent company to do your Pilates, Yoga or any other training with.

    Kate Haynes

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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