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Level 3 Yoga Teacher Training

Your journey to become a leading yoga teacher starts with this industry-leading course

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Level 3 Yoga Teacher Training


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

  • Course type

    Blended learning

  • Time to qualify

    10-14 weeks

  • Entry requirements

    No entry requirements

  • Accreditations

    YMCA Awards are HFE's awarding body HFE's fitness courses and qualifications are endorsed by CIMSPA

One Yoga Career. Unlimited Possibilities.

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

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Level 3 Yoga Teacher Training

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


As a practice, yoga has a rich and fascinating history that dates back well over 5,000 years. Today, yoga is a holistic form of exercise used by many to create a stronger connection between the mind, body and spirit, develop flexibility, improve posture and aid relaxation.

Reports in recent years suggest that yoga is the single most popular form of group exercise in the UK with over 1.2 million people taking part in classes in any given month.

Our Level 3 Diploma in Teaching Yoga is a qualification designed to help you become a successful and impactful yoga instructor. On your journey to become a yogi, we’ll provide you with flexible study options to suit your schedule, practical yoga experience, and bespoke learning resources which include video lectures and yoga asana demonstrations.

Course Structure:

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Home study

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Practical training

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This Level 3 yoga course is fully accredited by YMCA Awards and recognised by CIMSPA, as well as national and international health and fitness employers.

Entry Requirements

There are no formal entry requirements for our yoga course, but it would be beneficial if you already had a Level 2 Gym or Level 2 Exercise to Music qualification.

Additionally, it would be ideal if you have experience performing yoga asana (poses) and attending yoga classes, this will give you the best possible head start.

What You'll Learn How You'll be Assessed Learning and Support Materials

What You'll learn

Becoming a world-class yoga instructor takes much more than simply learning poses and breathing techniques. This is why we’ve designed a course that simply goes above and beyond, and that’s exactly what you need to further your yoga career.

Here’s a brief overview of what you’ll encounter on your yoga journey:

  • History and Philosophy of Yoga

    History and Philosophy of Yoga

    • History of yoga - ancient to modern
    • Ancient yoga texts
    • Four paths to yoga
    • Meditation and mantra
    • Mudras, bandhas & kriyas
    • Six schools of Indian philosophy
  • Anatomy and Physiology for Exercise and Health

    Anatomy and Physiology for Exercise and Health

    • Anatomical terminology
    • The skeletal system
    • The muscular system
    • The cardiorespiratory system
    • Energy and nervous systems
    • The digestive system
  • Teaching and Practicing Yoga

    Teaching and Practicing Yoga

    • Information gathering for yoga instruction
    • Main yoga phase
    • Closing a yoga session
    • Communication skills and wider teaching skills
    • Using Sanskrit
    • Progressive exercise programming
  • Understanding Yoga Asanas

    Understanding Yoga Asanas

    • Ancient asana references
    • Asana practice and benefits
    • Developing effective asana practice
    • Alignment and centring
    • Directing prana and awakening energy centres
    • Stretching and strengthening
  • Yogic Breathing and Pranayama

    Yogic Breathing and Pranayama

    • Benefits and outcomes of pranayama
    • Diaphragmatic breathing
    • Thoracic breathing
    • Clavicular breathing
    • Posture and body positioning
    • Contraindications to pranayama

How You'll be Assessed

Learning about yoga is one thing, but to really exceed you’ll need to demonstrate the knowledge and skills you’ve gained. Our yoga teacher training course gives you ample opportunity to do that and here’s an overview of what you’ll encounter:



  • Online multiple-choice quizzes
  • Anatomy and physiology
  • Principles of exercise and fitness exam

Practical assessment

  • Deliver a full yoga class
  • Deliver Surya Namaskara sequence
  • Unlimited re-sits

Lesson plan

  • Design a yoga session plan
  • Design progressive programme
  • Scenario-based


  • Health, safety and wefare
  • Know how to support clients
  • Complete in your own time

Learning and Support Materials

Our Level 3 Yoga Teacher Training course comes complete with all the resources you need to become a world-class yoga teacher. Some of the resources available to you include:

Print and digital textbooks
Digital training manual

Written by professionals

Detailed training manuals contain everything you need to help you succeed.

Online resources through our Learner Engagement System
Learning materials for sports nutrition

Authoritative video lectures

Delivered by experts, join a leading authority in learning all things yoga.

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Guided learning

Our study guides suggest an ideal learning routine, great if you find it difficult to learn independently.

Your own personal tutor
Learning support tutor

There for you, whenever they're needed

On hand Monday-Friday, your personal tutor can help you with revision tips, career advice or just simply to chat!

Find your feet in the industry
Study at your own pace

Kickstart your career

Exclusive to HFE is our CV Connect programme, which connects you instantly to relevant employers once you graduate.

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