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Yoga Instructor Course

The interest in yoga and its many benefits continues to grow around the world. Build your business and your love of yoga as a qualified instructor.

On our yoga instructor course you’ll learn yoga training approaches and techniques, health and safety considerations, the philosophy and fundamentals of yoga, as well as how to plan and teach your own yoga classes.

Study part time with one of our top tutors and fit your study in with your lifestyle. And once completed successfully, you’ll gain official entry onto the Register of Exercise Professionals (REPs) at level 3.

Signing up is easy: simply fill in our online application or call us. Once your application has been accepted, you’ll gain instant access to your course material to get you up and running straight away.

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Yoga Instructor Course


Diploma in Yoga Instructor



During this part of your Pilates instructing course you will learn about the human body, the way it moves and it's composure. This includes learning muscles, actions, energy systems and bones.

Learn how to effectively support your clients with their individual needs during exercise and physical activity. This includes how to communicate effectively, how to motivate clients and how to demonstrate.

Fitness environments present a number of dangers that could potentially injure people. This includes exercise technique as well as the wider environment e.g fire safety.

While studying a level 3 yoga instructor course you will learn about the principle of exercise and how it can be used to improve health and fitness effectively. Knowledge of these principles is at the core of all instructor positions within the fitness industry.

Yoga is about bringing the mind, body and soul together through physical movement, breathing and mindfulness. During this module you will learn about the foundation upon which yoga was created and its fundamental goals.

As a yoga instructor you will be required to plan sessions that can be completed safely by clients and classes. During this part of the course you will learn how to construct and plan sessions for maximum effectiveness.

Prices include VAT. *Finance options available including 0% interest and zero credit charges. Finance subject to eligibility criteria.

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Frequently Asked Questions


Our yoga instructor course is accredited by YMCA Awards, and once you’ve successfully completed the course you’ll be awarded the Level 3 Diploma in Teaching Yoga. This qualification is recognised internationally by REPS in the UK, UAE, New Zealand and South Africa; the European Register of Exercise Professionals (EREPS); Fitness Australia; and the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM).

All TRAINFITNESS courses are managed via our online learning portal. A main feature of the portal is the Student Desktop which you’ll gain access to as soon as you’ve enrolled. Through it you can view your online course material, book onto the course days and assessment day, and either watch or participate in our eClasses~.

Using the TRAINFITNESS app you can also do all of this on the move via the Mobile Student Desktop. The app is compatible with Apple iOS 8.1 and above and Android Jellybean (4.2.2) and above, and of course you’ll need wireless internet connection*.

The yoga instructor course is delivered part time. You’ll work through the online course material, complete the practicum (30 hours) and portfolio consisting of worksheets, a journal (evidencing 60 hours of yoga practise) and session planning, and book onto and attend the relevant scheduled course days and assessment day. You’ll hand in your portfolio on the assessment day.

Before you can request the qualification certificate, you must satisfy and complete all course requirements. This includes, for example, the online course material which you will complete in your own time and outside of any attendance requirements.

There’s no guarantee that any course will be offered for more than two (2) years from the date you enrol, so you need to make sure you complete the course within this time frame.

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~If applicable to the course you enrol on

The four course days are held over two weekends – stage 1 and stage 2. You need to book onto and attend a stage 1 training weekend and a stage 2 training weekend. Stage 2 weekends are normally scheduled the month following the stage 1 weekend, but please check with us first to make sure. You’ll then need to book onto a scheduled assessment day on which you’ll hand in your portfolio and perform your practical assessment. You need to bring three participants with you for the practical assessment, unless you arrange with us beforehand to submit a video for the practical assessment (for which you’ll need six participants). Conditions and additional fees apply to the video option, so please call the Learner Support team for more information. See the Part Time tab for course dates and the Assessments tab for assessment dates to choose from.

No prior fitness education is required before starting the course - everything you need to know will be covered within the course material.

A basic level of English and Maths will be necessary to understand the content, and you’ll have participated in yoga classes in the past. You should also have a reasonable level of health and fitness.

If you already hold a level 2 or 3 fitness qualification, you may be eligible for exemptions from certain parts of the course. Please call us for more information.

There are two payment options available for our yoga instructor courses:

Pay Up Front – Choose to pay in full, up front, via PayPal, a credit or debit card, over the phone, via our secure online portal or in person and you’ll benefit from a discount of up to 20%.

Finance Plans (Up to Five Years)* – If approved for finance, you can pay off your yoga instructor course over a number of months with one of our finance plans. These may include 0% interest and zero credit charges on terms of six months to five years with a deposit of just 5% in some instances*.

For more information about any of our payment options, please contact our Enrolments team on 02072929140.

* Deposit amounts and term durations vary and are at the lender’s discretion.

Learner Support – As well as the support you receive from your tutor on a scheduled course day during your yoga instructor course, you’ll also have access to our Learner Support team, dedicated to assisting you with study questions and queries. The team is generally available via phone, email or through the Helpdesk Monday to Friday 10am to 6pm GMT, excluding Bank holidays and office closures.

eClasses – We offer eClasses on a variety of topics covered in the level 2 component of your yoga instructor course, during which we go over content and answer questions you might have about it. The schedule can be found in your Student Desktop, where an eClass can be booked or viewed at the click of a button. All eClasses are recorded and added to our dedicated online library if you’re unable to attend or you'd like to hear them again.

Feedback Service – During your yoga instructor course you’ll be assessed in various ways, including via portfolio, and theory and practical assessments. You’re able to send us a video of what you intend to do for your practical assessment and or what you intend to submit as your portfolio beforehand and one of our qualified assessors will provide detailed feedback, both on areas you've done well in and areas that could use improvement. You just need to do this at least two weeks prior to the due date of the assessment or the submission date of the portfolio. Additional fees apply.

Online Community – If you prefer peer-to-peer help with your yoga instructor course, then you can also join in the conversation on one of our social media profiles: Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn or Instagram.

Courses Dates



Part Time Course Dates

Listed below are the stage 1 and stage 2 training weekend dates. Once you’ve enrolled, simply choose one of each and book onto them. If a date you’d like to book is less than 14 days away, please contact Learner Support to make your booking. For more information please refer to the full list of course dates or contact Learner Support on 0207 2929 140.

Nov 5 - Nov 06 at TRAINFITNESS Head Office - London
Dec 3 - Dec 04 at TRAINFITNESS Head Office - London

Mar 11 - Mar 12 at TRAINFITNESS Head Office - London
Apr 8 - Apr 09 at TRAINFITNESS Head Office - London


Assessment Dates

The choice of dates for the assessment you need to attend are listed below. Once you have enrolled, simply book onto the date you’d like to attend. If the date you’d like to book is less than 14 days away, please contact Learner Support to make your booking. For more information please refer to the full list of course dates or contact Learner Support on 0207 2929 140.

Jan 28 - TRAINFITNESS Head Office - London
Mar 4 - TRAINFITNESS Head Office - London

Jun 3 - TRAINFITNESS Head Office - London

Bookings are subject to availability. Dates, venues, start and finish times are subject to change. Please refer to the Course Terms and Conditions for more information.

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