additional information

where
Our hatha modules will take place at the old dr. bells baths in central Edinburgh. Our Yin course takes place at the arthur conan doyle centre in the west end.

Yoga Teacher Training Edinburgh

materials
Participants will be provided with a course reading list in advance of the start of the programme – which will include core and recommended texts. All other course materials (handouts, manuals etc.) will be provided at module weekends, as necessary.

attendance
Attendance at all modules is compulsory for the successful completion of the course.

costs
The course fee is £1000 per 100hrs. The fee covers all tuition and course materials.
A discounted fee of £850 per 100hrs for early bird application.
A payment plan can be arranged. We will require a deposit of £400 up front and then monthly payments.
Course fees are non-refundable, subject to terms + conditions.

additional costs
Participants will be provided with a reading list upon enrolment. Book purchases are not included in the course fee.

frequently asked questions

Q. When is the course?
The course runs its core first eight modules in Edinburgh every year. Other modules are run on demand.

Q. What style of yoga is taught?
Our approach is non-dogmatic and inclusive. We are educators, not gurus. We encourage all of our students to discover their practice and orientation through their own experience and enquiry. Therefore, we welcome applicants from all orientations of yoga.

Q. How is the course material delivered?
Teaching methods include: lectures, experiential classes, small and large group work, practice teaching time and individual homework and exercises to encourage in depth learning and discovery.

Q. Who teaches on the programme?
The main teacher is Dhugal Meachem. There will be other faculty depending on the year and course.

Q. Do I need to live in Edinburgh?
Many of our students do live in or around Edinburgh, but several of our students travel in from much further afield: England, Wales, from all over Scotland and mainland Europe.

Q. Is it possible to work full time alongside the training?
Many of our students work full time and/or have families. We do however recommend that you don't work outside of training days.

Q. How much homework is there?
The training does include some assignments in the various course aspects and a final project. How much time you dedicate towards this work is your choice.

Q. I have particular learning needs, is support available?
Yes. We have policies in place to support students with particular learning needs. Please contact us to discuss your individual situation.

Q. How do I apply?
All applicants simply contact us – that is on this website.

Q. Do you take on everyone who applies?
We have many more applicants that we have places, but we try.

Q. How many students do you take on the course?
We accept a maximum of 16 students onto each intake.

Q. Eligibility and pre-requsites?
• If looking to just do 300hrs: If you already have a 200hr qualification, you should have an existing 200 hour teacher training qualification.
• If you are new to teacher training, we recommend at least 1 year of regular practice.

Q. What happens if I’m working with an injury?
Depending on the nature of the injury you may want to contact us during the application process to assess how your injury will impact on your participation in the course.

Q. Am I too old to apply?
We do not have an age limit.

Q. How much does the course cost?
Each 100hr module is £1,000. Early bird prices paid in advance are £875.
A payment plan can be arranged. We will require a deposit of £400 up front and then monthly payments.
Course fees are non-refundable, subject to terms + conditions and include all tuition, course manuals and handouts.

Q. Can I set up a payment plan?
Yes. We will require a deposit of £400 up front and then monthly payments finishing before the training starts.

Q. Are there any extra costs?
Yes, these include:
– Required texts

Q. What happens if I become pregnant?
In the event that you become pregnant, the teacher training administration and teachers undertake to be as flexible as possible and support you to work out the best way forward. We have a set of guidelines for students who have become pregnant to help them through the training and our aim is to ensure that you are given the necessary support.

Q. What happens if I get injured?
In difficult circumstances e.g. injury, the teacher training administration and teachers undertake to be as flexible as possible and support you to work out the best way forward. Subject to prior consultation with the teacher trainers and a fully qualified medical practitioner, if you suffer an injury you may come to sessions and adjust the poses to suit your condition or observe as is appropriate.
Our intention always is to try to find ways of helping students complete the training on the intake originally applied for. However, we understand that there may be some instances where it is not possible to continue and a deferral to another intake may be necessary.

Q. What happens if I want to leave the course?
It is our aim and policy to facilitate trainees who may be experiencing difficulties either with the training or in other areas of their life so they are able to complete the teacher training programme. However, we understand that in some circumstances this is not possible and students have no choice other than to leave the programme. In this instance we will be unable to give you a certificate or graduate you from the training and your course fees for the remainder of the training are still due unless an exemption applies.

Q. What qualifications do I get at the end of the training?
On graduation you will receive the following certification:
– Eligibility for Yoga Alliance USA RYT200 or RYT500