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Growing in popularity, being a yoga teacher is all about helping people to learn various positions involved in this technique as well as controlled breathing, meditation and visualisation.

Yoga jobs are well sought after and a Yoga teacher requires specific training through courses recognized by the British Wheel of Yoga (BWY), the national governing body in the UK. This will allow anyone taking this yoga teacher training to gain entry to the Register of Exercise Professionals (REPs).

The BWY currently offers a Yoga teacher Diploma which takes from two to four years to complete. Entry to the course requires that you have been practising with a BWY recognised teacher for at least two years. They also recommend that you start by completing the BWY Foundation Course, a ten day course run once a month over a year.

There are also a number of other organisations offering teaching courses which are accredited by the BWY. Additionally, practitioners who have completed other teaching awards may be able to gain BWY accreditation by completing a BWY Integration Course.

The BWY Diploma consists of four units:

  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Stress and Relaxation
  • Yoga Philosophy
  • Health and Safety in Teaching and Practical Aspects of Teaching Postures

Once qualified, yoga teachers have to attend at least one approved training day per year of continuing professional development in order to keep their qualification current. Finally, all teachers are required to hold a current First Aid and cardio-pulmonary resuscitation certificate (CPR).

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