British Wheel Of Yoga Qualification Level 4 certificate in Teaching Yoga
With Sunnah Rose
February 2024 – April 2025
If you have a regular practice and are interested in becoming a Yoga Teacher than this course is for you.
Over this one year training you will be given the opportunity to delve in to asana, anatomy, breath work and the philosophy and history of yoga. You will build knowledge and confidence in all these areas which will not only help develop your personal practice but more importantly you will learn the skills to teach and share this knowledge safely and effectively as a yoga teacher.
This teacher training is regulated by The British Wheel of Yoga (BWY) one of the leading bodies of yoga in the UK and is Ofqual regulated, which means your qualification will be recognised through the UK education system.
Tutors on the Course
Principle Tutor: Sunnah Rose
Sunnah has been teaching since 2002, and as part of the BWY since 2012. She teaches a variety of weekly classes and specialises in pregnancy and postnatal yoga. Alongside teaching this diploma course she also teaches the BWY Foundation Course and a Pregnancy Yoga Teacher Training.
Having trained with many different teachers over the years and practicing in many different styles, she is able to combine different practices to suit different students. Her experience helps her to create deeply relaxing class’s intent on releasing the spine alongside a gentle vinyasa (flow) hatha yoga, bringing creativity and dynamism to a practice.
Specialist Tutor: Anthea Sweet
Anthea is a BWY teacher and in addition to teaching classes, retreats, workshops and CPD events over the last 18 years, she is Director of Academic Faculty for the Institute of Yoga Sports Science® (iYSS) training courses and a soft tissue therapist. With students and clients from all walks of life and sport, she specialises in postural anatomy, structural fitness and injury prevention, and helps teachers feel confident in applying anatomical principles to working with the individuality of each and every body we work with.
What we will cover
You will be expected to spend 300 hours completing this qualification, 165 hours minimum will be tutor led, with the remaining hours made up of personal study.
- Applied anatomy and physiology of asana
- Teaching Asana: observation, adjustment and protection of vulnerable areas of the body
- Planning and delivering yoga classes and yoga courses
- Teaching basic breathing practices and relaxation
- Meditation and the philosophy behind it
- Finding you teaching style, different learning styles and responsibilities of a yoga teacher
- The business of being a yoga teacher.
- The classical foundations of Modern Yoga, Hatha Yoga and Pranayama
- Philosophy of yoga and its key texts
How to Apply
Pre requisites: You must have at least 2 years experience of regular attendance to Yoga classes and preferably a dedicated home practice. Completion of the a BWY Foundation Course would be ideal.
To Apply: Please contact me directly for an application form or click below and send to firstname.lastname@example.org
Why this course
Apart from being the highest level of Yoga Teacher Training in the UK what makes this course really special is the fact that you will be encouraged to start teaching quite early on in the course.
Not only will this help build your confidence a a yoga teacher, but will also give you the support you need in the initial stages of your yoga teaching career.
Initially you will start teaching your peers on the course, and this will be ongoing throughout the training. You will also be encouraged to teach in your community as soon as you and your tutor agree that you are ready.
There will be an Assessed Class Teaching practice within the course where you will be observed and assessed on classes that you have set up. If this is a problem then do speak with your tutor to make other arrangements.
The BWYQ Level 4 Certificate in Yoga Teaching (Regulated Qualifications Framework) can be studied as a progression route on to the Level 4 Diploma in Yoga Teaching (RQF); which is comprised of the first 5 units of the certificate and then 3 further units to achieve the Diploma.
What will be expected of you
- You will be expected to attend 80% of the course
- You will be asked to keep a pranayama journal throughout the course . While you will not be assessed on this you will be asked to show it once in a while as evidence of your continuing practice
- There will be set assignments throughout the training course which will vary from practical assignments (a teaching practice or presentation) to writing an essay, completing a worksheet, preparing a mini project, or producing a video or audio file, academic poster or infographic. This course aims to offer a choice to students in how they might wish to present their assignments.
The assignments fall into two categories, formative and summative.
- Formative assignments are devised by BWYT or the tutor and are not part of the BWYQ assessment requirements, they are for encouragement, guidance and development of the student teacher throughout the course.
- Summative assignments are formally assessed against the BWYQ qualification assessment criteria and are submitted to the awarding organisation BWYQ. This is an official aspect of the course to evidence attainment in relation to the assessment criteria (benchmark standards) to assess the end product of the learning.
February 2024 – April 2025
This training will take place in person on the second weekend of every month apart from the last two sessions which will be the second Sunday (this allows time for you to set up some classes for assessment) Please note you will be encouraged to start teaching before this course ends.
Feb 10/11, March 9/10, April 13/14, May 11/12, June 8/9, July 13/14, Sept 14/15, Oct 12/13, Nov 9/10, Jan 11/12, Feb 8/9, March 9, April 13th
Tuition fees are paid directly to the tutor and can be broken down in instalments.
Total Tuition fees are £3200/Early Bird Price of £2850 if booked by Oct 2023
This will include:
- £1000 non-refundable deposit
- Tuition for 24 sessions with all handouts and worksheets
- Please be aware that if covid rules change we will move this training online for as long as needs be but I will endeavour to have as much as possible in person.
- Some of the course days will be held online exclusively for appropriate subjects
- Costs for assessed class teaching practices either at own venue or supplied by tutor
On registering to the course you will be asked to pay a non-refundable deposit of £1000.
The remainder of £2200 to be paid in monthly instalments of £200 by standing order.
Other expected costs:
These fees are to be paid directly to BWY and cover administration, registration, quality assurance and insurance.
- £100 BWY registration fee payable online during the registration process
- £100 BWYQ registration fee payable online during the registration process
- £95 BWY annual student teacher membership which includes insurance (this allows you to teach during the course)
- £50 (approx) First Aid Course
- £25 Online anatomy course to be completed before or in the first part of the course. (Please note that anatomy in relation to teaching Yoga will be covered in depth during the in-person sessions. The online course is just a starting point)
- £50 (approx) Books and resources you may need throughout the course.
- Please also note you will need a basic yoga kit to support your home practice
The £1000 deposit is non-refundable.
Should you leave the course before the end all fees up until that point are non – refundable but you will be able to cancel any ongoing payments.
80% attendance is required to receive the BWYQ level 4 Certificate
Introductory Day will be held online on Sunday 24th Sept from 3pm – 5pm. The cost for this is £20 which will be taken off the full course price should you decide to join.
This is not a requirement of the BWYQ course.