BWY Teacher Training – Nov 2021

BWYQ Level 4 Diploma in Teaching Yoga

With Sunnah Rose

Nov 2021 – July 2024

If you have a regular practice and are interested in becoming a Yoga Teacher than this course is for you.

Over 3 years this training will give you the opportunity to delve in to asana, anatomy, pranayama, meditation 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. It is equivalent of a LEVEL- 4 attainment/first year of a foundation degree. 

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.

What we will cover

You will be expected to spend 500 hours completing this qualification, 255 hours minimum will be tutor led, with the remaining hours made up of personal study.

Course Contents

  • 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
  • Teaching a meditation practice
  • 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
  • Incorporating Philosophy, Pranayama, Meditation and Advanced Asana

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

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 3 years.  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 2 Assessed Class Teaching practices 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.

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.

Course Dates

November 2021 – July 2024

Second weekend every 2 months – apart from September dates which will be the third weekend.

Course Fee’s

Tuition Fees

Tuition fees are paid directly to the tutor and can be broken down in instalments. 
Total Tuition fees are £3700. This will include:

  • £1000 non-refundable deposit 
  • Tuition for 34 sessions with all handouts and worksheets
  • 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 £2700 to be paid in 18 monthly instalments of £150 by standing order.

Other expected costs:
These fees are to be paid directly to BWY and cover administration, registration, quality assurance and insurance.

  • £150 BWY registration fee payable online during the registration process
  • £150 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

Refund/Cancellation Policy
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 Diploma.

Introductory Days: 

Final Introductory Day will be held online on Sunday 24th October 2021 from 3pm – 5pm.


 This is not a requirement of the BWYQ course.