Yoga Teacher Training

Yoga Teacher Training Courses

CYS September 2017 start dates.   The Scottish courses are filling steadily with new students and all early bird deposits have been taken up. However, we are pleased to say there are still some available for the Weybridge, Surrey training.  

Each course is 12 hours over one weekend a month for 10 months with February and June 16 hours. Usually in Weybridge, Saturdays, 11.15am – 6.15pm and Sundays, 9 til 2pm.   In Scotland 6.30 – 9.30pm Friday evenings and Saturdays 9 til 6pm – both course timings still allowing private and family time over the weekend.

Every year we invite men and women interested in applying to meet the Course Director, some tutors and assistants for an informal chat about the course and then to join the current group of students for a light vegetarian lunch.  The upcoming dates are listed below.   

David Lloyd Newhaven, Edinburgh – Saturday, 29th April

Merchant City Yoga, Glasgow – Saturday, 6th May

Weybridge Hall, Weybridge, Surrey – Saturday, 13th May

Birnam Arts Centre, Birnam by Dunkeld – Saturday, 3rd June

For more information about the course and to arrange to come along on any of the above dates please contact June Mitchell, Course Director on for Edinburgh/Perth and Weybridge and Judi Farrell, Lead Trainer, on for Glasgow.

Course Dates & Syllabus


Recent Testimonials

I spent a long time searching for the right yoga course and, after a year learning so much more than just the basics of teaching yoga, I am so happy that this is the course I chose.  I would highly recommend it to anyone wishing to gain knowledge of the true meaning of yoga.   Sharon CYS graduate August 2016

I learned so much over the course of the 12 months and developed not only as a teacher but also as a person.   June and the other tutors were always there to support and encourage us.  Life-changing stuff!  Bettine, CYS Graduate August 2016

I had a wonderful weekend last week, a great climax to such a fulfilling year.  I left full of enthusiasm to start my own classes. I can’t thank you and your team enough for such a fabulous foundation to my yoga teaching. I’ll miss you all greatly.     Diane, CYS Graduate, August 2016 

I just want you to know what a truly wonderful, life changing experience this has been for me. I’ve not only enjoyed the course enormously but it’s had a hugely beneficial impact on all aspects of my life. You have put together such an excellent programme. After every weekend I came away enriched in body, mind and soul with so much to reflect on. You personally June create such a warm and compassionate space to learn in – and your own passion for yoga is totally infectious. From the bottom of my heart – thank you.     Sarah, CYS Graduate August 2016

This course has been truly inspiring. I gained so much more than a teaching qualification both physically and spiritually. Sign up – you won’t regret it.    Elaine, CYS Graduate, August 2016

It’s been such a fabulous year learning so much from you, I never dreamed this time 18 months ago I would have had such a wonderful opportunity and come so far. Can’t thank you enough.     Lou, CYS Graduate, August 2016

To apply contact June Mitchell, the Course Director, at or Judi Farrell at Merchant City Yoga for the Glasgow course –

All dates for the Sept 2017 – August 2018 courses are available to click on below and by emailing June and Judi as above.

CYS Yoga Teacher Training   2003 – 2017

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 About CYS Yoga Teacher Training

About CYS

Yoga Teacher Training Course Director June Mitchell has been teaching yoga full time since the early 1980s, running three very successful yoga centres in Perth, Scotland, the current one being Perth Yoga Studio She is qualified in both Sivananda Yoga through the Scottish Yoga Centre 1976/77 and Ashtanga Vinyasa yoga with Paul Dallaghan’s Centred Yoga on Koh Samui in Thailand in 2003; had the benefit in the 1980s and 90s of many trainings with Iyengar yoga teachers and in 2004 was a direct student of Sri K. Pattabhi Jois in Mysore, India.

June is dedicated to the traditional teachings of yoga and has been one of the UK’s leading yoga teachers for very many years. She has taught and inspired a large number of highly successful yoga teachers who are now taking classes and running their own yoga centres throughout Scotland and the South of England.

In 2003 she co-founded and was Course Director of CYS Scotland, then called the Chi Yoga School, as an independent yoga school offering the highest professional standards in yoga teacher training.

In 2006 CYS expanded into the South of England and both Yoga Teacher Training courses have continued to thrive since 2010 when June took over as sole owner and Course Director of CYS, now known as the Classical Yoga School. From September 2015, three courses are now running – Edinburgh/Perthshire, Weybridge Surrey and with Judi Farrell, Lead CYS trainer, at her Merchant City Yoga in Glasgow. Since August 2016 close to 400 students have successfully graduated from CYS over the years and are teaching throughout the UK with others also in Europe, Australia and the States.

Under June’s guidance, and with the support of a large and outstanding team of yoga tutors, the school has become known as a Centre of Excellence in the UK, training enthusiastic yoga students to become inspiring yoga teachers in their own right.

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