Yoga Teacher Training

Yoga Teacher Training Courses

CYS September 2017 start dates.   The Scottish courses have filled steadily over the past few months.   Merchant City Yoga, Glasgow course is full with a waiting list and there are just a few places remaining now on the Edinburgh/Perth course.   In Surrey we are moving to a lovely new venue at the Addlestone Community Centre in the middle of Addlestone village and a mile from Weybridge.  

All courses are 12 hours over one weekend a month for 10 months with February and June 16 hours and from September will now have the same timings –  6.30 – 9.30pm on Friday evenings and Saturdays 9 til 6pm.   In February and June 2018 there will also be 9 til 1pm on Sunday mornings. 

Every year we invite men and women interested in applying to come along and meet the Course Director and some of the 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, 1st July

Weybridge Hall, Weybridge, Surrey – Saturday, 15th July

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



This is the most fantastic teacher training course.   Comprehensive, supportive and the very best start for anyone wanting to teach Yoga in an ethical, holistic and safe way, improving the lives of all who get involved.   Thanks to June Mitchell and everyone who continues to strive to make it so.  I am eternally grateful.   Serena, 2016-17

For all of the work that I am involved with now as a yoga teacher, this teacher training most certainly opened my eyes and my heart to the practice of yoga.   It not only served as my foundation but I became more curious about how I become a teacher, how to be in service to others under the lineage and traditions of yoga.   The work on the training is understandably thorough.   June has this unique way of imparting her many, many years of knowledge.  Changed everything for me. Positively.  I still from time to time look back on my course work and get those ‘Ah ha’ moments that June talked about only a few years ago.  I owe this course a huge amount of gratitude.   Lynette, Spring 2017  (Graduate 2013)

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

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

As a young woman, she qualified in Sivananda Yoga in 1976/77 through her wonderful teacher and mentor, William Mowat Thomson, founder of the Scottish Yoga Centre, the man who brought yoga to Scotland and who today is Patron of the Classical Yoga School giving it a lineage unique in the UK.   She then further qualified in Ashtanga Vinyasa yoga with Paul Dallaghan’s Centred Yoga on Koh Samui in Thailand in 2003 and had the great benefit in the 1980s and 90s of many trainings with Iyengar yoga teachers. June was privileged in 2004 to be a direct student of Sri K. Pattabhi Jois in Mysore, India.

She 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, the South of England and even as far as Australia.

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 standards in yoga teacher training.

In 2006 CYS expanded into the South of England and the 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.

Since September 2015, three courses have been running – Edinburgh/Perthshire, Weybridge Surrey and at Merchant City Yoga in Glasgow with the outstanding Judi Farrell who has been Lead Trainer with CYS for the past seven years. 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 inspirational team of tutors, the school has become known as a Centre of Excellence in the UK, training enthusiastic yoga students to become inspiring, professional yoga teachers in their own right.

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