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Yoga Teacher Training Scotland

Become a Certified Yoga Teacher with Industry-Leading Yoga Teacher Training in Scotland

12 Month Yoga Teacher Training Course
Fully Accredited by the Yoga Alliance®
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Our 12 month Yoga Teacher Training Courses in Scotland are delivered by our team of passionate and experienced Tutors within our Yoga Alliance Registered School (RYS200).

The Classical Yoga School is an industry-leading yoga teacher training school, which has been running courses in Scotland since 2003. With courses in Glasgow and Perth, many students from throughout Scotland have come to train and develop their practice at the school.


Judi runs the Glasgow CYS course at her Merchant City Yoga studio in Central Glasgow and has many students also coming from the West of Scotland, both north west and south west. Judi also has CPD trainings, blogs and podcasts with wonderful and inspiring teachers on her website.


June runs the Perth CYS Course from her Perth Yoga Studio, drawing students from Perthshire, Edinburgh, Dundee, Aberdeen, Stirling and Inverness – and all areas in between! At the yoga studio there are regular weekend workshops covering a wide range of interesting topics such as half day Immersion Yoga Workshops, Sound Baths, Astrology, etc.


The Classical Yoga School has many qualified teachers and students from throughout Scotland, in Edinburgh, Glasgow, Dundee, Aberdeen and Inverness areas who are often working together supporting each other in small teams. This is a great way to be teaching, with the encouragement of your yoga teacher friends.


A good number of our CYS teachers now run their own studios in Edinburgh, Glasgow, Dundee and Elgin in Moray and send their students who are keen to develop their practice and/or want to move into teaching, to CYS for their yoga training. 

About CYS Classical Yoga School

CYS is a Yoga Alliance® accredited Registered Yoga School (RYS® 200) allowing graduate teachers to teach worldwide with their Certificate CYS/Yoga Alliance.

CYS Yoga Teacher Training is synonymous with high standards and is known as a centre for excellence in yoga teaching.

Students coming out of the school with a CYS Yoga Alliance® Certificate will be seen to represent the above standards and should expect to finish their training confident, happy and ready to pass on their understanding and experience of yoga to their students.

Yoga is a lifetime’s study and this course is a sound, year-long foundation to deepen your practice and launch your career, while acquiring the wisdom to recognise new openings and pathways for learning as they occur over the years – which they will.

“A wonderful, life changing l2 months. The course has given me a strong, confident foundation from which to teach yoga. Truly inspirational teachers, especially June and Judi.”

Linda, Glasgow

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"Each year I am encouraged and hugely inspired by the essays/written assignments that our excellent students submit during their year’s course. The world needs more really good yoga teachers as we can help such a lot in our communities’ promoting the science of good health and wellbeing through yoga practice."

June Mitchell, Principal, CYS Teacher Training

The following words may seem unrealistic but I think you will find that yoga practitioners and teachers of many years experience will say that ultimately they are true. Yoga is a life skill that, with regular practice, brings a life-long healthy mind/body balance.

The practice of Asanas, Pranayama and Meditation is learning to control the body and the senses so the inner light may come forth. This is the natural outcome of a good practice - that we will gradually learn to control the mind and eventually come to experience the very support of it.

 

The yogic idea of happiness is different from what is usually thought. It’s not a passing reaction to something positive, it’s more like a state where you are in touch with your place of stillness and balance.  It can give us inner resources to deal with life’s ups and downs and help us to retain a state of clarity, focus and contentment.

Yoga Teacher Training Scotland

Course Content

  • Philosophical and Spiritual Study of Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras

  • Asanas- For personal practice we are working with the Ashtanga Vinyasa Primary Series in addition to studying Sivananda, Iyengar and Vinyasa Flow styles

  • Pranayama- the science behind the breath

  • Nadis, Chakras, Bandhas and Kriyas

  • Relaxation and Meditation techniques

  • The use of Music, Mantras and Chanting

  • Anatomy and Physiology- covering all the body systems and understanding how yoga acts on them with additional specialist tuition in Yoganatomy.

  • Guidance for Self-Practice and Personal Development

  • Yoga for special circumstances, i.e: back pain, pregnancy, children, seniors, restorative, etc.

  • Tutorials in Chi Gung, Tai Chi, NLP, Alexander Technique, Nutrition and Myers-Briggs personality profiling

  • Setting up your classes marketing, Accounting, etc.

The Format

The mornings are for the development of personal Ashtanga Vinyasa practice followed by practical yoga teaching tutorials / methodology and meditation with the remaining time taken up with lectures and practicals.

In addition to weekend tutorials, there is a minimum requirement of one and a half hours of weekly classes (based on 45 weeks per year) from a suitable local teacher. Home practice and study may take up another 2 – 4 hours per week, with assignments to complete for each module. Assessments will be ongoing and together with submitted written module papers, will lead to overall evaluation for certification.

Small groups ensure good input and guidance for each trainee teacher, and will lead to an International Certification CYS Yoga Alliance, enabling graduates to teach worldwide. Full insurance cover will be available to all qualified CYS teachers and the Teachers Register on the website is available to all authorities and parties interested in acquiring the services of fully qualified yoga teachers. Guidance for the setting of professional fees together with the practical aspects of running classes is also given.

Continuing Professional Development – Re-registration for CYS teachers is linked to 12 hrs CPD yearly and workshops from International Yoga teachers are in the CYS post graduate programme.

Established in 2003, CYS has become renowned as a Centre of Excellence in the UK for Yoga Instructor Training
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Our Story

CYS has been running yoga teacher training courses in Scotland since 2003.  June Mitchell has taught yoga in Perth since the 1980s, having set up Perth Yoga Studio with her husband James in 1981, then the Riverside Centre in the 1990s and in 2014 moved into beautiful premises in the Old Perth Academy in Rose Terrace facing the park and river and established Perth Yoga Studio.

The Classical Yoga School has many wonderful yoga teachers throughout Scotland running their own yoga studios, classes and retreats.  We have CYS yoga teachers in Edinburgh, Glasgow, Aberdeen, Dundee, Perth, the Highlands, Elgin, Thurso, Inverness, The Borders, all throughout the West Coast and down to Dumfries.

It has always been my aim to bring more really good yoga teachers out into our communities as there is so much good that yoga can do to keep people healthy, physically, mentally and emotionally plus spiritually aware.

“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

Scotland

Course Dates
2024/25

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Course Dates for 2024-25

Friday evenings: 6.30 – 9.30pm (refreshments included)

Saturdays: 9.30am – 6pm (vegetarian lunch and refreshments included)

Plus 2 Sunday mornings: 9.30am til 1.30pm – February and June 2025


2024

Module 1 - 6 and 7 September  

Module 2 - 4 and 5 October    

Module 3 - 1 and 2 November    

Module 4 - 29 and 30 November 


2025 

Module 5 - 10 and 11 January 

Module 6 - 7, 8 and 9 February incl Sunday, 9.30 – 1.30pm

Module 7 - 7 and 8 March 

Module 8 - 4 and 5 April  

Module 9 - 9 and 10 May 

Module 10 - 6, 7 and 8 June incl Sunday, 9.30 – 1.30pm 

Module 11 - 4 and 5 July   

Module 12 - 1 and 2 August


Yoga Teacher Training Scotland

Course Fees

£2,990

Classical Yoga School fees are made up of a deposit of £450 on registration, followed by 10 monthly instalments of £254 beginning in September, with Modules 11 and 12 already having been paid by the deposit.

There are a number of £300 ‘early bird’ deposits available from January 2024

Perth Yoga Studio, Old Academy buildings, Rose Terrace, Perth, UK
Frequently Asked Questions

What is the duration of the Yoga Teacher Training in Scotland?

Our Yoga Teacher Training course in Scotland lasts for 12 months.

Who delivers the Yoga Teacher Training in Scotland?

Our Yoga Teacher Training courses in Scotland are delivered by an expert team of passionate and experienced tutors, with Judi leading the CYS course at her Merchant City Yoga studio in Central Glasgow, and June - the founder of CYS Yoga - running the course at her Perth Yoga Studio.

What certification will I receive after completing the Yoga Teacher Training in Perth?

Established in 2003, CYS has become renowned as a Centre of Excellence in the UK for training enthusiastic yoga students to become inspiring, professional yoga teachers in their own right. Successful completion of the course will lead to an International Certification CYS Yoga Alliance, enabling graduates to teach worldwide. Find out more about us here.

Is the Yoga Teacher Training in Scotland recognised by Yoga Alliance?

Yes, our Yoga Teacher Training courses in Scotland are delivered within a Yoga Alliance Registered School (RYS200).

Can I teach yoga worldwide after completing the Yoga Teacher Training in Scotland?

Yes, the certification you receive from our Yoga Teacher Training in Perth is recognised worldwide.

What opportunities will the Yoga Course in Scotland open for me?

Our Yoga Courses in Scotland will equip you with the skills and certification to teach yoga anywhere in the world, opening up a multitude of opportunities.

What is the focus of the Course?

The CYS Course focuses on deepenign your practice, with the aim to develop a thorough understanding of your practice in the context of your self and others, while producing outstanding yoga teachers. At the yoga studio there are regular weekend workshops covering a wide range of interesting topics such as half day Immersion Yoga Workshops, Sound Baths, Astrology, etc.

What is the cost of the Course?

Our prestigious 12-month Yoga Teacher Training course costs £2,940.  The Classical Yoga School fees are made up of a deposit of £450 on registration, followed by 10 monthly instalments of £254 beginning in September, with Modules 11 and 12 already having been paid by the deposit.


There are a number of £300 ‘early bird’ deposits available from January 2024

What is the class size of the Yoga Course?

Our courses maintains small class sizes to ensure personalised attention for each student.

What style of yoga do you teach?

We teach classical yoga. Your Teacher Training will involve the Philosophical and Spiritual Study of Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras, as well as Asanas - following the Ashtanga Vinyasa Primary Series, in addition to studying Sivananda, Iyengar and Vinyasa Flow styles. You will also learn Pranayama- the science behind the breath and Nadis, Chakras, Bandhas and Kriyas.

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