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2oo hr training FAq

We know you'll have a lot of questions before you embark on your teacher training journey. We've answered the most common ones below; but if there's something you need to ask - don't hesitate to send us an email and we'd love to help.

  • One weekend a month from January to December.

    The weekends in May and September include Fridays (online) and our November training weekend is hosted entirely online.

  • There is a minimum requirement for successful Yoga Alliance certification of 170 contact hours, so we will help you catch up the content that you missed with your tutor in-person or via Zoom.

    Please note that there will be an additional fee required of £60 per agreed number of hours to make up the content missed.

  • Absolutely.

    Barefoot Body Training is a Registered Yoga School with Yoga Alliance international.

  • Our training group are usually no more than 14 and while we are guided by venue size, we always prefer to keep groups small.


    That way, we ensure as much personal contribution to your learning as possible.

  • In terms of asana/form practice, our approach is to teach the fundamentals of anatomy and movement to apply to your own preferred practice.

    Each of our tutors will share from their own experience.

  • Join us on our Discovery course which opens up all aspects of yoga that you might not get a chance to dip into in your everyday classes: history, philosophy, Sanskrit, anatomy and movement, pranayama, meditation and contemporary themes.


    It’s a short course; no homework; and great for anyone not ready or not wanting to teach.

  • There are written assignments related to class planning, self-practice, and understanding common Sanskrit terms, and we ask you to design a 6 week beginners course and teach this to friends, family or colleagues, but there are no written exams!


    We do ask you to do an observed practical assessment which takes the form of teaching a mini-class to your peers, and we will prepare you for this thoroughly.

  • We make it as easy as possible for you to fit the training around other commitments.


    Preparation and planning are key.

    We help by sending out notes to help you prepare ahead for each training weekend, and you might like to know that there are no big essays, book reviews, or heavy research assignments.


    Over the course of your years’ training with us you should aim to allow a couple of hours a week of home study.

    The work load is very manageable, and we're here to support you. You have a dedicated mentor to talk to alongside your tutors.

  • Yes, a Yoga Alliance (International) accreditation is recognised in almost every country globally. 

  • Payment plans are always available to spread costs after an initial deposit.


    If you are on a low income or identify/work with underrepresented communities in yoga teaching you may very well be eligible for bursary support, there are two places on each course.

  • If you're on a low income or identify/work with underrepresented communities in yoga teaching you may very well be eligible for one of these places.

    The best thing to do is to get in touch with us directly or fill out the form to check your eligibility.

  • We believe in yoga for all and for every body so if you feel good enough to want to share what you love about the practice, then we’d like to help you get the skills and confidence to do this.


    There are no pre-requisites about your ability to do complex asana/forms or to fit any pre-conceived image of what a yoga teacher looks like.


    On day one of the training, we are all beginners.

  • Let’s talk!


    It might be that we ask for a reference from your teacher or ask you to participate in our Discovery course as a preliminary part of your training.

  • Online classes are a great way to access regular practice and inspiration (and a useful way for future teachers to make an income too).


    Let’s talk or meet so that we agree together your readiness for training and your aspirations for teaching.

  • The age range on our training groups run anywhere from 20s to 60s. Age is not a barrier to training.


    Our course director; Beverley, hit a big birthday recently and she’s not about to stop learning or teaching!

  • You will have student teacher insurance to cover your 6 week teaching assignment.


    If you plan to teach more classes during the training this is possible: you will need to be transparent to your students that you are a teacher-in-training and you will need to purchase further insurance directly with an insurance provider.

  • No. 

    We will only issue a certificate when you have met all the course criteria in terms of attendance hours, written assignments and a practical assessment.

  • Your mentor will do their best to talk through any matters related to your readiness to teach, so make the most of the four hours allocated to you post-graduation.

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