Active IQ Level 3 Diploma in Teaching Yoga

If you’ve been thinking of training to be a Yoga Instructor

…but don’t know where to start

You are in the right place!

Established in 2005, The EnergyWise Academy has a reputation for training inspirational instructors who not only qualify with confidence, but who go on to have a long lasting, successful career in the fitness industry.

The EnergyWise Academy Level 3 Diploma in Yoga is a 200 hour Hatha Yoga training course that has been mapped 100% to the National Occupational Standards – NOS.

This is currently the only endorsed standard of Teaching Yoga qualification in the UK regulated by Ofqual.

Instructors who gain a Level 3 Diploma in Teaching Yoga qualification show commitment, professionalism and a willingness to progress and a clear demonstration that they have exceeded the National Occupational Standard.

There is no need for a Yoga instructor to perform all the advanced moves in their entirety…

this can in fact be quite intimidating to clients.

Your ability to appraise your client, advise them how to achieve poses sucessfully and then maintain it while they progress through the class is what makes an inspirational teacher.

At The EnergyWise Academy we are quietly confident that our reputation is growing as a centre of excellence for training inspirational instructors.

Who is this for?

This qualification is for anyone with a passion for Yoga and getting people moving. You don’t have to have any prior experience of teaching or group exercise as we teach you how to TEACH and not just do.

An understanding of basic anatomy and physiology from either a Level 2 fitness qualification or experience as an allied health professional or equivalent is pre-requisite to joining this course.

We also offer a basic anatomy and physiology access course for those who do not already have this knowledge but have experience of taking part in Yoga classes.

If you would like to know if you could teach Yoga read through the list below and see if you can tick three or more of the attributes. 

The one we cannot do without is You! 


Qualities of an Inspirational Yoga Instructor

Y – You – You have a great interest in Yoga and its lifestyle and are enthusiastic at sharing that with clients

OOngoing Learning – A great instructor makes sure they know their stuff.  Knowledge of poses and adaptations helps to establish credibility and client trust

G Grounded – You are grounded and want to help clients achieve their best

AAuthentic – You have an energy and a true passion for your teachings. You want to educate and inspire others. You want to empower with a positive attitude


Why we are different

We aren’t interested in just churning out certificates. Our courses are designed to really support you through your learning journey, to ensure you finish as a successful, confident, capable instructor with some experience to set you on the path to success.

Our courses are delivered over a number of months to allow you to get used to teaching in a safe space, gain the initial experience of teaching your chosen discipline and still have tutor and peer support before going out on your own.

98% of our students already have classes/clients lined up to train upon completion of their course. We want you to succeed in your career and help you as much as we can.


Further Course Information

Course content & structure

This Level 3 Diploma in Teaching Yoga comprises 5 units, as set by the National Occupational Standards

  • Underpinning principles of teaching yoga (L/503/2579)
  • Anatomy and physiology for yoga (F/503/2580)
  • Planning a series of yoga sessions (J/503/2581)
  • Health and safety of yoga (L/503/2582)
  • Teaching a yoga session (R/503/2583) 

To pass this course you must successfully complete all of the five units in their entirety including all mandatory practical observations and written assessments.

The EnergyWise Academy prides itself on delivering higher than average training with an emphasis on TEACHING you to teach rather than focusing on your ability to merely demonstrate.

This training course culminates with written products as set out in your Learner Achievement Portfolio and a practical observation with a real life examiner. Please note there are no written essays for this qualification, as we believe your ability to write a good essay does not determine your ability to be a fantastic Yoga teacher!

We are committed to helping all our students achieve a high pass rate and also setting them up with the business skills to start their own small business of teaching classes. A growing number of our past students have gone on to open their own studio and pay tribute to their training with us which give them the confidence to do so.

We offer CPD – Continuing Professional Development and an official mentoring programme as optional extras to ensure you get the best value from your investment.

To ensure you have enough time to truly gain the skills to a level that will set you up for success in the real world, this course is delivered over 10 months with guidance on setting up your classes.

We want you to have a long & successful career as a Yoga instructor. 

Cost of training

The full cost of this Level 3 Diploma in Teaching Yoga is £2,500.

A deposit of £250 will secure your space and we offer an early bird discount of £250.

We can offer payment plans at no extra cost, if you would prefer to split the course fee into smaller chunks. We are always happy to help you spread the cost of your investment … we know you will make it back in spades!

Next step? Check out the next set of dates then click BOOK YOUR TRAINING.

What happens after that? We will then follow up with a welcome email from The EnergyWise Academy, containing a link to your full registration form.

Maximum of ten students per course …don’t miss out!

Our next dates

Our courses are held within Mind Body Midlothian, a working Pilates and Yoga studio on the outskirts of Edinburgh.

  • Sat, 1 Oct ’22   10:30am – 6pm BST
  • Sun, 2 Oct ’22   9:30am – 5:30pm BST
  • Sat, 29 Oct ’22   10:30am – 6pm BST
  • Sun, 30 Oct ’22   9:30am – 5:30pm GMT
  • Sat, 26 Nov ’22   10:30am – 6pm GMT
  • Sun, 27 Nov ’22   9:30am – 5:30pm GMT
  • Sat, 17 Dec ’22   10:30am – 6pm GMT
  • Sun, 18 Dec ’22   9:30am – 5:30pm GMT
  • Sat, 14 Jan ’23   10:30am – 6pm GMT
  • Sun, 15 Jan ’23   9:30am – 5:30pm GMT
  • Sat, 18 Feb ’23   10:30am – 6pm GMT
  • Sun, 19 Feb ’23   9:30am – 5:30pm GMT
  • Sat, 18 Mar ’23   10:30am – 6pm GMT
  • Sun, 19 Mar ’23   9:30am – 5:30pm GMT
  • Sat, 22 Apr ’23   10:30am – 6pm BST
  • Sun, 23 Apr ’23   9:30am – 5:30pm BST
  • Sat, 20 May ’23   10:30am – 6pm BST
  • Sun, 21 May ’23   9:30am – 5:30pm BST
  • Sat, 10 Jun ’23   10:30am – 6pm BST
  • Sun, 11 Jun ’23   9:30am – 5:30pm BST

From Our students

We pride ourselves on supporting our students right through their learning journey, giving them all the tools needed for success.

It was an emotional journey, I learned so much and my back improved drastically. After that first course I was teaching 2 Pilates classes, that was over 3 years ago.

I now teach 14 classes a week and can safely say I have a successful business of my own.

- Yvonne Rodger

I have done the Level 3 mat Pilates qualification at The EnergyWise Academy and it was really, really enjoyable, not like a normal course! A superb location, friendly small group, well taught, relaxed but non-intimidating and self-gratifying experience.

The team are welcoming, encouraging, and approachable and have incredible teaching technique!

- Moyra Millar

The friendly, welcoming and supportive approach made the whole course much more enjoyable, interesting and fun.

Fiona’s belief and attitude was a great reminder of the importance of delivering safe classes to the public of all fitness levels, shapes & sizes.

- Petra Durnan

During the course I started my own practice classes and within weeks I began to receive very positive feedback from the class participants on how they now noticed their core was engaging and improvements in their posture.

A year down the line I am now a fully qualified Level 3 Mat Pilates Instructor and Pre and Post Natal as well.  So many doors have opened for me. I have four classes a week and the participants are loving it. All of the benefits from the classes now carry on to their daily life.

- Sharon Ferrie

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