Level 3 Diploma in Teaching Yoga

Taking the leap to train as a Yoga teacher is huge!

We understand this. 

Investing a large sum of money in good faith – you need to be sure the qualification you get is recognised and accredited. 

Unfortunately …not all Yoga training courses are created equal!

There are a huge variety of training schools and teachers out there.

At The EnergyWise Academy we are proud of the fact that we are a recognised training provider for one of the UK’s leading Awarding Organisations, namely Active IQ.

We take our work very seriously. To make sure that you will be the best Yoga Teacher you can be.

So much so, we only employ teacher-trainer/tutors who have gained a professional tutor qualification. 

We don’t think it is enough to just accumulate years of teaching the general public and then turn your hand to training future teachers. 

Teaching class members who only attend once per week …many of whom are simply looking to de-stress and relax …is a completely different skill to passing on knowledge of Anatomy & Physiology to a high standard. Additionally, your tutor needs to have been trained in the art of appraising and offering constructive feedback which is not something teaching the public entails. 

To ensure you get the highest quality of training – our courses are all rigorously internally and externally verified and are based on the most up to date National Occupational Standards – NOS. We have exactly the same standing as any, Higher Education college across the U.K. and all our Tutors and Assessors have a recognised tutoring qualification.

Our tutors have specialist qualifications according to the subject they are teaching, however the art of passing on knowledge and teaching skills is a common thread throughout the academy with a collective 200 years practical experience between us.

We know this sets us apart from many training providers and our reputation for also teaching Mat Pilates instructors and Fitness Professionals is second to none.

When you choose The EnergyWise Academy you know you are in safe hands.

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

Who is this course for?

This course is for you if you have a passion for Yoga, are keen to help others to learn, have an open mind and are willing to put in the hours it will take.

We’ll have some fun along the way and inevitably your new classmates will share your values and often our students form life-long friendships.

If Yoga is something you’ve often thought you’d like to teach, then we know this is the ideal course for you. You will be expected to have a history of self practice BUT you are not expected to be able to perform seriously advanced moves.

Your ability to perform is not what makes you a fabulous teacher. We have built our reputation on training teachers to teach …not to simply demonstrate!

How is this course structured?

To attain this qualification you must successfully complete all of the five Units in their entirety including all mandatory practical observations and written worksheets. Level 3 Diploma in Teaching Yoga (QCF) comprises five units as determined by the National Occupational Standards.

These units are subsequently divided into components, which are completed over one year.

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

Home learning tasks will be given out throughout the course, the combination of which will make up your 200 hours of Yoga Teacher Training.

Upon successful completion you will receive an Active IQ Level 3 Diploma allowing you to teach Hatha Yoga. This is just the beginning.  As a member of The EnergyWise Academy ‘family’ you will be invited to subsequent CPD – Continual Professional Development Days not only on the subject of Yoga but also Teaching Skills, Building a Business and Social Media training.

Additionally, throughout the course, you will receive practical business advice including how to set up classes and how much to charge… we’ve taught hundreds of student teachers just like you and have vast experience of these practical aspects.

Our experienced professionally trained tutors offer far more than any teaching manual or textbook!

What is the pre-requisite?

In order to join this training course a background in attending Yoga classes is essential, alternatively you may have built your self-practice at home.

We’re happy with wherever you gained your experience and don’t  expect you to have only attended one specific type or school of Yoga, nor do we expect you to have evidence of how many classes you have attended.

We like to  trust that our students will be truthful and authentic. It would soon become obvious if you have no experience of Yoga …besides …why would you lie?

If anything…we’ve found that people are more likely to downplay their ability than exaggerate it.

It’s called being human.

Don’t forget, the year you spend training will immerse you in the practices of Yoga and build on your existing ability.

There are deliberate  gaps in the training weekends to allow time to attend classes, self-practice and gradually build up your knowledge and ability.

How much does it cost?

The full cost of this Level 3 Diploma in Teaching Yoga is £2,500 We also offer an easy payment plan to suit your budget and accept Credit/Debit Card payments.

Next step? Check out the pre-requisites then call us on 0131 669 8888 leaving your phone number and the best time for us to call youback.

What happens after that?

If we miss your call – we will do our best to reply to you within 24 hours.

Please be assured …we do not employ high-pressure sales people. we want you to want to join our course and we believe it’s not in anybody’s best interest to try to badger somebody into joining a course that is not a perfect fit for them …or us!

Maximum of eight students per course…only 4 spaces remaining  …don’t miss out!
Call us now on 0131 669 8888

When is the next course?


Email us at info@energywiseacademy.co.uk to be the first to hear about the new dates  PLUS our Early Bird discount

Our current course is spread over the following weekends and each course we deliver has a similar schedule. 

Saturday 14th & Sunday 15th September 2019

Saturday 12th   & Sunday 13th October 2019

Saturday 16th  & Sunday 17th November 2019

Saturday 14th  & Sunday 15th December 2019

Saturday 18th  & Sunday 19th January 2020

Saturday 22nd & Sunday 23rd February 2020

Saturday 21st & Sunday 22nd March 2020

Saturday 25th & Sunday 26th April 2020

Saturday 23rd & Sunday 24th May 2020

Final exams Saturday 20th June 2020

We already have students who have reserved their space in advance which only leaves four spaces!

If you are keen to attend our next course please register your interest as soon as you can.

Each day is representative of 7.5 hours, 9.30am – 5.00pm and are a mixture of theoretical and practical tuition.


Where is this training course held?

In August 2018 we moved from our studios in Portobello to a new home. The move was geographically small and at the same time a big leap! Our Level 2 Gym Instructor and Level 3 Personal Training qualifications have been delivered at Queen Margaret University Sports Centre by our very own EnergyWise Academy tutors for a couple of years. It makes sense to have all our training courses under one roof and the benefits to you the student are as follows:

  • Excellent parking with no restrictions
  • Lothian bus services right to the door
  • Musselburgh Train Station is on the campus …only 6 mins train ride from Waverley station
  • Starbucks coffee shop on site
  • Maggie’s Café/Bar on site serving snacks, breakfast, lunch & dinners
  • Potential overnight accommodation in student residence (subject to term/holidays)

If you are unsure of where the University is located I have a series of links to help you: Queen Margaret University https://www.qmu.ac.uk/location-and-getting-here/ Lothian Buses https://www.lothianbuses.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/r30-180729-2.pdf https://www.lothianbuses.com/timetable/?service_name=45 Train times and tickets – Musselburgh Station http://bit.ly/2o6UJsX_traintimes If you need any help whatsoever with your travel or accommodation plans …don’t hesitate to ask us by sending an email to fiona@energywiseacademy.co.uk

Book your space

If you are keen to find out if this course would suit you – give us a call on 0131 669 8888 during office hours and up to 8.30pm.  

Leave a message if you get our voicemail telling us the best time to call you back. 

You can rest assured that we do not employ any ‘cheesy’ sales people. 

We only want students who are a good fit  and who are keen to help teach others …spreading the benefits of having yoga in your life. 

If becoming a Yoga teacher is not right for you at this point in time we will respect this.

You have nothing to lose by picking up the phone …right now!
If not now …when?