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Yoga Teacher (Hatha Yoga)

Practitioner level 4

By successfully completing this course, you will:

  • Gain the skills and knowledge to become a Yoga Teacher
  • Be awarded the professional BSY Diploma
  • Become a Registered BSY Yoga Teacher (Hatha Yoga)
  • Receive the Level 4 Certificate of Achievement from ABC Awards and Certa Awards*

(OCN Level 4 award also available with 18 national educational credits**)

You can study this course from the comfort of your own home; in your own time and at your own pace; with helpful support and encouragement from our friendly tutors. There is also an essential 1 day of practical training for this course.

Course overview

Yoga is a valuable therapy for stress-related ailments in addition to its more traditional role of promoting inner peace and harmony in body and mind. The British School of Yoga is enormously proud of the fact that it has trained more Yoga teachers than any other school, and with the popularity of Yoga there is a greater demand for the well-trained teacher.


  • Lesson One
    • Origins and Philosophy of Yoga
      • Yogic Application
      • Origin of Yoga
      • Paths of Yoga
      • Limbs of Hatha Yoga
      • Philosophy of Yoga
  • Lesson Two
    • Human Anatomy and Physiology
      • The Skeleton
      • Joints of the Skeleton
      • Skeletal Muscles
      • Muscle Movement Terminology
      • Origin, Insertion and Action of some Major Muscles
  • Lesson Three
    • Human Anatomy and Physiology (Continued)
      • Systems of the Body
  • Lesson Four
    • Psychology
      • The Mind
      • Conditioning
      • The Power of Suggestion and Conscious Intervention
  • Lesson Five
    •  Nutrition
      • Calories
      • Calorific Values
      • Nutrients
      • Vitamins
      • Water
      • Roughage
      • Correct Eating
  • Lesson Six
    • Breathing
      • Benefits of Correct Breathing
      • Yogic Breathing
      • Other Breathing Techniques
  • Lesson Seven
    • Relaxation
      • Using the Imagination
      • Four Positions
      • Progressive Relaxation
  • Lesson Eight
    • Yoga Movements
      • Positions
      • Zones and Aspects
  • Lesson Nine
    • Yoga Movements (Continued)
      • Contraindications
      • Primary Extended Body Positions (PEBP)
      • Yoga Movements (Movements, Parts and Positions)
  • Lesson Ten
    • Class Management
      • Limbering up Exercises
      • A Class Routine
      • Points to Remember

Practical training

1 day of Practical Training is essential for this course. Practical workshops can be held in various locations around the UK and are available for an additional fee of £75 per day. Your practical training is a valuable opportunity to learn directly from an experienced practical training tutor with specialist skills.

* Registration through BSY is essential with this course at any time during the studies. Registration fee of £20 applies.

** OCN registration is optional for an additional fee. Full details on request.