Zen Yoga

Level: Practitioner QLS level 3

By successfully completing this course, you will:

  • Gain skills and knowledge to practice Zen Yoga – graduates of this course can also obtain professional liability insurance
  • Receive the Certificate of Achievement at QLS Level 3*
  • Become a Registered BSY Zen Yoga Teacher
  • Be awarded the professional BSY Diploma
  • Be eligible to become a member of AHCP (Association of Complementary Practitioners)

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.

Course overview

Zen Yoga is a slow and lyrical form of yoga that incorporates Zen philosophies.  Together they create a beautiful flow of energies, not set in stone, yet alive and organic.  This course provides a full understanding of the Zen approach to yoga practice and teaching. The course contains practical guidance on asanas (postures) and their focus or intent, along with breathing and meditation techniques.  It provides all you need to begin structuring practices and classes, as well as the philosophy and intent which flows alongside the physical work, in order to practise and teach Zen Yoga with confidence. It is suitable for those new to yoga, practitioners wishing to learn the Zen Yoga style or those working with other holistic therapies.


  • Lesson One
    • Introduction to Zen Yoga
      • Zen Yoga – What Is It?
      • History of Yoga
      • Others Schools of Yoga
      • First Asanas with Zen Guidance
  • Lesson Two
    • The Power of the Breath
      • Understanding Natural Healing with the Breath
      • Zen Breathing Practices
      • Yoga Asanas with Zen Guidance
  • Lesson Three
    • Rhythm and Flow
      • Rhythms
      • Knowing Your Tides, Ebbs, Flows
      • Breath Rhythms
      • Energy Rhythms
      • Life Rhythms
      • Accepting
      • Yoga Asanas with Zen Guidance
  • Lesson Four
    • Quiet and Still
      • Stillness
      • How to Find Stillness
      • Quiet Sitting
      • Settling Meditation
      • Yoga Asanas with Zen Guidance
  • Lesson Five
    • Guided Meditation
      • When to Do Guided Meditation
      • Examples of Guided Meditation
      • Phrases to Use in Guided Meditation
      • Yoga Asanas with Zen Guidance
  • Lesson Six
    • Affirmations for Practice
      • Writing, Devising and Creating Affirmations
      • How to Use Affirmations
      • Yoga Asanas with Zen Guidance
  • Lesson Seven
    • Knowing and Discovering
      • Knowing Yourself
      • Journey of Self-discovery
      • Uncovering Trapped Emotions
      • Yoga Asanas with Zen Guidance
  • Lesson Eight
    • Teaching Zen Yoga
      • From Practice to Teaching
      • Finding Your Approach
      • Zen Yoga as a Business
      • Yoga Asanas with Zen Guidance
      • Meditative Postures
      • Zen Sun Salutation
  • Lesson Nine
    • Creating Sequencing of Yoga Poses
      • Traditional Patterning of Poses
      • Moving Towards a Zen Mindset
      • Yoga Asanas with Zen Guidance
  • Lesson Ten
    • Zen Flows
      • Rest Poses and When to Use Them
      • When to be Dynamic
      • When to Slow into Meditation
      • Time of Day for Practice
      • Time of Year for Practice
      • Spontaneity
      • Zen Flow Suggestions

Practical training

No practical training is required to complete this course.

*Registration fee included.