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Level 3 Diploma in Teaching Yoga (Active iQ)


The Level 3 Diploma in Teaching Yoga (Active iQ) course is designed to provide an introduction to teaching yoga and provides learners with the knowledge and skills required to plan, prepare and deliver safe and effective Yoga sessions.

Once you have successfully passed this course, you will be a qualified instructor who can gain insurance and set up your own business or gain employment within the industry.

This course offers a broad introduction to yoga allowing learners to continue their own practice and journey. Whilst on the course, learners will study the principles of teaching yoga including benefits, origin, concepts and techniques, anatomy and physiology including body systems and the effect yoga has on them, how to plan, deliver and teach yoga sessions including breath awareness, relaxation and aids alongside health and safety including screening and health conditions. This course requires a minimum of 268 hours to complete including face-to-face teaching, independent study, yoga practice and self-reflection. Students are required to complete a portfolio during their studies alongside a reflective diary. The taught sessions that will be held at The Exchange in Twickenham.

I met wonderful people that were also attending the course. We were from all ages and backgrounds, but everyone was super friendly and helpful and enjoyed the course. The instructor Marie Claire was great, sharing all her knowledge and experiences, and also keeping the course fun and interactive. I learnt a lot and I am now teaching yoga group classes and 1-2-1 in Teddington as thefrenchfit. This course was the best investment I made and I cannot recommend it enough!

Dates and times

This is a part-time course run over three months with seven taught face to face sessions from 9am - 5.30pm on the following dates: 

  • Monday 26th September
  • Tuesday 27th September
  • Wednesday 28th September
  • Monday 31st October
  • Tuesday 1st November
  • Monday 28th November
  • Tuesday 29th November

Exam on Monday 19th December 2022


The full cost is £1,350. The deposit cost is £150. 


Whilst enrolled upon the course you will study five mandatory units:

  • Underpinning principles of teaching yoga
  • Anatomy and physiology for yoga
  • Planning a series of yoga sessions
  • Health and safety of yoga
  • Teaching a yoga session

The course is assessed via...

  • Worksheets
  • Session Plans
  • Formative and summative observations
  • Reflective diary
  • Personal development plan


Learners must have a minimum of two-years’ experience of participating in yoga classes.

The course requires physical exertion, therefore a degree of physical fitness is necessary.

There is an element of communication involved and learners should have basic skills in communication pitched at level 2.

Due to the amount of information covered in the course, we estimate you will have to complete approximately 200 hours home study and practice over the duration of the course.


Upon successful completion of this module, you will be awarded an Active iQ Level 3 Diploma in Yoga Teaching. You will able to gain insurance and set up your own business or gain employment within the industry. This qualification is CIMSPA endorsed.

Book your place now

For more information about this course please contact the Short Courses team:

Tel: 020 8240 4321