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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 will be held at The Exchange in Twickenham.

Dates and times

This is a part-time course run over three months with seven taught sessions from 9.30am - 5pm on the following dates:

Course one (January-April 2022)

  • Wednesday 5th January
  • Thursday 6th January
  • Monday 7th February
  • Tuesday 8th February
  • Wednesday 9th February
  • Tuesday 8th March
  • Wednesday 9th March
  • Monday 4th April (assessment day)

Course two (April-July 2022)

  • Wednesday 6th April
  • Thursday 7th April
  • Friday 8th April
  • Monday 9th May
  • Wednesday 11th May
  • Monday 6th June
  • Wednesday 8th June
  • Monday 4th July (assessment day)


The full cost is £1,350. The deposit cost is £50. 


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, home study and practice  will be required. 


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.

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

Tel: 020 8240 4321