yoga in exmouth

Teacher Training

I offer the following Level 4 Diploma Course in Yoga Teaching:

BWYQ Level 4 Diploma in Teaching Yoga (QCF)

The next teacher training Diploma course is planned to start in autumn 2021 in central Exeter.

For the Diploma course, suitable applicants should either hold a Foundation course certificate or are willing to attend an short intensive foundation training with me in a small group before the course starts.

To enrol in a foundation course, you can join Jayne Tumber who is starting one in April 2020. For details Foundation Course 2020 info sheet.

Why train with the British Wheel of Yoga?

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The BWY is the oldest and largest yoga organisation in the country, it has been running for over 40 years.  It was recognised by the CCPR  (Central Council of Physical Recreation) as the governing body for Yoga in the UK. The only yoga teacher training qualifications which are recognised in this country are those from the BWY and those which are accredited by the BWY.

Our teacher training course has been devised many years ago and is regularly revised and improved.  Many experts over the last few decades have helped to create a high profile qualification that combines old Indian knowledge with modern anatomy and educational methods.

We frequently have people enrolling on our Diploma course who have done a yoga teacher training with another organisation already and want to raise the standard of their skills and knowledge up to that of the BWY. One of these students wrote at the end of one of my courses: “I had already done a teacher training course, but the BWY course and the way Angela teaches it took me so much further”

Being a BWY Diploma holder opens the doors to extensive further training. The BWY offers plenty of post-Diploma modules, as well as training for Foundation course tutor and Diploma course tutor.

Why train with Angela?

I trained as a Diploma course tutor with the BWY 20 years ago and have since then taught the course six times. Each of these courses was a learning curve for me and I feel that I can  now offer a high quality training. My students learn to connect modern anatomy with ancient Indian philosophy, of which I have particular expertise:  I have a university degree in theology and philosophy. I am regularly teaching “In Service Training” days for the BWY about Yoga Philosophy, all over the country. I am also offering post diploma modules for teachers on “Integrating philosophy into class teaching”.

The BWY course offers detailed knowledge in anatomy,  lesson planning and teaching skills, all Yoga practices and the philosophical texts. Students in my courses learn how to see the philosophical texts as practice manuals and how to apply the philosophy on their mats and in their classes.

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Below are some quotes from previous Diploma course students:

  • “I think the course has been brilliant, I have learnt so much. Angela is a very good tutor and has so much knowledge and is able to pass this on to students;  she is helpful, disciplined, but also has softness about her.”
  • “The course has been a great journey, on a personal level and as a yoga teaching journey. It has helped in my transformation to become a more confident teacher and a more aware person.”
  • “I have found the course hard work at times – but the results have worth all the hard work. The times has flown by. Angela is a very dedicated teacher and this shows in her classes. She has truely helped me get through this course with her knowledge and dedication, thank you Angela.”
  • “I have really enjoyed studying with Angela and have found her inspirational. The course is hard work but is so rewarding and takes you into a deep knowledge.”