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Yoga Teaching Diploma (Level 2)

Certified by Yoga Alliance UK (500 hours) At BCY, Stokes Croft, from 30 Nov 2017 to 25 MAR 2018

BCY, Stokes Croft
30 Nov 2017
- 25 MAR 2018

Kaine Shutler Training Course

We are committed to supporting yoga teachers to continue to flourish in their practice and teaching. We strongly believe the best way to do this is to continue learning in an inspiring and supportive environment. To this end we bring together some of the UK’s most experienced teachers to guide your teaching and practice to greater depths and heights.


Our flexible, modular Yoga Teaching Diploma level 2 training course has met the stringent requirements set by Yoga Alliance Professionals, which means all of our graduates are trained to the highest standard and are eligible to register with Yoga Alliance Professionals after the course.  You can start the course with any of the ‘core’ modules and take your intensives or specialist yoga training courses at a time that suits you, counting the hours of study towards the total 300 hours required.

You need a yoga teaching qualification (e.g. 200 hour, level 1 Yoga Alliance Professionals course) as a prerequisite for the Diploma Level 2 course.

Our course supports your ongoing personal development, so your experience can help you teach with authenticity. Yoga developed from the search for perennial truths, the discovery of a reality that withstands anything we throw at it. Yoga is a really a means for each of us to discover the truth within ourselves, and to learn to speak that truth as clearly and accurate as we dare.

Where the 200 hour course can give you the bones of your teaching skeleton, this course will provide you with everything you need to get the whole practice flowing together in a synchronised and organic whole. The course enables you to teach varied classes, workshops and retreats to all levels of students. You will gain the depth of knowledge to help you to become an exceptional teacher of yoga.

In addition to this you will be qualified to teach two other methods or traditions of Yoga based on your choice of Intensive.  Our intensives include Pregnancy Yoga, Ashtanga Yoga, Ayurveda and Yin Yoga. Or you may undertake an apprenticeship as one of your chosen intensives. An overview of how an apprenticeship may work can be found here diploma-course-apprenticeship-overview

Core Modules and Dates

  • Module 4 – Restorative Yoga: 7th – 10th Sept 2017
  • Module 5 – Subtle Body II – Balancing the Chakras: 30th Nov – 3rd Dec 2017
  • Module 6 – Subtle Body III – Earth to Flight Through the Bandhas: 22nd – 25th March 2018
  • Module 1 – The Art of Adjusting Asana: 26th – 29th April  2018
  • Module 2 – Intelligent Class Sequencing: 27th – 30th Sept 2018
  • Module 3 – Subtle Body I – Prana & Vayus: 6th – 9th Dec 2018
  • Module 4 – Myofascial release through touch, movement and yoga: 28th – 31st March 2019
  • Module 5 – Subtle Body II – Chakras and the Hormone System: 9th – 12th May 2019
  • Module 6 – Subtle Body III – Earth to Flight Through the Bandhas: 7th – 10th Nov 2019

    Course Skills

    There are a number of skills you will learn from the Yoga Teaching Diploma:
    • Small group learning with 18 trainees maximum.
    • Study with experts in each subject.
    • Bristol City Yoga studio as a learning resource with an opportunity to apprentice with our teachers.
    • Discount classes at BCY (payable at the concessions rate).
    • A one to one mentoring session or yoga class with Laura Gilmore
    • Supported development of the sangha (community of yogins)
    • Comprehensive course manual
    • Opportunity of ongoing mentoring from the experienced BCY teachers

    Course Teacher

    The Course Director is Laura Gilmore who has designed and written the course. Laura teaches the majority of the course, with some content covered by guest teachers. She is a registered teacher with Yoga Alliance Professionals. This accreditation demonstrates excellent standards as set by Yoga Alliance Professionals.

    How to Sign Up

    We would love to hear from you if you are interested in this course.  There’s a two-step process with the sign up, firstly, download a copy of our application form, save it and send it over to us in an email at


    Once we confirm you have been accepted on to the course you will be asked to pay a deposit of £500 in order to secure your place.


    The course consists of six four day modules (Thursday – Sunday) and you will need to study up to two intensive courses of your choice.

    You can follow our designated 500 hour course route which will take just over 1 year to complete.  This is designed to create a logical and cohesive structure to maximize the depth of your experience.

    The 500 hour course is a flexible rolling course, allowing you to take the intensives at the time that suits you, and to count the hours of study towards the total 300 hours required. Some intensives are repeated annually and others bi-annually. For each intensive you will receive a BCY Certificate.

    Getting to Bristol

    We welcome trainees from far and wide! We have several lovely local yogis / yoginis who are happy to offer their spare rooms for a small cost, as well as plenty of great AirBnB options nearby.

    Bristol is easily accessible by train, plane, car or coach. We are only 1 hour 45 mins by train from London Paddington. The airport is approx 30 mins from the centre with buses running every 8 minutes, 24/7.

    Further Information

    Further information about the Yoga Alliance Professionals can be found here

    No refunds, credits or transfers are available on cancellation of the course prior to, during or after the start date.

    In extenuating circumstances courses can be deferred until a later date and a 10% deferral fee will be charged.

    Getting to Bristol is very easy, more information can be found on our Contact page.

    If you have any queries please contact us on 0117 290 0273 or

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