The Union Yoga UK online comprehensive 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training Course covers a variety of techniques including: over 100 asanas, 20 pranayamas, 9 mantras, 21 mudras, 12 meditations, as well as anatomy and physiology. In addiiton, you will gain a broad understanding of the history and philosophy of yoga. Spread over 26 units, this course covers basic to intermediate yogic practices to cleanse the body and purify the consciousness. Containing over 200 videos, there are more than 30 hours of viewing time alone.
This practical course will give you a detailed, structured approach to the learning and teaching of Yoga and how to progress clients from the basic fundamental poses right through to the more advanced postures and sequencing them into a coherent, flowing session, that includes asanas, pranayama, mantra and meditation.
Candidate Suitability - Who is this course for?
Yoga Enthusiasts - If you want to take your yoga practice to the next level or if you are looking to make a career change into teaching this wonderful method, then this course is for you. This will allow you to combine your passion for holistic exercise, with a job you will love to do.
Health Professionals - If you are a physiotherapist or similar health professionals, then you may already teach some form of exercise on an informal basis. This course will elevate your existing knowledge and skills to the next level and formalise your certification in order to teach professional classes.
Fitness Professionals - If you would like to gain a deeper understanding of the body and a different perspective on movement, then why not add to your existing portfolio of skills. By adding another string to your bow, you can increase your income potential and an additional revenue stream to your business.
Although not essential, the following criteria are desirable:
Six months regular attendance at a Yoga mat class
A Fitness certification (or some experience with movement methods)
Physiotherapist, Osteopath, Chiropractor or similar health professional
International Accreditation, Approval and Education Points
This online course has international approval for continuing education credits and has been awarded the following points -
Yoga Alliance International Accreditation
Canfitpro - 4 FIS, PTS, PFS CEC's
For learners to develop a comprehensive understanding of the science of yoga. To broaden their awareness of the different technologies and yogic practices that lead to an increase in consciousness. To gain knowledge of the history and philosophy behind this ancient art. To be able to apply this knowledge in developing structured and progressive yoga sessions for a range of clients of differing needs and abilities. Learners will be able to identify the benefits of particular mantras, mudras and pranayama techniques and their suitability for specific health concerns.
Learners will be able to instruct basic to intermediate group yoga classes and private sessions to a variety of clients of different ages and capabilities. Learners will be able to identify asanas which may need to be modified for a particular client group and they will be able to provide hands on adjustment to adapt or progress postures where necessary. They will be able to teach a variety of differnt meditation and pranayama techniques and adapt them as required.
There are 26 units and you are allowed 270 days access to complete the course. You have instant access upon purchase and you are ready to start immediately. Just log in and go to unit one. On each screen, you will find the video of the exercise and how to teach the technique. Underneath each video, you will find detailed text and explanation of the exercise being taught. You will work at your own pace and when you have time, just login and go to the appropriate unit and work your way through the material.
The units are split as follows
Unit One - Course introduction and welcome - 1 step, 1 video (3 minutes)
Unit Two - Surya Namaskar (Sun Salutations) – 1 step, 1 video (37 minutes)
Unit Three - Standing Poses – 5 steps, 4 videos (49 minutes)
Unit Four – Standing Poses, Forwards bends – 10 steps, 10 Videos (117 minutes)
Unit Five – Standing Poses, Hip Openers – 4 Steps, 3 Videos (49 minutes)
Unit Six – Standing Poses, Balance Poses – 11 Steps, 10 Videos (117 minutes)
Unit Seven – Standing and Seated Spinal Twists – 9 steps, 8 Videos (88 minutes)
Unit Eight – Seated Pose – 15 Steps, 15 videos (117 minutes)
Unit Nine – Seated Poses, Forwards Bends – 11 Steps, 11 Videos (57 Minutes)
Unit Ten – Inversions – 7 steps, 7 Videos (72 minutes)
Unit Eleven – Backbends – 9 Steps, 8 videos (72 minutes)
Unit Twelve – Seated Poses, Arm Balances – 12 Steps, 11 Videos (66 minutes)
Unit Thirteen – Seated Poses, Hip Openers – 16 Steps, 16 Videos (146 minutes)
Unit Fourteen – Restorative Yoga – 10 Steps, 9 Videos (85 Minutes)
Unit Fifteen – Yoga History and Philosophy, 15 Steps, No Videos
Unit Sixteen – The Bhandas – 5 Steps, 4 Videos (27 minutes)
Unit Seventeen – Mudras – 22 Steps, 21 Videos (34 minutes)
Unit Eighteen – Prana and Vayus – 7 Steps, No Videos
Unit Nineteen – The Charkas – 10 Steps, 9 Videos (147 minutes)
Unit Twenty – Meditation – 16 Steps, 12 Videos (185 minutes)
Unit Twenty-One – Mantra – 13 Steps, 10 Videos (68 Steps)
Unit Twenty-Two – Pranayama Yoga Breathwork – 25 Steps, 22 Videos (195 minutes)
Unit Twenty-Three – Teaching Skills – 2 Steps, No Videos
Unit Twenty-Four – Anatomy Review – 23 Steps, 17 Videos (54 minutes)
Unit Twenty-Five – Class Planning – 5 Steps, No Videos
Unit Twenty- Six – Final Quiz – 1 Step, No Videos
Course Duration and Video Breakdown
There are 209 videos on this course. If you watched one video per day, it would take over 200 days to complete the training. It is really dependent upon individual instructors and the time they have available to devote to learning. All learning must be completed before the 270 days are up.
Total learning time = 200 hours
Number of Online Units = 26
Number of Online Steps = 241
Number of Online Videos = 209
Total Video Viewing Time = 1800 minutes (30 hours)
Total Reading Time = 60 hours
Total Hours of Interactive Calls = 2 Hours
Exam Preparation and Assessment time = 25 hours
Theory Assessment and Quiz time = 2 hours
Total Asana Practice Time = 40 hours
Teaching Time = 40 hours
Total Time = 199 Hours
In order to achieve a pass in this course, 3 assessments must be successfully submitted
Assessment One - Yoga Multiple Choice Online Theory Quiz (80% pass)
Assessment Two - Progressive Programme. You must design three x one hour lesson plans, comprising of week one, week five and week ten, that are suitable to take a normal healthy adult from beginner level to an intermediate stage.
Assessment Three - Practical one hour exam. You must submit a video of you teaching yoga to a small group of healthy adults. This yoga session will be based upon your approved week 5 approved lesson plan routine that you will have designed during the course.
Ideally, you can use an iPad to film your exam video. Place the iPad on a surface where you and your client are in full view for the entire video. It is suggested to film for a few minutes and then check your video to see that the angle is correct and that your voice is sufficiently audible. If everything seems fine, go ahead and video your full lesson.
Upon completions of your video, you can upload this onto any internet application that allows you to send large files (such as Dropbox, Google Drive or You Send It for example). You must not upload to You Tube or any publicly viewable social media. You may also put your video onto a CD or USB stick and send via the post.
The course costs £960 GBP. A copy of the information contained in the Union Yoga UK manual is viewable online. Should you wish to receive a hard copy of the manual, this costs £21.99 and is available online via the store. The other cost is for the practical assessment. A fee of £45 is payable when submitting your practical exam video. This covers your assessors time to watch your video and give you feedback. There is no charge for your certificate from Union Yoga UK. Should you also wish to receive a certificate from Yoga Alliance International, which covers you to teach internationally, there is a fee of £100 for this certiificate (payable directly to Yoga Alliance International).
Pilates Union UK and Union Yoga UK do not get involved with the insurance requirements of individual instructors, nor does it liaise with insurance companies regarding this. It is up to the individual instructor to assess their needs and contact the relevant insurers in this matter.