Our next 2-year course at our residential venue Commonwork Farm near Sevenoaks in Kent begins 24 April 2015.


British Wheel of YogaThe Yoga Academy, founded by its principal Simon Low and accredited with the British Wheel of Yoga (BWY), has been training yoga teachers in the UK since 2002. BWY is recognised by The Sports Council as the governing body for Yoga in the UK. BWY accreditation is thus the most widely recognised yoga qualification in the UK and is honoured throughout the European community. Upon successfully graduating from our rigorous 2-year course, our students become BWY-accredited yoga teachers, which entitles them to use the abbreviation ‘BWY’ and BWY logo as part of their title. BWY teacher membership also includes teaching insurance in the UK and full support from the BWY.


RYS200 LogoOur 2-year Yoga Academy teacher training course curriculum also meets, and extensively exceeds, the minimum standards set by the Yoga Alliance US at the 200-hour level. Yoga Alliance (US) was established in 1998 to form a registry of international yoga teachers, who meet the standards of training as set by the Yoga Alliance (US). Yoga Alliance (US) currently has standards for the foundational 200-hour level and experienced 500-hour level. Upon successful graduation therefore, in addition to becoming BWY-accredited teachers, our graduates are entitled to register with the Yoga Alliance (US) as teachers at the 200-hour level and use the abbreviation ‘RYT’ and Yoga Alliance (US) logo as part of their title.


Structured into four core 7-day residential intensives and a 3-day final intensive with graduation, our 2-year teacher training course is held at our beautiful country venue Commonwork Farm near Sevenoaks in Kent. We have a highly experienced, international faculty and are committed to keeping our group numbers small, at maximum 20 students, to ensure single accommodation and adequate personal guidance and mentoring to each student throughout the course.


Peruse the information provided on this website. We hope you will find all the information you need to assess whether the structure and curriculum of our course meet your needs. Should you have any queries, please do not hesitate to call the Teacher Training Administrator Mary Elliott on 07824 600619 or send her email on When you’re ready to take the next step, we look forward to receiving your application. We are committed to doing our utmost to train you to become an informed, safe and skilled teacher of yoga, with a network of support and on-going study.


Commonwork Farm

Bore Place House, the characteristic old manor house at Commonwork Farm, serves as one of our training venues and accommodation buildings

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