(BWY accreditation, Yoga Alliance Professionals (UK) registration, and Yoga Alliance US (200-hour) certification)


The new Yoga Academy intensive teacher training course commencing 7 November 2020 offers the same full-time faculty, broad content and curriculum as our renowned 2-year and one month intensive courses, and now over a 7-month period. 


The two 2-week residential intensives 7-21 November 2020 and 1-15 May 2021 will be at Santillan Retreat in Spain. Between these two intensives there will be scheduled coursework including asana technique, teaching methodology, applied anatomy, philosophy, mentoring, on-line course work and teaching practice. Teaching assessments and examinations will be held in the final week of the course in May 2021.


We have chosen Santillán Retreat as Simon regards it as having the finest and best equipped yoga studio in Europe and is a perfect facility and environment for teacher trainings. Santillán offers choice of single or shared accommodation, all with en-suite bathrooms, terraces or balconies. 


As we are still currently building a new website we are not adding the detailed course information to this website. However, the course information listed for our 2-year course & the Yin & Yang Yoga Intensive Teacher Training at Samahita Retreat in Thailand will give you clear and detailed information relating to the teacher training approach, content, and requirements. If you would like to receive more detailed course and fee information, please contact our course administrator at: 


For more information and to register, please contact us at:


Yoga Academy Office: 07824 600619


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 2003. BWY is recognised by The Sports Council as the governing body for Yoga in the UK. BWY accreditation is also 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.


Spaces on this training are limited to 20 students in single accommodation.


Outdoor study


RYS200 Logo
RYS200 Logo
Our 2-year Yoga Academy teacher training course curriculum also meets, and extensively exceeds, the minimum standards set by 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 Yoga Alliance US. Our training school has also met the stringent requirements set by Yoga Alliance UK, demonstrating that our courses are of the highest standard and that our graduates may use the title 'Registered Yoga Teacher' (RYT) as a sign of quality training, when they register themselves with Yoga Alliance UK. Upon successful graduation therefore, in addition to becoming BWY-accredited teachers, our graduates are entitled to register with both Yoga Alliance US and Yoga Alliance UK as teachers at the 200-hour level.


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 two delightful locations: our beautiful country venue Bore Place in the UK, which is near Sevenoaks and Oxted in Kent, and at a Mediterranean yoga retreat and training centre Santillán, which is a joint project between Santillán, Simon Low and The Yoga Academy. Santillán is located on the south coast of Spain, approximately 30 minutes east of Malaga.


Study Time

We have a highly experienced, international faculty and are committed to keeping our group numbers small, at maximum 20 students. This is 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 on 07824 600619 or send an email to 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 Bore Place, serves as one of our training venues and accommodation buildings

British Wheel of Yoga RYS200 Logo RYS 300 RYS 500 RYS 500 RYS 500 RYS 500