teacher training

The main teacher on the course will be Julie Garrioch

Julie is a 500ERYT Seasonal Yoga teacher, aerial yoga teacher and pilates instructor with 20 years experience working in the fitness industry. Julie is passionate about sharing her knowledge and experience with others to enhance their wellbeing and now training others to share the love of yoga.

The course will run from September to August at Julie's new studio - Aerial Roots Yoga & Pilates, F4, Elmbank Mill, The Charrier, Menstrie FK11 7BU.

Tel 01786 230352 https://www.aerialrootsstudio.com/

2018 / 2019Stirling September 2018 - August 2019 Course - 200 RYT
HoursSaturday 12.00 - 5.30, Sunday. 08.00 - 16.00
Module 1Saturday 15th & Sunday 16th September, 2018
Module 2Saturday 13th & Sunday 14th October
Module 3Saturday 10th & Sunday 11th November
Module 4Saturday 8th & Sunday 9th December
Module 5Saturday 12th & Sunday 13th January, 2019
Module 6Saturday 9th & Sunday 10th February
Module 7Saturday 9th & Sunday 10th March
Module 8Saturday 6th & Sunday 7th April
Module 9Saturday 4th & Sunday 5th May
Module 10Saturday 1st & Sunday 2nd June
Module 11Saturday 29th & Sunday 30th June
Module 12Saturday 3rd & Sunday 4th August
Module 13
Assessment & Graduation
Saturday 17th & Sunday 18th August


Evolution for Everyone

Find out more about our Seasonal Yoga Teacher Training Program by filling out your information below.

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What is Seasonal Yoga Flow?

Seasonal Yoga flow is a style of dynamic Yoga practice which is designed to align you with the changing energies of nature and the seasons. A practice that improves physical strength and flexibility and brings balance and harmony to your life. The concept was created in 1995 by Julie Hanson and Sue Woodd as an antidote to the stress and anxiety of modern life. It combines Yoga, Tai Chi, Chi Kung and a modern understanding about body movement, with Traditional Chinese Medicine ideas about the changing nature of the seasons around us, and within.

Start Classes at Seasonal Yoga Academy

Seasonal Yoga Academy is a yoga studio in Pollokshields, Glasgow Southside. With a choice of very experienced teachers and a community feeling which will welcome you to your first class, or your 100th! We are here to support you throughout the seasons of the year and the seasons of your life, bringing together people of all ages, abilities and aspirations, to nourish body and mind.

There are many types of classes & workshops held at the Seasonal academy, from complete beginner classes to advanced teacher training courses.


International Yoga Teacher Training Courses

The Anatomy on our Teacher Training Courses is provided by International Yoganatomy Teacher David Keil.

David is well known in Yoga circle for his excellent Anatomy book : "Functional Anatomy of Yoga - A guide for Practitioners and Teachers"

Julie has known David for over a decade and taken part in Advanced Anatomy and Adjusting Workshops with him over the years. Seasonal Yoga's former studio in Glasgow city centre was also among the first studios in the UK to host David when he was just beginning to teach outside of America so Julie and Seasonal Yoga have a long standing relationship and friendship that goes back to these early days.

Seasonal Yoga highly recommend David, his training and teaching products. Do also check out his new 3D Muscle Lab product now

David Keil Yoganatomy

Seasonal Yoga in the Community

“I slept and dreamt that life was joy. I awoke and saw that life was service. I acted and behold, service was joy.” ~ Rabindranath Tagore

At Seasonal Yoga we recognise that we are part of the local community and we are aspiring to be a positive part. We are very grateful for all that we receive, and so offer back through free weekly community classes, charity workshops, community initiatives in schools, volunteering groups and more. If you are interested in what we are doing and would like to join us in a small or big way, or have a project that you would like us to support, please get in touch. We would love to hear from you.

"The sun never says to the earth, 'You owe me.' Look what happens with a love like that. It lights up the whole sky". ~ Hafiz

Seasonal Yoga Hub - Now Free!

The Seasonal Yoga Hub gathers all our information on Teachers, Trainings, Online and In-Person offerings as well as Seasonal Information available to you entirely FREE! No registration required to see the information online

Seasonal Yoga Hub

Colin Scott- Moncrieff Dec 17

I've had an extraordinary and powerfully life enhancing experience over the past year thanks to Seasonal Yoga's teacher training course. I don't imagine that my life will ever be quite the same again such is the wholly positive impact that it's has had on me. If you want to go deeper into yoga, hone your own practice, learn different meditation and yogic breathing techniques and and at the same time learn about yoga's history and spiritual teachings then I would thoroughly recommend this course. Colin x

Lorraine McCluskey​ Dec 17

An excellent course with truly inspiring teachers, a fantastic experience that I highly recommend.

Lorraine McCluskey

Dec 17 student

This course was everything I hoped for and more. I feel that my journey as a teacher has only just begun, but this course has given me a great grounding to start from and deepened my self-knowledge in the process. Thank you!!

Richard Fedorko

Seasonal Yoga Academy was recommended to me for teacher training by a number of people - and with good reason. The focus on use of seasonal energy is relevant to all of us and I connected with the SYA ethos immediately.

Delivery of course content and the public classes I've attended - comes with real meaning and integrity, evident in each of the instructors even with their very individual specialities, providing a complete resource suitable for the widest range of individual needs. Advice and support comes from the heart, completely sincerely and very abundantly.

Seasonal Yoga is still a relatively new concept but the timing couldn't be more perfect for the world we live in. Check different classes and spot the shared values but differences in personal teaching styles - there's one to suit you! A special place and such special people.

Lynne O'Neill

I just wanted to drop you a wee note and say a HUGE, HUGE thank you for everything SYTT had given me

Some of you may know I’ve been working for a few months at a detox retreat in Malta. As a yoga teacher/wellness coach.

I really didn’t quite realise the amazing tool box of knowledge (asanas, TCM, pranayama), and inspiration I had available to download in

What was at times quite challenging and diverse classes – sometimes 10 classes a week with very differing abilities.

I really feel a more evolved and confident yogi now due to your collective teachings.

Lynne O'Neill

Megan Glasgow Dec 16

The seasonal yoga teacher training has taken me on an inspiring journey both on and off the mat. The course was delivered in a dynamic yet nurturing way reminding us how relevant the teachings of yoga are for modern life, truly life changing.


Claire Bradley Glasgow Dec 16

I really enjoyed my SYTT year.

I have completed a foundation year in yoga that taught me about yoga philosophy so I had a good grounding.

However, this year has really allowed me to grow and develop spiritually, delving deeper into the knowledge and wisdom of Ashtanga ( 8 limbs of Yoga, by patanjali ) and putting theory into practice to make me a happier more relaxed and more compassionate person.

Claire Bradley Glasgow

Jen - Glasgow December 16

I have come from being shy, awkward person who hated the limelight to being able to stand in front of people and deliver it talk, in class, imitation. Yoga has opened my heart, my mind and my hips! I now have a first for knowledge, the desire to continue learning, A LifeGoal.

Relationships have improved, my self esteem, my eating habits too. I have met a fantastic group of people and some wonderful inspirational teachers. I wish you all well and cannot thank you enough for starting me off on my journey.

Jen x

Shona Rafferty Glasgow Dec 2016

The seasonal yoga teacher training has taking me on an inspiring journey both on and off the mat. The course was delivered in a dynamic yet nurturing way reminding us how relevant the teachings of yoga are for long life, Life changing

Shina Rafferty Glasgow Dec 2016

Rose Skeoch

Thank you for all of your help and support throughout the year and for introducing me to seasonal living - start of a new and exciting journey

Rose - Glasgow 16

Anna Sheard

This year has been an incredible journey. Julie, sue, claire, Cat, Marit and Karen what's a gift you have given to us all ! Thank you ! You have taught us tools to access in every situation of life to ground, find stillness, invigorate power, reflect, nurture and grow as individuals. You have allowed us to embody seasonal yoga and taught as a refreshing approach to life information that we can now pass on to our students. Wonderful !!

Namaste and the highest in me thanks the highest in you

Anna Sheard - Glasgow 15

Gillian Davies

This teacher training course has given me so much more than knowledge and skills necessary to be successful yoga teacher. I made amazing friends who have supported me on this journey and I've learned more about myself too. thank you for this wonderful opportunity

Gillian Davies - Glasgow 15

Alice Baudot

The course has been a fantastic opportunity to find out who I really and what I really wanted in life and all of that through yoga…. The teachers were inspiring and I found friends which will remain there for life. Although I do not know whether I want to teach before starting I now find myself running one class of week and attending a new training next month to be able to teach pre-and postnatal Yoga. Just to mention that I really enjoy being in small group being quite shy and my English is not my first language. I felt it easier for me to interact with people and get out there

Alice Baudot Glasgow 15

Liz Farrant

The 200 hour seasonal yoga teacher training is a fantastic journey of self discovery undergrowth. The course leaders Julie, Marit, Sue and Claire lead me through an amazing process which leaves you feeling more than equipped to teach yoga. The blend of physical Asana and spiritual knowledge is perfect. I'd highly recommend the course to anyone considering teaching yoga - or even just wanting to deepen their personal knowledge and practice.

Liz Farrant Glasgow 15

Julie Nelson

The course has been a fantastic opportunity to find out who I really and what I really wanted in life and all of that through yoga….

George Bramhill

Really terrific course- Great teachers and interesting content. Thoroughly recommended as I know feel that I have the tools to get out there and teach

George Bramhill - Dec 15

Karen Duff

The 10 months that I have spent studying the 200 hour RYT with the seasonal yoga Academy have been great. It has provided me with the structure to develop my own practice in Asana, Pranayama and meditation. This in itself has allowed me to reap the benefits. The teaching environment is great it is relaxed whilst it makes sure that knowledge is transferred and learning takes place. The practical assessments throughout the year are a great preparation. A year of centring. A year of getting back in touch with myself. A year of learning. A year of change.

Awesome. Karen Duff. Glasgow May 16

Dawn Clark Kerr

SYTT is an amazing journey into the world of seasonal yoga - loved The Year and can't wait to start teaching

Dawn Clark Kerr -Glasgow Dec 15

Allana Milliken

A life changing best year of my life with inspiring and amazing teachers

Allana milliken - Glasgow Dec 15

Susie Wright

Where do you begin? This course has been a transformation in so many ways. It's not an exaggeration to say that since coming to that first class in May, my life has changed completely, and in many ways I couldn't have foreseen. The quality, warmth and generosity of the teachers the incredible fellow yogis I have had the pleasure of getting to know and watch blossom into amazing teachers, it it Is quite a humbling experience. Bittersweet that it had to come to an end, I have loved every second I feel like I've been part of something really special. To the class of May 2015 to Julie, Sue, Claire, Marit & Cat, from the bottom of my heart to the highest part of me, thank you and namaste,

Susie wright

Jane Blundell

As I journeyed through the 300 hr course, I knew it would be well crafted and expertly delivered, as I had experienced the team with the 200hrs. On this course however you really shift up a gear and discover in depth the physical practice, adjustments, breath work and the mind. My confidence and tenacity to give things ago flourished, and I now regularly lead workshops and mini retreats, which prior to the course had been an aspiration.My personal practice has taken on a whole new meaning of enquiry. It’s a big undertaking but well worth it, I can thoroughly recommend it.

Jane Blundell

June Charlton

One of the first things I did when I arrived in Glasgow ten years ago, was to Chi and Co, (now Seasonal Academy) run by Julie Hanson and supported by a knowledgeable team of teachers. Initially, I attended the Wednesday morning class. This enabled me to meet a great group of people from the local area and I soon realised that all new faces got the same welcome. Within this network, I enjoyed the rewarding experience of Seasonal Yoga where our Practice was adapted according to the seasons/what the Glasgow weather was doing! I was able to learn the reasons and benefits for the positions and feel more stretched and flexible afterwards. In addition, we were taught about what foods complimented the seasons and hence our Practice- new ideas for recipes! To add to my knowledge of the local area, the 'Apres Yoga' was a must. There was always an open invitation to reward ourselves with a coffee at a well know nearby establishment! Here, I was able to get reliable recommendations for anything from the phone number of a good plumber to a good curry house!I soon began to attend more classes during the week, both morning and evenings, as well as the energising Sunday morning class, rewarding myself with a big breakfast afterwards! I even managed to persuade my husband to attend Yoga for Runners as a form of exercise to compliment his running.

Over the years, I have used the special breathing technique that I have learned, to get me through stressful times, for example, during my degree course.On reflection, it did seem that the day spent after a yoga class was filled with more positive and uplifting moments! Was this due to the yoga practice, the wonderful teachers, the people in the class or the Après Yoga? Try it and find out for yourself. I am now moving on from Glasgow and will be searching for a similar experience. I still have ties to Glasgow so I will be back to get my Chi and Co fix!

June Charlton

Maria Gonzalez

Hello. I started going to seasonal yoga classes at Chi&Co last February. ( now Seasonal academy) I would like to share the benefits I are getting. My body is in better shape and more flexible. I feel calmer and in better mood. Also got many friends there. After our yoga class(usually 9:30am) we going to our favourite coffee shop near to Julie's studio and have coffee and chat in a nice environment. Can't wait for my next class on Tuesday.

Maria Gonzalez Spanish lady living in Glasgow

Mary Heavenor

My first yoga class was in September 2002 after I had completed 6 months of chemotherapy and radiotherapy for breast cancer.Thanks to Julie Hanson and her team of teachers I have been practising yoga for over 10 years. I am a cancer survivor! For me going to Chi & Co for seasonal flow yoga is 60 minutes of practice, then moving on to Moira Jane’s for ‘after class socializing’ – coffee/tea/soya hot chocolate/orange juice/cold water etc. etc. and catching up with news of fellow yogis. This gives me the ‘feel good’ factor. Then about 45 minutes later, we all go to do our own daily chores – filled with ‘good energies’, till we meet each other again for the next yoga class! If I can score practising yoga for my well-being I’m definitely giving it a BIG 10!

Glen Mcghee

The course was wonderful, getting into the depth of Yoga, in a relaxing way, life changing with the help of great teachers.

Glen Mcghee

Prasad Pattnaik

I first came to Julie and Chi Yoga (now Seasonal Academy ) after a serious car accident. After surgery and physical therapy, I still had several mobility issues and just climbing stairs was an arduous challenge. Julie patiently worked with my body over a long period of time, helping it to strengthen and gently encouraging it to open. That was well over a decade ago. These days, nobody would ever guess that I had been in an accident. With Julie’s support and encouragement, I’ve even become a yoga teacher myself. Although I now live in another city, I still visit Glasgow regularly and come to Julie’s classes. I’ve never stopped learning from Julie and would readily recommend both her and Chi Yoga Glasgow to anyone thinking of taking up yoga. Anyone can benefit tremendously from yoga and, thanks to Julie and Chi Yoga, I’m proof of that!

Lorraine Clissold

Ripon North Yorkshire

By continuing my yoga journey with the 300 hour course I was privileged to learn from, and with, an amazing group of people. As a teacher I increased my understanding of alignment, adjustments and energy, and as a student I was introduced to new concepts and ideas that help me to grow as a person and are still helping me now.


I personally evolved through the course. It taught me a lot that I was able to use to make life brighter, simple and easier.

Alison - Glasgow 2015

I loved every moment and aspect of this amazing course. Thank you to all of the teachers Julie, Marit, Sue, Ros, Claire and Rory. Each and every one of you are an inspiration. It has been the most amazing year of evolution and learning and I am so very sad it has ended. I have made beautiful friends and learned tools which I will continue to use and develop in life.

Love and Light Alison x


I've had an amazing year and can't recommend seasonal yoga teacher training high enough. I've learned loads and can't wait to get started teaching my own classes. Oh, and the teachers rock!

Robert Carlyle Actor

I found Julie to be an excellent teacher. Someone who achieves great results with her non judgemental hugely encouraging common sense approach.

Sarah Cobham 2013

December 13

Well its been just over a year since I graduated from "SYTT London 2012", where does the time go?

I am grateful and thankful each day for you all and I have so many great memories from the course,

The knowledge and guidance you all shared anchors me in my teaching and continued study & self practice.

Running two beginners classes each week, I find is lots of fun and a wonderful part of my continued learning.

I am humbled by the enthusiasm and commitment of the students and learn from each class I guide, it is so truly wonderful to observe their changes.

The students love the seasonal aspects of the classes and are taking yoga off their mat into their day, particularly using their breath awareness :-)

So with deep gratitude, this is a Thank You from my students and myself

Sarah Cobham course 2012

Mary Heavenor

Glasgow, Scotland

Glasgow, Scotland

My first yoga class was in September 2002 after I had completed 6 months of chemotherapy and radiotherapy for breast cancer.

Thanks to Julie Hanson and her team of teachers I have been practising yoga for over 10 years. I am a cancer survivor!

For me going to Chi & Co for seasonal flow yoga is 60 minutes of practice, then moving on to Moira Jane’s for ‘after class socializing’ – coffee/tea/soya hot chocolate/orange juice/cold water etc. etc. and catching up with news of fellow yogis. This gives me the ‘feel good’ factor. Then about 45 minutes later, we all go to do our own daily chores – filled with ‘good energies’, till we meet each other again for the next yoga class!

If I can score practising yoga for my well-being I’m definitely giving it a BIG 10!