Our Edinburgh course runs from the beautiful, central

space, Gathering Essence, on Broughton Street Lane.

Edinburgh Training is run by Marit Akintewe,

Jen Strachan and Lianne Stewart. 

With guest teachers: Julie Hanson, Sue Woodd, Lucie Potter, Jane Blundell, Claire Davidson, and Carla Webster.

Ashtanga is taught by Joanne Ewan.

Marit Akintewe is a founding director of Seasonal Yoga, creator of a 4 level breath program for yoga teachers, leader of advanced philosophy and meditation courses, founder of Seasonal Yin, and has been teaching full time since 2004. She is a hugely experienced teacher, with a truly unusual background as a yogi, with long periods of study and practice/retreat under Swami Vivekananda and Sahajananda. Marit teaches meditation, pranayama, asana, and philosophy with a passion and understanding which exemplifies the learning and practice she has undertaken. Her students often remark that her ability to make difficult concepts, and ancient teachings, come alive and relevant, changes them forever. A mum of 2, balancing real life demands has given her both the perspective of the seeker (long periods of time in solitude) and the house holder.

Jen Strachan is a true inspiration, a dance teacher (at collage level) and long term yoga teacher, she has been bringing anatomy to life with her simple and real style of teaching. Her classes are inclusive and open to every body.

Most modules also bring another member of the Seasonal Yoga team to give you great exposure different perspectives and energies.

In Edinburgh we are particularly keen on creating community and connection, and supporting your happiness through Yoga. We are interested in whether you are ready to commit to the year of change and study. If you have been practicing Yoga for 2 years and especially if your interest has moved off the mat to breath, books, workshops, and meditation, we would love to hear from you.

For more information, please contact Marit directly at maritakintewe@gmail. com or fill in the enquiry form below, and state Edinburgh as your area for study, or contact us directly at apply@seasonalyoga.net.


We are happy to say that training is in person in the Gathering Essence studio. We have a comprehensive online learning platform to support us, with all our lectures, postures workshops, seasonal information, home study guides etc all available. Therefore, if you need to go online for a module or more due to increased restrictions, self isolation or other reasons, we can do this with ease by allowing students to log in remotely and join us via zoom, or watch recordings.

We are endeavouring to keep the quality of our courses is as high as ever. If you would like to have a chat about how it all works, please contact us directly – maritakintewe@gmail.com.

Open Day Opportunities to meet us:

In Studio – come and see us in person at Gathering Essence to get to meet us, and also see the location and how we run a training day. Please book in as limited spaces for each session:

  • 12th November 22, 11am – 12.15am
  • 11th December 22, 9.30 – 11am

Online Live Zoom Open Nights:

  • Wed 16th November, 8 – 9.15pm
  • Tue 10th January 23, 7.45 – 9.30pm

Please get in touch if you would like to book in. You shall be invited to experience a seasonal flow class, some breath work and mindfulness, plus a short presentation on the course. There will then be the opportunity to ask questions and meet the team.

2023Edinburgh January 2023 Course 200 RYT
HoursSaturday 12.15 – 7.30pm, Sunday. 12.00 – 5.30pm
Module 1Saturday 28th & 29th January 2023
Module 2Saturday 4th & 5th March
Module 3Saturday 1st & 2nd April
Module 4Saturday 6th & 7th May
Module 5Saturday 3rd & 4th June
Module 6Saturday 1st & 2nd July
Module 7Saturday 5th & 6th August
Module 8Saturday 2nd & 3rd September
Module 9Saturday 30th Sept & 1st October
Module 10Saturday 28th & 29th October
Module 11Saturday 25th & 26th November
Module 12Saturday 16th & 17th December 2023 (assessment module)

Apply – it all starts here!

If you would like more information you can download our PDF brochure here, or to begin the enquiry process, please complete the form below, and we will be in touch with you very soon.

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