Our Edinburgh course runs from the beautiful, central  space, Gathering Essence, on Broughton Street Lane.

Edinburgh Training is run by Marit Akintewe and Jen Strachan. 

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. 

Each module Marit and Jen shall be joined by Joanne to teach the ashtanga, and often 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, we are interested in whether you are ready to commit to the year of change and study, rather than your physcial ability. If you have been practicing Yoga for 2 years and especially if your interest has moved off the mat to 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.


Social distancing restriction information – We are continuing our trainings at seasonal yoga at this very challenging time, and this is the same for Edinburgh. We are really happy to say that this is going very well with this years group, and we are face to face in Gathering Essence with the recommended adjustments in place. 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 we need to go online we can do this with ease and have done so over the past 18 months successfully.

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.

2022/2023 Edinburgh May 2022 Course 200 RYT
Hours Saturday 12.00 – 7.30pm, Sunday. 12.00 – 5.00pm
Module 1 Saturday 28th & Sunday 29th May 2022
Module 2 Saturday 18th & Sunday 19th June
Module 3 Saturday 16rd & 17th July
Module 4 Saturday 13th & 14th August
Module 5 Saturday 10th & 11th September
Module 6 Saturday 8th & 9th October
Module 7 Saturday 12th & 13th November
Module 8 Saturday 10th & 11th December
Module 9 Saturday 20th & 21st January 2023
Module 10 Saturday 24th & 25th February
Module 11 Saturday 24th & 25th March
Module 12 Saturday 21st & 22nd April (assessment module)


2021/2022 Edinburgh May 2021 Course 200 RYT
Hours Saturday 12.00 – 7.30pm, Sunday. 12.00 – 5.00pm
Module 0 Saturday 8th & Sunday 9th May 2021
Module 1 Saturday 5th & Sunday 6th June
Module 2 Saturday 3rd & 4th July
Module 3 Saturday 31st July & 1st August
Module 4 Saturday 28th & 29th August
Module 5 Saturday 25th & 26th September
Module 6 Saturday 30th & 31st October
Module 7 Saturday 20th & 21st November
Module 8 Saturday 18th & 19th December
Module 9 Saturday 15th & 16th January 2022
Module 10 Saturday 12th & 13th February
Module 11 Saturday 12th & 13th March 
Module 12 Saturday 9th & Sunday 10th April (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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