Our Edinburgh course runs from the beautiful, central

space, Gathering Essence, on Broughton Street Lane.

Edinburgh Training is run by Marit Akintewe,

Jen Figures and Lianne Stewart. 

With guest teachers: Julie Hanson, Sue Woodd, Lucie Potter, Jane Blundell 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, changing 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 Figures is a true inspiration, a dance teacher (at collage level) and long term yoga teacher, they bring anatomy to life with their simple and real style of teaching. Their classes are inclusive and open to every body.

Lianne Stewart brings her enthusiasm for breathwork and flow into the training. She has experience in teaching in the corporate environment, and her creative and informative seasonal flows are a firm favourite. 

Some 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.

Edinburgh also offers the possibility of training in  person to a 500RYT level (over 2 years) or continuing on from your 200 hour qualification with the additional 300 hours in person over an additional 2 years – please see https://yogawithmarit.com/teacher-training/ for more information.

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 NOW TAKING APPLICATIONS FOR OUR  2025 TRAINING (2024 is FULL, waiting list is available).

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 illness, holidays, life events, etc. we can do this with ease by allowing students to log in remotely and join us via zoom, or watch recordings.

If you would like to have a chat about how it all works, please contact us directly – maritakintewe@gmail.com.


    2025Edinburgh January 2025 Course 200 RYT
    HoursSaturday 12.00 – 7.30pm, Sunday. 12.00 – 5.30pm
    Module 1Saturday 25th & 26th January 2025
    Module 2Saturday 22nd & 23rd February
    Module 3Saturday 22nd & 23rd March
    Module 4Saturday 26th & 27th April
    Module 5Saturday 24th & 25th May
    Module 6Saturday 21st & 22nd June
    Module 7Saturday 19th & 20th July
    Module 8Saturday 30th & 31st August
    Module 9Saturday 27th & 28th September
    Module 10Saturday 25th & 26th October
    Module 11Saturday 22nd & 23rd November
    Module 12Saturday 13th & 14th December 2025 


    2024Edinburgh January 2024 Course 200 RYT
    HoursSaturday 12.15 – 7.30pm, Sunday. 12.00 – 5.30pm
    Module 1Saturday 27th & 28th January 2024
    Module 2Saturday 24th & 25th February
    Module 3Saturday 23rd & 24th March
    Module 4Saturday 20th & 21st April
    Module 5Saturday 18th & 19th May
    Module 6Saturday 15th & 16th June
    Module 7Saturday 13th &14th July
    Module 8Saturday 17th & 18th August
    Module 9Saturday 7th & 8th September
    Module 10Saturday 5th & 6th October
    Module 11Saturday 2nd & 3rd November
    Module 12Saturday 7th & 8th December 2024 (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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