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 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 Strachan 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 has been a part of the team since 2000, and 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. 

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 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.

Information Events – Meet the Team

We hold some open days in advance of the training so you can meet us, perhaps see the studio, see the training materials, try a flow, etc.

In studio (Gathering Essence)

  • 29th October 23 – 9.30 – 11.30/12.00pm class then course overview and chat.
  • 26th Nov 23 – 9.30 – 11.30/12.00pm class then course overview and chat.

Please get in touch to book on.

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)


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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