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

Gym Yoga Instructor Program

Gym Yoga Instructor Program

Gym Yoga Instructor Program

Gym Yoga Instruction - to apply click here


Instruction hours per week: 3

Duration: Maximum allowed access 26 weeks

CEU Credit: 24 Crosssfit, 3 NESTA, 7 NCSF. To earn CEU Credits, both the KA203 course and KA203A assessment unit must be completed (neither carry credit alone).

Course Author: Julie Hanson, ERYT-500 and Lon Kilgore PhD

Presented by: Julie Hanson and Lon Kilgore

Methods of instruction: Online, lecture, reading, formative activities and home/gym based activities


This course is designed to provide learners with the essentials of teaching yoga within a traditional gym or fitness center, either as an ancillary training methodology to be combined into workouts or as a stand-alone methodology for lower intensity or recovery days. Yoga’s effects on range of motion, local muscular endurance, and health are well documented. In this course Yoga has been dissected down into a strictly physical presentation, specifically relevant to the fitness professions. The course imbues the student with an understanding of yoga, its scientific basis, and its uses in gym environments. This practical course demonstrates how to perform twenty eight essential postures (and several other starting and transition postures) and introduces basic yoga teaching and programming skills.

Created with working fitness professionals in mind, this distance learning unit (available only online) enables anyone with occupational or geographic limitations to face-to-face learning to attend.

Students are provided a maximum of 26 weeks of access in order to complete the course (which can be completed in 12-16 weeks comfortably).

The overall objective of this course is to establish a functional understanding of the use of yoga in commercial gym environments. Specifically those outcomes are:

  • Understand the evolution of yoga, the science pertaining to yoga, and the broad effects of yoga training on the basic elements of fitness; strength, endurance and mobility.
  • Create a practical knowledge and ability to prepare a trainee to participate in yoga training.
  • Acquire the knowledge of how yoga exercises are performed and an ability to demonstrate proper technique.
  • Develop a basic ability to program yoga for achieving fitness goals.
  • Understand how various factors, personal and environmental, affecting yoga training.


  • Untangling History from Mythos
  • Scientific Roots of Yoga Practice
  • Yoga, Mobility and Endurance
  • Personal and Organizational Preparations for Yoga Training
  • The Elements of a Yoga Training Session
  • Professional Ethics
  • Yoga Postures for the Gym


This unit is assessed through online testing. In the open access course there are numerous self-assessments in the form of auto-graded quizzes, personal reflections, and practice activities. These assessments are developmental and provided at no cost, they do not satisfy the assessment requirements for award of CEU credit or certificate award.

To receive CEU credit for this course, you must register and enrol in KA203A. In that assessment package, there is one written test that assesses the mastery of materials presented relative to common yoga teaching practice. The course test is worth twenty percent (20%) of the possible course weighting (100%). There is one posture identification test worth twenty percent (20%) of the possible course weighting.

IMPORTANT to note is that there are two video assessments of the student's ability to perform posture triplets and one video assessment of their proficiency in teaching posture triplets. (triplets are 3 postures that are put together to form a specific area flow ) These are objectively evaluated by trained yoga and fitness professionals. Each video assessment is worth twenty percent (20%) of the possible course weighting (100%). Each of the five formal assessments must be passed with a minimum mark of 70% for the course to count towards CEU credit or certificate award.

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