WHY TEACHER TRAINING?
CYS is a Yoga Alliance® accredited Registered Yoga School (RYS®) offering a 200-hour course allowing graduate teachers to teach worldwide with their Certificate CYS/Yoga Alliance®. www.yogalliance.org ID No: 11350 www.cysyogateachertraining.com
The September 2018 course is now fully booked and we’ve opened a waiting list. Applications will be invited for the September 2019 intake of students in due course. For more information and to apply, take a look:
We’re ridiculously privileged at CYS Yoga Teacher Training to provide the foundation for many very successful yoga teachers and here’s what some of them have to say about the course:
Studying yoga teacher training at CYS Glasgow was such a wonderful, transformational experience. You learn so much more about every aspect of yoga along with some brilliant tools for teaching that you can look back on anytime you like. All from wonderful, experienced trainers who are incredibly supportive and truly want to see you become a fantastic yoga teacher! So many amazing workshops, books to read, people to meet along the way and I couldn’t recommend it enough! I’m so glad I chose CYS Glasgow to do my teacher training with as it truly has been a wonderful year.
Becca, CYS Glasgow 2018
A full on year that has flown by and well exceeded my expectations. I started with the desire to deepen my own practice and have left with so much more. Full and varied programme touching all aspects of yoga led by an eclectic team of professional , enthusiastic and hard working teachers who equip you with a solid grounding to enter the world as a yoga teacher and along the way give you the space to foster a true community spirit within the group. It has as challenged and questioned me on many levels and even for that reason alone it’s a great thing to do.
Joan, CYS Glasgow 2018
The CYS teacher training at Merchant City Yoga is a wonderful course, and one that is quite transformational. I deepened my knowledge of my existing practices and discovered so many new ones. I learned so much about the many fascinating facets of yoga and most of all learned a great deal about myself. The course is practical, rigorous and challenging, but most valuable is the wonderful support of all the teachers who bring their own experience of both practising and teaching yoga for many years.
Ema, CYS Glasgow 2018
It’s not an easy task to sum up my teacher training experience at MCY, I came into it with the aim to deepen my own practice and understanding of yoga, and didn’t really plan to teach. The course has given me so much more than that and has been a life changing experience for me. It was very comprehensive, challenging, interesting, fun and sometimes deeply emotional. I will miss my monthly trips to Glasgow to join Judi and her team of very experienced teachers, I will also miss the wonderful group of students and friends that I spent the year training with. I am now on my very new journey of teaching, as it’s just too good not to share and if yoga is something you are passionate about, I say just do it, you definitely won’t regret it!
Sue, CYS Glasgow 2018
It is very challenging to summarise in few words what this course has meant to me. It has deepened my own practice and my understanding of what yoga is about at such level that I will repeat the words I was given by one of the graduates of the previous year when I asked her if it was worth doing: ‘It is the best thing I have ever done in my life’.
Patricia, CYS Glasgow 2017
The teacher training at MCY is a very comprehensive, resourceful and empowering program that I completely loved. It was a steep learning curve for me and I deeply enjoyed every minute of it. Every module increased my love for yoga and I felt naturally motivated to push myself forward; I started with hesitation about the possibilities to become a yoga teacher but I have to say that only a couple of months after completion I am now a more confident individual that is eager and able to teach and share the yoga wonders (or the beginnings of it) with others.
I am very grateful for having achieved my first 200 hours of teacher training with Judi, June and their professional and caring team. I wish I could start it all over again, there is so much to learn!
Ivonne, CYS Glasgow 2017
Doing the CYS teacher training programme was a wonderfully rewarding experience. It deepened my practice, widened my knowledge of what yoga is and gave me tools to begin my teaching. Teaching yoga is daunting but I feel more confident and I know where to begin at least. I felt very grateful to be able to spend sustained time exploring something I love and is so beneficial to me with a group of dedicated, marvellous teachers, who show by example, have years of experience and are kind, soft, supportive and thorough. If anything, I feel even more love for yoga! Judi attracted such a diverse, funny, great group of students, my yoga family has expanded and I gained many friends I can draw on for support. I would do it all over again and, of course, you can see me practicing at MCY!
Laura, CYS Glasgow 2017
During the CYS teacher training year I learnt so much about my own practice – both on and off the mat – which has developed my passion for yoga and inspired me to start teaching others. I would recommend the course to anyone who is considering it. You’ll get the chance to learn from fantastic teachers; both the course leaders and guest teachers on different types of asana, meditation, yoga philosophy and more. It provides a great basis for starting your yoga teaching journey.
Lucy, CYS Glasgow 2017
I would highly recommend the course for any budding teachers or anyone who wants to deepen their own practice. I really looked forward to each weekend for my time to practice and learn. It is way more challenging than I anticipated (in a good way). The teachers are fully supportive and nurturing and deliver it in a really accessible way. It’s a brilliant investment in life.
Julia, CYS Glasgow 2017
When I started the course I thought it would be quite a while before I felt confident enough to teach (and thought I would need to do some supplementary courses during that time). But the course is so comprehensive that I’ve been able to complete the course and start teaching (and getting paid!) straight away. I’ve done many courses in my time and it’s the first one that has been so practical. I’ve also got to say the teachers are world class!!
On a personal note it has changed the way I think about yoga and my own practice and has deepened the experience for me. If you’re wondering if now is the time to do the course, just do it. You really won’t regret it. It is hard work, but so worth it.
Gloria, CYS Glasgow 2017
I can honestly say doing the CYS teacher training has totally changed me and my life – all for the better! It gave me my confidence back and it was such an achievement for me to gain my qualification. It was a challenge and there were a few times I didn’t think I would see it through but not a day goes by when I don’t feel so lucky and privileged to have gone through this experience – and I’m still learning so much! felt so well trained with everything that I’d learned on the course I felt competent enough to call myself a teacher and be able to share my experiences with others.
Vicky, CYS Glasgow 2016
Hello Judi! Hope all is well! Yesterday was quite a day and I wanted to thank you for being one of the key enablers that got me there. I finally taught my first paid yoga outreach class – a group of supported learning kids at Ayrshire College, mainly Autistic and Aspergers. One lovely thing was that the assistants said they had NEVER seen the kids as calm as peaceful and quiet as during and after relaxation. So, huge thank you for kicking me into some semblance of a Yoga teacher…
Carlo, CYS Glasgow 2016
I was one of the least experienced yogis on the course and I just loved every minute of it! I have gained not only in my physical wellbeing but also spiritually too. Thank you Judi and the CYS team for encouraging me – and not letting me put it off “until I was better at yoga”. Now I know why you encouraged me! Without your support I would not be teaching – I teach a men’s group, a staff class at a health centre and am just about to start my very own Yogability class…
Jane, CYS Glasgow 2016
I’m now taking three classes a week and doing a couple of 1:1 sessions in clients homes as well – I’m actually living the dream! The classes are just in church halls in the local community but I’ve met some amazing people, quite a few I now call friends and the classes are really taking off.
Vicky, CYS Glasgow 2016
The CYS Teacher Training course improved every aspect of my yoga practice – deepening my understanding of yoga as a ‘whole life’ discipline, and inviting reflection on what that means for me as a student and teacher. The whole CYS team are fabulous, offering guidance and support to students during and after the course. If you’re thinking about taking Yoga Teacher Training, you truly couldn’t wish for a better route to realising your ambition.
Claire, CYS Glasgow 2016
If you are considering doing your yoga teacher training, I strongly recommend you join CYS Glasgow at MCY. I have to be honest, I could not have picked a better place and teachers! The course runs over a year, and you will be taught by lots of inspirational teachers/ anatomists/ physiologists… The course provides you with all the foundations you need to take on the world of teaching. I can also assure you you will finish the course feeling accomplished and as ready as you can be. The best part? You will be part of an incredible family that will go through the ups and downs, the homework, the pose struggle (you name it) with you. You will absolutely love every second and when it’s over…you’ll miss it greatly. That’s how amazing it is. Whether you would like to become a yoga teacher or just improve your practice, you will definitely not regret it!
Ana, CYS Glasgow 2016
This is an amazing course delivered with love by fantastic teachers.
Archie, CYS Glasgow 2016
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YOGA MAY BE YOUR PASSION. IT ALSO MAY BE SOMETHING THAT HAS BECOME A PART OF YOUR LIFE. IT WILL HAVE MADE YOU FEEL BETTER, BROUGHT JOY TO YOUR LIFE AND OF COURSE YOU’LL RADIATE FROM THE PEACEFUL ENERGY THAT OMITS FROM YOUR BEING. HOWEVER, IF LIKE SOME OF US, YOU HAVEN’T UTTERED AN OM, REALLY LOVE HAVING YOUR ME TIME WHEN PRACTICING AND JUST PLAIN WANT TO DIVE FURTHER INTO THE YOGA WORLD, SHARING YOUR KNOWLEDGE AND ALWAYS LEARNING. THEN THIS IS FOR YOU. PAST STUDENTS FALL IN LOVE WITH YOGA EVEN MORE. HOW IS THAT POSSIBLE WE HEAR YOU CRY? IT SURE IS.