200hr Yoga Teacher Training

Rooted in the Buddhist tradition, and includes the practice of Zen yoga.
Designed around you and your path as an individual – helping you find your truth, and empowering you to express that through your teaching.

Yoga Teacher Training

Become a Yoga Teacher

Do you want to join a community of over 300 Zenways yoga teachers who are sharing these benefits with others across the world?

Do you want to find and learn to express your authentic yoga passion?

Do you want to find your Zen way of becoming a yoga teacher?

Do you want to embark on the path of teaching yoga that is truly an endless journey of discovery in yourself and your students?

Are you looking for a yoga training path that is rooted in the Buddhist tradition, and includes the practice of Zen yoga?

If you answered yes to any of these questions, then Zenways yoga teacher training is for you. Zenways is a UK-based organisation that promotes and encourages activities and practices that enhance human wellbeing, balance and awakening in the modern world. The unique Zenways 200-hour Yoga Teacher Training course is accredited by the Yoga Alliance and has been running for 15+ years.

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Find Your Zen Way of Becoming a Yoga Teacher

The Zenways yoga teacher training is designed to take you deeper into your practice and intention to become a teacher. In addition to covering the widely taught Vedic/Indian yoga history, philosophy and practices, the Zenways course uniquely includes the practice of Zen yoga, derived from the Zen Buddhist tradition, with its heritage rooted in central and east Asia, including India, Tibet, China and Japan.

Fundamentally, Zen is about uncovering your authentic, true self. So, rather than using a cookie-cutter “teaching formula”, our training centres on helping you find your truth and empowering you to express that through your teaching – since we know every teacher is individual and unique!

Rather than just teaching you “our” way and “our” sequences, scripts and postures, we orient ourselves around your path as an individual. You will leave the training with a complete foundation and toolkit, ready to take your teaching out into your community.

We focus on giving you the principles and techniques to equip you for a lifetime of exploring, developing and evolving, and refining how to teach your yoga passion.

Find your truth, teach your truth, embody your Zen Way.

“The course was even better than I expected – more in-depth, and I feel much more confident than I thought could be possible in the time-frame.”

Donna Booth, Yoga Teacher Training Student
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Our Approach

Most yoga schools are based in Hindu or Vedic philosophy – our training covers these teachings, but is uniquely based in the Yogacara (literally “yoga practice”) philosophy of Mahayana Buddhism, which is one of the cornerstones of Zen. Yogacara emphasises the exploration of our true nature through meditative and yogic practices, and describes a detailed Buddhist psychological view of the mind and our senses.

However, you don’t need to be Buddhist, want to be Buddhist, or have ever studied Buddhism to come on our course. Our primary goal is to offer you a variety of approaches and philosophies and encourage you to find your own passion, and then learn how to teach from there.

You’ll learn:

  • A comprehensive “toolkit” that allows you to find your true expression and develop as a teacher for the rest of your life.
  • How to teach yoga in a range of paces and styles, with correct alignment and mindfulness.
  • How to Integrate philosophy, wisdom and mindfulness into your yoga practice and teaching.
  • How to adjust your students with awareness and sensitivity.
  • A deep understanding the physical and energetic anatomy of yoga.
  • The history and philosophy of yoga from across the central and east asian world.
  • How to set up your own yoga business and find work as a teacher.

Find your truth, teach your truth, embody your Zen Way.

Zenways Accredited by the Yoga Alliance

Accredited by the world-wide standards body Yoga Alliance(.org). Graduates are also eligible to join CIMSPA’s Exercise and Fitness Directory.

Join Us and Learn More About our Yoga Teacher Training
Come to a FREE Online Introductory Session

Attend a live, interactive introductory session to hear more about our yoga teacher training course and get all your questions answered. Numbers are limited to keep the group sizes small. Book your spot now to reserve your place.

Join a growing family of more than 300 Zenways teachers who have trained with us.

Find your truth, teach your truth, embody your Zen Way.

Course Formats

We offer our training in two formats, which we like to compare to the ”sudden path” and “gradual path” of Buddhist awakening:

Sudden path: a Two-week, Total-Immersion Course.
You will experience a deep, transformational journey through this retreat-style format. Recent studies have shown that, for many people, an intensive training period is the most efficient way to learn. You’ll be completely immersed in learning, practising and teaching yoga every day for two weeks, surrounded by others on the same path and in a beautiful and nurturing location. Plus the teacher will be right there for you. In this time, not only will you acquire the skills for your future career, but you’ll probably find you’re going through a supercharged personal growth process.

Gradual path:
The gradual path is ideally suited to those who can’t take two weeks off in one go.
It is taught in-person over seven weekends interspersed with monthly online sessions. This format better suits a student that would prefer to spread out their learning, allowing for a slower and more gradual digestion and integration of the material. Trainees will be able to take their learnings home to practise and experiment with them in between training weekends, and the additional online sessions provide opportunities to address questions or issues that arise throughout the course.

Whichever path you take, you will leave excited and feeling ready to teach.

Tuition Fee £2250
Early bird price £1940 (for bookings made more than 3 months in advance).
Booking deposit £300
Payment in instalments welcome

These costs include all training, mentoring, supervision, assessment and certification as well as being part of our teachers forum. The cost does not include accommodation on our residential courses.

Find your truth, teach your truth, embody your Zen Way.


You’ll need at least two years of regular yoga class experience (or equivalent) before doing our yoga teacher training.
“Equivalent” may include other movement forms or other practices that are based in a similar philosophy.


Zenways is accredited by the world-wide standards body Yoga Alliance (.org). 

You can be assured that with our qualification you can get insurance, international and UK recognition and after qualification you can put the letters RYT200 after your name (Registered Yoga Teacher 200hr). Zenways teachers are active in health clubs, gyms and many other situations across the country as well as elsewhere in Europe, Asia, and America.

Graduates are also eligible to join CIMSPA’s Exercise and Fitness Directory.

Speak with a recently qualified student or with one of our experienced course mentors to explore our Yoga Teacher Training Path and becoming a teacher.

We’d love to welcome you into our growing community of 300+ teachers and support you on your ongoing journey.

“Inspirational teacher, Daizan really showed his love, passion and knowledge in a lovely accessible way.”

Yoga teacher training student

Course Tutors



Founder, Teacher Trainer

Samantha Warrington

Samantha Warrington

Yoga Teacher Trainer

Mark Westmoquette

Mark Westmoquette

Yoga Teacher Trainer