"Before I embarked on my teacher training, I had lots of concerns about not being ready. From the outset however, all of the teachers set me at ease and throughout the course gave an incredible level of support and guidance. The balance between their input and the need for me to take responsibility for my own learning and teaching style meant that by the end of the course, I felt confident in my ability to teach. There was so much more to the course than learning to teach yoga though - it was literally life changing for me and I got to spend many weekends with an amazing group of yogis and teachers."

Helen Tang

"I trained with the Banyan Tree School of Yoga in 2016. Very thorough and professional delivery. Very experienced teachers. The knowledge and experience from the course provided me with a platform from which I could go out to teach. When I started the course, I was already an experienced and qualified teacher, but not in yoga. Doing something I was not fluent/confident with was a massive challenge - but I think I am the better for. The course gave me a new perspective on yoga and life acceptance. I currently teach adapted yoga and wellbeing to adults with disabilities and isolated older learners. My learners like the fact that I can explain why I adapt asanas for them - knowledge I gained from the course. Thank you."


"I would highly recommend the teacher training course at yoga hub, all of the teachers are highly knowledgeable and each bring different aspects to the course which is great. Stu and Frank offer lots of support to everyone and always make the time to have a chat and offer guidance and encouragement when it is needed. The continued support which I have had since my training at yoga hub has finished has been really great and I know if I need it then words of advice will always be given. If you are looking to expand your knowledge of yoga or want to go into teaching then this is a really great course to begin your journey. The training I received has given me the confidence to go out and teach what I love and I am really happy that I chose yoga hub to do my 200 hours teacher training,"


"My name Lee Burns and I was a student at the YogaHub for 3 years and loved every moment of it. All the staff are so friendly and the teacher's are amazing. I found my yoga really improving so the next step of my yoga journey was to become a yoga teacher. I was guided through the intense teacher training course by Banyan Tree school of yoga teacher training by Stuart and Frank. The course was great and I learned so much and gained a wealth of experience and knowledge to become a yoga teacher. I also met fellow yogis on the course who I still keep in touch with. I have now been teaching yoga for over 4 years now and would highly recommend Banyan Tree school of yoga to any budding yoga teacher. Thanks so much to all the teachers and guest teachers for helping me through my journey in becoming a Yoga teacher especially Stu and Frank."

Lee Burns

"I trained with Banyan Tree Yoga School three years ago and have taught yoga ever since. Within a few months of starting the course, I already felt confident enough to start teaching myself. The course allowed me to go deeper into my own practice, adapt my teaching for different abilities and develop my own teaching style. It was great to learn from several different teachers who specialised in physiology, pranayama and Kriyas. I have really fond memories of the weekend sessions and felt fully supported both during and after the course."

Roxy Baron

"I participated in the Banyan teacher training course of 2017. The course was excellent. Great teaching material, taught very well in a great location. Banyan delivered much more than I expected. I learned a great deal about yoga and how to prepare and deliver yoga classes. I also learned lots about safety, morality, philosophy and spirituality that transcends religion. I'm now confidently teaching yoga, including a weekly class for older people with body damage (eg sciatica, hip replacement, lumbago). My yoga students are reporting really encouraging results in terms of reduced pain and improved mobility. Throughout the process, I also met some great people, who I think will be lifelong friends. Choosing to do this course is one of the best decisions I've ever made. Mike"

Mike Jones

"I have recently completed my 200hr yoga teacher training at the Yoga Hub with Stu & Frank, amongst other fabulous teachers. The Hub is a warm and welcoming environment where you are made to feel at home from the minute you kick off your shoes and step into the studio or relax in the lounge area. Our group was and is a close collection of people who Stu & Frank brought together to commence our yoga teacher journey. The training was an invaluable journey and experience from start to finish. It encompassed the holistic approach to yoga history, branches, philosophy, anatomy & physiology, practical asana practice and the ethics, morals and values of not only being a yoga teacher but a person. This journey has changed my life in every aspect and opened up a whole new way of life for me. But above all, I met an amazing group of people from all walks of life and through our training became a family. Stu, Frank and the amazing other teachers were supportive, proactive in helping us drive forward when we felt stuck, lost, in a funk. They helped guide us along. The structure and content of the course were in depth and covered all aspects in a way in which was delivered with great humour, support and knowledge. I would recommend anyone go and pop along for a class, or to go and do their training with these guys. Namaste."

Jennifer Bennett


Entering it’s 9th year, our Yoga Alliance accredited Teacher training programme commences Saturday 20th February 2021 at YogaHub Liverpool. The course is a 7 month general yoga course covering all areas of Yoga and includes a Hot Yoga module as an added extra.


The 9th 200 Hour Yoga Teacher training (Yoga Alliance accredited) course commences on Saturday 20th February 2021 until October 2021 with a 6 week break from mid July to early September. Running from 9:30am until 5:30/6pm on Saturday and Sundays on most alternate weekends for seven months. There is no training on Bank Holiday weekends and a 6 week break from mid July until September.


Feb 20,21

March 6, 7, 20, 21

April 3, 4, 17, 18

May 8, 9, 22, 23

June 5, 6, 19, 20

July 3, 4, 17, 18

August no sessions

Sept 4, 5. 18, 19




The venue is Yoga Hub Liverpool, 21 Old Hall Street, Liverpool L3 9BS. Our venue offers teacher trainers the opportunity to practice teaching in a purpose built yoga studio. We are the only Registered Yoga Teacher Training School in Liverpool.


Who are the teachers?

Our teaching team consists of six highly experienced teacher trainers, each bringing their own unique strengths to the teaching team, to ensure your journey is as rewarding as possible.

Frank Perry has been teaching various styles of yoga from Ashtanga to Yin and remedial forms of yoga since qualifying with David Swenson in 2003.


Stuart Alexander founder of Yoganation and Yoga Hub Liverpool, began teaching karate 25 years ago before discovering yoga in 2005. He later qualified with Yoga Alliance in 2010 and opened Liverpools first Hot Yoga studio. He teaches hot and non hot yoga at Yoga Hub Liverpool which he founded in 2013.


Niamh Kavanagh a teacher of yoga and meditation for over 20 years with influences from Tantra, Breath work & Buddhism as well as contemporary teachings. Niamh is now teacher of Hridaya Yoga & Meditation.


Mike Cragg of Harmony Holistics have been teaching Yoga for over 30 years and holds the British Wheel of Yoga Teachers’ Diploma. Mike has taught several Foundation Courses for the BWY and is now a Yoga teacher trainer and assessor for the Yoga Alliance.


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The Yoga Alliance accredited (200 hour) teacher training diploma takes place over 13 weekends. The training is broken down into contact hours, practice hours and home study hours. Spreading the course over 7 months will give you plenty of time to study, complete assignments and gain all the required skills and knowledge to become a confident teacher without having to commit to taking a month or more away from family, work and other commitments. Most importantly though it allows you to digest the information and see it being used as you continue your own practice.


Why Choose Banyan Tree School of Yoga?

  • Our teaching team have close to 100 years of teaching experience to share with you.
  • The majority of our students begin teaching regular classes before even completing the course.
  • Our purpose built yoga studio is an ideal environment for yoga teacher training.
  • We pride ourselves on supporting you from the moment you begin your journey to long after you have qualified.



The course aim is to train and empower dedicated yoga practitioners with the necessary tools to teach with confidence, enthusiasm and safety whether it be hot yoga, children, adults or a different sector altogether. We believe in providing a nurturing and encouraging environment for students to develop their depth of knowledge and skill as confident yoga teachers. Our trainers come from a variety of yoga and holistic training backgrounds and provide a non dogmatic approach to teaching, encouraging you to become the type of teacher you want to be.


What is special about a Hot Yoga Teacher Training Programme………..?

Think of it as if you are enrolling in a general yoga teacher training with an extra module. The Hot Yoga module will give you the confidence to start teaching in a hot studio as soon as you complete the course should you wish to. The Hot Yoga module will offer information on safety, sequencing and other aspects associated with teaching in a hot environment. With hot studios continuing to be popular, the additional knowledge will place yourself in a good position to secure yourself that teaching position, whether you wish to teach hot yoga or not.



The course is broken down into modules. The main modules include:-

  • Applied Anatomy & Physiology
  • Yoga/Hot Yoga sequencing and application
  • Asana Practice (how to teach the poses and an understanding of the benefits of each posture).
  • Pranayama and other breath work study (including the physiological benefits)
  • Making safe adjustments and understanding alignment
  • Finding your place as a teacher
  • Yoga History & Philosophy
  • The 8 Limbs of Yoga
  • The Subtle Body (including the chakric system)
  • Meditation Techniques & Visualisation
  • Voice Coaching & Presentation skills
  • Class Ethics, Legislation and The Business Aspects of Yoga
  • Ashtanga, Sivananda, Yin, Kundolini, Candlelight, Hot Yoga, Laughter and fun yoga are just some of the styles practised
  • First aid / CPR (Cardio Pulmonary Response) Training (optional)


Although a large majority of the course is practical there will also be coursework, multiple choice tests and home study. The course places a large emphasis on teaching you the skills to actually teach yoga, as well as developing your own practice through understanding the individual postures. Through learning how to teach the postures your personal practice also benefits.


Candidate Prerequisites

  • A minimum of 1-2 years regular practice (essential)
  • A genuine interest in developing a greater appreciation of the many aspects of yoga beyond the practice of postures and hot yoga.


Certification & Eligibility

At the end of the course, successful graduates will receive:-

  • Yoga Alliance RYS 200 hour Accreditation (allows you to teach worldwide)
  • Banyan Tree School of Yoga Teaching Diploma Certificate in Yoga and Hot Yoga


Course Investment

Course Fees if paid in instalments = £2100 Payment plans available.

If the full balance is paid prior to 19th January 2021 the cost is £1950.00 (saving £150)

We accept a maximum of 22 students to ensure our yoga teacher training courses remain intimate and standards high. A minimum attendance of 80% is required.

Please contact Stu via phone 07904639599 or email info@yogahubliverpool.co.uk if you wish to find out more or would like to apply.

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