Yoga Teacher Training Glasgow

Yoga Jo’s 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training: Milngavie, Glasgow

Yoga Teacher Training Scotland

Are you ready to invest in yourself and become a certified yoga teacher?

Want to transform your life and the lives of others?

 If so, you have come to the right place.


Choosing a Yoga Teacher Training Programme can be daunting, which one to choose from the many out there?  Some recommendations:

Don’t just be influenced by a training school telling you they are ‘the best training out there’  this is not a guide.  We can all say we are the best at something, the reality is such claims are misleading as there is no such thing as evaluation of trainings in the yoga world other than meeting the criteria to register a training.  Being able to register a training does show that the person leading the training has a certain level of experience and that they have designed an adequate syllabus, which is obviously an important consideration, unfortunately it does not monitor the standard of the training.  

Do be influenced by testimonials from past students, it is obviously helpful hearing what other people’s experience of the training was and will give you an idea of the quality of the training.  

Without a doubt your biggest influence should be direct experience with the lead trainer, you will be spending a lot of time with them and you should like their teaching style and their energy.  As such, when deciding where to take your training, don’t just go for the easiest option, take the time to go and meet the lead trainers of all the courses you are thinking about, look at the experience and training of the lead trainer, do a class with them and have a chat with them about the course, this way you will get a feel for what is the right fit for you.  

We strongly advise you not to undertake a teacher training with someone you have not met, and, that your foundational training should be done in person and not online.  It is simply not possible to become a skilled yoga teacher in an online training.

Our Yoga Alliance Professionals 200 hour Yoga Teacher Training  is a rigorous in depth exploration of yourself and how to be a great yoga teacher. Watch the videos below to find out what some of our graduates have to say about our training and to find out how to start your journey to becoming a teacher with us.

Our mission – You will graduate as a confident, passionate and dedicated yoga practitioner. You will have the skills to teach yoga in an ethical, professional and inspirational manner. You will be an asset to the community in which you teach.

Why train with us?

When you train with us, you are making an investment in yourself and the education we provide will serve you for a lifetime.

  • ​Internationally-recognized certification (Yoga Alliance Professionals)
  • Highly experienced teaching team
  • Beautiful, dedicated studio
  • The support of a post-graduate programme of CPD trainings with highly qualified teachers from all over the world
  • The opportunity to go on and do our advanced 300 hour training

Jo the lead trainer is a very highly qualified and experienced yoga teacher, Yoga Therapist, studio owner and practitioner who has a wealth of experience of running classes, workshops and trainings for over 16 years. Experience she can’t wait to pass on to you.

We are now taking applications for the 2024 course.

Please read the information below and watch our short videos if you havent already for all information. Our application process involves you coming to do a class and meet Jo our lead trainer. 

Read on for all course details.


“Simply one of the best things I’ve ever done”.
Daniel (2016)

This experience has been, simply, the greatest gift I’ve ever received. Your strong community at YJ’s and the passion that yourself and all your teaching assistants have for this practice and sharing this practice with others just radiates in every aspect of this course. My honest feedback to you is that this course is a life-changing and deeply spiritual process and I have loved every single second of being with you and our group and learning, breathing, and growing

Courtney (2021)

“Jo is a skilled teacher who builds your confidence in yourself as a practitioner and as a teacher. Her passion for yoga is infectious and inspiring”
Sarah (2015)

What a wonderful and educational year it has been. It has been such a gift to be able to do the teacher training with YogaJo’s. I have learned so much more than I thought I would, both for my own personal practice and opening up a world of teaching and bringing yoga to others. The support, encouragement and guidance from Jo and the other teachers assisting on the course has been first rate. There has been a great balance of practice, learning about anatomy, hands on adjustments and theory. It is a very special place to learn with a very strong community. I feel extremely lucky to have completed my teacher training there and I am really looking forward to attending the postgraduate courses and retreats and carry on learning. The thing that surprised me the most was how much fun it has been. Over the years I have been to many yoga workshops and courses, but I have never laughed so much or felt as happy as attending each module.
Sarah (2017)

“I had high expectations for this course and it has surpassed them all! Each module provides a deeper understanding of all aspects of yoga from asana to the spiritual and everything inbetween. Jo is a wonderful teacher who’s passion and commitment to yoga is transmitted through her teaching. This course provides a wealth of knowledge about yoga and ultimately the teaching of it’s practice”

Emily (2015)

“An amazing learning experience with a knowledgeable, experienced and compassionate teacher, as well as varied and interesting external teachers. A very high standard of instruction was delivered and I graduate feeling very prepared for the teaching journey that is just beginning. I know Jo and YogaJo’s will be there to continue to support me as well which is extremely reassuring. So pleased I chose this training!”
Janine (2017)

“I thought this was a very well structured, well resourced and expertly taught course. It covered lots of elements that I didn’t even know I wanted to learn! This is a course that I would highly recommend to anyone who was wanting to pursue their YTT and I’m very thankful that the universe guided me towards it.”
Emma (2018)

Taking part in this course has been truly life changing for me, it’s one of the best things I’ve ever done for myself. I’ve learned so much and have been able to really deep dive into what Yoga is, from every aspect, and that was really my aim from the beginning. At these final stages, I realise that my yoga journey is really just beginning and that it is a life- long process. This course, the studio, the expert teaching is a real treasure and any- one who has the opportunity to take part is incredibly lucky to do so in such a supportive environment. I have made friends for life and feel part of a really lovely supportive community, not only with my fellow TTs but the wider YJ’s community.Thank you so much.

Sarah (2022)

Course Information

Our teacher training course has met the requirements set by Yoga Alliance Professionals. Our graduates are trained to the highest standard.  The course will cover all aspects of yoga including asana, anatomy and philosophy and will be completed over the course of one year at monthly workshops under the tutelage of experienced yoga teacher trainer Jo Lockhart and special guest yoga teachers.

Our mission – You will graduate as a confident, passionate and dedicated yoga practitioner. You will have the skills to teach yoga in an ethical, professional and inspirational manner. You will be an asset to the community in which you teach.

Qualification – On graduation you will be a fully qualified 200 Hour Hatha Raja Yoga Teacher. Hatha being yoga of the body and Raja yoga of the mind. You will be able to register as a teacher with Yoga Alliance Professionals in the UK. As a graduate of a registered training school you will be able to teach world-wide. In addition, you will be able to get insurance as a qualified teacher.

Things to think about – Whether or not you are hoping to teach yoga, undertaking yoga teacher training can be a hugely rewarding, positive and often life changing experience; what you will learn should have a profound impact on the rest of your life.

Yoga is growing throughout the world and good yoga teachers are in demand. That said, the course is not something to be undertaken lightly:

  • you will undertake regular asana classes which must be recorded between modules,
  • the course-based asana practice will be quite intense, aimed at bringing your practice up to the level required of a teacher. (This doesn’t mean being able to do fancy yoga postures; it means having a regular, dedicated personal practice which incorporates all aspects of yoga.)
  • you will be required to complete about 8- 10 hours of homework a month for each module.

As well as hatha yoga in general we will also look at specific styles of yoga including; yin yoga, restorative yoga, seasonal yoga, flow yoga, trauma sensitive yoga, yoga for anxiety, yoga for back pain, chair yoga.

The entry requirements – We recommend you have a minimum of 2 years asana practice and a reasonable level of fitness to be able to undertake the yoga teacher training course. You don’t have to have an astanga practice as you can develop this over the course of the year. If you are not sure whether you meet this criteria please contact Jo to discuss. 

Syllabus – the syllabus covers extensive practise and study of yoga including;

Asanas, pranayamas,kriyas, vayus, bandhas, chakras, koshas, mudras, meditation techniques, yoga philosophy, anatomy and physiology, yoganatomy, observation and adjusting techniques, mantra and chanting, ethics for yoga teachers, how to market yourself as a yoga teacher, how to run a successful yoga business, yoga nidra, trauma informed yoga and specialised yoga as mentioned above.

 Assessment will take place through assignments handed out at each module, all of which must be passed in order for you to be certified. You will be supported throughout the course with assessments.  The final assessment will be to deliver a class to the lead trainer. The point of this assessment is to give you detailed feedback on your teaching which will help you to progress as a teacher.

Please click here to view our terms and conditions  – YogaJo’s TT Terms & Conditions

When – The course consists of 12 modules throughout the year.  Some of the modules are Friday evenings and Saturday only and some are Friday evening, Saturday and Sunday.

Friday evenings – 6:00pm to 9:30 pm

Saturdays and Sundays – 9:30am – 6:00 pm. Sometimes we may begin earlier.

A vegetarian Lunch will be provided on Saturdays and Sundays.

The Dates for 23/24 course are as follows (please note these may be subject to change athough that is unlikely):


Module 1- May 17, 18

Module 2 – June 14, 15

Module 3 – July 12, 13

Module 4 – August 16, 17, 18 

Module 5 – September  13, 14

Module 6 – October 25, 26

Module 7 – November 15, 16, 17

Module 8 – December 14, 15


Module 9 – January 17, 18

Module 10 – February 14, 15, 16

Module 11 – March 21, 22, 23

Module 12 – April 25, 26, 27

The cost – The course fee is £2,700. A £950 deposit is due on the confirmation of your place on the course. Please note that the deposit is non-refundable should you decide to drop out of the course at any stage. The balance can be paid in advance of the first module. Alternatively, the balance can be paid in 10 payments of £175, payable every module for the first 10 modules.

The Faculty:

Lead trainer – Jo Lockhart :

Jo’s passion for yoga runs deep. Rooted in the depth of transformation practising yoga brought to her own life, it’s a passion she has dedicated her life to sharing. She has been a committed astanga yoga practitioner since 2007 but continues to explore yoga and mindfulness from its many perspectives based on how she feels on a daily basis.  Jo’s son has profound special needs and the physical and emotional benefits of yogic practices enable her to cope with the stresses and challenges she faces on a daily basis. 

She is a registered Yoga Alliance Professionals Senior Teacher and experienced teacher with over 12,000 hours of teaching and over 1200 hours worth of training, training in India and all over the world with some of the worlds top yoga teachers. She is an experienced 200 hour and 300 hour Teacher Trainer and has trained over 145 yoga teachers.  She is also a 580 hour Minded Institute Yoga Therapist and runs her yoga therapy practice from her studio. The Minded Institute led by Heather Mason in London are world leaders in Yoga Therapy, particularly in relation to mental health and Jo has studied the neuroscience and physiology of yoga and its application as a therapeutic intervention in mental health and physical disease in some depth.  She applies what she has studied to her work with a wide range of clients in her yoga therapy practice specialising in particular in Depression Anxiety, PTSD and physical rehabilitation. 

As well as her training with Heather Mason,  Jo’s has trained extensively with David Keil, a world renowned and gifted astanga and yoganatomy teacher. Jo’s own teaching style is heavily influenced by what she has learned from David. She has continued her anatomy training by completing a 9 month myofascial, anatomy and movement course for yoga teachers with Gary Carter in 2016 as well as her anatomy training as part of her studies as a yoga therapist. She has also completed many trainings with Jyoti Manuel of Special Yoga and has been working with special needs children and adults using yoga as a therapeutic intervention for many years as well as lecturing for Special Yoga Teacher Training. She is also a qualified meditation teacher and children’s yoga teacher and a Yoga4Health practitioner. Yoga4health, pioneered by Heather Mason is an organisation dedicated to bringing yoga into the NHS. She is filled with deep gratitude to all of her teachers whose teachings she has been both informed and inspired by.

As well as being a mum to her two children, Jo leads a busy life, running her dedicated Yoga studio, YogaJo’s in Milngavie on the outskirts of Glasgow where she teaches astanga, hatha, flow yoga, mindfulness and meditation as well as yoga for special needs children. Her Yoga Teacher Training school is the result of her commitment to turning out the best most committed yoga teachers she can, who like her, she hopes will go on to share the many benefits of yoga in an accessible way with as many people as possible. 

Christopher Paris – Yoga Philosopy:

Chris became interested in yoga as a boy in the 1970’s. Later he found an attraction to Indian culture and philosophy and was attracted to the Hare Krishna movement. He began living by the precepts of Bhakti Yoga and eventually took Diksha (initiation) from his spiritual master Vijaya Maharaja Goswami in 1984.

Chris continued to study yoga philosophy and practices, coming into contact with many different schools of thought. After many different occupations, Chris trained with the Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Centre in London and undertook their yoga teacher training course.

Chris began teaching formally in London in 2002 and was soon teaching six days and eight to ten classes a week. In 2003 Chris was looking for a teacher in London, who he could continue asana study from, and was introduced to Hamish Hendry at Astanga Yoga London by Joey Miles. Chris was impressed with the level of asana practice, and attended early morning classes daily with Hamish.

In 2004 Chris lived in Mysore and studied with Patthabi Jois. Chris left London in 2008 to return to the Newark in Nottinghamshire, and now teaches morning Mysore style Ashtanga yoga five mornings a week, as well as two formal led classes each week.

He returns to India annually to continue developing his own practice. In 2016 he was authorized by Sharath Jois in Mysore to teach the astanga method.

Teaching Assistants

Jo is ably assisted on the training by some of the YogaJo’s Teachers.    They have all been through the course and trained extensively with Jo as well with many other world class teachers on the post-graduate CPD programme.  They live and breathe yoga.  They provide extra help, support and their own expertise for all particpants when needed.

To find out more details about the course or register your interest please email Jo at

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