Level 4 Yoga Teacher Training

18 Feb 2018

Welcome to your Level 4 Freestyle Yoga Teacher Training Diploma

This qualification is designed for people who love yoga and want to learn how to teach a physical multi level practice, learning about traditional yoga, while keeping their heads and feet firmly in the here and now.

We create a foundation by understanding the principles of traditional yoga and then build upon the physical practice with the very latest understanding of how the body works and how everyone can improve their practice in your sessions.

Freestyle Yoga is trademarked for the use of Level 4 Freestyle Yoga teachers only.
Full use of title and logo is allowed by all graduating with their level 3 diploma.

Please read the following very carefully and refer to your manual throughout your study

Qualification Overview

The Focus Awards Level 4 Diploma in Teaching Yoga (RQF) is aimed at experienced yoga practitioners and those learners working in the fitness industry and want add teaching yoga to their portfolio of qualifications.

The Focus Awards level 4 Diploma in Teaching Yoga (RQF) will provide learners with the skills, knowledge and experience necessary to become competent and professional teachers of Yoga.

Unit Title Unit Ref Level Credit GLH
Mandatory units
Teaching Yoga as a Profession. A/507/4567 4  



Planning and Delivering Yoga Classes F/507/4487 4  






Understanding and applying the Philosophy of Yoga R/507/4526 4  



Teaching Asana to meet the Needs of Mixed Ability Students Y/507/4544 4 8




Finding the Breath Y/507/4589 4 8




Additional and none mandatory units

These units are additional t your level 4 diploma. They can be completed in your own time with 3 years of booking your course. We advise that you complete your level 4 diploma first and then progress with the units of hot yoga and creating a business.

Hot yoga module

Anatomy and Physiology for Exercise and Health A/600/905

Creating a yoga business

The purpose of the Focus Awards level 4 Diploma in Teaching Yoga (RQF) is to equip learners both professionally and practically to teach yoga asana, breathing practices, pranayama, relaxation and concentration/meditation to students with a wide variety of ability and experience with an underlying knowledge and understanding of yoga principles and philosophy.

Qualification Structure

In order to successfully achieve the Focus Awards Level 4 Diploma in Teaching Yoga (RQF) learners must complete all 5 Mandatory units.

Leaner Entry Requirements

There are no specific entry requirements for this qualification, but it is recommended that learners will have been regularly practising Yoga competently for 3 years.

Unit exemptions:

If you have a current level 2 qualification within 3 years you are exempt from completing this worksheet. You will need to include your certificate with your final workbook submission for assessment

Your reading list:

We advise that you read and devour as much as possible from texts, articles and the internet. This may often conflict but you will in time find your own way and make sense of many things. The following book list has played a crucial role in our learning journey and we advise that you purchase as many of these texts as possible. You will be guided in each unit regarding their relevance and importance.

  • Teaching Yoga – Essential Foundations and Techniques by Mark Stephens
  • The Modern Yoga Bible – Christina Brown
  • The Complete Yoga Book by James Hewitt
  • The Science of Yoga – William J Broads
  • The Functional Anatomy of Yoga: A guide for Practitioners and Teachers by David Keil
  • Anatomy of Yoga – Leslie Kaminoff
  • The Yoga of Breath – Richard Rosen

Kim Wells
May 02, 2018
Hi Di - I have completed with anatomy worksheet, Q33 states"you will be given 5 muscles by your assessor" - can you let me know which ones you require. Can you give me the email address I send the completed workbook, too? Many thanks.
Jo-Anne Munt
Mar 07, 2018
Hi. I have completed this section, how do I get the unit 2 please. Thanks.
Stacey Martin
Mar 04, 2018
Hi again DI!! I've just found it!! Thanks again Stacey
Stacey Martin
Mar 04, 2018
Hi Di, Hope you're well. I've got the Health and Safety workbook, but can't find the part that I need to complete and send to you. Many thanks Stacey

Standing Postures & FFY Technique.

9 Jan 2018

Warm Up & Sun Salutations

9 Jan 2018

Thank you for purchasing the Warm Up & Salutations Download.

If you have any problems please let me know.

Jayne – Director GXT

Barre Fitness 4 CPD

9 Jan 2018

Thank you for booking Barre Fitness 4

This is designed to drop straight into your current classes.

If you need any help please let me know.

Good luck with your classes.

j a y n e

Barre Fitness 3 CPD

9 Jan 2018

Welcome to your Barre Fitness 3 CPD.

This is designed to go straight into your Barre Fitness classes.


We look forward to seeing you next time.

Your 8 day journey into understanding Yoga with John Marquez

19 Sep 2017

You are about to begin an 8 day journey into Yoga with Jayne Nicholls & John Marquez

The purpose of this project is to provide you with a more detailed understanding of how your body works and what you can expect from a yoga class.

It is completely un rehearsed and unscripted. The questions that you hear are instinctive and 100% generated by Johns experience of doing Yoga. You will see his interest and his confidence roller coaster as he naturally improves and makes the typical mistakes of someone new to Yoga. These mistakes if  ignored can be the things that lead to drop out in the early stages. It is my job as his Yoga teacher to keep him fully informed, provide him with information that will help him to understand his own physical function along with both the requirements and the purpose of each element of Yoga.

Notice we use the language of human function not of Sanskrit Yoga. We prioritise an understanding of what is happening in the here and now before we move onto more traditional Yoga doctrine. The teaching of Freestyle Yoga is new, created in the year 2000 it is designed to represent a modern audience who want more than received wisdom.

We hope you enjoy our journey and make room for a daily practice.

Freestyle Yoga for MIND

8 Sep 2017

Welcome to our famous Freestyle Yoga flow sequence to the wonderful and evocative Sound of Silence by Disturbed.

You will receive:

  • Full sequence with learning curves
  • Bonus warm up
  • bonus spinal mobilisation

Simply organise an 8 week block, teach this to your class, allow them to perform the routine they LOVE and raise money for MIND & mental awareness.

avis vincent
Feb 20, 2018
Ps . It does say it is an entire class ! surely an entire class would last longer then that. I have never known a class be that short.
avis vincent
Feb 20, 2018
Hi just downloaded the freestyle yoga for mind . A bit disappointed with it because it does say that it is an entire class but it isn't ,it is just in blocks and the whole thing only last about 15 or 16 minutes in total . I know it is for a good cause but I feel I have been misled by the discription. From Avis Vincent.

FFY introduction DVDs

8 Sep 2017

These 2 videos form the basis of your Freestyle Fitness Yoga classes.

Once you have mastered the sun salutations and class format i suggest that you progress onto the advanced online course.

Jul 10, 2018
Can you advise how i download these on to my computer ?
maria radford
Mar 23, 2018
I dont know where to go to download the dvd's ?
maria radford
Mar 23, 2018
hi Jayne having bought the FYY suggested dvd's i cant find how to down load them onto my comp ? so i can get practicing before the course in mid april
maria radford
Mar 20, 2018
hi jayne ive firstly purchased the FYY 1 standing postures @ FFY technique and FFY warm up and sun salutations as a duo pack, but accidentally purchased double, so ive now paid £50 instead of £25 would you let me know when i can be reimbursed the £25. The web site is a mine field i now havent a clue where i download them onto my comp ? confused. Maria Radford
Bella Williams
Nov 08, 2017
Hi Jayne Many thanks for your message regarding the DVD...I am sure we are all happy that it has all now been uploaded and playing... Bella x
Jayne Nicholls
Oct 31, 2017
Hi Bella, I understand that they were not happy however it was out of my control. It is now fixed.
Bella Williams
Oct 30, 2017
Hi Jayne I wanted to say what a fab two days training FFY with Annalie I have just completed at David Lloyd in Bristol.. Annalie was amazing, her knowledge, experience and teaching skills were second to none. She gave me so much confidence when facing the class to teach on the second day and her feedback was positive which I will take on board. Though, one point regarding the FFY DVD, it would have really helped if I could have seen the whole of DVD 2 as I think this may have helped, but not knowing what the contents were after the 26 minutes, I am not sure!! Perhaps you can see if this can be fixed soon as I know that some other participants on the weekend had also purchased the DVD's were not happy. Thanks Bella
Alison Allaston
Oct 26, 2017
I've watched the 26 minutes - any news on the rest of the DVD? Many thanks, Ali
Jacqueline Reilly
Oct 22, 2017
Hi Jayne I paid for both DVD's however there doesn't seem to be a way to download the DVD's so that you can watch them off line and the standing postures DVD is still cutting out after 26mins or so..... would there be any way we could download the DVDs so that we can watch them at our leisure... Many thanks Jacqueline x
Ivan Beadle
Oct 10, 2017
Hi Jayne Was very disappointed with the course on the weekend of the 7th & 8th October. I was not told before attending that there was a workbook to print out . I have been through my account and cannot see anywhere that refers to the workbook and questionnaire that needs to be done. I have to say that Vicky was not very helpful regarding this matter and just suggested that I took notes. Which would be difficult when trying to do the moves. I feel it was also very unprofessional of her to comment on the tone of my voice in front of the whole group before I did my practical assessment. How can the tone of someone's voice be a reason to fail a course. I have been teaching for over 15 years and doing instructor courses during this time and never have I had a rude or bad comment said about my voice. In fact most people say I have good tone for teaching. I also did not appreciate being told it was a mamby pamby tone to my voice. I was at a disadvantage to begin with by not having the workbook to study before the course and I feel that she decided on the Saturday of the course to fail me. Ivan
Sarah Broadway
Oct 10, 2017
Thank you Jayne and Vicky for a great training course. Very inspiring and yes it will definitely improve my delivery of a class!

FFY Update

7 Aug 2017

Welcome to Freestyle Fitness Yoga Elite Instructors

Freestyle Fitness Yoga is designed for qualified fitness instructors to teach a Yoga programme using their existing teaching skills, knowledge and understanding of exercise prescription for large groups and 1 to 1.

Everyone in this group has taught Freestyle Fitness Yoga for an initial 3 years and completed ongoing updates.

Firstly I would like to thank you for your longterm adherence to the FFY method of teaching Yoga. Our time spent considering how we integrate our practice into the world of traditional Yoga has paid off. We no longer need to consider the initial speed of our learning, as our time spent teaching and our dedication to the job of first class instruction is the very best induction into how a Yoga class can benefit all kinds of client.

I am keen for us all now to move a step closer to Yoga. Fitness is no longer our greatest concern as we have on going experience of physical Yoga that matches our fitness skills.

For us Freestyle Fitness Yoga is a Yoga method and most likely the #1 choice for your clients.

This online update allows you to renew your certificate and continue teaching under the FFY Brand.
All FFY Instructors must update on a 3 yearly basis.

Here at GXT it is important to us that the instructors teaching our branded products are fully up to date and competent with any changes that take place as our industry evolves” Jayne Nicholls

Lindsay Howard
Jun 19, 2018
Enjoyed the updates and feeling refreshed. I’d like to mention that 3 years ago when I started teaching FFY it wasn’t really accepted by some of the (may I say) exclusive clubs. Today I am being asked especially for Fitness Yoga. Well done for breaking through!
Kimberley Mullard
Feb 20, 2018
I really enjoyed going through this, felt inspired all over again. Do we receive a copy of renewed certificate?
Karolina Fung-On
Jan 04, 2018
Brilliant update, love teaching FFY, and class members keep coming back and spreading the word!
Julie Humphreys
Sep 11, 2017
Great informative online content, looking forward to continuing with FFY. Thanks :)

Barre Fitness Online Certification

1 Aug 2017

Welcome to Barre Fitness

Your Barre Fitness Workbook

The process of learning how to teach a successful Barre Fitness class is to learn the content, practice the moves and consider how you will shape your classes. We have created an online course featuring your workbook, tutorial videos and tests.

Here is the full content of your course in a workbook –  barre fitness 3rd edition please click the link to download.

Aug 15, 2018
Hello Jayne, course completed. Love love loved it, can't wait for my certificate so that I can start teaching this.
Aug 13, 2018
Hello Jayne Course completed, look forward to receiving my certificate. What music/source do you use and any marketing material available please? Many thanks Julia Clarke
Aug 12, 2018
Hi Jayne, absolutely loved the course. All sections complete. Looking forward to receiving my Certificate. Many Thanks. Jemma
Jul 22, 2018
Hello, same question as some of the previous messages; but what is the next step? I've completed all of the quizzes, but there's no instruction as to what I have to do now. Please advise. Many thanks in advance.
Argyro Mouchliadou
Apr 11, 2018
Ok, just solve it and finish the course. I cant wait for my certificate. Thank you very much jayne, it was really nice.
Argyro Mouchliadou
Apr 11, 2018
Hi, I have a question, i complete my barre burn study and test, i even receive the mail that confirm the test success but in the progress of the course does not appear that I complete it... did not turn green... Any ideas please how to solve the problem?
Carol Davies
Apr 09, 2018
Hi Jayne, all done. Thanks and look forward to receiving my certificate!
Mar 27, 2018
Hi, Course completed. Is there anything more to do to receive certification as per previous questions? Regards, Holly
Kirsty Holman
Mar 23, 2018
Hi, loved the course! Just completed it. What do I do next to receive the certificate? Many Thanks Kirsty
Mar 20, 2018
Just completed barre fitness course, how/where do I access the certificate?
Mandy Bell
Jan 21, 2018
Hi Jayne - I’ve completed the course. Please let me know if there’s anything further I need to do in order to receive my certificate Thanks, Mandy Bell
Jan 16, 2018
please can you forward my certificate

Advanced Freestyle Fitness Yoga

31 Jul 2017

Welcome to the training room for advanced Freestyle Yoga

Here you will find 26 videos under the following headings:

  • Tips & Teaching Skills
  • Basic sequences
  • Intermediate sequences
  • Advanced sequences
  • Working with themes
  • Mat work

You can take your time and refer to this library as you teach your classes and progress both your knowledge and experience.

Each video is packed with content for you to take away and design your own teaching plans.

ETM Online Mentor

31 Jul 2017

GXT provide everything you need to know to complete your Level 2 Certificate In Instructing Fitness (ETM).

Here you will find help on the completion of all units PLUS we have specific guidance and online study for your planning and instructing units.

We suggest that you watch all videos and continue to refer to them throughout your learning. The videos are like our face – to -face lecture time and are the most beneficial part of your journey.

Please find your learning materials for the course:

  1. Your level 2 units are completed via studying the level 2 manual – L2 ETM Manual Units 1-4
  2. Please complete your workbook for each unit and send it to your assessor for marking – Level 2 ETM workbook

We suggest that you send each unit off for marking as soon as you complete it, this will help you to keep up the momentum needed for home study.

Top tips for completing your workbook successfully:

  1. Make a plan and send it to your assessor. This is just a guide BUT we can tell you with 100% surety that everyone who sticks to the plan completes in good time and those who deviate from their plan lose momentum and let the course lapse. Once you lose focus it is hard to complete in good time and with the best outcome.
  2.  Remember that all answers should demonstrate the knowledge you have gained during your learning. Therefore it is not acceptable to copy and paste from either the course material or any other source. This is plagiarism. Plagiarism only shows us that you have identified the correct part of your manual, it does not show that you have fully understood the context of the material. You must answer all worksheets in your own words and demonstrate that you have absorbed and understood the theory behind this qualification.
  3. Remember also that you sign your worksheets to confirm that the work you submit is all your own.

Tabitha and Jayne will take you through the following videos:

  • Welcome
  • Assessment guide
  • Class construction
  • Teaching skills
  • Warm up
  • Main section
  • MSE & flexibility
  • Choreography
  • Top tips for filming your DVD

Mar 20, 2018
Hi, I am in the same situation. I cannot find all the courses. What do I need to do? Thank you.
Jan 10, 2018
Hi I too cant find how to access the rest of the course I have previously before the website change and have multiple notes but id now like to organise my exams and getting my lap finished and start sorting my class recording! Thanks Claire xx
Emily Jones
Dec 27, 2017
Hi! I can’t seem to access anything other than the online mentor. Please can you help? Many thanks, Emily
Anne Maratera
Nov 28, 2017
Hi, I have been through all the courses of the online mentor. Where can I access the rest of the material for the theory part of the course?
Hannah Imms
Oct 19, 2017
Hi Jayne, Should there be any other courses/ resources linked to my GXT account? Only the 'ETM online mentor' is showing. Reading through the handout I can see that it mentions a 'GX members' section however I can not see this in my account. Not sure if I'm looking in the wrong place. Kind Regards, Hannah
Jayne Nicholls
Oct 13, 2017
Hi Hannah do you have everything you need now?
Hannah Imms
Oct 09, 2017
Hi there, I have been through all of the videos on the ETM online mentor section. Please could you advise how I access the rest of the course content? Kind regards, Hannah

Level 3 Yoga LAP Mentor

31 Jul 2017

We have created a unit by unit mentor with your tutor and assessor Di Leek

Di will cover every aspect of your LAP completion alongside a brief overview and list of frequently asked questions.

Here are your course materials for download:




Additional Home Study

Oct 04, 2017
Hello Di. Hope you are well? I am getting a bit of a muddle with Unit 2, Question 33 and 34, section 6 Endocrine System. My questions is how much do i need to write for the components part of question 33? I'm thinking i maybe describing too much rather than saying what makes up these different glands. In question 34 its asking what is the function of the Endocrine system. Do i need to mention all the glands again describing each ones function? Or do I need to just say what the endocrine system does? I hope I have made it clear. In question 33 i have mentioned what makes up each part but its a tricky one without going into too much detail. Thank you, Kate Cassar

Freestyle Fitness Yoga

12 Jul 2017


This online course fully prepares you for your freestyle Fitness Yoga Course. Download your workbook. Watch all clips Complete your quizzes Work on your teaching up-skills We look forward to having you onboard with as an FFY Instructor.

Welcome to the world of Freestyle Fitness Yoga

Freestyle Fitness Yoga is designed for qualified fitness instructors to teach a Yoga programme using their existing teaching skills, knowledge and understanding of exercise prescription for large groups and 1 to 1.

It is important that you read the workbook thoroughly and begin to start thinking about the following:

  • How you deliver information to your clients
  • What qualifies you to teach yoga after 2 days?
  • The words that you use when teaching

In order to teach yoga after just 2 days we need to capitalise upon everything we have learned as fitness instructors. We need to use our existing skills to our best advantage.

The following workbook will provide you with all of the information you need to get started.

Jul 11, 2018
Test done. workbook read and filled in. Just ned to do t dads and im ready to go.
Adele Stanley
Feb 19, 2018
Ha just read the date can’t start to tomorrow
Venda Crawford
Nov 24, 2017
Can’t wait to start tomorrow. 😁👍

Barre Fitness 2 CPD

8 Jun 2017

This course is perfect add on content for your barre classes. Designed for the Barre Fitness class format – simply watch and use.

I am delighted to welcome industry leaders Rachel Holmes, Helen Carpenter Waters, Di Leek & introducing Annalie Gilliver. Together we have created together some lovely combinations suitable for all fitness levels both on and off the barre.

Jayne Nicholls – presents a sequence for all 4 sections of Barre Fitness, including Barre – Ballet, Body, Burn & Bend. This is the mother programme shared with both the UK & VASA

Helen Carpenter Waters presents a Port De Bras Sequence, a ballet barre routine that progresses to the floor and a beautiful Waltz sequence on the floor.

Rachel Holmes presents Barre Body with a Fitness Pilates theme, Barre Burn which is quick and simple to follow with an instant hit and a barre sequence that focuses on the posterior chain which is perfect for all classes.

Di Leek presents 2 pilates inspired Barre Body sequences, a short killer hamstring routine and a lovely abs, back and breathing combination.

Annalie Gilliver presents a warm up at the barre, an advanced barre ballet sequence and a lovely floor routine.

Example Course 1

2 Jun 2017

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