Teach the Yoga you love, learn from people who love Yoga
Teach the Yoga you love, learn from people who love Yoga
Your course will provide you with an entry level qualification to teach modern yoga in clubs, the community and online. Our online studio continues to support your learning with on going classes, masterclasses and workshops. All GXT students have a huge success rate in teaching a variety of yoga classes, events and retreats.Jayne Nicholls - Director GXT
This course is fully endorsed allowing you to teach with confidence in any situation. The standards are set out by OFQUAL, our awarding body is FOCUS AWARDS and it is recognised by CIMSPA. You can feel safe and confident in the knowledge that your prospective employers will accept your qualification as the industry standard. It also means that as you advance your qualifications, your existing work will be acknowledged.
We are a small company led by Jayne Nicholls – “Our courses are constantly evolving. You can take part in classes throughout the week in the GXT Online Studio meeting past and present students who continue their learning in a mindful and caring community ” Everyone working for GXT is primarily an instructor with a passion for teaching class. We remain in contact with you throughout your career offering advice and information to help you progress.
You may ask why the GXT Level 4 option is so much cheaper than other courses? The course maps across to the exact same standards, the difference lies in our approach. We champion online learning, we attempt to get you to the point of teaching as quickly as possible in fact we advocate FitPro insurance that allows you to teach while you learn. GXT provide weekly online classes in which Jayne constantly works on your technique allowing you to progress with speed. There are monthly workshops, chats and meetings for all learners. Plus once qualified we help you navigate the business of teaching regular classes both face to face and online.
Please download our prospectus in order to plan your next steps.
Receive your 1 month free class pass to GXT Studio Online on upcoming courses
Contact Jayne directly, she will answer all of your questions and help you to select the right course for you
The dates are mandatory training days via zoom running from 8.30am – 12 noon. In between these dates you are invited to join all classes and workshops to help advance your learning and gain maximum experience. Our online community is a wonderful place to meet past & present learners and build your confidence as a yoga teacher.
Our yoga teacher training is awarded by Focus Awards and is recognised by CIMSPA at Level 4 Yoga Instructor. It is perfect for access into all areas of Yoga instruction. We are proud to offer qualifications that are backed by the government and Ofqual, please take the time to check this qualification on the register of regulated qualifications, you will see that it constitutes 350 hours and links to the full qualification specification.
The level 4 diploma provides a healthy blend of traditional & modern yoga. Our experts & tutors take the time to help you to understand the key components of yoga and apply them to a modern audience.
You will study at home via our online portals, completing units in your own time. Practical study blends live Zoom training days with online content from beginners to advanced providing you with the skills needed to successfully go out and teach. The GXT Studio hosts online classes throughout the week, why not join in to see if you like our style? Click here to visit the GXT Studio
You can complete in 6 months however we advise a guideline of 10 – 12 months for full immersion into your study and teaching practice.
Who should you go with? Yoga Alliance, British Wheel of Yoga, CIMSPA, National Occupational Standard’s – it all gets a bit confusing, when trying to find the right course for you. Here at GXT we have all been in your shoes. Jayne Nicholls director of GXT has been on the forefront of change in both yoga and fitness for many years and has your teaching interests at heart. All of our tutors teach what we preach in every environment allowing us to guide you from a fully informed perspective into the world of teaching yoga.
Jayne is owner/director of GXT, creator of the Freestyle Yoga brands and a somewhat reluctant Yogi. She has taught group exercise for over 25 years with 17 dedicated to Yoga.
Every day it pulls me in a little deeper! I will always retain my love of moving to music and this is my key teaching style which is why I often smile to myself as I OM. I love mixing what I know about the human body with traditional aspects of yoga. It is this modern approach that makes our YTT both unique and successful.
Di is truly 1 in 1 million. Her dedication to the learning process on our yoga diploma is so welcomed by our students. She is both lead tutor and assessor, you will see her on our online guidance and she is on hand to help you throughout. Di does not post bios, she is not on social media, she is Di who walks her own path in her own way and GXT are privileged to have her on our team.
Peter joined the fitness industry 32 years ago in 1986 and has taught never fewer than 6 classes a week ( often many more ) ever since.
He teaches a diverse range of classes including Freestyle Fitness Yoga, Fitness Pilates, Pilates, Gymstick, Body conditioning and recently Freestyle Yoga for more years than he admits to!
Peter says: I can’t tell you how excited I will be to meet ,inspire and educate you on this Freestyle Yoga Journey. Joining Jayne and Diane and the rest of the Group X educators team is the pinnacle of my fitness career
You are assessed on 5 individual units. These can be completed individually and sent to your personal assessor for marking as you progress.
You are marked on the completion of your workbook, teaching plans, and practical assessment.
UNIT 1 Teaching Yoga as a Profession= Worksheet
UNIT 2 Planning and Delivering Yoga Classes = Worksheet
UNIT 3 Understanding and applying the Philosophy of Yoga = worksheet
UNIT 4 Teaching Asana to meet the Needs of Mixed Ability Students = DVD practical submission & worksheet
UNIT 5 Finding the Breath Classes = worksheet
Formative observations (completed in class participation), Summative observation (Video submission with 5 – 12 participants), Self evaluation, Personal development plan, Personal practice and reflection diary
We accept approved prior learning (APL) from students who have previously completed relevant parts of the course.
Students receive a home study pack designed to encourage research into the key areas of teaching Yoga. During completion of this study we ask you to develop an idea of the kind of yoga instructor that you would like to be. Once you are confident in the areas that you would like to focus, we then offer you further study, specific to your needs
Absolutely loved the course this weekend. Monica is a true inspiration and an amazing teacher. I learnt so much over the last 2 days.
The course was intense but worthwhile. My tutor Diane Leek was my guardian Angel. Total support and kind words when I felt other matters were getting me down. She was my inspiration and feel so lucky to have met her and learned so much from Diane.
Support from Di was ‘beyond the call of duty’. she turned everything around speedily and was always motivating and more than supportive – exemplary !!! I cannot praise her highly enough and ALL of the face to face sessions in the UK and Ibiza were not only totally committed but so inspirational (both Di and Jayne). I love their perspective on yoga – more than refreshing – challenging much of the ‘norms’ and providing a wonderful insight and guiding in a so different a way to the current trends. difficult to find the words to express how much I have valued their teaching and support, let alone their own knowledge and abilities! And they have NOT paid me to write this 🙂
I will miss them both !