Yoga for BackCare Teacher Training

Our flagship 4-day training for existing teachers – attract new students & feel more confident in all your teaching.  Accredited by the British Wheel of Yoga & valid for YA CPD.

Why Yoga for BackCare ? 

Do students with Low Back Pain attend your general classes and sometimes you feel you don’t have enough knowledge to integrate them into your class?

Did your 200-hour training feel a little ‘light’ on anatomy and conditions of the low back?

Do you sometimes worry that yoga might make back pain worse?

Would you like to feel more confident when dealing with students with LBP ?

Would you like to offer a specialist Yoga for BackCare class?

This 4-day in-depth training will provide you with the skills to offer a Yoga for BackCare class, improving your knowledge, raising your confidence and making you a safer yogi and yoga teacher.

This immersive course aims to furnish teachers with knowledge of anatomy, conditions, red flags relating to LBP, contraindications and postures to avoid, as well as modifications and more.  It will increase understanding of reasons for LBP and provide ready-made routines to teach to improve the health of the low back.

Teachers will benefit from a refresher of anatomy, pathology and practical content to increase safety of students in general classes and their own confidence in dealing with students who present with LBP.

LBP is one of the most common complaints in the adult population, and the most frequent reason to visit the GP.  Research shows that appropriate yoga practice can both prevent and improve LBP.  As teachers we also know of spinal injuries caused by or exacerbated by inappropriate yoga practice and this course will help you to make both your and your student’s practice safer.

Upcoming courses

Days One to Two:
9/10 Nov 2023

(Live Online via Zoom) 9.30 to 16.30 UK time, with morning, lunch and afternoon rest breaks.

Days Three to Four:
23/24 Nov 2023
(Live Online via Zoom) 9.30 to 16.30 UK time, with morning, lunch and afternoon rest breaks.

You must attend 50% of the whole course to be certified (see below). Catch up via recording for the whole course will not be certified. More details on the link. 

£699 – Early Bird £645 until 14 Sept

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Who it’s for

The course is for existing yoga teachers with a recognised certification. Final year teacher trainees from accredited schools, yoga therapists and registered manual therapists with an appropriate level of yoga experience MAY also be considered, depending on experience.


Attendees will be required to complete coursework within 3 months of course completion. Coursework is required to check your knowledge and ensure your safety as a YBC teacher. Click here for the student prospectus.


The course is an accredited BWY Module and is acceptable for YogaAlliance CPD hours.

Please note: this is a Yoga for BackCare training, enabling participants to offer a specialist group class, for students who wish to improve their spinal health.  It is NOT a course covering Yoga Therapy and will not enable participants to work 1:1 with back pain patients unless you have a specific therapeutic qualification)


I liked the clarity of intention in terms of area of study, learning outcomes and crucially, the practical application of the knowledge.  I feel as though I can take this work seamlessly into in my current teaching and also begin to offer classes with a specific focus in my community.


Anji comes with a wealth of knowledge and a down-to-earth approach, which makes the learning real and immediately applicable. Anji also brings to bear her experience which is very valuable as part of our own learning and, equally important, she brings huge empathy to the ‘room’ (albeit virtual).


I enrolled on the course on the basis that it was taught by a qualified osteopath AND yoga teacher. I wanted the tools to be able to provide a Yoga for BackCare class with a good level of understanding of the issues I might face and the confidence to respond with confidence. I feel it was a good choice.

Any questions?

Not sure which course is for you? We are always happy to have a 15 minute chat and offer advice.

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