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Yoga with Esme's 200-hour Vinyasa Yoga Teacher Training will return in September 2024!

The perfect balance between hard work and fun, this is a unique opportunity to learn more about yourself, create a yoga family, and progress passion into profession.

From the very first weekend, you will be teaching, sequencing and body reading. By graduation, you will be knowledgably and competent enough to teach, structure, and modify your own yoga classes. This includes being able to:

  • Create a complete yoga class that comprises of sequences for warming up, sun salutations, standing poses, arm balances, sitting poses, and finishing poses;
  • Create sequences with intention and understanding;
  • Read different types of bodies and determine what they need in order to give the right cues and adapt poses to individuals;
  • Create sequences to cater for everyone in the group, and help individuals with specific issues such as back pain, tight shoulders, core strengthening, etc.;
  • Create Vinyasa Kramas for general classes; and
  • Use props effectively.

You will also be able to teach and incorporate various other techniques into classes, including pranayama, meditation and mudras to bring the mind to a state of relaxation. Moreover, you will be taught to recognise and understand your own limitations, create a safe space for students where you can confidently offer advice and support, and begin a successful business for yourself.

While the course will focus on Vinyasa Yoga, a new style of yoga will be introduced each week. These styles include: ashtanga, hatha, yin, yin and yang, restorative, chair yoga, and myofascial release. We will also cover ayurveda, and the history and philosophy of yoga.

PLEASE NOTE: Only eight people are accepted for each training to keep it intimate, focused and personalised. Enrol early to secure your place.


Must love yoga, be 18 and over to enrol, and have had practiced yoga for at least a year prior to the course


September 2024 to May 2025


Every year, when Esme jets off to Spain, it's our YTT Graduates who take over her classes!

September 2023

I have become better with my own practice through greater knowledge of anatomy, how my body moves, understanding of bandas, pranayama, breathwork. I love feeling more control over movement and enjoy the physicality of yoga. I have learnt about history and philosophy and continue to feel great respect for the cultures associated with yoga. I have learnt about the restorative powers of healing, mindfulness, positive thinking, Ayurvedic yoga, myofascial massage. I have learnt how to structure a class through really powerful practical sessions – Esme is a brilliant teacher with high expectations. We have all made so much progress. Above all I have shared weekends with a wonderful circle of women all of whom have become my friends. 
And I’m sharing my knowledge by teaching yoga in school to students and staff – I am getting requests for information – baby steps but going well. 

December 2023

Confidence increasing as I am teaching a small group weekly. When I attend a class, I am much more aware of structure and notice sequences that I might use in my own classes. 
I am gradually building up a bank of sequences so that my classes will have more variety in time. I’m taking it slowly but really enjoy taking my class, giving advice, adjusting and helping my students to enjoy yoga. 


2023 Graduate

What's Included

What's NOT Included


The course costs £3,000, and covers all seven modules, the Vinyasa YTT manual, certification costs and extras.

Yoga practitioners are required to pay a deposit of £500 upon enrolment. The remaining £2,500 can be paid in eight instalments of £312.50. A full list of these dates can be found in the Welcome Packet which is sent upon acceptance. A £200 discount will be given to any practitioner who pays the course fees in their entirety upon enrolment.

All payments are non-refundable.


How to Enrol

All yoga practitioners are required to fill in the enrolment form and e-mail it to ytt@yogawithesme.com. Upon acceptance, you will then have five days to pay your deposit of £500.

Please remember that all practitioners must be 18 and over to enrol and are required to have had a consistent yoga practice for at least one year prior to the start of the course on Friday 27th September 2024. You will not be accepted if you do not meet these conditions.

Before being permitted to join Yoga with Esme’s 200-hour Vinyasa Yoga Teacher Training, all practitioners are also required to read and sign the course policy and yoga teacher-in-training responsibility agreement.

Yoga Teacher Training FAQs

Have a question about our 200-hour Vinyasa Yoga Teacher Training? Get in touch!

This course includes a printed manual with all the practices that you are required to learn.

PLEASE NOTE: The History & Philosophy manual and the Anatomy & Physiology course with Dr. Yogi are both digital. You will not receive a printed copy of this. 

Upon receipt of your application, you will be contacted via e-mail within two weeks to let you know fi you have been officially accepted.

A 200-hour YTT course is like a bachelor’s degree. It gives you a broad foundation of basic yoga knowledge to get you started in the industry and, though it focuses on one main form of yoga, insight into other forms of yoga which you can then go and take dedicated courses in. 200-hours is the minimum studios, gyms and other professionals look for when hiring yoga teachers.

You don’t need to do the course with the intention of teaching. For most people who enrol, it’s simply to deepen their knowledge. If you love yoga, are eager to learn more about it and develop your regular practice, then this course is perfect for you. Whether or not you teach afterwards is up to you, but you’ll learn a lot about yourself and  your own self practice in the meantime. 

You will have a lot of teaching practice during the course both in small groups and in teaching sequences to the entire class. You are encouraged to practice teaching your friends and family as a way of gaining confidence, especially if you are planning on turning teaching into your profession.

Your final assessment also requires you to teach an hour long class to the group.

To receive your certificate of completion, Yoga Alliance Professionals require you to have 100% attendance. This includes arriving on time and staying for the duration of the class.
However, we understand that life doesn’t always go as planned. Should you need to leave early, arrive late or miss a day, we ask that you get in contact as soon as possible to let us know. We can then arrange with you a one-to-one private mentoring outside of training hours.

Homework typically takes one to two hours a week. In addition to homework, there is required daily meditation and pranayama practice. Both combined will last thirty minutes a day. You will also be required to attend at least two yoga classes per week outside of the course, and one with Yoga with Esme.

The cost of books is not included in the tuition price, but we have partnered up with independent bookstores across Edinburgh to help you find the books you need for a good price. For prices and more information, please contact one of the booksellers provided in this welcome pack. They’ll be happy to help.

The cost of your training manual is included in the price of the course but, should you lose your copy and require another one, you will be charged a sum of £50.

Unfortunately not. However, we have a brilliant network of people who can help you, so if you require further help, let us know and we’ll see who we can get you in touch with.

You’ll be glad to hear that we can work with injuries. Just as you’ll have to in the classes you teach in the not-so-distant future, we’ll be adapting for you.

If you cannot, for whatever reason, complete the course, you will be charged for every weekend you have completed. 

Should you choose to continue the course the following year, your deposit will move over. Otherwise your deposit is non-refundable.

If you want to pull out of the course entirely, you are required to pay for every month you have already participated in.

For example, if you decide you want to leave the course in January, and the course began in September, you must pay for 4 months in total.

REMEMBER: You won’t be entitled to a refund on your deposit.