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Gain Additional Support As A Yoga Teacher Trainee

Access the tools and support you need to become a successful yoga teacher!

Kickstart Your Yoga Teaching Career

Joining our unique career path at the beginning of your journey ensures you have the tools required to be a successful yoga teacher as soon as you graduate!

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Connected To A Strong Community

Whether you want to connect with other Trainees in our Facebook group or need expert advice from our team, we welcome you with open arms.

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Trainee Membership Features

Everything You Need


Continue learning about yoga and gain crucial business skills


Online Facebook group exclusive to trainee yoga teachers


Opportunities to develop are sent to you regularly

All The Details


Testimonials From Our Members

"Whenever I have called I have always been able to speak to a real person which is so refreshing. Everyone has always been extremely friendly and helpful. So a big thank you to you all!"
Rashmita Pankhania
Yoga Teacher
"The YAP team has been fantastic and I'm so glad that I switched over - everyone that I have spoken to has been so helpful which is appreciated"
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Yeli Williams
Experienced Yoga Teacher
"I just wanted to drop you a line to say how much I enjoy and admire Amrita. What a fantastic magazine; well conceived, well written, well edited and well designed."
Alex Mitchell
Yoga Teacher
Residents of the UK or Ireland ONLY. Maximum 18 months cover OR until you graduate (whichever comes first).
Covers UK and EIRE Residents
£6,000,0000 Indemnity
Professional Indemnity
Products Indemnity
Public Indemnity
Worldwide Cover (excl. USA and Canada)
Unlimited Claims
No Excess Fee
Legal Defence Costs Covered
+ More
Practice Teaching

Get Covered With Yoga Trainee Insurance

The Insurance Policy is subject to the following restrictions:

  • You can teach up to 2 hours per week
  • You must have received approval from your principal teacher before starting to teach
  • Do not teach outside the scope of what you have been taught
  • Stay in regular contact with your principal teacher
  • You must make students aware that you are not a fully qualified yoga teacher
  • The fee you charge for your classes should be lower than a fully qualified yoga teacher would charge (your tutor should approve this).

Frequently Asked Questions

If I train with a school that is registered with YAP, do I automatically receive membership?

Are you enrolled on a Yoga Alliance Professionals (YAP) registered teacher training course? Thats fantastic! You are considered a Trainee Member for the length of your training course. 

However, it's important to note that this is not full yoga teacher membership. Trainee membership only lasts for the length of your course and will expire upon graduation. Additionally, there is an extra fee to take out trainee insurance.

Trainee Members do not receive a profile on the YAP website. Instead, you will gain access to our Trainee Hub. The Trainee Hub has a lot of helpful resources and information. Plus, from the Trainee Hub, you can apply to take out trainee insurance.

After your course has finished and once we receive graduation confirmation from your training school, we will contact you to discuss joining as a full Teacher Member.

How can a trainee upgrade to a teacher?

Your Trainer will normally notify us within 7 days of your course graduation and you can expect to receive an email invitation regarding upgrading to a Teacher Membership.

If you do not receive this and would like to upgrade, please contact our office on 0131 659 9922.

Are trainees allowed to teach classes?

Yes, but there are conditions which must be followed.

  • Have received approval from the Principal Teacher of the training course.
  • Do not teach outside the scope of what they have been taught.
  • Have regular supervision and/or on-going case consultation with their principal teacher (this must be in place).
  • Declare to any recipient in advance that they are not a fully qualified teacher.
  • Any fees charged must be approved by the tutor or school in question and a modest amount can be charged. This must be lower than an experienced and qualified professional would normally charge. 
  • You must have insurance if you are a UK or Irish resident.