21 Sept 2017 – 11 Nov 2018 (Over 14 weeks)  | London

We are proud to offer you Europe’s first Registered 200 hour Deaf Yoga Teacher Training course. This course will be taught by yoga teacher Graham Nolan and Sarah Scott, supported by Lila Lolling, founder  of  the Deaf Yoga Foundation. This course will certify you as a yoga teacher and will be taught using a combination of English with BSL interpretation and signed English.

After completing your course you will…

  • Become a qualified yoga teacher for Deaf and Hard of Hearing (HoH) students.
  • Gain confidence to lead a class.
  • Learn the philosophy of yoga.

You will learn in the course…

1 – The human body

2 – How to use BSL and gestures to teach yoga

3 – Demonstrations to help you teach confidently

4 – How to find your own style to teach

5 – You will study Sanskrit for a deeper spiritual connection to yoga philosophy

6 – Your body, energy and chakras

7 – Meditation and mindfulness

8 – Asanas (Yoga poses)

9 – The best ways to work with groups


BSL level 2 (not required for people whose first language is BSL)

12 months yoga experience

*If you don’t meet these requirements please get in contact to discuss options

Course dates

200 hours Deaf Yoga Teacher Training will take place over the course of fourteen weekends:

  1. Sept. 21st – 24th 2017
  2. Oct. 28th – 29th 2017
  3. Nov. 25th – 26th 2017
  4. Jan. 6th – 7th 2018
  5. Feb. 10th – 11th 2018
  6. Mar. 10th – 11th 2018
  7. Apr. 7th – 8th 2018
  8. May 12th – 13th 2018
  9. Jun. 9th -10th 2018
  10. Jul. 14th – 15th 2018
  11. Aug. 11th – 12th 2018
  12. Sept. 8th – 9th 2018
  13. Oct. 6th – 7th 2018
  14. Nov. 10th – 11th 2018

Course dates throughout 2017:

Date TBC (Introduction day)

21-24th of September 2017 | 28-29th October 2017 | 25-26th November 2017  

Course dates throughout 2018:

6-7th January 2018 | 10-11th February 2018 | 10-11th March 2018 | 7-8th April 2018 | 12-13th May 2018 | 9-10th June 2018 | 14-15th July 2018 | 11-12th August 2018 | 8-9th September 2018 | 6-7th October 2018 | 10-11th November 2018   

Course times

Class times are 9:30am – 5:30pm with breaks

Course Fees

Early bird price: £2125 (Ends 21st July 2017 | Must pay full price – no deposits allowed)

Full price: £2500 (Deposits allowed)

Booking Soon – For more information contact teachertraining@specialyoga.org.uk

Course fee includes:

  • Course and teacher tuition
  • Deaf Yoga Teacher Training manual
  • Special Yoga certificate of attendance
  • Personal teacher support during course


Course fee does not include:

  • Lunch
  • Parking / travel / accommodation

Course Certification

Once completing this course will be presented with a 200-hour Yoga Teacher Training certificate of attendance from the Special Yoga organisation.

Course Tutors

Graham NolanGraham Nolan – Image

Graham has a Diploma with the British Wheel of Yoga and a Diploma in DeafBlind Studies. He has been practising yoga and working in the field of Multisensory Impairment for 20 years. He is currently studying his Masters at the University of Groningen, The Netherlands on ‘Communication and Congenital Deafblindness’ – focusing on ‘Mindfulness and tactile communication’.


Sarah Scott - Deaf Yoga Teacher and TrainerSarah Scott

Sarah is partially Deaf and has been teaching Yoga for Deaf and hearing impaired people for almost 18 years. She is a qualified teacher and practitioner with Inner Yoga Trust and British Wheel of Yoga. Her yoga style is inspired from a wide range of teachings, including Sivananda Yoga, Satyananda Yoga, Yoga for Health Foundation, Iyengar Yoga, Inner Yoga Trust (Jenny Beeken), Gary Carter and teachers of Scaravelli’s approach to yoga.

Her practice is responding to physical, mental and emotional needs, to the seasons and moon cycles and space and place. As well as her Deaf Yoga classes, she has taught Deaf Yoga for staff members from DeafWorks, FYD, NDCS, Remark!, Old Church Balham, Sign Health Falcon Mews, Deaf Plus, DCAL, Oak Lodge School and the BBC.

Useful Information

What experience do I need for this course?

  • You will require a BSL level 2 to participate in this course
  • At least 12 months experience in practicing yoga.

Want BSL training or yoga experience? Ask for help at: teachertraining@specialyoga.org.uk

Can I become a Special Yoga teacher after completing this course?

Yes. After this course you will be a qualified yoga teacher.

What courses could I do after this?

Email teachertraining@specialyoga.org.uk to discuss what you want to do after completing this course.

Policies & Procedures

For the full course policies and terms & conditions please click here.


Course Tips
Where will it take place?
At the Special Yoga Foundation, London, United Kingdom.
Are there other courses like this?
This is the first course of its kind in Europe, however, it does exist in the US. We will be working with the founders of Deaf Yoga Foundation in the US to offer a high quality pioneering course for the UK.
How much will it cost?
The early bird discount is £2125 until the 21st July (Full payments only) or £2500 full price with deposits allowed
How can I find out more?
Contact teachertraining@specialyoga.org.uk or call +44 208 968 1900