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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:

Course times

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

Course Fees

Early bird price: £2125  | Must pay full price – no deposits allowed)

Full price: £2500 (Deposits allowed)

Booking TBC – For more information contact

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:

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 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?
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?