BWYQ is an independent Ofqual regulated Awarding Organisation and charity. We are committed to promoting a greater understanding of Yoga, well being and personal development through teaching, training and learning. We aim to provide high quality yoga teacher training qualifications that meet the needs of the learners, the sector, the public and employers.

Core Values

BWYQ are dedicated to Yoga and other means of physical, spiritual and emotional development through our qualifications that are delivered by our Recognised Centres 

What We Do

BWYQ currently offer the following Ofqual-regulated Level 4 qualifications:
Level 4 Certificate in Teaching Yoga 
Level 4 Diploma in Teaching Yoga 
Level 4 Certificate in Teaching Gentle Years Yoga [chair-based yoga for older adults with age-related conditions]
Level 4 Award in Understanding the Principles of Adapting Yoga for Older Adults

New Level 3 Qualifications meeting the new Occupational Standards are also now on the Regulated Qualifications Framework(RQF) for first delivery in August 2025:
Level 3 Technical Specialist in Teaching Yoga
Level 3 Technical Specialist in Adapting and Developing Antenatal Yoga
Level 3 Technical Specialist in Adapting and Developing Postnatal Yoga for Mums and Babies
Level 3 Technical Specialist in Adapting and Developing Mindbody Exercises for Older Adults

Ofqual regulation means that learners can have every confidence in the robustness of the arrangements and procedures that underpin the design, delivery and maintenance of BWYQ regulated qualifications.

BWYQ externally quality assures the internal quality assurance of assessment practices at our Recognised Centres, ensuring that the highest standards and excellence are consistently maintained throughout the delivery of the BWYQ qualifications.


Laura Bissell, BWYQ Chair & Trustee-Director

Jenny Howsam, BWYQ Operations Coordinator
Perry Lewis, BWYQ Accountant
Jill May, BWYQ Trustee-Director

Zoe Carr, BWYQ Trustee-Director

Chrissie Harrison, BWYQ Trustee-Director 

Michele Misgalla, BWYQ Trustee-Director 

Bertie Jesson, BWYQ Trustee-Director

Dr Tamsin Betts, BWYQ Trustee-Director
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