How to Apply

Our course is strictly limited to a maximum of 18 trainees in order to provide the highest level of personal attention.

There has been a huge amount of interest in this course, so we encourage you to apply early to secure your place.

All applications will be reviewed and assessed for eligibility, and places allocated on a first come, first served basis.

Application Process

The information provided is treated as confidential and will only be seen by those teachers and staff involved with this teacher training course.

The following steps need to be completed in full before we can guarantee your place on the course:

  1. Complete and submit our online application form or download and complete our word document application form and return it to us
  2. Send us a passport sized photograph
  3. If appropriate, attend a yoga class for evaluation
  4. Your application will be confirmed as successful or unsuccessful
  5. Make payment to secure your place

To begin the process, everyone must complete the application form.  If you’re completing the Word copy, full details of where to send it upon completion are included.

Please ensure you meet all the eligibility requirements or explain any circumstances you’d like us to take into account.

Once we’ve received your application and supporting documents, we’ll review your application within 7 days.  If you meet all the criteria we may ask you to attend a class so that we can see your practice, unless you are already a student of Catherine Annis or one of the other  IYTT tutors.  We may also arrange an interview if we have other questions.

If you are offered a place on this course, we will send you The IYTT Registration Form, which we ask you to complete as acceptance of confirmation of place and return to us with your registration payment. Once your registration form and payment have been received, we will email confirmation together with a book and materials list and a pre-course reading list, to help you prepare for our exciting journey ahead.  Places can only be confirmed once we have provided final acceptance details, and have received payment.

If we can’t accept your application on this intake, we will give you as much detail as possible so that you can take action and prepare for the next course.

Supporting Documents

One passport sized photograph

Electronic versions can be emailed to us at  Please ensure you provide us with your full name when emailing photos.

Two letters of reference

Your referees should know you well, and be able to give an assessment of your suitability for the course, together with a brief character reference.  In addition, your yoga teacher referee should have a good knowledge of your yoga practice.

  • First referee: Yoga teacher (compulsory unless you are a regular student of Catherine Annis, Tanya Love or any of the IYTT faculty teachers).
  • Second referee: May be selected from the following source:
    • Recent college or course tutor,
    • Recent or current employer,
    • Second yoga teacher with whom you have practiced regularly
  • Please ask your referees to complete the relevant form on the following pages.

Please download and print the Referee's proforma sheet and give it to your referees to complete. You can then scan in your completed forms and email them back to us at  Alternatively, you can post them back to us at the following address:

IYTT - Catherine Annis
Flat B, 93 Oxford Gardens
North Kensington
W10 5ul

At any point during the application process, please feel free to contact us either by email or call us on 020 8968 4195 with any questions you may have about any area of the course.  Should you wish to speak to one of Catherine’s previous graduate trainees, we would be very happy to connect you.

Please call us on 020 8968 4195 if you cannot make this deadline.


We’re looking for serious and committed applicants with a solid foundation in the basic yoga postures. We don’t need you to be able to perform the most complex and challenging poses – we’re looking for trainees with a mature practice who know their own limits and who have a desire to learn and deepen their understanding of yoga.  You should have a minimum of 2 years regular and consistent yoga practice, preferably through class attendance. You will also need a regular yoga teacher whose classes you have been attending for at least a year, who can provide a reference to support your application. In addition, some element of self-practice is viewed very favourably.

We are equally happy to welcome applications from serious yoga students who would like to deepen their knowledge and understanding of yoga, regardless of whether they currently intend to become teachers themselves.

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