Teacher Training delivered in Hornchurch, Essex.

200hr Yoga | 20hr Advanced Yoga Sequencing | 20hr Rocket Yoga | Reformer Pilates

Yoga Alliance Accredited & Registered Training School

Embark on a journey to pursue your passion by cultivating a rewarding career as a certified Yoga or Reformer Pilates Teacher. 



Calling all Yoga, Pilates, Fitness, Exercise Professionals & Physiotherapists!! Grow your career with an Urban Reformer Pilates Qualification

An Urban Reformer Pilates Qualification is a powerful addition to the repertoire of treatment and teaching tools for all Fitness, Exercise & Rehabilitation Professionals, who understand the importance of the quality of movement.

Urban Reformer Pilates Training will teach you a comprehensive classics & contemporary Reformer repertoire, in line with industry standards of reformer teaching nationwide. Giving you the skills to teach both 121 and studio group reformer settings

Yoga Teacher Training

Courses & Certificates

200hr YTT

This course is designed to give you the tools to teach both restorative and dynamic classes with various styles of Yoga to gain your 200hr teacher’s certificate and become a Yoga Alliance RYT. You’ll become skilled in modifying yoga for different groups, and discover how to create a class that’s both safe and fun. From there we’ll support you in developing your own unique style.

Rocket Yoga 

This training is designed to give you the knowledge and skills to teach the powerful Rocket Yoga System. A dynamic intergration of the traditional Ashtanga series 1 & 2, with a faster pace and continuous flow. Adding diversity to your teaching. 

Advanced Sequencing

Designed for yoga instructors seeking to elevate their sequencing skills to an advanced level. Through this course participants will delve deep into the art and science of creating dynamic and effective yoga sequences that cater to diverse student needs and levels. Explore advanced sequencing principles, refine transitions, cultivate creativity and much more.

“Perfect learning platform & unique opportunity to learn, practice and teach in a live studio environment.”


Yoga Teacher Training Essex was launched in 2016, born out of 121 Urban Hot Yoga Studio in the heart of Hornchurch, Essex. Our state of the art Hot Yoga studio, gives you the perfect learning platform & unique opportunity to learn, practice and teach in a live studio environment.

Currently with a 100% pass rate and course numbers growing by the year. We credit this to our amazingly gifted Lead Teachers, whom bring their individual teaching methods and knowledge, along with their own areas of specialisation, to guide you through every step of your journey.

Why we are different?

At Essex Yoga & Reformer Pilates Academy you will train and work alongside our experienced Yoga & Reformer Pilates teaching team, giving you variety, hands on experience and guidance throughout the courses. For Yoga Teacher Training studying the many paths of Yoga with like-minded individuals, will provide you with the skills and knowledge to become a great Yoga Teacher in Hatha, Vinyasa Flow, Ashtanga & Hot Yoga.  Hot Yoga giving you the added extra to be able to teach the various styles of Yoga in a heated environment of up to 36°c

You will have regular opportunities throughout the course to assist our teachers at 121 Urban Hot Yoga in a live class, this setting us apart from other teacher training schools.

Across all courses you will receive tailored instruction, correction, energy projection,  and much more, developing your own personal inspirational style of teaching to others. As well as helping you to build confidence, client relationships and understanding that becoming a teacher of Yoga or Reformer Pilates is ‘more than just a certificate’.


The spirit of the Yoga Alliance Standards is to include a school in the RYS® (Registered Yoga School) Directory only when its YTT (Yoga Teacher Training):

  • Has a definite, pre-defined curriculum that meets the Yoga Alliance Standards.
  • Is taught by yoga teacher trainers who are qualified to train teachers
  • Offers a consistent approach that is conducive to depth, rather than a survey of different approaches.

All standards for a RYS are intended to be clear, implementable reflections of the above criteria.

From Our Students

It’s always best to hear current and past people’s experiences, please view a selection of our students and what they had to say… 

Having just completed the 200 hour teacher training course I would highly recommend this to anyone thinking about doing their teacher training. It’s an amazing experience and I’ve learnt so much, both about yoga and myself. Shahana and Maggie are both brilliant teachers and offer support and guidance throughout, really making you believe in yourself along the way, the support received from the other students was also amazing. The course takes commitment, but all of the effort is definitely worth it! I’m really glad I chose Urban 121 for my training and look forward to continuing my yoga journey.

Hayley Tabbard

Thank you so much for developing a teacher training program that not only worked within my schedule, but has taught me exactly what I need to know to begin teaching immediately. The live teaching in classes as part of the training programme is one of the best aspects of the course, because it really gives you real life experience of what it’s like to teach. I would definitely recommend this course to anyone considering to teach. Namaste.

Ravi O’Reilly

The course has completely transformed me! The teachers are great, they encourage you to be curious and explore postures, not to adopt a one size fits all approach. I couldn’t be happier with the great deal of knowledge I acquired throughout this training. The classes are intense, the work goes deep and stays in the body long after class is over!! The added bonus of this course was the opportunity to share my experience with other students, sharing our journey together. 

Tanya Ashfaq

The course was well organised and managed, with great communication and contact before the course providing helpful info. Teachers on the course was very good with different styles meaning more was learnt. A really intensive course, but learnt lots, great fun and ran by fantastic people. Would recommend to anyone wanting to become a yoga teacher. Another benefit is being able to take part in teaching small sections of a live class while on the course, which really helped in building confidence.

Anna Granger

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