@ 121 urban hot yoga

Do you have a passion for Yoga? Want to deepen that passion and knowledge? Our courses are more than just certificates.



This course is designed to give you the tools to teach both restorative and dynamic classes with various styles of Yoga 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. 


Yoga Foundation is the ideal way to start the journey of yoga training. Whether you have done 1 yoga class or 100, you will fit in. Yoga Foundation addresses all the basics of yoga, including pose names, why and how teachers adjust students, as well as the principles/beliefs of yogic philosophy and history.

What we do

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

Our courses have been developed to provide you with the necessary knowledge and understanding skills needed to become a yoga teacher. The qualification credential is recognised internationally.



Yoga Philosophy

 Alignments
 Corrections
 Pranayamas
 Meditations
 Savasana
 A catalogue of asanas
 Bandhas
 Breath
 Working with different body types
 Modifications for injuries
 Anatomy & Physiology Assessments
 Use of music in class
 Class planning
 Hot room challenges
 Dealing with incidents
 Live studio learning
 Assisting teachers in live classes
 Unlimited yoga practice throughout the course
 First aid



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 Yoga Teacher Training Essex you will train and work alongside our experienced Yoga teaching team, giving you variety, hands on experience and guidance throughout the course. 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. Receiving tailored instruction, correction, energy projection, meditation and much more, developing your own personal inspirational style of teaching yoga to others. As well as helping you to build confidence, client relationships and understanding that becoming a Yoga teacher 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.


Accreditation Certificates

Yoga Alliance Cert (RYT 200) 

Internationally recognised credential

Anatomy & Physiology  Assessments Certificate

First Aid (Basics) Certificate

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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