About Us

Banyan Tree Training BYT is ideal for the aspiring yoga student to grow into an inspiring yoga teacher. We are proud to have the expertise of 4 leading senior yoga teachers on the BYT team. Each one bringing their own unique expertise in Asana, Pranayama, Yoga Sequencing, The Art of Teaching, Essential Anatomy for Yoga, Subtle Body, Meditation and Yoga Therapy and so much more.

Why Choose Banyan Tree School of Yoga?

  • Since 2012, we have completed 8 courses with over 150 inspiring qualified yoga teachers.
  • 4 Senior Yoga Teachers each with a minimum of 15 years teaching experience.
  • Each teacher focussing specifically on their preferred area of expertise.
  • Senior teachers teach 98% of the course face to face.
  • Highest course standards observed and approved by Yoga Alliance Professionals to ensure training is of the highest quality.
  • We have designed ‘The Art of Teaching’ module and a unique step by step ‘learning to teach with confidence’ system to get you teaching your individual style of yoga with confidence.
  • More hours spent learning how to teach and teaching practice.
  • Post training support and mentoring.
  • Competitive pricing and Pay As You Go payment options from £266/month.

Why face to face is best?

Who are the teachers?

Frank Perry (Senior YogaTeacher) teacher of Anatomy and Physiology of Yoga. Has been teaching various styles of yoga from Ashtanga to Yin to Remedial Yoga since qualifying in 2003.

Stuart Alexander (Senior YogaTeacher) founder of Yoganation and Yoga Hub Liverpool, began teaching karate 25 years ago before discovering yoga in 2005. He later qualified with Yoga Alliance in 2010 and opened Liverpools first Hot Yoga studio. He teaches hot and non hot yoga at Yoga Hub Liverpool which he founded in 2013.

Niamh Kavanagh a teacher of yoga and meditation for over 20 years with influences from Tantra, Breath work & Buddhism as well as contemporary teachings. Niamh is now teacher of Hridaya Yoga & Meditation.

Mike Cragg of Harmony Holistics (Senior YogaTeacher) has been teaching Yoga for over 35 years and holds the British Wheel of Yoga Teachers’ Diploma. Mike has taught several Foundation Courses for the BWY.



"My name Lee Burns and I was a student at the YogaHub for 3 years and loved every moment of it. All the staff are so friendly and the teacher's are amazing. I found my yoga really improving so the next step of my yoga journey was to become a yoga teacher. I was guided through the intense teacher training course by Banyan Tree school of yoga teacher training by Stuart and Frank. The course was great and I learned so much and gained a wealth of experience and knowledge to become a yoga teacher. I also met fellow yogis on the course who I still keep in touch with. I have now been teaching yoga for over 4 years now and would highly recommend Banyan Tree school of yoga to any budding yoga teacher. Thanks so much to all the teachers and guest teachers for helping me through my journey in becoming a Yoga teacher especially Stu and Frank."

Lee Burns

I would highly recommend the teacher training course at yoga hub, all of the teachers are highly knowledgeable and each bring different aspects to the course which is great. Stu and Frank offer lots of support to everyone and always make the time to have a chat and offer guidance and encouragement when it is needed. The continued support which I have had since my training at yoga hub has finished has been really great and I know if I need it then words of advice will always be given. If you are looking to expand your knowledge of yoga or want to go into teaching then this is a really great course to begin your journey. The training I received has given me the confidence to go out and teach what I love and I am really happy that I chose yoga hub to do my 200 hours teacher training,


I trained with the Banyan Tree School of Yoga in 2016. Very thorough and professional delivery. Very experienced teachers. The knowledge and experience from the course provided me with a platform from which I could go out to teach. When I started the course, I was already an experienced and qualified teacher, but not in yoga. Doing something I was not fluent/confident with was a massive challenge - but I think I am the better for. The course gave me a new perspective on yoga and life acceptance. I currently teach adapted yoga and wellbeing to adults with disabilities and isolated older learners. My learners like the fact that I can explain why I adapt asanas for them - knowledge I gained from the course. Thank you.Debs


Before I embarked on my teacher training, I had lots of concerns about not being ready. From the outset however, all of the teachers set me at ease and throughout the course gave an incredible level of support and guidance. The balance between their input and the need for me to take responsibility for my own learning and teaching style meant that by the end of the course, I felt confident in my ability to teach. There was so much more to the course than learning to teach yoga though - it was literally life changing for me and I got to spend many weekends with an amazing group of yogis and teachers.

Helen Tang