Why Take This Yoga-based Mental Health First Aid Module?

Mental illness is on the rise. There is a growing chance that you will encounter mental illness in your family, community or in a yoga class. This course does two things: it trains you to use yoga to reduce the chances of becoming mentally ill for yourself and your students or peers, AND it qualifies you as a Mental Health First Aider. By taking this course and becoming a MHFAider, you will be better able to support people around you, including yourself.

Why Take This Yoga-based Mental Health First Aid Module?

This Adult Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) Certificate is offered as a BWY Module to all members. Whether you’re a yoga teacher, student, or practitioner, you are eligible to apply. Through a blend of instructor-led live sessions and designed self-led learning activities, you will:

  • Learn yoga tools and techniques that ease the whole system and boost mental health
  • Understand and apply polyvagal theory: learn a map to check and adjust your mental state effectively
  • Develop practical skills to spot triggers and signs of mental ill-health
  • Gain confidence to reassure and support a person in distress
  • Learn how to guide them to further support for recovery 
  • Apply the MHFA plan in yoga spaces
  • Create a personal mental health action plan

An MHFA England Certificate + a BWY Module Certificate

This module is double accredited by both MHFA England who will award your First Aid Certificate as well as the BWY who will issue your MHFA and Yoga Module Certificate. You will gain Yoga knowledge, CPD points and an internationally recognised Mental Health First Aid qualification.

Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) England is an internationally recognised programme, accredited by the Royal Society for Public Health.

Course Information

Dates and Times

March – April 2022

Brief Orientation Session: Mar 5th, 1730-1830 to familiarise you with the MHFA Enabley platform and Zoom.


Saturday Mar 12th, Sunday Mar 20th, 

Sunday Apr 3rd 

All sessions: 0930-1730

How to Register:

Read the Prospectus and complete an Application Form. Return it to and we’ll provide you with banking details.

Please apply soonest to give MHFA England time to post your Manual and Workbook.


  • £428 course fee +
  • £30 registration fee.
  • For those able to help others, Angel fees of £497 allow us to build a scholarship fund for this course.
  • Please ensure you are a BWY Member or Guest Member, £10.

What you receive:

  • A substantial Manual and Workbook from MHFA England.
  • An electronic Yoga Workbook.
  • A rigorous training.


CMI Membership is open to anyone who aligns with our values and is interested in our work. 

You do not have to be a wellness coach, yoga or mindfulness practitioner to join the membership tiers.

We invite all members to dip into our free practices and meditations, and receive a monthly mini-teaching and practice.


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