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BWY Teaching Diploma Course

All Teaching Diploma Courses follow a national syllabus but may differ slightly in the way they are managed. Generally, most courses are timetabled once a month and some courses include residential study weekends. The timescale of the course is somewhere between 3 and 3½ years. There will be written assignments for completion at home as well as presentations within the peer group to aid development of teaching skills.

Applicants need to have maintained class practice with a recognized teacher for two years prior to contacting a Diploma Course Tutor.

The application process includes attendance at an Introductory Day plus an interview with the Diploma Course Tutor. This usually happens at least three months prior to the commencement date of the course. Some tutors will only accept applications from people who have taken part in a Foundation Course prior to applying to attend an Introductory Day, so it is wise to contact the tutor and enquire. Places are limited and highly sought-after so it is important to contact tutors early to express your interest.

For more information about Diploma courses see the BWY national website (new window)

Future BWY Diploma Courses

You may find other courses listed on the Teacher Training Diploma Course pages of the BWY national website (new window).

Teaching Training Diploma – Kent

Date: 5 September 2015 - 1 December 2018
Venue: St Marks Church Room, Westmoreland Road, Bromley South BR2 0TB
Tutor: Bob Insley and Zoe Knott

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Course frequency: Monthly excluding August
Unit 1: Applied anatomy and physiology and the teaching of asana.
Unit 2: Yoga breathing practices and relaxation.
Unit 3: Planning for teaching and the Responsibilities of a Yoga teacher.
Unit 4: Planning and Delivering a Yoga Course.
Unit 5: Teaching Asana: observation, adjustment and protection of vulnerable areas of the body.
Unit 6: Hatha Yoga and Pranayama.
Unit 7: The Teaching and Philosophy of Meditation.
Unit 8: Progression in Yoga.

Course requirements:
• To have completed a BWY Foundation course or equivalent.
• Have time to commit to study which involves a daily personal practice, weekly class attendance, research, written work, teaching of peers.
• Be competent in both written and spoken English.
• Be computer literate.

Zoe and Bob are very experienced, senior DCTs. Zoe served on the Education Committee for many years as DCT Training Officer and Bob took on the role of Regional Training Officer.

Both have over 35 years of yoga practice with many different teachers from a variety of traditions. Between them they have taken the additional BWY modules in Pranayama, Pregnancy and Meditation. Bob has a degree in Education. As well as running regular yoga classes, the Foundation Course, Teacher Training and travelling round the country giving Workshops and taking In-Service Training, both are popular teachers at BWY Congress and run regular yoga retreats.

For more information, contact phone icon 020 8464 1553

2016 Certificate in Teaching Yoga – East Sussex

Date: Induction dates 6 March and 1 May 2016
Venue: Samtosha Yoga Studio, 80 Court Farm Road, NEWHAVEN BN9 9DY
Tutor: Janet Bond

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Course frequency: 24 Monthly Sundays
Induction dates: 6 March and 1 May 2016

The Certificate Course is designed for those who wish to qualify to teach Yoga, within a shorter time span and for a reduced financial outlay. The syllabus covers 5 of the 8 units studied in the Diploma. (Those who wish to study deeper and anticipate becoming a Teacher of Teachers are advised to apply for the Diploma Course).

Course requirements: Foundation Course Certificate or several years of accumulated yoga class attendance and practice.

Janet Bond is a highly experienced Senior BWY Foundation, Certificate and Diploma Course Tutor, with 9 Fitness Qualifications from the YMCA plus 5 Post Grad Module Certificates specialising in teaching Pranayama, Meditation, Pregnancy Yoga and Yoga for those living with Cancer, plus Yoga Nidra. She is also recently qualified in the Satyandanda Classical Yoga Tradition. Janet is an ex-Army Nurse and Head of Newhaven Adult Education Centre, Reiki Master and Sound Healing Therapist. Courses are held in her newly-built under-floor heated fully equipped studio on the South Coast (between Brighton and Eastbourne). Attendees can enjoy shared alfresco lunches in her tranquil terraced garden overlooking Newhaven Marina and Fort, (weather permitting).

For more information, contact phone icon 01273 512306