| Jump to navigation bar |

BWY Foundation Courses

Foundation Course Level 1

The 60-hour course intensifies and expands the practices of general yoga classes and is available to anyone who has a keen interest and wants to learn more about Yoga. It delves into a wide variety of strands of yoga, such as increased depth of postural analysis and asana, breath to pranayama, relaxation to meditation. The syllabus includes mantra and mudra—something which may or may not be taught in general classes. It also allows participants to delve into the philosophies and theories which underpin yoga.

This course is run by either Foundation Course Tutors or Diploma Course Tutors. There is no prescribed written homework, but some tutors may suggest a diary and notes on practice between tutorials.

Foundation Course Level 2

Foundation Course Level 2 is also of 60 hours’ duration and is for students who have completed Foundation Course level 1, but do not wish to train as a BWY Teacher. This course is more inodepth and includes, Asana, Pranayama, Mudra, Bandha, Kriyas, Meditation, with more study of Patanjali Yoga Sutras Chapter 1, and planning personal practices.

FC1 and FC2 students are required to have practised Yoga for a minimum of 2 years with a BWY (or accredited) teacher.

Future BWY Foundation Courses

Where applicable, this listing displays courses in adjacent counties of neighbouring BWY regions. You may find other courses listed on BWY Wales, Southern and South-West region websites.

BWY Foundation Course Level 1 – East Sussex

Date: 21st March to 14th November 2015
Venue: Udimore Village Hall, Church Lane, Udimore TN31 6BB
Tutor: Lucie Landau

For more information, contact

This is a self-developmental course but it can lead to Teacher training. There are no assignments, but students will be required to keep a practice journal. The course covers all aspects of yoga: asana, pranayama, philosophy, meditation, pranic/energy system, and an introduction to Ayurveda.

Course frequency: once a month (mostly Saturdays) with a Taster session 24th January 2015.
Course requirements: 2 years of yoga class experience is necessary for this course.

For more information, contact phone icon 01424 838217

'Fast Track' Foundation Course Level 1 – East Sussex

Date: 2nd May 2015 to 31st October 2015
Venue: Samtosha Yoga Studio, 80 Court Farm Road, NEWHAVEN BN9 9DY
Tutor: Janet Bond

For more information, contact

This 60-hour course comprises of 2 daily practical asana sessions, lectures on a wide variety of yoga-related topics, and peer group interaction/gelling activities to increase confidence and enhance social skills. Suitable as self-development, for those wishing to deepen their understanding of yoga and establish a regular practice, (or) as a pre-cursor for those planning to study further and apply for a place on the next Certificate in Teaching Yoga 2-year Course starting Spring 2016.

Course frequency: 10 Saturday meetings over 6 months
Course requirements: Maximum of 10 applicants who should have practised Yoga for a minimum of 2 years.

For more information, contact phone icon 01273 512306

BWY Foundation Course Level 1 – East Sussex

Date: 20th June 2015 to 21st November 2015
Venue: Loft at Little Dippers, 40-42 Upper Gardner Street, Brighton BN1 3AN
Tutor: Tarik Dervish

For more information, contact

This 60-hour course is an opportunity to explore the deeper aspects of Yoga practice that are not normally taught in general classes. We will explore the various energetic practices taught in the Hatha Yoga Pradipika - including the basic principles of Ayurveda which underpin it, as well as the Yoga philosophy of Patanjali's famous Yoga Sutras. The course will be approximately half practice and half theory and there will be lots of opportunity for discussion. Practices will include Asana, Pranayama, Mudra, Bandha, Mantra, Meditation and the Shatkarmas (Yogic cleansing techniques.)

Course frequency: Approx one meeting per month
Course requirements: 2 years' experience of regular Yoga

For more information, contact phone icon 07951 046592

BWY Foundation Course Level 1 – Surrey

Date: September 13th 2015 to June 5th 2016
Venue: BoCo Yoga and Pilates, 6 Electric Parade, Surbiton KT6 5NT
Tutor: Lisa Soede

For more information, contact

Course frequency: once a month

For more information, contact phone icon 01932 868482