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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: September 18th 2014 - March 5th 2015
Venue: Yoga Mamas Studio, 40-42 Upper Gardner Street, Brighton BN1 4AN
Tutor: Tarik Dervish

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Course frequency: Thursday evenings weekly 6.30 - 9.30pm for 20 weeks

This popular 60-hour course is an ideal opportunity to go deeper into your yoga practice. You will learn about the deeper practices and philosophy described in the Hatha Yoga Pradipika, including pranayama, mudra, bandha, kriyas and ayurveda, as well as develop a deeper understanding of the postures. The course is roughly half-theory, half-practical and is an excellent preparation for teacher-training courses.

Course requirements: 2 years or approximately 90 hours of practice

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BWY Foundation Course - Level 1 – Kent

Date: September 20th 2014 - July 2015
Venue: The Eden Centre, Four Elms Road, Edenbridge TN8 6BY
Tutor: Lina Newstead

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Course frequency: monthly 9.30 - 4.30 on Saturdays
Venue: A garden room in a newly built complex

What the course will cover: asana, pranayama, deep relaxation and mindfulness meditation, philosophy, chant and Sanskrit. A journal will be kept and one-to-one mentoring and feedback is given. The fee will include course book and handout pack, relaxation CD, BWY membership and registration.
Progression: can lead to teacher training.

Course requirements: Applicants should have had experience of regular Yoga classes and have a curiosity about the Yoga path.

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