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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 – Kent

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

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This course is a self-development course that takes you on a journey to find out where your Yoga practice comes from and how to get more from the various practices to be found in Yoga and meditation.

Course frequency: Monthly
Course requirements: Good to have 2 years experience of Yoga and experience of regular Yoga classes.

For more information, contact phone icon 01732 864465

'Fast Track' Foundation Course Level 1 – East Sussex

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

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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