BWY Foundation Course


BWY Foundation Course

Dates to be advised

Who it is for

The Foundation Course 1 is run nationally (in England, Scotland and Wales) and is suitable for anyone who wishes to develop their personal practice of yoga and widen their experience. It provides a comprehensive grounding in basic practical techniques taught in the context of the philosophy that underpins Yoga.  It is an ideal preparation for those who may wish to train as yoga teachers in the future* but equally suitable for yoga students who do not wish to teach.


British Wheel of Yoga Foundation Course 1 Certificate of Attendance.


1.         Minimum of two years class attendance with a suitable qualified and experienced yoga teacher.

2.         Students must join the British Wheel of Yoga if not already a member.

The Course

The core syllabus of 45 hours is obligatory. It includes preparation for practice, asana (postures), mudra (Sealing gestures), basic breathing, kriya (cleansing practice), pranayama (Breath control), concentration techniques, relaxation techniques, chanting, talks and discussions on the context and meaning of Yoga.   A minimum of 15 hours is added, content of which at the discretion of the course tutor, to meet the particular needs and interests of individual students and to reflect the tutor’s own tradition.

Students are required to practice regularly throughout the course and are encouraged to reflect upon and make notes on their practice in journal form.  Other than this there is no home written work and the course is not formally assessed.




Interviews to follow, please be prepared to stay until 5.30pm

The cost of the introductory session is £15. 


DATESto be advised


1. Course fees £450 payable to tutor. This can be paid in two instalments ( by post-dated cheque.)

2. Registration fee to BWY £60

3. BWY membership fee payable to BWY £34