THE FOUNDATION COURSE IS FOR ANYONE INTERESTED IN DEVELOPING A DEEPER KNOWLEDGE OF YOGA AND YOGA PRACTICES INCLUDING PHILOSOPHY OR FOR THOSE CONSIDERING TEACHER TRAINING.
THE COURSE WILL RUN FOR 10 MONTHS FROM JANUARY TO OCTOBER 2019 ON EACH FIRST SATURDAY OF THE MONTH.
A MINIMUM OF 2 YEARS YOGA PRACTICE IS REQUIRED ALONG WITH A COMMITMENT TO ATTENDING 80% OF THE COURSE BUT PREFERABLY 100%
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.
Minimum of two years’ class attendance with a suitably qualified and experienced yoga teacher.
Students must join the British Wheel of Yoga if not already a member.
The Length and dates of the Course:
The course is 60 hours over a 10month period taking place each first Saturday of each month.
9a.m. – 4.30p.m. (1 hour for lunch) 9a.m. – 4.30p.m.
Birkenhead Sea Cadets Centre, 2 Park Road East, Birkenhead, Wirral, CH41 4BE
The core syllabus is 45 hours and includes preparation for practise, 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. There is a further 15 hours – total 60 – in which further discussion, talks, and practices will be explored. Students are required to practise 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. A minimum of 80% attendance is required over the length of the course in order to gain your FC 1 Certificate.
Refreshments, course materials and handouts will be provided on each course day.
You will be required to bring with you the following:
Yoga equipment (mat, belts, blocks, etc),
iPad or laptop if you prefer to use electronic equipment,
A folder (preferably with dividers for the different course materials.
How to apply for the course
To apply for the course please request an application form via email. You will need a reference from your regular teacher of yoga and one personal reference details of which should be put on the application form for me to contact regarding references. I will then contact you either by telephone or email to let you know if your application has been successful.
If you have any queries or questions please do not hesitate to contact me at any time via email or if you prefer an informal chat either by telephone or after class if you attend my classes.
B.A, Cert,. Ed, BWY Teacher of Yoga Mobile: 07960550210
*Completion of the Foundation Course would be advantageous when applying to join a BWY Diploma course and is highly recommended!