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British Wheel of Yoga Foundation Course

British Wheel of Yoga Foundation Course

Next course starts 17th March 2024

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Do you love Yoga and want to enrich your practise?
Have your yoga classes sparked your curiosity, and you want to learn more about Yoga? 
Perhaps yoga has nurtured you, and in future you'd like to share that with others through teaching?

In this British Wheel of Yoga Foundation Course you’ll come together with a group of like-minded people to explore yoga in greater depth than is possible in your usual weekly classes. 


By the end of the course you’ll have expanded your knowledge on a wide range of topics including:


  • Asana (yoga postures) and basic anatomy 

  • Breathing practices

  • Yoga philosophy, and how it applies to your life on and off the yoga mat

  • The subtle energy body, including the chakras

  • The history and paths of yoga

  • Sanskrit - basic terms and posture names

  • Relaxation & meditation techniques

  • Mantra & Mudra

  • How to develop and sustain your own yoga practise


The course is a journey of self-growth and personal development, giving you tools and techniques to apply to your everyday life. It also provides you with a strong foundation and smooth progression towards the Diploma course if you wish to later train as a yoga teacher (although this is not a pre-requisite for the BWY Teacher Training). 


"For me, the course went beyond the asanas (postures) and took me to a place where yoga both physically and emotionally supports me in every aspect of my life. As someone who gets anxious within groups of new people Janice created an environment where everyone felt comfortable in expressing themselves and sharing life experience, and her wealth of knowledge and how she teaches all things yoga will inspire you to want to learn more. Embrace and enjoy!" Di, 2022


Read more testimonials here

How much study is involved?

There are 60 hours of contact time, spread over 9 months.


While there are no written assignments or assessments, you are encouraged to develop your own home yoga practice and record your learning and observations.


This will be supported with access to the Foundation Course Student Portal on the Radiance Yoga website, and the Online Studio and Meditation Portal with a selection of recorded classes, guided relaxations and meditations to help support you with your yoga practice. All handouts from the study days will be easily accessible in the Student Portal and available to you for the duration of the course. 


There will be some suggested optional reading and practices between study days.


Study days are held in the Village Hall in Great Gidding, Cambridgshire and close to the borders of Northamptonshire. Easily accessed from the A1 and A14, and surrounded by beautiful countryside. 

Course Dates & Times 2024

All dates are Sundays, 09:00 - 17:15:

17th March 

21st April

19th May

23rd June

21st July

8th Sept

29th Sept

20th Oct

17th Nov 

Who can apply?


Applicants are welcomed from all styles of Yoga, with 2 years’ experience and a desire and commitment to learn. (NB: Those with 1 year consistent practice will also be considered - please ask when you request your Information Pack). 

Course Fees

The course fee is £660 (includes the BWY registration fee of £60) plus BWY membership (£42 annual membership).


You may wish to pay the course fee in instalments. The earlier you sign up, the more time you have to spread the cost. 

There are also a number of books on the required reading list. 

Free Taster Session

Come along to a free Taster Session in Great Gidding; Sunday 28th January 2024 10:00 - 13:00. 

Find out all about the course, ask any questions, do some yoga together and meet your tutor. 

Email to book your free place...

Apply now

Request your Information Pack for full details of the course, including an application form. 

Places on the course are limited (maximum 12 students), so that everyone receives as much individual attention as possible. .


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Find out more about the British Wheel of Yoga

BWY is the National Governing Body for Yoga, supported by Sports England, and has the largest yoga membership in the UK. Find out more on the BWY website

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