Foundation Course

British Wheel of Yoga Foundation Course 1 starting in September 2018


This 60 hour course is designed to explore yoga in more depth than you would get in an average class. It includes practical and theoretical sessions.

Topics explored include the classical yoga texts. Patanjali’s yoga sutras are explored as a way to understand his comprehensive system of personal development which include ways of caring for yourself as well as guidance on your interactions with others, in addition to the better known aspects of yoga like postures, breathing and meditation.

The course also covers the history of yoga, and the different paths and schools of yoga. There is plenty of opportunity for practical practice of yoga postures and practices, exploring the anatomy and physiology which make these so beneficial; and encouragement and guidance on developing a personal yoga practice which suits your life and needs.

It is intended for any yoga students who would like to develop their knowledge of yoga further as well as those wanting to go on to train as teachers to provide them with the basics needed before undertaking a yoga teaching course.

The cost of the course is £500 (payable in 3 instalments) which includes a BWY course registration fee. You will need to also be a member of the BWY during the duration of the course. The instalments are: £200 due on acceptance of place; £150 by 31st July; £150 by 31st August.


The dates for the Foundation Course 1 running from September 2018 to March 2019 in Tavistock are:

Sunday 2nd September
Sunday 30th September
Sunday 28th October
Sunday 18th November
Sunday 16th December
Sunday 6th January
Sunday 27th January
Sunday 17th February
Sunday 10th March


UPDATE – I am also planning dates for a Foundation Course 1 at a location in Cornwall running from October 2018 to April 2019. I will post details here when confirmed but you can also message me and ask for updates to be sent to you when available.


I will run a Foundation Course 2 in the near future for the further development of anyone who has already attended a Foundation Course 1.

The proposed course dates for a Foundation Course 2  are currently being worked on and will be posted here once finalised.


Yoga Foundation Course Enquiry Form

If there is a demonstrated need for it I may also run a Foundation Course 1 on a weekday. Please let me know if this is of interest to you.