British Wheel of Yoga Courses



We run regular weekly classes taught by BWY qualified teachers as well as Teacher training Diplomas, Foundation Courses, Integration Courses, Modules and in service training days. 




British Wheel of Yoga Foundation Courses and Teacher Training courses

At Yoga Junction we run regular Foundation courses and Teacher Training courses with a range of qualified BWY teachers.  The Foundation course is a 6 month, 60 hour course that can be done either out of intererest, or as a stepping stone to the Teacher Training courses.  The Teacher Training course, which is referred to as the BWY Certificate course, is 23 full days of training over 18 months.  It is usually necessary to have done a Foundation Course or equivalent prior to taking part in a Certificate course, but this is down to the teacher's discretion.  We run both types of courses at the studio.  Details of our current Foundation and Certificate courses are below. 
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 Foundation Courses

Foundation courses have been run for many years by the British Wheel of Yoga, and are designed for students to either deepen their personal knowledge and experience of yoga, or as a stepping stone towards becoming a teacher.  The course involves 60 contact hours, and you will get a chance to analyse asana (postures), explore a range of pranayama (breathing) techniques, learn about the ancient and modern history of yoga, experience different forms of meditation, some chanting, look at different styles of yoga, and more. 
The world of yoga involves a whole range of different practises and philosophies. In regular classes we only touch the surface of a small part of this massive and wide ranging subject, and generally the emphasis is very much on asana (posture), with some teaching of pranayama (breathing) and meditation.  These courses give you a chance to look at a whole range of practises and ideas that you never have time to look at normally, and are taught by highly qualified and experienced teachers.  They are stimulating, engaging and a whole lot of fun, and it also gives you the opportunity to meet and get to know a group of like minded students who you might otherwise meet only fleetingly in weekly classes.  We have run over 40 of these courses over the years, and in every group we have taught, lifelong friendships have been forged.
So if you are interested in learning more, or maybe are thinking about a bigger change in your life and are considering teaching, these courses are an ideal opportunity to expand and connect with yourself and with other people.  

Course content

The course is roughly 50% practical (asana, pranayama, meditation, chanting) and 50% theoretical (philosophy, history, anatomy, theory of energetic body etc). There is no compulsory homework, although further study for your own interest is advised and supported, and there is no tests or exam! The aim is to broaden your own knowledge and experience of yoga and to consider in which areas you may like to develop your own practice in the future.
The full BWY course syllabus is available - please email for more details.  At the end of the course you will receive a certificate of attendance, if you attend at least 80% of the course.  

Application Procedure

You can apply by filling out and returning the application form preferably by email. Once the application has been received we will arrange for the course tutor to either call you or meet with you to have a brief chat about the course. The application procedure is very straightforward, and the only real qualification for the course is that you have been practising yoga for 2 years or more and that you’re willing to attend with enthusiasm and an enquiring mind!  Once you have been accepted onto the course you will need to pay a non-refundable deposit, and also join the BWY and obtain a BWY membership number.  Full details of the procedure are contained in the course information pack that is available upon request.



Upcoming Foundation courses 

BWY Foundation course level 1 with Federica Panichi starts May 2021

BWY Foundation Course 60h accredited training

By taking this 60h accredited training course you can expect to broaden your knowledge and experience of yoga, either for your personal interest and study or as preparation for teacher training. Even if it is not a teaching qualification in its own right, the BWY Foundation Course is the standard entry requirement for the BWY Certificate and Diploma teacher training courses.
The minimum entry requirement for the Foundation training is two years’ experience of practising yoga in any style with a suitably qualified and experienced yoga teacher. You may be asked to attend a class or a short informal interview prior to acceptance on to the course.
In case social restrictions are still in place, we might be able to start the course online via Zoom.



Course Content
The course is roughly 50% practical (asana, pranayama, meditation, chanting, mudra, kriya) and 50% theoretical (philosophy, history, anatomy, theory of energetic body, etc.). There is no compulsory homework, although further study for your own interest is advised and supported. And there is no test or exam! The aim is to broaden your own knowledge and experience of yoga and to consider in which areas you may like to develop your own practice in the future.
The course 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 it is equally suitable for yoga students who do not wish to teach.

The Teacher
Federica Panichi will be the main tutor, supported by experienced guest tutors. Freddie is an experienced BWY teacher and is also qualified as an assessor of trainee teachers. She is a part of the Yoga Junction team since 2007. Freddie is a student of Tara Fraser. She has been practising different styles of yoga mainly with tutors inspired by the teachings of Krishnamacharya and his son TKV Desikachar in particular. Her classes focus on flowing sequences of poses with attention to the coordination of breath and movement, proper body alignment and anatomical understanding, but do not follow one strict method or routine of postures; instead, they invite mindfulness and quality of awareness throughout. Freddie is a versatile teacher and teaches Hatha Yoga as well as Vinyasa-based classes, which vary according to group level, physical ability and fitness, and range from gentle to vigorous, from a beginner level to intermediate and more advanced. For further information, visit her website www.urbanyogini.com
Yoga Junction


Contact
Nigel (Yoga Junction’s director) - [email protected]
Freddie (course tutor) – [email protected] (exclusively for the course) and [email protected]










Dates and Price

10 Meetings on Saturdays 10.00am-5.00pm
(1-hour break)
8th May, 15th May, 19th June, 17th July, 11th Sept, 2nd Oct, 23rd Oct, 13th Nov, 27th Nov, 4th Dec.

Cost - £600 course fees plus £60 registration fee. You must also be a member of the bwy which costs £37 per year.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: 20th APRIL 2021