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Astanga beginners course

Learn the building blocks of an Astanga yoga practice - breathing, postures and concentration. We’ll break down the Sun Salutations to make them accessible, then repeat and memorise them. We’ll gradually work through the standing sequence and finish each week with breathing, sitting and relaxing. By the end of the course you’ll be able to start your own practice at home or confidently join a regular Astanga class.

Teacher: Meg
Time: Saturday 5.30-6.30pm
Dates: February 12th - March 19th
Price: £72 for 6 week course


Iyengar yoga course

5 week Iyengar yoga course with Julie de Senneville.  A general level class with basic classical yoga postures taught slowly and thoroughly with attention to detail.  Suitable for any level of experience and ability.  Join anytime during the course dates.

Teacher: Julie
Time: Wednesdays 9.40-11.10am
Dates: January 5th - February 2nd
Price: £65 for 5 week course

BWY Foundation Courses and Teacher Training courses 

The 60-hour Foundation course is designed to explore yoga in more depth. It includes practical and theoretical work on asana, pranayama, concentration and meditation as well as topics such as the history of yoga and the different paths and schools of yoga as well as an introduction to basic yoga philosophy - the yoga Sutras of Patanjali and the Hathayogapradipika and more.
This course is intended for students who would like to develop their knowledge of yoga further as well as for those wanting to train as teachers as it provides them with a good introduction to our Certificate and Diploma teaching courses.  

The longer Teacher Training courses involve a more in depth look at teaching techniques, lesson planning, anatomy, modifying and adapting postures for all needs, and teaching practice within the course.  

We are planning courses for 2021 beginning in the Spring.  Please email if you are interested.

BWY Foundation course level 1 with Federica Panichi 

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
Yoga Junction


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

Dates and Price