We run BWY Teacher Trainings, short courses and comprehensive trainings.

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 2023 beginning in the Spring. 


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.

First Aid Courses with MGM Training

Our first aid course is open to all, make sure your certification is up to date. To book and pay, please click on the course you prefer and you will be taken directly to the booking page.


  • Insight into Health and Safety(First Aid) Regulations
  • Managing in incident – Priorities of First Aid Resuscitation
  • Blood loss – Treatment of an unconscious casualty
  • Treatment of shock – General discussion on Studio based injury/illness
  • Treatment of burns and siezures

Times: Sundays 11.30-6.30pm


Next dates and booking links

29th August

25th September
23rd October
13th November
4th December

2023 Courses













Price for 2023 is £99 per delegate