Develop your personal practice

Confidently plan yoga practice sequences suitable for your own body and needs. Consolidate your practice by exploring different approaches suggested on the course and keeping a reflective practice diary for 9 months. You will receive guidance on this throughout the course.

Learn about the fundamentals of yoga practice

Explore asana practice and anatomy, breathwork, pranayama, mudra, bandha, Patanjali's yoga sutra, yoga history, chakra theory, relaxation, meditation and more.

Curious to know more about yoga?

Considering training to be a yoga teacher?

Then this is the perfect course for you. It will help you decide whether the path of teaching yoga is for you, while giving you a good preparation for yoga teaching or grounding for whatever next steps you choose to take on your continuing yoga journey. You must have been attending weekly classes for a minimum of two years to take this course.

A sustained course of study and practice for growth and learning

9 study Saturdays on Zoom plus online home learning

  • Feel confident about creating safe and balanced yoga home practice sequences for yourself and your personal needs

  • Become more knowledgeable about yoga history, philosophy and practices.

  • Consolidate your own practice and relationship to yoga to provide a good foundation before starting to think about teaching others

  • Receive a British Wheel of Yoga (BWY) Foundation Course certificate on completion

Start from where you are

"Atha yoganusasanam" - The Yoga Sutra of Patanjali

This first sutra by Patanjali can be translated as - "the teaching of yoga begins now".

Whatever your style of yoga practice, your physical abilities, injuries or medical conditions, yoga starts from wherever we are.  All are welcome on this course.

Course fee

See the course information pack, downloadable below, for details. In cases of hardship - see guidance in the information pack. The online course supplementary modules are free of charge to enrolled course participants.

Course instructor

Andrea Newman

Senior tutor

Andrea is an experienced yoga teacher, mentor, and writer. She has been teaching yoga since 1994 and training and mentoring yoga teachers with the British Wheel of Yoga since 2003. As a Certified Advanced Rolfer, with a degree in biochemistry and a background in publishing, Andrea continues to study anatomy, spirituality and the body-mind connection. She brings a wealth of knowledge and insight to her teachings and is committed to helping yoga teachers and students enhance their understanding of themselves and to grow in their personal practice.

Please note that this is a BWY Foundation Course designed as a precursor to yoga teacher training. This is NOT a yoga teacher training qualification.