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.

Considering training to be a yoga teacher?

Or simply curious to know more about yoga?

Then this is the perfect course for you. Experienced BWY tutors Tracy and Andrea 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. Apply now - limited places available.

Course tutor

Andrea Newman

Senior tutor

Andrea says: "I see myself as a sensitive and geeky introvert and teacher! I love creating and holding a space for people to come into to explore themselves through yoga. I find it a joy and a privilege to see people's courage and determination as they face challenges in life, to heal and evolve." Andrea has been teaching yoga since 1994 and training yoga teachers with the British Wheel of Yoga since 2003. As a Certified Advanced Rolfer with a degree in biochemistry, Andrea continues to study anatomy, spirituality and the body-mind connection. She brings a wealth of knowledge and insight to her teaching and is committed to providing opportunities for yoga teachers and students to learn and grow.

Course tutor

Tracy Harris

Foundation Couse Tutor

Tracy says: “I know just how powerful a regular yoga practice can be. I was guided to yoga by a GP after a devastating accident when I was hit by a bus as a pedestrian in 1997. Yoga practice helped me so much that I knew I wanted to teach.” Tracy completed her 500-hour BWY Teaching Diploma in 2007 and founded Summerhouse Yoga & Wellbeing in 2010, in West Sussex and online. Her passion is in making the yoga that she teaches accessible to all who would like to practice, regardless of ability, injury, disease or disability. Tracy loves teaching individuals and groups, and seeing and hearing about the joy and freedom that yoga, meditation and other practices can bring.

A 60-hour sustained course of study and practice for growth and learning

October 2024 - June 2025. Monthly meetings over 9 months: 9 Saturdays (9.15am-1.30pm) and 8 Wednesdays (6-7.30pm) all on Zoom, plus 9 online home study modules

  • 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 dates and fees

and how to apply

See the course information pack, downloadable below, for more details about the Foundation Course and how to apply for a place. 

Places are limited to 18 students and there is an admissions process, which begins by you submitting an application form and includes attendance at an introductory workshop with one or both of the tutors on Zoom. 

So get your application in soon! There's no obligation to join the course until you accept a formal offer of a place. When the course is full, we'll run a waiting list.

Note that the online course supplementary modules are free of charge to enrolled course participants.

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.