Who is eligible?

1.         Minimum of two years’ class attendance with a suitably qualified and experienced yoga teacher.  
2.         Students must join the British Wheel of Yoga if not already a member.

If you have not already worked with us on a regular basis we may also ask you to attend an interview and/or one of our regular classes before a place is offered.

2019 course dates

The dates for the course are currently being finalised.  Please let us know if you would like to receive the detail as soon as they are available.

Foundation Course fees (2019 intake)

The course costs £585 including the £60 BWY registration fee. 

An initial deposit of £250 is required to reserve your place. The balance is due three weeks before the start of the course (please speak to us if you would like to discuss an alternative payment plan).  All course fees must be paid in full and are non-refundable.

In addition, once you have confirmed your place, you will also need to be a member of the BWY before the course begins and for the duration of your course.  You can apply for BWY membership online at http://www.bwy.org.uk/join-the-bwy/

Please email phoenixyoga@live.com or call 07935 22 12 13 for more details.

BWY Foundation Course Level 1

Please contact us for further details on the 2019 intake.

The course

The core syllabus includes preparation for practice, asana (postures), mudra (sealing gestures), basic breathing, kriya (cleansing practice), pranayama (breath control), concentration techniques, relaxation techniques, chanting, talks and discussions on the context and meaning of Yoga.

Students are required to practise regularly throughout the course and are encouraged to reflect upon and make notes on their practice in journal form.  Other than this there is no home written work and the course is not formally assessed.

Teaching methods

We use a mix of lectures, whole group discussion, small group discussion & reporting back to the whole group, question & answer and experiential practices. 


The course includes 60 hours of tuition over 10 Sundays (9am - 4.15pm) over a minimum period of 6 months.


A British Wheel of Yoga Foundation Course 1 Certificate of Attendance will be issued to students who achieve at least 80% attendance or above (please note that there is no option to make up missed hours so please check the dates carefully before applying for a place on the course).

BWY Foundation Course

Call or text us on 07935 22 12 13

Are you ready to deepen your Yoga practice?

Who is this course for?

The BWY Foundation Course 1 is run nationally (in England, Scotland and Wales) and is suitable for anyone who wishes to develop their personal practice of yoga and widen their experience.

The course will provide you with 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 (completion of the course would be advantageous when applying to join a BWY Diploma course and is highly recommended) but equally suitable for yoga students who do not wish to teach.