BWY Foundation Course

The British Wheel of Yoga Foundation Course

The course focuses on basic practical techniques and personal development taught in the context of the philosophy that underpins Yoga.

It is aimed at providing a structured course to widen practical experience and to encourage personal development for serious students who do not necessarily wish to prepare for teacher training. To provide basic grounding for those who do wish to prepare for teacher training.

The course is 60 hours minimum and is held one Sunday a month over 10 months. A BWY Foundation Course Certificate of Attendance will be awarded to students who achieve 80% attendance or above. This is not a certificate to teach. It is helpful in attaining a place on a BWY Teacher Training Diploma course as it attests to the student’s commitment and that they have a good foundation of basic knowledge.

Course Syllabus

Please log onto to email or contact British Wheel of Yoga, Central Office, 25 Jerymn Street, Sleaford, Lincs NG34 7RU. Tel: 01529 306851.

Students should have been practicing for a minimum of two years with a suitably qualified and experienced yoga teacher. You must also be a member of BWY before the start of the course. Applicants will be asked to write about their experience in Yoga and why they wish to undertake the course and also to provide a referral letter from their current yoga teacher. They will be invited for an informal interview with the tutor to ascertain their suitability and requirements. 

To find out when the next course will run please email

National Governing Body for Yoga

The BWY is recognised by Sport England and The Sport and Recreation Alliance (formally the CCPR) as the National Governing Body for Yoga in England. As the NGB for Yoga we also accredit other organisation's teacher training programmes.

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