BWY Foundation Courses
Foundation Course Level 1
The 60-hour course intensifies and expands the practices of general yoga classes and is available to anyone who has a keen interest and wants to learn more about Yoga. It delves into a wide variety of strands of yoga, such as increased depth of postural analysis and asana, breath to pranayama, relaxation to meditation. The syllabus includes mantra and mudra—something which may or may not be taught in general classes. It also allows participants to delve into the philosophies and theories which underpin yoga. There is no prescribed written homework, but most tutors suggest a diary and notes on practice between tutorials.
Foundation Course Level 2
Foundation Course Level 2 is also of 60 hours’ duration and is for students who have completed Foundation Course level 1, but do not wish to train as a BWY Teacher. This course is more in-depth and includes, Asana, Pranayama, Mudra, Bandha, Kriyas, Meditation, with more study of Patanjali Yoga Sutras Chapter 1, and planning personal practices.
FC1 and FC2 students are required to have practised Yoga for a minimum of 2 years with a BWY (or accredited) teacher.
Current/planned BWY Foundation Courses
BWY Foundation Course | Tyne and Wear
Date: Saturday 11th January 2014
| 9.30 am–4.30 pm
Venue: Holy Cross Church Hall, Station Road, Ryton, NE40 4QC
Tutor: Linda Irving
Please bring Mat, notebook and pen
0191 413 8609
10 full Saturdays between January 2014 and July 2014 to deepen your understanding of yoga theory and philosophy and encourage personal practice. Full information, syllabus, directions, costs, dates, etc, from Lindaemail as above Tel 0191 4138609 or 07779337708 website: www.yogalinda.org.uk
Taster Session Saturday 30 November 10am to 12pm £15.00
I completed my teaching diploma with The British Wheel of Yoga 22 years ago. I have been teaching classes in Newcastle and Gateshead ever since including The British Wheel of Yoga Foundation Courses since 2002. Many of the graduates from the accredited Foundation Course have gone on to be yoga teachers themselves.
I have studied with many great teachers and Swamis. Sri Swami Satchidananda (Integral Yoga) has been a spiritual inspiration since I met him in the late 1980's and I often had the opportunity to hear his teachings in lectures and, more personally, at the home of my teacher, Lashmi Waters. I continued to study with other Swamis from Integral Yoga Ashrams, and still keep in touch with my friend who lives in the Integral Yoga Ashram in Yogaville, Virginia, USA. I studied Dru Yoga in 1991 with Mansukh Patel and Rita Goswami, when they first re-introduced this style of yoga to the West. I gained a Certificate in Yoga therapy for Low Back Pain in 1994 after studying with Dr Robin Munro. I have trained in Counselling and Reiki and hold a Higher Education Teaching Diploma. Over the years I have continued to study with Swamis and teachers in various styles of yoga, including Iyengar, Astanga and Kundalini. I also learn from my students and my own self study of yoga spirit!
ual books and yoga in my daily life. I really enjoy sharing the benefits of yoga and seeing my students shine.
I teach regular weekly beginners/ intermediate classes throughout Tyne & Wear. I also teach Gentle yoga classes and have taught a chair yoga class at a Day Centre for years, where students in their 80s and 90s enjoy the fun of yoga.