British Wheel of Yoga Foundation One Course

Deepen your practise and expand your knowledge of yoga, develop mindful movement. This course involves 60 hours of experiential study. Learn about the eight limbs of yoga, the history of yoga, philosophy, chakras, and types of yoga.

The 2018 course is now fully booked. You can find details of the 2019 course on this page. There will be an additional course taking place in the Central London region starting in September 2019 with details to be announced.

Requirement: Two years' experience with a quality-assured practitioner (BWY or other valid training). Places are selective and limited.

This is not a teacher training course but it will provide the basics and serve as an introduction to BWY diploma (although not a compulsory prerequisite this foundation course is useful preparation for those wishing to train to become a BWY Yoga Teacher). It will also be complementary to other yoga training courses such as 200 hours or 500 hours Yoga Alliance.


The course includes practical and theoretical work on the eight limbs of Patanjali's Yoga Sutras including: asana, pranayama, concentration techniques and meditation, as well as topics such as the history of Yoga and the different paths and schools of yoga. The core syllabus includes:

Full details of the syllabus can be found here.


Minimum of 2 years experienced with a yoga teacher (reference required) You must also be willing to regularly attend (minimum of 80% attendance is required to get the BWY Foundation certificate) and you will be expected to do some reading and research during the course.

Introductory Day

If suitable for the course you will be invited to the Introductory Day which will take place on 5 May 2019, 10am to 2.30pm, at the Ecocentre. The British Wheel of Yoga recommends attending the Introductory Day if you are thinking of doing the course.

On the day you will be able to meet the tutor and the other students in the beautiful surroundings of Home Farm. It will be a good chance to experience an introduction to some of the practices we explore in Foundation 1 and find out if it is the path for you. As well as to ask Natasha any questions you may have about the course.

Dates & Times

Sundays from 9.30am - 4.30pm (including breaks for tea and lunch).

There will be ten sessions over-all:
2 & 30 June 2019
1 September
6 October
3 November
1 December

5 January 2020
2 Feburary
1 March
5 April


The course will take place at beautiful Ecocentre at Home Farm, off Lodge Lane, Screveton, Near Bingham, Nottingham, NG13 8JL. A map and detailed instructions of how to find Ecocentre can be found here.

For more information on this venue visit The Ecocentre website.

There will be an additional course taking place in the Central London region starting in September 2019 with details to be announced.


£650 course fee plus BWY registration fee (£60) £37 BWY annual membership (Students need to be a member of BWY before the course begins).

Once you're accepted on the course, you will need to provide £160 non-refundable deposit. The remainder of the fee is due on the first day of the course. It is important to note that all fees are non-refundable after the course commences.

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"Just coming to the end of yoga foundation course with Natasha and l would strongly recommended it. Natasha is inspirational and bursts with knowledge. I started out with little confidence and I have been inspired to go onto teacher training diploma. If you're thinking about it- do it! Do it for yourself and watch how you grow... it's magic... Natasha is magic... the Eco Farm is a beautiful place and you will meet like-minded special people that become your yoga family!" - Clare, 2018-19 Class

"Thank you again for the whole experience. It was brilliant and has stood me in very good stead for starting the Diploma Course. Thank you for the wonderful introduction to my future as a yoga teacher. The course has absolutely sealed my intention to do this." - Fliss, 2018-19 Class

"I found the course so inspiring. It has renewed my love of yoga and given me the confidence to pursue my career to become a yoga teacher. Thanks, Natasha. It was life changing, I didn't want it to end!" - Deborah, 2018-19 Class

"I have grown so much on this course. The tutor's knowledge was boundless for me. I felt comfortable to ask any question even if it was outside the syllabus and the freedom to express thoughts and progress with no judgement. Lovely. I could not have imagined the confidence I would find doing this course. I am moving on to doing the diploma and it is very exciting. It is sad Natasha's course is coming to a close. Shanti, Shanti, Shanti." - Student, 2018-19 Class

How to Apply

Please contact Natasha directly