Well done to all the students of our British Wheel of Yoga (BWY) Foundation course for completing successfully! Sunday 21st of February was our last day and it was a fantastic but also very sad to say goodbye after spending 10 months together. We met once a month on Sundays for six hours and we gradually got to know each other and developed a trusting relationship. People brought in lovely homemade food that we shared for lunch and there was so much laughter and joy.
The course was quite intensive but once it got going everyone seemed to really enjoy themselves. It was a pleasure to see their development and watch their confidence grow over time. The course emphasises finding your own personal journey in yoga and the syllabus covers wide range of techniques including Pranayama, Mudra and Kriya to name a few.
Everyone (except one student who sadly had to leave the course early due to serious illness) completed successfully and received the BWY Foundation certificate. About half of these decided to go on to do the teacher training course. Those that did have commented on how useful this course was and some even said that they would have felt completely ‘drowned’ if they didn’t do the foundation first.
About ten years ago, I also did my foundation course and it provided a great basis for my further studies. Teacher training can be really demanding and this course gives you a taster of what’s to come without the pressure of doing too much homework, assignment or assessment. It is also very rewarding to do the course simply for your own learning and personal development.
As the last course was so successful, I am going to be running another BWY foundation course from May 2015. To find out more, please follow this link. There has been quite a lot of interest already so please apply soon if you think you may like to do the course.