If you've been attending group yoga classes or taken yoga workshops or retreats and have a curiosity to go further, then this course will provide the groundwork which can enrich and develop your practice ongoing. Delve deeper and establish a firmer foundation of skills and background understanding. Explore practice skills and techniques within a broader framework of yoga and understand the methods and systems underpinning it. Look behind your practice for greater understanding. A traditional approach applicable to any style of practice.
The two day course, in a small group setting, will include practice of accessible movements, key postures in depth, breath and meditation techniques, sequencing of practice, discussion of purpose and the methods of yoga, and yoga philosophy.
I still remember my first foundation course back in 2005 with Paul Harvey and it was a moment that I have never looked back from. I had always enjoyed yoga classes and was a regular practitioner, but didn't really understand why I did certain things or how it worked or what was different about what I was doing compared to other exercise. I had a regular class practice but the teacher didn't have time to address my interest or help me with my practice as an individual. I was curious but didn't really know how to frame my curiosity - all I knew was that yoga helped me in my life to feel stronger, more vital, less stressed and more able to cope. Hopefully this two-day course will open the doors to a deeper understanding and begin to address questions and any practice difficulties to help develop our practice. The course is developed in collaboration with Paul Harvey.
This course is for interested yoga practitioners from any style of practice who want to explore and understand yoga more fully. It is suitable for all abilities except complete beginners and will be accessible to everyone who is interested. Also suitable for yoga teachers who want to understand more about the Krishnamacharya - Desikachar viniyoga approach to yoga. Krishnamacharya was the forefather of modern yoga and his teachings underpin the Ashtanga Vinyasa, Vinyasa Flow, Iyengar, Hatha etc. styles of yoga practice so these underpinnings are broadly applicable. Also great for those wanting to take a foundation course before embarking on teacher training. Levels 1 and 2 are the equivalent of the 60-hour British Wheel of Yoga, the Association of Yoga Studies, and the Yoga Alliance Foundation Courses and all are a great way to deepen your understanding or prepare you for yoga teacher training. .
Experience of a group class or home yoga practice is helpful to gain the most from this course. It includes a course handbook and guidance for home study and home practice. Feel free to get in touch to see if this will be right for you. Level One. 2 day course Advanced booking essential. Time: 10:00 - 17:00pm (arrive 9:45am for 10am start) Location: YogaSpace Bishopston, Princes Place, BS7 8NP Cost: £160 for the two day course (concessions £140) Refreshments provided. Please bring a packed lunch or local cafes on Gloucester Road are available too. Please contact Clara to book your space or download the booking form here.
Level Two. 8 day course The Level 2 course is an 8-day further yoga study course building on the foundations of the Level 1 course or equivalent experience, course or retreat. Full details can be found here >
Feedback from previous courses "Course was brilliant and very thought provoking. I have learnt a lot which will help me in my practice and general well being / life..."
"It's really beneficial to have the full days to really go into depth."
"I finally understand what the breath is about - thank you"
"Such a refreshing approach to yoga practice and your teaching style is both thorough yet gentle."