Yoga Foundation Course - Level 1 Beyond the yoga class
With Clara Lemon 2 day course: dates postponed In person at the YogaSpace studio in a small group setting.
Course includes ~ 2 days of in-person teaching. ~ Exploring yoga postures, breath, meditation, theory and philosophy at the YogaSpace studio, Bishopston, Bristol. ~ Full study manual with fill in worksheets and key aspects ~ Home yoga practice suggestions and home study worksheets in between the two workshops to further your experience and understanding of what we cover on the course.
If you've been attending group yoga classes or taken yoga workshops or retreats and have 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 techniques within the broader framework of yoga and understand the methods and systems underpinning it. Look behind your practice for greater understanding. A traditional approach to yoga applicable to any style of practice.
This will be a small group setting which will include the 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 and developmental context.
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 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 based on my two-day in person course which was 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 will help you 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 developmental days plus home study Advanced booking only - limited to a small group. Time: 10:00 - 17:00pm Location: Bristol YogaSpace Cost: £170 (concessions £150) Please bring along your own yoga mat, and perhaps a blanket or blocks to fold and sit on. Small group with social distancing and full covid safety measures in place. Please contact Clara to book your space or download the booking form here.
Feedback from previous foundation 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 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."
Level Two. Foundation modules The Level 2 Foundation is a series of further modules building on the foundations of the Level 1 course or equivalent experience, course or retreat. Find out more here > Join the mailing list to be among the first to hear about the further dates.