The Foundation Yoga Course

This 10 day course, spread over five monthly weekends of which two are full board residential (included in the course,) is aimed at yoga students who wish to deepen their practice, knowledge and experience.


he course comprises ten days of practice and study over five weekends in Devon, two of which are full board residential. The emphasis is on non-competitive personal practice and self development, learning through experience. Comprehensive course notes are provided.

Subjects include:

  • Preliminary Exercises
  • Asanas - Yoga Postures
  • Kriyas: exercises to cleanse and purify the internal organs and to strengthen the immune system using breath and bandha only
  • Pranayama: breathing exercises to retain and extend the flow of vital energy
  • Relaxation Technique
  • Basic Meditations
  • Mudras and Bandhas: psychological processes acting on the nervous and subtle energy systems
  • Subtle Anatomy: Chakras, Koshas, Nadi's, theoretical and practical understanding
  • Basic Anatomy and Physiology
  • Yoga Philosophy: Patanjali Yoga Sutra, Ashtanga (eight-fold path), Klesha and introduction to classical texts
  • Mantra: chanting sound vibrations
  • Dietary Guidelines: Ayurvedic and naturopathic approaches

Spring Foundation Course Dates 2015 (5 weekends)

January 31 - February 1, February 27 - 28 (residential), March 28 - 29, April 25 - 26, May 15 - 17 (residential)

Enrolment form Foundation Course Spring 2015

Enrolment Form (doc)

Syllabus Foundation Course Spring 2015

Syllabus (pdf)

2015 Fees: Details to follow soon.

For further information about the 2015 Foundation Course, please email the school at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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