Areas of study

The Foundation Course

  • Preliminary exercises
  • Asana - yoga postures (both held and dynamic)
  • 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 techniques
  • Basic meditations
  • Mudras and Bandhas: psychological processes acting on the nervous and subtle energy systems
  • Introduction to Subtle Anatomy: Chakras, Koshas, Nadis, theoretical and practical understanding
  • Basic Anatomy and Physiology
  • Yoga Philosophy: Patanjali Yoga Sutra, Ashtanga (eight-fold path), Kleshas and introduction to classical texts
  • Mantra: chanting sound vibrations
  • Dietary guidelines: Ayurvedic and naturopathic approaches
  • Two comprehensive course manuals provided


Syllabus Foundation Course Spring 2018:

Syllabus (pdf)

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Retreats & workshops


Holistic Yoga Autumn Retreat 2018

09 - 11 November 2018
Rill Estate, South Devon

3pm Friday until 3pm Sunday (2 nights)

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Holistic Yoga Workshop: March 2018

3rd March 2018

10:00 - 16:30
Dorchester Yoga & Therapy Centre
With Duncan Hulin


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Summer Solstice Workshop 2018

23rd June 2018

10:00 - 17:00
The Barefoot Barn, Chagford
With Duncan Hulin

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Postgraduate Workshop 2018 - Ongoing Enquiry

24th November 2018

10:00 - 17:00
The Barefoot Barn, Chagford
With Duncan Hulin

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North India Spring Retreat 2019

Basunti Private Retreat Centre
2019: 26 March - 11 April

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Devon School of Yoga Video


‘How I got into yoga’

Director of the School, Duncan Hulin explains how he came to yoga and the School's conception and philosophy.

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