60 hours Yoga Foundation Course
The next 60 hours Yoga Foundation Course runs from March to July 2024
Meeting once a month in person on a Sunday at our Nottingham studio. The Mini Yoga Foundation Course is ideal to help develop your practice and deepen your knowledge of Yoga. After successful completion of this 60 hours foundation course, you may wish to consider applying for the 200 hours yoga teacher training programme.
What will I learn on the 60 hours yoga foundation course?
By participating in this course, you will learn about the principles of Yogic philosophy, the history of Yoga, and its modern applications. Our approach promotes inclusivity, creating a space where individuals from all backgrounds can practice and learn. The course also explores decolonising Yoga practices from South Asian and African perspectives.
The course covers foundational poses, alignment principles, pranayama (more than just breathing techniques), and meditation practices. You will have the opportunity to develop a regular practice of Pranayama and Mantra (chanting and use of sound), as well as experience the benefits of deep rest for the body in Savasana.
The course consists of approximately 35 hours of classroom sessions with personalised support from tutors, along with 25 hours of non-class hours for self-practice, reading, journaling, and assignments. All sessions take place in person at our studio, providing a nurturing learning environment.
Course dates, times and fees
The course hours are Sundays, once a month from 10am to 5pm. The next 60-hour foundation course begins in March 2024.
- March 24: Sunday
- April 21: Sunday
- May 12: Sunday
- June 2: Sunday
- June 23: Sunday
- July 7: Sunday
The foundation course fee is £600. Book your spot here. This includes all tuition, learning with the tutors, and a min online training manual. The closing date for registration is 14 March 2024. We offer three reduced fee spaces (£450 per course) for members of the Black, Asian, and People of Colour communities, and other marginalised groups. If you wish to be considered for a reduced course fee, please contact us before 26 February 2024. In addition, we offer two community spaces for anyone on a reduced income at £500 per person.
Who are the tutors?
Jasminder Bahia, the Director of Bahia Yoga, will lead the theme of this course. Supported by two Bahia Yoga teachers who will provide mentoring throughout. Jasminder has a rich background in Yoga, and 20 years of teaching experience. She is a compassionate teacher and offers care and support in her classes. This training is an excellent opportunity to be inspired by creativity and joy in movement and stillness.
What are the prerequisites?
Open to students who have one year (or more) of active yoga practice. With a desire to progress and develop your own practice and understanding of Yoga. We strongly recommend joining regular classes and workshops at the studio before committing to the course.
How will I be able to apply this learning?
The course is designed to be interactive and will help to build a solid foundation of applied Yoga. Learn to apply practical skills to your day-to-day life, from journaling, self-practice and study, meditation, pranayama, and skills for relaxation.
Will I gain a certificate?
Yes, students gain a certificate provided they have attended the full course. And have completed the mini assignments and self-practice modules – developing their self-practice. The course is not a teaching qualification. However, it does provide an excellent framework for those wishing to deepen their studies and practice of Yoga. It serves as an ideal stepping stone toward further training.
Complete the register my interest form – You will be invited for a Zoom interview with one of the mentors Bhavna. If you are new to the school please attend some Yoga classes. Once you feel comfortable with the studio learning style and type of Yoga offered, you will be invited to join the course. And you can then book your spot here.