Into Yoga Pre-Foundation Course

An in-depth, well-rounded yoga course for anyone serious about yoga

Book the whole course or pick the workshops you like

Into Yoga Pre-Foundation Course

TRAINING DATES:

12th February - 9th July 2023

LOCATION:

Parklands Educate Together Primary, Russell Road, Locking, WSM BS24 7NH

PRICE:

£250 | Couples/ friends attend for £200 each.

Book individual workshops for £50 each or the entire 6 day course. Click the link in the modules section to book an individual workshop, or scroll down and click the BOOK NOW button to enrol on the whole course.

Into Yoga Pre-Foundation Course

Delve deeper into yoga! This 35 hour course is available to anyone who has been doing yoga regularly for a year or more and is interested in taking their practice further, and finding out more about the broader context of yoga. 


The course includes modules in a broad spectrum of yogic disciplines and is designed to give you a thorough grounding in the context, technologies and practice of yoga. This course will not qualify you as a yoga teacher, it is intended as a way to deepen your knowledge and progress your yoga journey. For those interested in a yoga teacher training in the future, it's an excellent preparation for the 200 hour yoga teacher training course. 


Join a variety of experienced Weston and Bristol yoga teachers in this foundational yoga journey. Yoga is 99% practice, 1% theory, so the course structure is very much weighted towards practice. Yoga has to be practised to be experienced. There will also be information sharing about the key concepts, methodology and rationales behind each facet of yoga.


Book the entire course or drop in to individual workshops. 

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COURSE OBJECTIVES

This course is to equip serious students of yoga with in-depth teaching to help them to further their yoga journey. Yoga is a huge and many-faceted subject which includes a life path, a philosophy, a health science, systemised movement and breath work, meditation and much more. In this course we aim to orientate the student within the many limbs of yoga so that he/she can understand the meaning of yoga and is able to develop a degree of autonomy in future practice. 

TIMES AND DATES

The course will run one Sunday per month 9.30 - 4pm. We will occasionally finish earlier, around 3.30pm. 

By the end of the course, you will have completed 30 hours of training 


Course dates: 

12th Feb 2023 

12th March 2023

23rd April 2023

14th May 2023

11th June 2023

9th July 2023


See Syllabus/ Modules section for more details


CERTIFICATION

If you choose to do the entire 35 hour Into Yoga Course, you will receive certification of pre-foundation training accredited by Yoga Alliance Professionals. 

Syllabus/ Modules

12th Feb. 2023

Module 1 - UNDERSTANDING ASANA


Into Standing Poses, Back Bends and Twists

An in-depth look at how to progress your asana practice. Learn techniques and movement principles to unlock the basics and build towards more complex poses.This is a practice-based, experiential course which uses demonstration, inquiry and information sharing to guide you into your own discovery of how the body works.


Hours: 5.5

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12th March 2023

Module 2 - INTO VINYASA FLOW AND PRANAYAMA

 

Learn the guiding principles of vinyasa flow - movement and breath. Enhance your practice with a close look at how the discipline works and develop your ability under the guidance of an experienced teacher. You'll be guided through an intermediate vinyasa flow class to put it all into practice. 


In the afternoon we will look at pranayama - theory and practice (but mostly practice). You will learn the main yoga pranayamas and improve your awareness and understanding of your breath.


Hours: 6

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23rd April 2023

Module 3 - INTO YOGA PHILOSOPHY AND MINDFULNESS MEDITATION


An introduction to yoga history and philosophy in the morning. We will discuss the meaning of karma (action), ahimsa (non-harming) and some of the other yogic precepts in the context of our lives now. How can we live as yogis in the modern world and are these teachings relevant to us today?

In the afternoon we will take an experiential look at Mindfulness, the underpinning concepts and how we can take yoga off the mat in the form of Mindfulness practice. You will learn mindfulness meditation, and mindfulness in action. 


Hours: 5

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14th May 2023

Module 4 - INTO BANDHA, MUDRA AND YOGA NIDRA


Discover the yogic energy seals. A way of guiding the material and subtle energy for physical strength and mental clarity. 

The afternoon will yoga nidra. Explore the principles beind the deeply restful state of yoga nidra and learn various approaches which you will practice yourself. 

Hours: 6

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11th June 2023

Module 5 - INTO AYURVEDA | YIN AND YOGA OF SOUND

Marinella Benelli will lead a morning workshop in Ayurveda - Yoga's sister science. Learn about your constitution (dosha) and find out how to balance your health and wellbeing using the wisdom from this ancient tradition. There will be Ayurvedic yoga practice, information sharing and discussion about your individual dosha and Ayurvedic health plan.

In the afternoon, Tilly will lead a workshop in Yin yoga and yoga of sound, finishing with a sound meditation using the singing bowls and voice. Yin yoga is a deep, slow style of yoga based in the wisdom of Chinese medicine. Postures are held for a minimum of 3 minutes to allow time for the ligaments to release. 


Hours: 6

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9th July 2023

Module 6 - UNDERSTANDING ASANA


A detailed look at asana techniques with Morven. Learn how to move safely and deepen your experience of the posture using the breath. We will play around with balances and look at how our focus and physical integrity affects our stability.


Hours: 6

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PAYMENT & OFFERS

Book the entire course for £250 and get a £50 discount on the price of individual workshops. 

Couples/ friends attend for £200 each. 

Book individual workshops at £50 each using the links in the Syllabus/ Modules section. 

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Example daily schedule

08:00 - 09:30 

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10:00 - 11:30 

11:30 - 12:30 

12:30 - 13:30 

13:30 - 15:30 

15:30 - 16:45 

16:45 - 17:00

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MORNING PRACTICE 

CHECK-IN 

YOGA TECHNIQUES & MINDFULNESS 

ANATOMY & PHYSIOLOGY & PHILOSOPHY 

LUNCH 

METHODOLOGY / LIFESTYLE / ETHICS 

TECHNIQUE & PRACTICUM 

CLOSING CIRCLE

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Postural Hatha yoga, relaxation and meditation.

A group check-in to set the intention for the day ahead.

Asana, pranayama, kriya, bhanda, mantra, mudra, meditation.

Anatomy in action & applied philosophy, lifestyle and ethics. 

A chance to nourish, relax and refresh together.

Yoga on and off the mat, sequencing, postural applications.

Teaching & practice with peers in small groups.

Space to share and meditate

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Are you ready to become your best you?

Reveal the most radiant, confident, skilful version of yourself, as well as
gaining a professional qualification. 

Curious? Contact info@yogabynature.org to discuss your next steps

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Code of Conduct

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"This course was one of the most powerful and empowering experiences of my life. I found the holistic approach enlightening and thought provoking and I felt very supported in exploring some big topics and ideas for myself. While I now feel confident to teach yoga, this course hasn’t just facilitated an ability to teach yoga; it has truly developed a bedrock for my whole life."

Jess - 200 hour training graduate