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Yoga Foundation Course

Yoga courses in Southwest UK

Are you an individual who wants to bring more to the world? Someone who strives to make it a better place?

The Gift of India Yoga School offers in-depth training for those who wish to partake in an authentic training experience. Training underpinned by yogic philosophy and delivered by a practitioner with unsurpassed experience. 

The Yoga Foundation Course is a 40 hour course, running over 6 days of 7 hours

Aims: to supply the participants with the knowledge and experience of all the yoga practices, their nature, history and text evidence, provide the basis to continue to a Yoga teacher Training or other further paths on the Yoga Journey, to give the participants the clear understanding of what Yoga is and what it is not.

Leaning outcomes:

By the end of the course the students should know and be able to explain:

  • the classical Yoga practices

  • some basic facts about the history of Yoga -History

  • some details about the most common classical texts

By the end of the course the students should be able to:

  • practice asana in the attempt of sthira sukha

  • name all the 8 limbs

  • avoid dangerous practiced

  • relate to the purpose of classical Yoga scriptures

By the end of the course the students should feel and sense:

  • an inspiration to delve deeper into the Yoga

  • drawn to the scriptures

  • their Yoga practice having deepened

  • enthusiastic to continue the yoga journey into a teacher training or other further development

The participants are expected to:

  • attend all meetings, in case of being unwell zoom links will be provided

  • pay the full course fee in advance. There is no refund if the course is not completed.

  • arrive at the course meetings in time and stay to the end

  • revise the course material

There is no course work or assignments, the purchase of some books is recommended but not obligatory, handouts will be provided.

Day 1:

  • Wellcome, course overview and ‘what is Yoga’

  • Asana, what are they, text evidence, history, purpose, process and practical

  • What we are, the koshas

  • The 8 limbs, yamas interpreted and applied

Day 2:

  • Asana practical following Patanjali 2,26-487

  • Yoga History and India Culture

  • Prana, pranamaya kosha chakras, nadis vayus

  • Niyamas, interpretation and application

Day 3:

  • Gita, Upanishads, Bhakti, Karma and Raja

  • Asana practical with sthira shukha asanam

  • Asana benefits: physical, pranic, mental and spiritual, text evidence

  • Dangers in Yoga?

Day 4:

  • Pranayama as in Patanjali and Hatha texts, not respiratory practices

  • Patanjali Yoga Sutras

  • Asana practical with pranayama

  • Meditation, samyama in Gita Upanishads and Patanjali

Day 5:

  • Asana practical with pranayama and bandhas

  • Hatha Yoga and the Hatha Yoga Pradipika

  • Kundalini, sushumna, granthis

  • Mudras and Bandhas text evidence and interpretation and practice

Day 6:

  • Surya Namaskara in detail

  • Mantra Yoga and chanting

  • Becoming a yoga teacher, way, purpose and joy

  • mantra meditation

  • Samadhi


For more information contact Angela on and visit

Prospectus for Foundation Corse

Why Train with Angela?

  • Angela trained as a Diploma course tutor with the BWY and delivered diploma courses multiple times. 

  • Angela is a Trainer PRO with Yoga Alliance Professionals recognised for high-quality training.

  • You will learn to connect modern anatomy with ancient Indian philosophy

  • You will expand your knowledge in anatomy, lesson planning, and teaching skills

  • You will be taught how to understand philosophical texts and practice manuals and how to apply this to your mat and your classes.


Angela is registered as a Trainer PRO with Yoga Alliance Professionals.
The organisation, established in 2006, has grown to become an internationally recognised yoga organisation. With members and training courses all around the world, it recognises  Yoga training of only the highest quality.

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