Module 1 - The Foundations: Tuning into the Body (BWY module)
Through body-centred experiential learning, gain new skills to empower people seeking physical, mental and emotional health.
You will have the opportunity to try out new ways of being within a supported and inclusive environment, and improve inter-personal skills within your field of work, and your life. You will learn new skils with this sensitive and intuitive approach to meet, greet and inspire others on their healing journey.
You may choose to take this course as a stand alone option to create an immediate impact on the therapy services you currently provide, or as the required 1st module to our 550 hour therapy training.
Module 1 The Wise Domain: Tuning into the Body is taught through the guidance of a highly qualified and experienced team of tutors. It is approved by the British Wheel of Yoga as a pilot BWY module.
How This Course Benefits You
- Learn skills and effective tools to guide others towards their full potential.
- Engage in greater connection to meeting people with a loving presence
- Cultivate a sustainable home practice including off the mat mindfulness-based awareness
- Deepen your personal relationships, improve professional ones, and be unapologetically yourself
- Gain a BWY certifcate on completion of the course
Topic 1 – Asana and embodied movement
You will be guided through embodied mindfulness practices with movement, sequencing, stillness, and self-reflection to access a deeper awareness of body and mind processing.
Topic 2 – Structure and function of the respiratory & circulatoray systems
You will explore different breathing techniques and their influence on the function of the respiratory system, focusing the mind, and changing mood.
Topic 3 – Structure and function of the nervous system
Understanding visceral responses to danger, safety, fear and joy. You will be guided through practices that recover homeostasis and wellbeing including restorative postures and Yoga Nidra.
Topic 4 – Upper back, shoulder & neck stiffness
Yoga sequences will address stiffness & pain throughout the spine. You will consider best techniques for individuals - preparation, physical benefits, contra-indications & energetic elements
Topic 5 – Meeting common conditions – physical, mental & emotional health
You will have a greater understanding of some common conditions: back pain, anxiety, anger & depression, heart issues - to assist health seekers in communicating and understanding their own needs. Meeting and greeting special needs and difficulties are included.
Topic 6 – Prana & energetic connection, and boundaries working 1-2-1
The tutor will guide you through some subtle anatomy and multiple perspectives through which we can understand health, disease and wholeness.
Topic 7 – Philosophy, Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras and the mind
The ancient theories of human nature will be explored alongside suffering and that which stands in the way of discovery, recovery, and coming home.
Topic 8 – Language, deep listening, silence, sound and song
Techniques to nourish the body & mind will be discovered. You will create a space in which to investigate body-centred dialogue and the power of words. Create deep connection and empathy with self and others.
Class Dates & Times
Venue - please note Venue CHANGE
The Arc Centre, 98b St Paul St, London N1 7DF (nearest stations: Highbury/Islington, Angel, Essex Road)
NEXT COURSE DATES IN LONDON
SPRING 2019 - 7-10, 21-24 March
SUMMER 2019 - 18-19 May, 8-9 June, 22-23 June, 6-7 July
For course dates in Cambridge, contact CAMYOGA directly.
Course Fees If you choose to pay a deposit you will be required to pay the remaining balance prior to the course start date.
Full price: £846 (£250 Non-refundable Deposit required)
Important: After payment, you will be required to fill in an application form (Emailed to you). Payments will be held until application is accepted.
Payments will be fully refunded if the course is not suitable for the student.
What does my fee cover?
- Full tuition
- BWY certificate with 100% attendance (for BWY members only)
- Completion certificates
- 54 contact hours with the course director and guest tutors.
- 6 hours of non-contact study and journaling.
What does my fee exclude?
- BWY membership
- Parking / travel / accommodation
- Extra tuition
- 1-2-1 Yoga therapy sessions
Your success in completing the Yoga Therapy Module 1 Foundation Course will be celebrated with a distinguished certificate of participation from BWY, and a certicate of completion with Yoga United Education.
The tutors facilitate students through body-centred experience which creates an unforgettably direct route to learning. Tutors ensure a safe space is created in which to share knowledge, experience profound insight, and practices that support the learning process.
Tutors encourage students to cultivate a deeper understanding of sadhana, dharma, authenticity and joy.
Judy Hirsh Sampath – Course Leader
Co-founder of Yoga United, Judy Hirsh Sampath brings a creative mix of yoga-based practices to engage health seekers of all ages, sizes and abilities to tune into their own head space and insightful inner wisdom. Judy is dedicated to sharing the magic of this healing modality to ensure those who study with her become empowered, confident and successful professionals in their field. She has been supporting yoga students and therapy clients in self-healing since 2002 in groups, private practice, mental health, and fertility settings. She is qualified yoga teacher (BWY dip), IYN Elder. She is a certified yoga therapist with Phoenix Rising Yoga Therapy (PRYT600), and Certified with International Association of Yoga Therapists (C-IAYT), and CNHC UK.
Jyoti Jo Manuel
Founder of the Special Yoga Foundation and a leading expert in yoga for children.. Jyoti Manuel has devoted her life to increasing awareness, knowledge and practical experience around the therapeutic effects of yoga and making yoga available to as many children as possible. She has worked extensively with children and adolescents on the autistic spectrum and with ADHD. This course is the result of her continued commitment to share the long-term holistic benefits of yoga to this population.
Antonia Boyle is a Master Practitioner Neuro Linguistic Programming and qualified NLP Health Specialist. She is Founder Director and Director of Training of Alpha Waves International PDS. Alpha Waves is a personal development system that aims to ‘untangle your mind’ and encourages you to become a more relaxed person in every aspect of your everyday life. Her other areas of expertise are yoga, meditation and relaxation. Antonia has trained yoga teachers for more than 20 years for the British Wheel of Yoga and has been teaching yoga professionally for more than 35 years.
Beverley Nolan – Beverley is an ISMETA Registered Somatic Movement Educator and Therapist holding a Diploma in Integrative Bodywork & Movement Therapy. She is a Faculty member for IBMT diploma programmes in Europe, teaching experiential anatomy and infant movement development patterns. Most recently, Beverley has completed a foundation training in Trauma Sensitive Yoga (TCTSY) and is working on a programme dedicated to making trauma informed yoga accessible in a variety of settings.
Sanskrit scholar James Boag, teaches applied philosophy and mythology around the world. Through storytelling, presentation, discussion, chanting and kirtan, he weaves rich symbolism and practical guidance of the Indian tradition, bringing greater meaning to our practice of yoga and deepening our understanding of how we can bring the gifts of yoga into all aspects of our lives. ‘It’s ancient but it’s always new’ says James.
yoga into all aspects of our lives. ‘It’s ancient but it’s always new’ says James.
Mary is a yoga teacher trainer and anatomy tutor who teaches on some of the top training courses in the UK. Her nursing background in palliative care lead her to a career in yoga therapy. She is a specialist in Diabetes and Asthma, works with small groups for back pain and 1-2-1 with conditions such as Irritable bowel, arthritis, respiratory disease, cardiac diseases, high blood pressure and, of course, stress.
What experience do I need for this course?
This course welcomes those who love learning & ask deep questions about life and what they have to offer. This is suitable for anyone curious about how to live life well, improve relationships, and create lasting change - for personal as well as professional development. All yoga teachers
- Trainee yoga teachers
- Yoga students with at least 3 years regular practice
- Body workers and therapists in other modalities
- Special needs and paediatric professionals
- Givers and carerS
By seeing yoga and its philosophy in a new way, thislearning has all made tremendous difference to my lifealready. Eleanor
From enlightening knowledge to embodied practices, I felt very nourished by the passion, the learning and the discussions. Sandra
This course has been so powerful. I have opened up in such a thoughtful way – to myself and my healing. Debbie
This course has showered me with many blessings. I loved the variety of the teaching to promote knowledge and healing in support of my self as well as others – every day left me feeling alive and inspired. Lorraine
As a yoga teacher, I was surprised at every session and blessed with nuggets and gems of information – much food for thought which I am putting into practice and offering to my students. An excellent introduction to my yoga therapy journey. Cathy
Can I become a Yoga Therapist after completing this course?
This foundation course is NOT a qualification in yoga therapy. It acts as Module 1 of the 550 hour Yoga Therapy Professional Training which is scheduled to continue with further modules in 2019/20. Completion of this module is a pre-requisite for the 550hour course and counts as the first 50 hours.
You will be introduced to our inspirational faculty of tutors who are dedicated to deep learning, playful exploration and empowering education.
This inspiration course is also a powerful stand-alone personal development course.
For more information and application,
Contact Judy Hirsh Sampath | T: 07956 375607 E: firstname.lastname@example.org
We will enquire into the following questions so before you sign up, you may want to reflect on:
- What does yoga mean to me?
- How has yoga changed my life?
- What is my intention for joining the course?
- Who am I?
Judy Hirsh Sampath is a Certified Yoga Therapist, International Association of Yoga Therapy
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