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BWYQ Level 4 Diploma in Teaching Yoga (RQF) with Audrey Blow

24th September 2022
at Time Counselling and Wellbeing Centre

BWYQ Level 4 Diploma in Teaching Yoga (RQF) with Audrey Blow

Tutor: Audrey Blow

Date: 24th September 2022

Time: 09:30 - 17:00

Location: Time Counselling and Wellbeing Centre

Type of Event: BWYQ L4 Regulated Teacher Training

Places Available: 12

BWYQ Level 4 Diploma in Teaching Yoga (RQF) with Audrey Blow

Introductory days 30 July and 27 August 2022

Start Date: 24th September 2022

End Date: 29th March 2025

Time: 9.30am - 5.00pm

Location: South Wales

Information about the course:

What does the course offer? 
  • Structural and functional anatomy of asana, from the simplest to the most challenging practices
  • Developmental practices in pranayama- deepening awareness of the vital life force and how to teach pranayama
  • Stress management using a variety of yoga relaxation practices and how to teach them
  • Kriya, Bandha and Mudra - cleansing and energizing practices
  • Understanding our energy body (chakras, nadis)
  • Chanting practices- the yoga of sound
  • Meditation techniques and practical ways of teaching meditation
  • Yoga Philosophy – Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras, Hatha Yoga Pradipika, Bhagavad Gita, Upanishads and how to incorporate yoga philosophy into classes
  • History of Yoga- the background and the various yoga traditions
  • Teaching theory and skills- effective communication techniques, teaching adults, lesson planning and course planning, adapting practices to suit individuals and progressing your students
  • Skill in face to face and online teaching techniques
  • Class management and administration, marketing, and financial aspects
  • Professional and ethical aspects of teaching yoga
  • Developing your personal yoga practice in all areas

The BWY is a charitable organisation which has been training teachers for almost sixty years; it provides a robust framework of support during and after your training in regional teachers’ meetings, training events and festivals. Your BWY teacher membership fee includes teaching insurance from the first day of the course. On successful completion of the course, you will be entitled to use the BWY teacher logo, which is a widely recognised kite mark of quality.

How is the Course organised?

ü  One Saturday per month for a full day of tuition, practice and discussion (plus one weekend each July)

ü  Progressive home practice in asana, pranayama and meditation to continue developing your own practice and experience

ü  Written homework assignments, requiring research and some essay writing, all submitted by email

ü  Putting theory to practice and building your skills by participating in peer group teaching, both face to face and online, giving and receiving of feedback

ü  Commence teaching your own class by the end of the first year

Who is the tutor?

Audrey Blow is described as a creative yoga teacher who pays attention to detail. She has been influenced by many yoga traditions and blends traditional techniques with those that have been more recently forged. Since qualifying as a teacher in 2004 Audrey has studied further, completing BWY Meditation, Pranayama and Ayurveda modules, BWY Gentle Years Yoga teacher training and courses at the Mandala Yoga Ashram in Wales with Swami Nishchalananda and other inspiring, insightful teachers in the UK and in South Africa.

Audrey undertook Diploma Course Tutor training in 2011-13 and has been teaching BWY Foundation Courses and BWYQ Level 4 Diploma in Teaching Yoga courses since then. She is currently one of the nationwide BWY Gentle Years Yoga/ Yorkshire and Northumbria Universities/ NIHR Research Trials teachers.

"I endeavour to make each yoga practice an experience and an opportunity to bring about a deep understanding of what it is to be human physically, intellectually, emotionally and spiritually.”

Audrey has served on the BWY’s Wales regional committee, the BWY National Training Committee and BWY National Executive Committee.

What are the pre course requirements?

·     A passion for yoga and a minimum of three years regular class attendance

·     Completion of BWY Foundation Course or have similar experience/ qualification

·   Attendance at an Introductory day where you will meet the tutor and fellow students, embark on some coursework and experience how each course day will be run

·     BWY Anatomy and Physiology course or similar experience/ qualification

Proposed course dates:

Two introductory days 9.30am-1pm via zoom. Thirty-two course days (face to face with online possibilities), on a Saturday from 9.30am to 5pm, plus one weekend each July. From 23 April 2022 to 20 October 2024.

Venue Address:

Time Counselling and Wellbeing Centre is conveniently located in the heart of Risca, a vibrant South Wales village with local shops and cafes. Public car parking is a just a couple of minutes’ walk from the centre. Easily accessible by bus and within a short walking distance from Risca railway station.

Post code of venue: NP11 6BW

For an application form and to receive further information, please contact


Time Counselling and Wellbeing Centre
South Wales
NP11 6BW


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