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BWYT Foundation Course 1 with Robyn Creighton

10th November 2019
at Heaton

BWYT Foundation Course 1 with Robyn Creighton

Tutor: Robyn Creighton

Date: 10th November 2019

Time: 09:30 - 16:30

Location: Heaton

Type of Event: Foundation Course 1

Places Available: 12

Information about the course

About Robyn & SpiritLevel Yoga: Hello, I am a British Wheel of Yoga teacher, foundation course tutor and trainee BWY Diploma Course Tutor. I teach adults and children in the Newcastle area encouraging a creative and playful approach to yoga - developing an understanding of the philosophy through experiential learning that is grounded in a world that children, young people and adults can relate to.

I worked for many years in the field of Health Promotion/training and facilitation with young people, parents and professionals in a wide variety of class and group work settings. It was this experience, together with my love of yoga, that provided me with the skills and enthusiasm to complete the BWY module "Yoga for Children" and become a BWY Foundation Course Tutor. I also find much inspiration from my work with internationally renowned teachers Paul Fox, David Sye, Zoe Knott, Bob Insley, Peter Blackaby, Gary & Sharon Carter and Uma Dinsmore-Tuli

In my classes you will explore the relationship between tension and effort; observing how the body can move deeply into postures without holding onto tension; using the breath and a little mischievous wiggling(!!) to help the safe and strong journey into and out of each posture creating a different approach to ‘stretching’, and easing the body/mind.

On the Foundation Course (level1) we will further your understanding of yoga, develop your personal practice and widening your experience. The course provides a comprehensive grounding in basic practical techniques taught in the context of the philosophy that underpins Yoga. It is an ideal preparation for those who may wish to train as yoga teachers in the future* but equally suitable for yoga students who do not wish to teach.

I’m hosting an introduction session on 13th October 2019 – come along and find out more! (please book, as places are limited)

* Completion of the Foundation Course would be advantageous when applying to join a BWY Diploma Teacher Training course and is highly recommended.

Foundation Course students must:

A) Have minimum of two years’ class attendance with a suitably qualified and experienced yoga teacher.

B) Be a member of the British Wheel of Yoga



The Course: The core syllabus includes preparation for practise, asana (postures), mudra (Sealing gestures), basic breathing, kriya (cleansing practice), pranayama (Breath control), concentration techniques, relaxation techniques, chanting, talks and discussions on the context and meaning of Yoga.Students are required to practise regularly throughout the course and are encouraged to reflect upon and make notes on their practice in journal form. Other than this there is no home written work and the course is not formally assessed.


Further information about the syllabus covered on the course is available and will be given to all students at the first taught day

Award: British Wheel of Yoga Foundation Course 1 Certificate of Attendance. 

Dates: September 2019-June 2020 (10 days. One Sunday per month)


Times: 9.30am – 4.30pm


·£500 course fees. £200 non-refundable deposit secures your place. The balance is due on the first day of the course. (it’s important to note that all fees are non-refundable after the course commences)

·£60 Registration fee (BWY)

·£37 annual BWY membership fee (students must become a member before the start of the course)

Venue: SpiritLevel Yoga’s Boutique Studio,

Simonside Terrace, Heaton NE6 5JY


2019 Course dates:

Full list of dates for the course:



· 10th November 2019

· 8th December 2019

· 12th January 2020

· 26th January 2020

· 9th February 2020



· 8th March 2020

· 5th April 2020

· 10th May 2020

· 14th June 2020

· 5th July 2020

· 19th July 2020




For an application, booking form and teacher reference form please visit


Venue address: SpiritLevel Yoga Boutique Studio, 19, Simonside Terrace, Heaton, Newcastle NE65JY


SpiritLevel Yoga Boutique Studio
19, Simonside Terrace


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