Yoga with Tori
Yoga with Tori

BWY Foundation Course (1)

Updated for 2021

The BWY Foundation course (1) is aimed at:

* students who wish to take their own yoga journey further,

* those considering teacher training (but perhaps still unsure) and

* those looking to continue to teacher training and beyond.

It is a course of self-discovery and development. It aims to develop learning and awareness beyond what is typically covered in general classes, and encourages a deeper personal practice. You will be encouraged to dive into asana, pranayama, meditation, mantra, yogic anatomy (chakras, nadis) relaxation, philosophy, yoga history and to deepen your own understanding and experience of yoga throughout your daily life.

The course takes 12 days over 7 months, from September 2021 to March 2022, and mostly one weekend per month.

To qualify for the certificate, a minimum of 80% attendance is required.

The course is approximately 50% practice and 50% theoretical. There is no compulsory written homework - no essays. However, background research (either reading or listening to audio books, or reviewing on-line videos) is encouraged. Students are also expected to keep a personal practice journal.

The course aims to widen and deepen your knowledge and practice of yoga, and to inform how you might continue your development beyond the course, including the possibility of moving towards training as a yoga teacher.

Applications are welcome from students from all backgrounds, with a minimum of 2 years consistent practice with a teacher. Students will also need to be current members of the British Wheel of Yoga to start the course.

Investment: £600, plus £60 BWY course registration fee. The BWY membership fee is separate, and is currently £37. Reductions can be discussed for those experiencing financial hardship.

To express your interest and find out more, please contact me: for further course information.

Comments from previous students:

"If you are thinking about doing the Foundation Course, I would say, definitely do it. My motivation for doing it was because  I enjoyed my yoga classes and  was interested in practicing more yoga at home.  I really enjoyed learning about the history,  philosophy and spiritual side of yoga. The course is so much more than the yoga poses.    I gained a lot more than I thought I would from the course including  a greater understanding about myself, my relationships and behaviour towards others.. The course encouraged me to practice meditation regularly, which has been hugely beneficial, because I find that I am calmer and less anxious."

"I would also like to say a huge thank you for the course delivery, it went way beyond my expectations and I have gained a lot from it. The timing of the course was great, it really helped to get me through the lockdown. I will continue to implement into my life what I have learned and use to navigate life’s ups and downs. "


" It exceeded my expectations"

" The course was absolutely fantastic and I learnt so much more than I ever expected too. I feel very privileged to have had Tori as our teacher. Her knowledge, experience and wonderful teaching style made the course such an enjoyable experience for all of us. My main takeaway was that yoga is so much more than just a regular asana practice and I will continue to integrate my learnings into all aspects of my life."
"Far exceeded my expectations, I loved every minute"
"The whole experience was phenomenal. Tori is one of my greatest teachers I have had the privilege to be blessed with. "
" This course met and exceeded my expectations. It crams in a lot of information and covers a lot of ground.  Tori is an inspiring teacher. She knows her subject inside and out. I loved the weekends. They were jam packed and well balanced/structured. It was a great bunch of fellow students to learn with. I just enjoyed it so much; it's been great."
" The course was well organised with a wealth of information given both on the day and in handouts. It was delivered clearly using a variety of different methods which helped with taking in the information. . The course tutor was extremely helpful in answering questions and dealing with other queries. I really enjoyed it and would recommend to others "
" The course more than met my expectations "
"This course has exceeded my expectations and given so much than I ever imagined, both physically and mentally. It has given me so much insight to help broaden my understanding of Yoga and present endless options for a lifetime of continued learning.  I recognise I have so much more to learn, and it will never end but I am proud of how much I have achieved during this course."
"It has allowed me to challenge myself both mentally and physically. I have gained confidence in myself and my ability to structure and develop my personal practice. I have enjoyed this course so much that I would definitely like to continue my learning."
"A complete transformation from the beginning to the end of the course. I have learnt so much and had not appreciated how much there is to learn and explore. I am fully aware that we have only just scratched the surface. I have learnt so many different techniques and practices that I can apply to my daily life."
"I have thoroughly enjoyed the learning, Tori’s teaching and sharing of knowledge, the input from the other course participants, two new friends that I was partnered with as yoga buddies and I look forward to continuing the journey that I have now started. "
"I feel my self-awareness has grown since the start of the course; I am constantly evolving with ongoing learning. I feel I have become less triggered by people and situations; I try to respond rather than react, with kindness and compassion, both to myself and others with boundaries in place. I have really enjoyed the course and gained a vast amount of knowledge. A considerable development for me is self- acceptance."
"I took on this course mainly to go deep into the practice of yoga and realised that I have just dipped my toe into it.
I enjoyed this course immensely. I think it covers topics in reasonable depth and allows the students to go away and explore.

I don’t think there is anything that I would change about this course as I got a lot more than I expected. I would also highly recommend it to those looking to learn about what yoga really is."


This course will run: 10am - 6.30pm, 1 weekend a month from September 2021 – March 2022, at Insole Court in Cardiff, Fairwater Road, Llandaff, Cardiff CF5 2LN.

Introductory workshop dates (held on-line, only one session needed):

  • 10th July Cathays Methodist Church Hall - cancelled
  • 17th July Penarth 1-4pm (Penarth Physiotherapy Practice)
  • 25th July 10am -1pm on-line via zoom
  • NEW DATE ADDED 8th August 2-5pm online via zoom


Closing date for applications: 23rd August


Foundation Course dates: (Insole Court, Llandaff) Carriage House Hall/Billiards Room

Saturdays are 12-6:30pm, Sundays are 12-5pm in 2021 and 10am-5pm in 2022

  • 18th and 19th Sep 
  • 16th and 17th October
  • 20th and 21st November
  • 11th December,
  • 12th December, 10-12am, via zoom
  • 15th and 16th January
  • 12th and 13th Feb
  • 12th March


Contact me

Any questions?

Contact me directly:


07816 154850


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