yoga foundation


We are delighted to announce that our Foundation course is now the nationally recognised 'Focus Awards Level 3 Award in the Foundations of Yoga (QCF)'


The Focus Awards Level 3 Award in the Foundations of Yoga (formerly called Foundation Course) provides the opportunity to widen the practical experience of yoga practices, and deepen your practice of yoga. The foundation course opens up the whole topic of yoga beyond asana practice, beyond what can be typically delivered in a weekly class. It also encourages and supports personal development. We run the course twice a year, with an April or October start date.

The course is not a teaching qualification, but is provides excellent ground work for those wishing to go on to take our 200hr diploma course. Those students who have done our foundation course and go on to teacher training find it much easier to get to grips with the key texts, yoga terminology, sitting for pranayama and meditation etc. The course starts in April and October each year and takes place over 6 Sundays.

All the CAMYOGA faculty is formally qualified and experienced in delivering Ofqual (government endorsed) qualifications. Our systems are internally verified by qualified verifiers and all coursework is marked and assessed by level 3 qualified assessors. Quality assurance and standardisation procedures are in place to ensure a very high standard of qualification is achieved by all of our students. 

Course content

  • A range of in-depth asana

  • A variety of pranayama practices

  • Several methods of relaxation

  • Concentration and meditation techniques

  • Sounding and mantra

  • To start to be able to plan a home practice

  • Sanskrit terms

  • The history of modern postural yoga

  • The main paths of yoga, and popular yoga traditions and teaching styles

Forthcoming Dates

October 2019 start:
**Early bird save £50 if paid in full by 06/08/2019
Oct 06
Nov 03
Dec 01
Jan 05
Feb 02
Mar 01


Payable 50% as a non refundable deposit payable on acceptance, plus the remaining 50% payable one month before the course start date.
**early bird not to be claimed in conjunction with any other offer

Am I Suitable?

Participants will usually have a minimum of 12 months regular class attendance/experience with a suitably qualified yoga teacher. Participants are welcomed from all traditions.

Course Certification

  • The CAMYOGA Level 3 Award in the Foundations of Yoga

  • Focus Awards Level 3 Award in the Foundations of Yoga

This is a formally recognised award sitting on the Ofqual qualifications and credits framework. Certificates are awarded to those completing all course days and coursework. Please note this is not a teaching qualification, but successful completion provides exceptional groundwork for practitioners who do wish to take a professional teaching diploma - our 200hr diploma is the perfect next step.

Pre & Post-course Study

Participants will be required to do some on-course study and reading, including completing a personal journal of their practice.

Course Location

All course dates are run at the CAMYOGA dedicated studios at CAMYOGA Mitchams. The centre is purpose built for yoga teacher training, and fully equipped with everything you need.

What's Included?

All tutoring and course materials, tea.

Course Tutors

Our Foundation faculty includes: Vicky Richings, Emma Lindsay and Geni Ebbetts.
Internal Verifier: Liz Smith.

Policies and Procedures

Available on request.


**Early bird discount £50**

Take the course sooner rather than later. My regret is that I should have completed this about three years ago.
Thank you for your fabulous teaching on the foundation course. You have both made a real impact and it really has been a transformational experience for me.
This yoga foundation course has been excellent, I don’t want it to end

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