Foundation Level Courses

Essential Foundation in Yoga Studies

Requirements:
Minimum 9 pts credit from Certificate level modules, to include the following compulsory modules:

Principles of Practice              Principles of Asana
Principles of Pranayama

The starting point for all our courses
This is the entry level to the Sādhana Mālā Yoga Studies Programme and is a pre-requisite to the other qualifications and modules beyond foundation level

The Essential Foundation in Yoga Studies may be fulfilled through qualifying modules, an individual tuition route or the Art of Viniyoga course.

“I’ve done the Art of Viniyoga course already!”
“I see an Art of Viniyoga course is offered and I am wondering whether I should do that “

The Art of Viniyoga course (the pre-existing legacy foundation course) fulfils the requirements of the Essential Foundation in Yoga Studies and the Foundation Certificate in Yoga Studies. The Art of Viniyoga is still offered as a complete package that delivers a structured foundation course, equivalent to the Foundation Certificate in Yoga Studies.

“What happens if I have already done a foundation course or training elsewhere?”
In some circumstances this may be fulfilled by accredited prior learning. This would typically be prior training through another organisation in this tradition. Generally, foundation courses, other training or extensive yoga experience in other approaches would not be eligible.

Foundation Certificate in Yoga Studies          

Requirements:
Minimum 18 pts credit from Certificate level modules, to include the following compulsory modules:

Principles of Practice              Principles of Asana
Principles of Pranayama

A broad foundation
This is a more comprehensive study of the principles of Yoga at foundation level.

The Foundation Certificate in Yoga Studies may be fulfilled through qualifying modules, an individual tuition route or the Art of Viniyoga course.

Once you have accumulated enough Foundation Level (or above) points you will automatically be eligible for the Foundation Certificate.

“Why would I want to do the Foundation Certificate and not just the Essential Foundation?”
The Essential Foundation in Yoga Studies is the bare minimum for continuation onto the higher level courses, and is quite narrow in scope. The Foundation Certificate is the way to achieve a broad introduction to Yoga at a very accessible, practical and enjoyable level. Experience has shown that students do generally benefit from a broader foundation before progressing on. The Essential Foundation is simply the core of the Foundation Certificate.

“I have achieved my 18 pts, can I do further Foundation level modules?”
Of course! You may choose to do them all. You would have a really broad overview of the Yoga, its practices and principles.