Yoga Beginners

Level: Professional Development/Personal Achievement

By successfully completing this course, you will:

  • Gain skills and knowledge to expand an existing practice, as a foundation qualification towards further studies, or for personal interest
  • Be awarded the BSY Professional Certificate of Merit
  • Receive the Certificate of Achievement at QLS Level 2*

You can study this course from the comfort of your own home; in your own time and at your own pace; with helpful support and encouragement from our friendly tutors.

Course overview

This course is for those men and women facing the problems and pressures of twenty-first century living, under stress, who wish to improve the quality of their lives or who are simply seeking peace and quiet. Anyone can benefit from the practice of Yoga – children and the elderly, the physically able and the disabled. Yoga means ‘union’ and it is the calm control of mind and body through breathing and gentle movement. Its essence is inner harmony, peace and calm – golden gifts in today’s stressful world. The course is simple and straightforward to study – an introduction to the joys of Yoga for the absolute beginner.


  • Lesson One
    • Introduction
      • What is Yoga?
      • Learning Yoga
      • Simply Sitting
      • Seated Postures
      • Kneeling Postures
  • Lesson Two
    • A Breath of Fresh Air
      • Breathing is Linked with Emotions
      • Breathing Through the Nose
      • What Happens When you Breathe?
      • Relaxed Breathing
      • Ribcage Breathing
      • Top Breathing
      • Exploring your Breathing Machine
      • The Breathing Umbrella
      • Deep Breathing
      • The Throat Sound
  • Lesson Three
    • A Breath of Fresh Air (Continued)
      • Breath Retention
      • Rhythmic Breathing
      • Balanced, Square and ‘Steps’ Breathing
      • Alternate Nostril Breathing
      • Cleansing Breaths
      • Prana – the Breath of Life
  • Lesson Four
    • We are Made to Move
      • Basic Stretch
      • How to Wilt Like an Expert
      • The Forward Droop
      • The Backward Arch
      • A Standing Warm-up Routine
  • Lesson Five
    • We are Made to Move (Continued)
      • Spinal Rolls
      • Prone Lifts
      • To and Fro
  • Lesson Six
    • A Few ‘Fun’ Things/ Out in the Sun
      • The Bottom Shuffle
      • The Scissors
      • The Bear Walk
      • Out in the Sun
  • Lesson Seven
    • Salute to the Sun
      • Standing Upright
      • Fitting in the Breathing
      • Step by Step (Including Breathing)
      • Conclusion
  • Lesson Eight
    • Those Important Little Places
      • Eyes
      • Neck
      • Basic Shoulder Movements
  • Lesson Nine
    • The Shoulders and Fingers
      • Shoulder Circles and ‘Walk Backs’
      • ‘Samson’
      • Arm Circles
      • Big Shoulder Movements
      • Shoulder Movements Lying Down
      • The Pose of a Cow’s Head
      • Finger Exercise
  • Lesson Ten
    • Time for a Rest/ Practice Makes Perfect
      • What is Relaxation?
      • The Corpse Posture
      • The Dolphin Posture
      • An Ending … or Maybe a Beginning

Practical training

No practical training is required to complete this course.

*Registration fee included.