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Foundation Courses

The Yoga Scotland Foundation Course is a 60-hour course is designed to explore yoga in more depth than in an average class and to expand and consolidate personal practice. The course offers a chance to experience many aspects of yoga, including a wide range of asanas, pranayama, concentration, and meditation as well as topics such as the history of yoga, and the different paths and schools of yoga. It is offered for students who wish to develop their knowledge of yoga further and it is also a prerequisite for those wanting to train as teachers, prior to taking the teaching diploma course.

The Foundation Course is not a teacher training course and does not provide those who complete the course with a teaching qualification.

The next Foundation Courses start in September 2017 and application packs will be available from 31st January 2017 with a closing date of 26th May 2017.

For more information contact Training Co-ordinator Elaine Samson at

admin at


The cost of the Foundation Course is £555. A deposit of £75 is payable on acceptance to the course and payments can be made in instalments. All monies paid are non-refundable.

Bursaries are available under certain criteria, including low waged or in receipt of certain benefits. Students can request an bursary application form on being accepted on the course, from the Training Co-ordinator Elaine Samson on admin at


60 hours, spread over one year, comprising 10 x 6 hour days. Each day starts at 10.00 am and finishes at 5.00 pm.


Venues and Dates


Aberdeen Foundation Course

Venue: Love Yoga, 42 Union Terrace (top floor), Aberdeen.

  1. 2 September 2017
  2. 7 October
  3. 18 November
  4. 9 December
  5. 20 January 2018
  6. 17 February
  7. 17 March
  8. 21 April
  9. 26 May
  10. 16 June

 Central Foundation Course

Venue: Greenpark Community Centre, Greenpark Drive, Polmont, FK2 0PZ.

  1. 2 September 2017
  2. 7 October 2017
  3. 4 November 2017
  4. 2 December 2017
  5. 13 January 2018
  6. 17 February 2018
  7. 17 March 2018
  8. 14 April 2018
  9. 19 May 2018
  10. 9 June 2018

 Dumfries Foundation Course

Venue: The Crichton, Kindar House, The Crichton, Bankend Road, Dumfries, DG1 4ZE.

  1. 16 September 2017
  2. 14 October 2017
  3. 18 November 2017
  4. 16 December 2017
  5. 27 January 2018
  6. 24 February 2018
  7. 24 March 2018
  8. 21 April 2018
  9. 19 May 2018
  10. 23 June 2018
Dumfries Foundation Course Graduates 2016
Dumfries Foundation Course Graduates 2016
Aberdeen Foundation Course Graduates 2016
Aberdeen Foundation Course Graduates 2016
  • Applicants must have regularly attended a yoga class(es) taught by a recognised teacher for a minimum of 2 years.
  • Students must be able to attend the mandatory first day of the course.
  • Yoga Scotland Ordinary Membership is included as part of the course.
  • A Yoga Scotland Foundation Course Certificate is awarded to students who attend a minimum of 80% of the course.
  • Students should continue to attend a regular class taught by a recognised yoga teacher and continue their personal practice.

Feedback from previous Foundation Course students

‘I look forward to every Saturday of the Foundation Course.  From the start it has given me the time and space to transform my day-to-day practice. It offers much more than just asana practice; we delve into yoga theory, anatomy and philosophy.  I am only halfway through and yet this opportunity has already proved invaluable.’

‘I am loving the Foundation Course.  Each month I’m excited to be there and I learn so much from the tutors (and my fellow attendees!) every time. My own practice, self-awareness and understanding of yoga have advanced significantly and I’m only halfway through. It makes my whole life better.’

‘Would thoroughly recommend this course for anyone wishing to increase their knowledge of yoga whether  they decide to do the Teacher training or not! I have loved it!!’

‘I’m very glad I signed up for the foundation course. It explains, gels and clarifies what you think you already know and shows you that you are learning indefinitely.’

Foundation Course Students and Tutors

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Polmont 2014

Foundation 2013-14