BWYT Foundation Course 1


We are pleased to announce the details of our BWYT Foundation course 1;

Date: starts Saturday 14th September 2024
Time: 10:00am – 5:00pm
Location: St. Bridget’s Centre, West Kirby (see below for details)
Places available: 18 

Information about the course 

Do you want to deepen your knowledge of yoga? Join us on this 60-hour BWYT (British Wheel of Yoga Training) Foundation Course 1 personal development course where we will delve deeper into preparation for practice, asana, mudra, basic breathing, kriya, pranayama, concentration techniques, relaxation techniques, mantra, talks and discussions on the context and meaning of Yoga.  We are passionate about how we can apply the ancient techniques of yoga as a practical guide to help deal with stress and anxiety in modern life. 

We cover all of the core syllabus AND all of the optional extra topics.

On this course you get access to our exclusive on-line course area where we upload handouts, videos, recommendations and useful learning materials.

The BWYT Foundation Course 1 will run one Saturday a month for 10 months.  

The course will be taught by both Paul & Stephen Smith, directors of Yogasmiths Limited. You get two experienced teachers for the price of one! For further details about the teachers including a bio and details of our extensive training please visit; About


The total cost of the course is £699 (£639 course fees and £60 BWY registration fee). There is the option to pay these fees by monthly instalments, please see the initial enquiry letter below for further details.
Students will also need to be British Wheel of Yoga members if they are not already. The cost of joining the BWY is £42 per year and you can join on-line at Students are also asked to purchase a copy of the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali by Sri Swami Satchidananda (Revised edition published 2012 ISBN 9781938477072 and published by Integral Yoga Publications.) You can purchase this book from West Kirby Bookshop:

2024 BWYT Foundation Course 1 dates

14th September 2024, 5th October 2024, 2nd November 2024, 30th November 2024, 11th January 2025, 8th February 2025, 8th March 2025, 5th April 2025, 10th May 2025 and 7th June 2025.

Further information and forms

Further information on the course is available below, including an application form to complete and return to us via email at

Our course is also listed on the BWY website at the following link;

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The Venue – St Bridget’s Centre – Hilbre Room

The course will run at St Bridget’s Centre in West Kirby. We will be in the lovely Hilbre Room which is a peaceful, airy, light room with a lovely view across to the church.

Here is a link to the website for St Bridget’s Centre.

St Bridget’s Centre – West Kirby


The Centre is located behind St Bridget’s Church in the old village of West Kirby on St Bridget’s Lane adjacent to St Bridget’s Primary School. Access is available from St Bridget’s Lane or through the Churchyard from Rectory Road and Church Road.

The postal address for the venue is:

St Bridget’s Centre
St Bridget’s Lane
West Kirby
CH48 3JT

Car parking

You are recommended to park on Church Road or Carpenter’s Lane.

Public Transport

Good rail and bus links are available in West Kirby on Grange Road – a 10 minute walk from the centre.

Any questions

If you have any questions about the course please don’t hesitate to contact us either by email or by calling us on 07834 268052 (Paul) or 07809 298478 (Steve).

Yoga classes in Wirral

We also teach weekly Yoga classes both online and in person. Our Yoga teaching is focused on mindful movement and strength building. You can check out our classes in our shop here:

Reviews from previous students

Check out what previous participants had to say about the course below:

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