Nowadays, the fame of this primordial religious practice from India has already spread far and wide. Originating in the continent of Asia, this ancient spiritual routine are now observed in America and Europe, among the others. A concrete example would be the British Wheel of Yoga (BWY) which is the British governing body for yoga that has existed for four decades now. To date, the organization is now established in eleven regions aside from conducting yoga classes.
One of the thrusts of the British Wheel of Yoga (BWY) is to conduct yoga classes. BWY offers a wide range of programs that will equip, not only British members but anybody for that matter, to learn more about the primordial religious practice. The organization has also been constantly cultivating lessons of the ancient spiritual routine that the associates may attain professional qualifications. Children area also part of the agenda which they always ensure that the younger ones are free from abuse of any kind.
The yoga classes provided for by the British Wheel of Yoga (BWY) are Foundation Courses, Teacher Training Diploma, Intergration Course of Yoga Teachers, In Service Training, Post Diploma Modules, Advanced Diploma in Special Needs, Foundation Course Tutor Training and Diploma Course Tutor Training.
Foundation Courses have two sets but each can be accomplished for sixty hours. This session is aimed at exploring the primordial religious practice in a deeper way. There is the inclusion of theoretical works on ashtanga which means eight limbs namely yama, niyama, asana, pranayama, pratyahara, dharana, dhyana and samadhi. The history of this ancient spiritual routine will also be tackled as well as the different channels and institutions.
Teacher Training Diploma can be finished for five hundred hours which is equivalent to two or four years. This will allow the students to discover the anatomy and physiology of the primordial religious practice which also covers the basic clinical conditions. However, for one to be accepted in attending the session, the person is expected to have performed the ancient spiritual routine for a minimum of twenty- four months.
Integration Course for Yoga Teachers is appropriate for individuals who have already gained a certification but who would want to be accredited by the British Wheel of Yoga (BWY). This session is specially designed for those who already had prior schooling which will last for ten months. The first series of meetings ended in the summer of 2006. At this juncture, BWY is in the process of assessing the initial pilot curriculum.