Function and Intention in Group Classes

In the tradition of Krishnamacharya, the father of modern yoga, each practice has a set intention. Each individual aspect of a yoga practice (such as asana, pranayama, mudra etc) is considered in terms of its function and how this serves the set intention. The individual segments of a practice are sequenced to bind them into a coherent unit with a strong, focused function and intention.

By setting a goal, we can put the appropriate steps in place that enable us to move towards it and eventually reach it. Understanding the structured Krishnamacharya Vinyasa model allows us to use the various tools of yoga creatively and orchestrate them into deeply meaningful practices. The course is for trained teachers who want to explore the traditional Krishnamacharya approach and work with its clear, methodical structure within which familiar yoga tools can be employed for creative, goal-oriented practice planning. It builds on existing skills to open out the impact yoga can have when taught with understanding of function and clear intention.

Teachers will be able to confidently deliver classes with specific target audiences, create tangible goals relevant to students in general classes and competently integrate students with specific needs into general classes. The course is a 60hrs BWY module, run by Barbara Dancer and Sabine Dahn, both experienced BWY CPD teachers and yoga teachers and yoga therapists in the Krishnamacharya tradition.


18/19 March (online)

2 April (online)

23 April (online)

7 May (online)

13/14 May residential weekend


£495 plus £60 BWY registration fee

Early Bird Booking by 1 February 2023: £440 plus £60 BWY registration fee

Deposit to confirm your place: £260

Additional small cost for accommodation for residential weekend approx £60


Mar 18 - 19 2023


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