Kari Knight Yoga








2019 Courses

British Wheel of Yoga
Foundation Course 1

Self Centre, Bury St Edmunds

For more information:
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Dates for 2021
20th March
24th April
22nd May
19th June
10th July
18th September
23rd October
13th November


Thinking of becoming a yoga teacher?
Or just keen to widen and strengthen your knowledge? Then the British Wheel of Yoga Foundation Course is for you. A precursor to the Level 4 BWY Teacher Training Diploma or end in itself, the FC1 is a journey of self discovery, helping you to develop a personal yoga practice while learning about all aspects of yoga. This course is classified as personal development.

British Wheel of Yoga
Foundation Course 2

Boiler House, Bury St Edmunds + 
Five-day study retreat in
Västmanland, Sweden

For more information:
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Dates for 2019
20th October
17th November
15th December
12th January
9th February
15th March
15th April
20th-24th May study retreat (Sweden)


The FC2 is a personal development course for those who have already completed FC1 or have equivalent recorded prior learning. FC2 further deepens our enjoyment of the philosophy underpinning yoga and develops an individual and sustainable home meditation and pranayama practice. It is designed to be a slow exploration of self-study. The study retreat in Sweden provides a peaceful and tranquil atmosphere in which you will be able to finish the course, fully absorb and embed the teachings and return highly motivated to continue your meditation home practice.  This course is only open to eight students.


British Wheel of Yoga Teacher Training Module: 
Yoga for People Living with Cancer

Highfield House Yoga Studio,
Summer Hill, Harbledown,
Canterbury, CT2 8NH

2021/2022 The course will be held at the Quaker Meeting House,
Hartington Grove, Cambridge.

For more information:

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Dates for 2020
19/20 Sept
7/8 Nov
23/24 Jan

16 Oct,
20 Nov,
18 Dec,
15 Jan,
12 Feb,
5 Mar

In the UK one in two people born after 1960 will be diagnosed with some form of cancer during their lifetime (Cancer Research UK). Many will turn to yoga for support in dealing with the trauma of diagnosis and treatment. Whether the intention is to specialise in this type of work or not, this module will develop the personal qualities as well as the professional skills that are needed in working with people with cancer: caring and compassion, most obviously, but also the maturity and detachment that allow one to care and to be compassionate without becoming inappropriately involved emotionally, or drained energetically.  

British Wheel of Yoga Qualifications Level 4 Certificate in Teaching Yoga
- starting 10 October 2020
Self Centre, Bury St Edmunds +
Seven-day study residential in
Västmanland, Sweden

Certificate Induction Booklet and initial assessment form:

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Applications are currently being assessed. Please contact tutor Kari Knight.
An introductory day is fixed for 20 June 2020 at the Self Centre, Bury St Edmunds. A Presentation of the course is available on request.

10/11 Oct 
21/22 Nov 

9/10 Jan
27/28 Feb
17/18 Apr
24 to 30 May study residential Sweden
17/18 July 
25/26 Sep
6/7 Nov
11 Dec

The aim of the Certificate course is to educate and enable learners, both professionally and practically, to teach yoga asanas, breathing practices and relaxation to clients that have a wide variety of capacities, capabilities and experiences. The course will equip students with an underlying knowledge and understanding of yoga principles and philosophy but students are also expected to continue to deepen their understanding and knowledge through personal practice and reflection.

The BWYQ Level 4 Certificate in Yoga Teaching (Regulated Qualifications Framework) can be studied as a progression route on to the Level 4 Diploma in Yoga Teaching (RQF); which is comprised of the first 5 units of the certificate and then 3 further units to achieve the Diploma.



Teacher training is best undertaken with mentoring.

If you decide to go on to teacher training you will most likely find courses which are condensed into intense weekends or whole weeks. This can lead to students feeling rather overwhelmed with the amount of knowledge. Receiving a one-off mentoring session can be highly refreshing, tidy up those floating ideas and improve self-confidence. Kari is especially good at explaining and simplifying complex philosophical ideas. She is also an external assessor for the British Wheel of Yoga's teacher training programme and is currently training to become a Diploma Course Tutor for the BWY.