Yoga Foundation
Course Teacher

As each of us looks back at our life it is likely we will see in retrospect an interesting journey, full of unexpected twists and turns, yet there may be an underlying pattern for all of us.

Teacher Biographies

sarah beck

Sarah Beck: Course Teacher
Having completed a degree in Social Anthropology at the University of East Anglia I spent many years traveling throughout the world, living in different cultures and working in many roles. Eventually, I realized, as Marcel Proust famously said, ‘The only real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes but in having new eyes’! So I returned to the UK and continued my studies of yoga with a new passion.
I trained as a remedial masseuse with a group of blind students and set up a private practice. It was during this time my yoga teacher suggested I train as a yoga teacher and I enrolled upon the British Wheel of Yoga’s teacher training course. The Wheel is the largest yoga organization in the UK and it was certainly liberating to see how they taught yoga in an inclusive manner. Here students of any yogic tradition could learn to teach, where the emphasis was upon safety and making the technique of yoga available to all. It was as if I had come home! So whilst part of me still uses the information and practices I learnt within the Sivananda, Iyengar and Desikichar traditions of Yoga, I was now free to apply this knowledge and teach my students creatively and safely. Several years later I was asked to train as a Yoga Teacher Trainer for the Wheel and, following two further years training to do this, I have been thoroughly enjoying helping yoga students become wonderful yoga teachers.
In the recent past yoga was something rather strange done by the very few but these days everything has changed as yoga is practiced so widely by so many different groups of people in so many different types of venues. I have felt very fortunate to have been part of this blossoming of yoga within the UK where yoga is now taught to small children in schools, to stressed out teenagers, sportsmen and women, business executives, sufferers of multiple sclerosis, pregnant ladies…….the list goes on and on!
Whilst I continue to enjoy teaching regular yoga classes, giving workshops and teaching on national training weeks I have also simultaneously continued with my studies of Ayurveda. Ayurveda is the sister science to yoga being the traditional medical system of India. Having studied with some of the world’s foremost Ayurvedic Practitioners and authors, including Vaidya Dr David Frawley and Vaidya Atreya Smith, for the last seven years, I now also run a private Ayurvedic practice in the north west of England. Like Yoga, Ayurveda shares the same philosophical background and is also aimed at creating health, using the tools of yoga amongst many other healing modalities to unlock human potential!


Mani Norland

Course Director: Mani Norland RSHom
Mani Norland is Managing Director of The School of Health and Principal of the School of Homeopathy. Mani trained as a homeopath with the School of Homeopathy. Mani is a founding member of Homeopathy Course Providers Forum and a founding member of the 4Homeopathy (the pro homeopathy group of 11 organsations in the UK). With this group Mani has been instrumental in the re-branding of homeopathy in the UK with the development of a new logo, celebrity campaigns and media intervention. Mani also teaches students in the 4th year about setting up in practice. In his ‘other life’ Mani worked in London as a brand and business consultant for over 10 years. He advised board level directors on business creation, vision and image. Mani is passionate about the positive promotion of homeopathy to the general public and has written many consumer facing articles on homeopathy and been interviewed on BBC radio several times.


Amanda Norland

Course Manager: Amanda Norland BA(Hons)
Amanda Norland is a Director of The School of Health. She is also Course Manager for the Homeopathy First-Aid Course. One of her principal roles is to look after the wellbeing of the students. Amanda is responsible for the The School of Health network of Tutors and Supervisors. She studied homeopathy at the School of Homeopathy. As well as running the business, she also nurtures her homeopathy practice. Prior to taking up her position with The School of Health, Amanda trained as a designer and worked in Bristol and London. Her role led her into talent management at 20|20, where she was responsible for a team of over 20 designers.


"I have felt very fortunate to have been part of this blossoming of yoga within the UK."

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Yoga Foundation Course

Yoga Foundation Course

Price includes:
Yoga Course
Units 1-8
Core books
Personal tutor
Tutor marking
Tutor group meetings
2 year study period (can be done in 9-12 months)
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