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Now that I'm getting older I've discovered what my bad habits are and one of them is that ….I'm enjoying study and learning new things. I guess I've got to that point of life, in which I'd either change my career or buy a new pension plan and start making arrangements about my funeral. So I've chosen the first option.
This year I've enrolled in the Open University to start my psychology studies and the British School of Yoga (What? Who?) for a couple more. A little bit different I guess, as well as with a writing school for a crash course in becoming a successful writer or at least improving your writing skills if you got any of course.
So now I would like to introduce you to the British School of Yoga which isn't so much an online school but more like a home study course at your own time.
According to their description: "whether you want to start a new career, improve your job prospects or lifestyle, or benefit the lives of others, you'll find there's a BSY Group home-study course it help you achieve your goals".
Well I'm all for home based studies as I'm working at the moment full time to meet ends and bills so I've decided when accidentally ended up at their site to have a look at their range of courses. And I was very impressed.
They offer over 200 courses in subjects like Yoga - Alternative Health Therapies (Massage, Reflexology, Hypnotherapy, Aromatherapy, Psychic Development, etc), Stress and Counselling (Stress Management, Psychotherapy, Family Therapy, etc), Self Improvement, Management Studies ((Team Management, Time & Priority Management, etc), Sports and Fitness (Physical Fitness, Karate, Sport Massage, etc), General Interest (Parenting Skills, Social behaviour, Interior Design, Shamanism, Sociology, etc), Beauty Therapy, New Age Foundation Courses (Astrology, Palmistry, Tarot and Cartomancy, Feng Shui and many more) and of course Writing courses.
The courses have different levels from beginners to more advanced and the average for each course is usually between 6 to 12 lessons maximum. At the moment I'm doing two courses of ten lessons each.
The advances of doing home based courses are that you're taking your time to study and answer the questions at the end of each lesson. I have found the reading very easy and straight forward and all my return assignments have got no less than 98%. The tutors are very good as they tend to mark your assignments or answers very quickly and I get the next lesson usually less than a week after I send the last.
Some of the courses include one day of practise or training for which they will inform you very early so you've got plenty of time to book and get prepared.
The courses are at reasonable prices, between £145 to £180 and some of them a bit cheaper if the lessons of course are less in numbers. You can pay the whole sum in one go or in instalments by direct debit each month. Which usually works to about £60 for deposit and £20 per month. When you have successfully finished your course you get a certificate and then you can practice your new profession. You can enrol either on line or by post and pay the normal way either with a cheque or credit card.
There is also the BSY club, which if you join you get lots of discounts in books, workshops, crystals, herbs oils and many more.
At the moment I'm doing Aromatherapy and Crystal Healing and I'm looking forward to my training day in March. It feels like I've started a new way of living and earning and I've seen quite a few other courses in which I would like to have a go as well at some point in the near future. So I can see myself doing a bit of more studying with The British School of Yoga.
Many interesting and different subjects under one School, definitely I recommend it.
Brilliant. Contain infomation that even the school's website didn't cover!
tia_bailey 02.03.2003 23:29
Great op. I've been thinking about doing a BSY course for ages, and have now decided i'm going to enroll as soon as i finish school. Tia. x
CherylJ 31.01.2003 15:18
Very informative - thanks. Yoga is so healing. ps my mother studied psychology with the OU too and loved it. She is now completing her Masters and is a regular counsellor. People can begin new careers at any age! In fact, I am going to retrain as a nutritionist! Good luck.