Standards for yoga teaching or empire building?

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Yoga was recently in the mainstream media (BBC Radio 4's Today programme, the Guardian, the Daily Mail and iNews) over a plan for national occupational standards for yoga teacher training in the UK. The media would not usually report something which sounds rather dry unless there was a controversy, but before I get onto all … Continue reading Standards for yoga teaching or empire building?

Research shows therapeutic benefits of yoga

Recent research by the University of Sheffield has found there are many therapeutic benefits of yoga. The research was commissioned by the British Wheel of Yoga from the School of Health and Related Research. You can download or read a copy of the research findings from the BWY website, either as a summary presentation or … Continue reading Research shows therapeutic benefits of yoga

British Wheel of Yoga Congress 2012 – review

I attended my second British Wheel of Yoga (BWY) congress this year, held at Warwick University campus near Coventry, England. The congress is like a conference, only there's yoga sessions instead of lectures (although some of the sessions do feature lectures). As a relatively new yoga teacher I have found both congresses that I have … Continue reading British Wheel of Yoga Congress 2012 – review