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No-Sense: SkillsActive & BWY - do they dream the same dream?

I am being asked repeatedly to explain what is happening with the NOS (the BWY initiated and funded National Occupational Standard for Yoga being proposed by SkillsActive), so despite my saying I was going to have a day off, I have decided that it might be easier for me to post a summary of the slides from the NOS meeting so that everyone can see what is going on, which might stop them asking me about it!  Read More…
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The BWY and an NOS: Up To Standard?

Simon is a British Wheel of Yoga teacher and former BWY DCT

The long view of the British Wheel of Yoga - trying to claim Yoga teaching as its sole prerogative - will see this as no more than a tiny pimple of greed that will burst soon enough! Read More…
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Regulating Yoga Teachers? How About Regulating Yoga Cults, First?

Is yoga a sport? A therapy? A religion?
If you’re not a yoga insider and you listened to British Wheel of Yoga Director Paul Fox and British Hindu monastic Swami Ambikananda joust over these questions on BBC this Monday (time cue 2:50), you’d be none the wiser. Their prickly duet sang of a subculture-turned-industry that not only can’t decide which of the three it is, but for decades has based its mystique on the tensions between them. Read More…
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