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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…

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…

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…