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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…

Yoga, Safety, Religion and Neo-colonialism

A short while ago the process to introduce a National Occupational Standard (NOS) for the teaching of Yoga was initiated by the leadership of the British Wheel of Yoga (BWY) based on the claim that the teaching of Yoga is currently unsafe.  They have agreed to fund Skills Active, a quasi government organisation, to begin this process. 
During a recent Radio 4 interview when I called for evidence that would support this claim, the Chair of the BWY, Paul Fox, offered only anecdotes of unsafe teaching practices.  Read More…