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Letters to Skills Active

Letter to the Vice Chair of the British Wheel of Yoga

An open letter to Shelagh Mackenzie BWY, from Satish Sharma, General Secretary, National Council of Hindu Temples (UK)
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We have questions for you Skills Active..

Dear Mr. Taylor,

I am contacting you on behalf of our members at Yoga Alliance Professionals, the largest Yoga teacher training accrediting organisation in the UK. We currently have over four thousand teacher members and over 250 training schools registered with us. Read More…

Peter Yates

SkillsActive is the Sector Skills Council for Active Leisure, Learning and Wellbeing; licenced and officially recognised by Government. Sector Skills Councils are independent, employer-led, UK-wide organisations and are committed to working in partnership across the four nations to create the conditions for increased employer investment in skills which will drive enterprise, create jobs and lead to sustainable economic growth. Read More…

Nick Elwell

Good morning.
I can confirm that there is no insurance issue with understanding the principles of Yoga or the qualification (by experience or certification) of those who teach it.
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Keith Ap Owen

Dear Ms Larissey,
Re: Proposed National Occupational Standards for Yoga
This open letter is not intended as a personal criticism, nor does it question your professional integrity. Neither is it directed at Skillsactive with whom I had a very pleasant exchange of views over a similar issue in the past. The purpose of this letter is to bring to your attention a matter which is not as straight forward as it looks, the proposed standardisation and regulation, under whatever guise, of Yoga.
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Satish Sharma

Hello Caroline,
Thank you for your reply from which I understand the following:

A decision has already been made to apply standards. The Steering Group will influence which standards.

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Christopher Gladwell

Skills active
It is a crime against yoga to set standards based on a fallacy.
Yoga is not a movement practice though it included body based work. It is a practice of self-development, self-awareness and cultivating clarity in daily life. Read More…

Swami Ambikananda Saraswati

Dear Ms Larissey,
Thank you for your letter addressed to our General Secretary, Dr. Samman, laying out Skills Active's position on Yoga teaching and NOS.
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June Skeggs

Hello Caroline
In response to your email below and the PDF document you sent to me which incidentally did nothing to reassure me about this process at all, I would like to make the following points; Read More…