Would real yoga governance mean shutting down most teacher trainings?

One piece to this story about how England — like virtually everywhere else — lacks real oversight of yoga instruction and training caught my eye:

The BWY is the official governing body for England, appointed by Sports England, but this fancy title comes with no power, only recognition amongst those in the know.

If Paul had the power to go into training institutions around the county he said he would likely close 75% of them down.

That’s a pretty strong indictment, albeit from someone who’d stand to benefit from getting more power to approve or disapprove of teacher trainings.

Beyond that the story touches on mostly familiar territory.

On the opposite end of the yoga spectrum, the Washington Post has a series of pretty wonderful photos of Himalayan holy men in yoga poses. Click here.

Posted by Steve

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Two Ashtangis write about their practice and their teachers.

One thought on “Would real yoga governance mean shutting down most teacher trainings?”

  1. Do not make the error of equating “governance” with quality or safety. All it really means is licensing, and that is exactly what the article reveals – government force placed into the hands of petty bureaucrats with an axe to grind. Yoga has remained free of this horror so far, and muddying the language in the dialogue only serves those who would destroy that freedom.

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