HOW MANY STUDENTS HAVE YOU INJURED?!

Mr Fox, spokesperson for the British Wheel of Yoga (BWY) has claimed that the proposed standards will help to minimise injury caused by poor yoga teaching. The insurance company that we use to insure our members is Balens.  Balens has looked back over the last 10...

Where are you Skills Active??

Dear Skills Active We have not heard from you for some time. Why have you not replied to our letter addressed to your CEO Ian Taylor? It was sent Recorded Delivery on the 11th November and emailed to you on the same day. You have not even had the courtesy to...

We Have Questions for you Skills Active…

11th November 2016   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...

Our VIEW – National Occupational Standards for Yoga

  Yoga Alliance Professionals (YAP), the largest accrediting body for yoga training courses in the U.K., has standards which far surpass anything to be expected from Skills Active, an organisation more at home within the hairdressing and beauty sectors than the...

National Occupational Standards for Yoga?

This is an initiative of Skills Active.  Skills Active are a charity with several commercial subsidiaries. They consist of seven sectors: sport, fitness, outdoors, playwork, caravans, hair and beauty. In their last audit in 2014, they made a loss of £322,503, while...

Where have all the adjustments gone?

Once Upon a Time in the East, if you were lucky, you got adjusted. And I mean ADJUSTED. During my 5 month stay at Pattabhi Jois’s old Shala, I was adjusted at least three times each morning, and always in the drop back to Urdhva Dhanurasana. Some mornings I hoped I’d...

Why Our Studio Started Using Video Marketing…

We asked Union Yoga Studio manager and Senior Yoga Teacher, Nawajyoti a few questions on why they started video marketing as part of their marketing strategy.   How long have you been working as a yoga teacher? I have been working for over 30 years as yoga...

Is Print Advertising Worth It?

  Print advertising is developing a new and creative relevance in marketing communications. It’s true that digital marketing is where is it at (specifically video marketing is the current area of growth) …however does this mean that print advertising is dead? No,...

Why is it important to find a YAP accredited yoga teacher?

By asking a simple question, you can determine whether a teacher has had good quality training AND whether they continue to do further training. “Is your teacher a Yoga Alliance Professionals teacher”? Finding a ‘good’ yoga teacher can be...