Archived Events

Om Yoga Show

19th May 2017 - 21st May 2017: Manchester

Congress 2017

7th April 2017 - 9th April 2017: University of Warwick

Details on pre-booking your place coming soon.

Om Yoga Show

25th March 2017 - 26th March 2017: Glasgow

Om Yoga Show

21st October 2016 - 23rd October 2016: London

DCT Weekend

9th September 2016 - 11th September 2016: Leicester University

Congress 2016

15th April 2016 - 17th April 2016: Warwick University

DCT Weekend 2015

11th September 2015 - 13th September 2015: Leicester

Congress 2015

10th April 2015 - 12th April 2015: Warwick Universisty

Celebrating 50 years of the British Wheel of Yoga

OM Yoga Show

24th October 2014 - 26th October 2014: Olympia National, London

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Zinal 2014 - Living Yoga

26th August 2014 - 29th August 2014: European Yoga Union

41st International Yoga Congress

Yoga is a living philosophy and as such is meant to be experienced. A philosophy that is separate from everyday life is worthless. The insights gained through the study of Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras and other sacred texts can be realised in daily life. Realisation in this context is the highest form ofknowing – knowledge through experience.
“Living Yoga” invites the individual to move from contemplation to living experience. Yoga offers us the tools to live consciously. Integrating Yoga into our lives brings stability, within ourselves and in society.
“Living Yoga” can be considered from many levels. At the most basic level “Living Yoga” simply means applying the theory, the method, the practice and the teaching of Yoga in our daily lives. On another level “Living Yoga“ is
an investigation into who we really are and living that realisation.

Guest of Honour - Sraddhalu Ranade

Sraddhalu Ranade lives and teaches at the Sri Aurobindo Ashram in Pondicherry, India, where he grew up in the care of late Sri M P Pandit. A scientist by training, he conducts workshops on Integral Yoga and Integral Education, and speaks on Indian culture, Science and Spirituality, Management, Yoga and Self-Development.
He is author of the widely acclaimed book Introduction to Integral Education.

Download Brochure here or visit the EUY Zinal Website -

Om Yoga Show

10th May 2014 - 11th May 2014: Manchester Central

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Congress 2014

4th April 2014 - 6th April 2014: Warwick University

The British Wheel of Yoga's Annual Congress will be returning to Warwick University on 4-6 April 2014. Please make sure you save the date.  The programme will offer over 80 sessions with leading tutors encompassing a wide variety of styles and approaches. 

The full tutor line-up will be announced in the autumn and bookings will open in January 2014.

Om Yoga Show

25th October 2013 - 27th October 2013: London, Olympia

The British Wheel of Yoga will be at the annual Yoga Show 

25, 26 & 27 October 2013, at London, Olympia
There is still time to register for your free ticket.  This registration system closes on Thursday 24th October 2013, all applications must be registered before this date. Registration after this date will not be valid.

If you are visiting the show you will find the BWY stand at E11.
This year Gill Lloyd will be giving a talk on the significance of OM in the Temple of OM on Friday 11.40.
Three of our teachers will be leading open classes for visitors to the show: 
Belinda Emberson
Day: Friday 25th October
Time: 1.15pm - 1.45pm
Area: Open Class 3

Louise Cashin 
Day: Saturday 26th October
Time: 12.00pm - 12.30pm
Area: Open Class 3

Katrin Heuser
Day: Sunday 27th October
Time: 1.30pm - 2.00pm
Area: Open Class 1
We would like to thank Gill, Belinda, Louise and Katrin for representing the BWY at this event.
We are also extremely grateful to all the volunteers who will be helping out on the BWY stand throughout the 3 days.
See you at the show.
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Teachers' Training Week 2013

15th July 2013 - 19th July 2013: Leicester University

Broaden Your Horizons with BWY Teachers’ Training Week

Inspiration, guidance and support for yoga teachers
  • Refresh your yoga practice
  • Be inspired by experienced tutors
  • Develop your teaching skills
  • Update your First Aid Certificate
  • Accrue your CPD points
Confirmed tutors include:
Peter Blackaby, Lesley Dike, Philip Xerri, Swami Pragyamurti Saraswati and Andrea Kwiatkowski

Who should attend?
  • Students 
  • BWY and other qualified yoga teachers
  • BWY Diploma and Foundation Course Tutors 
  • BWY Final Class Assessors 
  • BWY Members

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BWY London Festival

29th June 2013 - 30th June 2013: Central London

BWY London Festival 29th  and 30th  June 2013

Non-residential, convenient Central London location.

Celebrate the richness and diversity of yoga through two days of classes and workshops with some of the UK's leading teachers.

Sraddha – faith in the transformative powers of Yoga, is this year's theme, and a principle at the very heart of our practice.   Drawing on a diverse range of backgrounds and experiences, Festival tutors will offer unique perspectives on this theme.  Attendees can try new disciplines, extend  knowledge and deepen practice - the Festival offers  all this and more, for teachers and students alike

Go to and click on the Festival page for a full list of tutors, booking form and complete programme.

Book before the 15th March to secure the Early Bird discount and  first choice of sessions.

For further information and booking enquires please contact Sue Gallagher at
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BWY National Congress 2013

22nd March 2013 - 24th March 2013: Warwick University

Yoga for Health and Well-being

We are also delighted to confirm Satish Kumar will be the plenary speaker at Congress 2013.
  • 3 days
  • Over 20 highly-respected tutors
  • 80+ sessions
Full programme and booking form available soon
The 2013 Teaching Faculty includes:

Satish Kumar (Plenary Speaker)Swami Atma Sarawati
Be Insley
Bill Wood
Bob Insley

Carolyn Clarke
Colin Dunsmuir
Atamjeet Dawn Wesselby
Gillian Gee
Helena del Pino

Jo Manuel
Julie Whitehead
Lisa McRory
Paul Fox
Richard Adamo

Sam Settle
Tarik Dervish
Thomas Mueller
Zoe Knott
Andrea Kwiatkowski

Please note Congress is exclusively for BWY members so join today.

BWY Yoga Demonstrations at The 50+ Show

1st March 2013 - 2nd March 2013: Manchester Central

Previously known as the Retirement Show, this event is now called  the 50+ show to increase the wider prospective audience.

The British Wheel of Yoga Northwest Region is promoting the BWY at Manchester Central (formerly GMEX) on Friday and Saturday 1st  & 2nd  March 2013 with the help of our CEO Pierre Bibby and regional volunteers.

Sue Hargreaves and Christine Royle-Marsom have organised the regions volunteers on the stand and also the performances for the last four years and 2013 will be the fifth.

This year Emma Lloyd our new RO is giving a demonstration on the Friday with her students and Christine Royle-Marsom and her students will be performing on the Saturday.

Our stand helpers will be giving out BWY leaflets and advice on how to become a BWY member and the benefits, plus finding a class in your area. We will also provide help and information on BWY teacher training, foundation courses and module training.

It is a great day out, with lots of interesting stalls to see and also additional performances and workshops from other organisations.

Admittance is free is you pre-register for a pre-paid ticket (normal admittance price £10) - which also includes your free show guide magazine (normal price £3).

You can register on the show website

BWY North West Regional Day of Yoga and AGM

24th November 2012: Rixton with Glazebrook Community Hall

British Wheel of Yoga North West Region are holding a Regional Day of Yoga on Saturday November 24th 2012 at Rixton with Glazebrook Community Hall, Manchester Road, Rixton WA3 6JZ from 10 to 12noon and 1 to 3pm followed by the Regional AGM.
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Teachers Training Conference

28th October 2012: Yoga Show, London

Ever thought about taking your passion for yoga further? Join us for a taster session at the Teacher Training Conference at the Yoga Show. The British Wheel of Yoga offers the only nationally recognised Teacher Training Diploma at level four of undergraduate study, as well as personal development modules and a foundation diploma in a safe environment. Sample what to expect from our courses.

BWY London Regional Congress and AGM

13th October 2012: Dulwich Village, London

A practical and theoretical day of Yoga With Ruth Gilmore PhD

St Barnabas Parish Hall, 23 Dulwich Village, London SE21 7BT.

Download further information or visit BWY London

BWY South Regional Congress and AGM

7th October 2012: High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire

10am to 4pm at Highcrest Community School, High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire HP13 7NQ.

With Guest Speaker Alistair Shearer.

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DCT Weekend

14th September 2012 - 16th September 2012: Leicester University

As part of BWY's commitment to the ongoing professional development of its teachers,  BWY Diploma Course Tutors are required to attend a weekend dedicated to keeping their knowledge and skills up to date.  The  BWYT Committee has planned DCT Weekend to meet the mixed requirements of those who are running, or considering running, the Level 4 Diploma and those who don’t intend to do so, along with an  invited  keynote speaker.  Another feature of the weekend will be  an open-hearted get together for all called ‘Yogi’s Question Time’; along the lines of Radio 4’s Gardener’s Question Time with a panel of experts and a Chairman  questions such as ‘What is Kundalini?  Is it physical or in the mind.’  ‘Is Samadhi  the ‘G’ spot of the brain’.  ‘Does it really matter how Sanksrit terms are pronounced’ will be posed. We anticipate a lively audience/panellist interactive session with heckling and laughter, all controlled by the Chair.

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Teachers' Training Week

16th July 2012 - 20th July 2012: University of Leicester

Teachers’ Training Week begins at noon on Monday 16 and runs through to noon on Friday 20 July. The price includes accommodation in an en-suite single study room and all meals and refreshments. Each day there are up to six 90 minute slots, each offering  a variety of up to three sessions (some of which are repeated) which the delegate can choose from.

Experienced tutors cover a wide range of yoga related subjects, with the aim of deepening individual practice and passing on advice and guidance to teachers wishing to develop their own teaching experience and style. If you are a BWY teacher each hour attended can count as 1 CPD point, so it is possible to get all 15 points during the week.

Whilst the week is aimed at teachers, the sessions are sufficiently broad to appeal to practitioners who just want to immerse themselves in a week of yoga.

The tutors include Bob Insley, whose focus is making ALL yoga postures accessible; Angela Ashwin, who ties the asana work directly to the philosophical teachings of yoga; Dr Ruth Gilmore, who specialises in anatomy and physiology, as it relates to yoga; and Andrea Kwiatkowski, an advanced certified teacher in Jivamukti.


13th April 2012 - 15th April 2012: Warwick University

It wasn't difficult to spot the 423 BWY members who gathered at Warwick University for Congress. Their yoga mats and big smiles gave them away!

The rain held off as our intrepid yogis navigated their way around the campus, which was easier than choosing between the 36 excellent tutors and 100 yoga related sessions. With almost 150 hours of yoga practice on offer, our yogis definitely needed time out for food and shopping!

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