BWY Approved Training Organisations - Come and Join Us
BWY has a reputation for excellence in its own yoga teacher training qualifications and it seeks to maintain diversity of teaching and tradition by offering recognition to the high standards of yoga teacher training offered by outside organisations. As a Sport England Governing Body for yoga, the BWY offers accreditation via a rigorous application process. In 2017 the name given to organisations that successfully complete this process was changed to Approved Training Organisation (ATO). Previously approved organisations have retained the title Established Accredited Groups (EAG).
BWY employs Amanda Jayne Buchanan one day a week as our Approved Groups Liaison Officer (AGLO) and she is there to support and assist our existing groups and potential organisations wishing to apply for ATO status. If you are interested in becoming an ATO, please email Amanda who will guide you through the process. You can contact Amanda on AGLO@bwy.org.uk.
Other benefits of being a BWY ATO include:
- Students who qualify via an ATO will become BWY accredited teachers,
- BWY accredited teacher membership has a range of benefits including: market-leading insurance, quarterly 'Spectrum' magazine, discounts on yoga equipment, access to BWY Congress, training days and free entry to the Om Yoga Shows.
- Linking to the BWY is an opportunity for information exchange, co-operation, networking and sharing good practice.
- BWY ATO status offers authority to the ATO qualification and REPs recognition (Register of Exercise Professionals).
There are currently 8 established groups acknowledged by BWY for a number of years as delivering excellence in yoga teacher training:
Our current Accredited Groups:
London Yoga Teacher Training (LYTT)
Our current teacher training course continues until October 2017; our next course will commence in 2018. The course meets monthly on a Friday and Saturday in central London. Founding directors are Chloe Fremantle and Anne-Marie H Zulkahari; 2015-17 course directors are Anne-Marie H Zulkahari, Cara Bowen and Lisa McRory; faculty includes Peter Blackaby, Lesley Dike, Neville Cregan, Christiane Kerr, Ruth Polden, Sarah Linsey and Bridget Thornborrow.
Mandala Yoga Ashram is an internationally renowned centre of yogic science. It is dedicated to presenting the breadth of yogic teachings, including meditation and philosophy, to all those who are sincerely looking to awaken joy and bring a greater quality and depth to their life. Mandala Yoga Ashram is an independent institution which is not affiliated to any religious beliefs or sects; it is only concerned with awakening the intelligence and potential which exists innate in each human being. It is one of the few authentic ashrams outside of India.
Telephone: +44 (0)1558 685358
Satyananda Yoga has been taught in UK & Ireland for over forty years and our teachings are those of Bihar School of Yoga in India. We impart the techniques propounded by Swami Satyananda and Swami Niranjanananda which include not only asana, pranayama & Yoga Nidra but also the cleansing practices of hatha yoga and a vast range of meditation techniques.
Teach Yoga offer BWY Accredited and Yoga Alliance Teacher Training Courses, together with Therapeutic Yoga training, workshops and retreats.
Teach Yoga was founded in 2001 by Elena Voyce PhD, who was a pioneer of Therapeutic Yoga in the UK and is well known for her unique system that combines Ancient Wisdom with principles of rehabilitation and modern science, making it one of the safest, transformational methods available. She is joined on the course by tutors who are experts in the fields of asana, pranayama, meditation, anatomy and physiology. Senior course tutors include Swami Saradananda and Krishnaa Devi, who is also one of the only Sanskrit Scholars in the UK.
Our training is about much more than pieces of paper. The investment that you make in it is also an investment into making true progress with your yoga journey, opening up new opportunities for yourself in life and taking a course that is designed to give you the practical tools and experience necessary to prepare you for a fulfilling teaching path.
Over the past fifteen years, Teach Yoga has evolved whilst keeping the core values of integrity, precision and sincerity consistent. As the school and tutors have grown, our vision has widened and we have been able to combine our years of experience to deliver what we feel is the best training course that we can offer in order to give you optimal guidance on your journey to becoming a Yoga Teacher.
Since 2012, TSYP www.tsyp.yoga has been bringing together those
Our aims are:
- The dissemination of Sri Desikachar’s authentic teachings, as he received them from his father Sri Krishnamacharya, as we received them from him and as they continue to be revealed through his immediate associates.
- The application and adaptation of these received teachings to the individual and collective needs of those who wish to benefit from this singular tradition.
For this reason we maintain close links with the Krishnamacharya Yoga Mandiram www.kym.org which was founded by Sri Desikachar in 1976 in honour of his father.
The backbone of TSYP is teaching and training; to both practice and teach all aspects of yoga, including Mantra, in the light of Sri Desikachar’s vision and tradition. Attend any of our activities – to be found on the Events Page of www.tsyp.yoga – ranging from teacher-training, through introductory courses, retreats, day seminars, 1:1 tuition and therapy and group classes, and you will always discover Sri Desikachar’s unique, specific and highly consistent approach to Yoga.
Telephone: 020 7449 3151
Yoga Academy (YA)
The Yoga Academy offers BWY accredited, Yoga Alliance US and Yoga Alliance UK registered foundational teacher trainings as well as ongoing training for teachers. All courses are held at residential venues. The foundational training is not specific to any one contemporary school or style of yoga, but offers broad based education in yoga, offering a sound platform of knowledge in lesson planning and teaching methodology, applied anatomy, pranayama, relevant yoga philosophy and subtle anatomy. Ongoing training is offered as study immersions of different length with a focus on specific topics that enhance teachers’ teaching skills, inspire their futher education and develop their personal practice. For further information: www.theyogaacademy.org & email@example.com
Yoga Satsanga Ashram is an authentic Yoga teacher training school run in an ashram style as yoga was taught in ancient India, living with the Guru (one who leads us from our darkness or ignorance towards the light of eternal truth or 'sat') in a highly structured routine of Yoga sadhana (practice) which includes:
- Karma yoga
- Mantra chanting and understanding the meanings of the sanskrit verses
- Study of parts various scriptures including the Yoga Sutras codified by Maharishi Patanjali, Bhagavadgita, Vedas, Hatha yoga Pradipika and many other relevant scriptures
- Bhakti yoga or devotional singing to your aspect of divinity
- The yogic respective on the body alongside modern understanding of anatomy and physiology
- Satsanga or contemplation an discussion of the vast science of yoga philosophy and the culture of its roots
Our courses: 300 hours, 500 hours, Pregnancy and Children's Yoga.
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